Leading a Law to Extinction: Endangered Species and the GOP
In its first few weeks in power, the Trump administration has already targeted NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Parks Service, and the USDA. Now they’re after the Endangered Species Act. The Endangered Species... Read More
Advancing Humanist Technology for the Paralyzed
Last week researchers at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience announced that a woman suffering from an advanced “lock-in” stage of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), is now able to successfully... Read More
Empowering the Black Community through Science, One Church at a Time
It’s a cringe-worthy phrase many skeptics have heard: “I don’t believe in science.” Our faces drop. Our eyes roll. We let out a deep sigh. It’s an all too common sentiment in our majority Christian... Read More
What’s the Buzz about Dying Bees?
Seven species of wild bees indigenous to Hawai’i have officially been classified as endangered species by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. This means that they are protected by the Endangered Species Act, which requires... Read More
Rethinking the Ingredients for Human Life New research suggests same-sex couples (or even individuals) may someday be able to produce their very own offspring
It looks like the church may be in for yet another rude awakening over its belief that life begins at conception, that is, when the egg and the sperm merge. Researchers from the University of... Read More
Is Populism a Threat to Science?
American scientists have reason for optimism. A large majority of Americans agree that science has made the world a better place and that federal funding for science is a good thing. But we also have... Read More
Mining the Moon: Will Lunar Resource Competition Spark Future Wars?
Many rejoiced last week when the Moon Express became the first private spaceflight company to receive clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to land on the moon. After decades of stagnation, progress towards further... Read More