The proper response to the Charlie Hebdo murders is not to jail "blasphemers" of any persuasion, whether they hold a pen or a microphone.
For anti-Christian snarksters, there's absolutely nothing good that can be said about Christianity, so they encourage a blanket dismissal of centuries of Christian thought, literature, art, culture, and science.
That first Christmas was a precursor to the science-fiction convention used over and over again in Doctor Who, Star Trek and every "galaxy far, far away" -- a "rip in the time-space continuum" -- as infinity takes on finitude, as the creator of the stars embraces a body made of stardust. Flesh and blood, this earthy God.
So far there haven't been very many progressives willing to stick their head out there and say they're willing to take on Team Hillary. I understand that the Washington media is saying that she can't be beat. That's hilarious. Isn't that exactly what they said in 2008?
Going into space is not really a scientific endeavor at all. It may be done for any or all of political, commercial, sociological -- even spiritual -- purposes, but it isn't too much about science. We need to separate our thinking here.
In a most unexpected way, physics has started to criticize its own sense of reality. Noted figures are speaking out against other noted figures, and heads are being knocked.
Very few events of this magnitude happen in the skeptic and atheist communities. Sure, there is the always-awesome American Atheist Convention, which ...
You're there texting your bestie and an overwhelming sense of glee sweeps over you. What to do? Say it with an emoji, of course.
This week the world marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the most audacious and globally significant accomplishment in human history. Sadly, since the final Space Shuttle mission three years ago, our nation has lost our ability to return humans to space.
By better examining our thinking through a more scientific process and softening our internal and external response to failure, we are better able to continue our journeys in personal growth in order to advance ourselves, those around us and, hopefully and ideally, mankind.
Food security has to do with farmers farming. If the farmers make money, the farmers will farm!
The religious right has been freaking out about Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos for what feels like an eternity. And, while the theological complaints seem laughable for their rancor and predictability, it's time we thought harder about what they represent.
Bill Nye walked the blue carpet at Samsung's Hope for Children Gala and talked with us about his support for The Planetary Society, the importance o...
For the 3rd year in a row, What's Trending has partnered with Hope For Children to broadcast live from their annual charity gala, Hope for Children. T...
Real treatments are published, peer-reviewed, and independently verified over a number of years in order to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Cancer is tricky, because we can't at this point cure it, and that scares many people into thinking that's because traditional treatments don't work, when really it's just the best we can do at this point.
It seems like my friend Neil deGrasse Tyson has done it again: He has dismissed philosophy as a useless enterprise and actually advised bright students to stay away from it. It is not the first time Neil has done this sort of thing, and he is far from being the only scientist to do so. But in his case the offense is particularly egregious.