Good on science — geography, not so much

It’s worthwhile taking a look at’s piece and online picture gallery on the conversion of the Homestake Gold Mine to the Sanford Underground Laboratory, a physics lab that, among other things, will help look for so-called dark matter. It seems, though, that the science and uniqueness of the site left the reporter needing to […]

Book Review: God’s Brain by Lionel Tiger and Michael McGuire

Religion has been with us as long as there has been human civilization, if not longer. Conversely, for as long as there has been human civilization, religion has been a battleground, both real and theoretical. Even today we see it in fanatics killing those with whom they disagree or the advent of the so-called “new […]

Retracting 11 years of bogus science

What has proved to be an ongoing controversy today had a major portion of what little legitimacy it had taken out from under it. The Lancet, a British medical journal, today “fully” retracted a February 1998 article linking the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination to autism.

According to The Lancet‘s editor, it was “utterly […]

Moon loses some of its shine

Given developments in technology and other issues confronting the world, no one should probably be surprised. Yet considering the state of technoogy when it occurred, it’s a shame that even in the last decade the moon landing has lost some its shine.

According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, fewer people today list space […]

Medicine’s black helicopters come to town

Black helicopters — a symbol for conspiracy theorists and, for lack of a better term, wackos. Sadly, the U.S. has become a wellspring of goofy claims and theories and one of the more prevalent ones hit Sioux Falls this week.

Evidently, about 200 people showed up Thursday night to hear a Canadian physician, Dr. Andrew […]