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Your Last Chance to Ask Candidates a Science Question

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.03.2016 | Science
Matthew Chapman

Nothing impacts modern life more than science and yet the candidates are rarely asked questions about it and almost never mention it in speeches. This is a neglect of almost insane proportions. Even children know this.

Marriage Equality and Science

Matthew Chapman | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

It's worth noting that the decision to make same-sex marriage a nationwide right in America owes a big debt of gratitude to science. Without science, this Supreme Court decision might have been delayed another century until mere decency prevailed over the entrenched forces of American fundamentalism.

The Most Important Debate in the World -- and You Can Be Part of It!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

It will be the most important debate in the history of modern America. The time to start working toward it is now. Done once, it will become an institution, first here and then across the planet.

Survey Reveals Big Happiness Gap Between Liberals, Conservatives

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.11.2014 | Science

Are your political beliefs making you miserable? And when it comes to being happy, who has it better--conservatives or liberals? It's complicated, ...

Are Liberals Their Own Worst Enemy?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.22.2013 | Science

Are liberals their own worst enemy? A new study suggests that may be the case, with its examination of why some political movements succeed and others...

Politicians Should Think Like Scientists, Physicist-Congressman Says

Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 09/26/2012 01:14 PM EDT on LiveScience Global warming, counterterrorism efforts that profile M...

Why Republicans Deny Science: The Quest for a Scientific Explanation

Chris Mooney | Posted 03.12.2012 | Science
Chris Mooney

An increasing body of science suggests that we disagree about politics not for intellectual or philosophical reasons, but because we have fundamentally different ways of responding to the basic information presented to us by the world.

The Power of Science

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Dr. Dean Ornish

As we move into an era of politics in which facts seem increasingly irrelevant, the scientific method requires scientists to defend their work. And although scientists can often be as resistant to new ideas as anyone, the process of science ensures that good ideas and theories prevail.

Science Has the Answer -- Depending on the Question

Michael D. Fayer | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Michael D. Fayer

In making her decision on Plan B, Kathleen Sebelius did not say that the FDA's science was wrong or that she had her own experts who disagreed with the FDA. She was making a policy decision, not a scientific decision.

A Timely Cabinet Appointment for Science

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence M. Krauss

One Presidential appointment that is likely to be overlooked by pundits, but, for the long-term health of our economy, is equally important to include in this set is that of Presidential Science Advisor.

Why won't the VA provide service dogs for wounded warriors?

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

NEADS Inc. is a non-profit that trains service dogs. One of its current programs is called Canines for Combat Veterans. The dogs can perform amazing...