CDC Says Mask Up

February 1, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control issued new rules Friday, effective Tuesday, requiring masks on nearly all forms of public transportation and private ride-sharing services—and makes refusal to wear a face-covering a violation of federal law.

Mueller Report Lands, Triggers Dissonance

March 25, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued his report on the two-year investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. He found no evidence for indicting anybody. Leading Democrats now say that doesn’t matter.

SciFriday: Westworld and the Nature of Reality

April 27, 2018

Season 2 of the HBO series Westworld debuted this week. It’s well done and will attract a lot of attention, but it frames questions of reality and free will in a way that excludes a supernatural worldview.

SciFriday: The Little Ice Age

March 23, 2018

From the Great Plague of London to the Netherlands becoming a world power: How climate change between the 13th and 19th centuries shaped world history.

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