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By Rafe Sagarin / On January 10th, 2013

Some of the best science stories seem to emerge in a three step process.  Step 1: Someone points out an error in your thinking, or you can’t let go of a nagging feeling that somehow you are wrong about what you think your data are telling you. Step 2: In...

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By Admin / On October 11th, 2012

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By Rafe Sagarin / On September 4th, 2012

I don’t often endorse late-summer-multiplex-popcorn-with-butter-like-topping fare, but Premium Rush is, for what it is, phenomenal.  It’s true, if you watch the...

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By Rafe Sagarin / On August 21st, 2012

“Big Data” is getting big coverage. For example, this recent column in the New York Times that captures...

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By Jason Leppig / On August 17th, 2012

This week's #forewordFriday comes from two authors that want to expand the methodological toolbox used by...

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By Admin, Jason Leppig / On August 7th, 2012

This week's pick is from Assistant Editor, Erin Johnson.

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By Rafe Sagarin / On July 26th, 2012

Andy Revkin, who writes the dot Earth blog for the New York Times posted an article on Facebook which describes an apparent link between...

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By Admin / On October 30th, 2009

Last year comic actor Ben Stein bamboozled evolutionists with his anti-evolution movie "Expelled!". He hoodwinked evolutionists, even Richard Dawkins, into appearing in a movie that attacked them. Now Kirk Cameron -- Mike Seaver in the 80s sitcom ...

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By Jonathan Isham / On June 29th, 2009

Today, hundreds of citizens are on the forefront of the climate movement; 20 years ago, in the summer of 1989, the fight against global warming had only two well-known spokespeople: Senator Al Gore and NASA Scientist Jim Hansen.  (Bill McKibben, now at...

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By Anthony Barnosky / On April 3rd, 2009

I admit it. In my heart of hearts, I'm hoping for the best. Those scenarios of climate change we see splashed across the newspapers and magazines include a wide range of possibilities, and I keep my fingers crossed that we'll end up closer to the best...

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