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The 3 Reasons Why Universities Struggle To Get Student Mentees

Garrett Mintz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
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Garrett Mintz

The Gallup Purdue Great Jobs, Great Lives report has shed light that mentorship is clearly vital and necessary to the development of college students....

4 Amazing Ways Curious Kids Can Explore The Life of Plants

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Science
Sarah Caroline Bell

Are you a parent or an educator looking for a new learning experience for your child or students? If your child is interested in science, why not expo...

GMOs and The March Against Monsanto

Harold Stark | Posted 05.26.2016 | Science
Harold Stark

As awareness and understanding spread of the possible dangers of GMOs and Monsanto, influencers from many industries are using their crafts to speak out against Monsanto's role in GMO chemicals in food and pharmaceuticals.

Meeting Dr. Michael Balick, a Premier Ethnobotanists

Kate Solomon | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Kate Solomon

I have always been interested in the medicinal properties of plants. This is why in 2007, I started Babo Botanicals with a group of botanists. I felt ...

NASA Wants To Grow Potatoes On Mars

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.20.2016 | Science

NASA is taking a page out of "The Martian's" playbook and is researching ways to grow potatoes on Mars. The starchy spud is not just a good source of ...

Through What Lenses Do We Learn?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

How do different lenses affect the way we see the world? How do our perspectives filter what we can know? And how do we move beyond literal-mindedness to gain more humility and appreciation of different kinds of knowledge?

This Tree Is Changing Its Sex, And Scientists Are Shocked

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.06.2015 | Science

It's never too late in life to make a change, even if you're reputed to be 5,000 years old. A yew tree of that age -- dubbed the "Fortingall Yew" and...

Why I'm Naming a New Plant Species After The Martian

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 09.28.2016 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

Truth be told, while much of what my fellow botanists and I do is pretty cool (and often challenging), there isn't much that would find its way into a blockbuster hero film. That is, until now.

Researching Marijuana for Therapeutic Purposes: The Potential Promise of Cannabidiol (CBD)

Nora Volkow | Posted 07.23.2016 | Science
Nora Volkow

CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions. Addressing barriers that slow clinical research with CBD would accelerate progress.

Manhattan's Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

As New York has grown into perhaps the globe's most famous metropolis, Inwood Hill has remained largely the same as it ever was: a verdant oasis on the edge of the city's most densely populated borough.

"Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

One might think that as the subject of innumerable books, a Hollywood movie, and status as a feminist and artistic icon, there wouldn't be anything more to add to the conversation on Frida Kahlo. However, the recently opened exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden entitled, "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" is proof to the opposite.

5 Essential Spring Gardening Tips

HomeAdvisor | Posted 06.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

The sun is shining, birds are singing and it's time for your garden to come back from the winter weather. Your garden needs some help getting back in shape, though, so it's time to get the supplies from the home improvement store, pull out the tools from the shed and get to work.

Why Are Adults Left Out of Hands-On Science Learning?

Marcos Stafne | Posted 12.07.2014 | Science
Marcos Stafne

A struggle I have with trying to learn science as an adult is that it's often a solitary activity. Working in a children's museum, I'm constantly trying to promote interactive science experiences for kids, but outside museums I haven't found consistent hands-on opportunities for adults to deepen my understanding of science.

I Am a Botanist (And No, I Don't Grow Marijuana)

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 10.14.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

We should not be reluctant to embrace the one word that has always encompassed everything that we do: botany, the study of plants. Our work is critical to the health of the planet and the ages-old quest to better understand it. Our skills, our talents, and our passion are needed now more than ever.

Twin Putrid 'Corpse' Flowers Causing A Blooming Stink

Reuters | Letitia Stein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Weird News

(Reuters) - The blossoming of twin "corpse" flowers, whose towering, phallic-shaped blooms reek of rotten flesh, is drawing tourists like flies to wha...

8-Year-Old Botanist Has Quite The Impressive Green Thumb

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents

This clip is part of HuffPost Live's "Tell Me Why" series, featuring young enthusiasts discussing the subjects they're passionate about -- from horror...

Finding Your Career 2.0 in Conservation Science: One Woman's Story

Kayri Havens | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Kayri Havens

There are a lot of inspiring women going into this field, and you can be one of them.

In Living Color: Plant Dyeing With Sasha Duerr

Dark Rye | Posted 01.26.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

Sasha Duerr was a painter, but something in her oil paints was making her sick. She looked to the natural world and found a rich bounty of color that artificially produced paints couldn't begin to duplicate.

The Medicine Man and the Microchip

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWhen the milk we drink and the food we eat are laced with antibiotics, it is time to address this threat both to us and to future generations.

Revenge of the Bees: How I Nearly Lost my Ear in Australia

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

I am but a mild-mannered botanist -- and certainly more of a lover than a fighter. But after a decade of studying the unusual sexual habits of "bush tomatoes" in the northern Australian wilds, my voyeurism may have finally caught up with me.

WATCH: Scientists Marvel At Record-Setting Fruit Tree

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.28.2013 | Science

A celebrated pear tree in Danvers, Mass. still bears fruit at the ripe old age of 383, more or less -- and biologists find its remarkable longevity a ...

Back to School: The World Is a (Sometimes Awkward) Party

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Dr. Chris Martine

I was cruising and they seemed to be with me. And then it happened: I hit that moment where lecture becomes more like theatre -- where one becomes less "professor/orator" and more "actor/dancer/performer."

Katie Scott - Body of Work (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Crane.tv

Katie Scott came to fore by way of a cover art and poster commission by British band Bombay Bicycle Club. As a result, her work - strongly influenced ...

The Day That Botany Took on Bobby Jindal by Just Being Itself

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 10.05.2013 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

In any given year, the biggest buzz coming out of the annual national Botany conference is normally among the botanists ourselves. This year, however, we've been painted as either the heroic defenders of evolutionary biology or the attackers of Louisiana's right to worship freely.

Even in Death, Scientists Make New Discoveries

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

Science is a cumulative endeavor. Everything we do is built upon and inspired by the men and women who came before us. Sometimes they leave threads of things we can only hope to sew into something more whole. Today I am doing some sewing.