Is Science Fiction Science?
Popular visions of the future.
Cyberpunk -- a prediction of the future.
In "No Maps for These Territories," cyberpunk star William Gibson says he
is reflecting current reality disguised as science fiction.
Utopian visions from Kim Stanley Robinson.
Science Fiction After the Future Went Away: a feature by Ken MacLeod.
Can We Believe in Both Science and Religion?
Metanexus online forum on science and religion.
One of the most thorough critiques of the Intelligent Design argument.
Intelligent Design meets Artificial Intelligence. Proponents of "Intelligent Design" claim information theory refutes Darwinian evolution. Modern physics and artificial intelligence research turn their arguments on their head.
Stephen Pinker says our fate lies not in our blank slates, but our genomes.
How Does the Autistic Brain Work?
The search for an autism gene
Cure Autism Now Site, the most active US organization for finding a cure for autism
Autism Society of America on what causes autism
How Weird is the Cosmos?
Discoveries are revolutionizing our picture of how the cosmos came to be.
The cosmos gets complicated.
Mysterious tales and legends to fill the active mind.
Microbes - Friend or Foe?
Anatomy of an epidemic.
Germology: the everyday science of germs.
How Does Order Arise in the Universe?
The origins of galaxies.
Nature's patterns -- and Pollock's art -- find beautiful order in chaos.
Beautiful fractal patterns arise from chaos.
Why is Music So Significant?
Are brains wired for music better built to last?
Will music yield up its mysteries to science?
"Fractal music" captures sounds of chaos.
Will Computers Take a Quantum Leap?
What promise do quantum computers hold?
How quantum computers work.
The Centre for Quantum Computing.
Does Psychiatry Have a Split Personality?
Talk therapy can change brain chemistry.
Does contemplation work as well as medication for psychiatric patients?
Online information center on mental health.
How Does Basic Science Defend America?
New technologies man the front lines of war.
The Defense Department is looking for a few good mechanical insects.
Robo-rats could be drafted for rescue work.
Is Consciousness Definable?
Dolphins recognize themselves in mirrors.
Can brain science explain why you're you and not someone else?
Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona.
Is the Universe Full of Life?
Life in Extreme Environments -- the link between our place and outer space, Antarctic and Europa.
PDF file of an NSF workshop on Lake Vostok and the problems of drilling there.
LA Times Feature on thedrilling program and search for ancient life.
New Scientist news report.
Humans on Europa -- a plan for colonies.
Can Religion Withstand Technology?
"Science and Spirit" connects science and religion.
Can science conquer Kansas?
Nature may explain Oracle's insights at Delphi.
Testing New Drugs: Are People Guinea Pigs?
NCAHF Position Statement on White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The BMJ's short guide to tools for rating the quality of health information on the internet. (Requires registration.)
People entering medical trials face uncertain risks.
A look back at the Tuskegee Syphilis study.