Feb 14, 2014 — Twenty-six percent in a survey of 2,200 people conducted in 2012 answered that the Sun revolves around the Earth, and fewer than half correctly answered a question about human origins.
Jan 10, 2014 — Astronomy professor Alicia Soderberg is turning the final moments of stars into music. In doing so, she's learning just how different the supernova explosions can be.
Dec 12, 2013 — Harvard graduate students testing preschoolers who got music training said they could not establish a link between the exposure and improved IQs.
Dec 6, 2013 — Last week commentator Alva NoŽ drew readers' ire by suggesting that there is a conflict between science and both religion and common sense. He takes another stab at the matter here.
Nov 25, 2013 — The little flier mimics the movements of a sea creature — and that makes it even more stable in the air that some robots based on the way insects and birds move, researchers say. Their work may lead to tiny drones that are used for studying pollution.
Nov 25, 2013 — What would you get if you challenged Ph.D. students to explain their work through dance? You'd get this: 31 creative, fun, silly and educational videos. Let's salsa to some serious research!
Sep 25, 2013 — Entelognathus primordialis, which lived some 420 million years ago, is the earliest known creature with a modern jaw. It could upend our understanding of how jawed vertebrates evolved.
Sep 19, 2013 — The U.S. has had poet laureates, who seem to have worked out well, promoting poetry to the masses. But a bill to similarly sing the praises of scientific discovery and get more young people considering science careers is falling victim to politics.
Sep 9, 2013 — Why can't believers and nonbelievers have civil conversations about their disagreements? Commentator Tania Lombrozo calls for creating charitable ground, space where supporters of both science and religion can talk openly about their beliefs without fear of recrimination.
Aug 12, 2013 — Religion offers existential and emotional benefits that science can't seem to match. According to Commentator Tania Lombrozo, there's a tension in nature and science between beauty and bleakness. Can a scientific, naturalistic worldview be as fulfilling as religious belief?