More Reasons To Stop Watching Animal Planet

You already knew that Animal Planet had a way of distorting reality. They present documentaries about the existence of mermaids and Bigfoot and only barely acknowledge that it's all nonsense. But now evidence is mounting that some of the shows they air actually harm animals. » 3/24/14 5:48pm 3/24/14 5:48pm

Popular Science has turned off comments. Here's why that's a bad idea.

Citing research on the general awfulness of internet commenters, Popular Science has decided to do away with its comments. Over at Boundary Vision, University of Calgary science education researcher Marie-Claire Shanahan offers clear, compelling reasons why she disagrees with this decision.
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On the importance of storytelling in science

Many of you have probably heard of Story Collider, a traveling show (and weekly podcast) that features compelling stories about science. Each story is unique in its own way. Some are hilarious. Others are gut-wrenching. But they're all stories – and that quality, more than anything, is what makes them so consistently… » 6/12/13 4:40pm 6/12/13 4:40pm