Whether it's posting pictures of breakfast cereal or "liking" a Change.org petition on immigration reform, Facebook has become one of the primary vessels through which we express sentiments and emotions. In some ways, that's deeply problematic -- and even Facebook knows that. Which may explain why ... More >>
$1.9 million to study lil' old me? Scientist says he's putting people to work -- and compiling vital environmental dataEarlier this month, Republican Senators Tom Coburn (whom you haven't heard of) and John McCain (whom you have) fired off a 74-page compendium of what they claim are the most wast ... More >>
A church that celebrates Darwin? How highly evolvedIt was former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who asked "Is man an ape or an angel? I, my lord, am on the side of the angels." Yes, that's where that expression originates. Lesser known still is that this was Disraeli's artful way of saying ... More >>
The music of Caroline, or Change may tell more of the story than its words do
Arts gadfly Jonathon Keats tries to map the one true Lord on the genetic tree of life via fruit flies, prayer, and KGO radio
By Lessley Anderson
Darwin's Finches wonders what'd happen if humans lived outside any "natural" habitat
When people learn that Pedro Ordenes, 55, has swum to or from Alcatraz 126 times, or that he crossed the Strait of Magellan in 39-degree water, they often joke about his sanity. That's before they hear about his idea to swim the Bering Strait.
The "X Plan," a draft of Muni's hopes for the future, offers a glimpse of transit utopia
A provocative theory called "intelligent design" claims evolution is hogwash. But it's not the usual religious zealots leading the latest attack on Darwin. It's scientists and professors at Cal.
UCSF's Paul Ekman, a national expert on the science of lying, helps police (and journalists) determine whether perps (or presidents) are practiced prevaricators
A scientist wonders what the inscrutable snake has to teach us
Orchid collectors, watch your back. Uncle Sam knows what you're up to.