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Cara Santa Maria

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Are We Characters In A Video Game?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.24.2012 | Science

I recently joined actor Horatio Sanz to discuss some mind-warping science topics on G4's tech culture program 'Attack of the Show.' Among them: German...

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Scientist's Far-Out Plan To Save Planet

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science

What will we do if in the future, global climate change makes the world increasingly difficult to inhabit? Unwilling to give up hope, some scientists ...

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Alan Turing Remembered As LGBT Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.17.2012 | Science

June 23, 2012 marked the 100 year anniversary of mathematician and logician Alan Turing's birth. It was celebrated around the world in his honor. Alan...

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This Is How Earth Will Look In Millions Of Years?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

Do you remember learning about Pangaea in school? It was the last great supercontinent, and it existed from about 300-200 million years ago. I remembe...

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Superbug STD May Soon Be Incurable

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

It really is as scary as it sounds. Gonorrhea is the newest superbug. Could it become the next AIDS? If you've never heard of a superbug before, yo...

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They're Watching You

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

You may have heard that an elephant never forgets, but did you know that adage may be more descriptive of crows? As dark as they may seem (they do flo...

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GOP Women Have More Feminine Faces?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science

When you think of women in positions of power and authority, is the first thing that comes to mind what they look like? And if you compared voting rec...

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How To Clone A Horse

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.01.2012 | Science

How do you feel about cloning animals? Have you ever hoped you could make an exact copy of your furry loved one? A woman named Kit Knotts did just...

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People Get Poop Transplants?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | 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...

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Do Animals Have A Sense Of Humor?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.25.2012 | 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...

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What Is Life?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | 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...

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EXCLUSIVE: Space Shuttle Endeavor Is On Its Way!

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | 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 ...

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Do We Control Our Own Brains?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | 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 ...

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What If We Lost The Coral Reefs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | 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...

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Redhead Genetics: What Does The Future Hold?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.14.2012 | 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...

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A Real Conversation About Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | 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...

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Can Animals Tell Right From Wrong?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | 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...

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Resurrecting The Wooly Mammoth

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | 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...

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Why Do Men Have Nipples?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | 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...

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Our Fallen Heroes

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.29.2012 | Science

On Saturday August 25, 2012, a true American hero lost his life. Neil Armstrong was the first person to bravely leave our world behind and set foot on...

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Homeopathy Is Quackery

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.28.2012 | Science

Have you ever visited a homeopath before? Do you have any homeopathic pills or suspensions in your medicine cabinet? You may think homeopathic is just...

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Why Is Thinking So Hard?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.23.2012 | Science

2012-08-23-Capture.JPG I was asked to join HuffPost Live Host/Producer Josh Zepps for a conversation about critical thinking. How can we teach this precious skill to students?

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Can A Baby Cry In French?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.24.2012 | Science

Can babies cry in French, German, English? When do they start to develop their own dialects, accents, even individual voices? To learn about the scien...

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What Are Sun Storms REALLY Capable Of?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.21.2012 | Science

What actually happens during a solar storm? How do sunspots, flares, and coronal mass ejections relate to one another? And what's the real effect the ...

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WATCH: What Do Atheists Say About Science, Morality?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.20.2012 | Science

I'm an atheist, and I was recently invited to host an episode of "The Point," presented by "The Young Turks." I invited an interesting panel of thi...