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May 11, 2012

SCIENCE OF POLITICS

Major New Genetics of Politics Study

A new study concludes that in all likelihood, there isn’t going to be any one gene to explain political ideology–the phenomenon is going to be polygenic, and very difficult to study.

May 2, 2012

POLITICAL PSYCOLOGY

Conservatives, Psychology, and Disasters

We’ve all heard the saying, “never let a crisis go to waste.” Dylan Otto Krider, in a guest post, describes differences between liberals and conservatives in the way they view disasters and policy goals.

April 25, 2012

PSYCHOLOGY

Emotional Logic: How We Think (Without Thinking)

Guest blogger Dylan Otto Krider discusses the power of intense emotional experiences to shape our prejudices and stereotypes, sharing a personal experience that occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

March 21, 2012

SCIENCE EDUCATION

Is Tennessee on the Verge of Another Monkey Trial?

Both houses of the Tennessee legislature have now passed an anti-evolution and anti-global warming (and anti-cloning) education bill, and the Tennessee Science Teachers Association is already calling the bill “very likely unconstitutional.”

February 29, 2012

CLIMATE SCIENCE

A Call For Supporting Michael Mann

“Although not initially of his own choosing, Michael Mann has been the most important, resilient, and outspoken warrior in the climate battle–responding to threats and persecution with courage and resolve every step of the way.”

November 8, 2011

PODCAST

What’s Bill Nye the Science Guy Up To These Days?

Ever wonder what Bill Nye the Science Guy has been up to since he left teaching science to children on his popular TV show? Chris Mooney of The Intersection had a chance to catch up with him and find out.

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