Scientific American

The Citizen Scientists Among Us

David Suzuki | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Thanks to the Internet, citizen science is a more powerful tool than ever before. Beyond providing valuable research, citizen science is a fun way for people to engage with nature and learn about the world and their place in it. Regardless of their reasons or level of involvement, all citizen scientists help us gain a better understanding of the world and our place in it.

Don't Blame Science if Women Don't Want You

Christopher Lewarne | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living
Christopher Lewarne

An article published in Scientific American this week demystified a commonly held colloquialism -- Rachel and Ross knew it, Monica and Chandler certainly knew it: men and women can't be "just Friends." Nomenclature aside, men carry certain chromosomal differences from women. It's why our balls drop and our voices get deeper. It's not why we get to be douchebags and blame Darwin for our douchebaggery.

It's Okay to Say "I Don't Know" to Our Kids

David Suzuki | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Having answers to our children's questions is not enough. If we want societies that provide the maximum benefit for the most people over the longest time, and if we want to find solutions to the challenges and problems we've created, we must teach our children and ourselves how to find and evaluate answers objectively. Making science education a priority is an important part of that.

Many Inoculated Against Science In Understanding Schizophrenia

Marvin Ross | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada
Marvin Ross