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The man who proved Stephen Hawking wrong

He grew up in grinding poverty and was forever in trouble at school. So how did Leonard Susskind become one of the world’s greatest physicists?<p>The day that Leonard Susskind decided he was not going to follow his father into the family plumbing business, his parents were appalled. “My father was a …

Male sexual orientation influenced by genes, study shows

Genes examined in study are not sufficient or necessary to make men gay but do play some role in sexuality, say US researchers<p>A study of gay men in the US has found fresh evidence that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes. Scientists tested the DNA of 400 gay men and found that genes on …

Opinion: Confronting Creationism

Comments<p>Posts: 1<p>February 8, 2014<p>Ken is “dour”? Watch the ABC TV Nightline program and see what he’s really like: …

A Facebook Life

On Facebook, life begins at conception. “We’re expecting!”, your parents post. You don’t have fingers but you’re already accruing likes. A shared sonogram means hundreds have seen you before you’ve even opened your eyes. You have a Facebook presence despite lacking a physical one.<p>Think about that …

Watch this: Bill Nye debates evolution with the founder of the Creation Museum

Bill Nye debated the founder of the Creation Museum tonight in a move that he hopes will promote scientific literacy in the United States. The popular science enthusiast and television host agreed to argue the origin of species with Ken Ham in an event livestreamed on YouTube and CNN.com. …

The chastity bra that only opens when you find true love – or so they say

Japanese lingerie brand has unveiled a 'smart bra' that claims to 'know how women truly feel', remaining locked until its wearer falls in love<p>The stakes are getting increasingly high in the battle for the weirdest piece of wearable tech. After wifi-detecting hats and smartphone-charging wellies, it …

Teenage hacker creates next-gen crypto-platform

Most people think of bitcoin as a form of money, if they think of bitcoin at all. But 19-year-old hacker Vitalik Buterin sees it as something more -- …

Oh, yeah! Scientific, geek, God slam!!! CW Brown

Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

Are racists dumb? Do conservatives tend to be less intelligent than liberals? A provocative new study from Brock University in Ontario suggests the answer to both questions may be a qualified yes.<p>The study, published in <i>Psychological Science</i>, showed that people who score low on I.Q. tests in …

One of God’s Special Children damns me to Hell

Cory Hall, who left a link to his website in his comment (posted here) is a classical pianist with a few things to say about evolution:<p>LOL! No, I …

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Poll Shows Americans Have Little Faith In...

Poll Shows Americans Have Little Faith In Scientists, Science Journalists<p>How much faith do Americans have in scientists and science journalists? Not …

Check Out This Rapper With Atheist-Themed Lyrics

December 21, 2013 by Hemant Mehta<p><b>Gary Gibson, Jr.</b>, who previously released a hip-hop song about God, has a new song out called “Blackout” and it’s …

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