Celebrating the great science communicator ... while being realistic about how much things have changed since the days of the Cosmos series.
Psychologist Alison Gopnik explains why babies are so much better than adults at learning new things.
Jonathan Haidt on the psychology of politics, the emotions behind the Tea Party — and why as a self-described centrist, he thinks a Republican crackup may be coming.
Experts have come a long way in trying to figure out which messages can successfully open minds and move public opinion. There's just one problem: They disagree about whether the message everyone's using actually works.
Randy Schekman, one of this year's Nobel Prize winners in medicine, says access to affordable, publicly supported higher education was crucial to his success. Can today's scientific talent even afford to pursue a career like his?
A new study from Media Matters shows just how far Fox News has strayed from reality on climate change.
How climate skeptics and the media -- with a little inadvertent help from scientists themselves -- forged a misleading narrative.
The scientist and explorer warns that the oceans are “not too big to fail.” But she also says we may be growing wise enough to save them.
Alan Weisman, bestselling author of "The World Without Us," tackles the world's exploding human population in his new book, "Countdown."