Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Ever wonder why humans cry? A professor of behavioral neurology answers some questions, and helps give us a better understanding of how a feeling in our guts can come out as water in our eyes.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Our common ancestor was seen trying to cajole the box office attendant at the Cherry Lane Theatre earlier today. But the imposing mammal was turned away -- apparently even the animal that led to all of us needs ID when picking up will call tickets.
Monday, April 01, 2013
This is the moment all you placental ancestor lovers have been waiting for: we're down to the final two pop culture monikers for the little hairy beast. Who'll it be? Schrëwdinger (is she our oldest common ancestor, is she not), or Mancestor (the ancestor of man)? Cast your ballot below, and keep an eye out for these two common ancestors on the street, trying to grab your vote...
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Broadcast Times: Saturday 6am, 93.9FM, Saturday 2pm on AM 820 and Sunday, 8pm on AM 820
On the fundamental question--evolution or creation? -- Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, while 61% of Americans believe we have evolved over time, 22% believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31% on the side of creationism. For some, modern science debunks many of religion's core beliefs, but for others, questions like "Why are we here?" and "How did it all come about?" can only be answered through a belief in the existence of God. Can science and religion co-exist? Our debaters are Lawrence Krauss, Michael Shermer, Ian Hutchinson, and Dinesh D'Souza
Monday, March 25, 2013
Out of over 1,000 potential names for our hypothetical placental ancestor, there are only four (FOUR!) left.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Something amazing is about to happen: you can claim a little piece of history by naming our long-lost common ancestor. We're not kidding -- the scientists who discovered the creature want your help, so we're holding a contest. Go!
Monday, January 21, 2013
In 2008, Louisiana passed the Science Education Act, a law that allows schools to use supplemental materials when teaching evolution and global warming. Critics like activist Zack Kopplin argued that the law allows teachers to promote creationism.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Unpacking the History of the French-Algerian Conflict | Technology, Safety, the Boeing 787, and the Future | One Student's Quest to Stop the Teaching of Creationism in Louisiana Schools | New Movie Releases: 'Mama,' 'Broken City,' 'The Last Stand' | President Lyndon Johnson's Legacy Ahead of Barack Obama's Second Inaugural
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Science writer Neil Shubin discusses a scientific mystery as big as the world itself: How are the events that formed our solar system billions of years ago embedded inside each of us? In The Universe Within, Shubin explains how fossils, the Earth’s position, and the universe’s fourteen-billion-year history can be seen in the human body.