The cinema space is abuzz over The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but not just over Bilbo Baggins and his ensuing adventures against the legions of Sauron. Let’s peek behind the curtain at Peter Jackson’s unorthodox frame rate choice.continue reading
An updated study from MIT brings us closer to solving the largest extinction event of our planet’s history.
Carl Sagan’s passion for science and skepticism is alive and well in this rallying call to future generations.
International intrigue is on the loose again in this fast-paced novel set in the lead-up to World War I.
The latest Pew poll finds that more conservatives than ever reject evolution.
In this handy distillation, James Payton, Jr. addresses some of the common misreadings of the Reformation–its ideas, its context, its trajectories–that so abundantly reside along the shoals of modern Protestantism.
In The Vision Revolution, I wade into some of the fascinating research being done on the story behind human vision.
A series of recent studies promises to pile additional layers of complexity onto the already heavily ramified field of genomics. In the NY Times, Carl Zimmer introduces us to evidence that will change how we think about the human genome.
It’s always a joy to be introduced to creatures that show us firsthand how much stranger reality truly is than fiction. Unlike cryptids like Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, Chupacabra, the Mongolian death worm or Loch Ness, the bobbit worm is horrifyingly real.
For more than a decade, Rebecca Skloot layered herself into the Lacks’ story, befriending and forging deep bonds with Henrietta’s children and cousinry. This is the culmination of her efforts to inject a human component into the longstanding scientific mystique surrounding HeLa.