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A couple of years ago, at a massive conference of neuroscientists — 35,000 attendees, scores of sessions going at any given time — I wandered into a talk that I thought would be about consciousness...

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In 2011, Dr. Pawan Sinha, a professor of vision and computational neuroscience at M.I.T., published his answer to an almost-four-hundred-year-old philosophical problem. The philosopher William...
Jupiter's moon Europa sports a chilly version of plate tectonics. The icy shell that encases the moon has sections that slide beneath each other in a similar way to Earth's continents and ocean...
Skeptical Science invited 97 of the world's top climate scientists to each write a short paragraph explaining why human-caused climate change is overwhelmingly accepted by the scientific community....
It was one of the key events in the evolution of animals – and now it has been replayed in the lab. Evolutionary biologists reared air-breathing fish on land for eight months and found that the...