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America Needs To Re-Energize Our Scientific Culture

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently endorsed a "Manhattan Project" approach to renewable energy research. Specifically, he urged the U.S...

Innovation Alchemy: Turning Ideas into Gold

Paul S. Otellini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Paul S. Otellini

With this economic near-death experience still so fresh, now may not seem the time for ambitious and aggressive investments in science and technology. But, in reality, this is the best possible time.

Empowering the Planet - An Earth Day Overview

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Leaving climate change aside, is reliance on fossil and nuclear fuels in an era of skyrocketing demand a workable, long-term, energy policy for the United States and the world?

Did Caltech Predict An Earthquake?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Seismologists in California were busy this week fighting rumors apparently floating on Twitter that a major earthquake was likely in the next few days...

The Most GRUELING Colleges (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What makes a college particularly difficult? Myriad required courses? Impossibly high standards? Necessary IV of caffeine? Decide for yourself -- and ...

Big Science in a Small City

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sharon Glassman

Lingo without linguistics can be dangerous, I knew. One of the great things about life out West is that people respect newbies. And they don't begrudge mistakes.

Caltech Studying Keys To Urban Hydroponic Farming, Roof Farms

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

POMONA, Calif. — Terry Fujimoto sees the future of agriculture in the exposed roots of the leafy greens he and his students grow in thin streams...

Study: Paying Inflated Prices Trigger Pleasure Points

i09 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Inflated prices trigger the pleasure centers in your brain more than fair ones. Not only is the idea of buying something expensive more exciting than ...

Death by Dior: A Book Review

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 07.20.2013 | Books
Alison Winfield Burns

There is no death by Dior if we talk about art, there is only life by Dior. And in this book that so remorselessly brings to light long-ago misdeeds, there is something of a reminder how great art outlasts the residue of pain.