Geneticists Slam Study Claiming Schizophrenia Is Eight Disorders

Last month, a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry made international headlines by claiming that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but rather a group of eight distinct genetic disorders. Now, ten leading geneticists say this extraordinary claim isn't justified by the data. » 10/01/14 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

Jane Goodall On The Importance Of Empathy In Science

In a recent interview with NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, legendary primatologist Jane Goodall upends the boring and, frankly, dishonest myth that researchers are cold, dispassionate, robot-like, and unfailingly objective, with some compelling points in support of empathy in science. » 10/01/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

The Hidden Patterns Created by Animals in Flight

Designer Eleanor Lutz used high-speed nature footage, Photoshop, and Illustrator to map the wingbeats of five different species. The result is a visually arresting confluence of art and science that reveals the patterns hidden in animal flight. Trust us on this one – you'll want to see this. » 10/01/14 5:20pm Today 5:20pm

A Movie About Sex, Computers and Growing Up, Inspired by Carl Sagan

The plot arc of Jason Reitman's new film Men, Women, and Children was inspired by Carl Sagan's famous "Pale Blue Dot" speech from Cosmos. Like that speech, the movie is about how we are all just a bunch of self-important monkeys on an insignificant rock floating in space. And that's why we need each other so much. » 10/01/14 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

David Mitchell's Bone Clocks Is A Fantastic Successor To Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas was a brilliant, confounding book that brought together a host of times and places into an interlocking story of oppression and self-discovery. It's hard to imagine how anyone could top that — but his new novel, the somewhat more cohesive The Bone Clocks, may have done just that. » 10/01/14 4:37pm Today 4:37pm

Bill Nye: The end of Creationism is nigh

Bill Nye the eponymous Science Guy was in Toronto "Canadia" today as part of Planetary Radio's We See Thee Rise: The Canadian Space Program, and appeared on Global's The Morning Show to talk space and Europa and evolution (and make weird noises!). His debate with Ken Ham, and the topic of creationism vs evolution… » 10/01/14 7:02pm Today 7:02pm

Move Over, Noah. Ridley Scott's Exodus Is THE Biblical Tentpole Of 2014

Why is Ridley Scott's Exodus movie different from all other movies? Because it has Christian Bale as Moses, shout-acting and growing a Duck Dynasty beard as he unleashes locusts, alligators and blood splatters on Egypt. Because it has insanely widescreen Biblical effects. Because it looks insane. » 10/01/14 3:02pm Today 3:02pm

Name Your Own Price On This Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, MySQL, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 4/22/14 12:27pm 4/22/14 12:27pm