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Of ice and men

Of ice and men

This week: the perils of privilege, the whitening of pot, invisible galaxies, Modi's dark victory, and what freezing does to language.

A (follow-up) guide to Australian denialism

A (follow-up) guide to Australian denialism

Australia has its fair share of those who reject scientific consensus (and common wisdom).

Are Alan Jones and Co responsible for science denialism?

Are Alan Jones and Co responsible for science denialism?

Or are Jones and his ilk more likely to influence politicians, rather than change minds within the general population?

What kind of evangelical is Scott Morrison?

What kind of evangelical is Scott Morrison?

What type of evangelical is Scott Morrison? The overnight Christian who sought God for practical reasons? Or is he the true believer, who got the faith young, and sees it as the core organising principle of his world?

The amoeba theory of politics in Australia

The amoeba theory of politics in Australia

An obsession with the writings of an pioneering naturalist led to the question: what if politicians are just like amoeba?

How denialists Kenny and Bolt royally screwed up reporting of climate paper

How denialists Kenny and Bolt royally screwed up reporting of climate paper

Wrong again, fellas. Master's student in sustainability Tom Allen helps Andrew Bolt and Chris Kenny understand basic climate science.

Taxpayers fund scientific research, but the resulting data is kept secret

Taxpayers fund scientific research, but the resulting data is kept secret

Giving open access to already-used data has some key benefits, writes biologist Allen Greer.

What glows in the dark and has four penises?

What glows in the dark and has four penises?

Crikey intern Rachel Robertson takes us through 10 of the oddest animals recently discovered.

The supermoon is a super lie

The supermoon is a super lie

There's a bad moon on the rise -- or at least, an enormous tide of ignorance when it comes to reporting on very common astronomical occurrences.

What do scientists make of Catalyst’s reinvention?

What do scientists make of Catalyst’s reinvention?

A review of Catalyst found staff had low morale and felt unsupported by management. The show will be completely reworked next year -- but the scientific community is split on whether that is a good idea, write Anthea Batsakis and Myriam Robin