Spurious Correlations is the virtual embodiment of a useful rhetorical cudgel: correlation does not equal causation. Sift through its data sets, and you'll find all sorts of statistics that can be mapped
You'd never guess to look at us, of course, but men are sensitive. When researchers at Purdue University, Indiana, asked a man to open a door for a random sample of men and women, they found that the who'd
Days after a wide-ranging debate on creationism and evolution between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, the event is driving an online conversation. Themes of belief and literalism, logic and faith — and, for some,
An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast. When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself.
Young minds are often portrayed as stews of hormones and impulse; but the decisions they make are often deeply rational and deserving of greater consideration. I once counseled a 17-year-old, I’ll call
With the Super Bowl in sight, we look at what makes some people accept superstitious beliefs and others reject them. The Super Bowl is this Sunday, which means millions of fans and gamblers alike will
Lung in a box. Very cool. To extend the time an organ can last before it’s transplanted into a recipient, engineers have developed the Organ Care System — which is essentially a box pumping blood and to