articles tagged: communication
do dogs hold the answer to the mysteries of social evolution?
# science

do dogs hold the answer to the mysteries of social evolution?

Scientists studying how communication and cooperation evolves are turning towards dogs to shed light on long-standing mysteries.

no, no, you should fear jargon
# science

no, no, you should fear jargon

Jargon is useful, but not when you're tying to explain the fundamentals of your work.

are neutrino beams the wi-fi of the future?
# tech

are neutrino beams the wi-fi of the future?

Can we improve the throughput of a wi-fi signal with neutrinos instead of radio signals? A team of researchers thinks so.

skeptics get a wag of the finger from phil plait
# science

skeptics get a wag of the finger from phil plait

Phil Plait urges skepticism in moderation and without harsh criticism. By using rather hard criticism of skeptics on the front lines.

thanks for your concern, but we’ll be fine…
# politics

thanks for your concern, but we’ll be fine…

Frank Swain's criticism of skeptical bloggers has some good notes, but largely misses the broader point of what skeptical blogging is all about.

the science of confirmation bias
# politics

the science of confirmation bias

People are reading more articles with which they agree, and are twisting satire and humor to fit their existing worldview, even when they're told they're being mocked.