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Gregory E. Kaebnick
The Church has always had a vexed, somewhat aggrieved relation to dogs and their status as things to be blessed or sanctified.
Getting government grants for research is harder than ever. Our system is breaking down.
Anti-vaxxers need to relax.
Global warmning doesn’t register highly among Americans’ environmental concerns.
Stephen Ansolabehere, David M. Konisky
Protests against a new waste management system signals a turning point in Chinese environmentalism.
Brain images are ubiquitous and compelling, but the science behind them is not.
Dole used a pesticide that rendered banana workers sterile. Why is it so hard to litigate?
The newest report sees nothing illegal about warrantless collection of Americans’ international calls and e-mails.
The Making of an American Folk Song
At last, a unanimous Supreme Court decision in which the Justices agree with... me.
The buffer zone decision is wonderfully logical but also divorced from real experience.
Nicholas Wade's A Troublesome Inheritance is scientifically dubious and blind to its racist implications.
Philip N. Cohen
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Joseph J. Fischel
Shellyne Rodriguez, Billy Anania
David Theo Goldberg
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