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Over Time, Nuclear Power Would Kill Fewer People Than Petroleum
James Hansen, climate change researcher and activist, is retiring from NASA, but not without making some new waves.
Shakespeare: Hoarder, Playwright, Fake? A Physicist Turns To Statistics For Answers
In the absence of solid evidence, statistics can help you decide for yourself.
Climate Change Belongs In Classrooms, Say New National Science Education Guidelines
Only 1 in 5 students currently say they understand climate change from what they learned in school.
The Drama Over Project Encode, And Why Big Science And Small Science Are Different
In a novel form of peer review, a biologist has given an colorfully fiery critique of a genome research consortium. Here's why.
Tesla Vs. The New York Times, Round Two: Elon Musk Publishes Reviewer’s Data Log
The Times's writer claimed Tesla's network of charging stations wasn't much help in the cold, but the company says that's not true.
Scientists 3-D Print With Human Embryonic Stem Cells
They hope to create 3-D tissues and organs using stem cells as the "ink."
Which Is Worse: The Study About Women Voting With Their Hormones, Or The Trolly Story About It On CNN?
"There's almost no way to stop [the study] from being spun into the 'war against women' story," coauthor Vladas Griskevicius says. Is he right, or was the study the problem?
CNN Pulls Controversial Story Suggesting Women Vote With Their Hormones
The study linked women's ovulation cycles with how they would vote at the polls.
Life Abhors Arsenic, Even In Extremis
Another study casts doubt on the famous arsenic-life findings, showing the bacterium actually grabs phosphorus wherever it can be found.
Rape Results In More Pregnancies Than Consensual Sex, Not Fewer
Fact-checking Todd Akin