As a boy, I never understood why little green men would be attracted to human females (as in Mars Attacks!), especially where the reverse was not true. I was older before I realized these stories […]
RC Lewontin’s short collection of essays “Biology as Ideology” was formative for me. As you might expect of a nearly 30-year-old book, parts of it have not aged well. His rant against the Human Genome […]
Those who compulsively hate on what’s popular never think that’s what they’re doing. Like the paranoiac who believes his tin foil hat is all that saves him from the government machine, these people legitimately confuse […]
“But what does it mean?” Of course you know that’s what my folks said. But they listened. They’re always good like that. Some of you will recognize the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which I’ve had […]
Brilliant new work by “Breath Art,” previously featured here.
The eminent neuroscientist Jaak Panskepp, who pioneered the study of emotion in mammals, is famous for, among other things, tickling rats in the lab to make them laugh, but his work wasn’t a joke. He […]
Buried underneath a brick warehouse, and near another that had been into upscale shopping was an enormous spherical chamber made entirely of the heavy industrial steel of a bygone era. Two hemispherical sections were joined […]