It’s popular to write about the self-evident importance of Judeo-Christian religion to the development of modern civilisation. But Agoston finds this unconvincing and in this piece tries to explain why.
Why is it that strident assholes who’re usually proven wrong in the end triumph time and time again in competition with intelligent nuanced decency? Merton Futon speculates about this strangely irrational truism.
The response to cultural “offences” in the name of Islam is generally “on message” in a tribal way but this tribal reaction to the Muslim world and its anti-Islam rhetoric is a bad choice. It’s only going to make things worse.
Many wild salmon populations in British Columbia (B.C.) have experienced substantial declines over the last three decades. New UBC research published in FACETS helps chart a course towards better protection of wild salmon.
A researcher reports evidence of a gall-forming aphid defending itself against predators, a first for the species, Mordwilkoja vagabunda. The insects inject saliva into leaf stalks, inducing the plant to form small growths called galls that the aphids live inside.
Labels like indica, sativa and hybrid—commonly used to distinguish one category of cannabis from another—tell consumers little about what's in their product, and could be confusing or misleading, suggests a new study of nearly 90,000 samples across six states.
An international study provides the first global evaluation of all terrestrial vertebrate species that have not been declared extinct and identifies more than 500 species considered to be "lost"—those that haven't been seen by anyone in more than 50 years.
A new University of Michigan study that forecasts the impacts of expanding roads and a planned railway on endangered tigers in Nepal's Chitwan National Park has yielded important findings that can aid conservation efforts.
Using the eyes and ears of public volunteers can stretch the reach of science, according to a new analysis from Erica Stuber from the Department of Wildland Resources and the Ecology Center. Stuber and a team of researchers examined the accuracy of information produced by citizen science apps for monitoring bird populations. They compared publicly-produced data with officially tracked numbers from monitoring programs and found that with some refinement, data from citizen scientists could offer a lot of utility for researchers.