Carly Fiorina did a 4-minute riff on climate change. Everything she said was wrong.

by David Roberts from Vox.com Katie Couric recently interviewed Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, and the subject of climate change came up. They discussed it for over four minutes, likely marking the longest any national GOP political figure has spent talking about climate change in the past five years. Conservatives are delighted with Fiorina’s performance.…

Atheists Are as Emotionally Healthy as Believers

by TOM JACOBS from Pacific Standard Is being a believer beneficial to one’s mental health? That’s the conclusion ofmuch psychological research, which points to both the social support of belonging to a congregation, and the stress-reducing qualities of knowing that a larger force is looking out for you. But a newly published study challenges those beliefs. Analyzing answers provided…

Climate Deniers Are Coming for Your Children

by JEFF TURRENTINE from Pacific Standard Every now and then you come across a statement by a public official that is so ridiculous, so perfect in its unabashed wrongness, you have to read it a few times to fully appreciate it as a work of demagogic art. My current favorite in this category comes courtesy of…

Students who use computers frequently at school do worse

by Quentin Fottrell from Market Watch Even the best technology won’t replace good teaching. Even countries that have invested heavily in computer technology for education have seen no noticeable improvement in their performances for reading, mathematics or science, according to a new report — “Students, Computers and Learning: Making The Connection” — of 15-year-old students…