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Muslim clerics hold a lot of power. As interpreters of the Koran, they issue religious rulings, or fatwas, that can sway millions of people. Yet in the study of religious extremism, remarkably little work has been done to determine why some clerics become radical and others do not. Show More Summary
What you believe about the similarity between human beings and animals may reveal more than you thought.
Earth's atmospheric CO2 will soon touch, if briefly, a milestone. Are we premature in marking it?
Lawrence M. Wein says the best way to save the most lives would be to deliver food only to the children most likely to benefit from it. Other scholars have praised his approach.
Beth McMurtrie, at the International Studies Association conference in San Francisco, talks to Erica Chenoweth, whose forthcoming book explores a surprisingly nurturing environment for terrorism.
Neglect of the threat of global warming today leads to "a second Dark Age" in the West by 2041. But oddly the authors seem to suggest that there's little we can do to avoid that fate.
Colin Purrington says his work was plagiarized. So why is he the one getting sued?
Researchers thought they knew why wolves on Michigan's Isle Royale were in decline. It was predator-prey dynamics. Or was it climate change? Or genetic inbreeding? And should steps be taken to save them?
Using three-dimensional printing technology to fabricate parts promises to revolutionize the expense of some research, according to a new study from Michigan Technological University.
A philosopher's new paper concludes that would-be parents cannot possibly predict what a child will mean to their lives. But social-science research tells a different story.
A forthcoming study suggests that there is a gap between what atheists say they believe about God and what they really believe. And a related question: What are atheists for, anyway?
Once you get past the inflated rhetoric, the field still exudes a revolutionary vibe, with new tools popping up and high hopes for real-life applications.
Explanation by analogy may give the illusion of conveying complex science to the public, but in the case of synthetic biology, that technique may be hurting an entire field.
The biologist Peter Turchin, a believer in a quantitative approach to history, charts its ups and downs over a century. "This time," he says, "we will not fade away!"
Scientific outlines of global warming have remained relatively unchanged for decades. Climate scientists, however, armed with better satellites and long-term data, continue to refine their understanding of the jogs up and down that typify the planet’s surface temperature, which can remain flat for years at a time before rising again. Show More Summary
When did humans begin to account for the rise in carbon dioxide?
Uncivil remarks in online articles about research can raise doubts about the underlying science, says a report presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting.
The new publication, "Clinical Psychological Science," provides a high-profile home for interdisciplinary research that pushes the study of mental health in new—and curious—directions.
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vaccine was working, one critic called the evidence mixed. He also said the CDC wasn't paying enough attention to the dangerous illness.
Nietzsche or Wittgenstein? Plato or Aristotle? Hobbes or Hume? Top thinkers name a dream team.