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WATCH: President Jimmy Carter Talks Eradicating Disease On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.13.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Since his presidency ended, former President Jimmy Carter has made humanitarianism his life's work. Carter is set to stop by HuffPost Live on Tuesday ...

Why Not Send Lonesome George on Tour?

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

At last week's New York unveiling of the mounted body of Lonesome George, the legendary Galápagos tortoise, the VIPs in attendance dismissed it as a silly idea: "George is a rock star, why not send him on tour?"

The Best Gift He Never Gave Me

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Mac Millan

My fiance and I are among the many Americans who live "paycheck to paycheck." We're not on or below the poverty line, and we aren't unemployed. Yet, w...

INFOGRAPHIC: Freaky-Looking 'Exosuit' Can Take Divers To Stupendous Depths

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science

Talk about taking the plunge. A new submersible body suit will take ocean divers to a depth of 1,000 feet and let them spend hours there observing and...

A Butterfly Cure For The Winter Blues (a.k.a. Bite Me, Polar Vortex) (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

For me it's a delightful afternoon escape -- with lots of photographic opportunities -- from the winter blues. It's as if you've been transported to Costa Rica.

Using Minecraft for Food System Education

Laurie Freyer | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Laurie Freyer

Minecraft has its own physical laws and rules; it's self-perpetuating and functions through the activity and innovation of interested parties -- it is only natural that this may translate as a tool to learn the basics of the global food system.

Clooney, Spielberg and Stewart

Annette Insdorf | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Celebrity and citizenship proved inseparable when Steven Spielberg presented the "Ambassador for Humanity" award to George Clooney at a gala hosted by Jon Stewart on Thursday night in New York.

Astoria Characters: The 2 Moms Who Are Up In Arms

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.10.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jenny, a former elementary school science teacher who loves to tease out how things work, and Colette, a pragmatist who had a career in the financial information industry, are not radicals. They are not trying to ban guns. They are simply out to make every community safe for kids.

One Giant Diamond Goes On View In NYC

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A rare 19th century 55-carat diamond has gone on temporary view at New York's American Museum of Natural History. The Kimberley Diamond g...

Ancient Teeth Point To Big Shift In Australia's Climate

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 06.13.2013 | Science

The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leaf...

The Most-Visited Attraction In D.C. Is...

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

Big fan of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site? You're practically the only one. Statistics released Tuesday by the D.C...

NYC-ARTS News: Jan 31 Through Feb 7, 2013

NYC-ARTS | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

A new exhibition of photos at NYU's Grey Art Gallery captures the poet of Greenwich Village who lived his life... just around the corner. Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg features over 80 black-and-white photos.

Art Around Town for January 10 Through 17

NYC-ARTS | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts


To Save the Earth, We Must Change What We Eat

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

What will we be eating in the future? The history of food has been one long, changeable feast. If we continue to change what we eat and how we grow it, we may be able to feed the hungry mouths of the future.

Natural History Dioramas: Seeing Through to the Other Side

Ross MacPhee | Posted 12.18.2012 | Science
Ross MacPhee

Great dioramas are really a form of theater, telling you a visual story that can be amplified, but never replaced, by text or voice. They force your imagination to work, so that missing dimensions like movement and the elapse of time are provided instead by the mind's eye.

Meteorites For Sale In NYC

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City auction will offer 125 meteorites for sale, including a large chunk of the moon and a 179-pound iron cosmic rock that...

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums, Part II

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Here are more of my favorite places to find unique gifts, home décor and more, at some of the unique and amazing sites in New York City.

Museum Apps: How User Interface Can Create a Powerful User Experience

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

Museums are increasingly introducing new mobile apps, which typically focus on the museums' entire collection and enable visitors to browse and obtain information on the works. Apps have the potential to be not merely descriptive but to transform the overall museum experience.

PHOTOS: Freaky Glow-In-The-Dark Life Shines In New Museum Show

Posted 03.29.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/28/2012 10:33 AM EDT on LiveScience NEW YORK — Some living things can light up dark pla...

Cara Santa Maria

TALK NERDY TO ME: Our Favorite Astrophysicist Geeks Out | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.28.2012 | Science


Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Are Officially Old

AP | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" are being removed from a Smithsonian exhibit to be conserved. Curators say the famous s...

AGENDA: Sleigh Bells, Williamsburg Fashion, And The Muppets

Posted 02.17.2012 | New York

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Where: Glasslands, 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 599-1450 When: Friday, 8PM Price: $10 As Anna Wintour and her sty...

The Concert Experience That Is Out Of This World

Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts

Electronic Dance Music (EDM for short) has exploded in popularity the last few years, but with that proliferation has come an unfortunate opening of t...

Unleash the Power of Technology: How Museums Can Create Engaging Experiences

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 03.31.2012 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

First, technology is 'cool.' This is what a group of college students told me. They were visiting the museum for a class assignment and they noticed the QR codes as they were coming up the stairs and entering the exhibition space.

Museum of Natural History Plots Epic Video Game

Posted 01.20.2012 | Arts

If you’re of the persuasion that, as great as they are, most planetariums need some spicing up, The Museum of Natural History now has you covered. I...