The Rock Stars of Science Photos

GQ magazine is playing host to an awesome photo spread called the “Rock Stars of Science” in its latest “Men of the Year” issue. The campaign began last June and you can see the older photos here. The new pics are being unveiled today for the first time. The goal is to get people excited [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins Answers Questions and Reads His Hatemail

Richard Dawkins agreed to answer the most popular questions for him at Reddit. They were asked and voted upon, and now Dawkins has responded with this video: Hatemail sounds so much cooler when read with a British accent [Read more...]

An Encouraging Editorial In Support of Science

I know it’s Asheville, North Carolina and not a city in the Deep South, but I’m still very encouraged to see an editorial like this in the Citizen-Times… and very troubled to know who’s running for the state House of Representatives in Buncombe County: When asked whether the General Assembly should be involved in the [Read More...]

Cross-Branding Science Teacher Drops Lawsuit Without a Settlement

It’s been a while since I’ve written about John Freshwater, the middle school science teacher who was accused of burning crosses into his students’ arms and teaching Creationism. Since his firing in 2008, he’s been on “unpaid administrative leave pending an appeal.” On Thursday, though, Freshwater dropped his lawsuit. Freshwater had sought $1 million in [Read More...]

Who Should Win Harvard’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism?

For the past few years, the “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” has been given out by the Harvard Secular Society on behalf of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the American Humanist Association. The first year, the award went to author Salman Rushdie. The second award went to lead singer of Bad Religion, [Read More...]