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Entries by Cara Santa Maria from 03/2012

AGNES Suit Adds Fifty Years To Your Age (VIDEO)

Posted 03.05.2012 | Science

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Is Animal Research Worth It For Robotic Prosthetic Hands? (VIDEO)

Posted 03.07.2012 | Science

2012-03-07-Screenshot20120307at9.06.58AM.jpgWhen it comes down to it, aren't we mostly debating an arbitrary line that's been drawn in the sand with what is and what isn't acceptable in animal research?

Rush Limbaugh And Birth Control: Anti-Science On The Airwaves (VIDEO)

Posted 03.07.2012 | Science

2012-03-08-Screenshot20120308at8.35.48AM.jpgRush Limbaugh made some comments this past week that raised more than a few eyebrows. In addition to being anti-woman, what he said is fundamentally anti-science.

Gary Marcus: Guitar Zero And The Science Of Learning (VIDEO)

Posted 03.09.2012 | Science

2012-03-12-Screenshot20120312at9.01.42AM.jpgDo you want to learn how to play an instrument but think that you "can't teach an old dog new tricks?" Then you'd be interested in what Gary Marcus has to say.

Pi Day: A Celebration From Talk Nerdy To Me! (VIDEO)

Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

2012-03-14-Screenshot20120314at1.11.56PM.jpgToday is March 14, also known as 3.14, also known as Pi Day. Geeks around the world will unite today to celebrate one of the most unique and beautiful constants in all of mathematics.

During Demise Of Dinosaurs, Early Mammals Had Reason To Smile (VIDEO)

Posted 03.15.2012 | Science

2012-03-16-Screenshot20120316at2.18.41PM.jpgAlthough humans never walked with dinosaurs (you hear that, Santorum?), some of our earliest ancestors seem to have done so.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: 'We Don't Know What's Driving 96% Of The Universe' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.16.2012 | Science

2012-03-19-Screenshot20120319at10.31.42AM.jpgFrom intelligent alien life to our stellar origins, how to think outside of the three-dimensional box to what baffles one of the great thinkers of our time, this was a conversation I won't soon forget.

Scopes Monkey Trial Revisited: Tennessee Is Still Officially Anti-Evolution As Science Education Bill Passes (VIDEO)

Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

2012-03-21-Screenshot20120321at2.33.10PM.jpgMonday evening, a new bill was approved by the Tennessee Senate that will protect teachers who wish to promote "alternate" scientific theories. What does this mean for the students?

Sex Talk On 'The Point' (NSFW VIDEO)

Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

As the Science Correspondent here on HuffPost Science, I am sometimes offered the opportunity to appear on radio, television, and internet shows to ta...

What Happens When You Die? (VIDEO)

Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

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The Mind Of A Mass Murderer: Charles Whitman, Brain Damage, And Violence (VIDEO)

Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

2012-03-28-Screenshot20120328at10.35.41AM.jpgOn August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman murdered his mother and his wife before traveling to the campus of the University of Texas, climbing inside the tower, and killing fourteen others.

Earthquake Warning Systems: Preparing For The 'Big One' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

2012-04-03-Screenshot20120403at9.26.01AM.jpgI spoke to Dr. Thomas Heaton to get a clearer picture of what early earthquake warning systems are and how they can save lives.