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The Margaret Mead Film Festival Brings the Camera Lens to Global Issues

ZEALnyc | Posted 11.02.2016 | Arts

By Annika Andersson, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, November 2, 2016 When the 2016 Margaret Mead Film Festival celebrated it's 40th Anniversary October...

Divest Now to Invest in the Future

James Lawrence Powell | Posted 09.27.2016 | Green
James Lawrence Powell

As a long-standing member of both the scientific community and museum sector, I have worked to better understand the world and to share this understa...

Top Scientists Weigh In On Whether We All Live In A Hologram

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Science

Our universe certainly seems real, but in recent years a growing number of scientists have begun to wonder if it's all just a sophisticated simulation...

'Biggest Dinosaur Ever Discovered' Unveiled In NYC

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science

Gargantuan. Gigantic. Massive. Huge. Witnesses of the first-ever unveiling of what just might be the world’s largest dinosaur have struggled to find...

Museum Residencies Offer Opportunities for Artists

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.13.2016 | Arts
Daniel Grant

There is no one type of museum artist-in-residence program. In many institutions, the artist-in-residence program is run out of the museum's education department with a very specific mandate to develop and complete projects with school-age children, and there may be no studio or materials for the artists or opportunities for them to exhibit their own work.

A Noble and Laudable Nobel Laureate: William C. Campbell

Mark Siddall | Posted 10.13.2016 | Science
Mark Siddall

It's thrilling to see the Nobel, intended for a "most important discovery," given to a modest, selfless, humanitarian polymath, and perhaps not so much for a stroke of genius as for a lifetime of determination.

A New Play Looks at How Technology Affects Relationships, and the Findings Are Disturbing

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.08.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

With the ever-increasing lack of accountability that technology elicits, it's time that someone asks us what our dashed-off message or radio silence means. Are we ready to not feel?

How I Went From Running the Pulitzer Prizes to Community Activist at Age 80

Sig Gissler | Posted 08.19.2016 | New York
Sig Gissler

After a dozen years as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes and many years as a journalist and professor, I retired last August into a life of creative dabbling on the Upper West Side. Then, the renowned American Museum of Natural History began to misbehave.

Museums in Minutes: See All of D.C.'s Greatest Artifacts in One Day | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel

Framed by the Washington Monument on one side and the U.S. Capitol on the other, the National Mall in Washington DC is a breathtaking, must-do attraction -- even if you can't stand politics.

A Whale of a Tale: Karole Armitage's On the Nature of Things

Bess Rowen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Bess Rowen

My first thought as I sat in in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History when dancer Megumi Eda appeared under the scale model of a female blue whale was simply: we are so small.

Kate Sheppard

Scientists Call On Smithsonian And Other Museums To Reject Fossil Fuel Funding | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of prominent scientists is lobbying science museums in the United States to stop accepting funding from fossil fuel interests. ...

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.

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 leafy...

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.