Why Zack Kopplin Is Losing Ground In The War Against Creationists

For the past eight years, 21-year-old Zack Kopplin has been fighting to keep creationism out of Louisiana’s science classrooms. Despite a series of setbacks and the feeling that he’s continually losing battles, Kopplin still feels he’ll win the war. We spoke with him to learn more. » 5/04/15 3:28pm 5/04/15 3:28pm

Do We Love Zombies Because We Hate Our Lives?

From TV (The Walking Dead) to movies (Warm Bodies) to video games (Plants Vs. Zombies), we're surrounded by dead-eyed, decaying undead creatures. In the early 2000s, it was clear that zombies were having a moment; that moment has lasted over a decade. And one researcher — Clemson University's Sarah Lauro — believes… » 3/11/13 4:00pm 3/11/13 4:00pm

Polyandry Is Actually Way More Popular Than Anthropologists Have Led Us to Believe

If you knew anything about evolutionary biology, you'd know that polyandry, the practice of taking more than one husband, is an evolutionary aberration in human social structures because all human social structures would look exactly like lion prides or gorilla troops if nature took its proper misogynistic course. Men… » 2/02/13 3:00pm 2/02/13 3:00pm

How to Support Breast Cancer Research Without Supporting Komen

Susan G. Komen for the Cure has become a bloated Cancer Awareness McDonald's that offers more swag and socialization opportunities than cure. But just because Komen's managed to portray breast cancer as a feathery pink celebration of sisterhood and not a disease best fought with patient empowerment and scientific… » 2/13/12 5:20pm 2/13/12 5:20pm

Sexting, Jeggings, And The Other Fake Words That Are Now Real

Now look what we've gone and done. This is why we can't have nice things: The Oxford Dictionary has just inducted a slew of new words into their holy pages, and out of the 400 hundred new additions, a handful of them were in sound smack-my-head territory. » 8/18/11 3:20pm 8/18/11 3:20pm

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