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Entries by Cara Santa Maria from 09/2012

Why Do Men Have Nipples?

Posted 09.04.2012 | Science

Why do men have nipples? That strange bodily question has baffled so many that it even has become the title of a book by Mark Leyner and Billy Goldber...

Woolly Mammoth Clone? DNA Makes Resurrection Possible, But Many Obstacles Remain

Posted 09.06.2012 | Science

Should the woolly mammoth be resurrected? Is it even possible? And if so, is it ethical? Why did they go extinct in the first place? And what would be...

Animal Morality Research Suggests We All Have Complex Emotions

Posted 09.10.2012 | Science

As young children, most of us are taught right from wrong. Growing up, we were encouraged to say "please" and "thank you," and to play fairly. As we a...

Climate Change On 'The Point' By The Young Turks

Posted 09.11.2012 | Green

As the Senior Science Correspondent for The Huffington Post, I'm occasionally asked to appear on internet and television shows representing a scientif...

Redhead Genetics Linked To Evolution, But Extinction?

Posted 09.12.2012 | Science

Happy Roodharigendag (that's Redhead Day in Dutch). It's a summer festival that takes place the first weekend in September in the Netherlands. This ye...

Coral Reef Conservation & Climate Change: 'We Have The Environment Facilitating Humanity,' Scientist Says

Posted 09.17.2012 | Science

Imagine if the reefs of the world, once coated by colorful corals, suddenly became bare. What would it mean for humanity? I reached out to Dr. Stua...

Free Will & The Brain: What Does The Science Say About Who Has Control?

Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

I was recently asked to join HuffPost Live Producer/Host Janet Varney for a conversation about free will. What does the science say? And how does the ...

Life: What Is It? Will We Know It If We See It On Other Planets?

Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

What is life? It's a deceptively simple question. Philosophers and scientists have pondered it for millennia, and they have yet to settle on a satisfa...

Spot The Space Shuttle: Exclusive Interview About Endeavor's Journey And Final Destination

Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

I was recently asked to join HuffPost Live Producer/Host Jacob Soboroff for an exclusive interview about the NASA Space Shuttle Endeavor's journey to ...

Animals Laugh, Research Suggests, But Do They Have A Sense Of Humor? (VIDEO)

Posted 09.24.2012 | Science

LOLCats may make us laugh out loud, but do the kittens in these adorable memes find their own behavior funny? I wondered about humor in the animal kin...

Fecal Transplant Reveals The Healing Power Of Poop (VIDEO)

Posted 09.27.2012 | Science

For some intestinal diseases, like colitis caused by Clostridium difficile, doctors may recommend a treatment that's far from glamorous--in fact, some...