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Higher Education’s Internet Revolution Edward Tenner 12/26/2013
The biggest surprise about Massive Open Online Courses is how conservative they are.
Scientific Groupthink and Gay Parenting Richard E. Redding 12/18/2013
The controversy over a recent study on gay parenting illustrates a sociopolitical groupthink operating in the social scientific community. Scientists should go where the science takes them, not where their politics does.
The Arctic Becomes a Hot Spot Alan W. Dowd 12/08/2013
The main source of global energy reserves and geopolitical tensions could shift in the not-too-distant future from the Middle East to the Arctic. Here’s why.
The Climate Change Climate Keeps Changing, but the Carbon Tax Is Eternal Benjamin Zycher 12/03/2013
Confronted with more data that contradict climate change orthodoxy, climate change alarmists still advocate a carbon tax, but with new rationales.
Tomorrow's Technological Breakthroughs: Hiding in Plain Sight? Edward Tenner 11/28/2013
A look back at the Depression era reminds us to be skeptical of the technological pessimism of some leading economists today — few people foresaw just which inventions would be most momentous.
Smoking Kills, and So Might E-Cigarette Regulation Gilbert Ross, M.D. 11/20/2013
Smoking is a leading cause of death, and cessation treatments are largely ineffective, yet regulation threatens a promising new technology that might help smokers quit.
The Kremlin's Propaganda Campaign and Russia's Regression Leon Aron 10/24/2013
The Kremlin is addressing Russia’s economic problems by dusting off Soviet-era propaganda and policies. The resulting paranoia and intolerance are bound to yield a toxic harvest when the regime falters or loses control outright.
The 'Science' of Global Warming, Part 2 Benjamin Zycher 10/08/2013
Context and clarity are needed to understand the UN IPCC's latest report on climate change.
The 'Science' of Global Warming, Part 1 Kenneth P. Green 10/07/2013
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report is a document intended to further the narrative of catastrophic man-made climate change.
The Value of Scientific Prizes Edward Tenner 10/02/2013
As the number of prizes for scientific achievement rises, the debate over their effects on scientists and science continues.