Life


The greatest impediment to learning occurs when we think that we already know. Celebrate ignorance! We learn--and scientific knowledge progresses--only when we recognize what we do not know. "I don't know" may be three of the hardest words to say, but they may also be some of the most powerful. Not knowing drives us to explore what we don't know and what we don't know we don't know about life, the universe, and everything. Science itself is the action of confronting our ignorance. Our work here is all about asking the questions that will help us diminish our ignorance. Knowing things helps us ask better and better questions about what we do not know.

Questions No One Can Answer Scientifically

How to Teach Science

Our Anti-Science Congress

"I Don't Know":

   What's Really Warming the World?

   Why Have the Last 3 Years Been the Hottest on Record?
   Is Climate Change Behind Louisiana Flooding?
   Can We Use Tardigrade Proteins to Protect us from Radiation?
   Does Shooting Predators Save Livestock?
   Evolving to Stay Together?
   When Did Life on Earth Begin?

   Are Tapeworms Good For Your Brain?
   Does Stress Create Healthy Fat?
   Will Climate Change Kill more People than AIDS?
   Weight Loss Surgery: Is it the Knife or the Microbes?
   What Kind of bacteria Live Deep Under the Ocean? It's Like Going to Pluto and Finding McDonald's'
   Do Different Enzymes Give Us an Energy Boost?
   Can Bacteria Detect Cancer and Diabetes?
   Can We Use the Immune System to Fight Cancer?
   Can Tasmanian Devils Change an Entire Ecosystem?
   Could Daycare Cause Cancer?
   Are (Spider) Zombies Real?
   How Did the Zebra Get His Stripes?
   Could Vaccines Make Diseases More Deadly?
   How do Chemical Bonds Work?

   How Many Words Do You Know?

Understanding Science = Understanding the Most Pressing Issues
   Science Confronts Congress
   From Paris to the classroom
   Good sources
   Quack Watch
   Real Time Air Quality Map

   Brain Eating Amoebas
A Frog-Eating Plant and Many Interesting Links

Literature Research
   The Anatomy of a Google Search
   How to Read a Scientific Paper