Mark Wilcox

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A controversial tool that lets scientists rewrite DNA just achieved a major milestone

On Thursday, Science Magazine announced the gene-editing technique won its Breakthrough of the Year Award, beating out other events such as the discovery of Homo Naledi, a previously unknown ancestor to humans and the Pluto flyby, which allowed scientists to get an up-close view of Pluto and its …

The Myth of “Meditation” & Why it does Not Work.

<i>“Only when the mind is tranquil—through self-knowledge and not through imposed self-discipline—only then, in that tranquility, in that silence, can</i> …

Poland’s new government raided NATO-affiliated counter-intelligence offices in the middle of the night

<i>This post has been updated and corrected.</i><p>Poland woke up today (Dec. 18) to news that officials from the country’s new right-wing government tried to enter NATO-affiliated counter-intelligence offices in Warsaw after midnight, using a copied key and accompanied by military police, in order to …

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Near-Death Experiences: What Happens in the Brain Before Dying

In the moments before death, the heart plays a central role, conventional wisdom says. That is, as the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing, …

The Creationist Freak Out Over The Pope's Evolution Speech Has Begun

In a speech earlier this week, Pope Francis declared evolution and the Big Bang theory to be real. His comments, while not completely unprecedented …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Top 15 Plato Quotes

And, what, Socrates is the food of the soul?<p>Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.<p>—Protagoras<p>Unnamed friend: And is this stranger really …

Kirk Cameron's "Crocoduck" Came Back To Bite Him In The Ass

A few years ago, ex-teen heartthrob Kirk Cameron went on <i>Fox News</i> as a pitchman for young-Earth creationism. Claiming there were no transitional …