No, Fox News, dinosaurs did not fart their way to extinction

Did dinosaur flatulence on the part of sauropods like Apatosaurus warm the Earth? Possibly. At least, that's the main takeaway from a paper published in the latest issue of Current Biology. » 5/07/12 4:00pm 5/07/12 4:00pm

An Easy $300,000 for Sense of Wonder in a Box

The Templeton Foundation is paying $300,000 to University of Central Florida to build a rocketship-simulator, so they can study whether "the spiritual experiences described by astronauts are primarily caused by the various views of the earth and the vastness of space." Over at Pharyngula, P.Z. Myers subjects this… » 1/09/12 4:40pm 1/09/12 4:40pm

Can Ray Kurzweil's Rosy Predictions Stand Up To Fact-Checking?

When the Singularity arrives in 2045, Ray Kurzweil will finally be infallible. Until, then, however the famous futurist's meat brain has made some ludicrously inaccurate predictions, as Newsweek magazine pointed out recently. Kurzweil has sent an angry letter to the magazine, to try and clear his name. » 6/01/09 1:40pm 6/01/09 1:40pm

Expelled Conspiracy Revealed!

We knew there was something going on, and at last night's press screening of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, we found out just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Yes folks, the rumors are true — the stars, producers and even the film's financial backers are pushing a pro-neo-subliminal-Darwinist agenda in a bid to… » 4/11/08 9:46am 4/11/08 9:46am