Science in Society’s Updates

  • Taking Our Eye Off the Ball — Why Is Science Suffering in the Modern Age?

    Image Courtesy of Morguefile | Article Link |

    A recent survey from the Pew Research Institute revealed troubling trends in how science is doing, and showed that the public and sc...More

  • Seeds of Doubt: An Activist’s Controversial Crusade Against Genetically Modified Crops.

    Image courtesy of Ajay Tallam / Ekabhishek / Wikimedia Commons | Article Link | Michael Specter

    Early this spring, the Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva led an unusual pilgrimage across southern Europe. Beginning in...More

  • Voyager Scientists Disagree On Whether Craft Has Reached Interstellar Space

    Image courtesy of NASA / Wikimedia Commons | Article Link | Brid-Aine Parnell

    While some scientists on the Voyager 1 mission team are fairly certain that the spacecraft has left the sphere of our Sun’s influence and reache...More

  • Why Do Republicans Always Say ‘I’m Not a Scientist’?

    Image courtesy of Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons | Article Link | Jonathan Chait

    Asked by reporters yesterday if he accepts the scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming, John Boehner...More

  • Made of Maths?

    Image courtesy of Justus Sustermans / WikiMedia Commons | Article Link | by Jeremy Butterfield

    There is no doubt that the history of science, and especially of physics, provides countless illustrations of the power of m...More

  • An Interactive Guide To The Fourier Transform

    Image courtesy of Ethan Weil / Wikimedia Commons | Article Link | by Kalid Azad

    Rather than jumping into the symbols, let's experience the key idea firsthand. Here's a plain-English metaphor:

    The Fourier...More

  • When Nature Looks Unnatural

    Image courtesy of Liftarn / WikiMedia Commons | Article Link | by Sean Carroll

    Nothing makes scientists happier than an experimental result that completely contradicts a widely accepted theory. The scientists who first inv...More

  • The Mammoth Cometh

    NYTimes | Original Article | by Nathaniel Rich

    Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening — and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad

    The first time Ben Novak saw a passenger pigeon, he...More

  • Everything is a Target—Full Text of Interview with Peter Galison | Original Article | by Maryan Monalisa Gharavi

    My interview with Peter Galison was published in The New Inquiry’s Shelter issue. Below, at almost double the length of the published version, is the full, uncut text

    New Inqu.....More

  • The Most Amazing Science Discoveries You May Have Missed | Original Article | by Melia Robinson and Melissa Stanger

    While these stories may have not made Science's 'Top 10 science stori.....More