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The Serendipitous Learning Dilemma

THINK Global School | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
THINK Global School

The best kind of discovery is a serendipitous one, whether it be discovering your future wife in line at Starbucks, an unclaimed $20.00 bill on the si...

WATCH: This Butterfly and Ant's Relationship Is... Complicated

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.21.2016 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

TAMBOPATA, Peru -- Scientists have made a remarkable discovery about these butterfly thieves.

This Rare Marine Iguana Fires Snot Rockets When It Sneezes

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

On a recent trip to the Galápagos, I could hardly contain my joy at seeing some of the animals that, until then, I had only seen on TV. The marine iguanas were one of my favorites, blending in with the lava rocks, not giving a care in the world about the human activity around them. But I noticed them doing something interesting.

Scientists Have Just Found a New Form of Light

Inverse | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Neel V. Patel There's big science news out of Ireland today that fundamentally alters the way we...

Finding Your Life's Work

Taylor Kreiss | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Taylor Kreiss

My advice is to be realistic, but optimistically so. With hard work, we can accomplish far more than we think we can. I may not become the next Hemingway, but if I keep at this writing thing I can certainly make a living doing what I love.

Creativity in a Time of Calm

David Kleeman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

Suppose we could stop looking over our shoulders, worrying that we're developing for devices destined for obsolescence before we're finished. Ideally, we'd then be able to focus on creative content, and audience-friendly delivery platforms that support discovery and sharing.

Proud of Diversity

Joel S. Bloom | Posted 02.24.2016 | Education
Joel S. Bloom

One of the beautiful outcomes of working on a college campus every day is that I am consistently asked to look at issues from a new perspective. It is refreshing and keeps my mind alert. It opens up insights and forces me to ask more questions.

Building the Family Tree of Humankind

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science
Daniela Quaglia

I am confident that each of you has been asking himself, at least once, questions on his genetic roots. Why do I look the way I do? Where did my gene pool originate? If you have, then you will be interested in the story I am about to tell you.

5 Key Discoveries That Can Change Your Life

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

Living in discovery means developing a rich bank of knowledge about yourself so that you can retire unnecessary fears and increase your resilience in any situation.

A Trans Reflection

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

This dress, and its accouterments did not make me a woman; they only revealed her.

Our Ephemeral Periodic Table

Melanie Fine | Posted 01.06.2016 | Science
Melanie Fine

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, better known by its acronym IUPAC, has announced that four new elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 will receive their permanent seats at the Periodic Table, thereby completing the heretofore incomplete seventh row.

This Is What It's Like to Make a Discovery in the Amazon Rainforest

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

"Huh, that's weird," I muttered as I trudged through a muddy trail in the Amazon rainforest. Even though the sun was setting, the heat was still sweltering and sweat dripped into my eyes as I stared at something I had never before seen -- a tree covered with bizarre yellow outgrowths.

Newly Discovered Land Snail Is The Tiniest In The World

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.04.2015 | Science

Apparently, it's a snail-beat-snail world out there. Just a month after being crowned the smallest land snail in the world, the Chinese Angustopila do...

The Only Way Over Is Through

Jessica Kahan | Posted 11.03.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

I am a work in progress. I have started the next chapter but the book is not yet finished being written. I am a sketch, not a masterpiece. I am still me at my core though. That me, she knows only ONE truth in this journey - the only way over is through.

The Endless Awe and Awesome Endlessness of Self-Discovery

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Corinda Lubin-Katz

Like any journey, self-discovery requires enduring the tougher times -- but in reflecting back on those difficult moments, we will often find they ultimately prove to have given far more than they took.

Rediscover and Reconnect So You Can Thrive

Jennifer Taormina | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Taormina

What I have learned through my journey of self-awareness is that we all have a story and should share our stories.

Content, Distribution, Discovery: The Royal Family

David Kleeman | Posted 09.17.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

There's good news, if you're lucky enough to get found and adopted. Kids engage more deeply than ever with favorite characters, stories and brands. They'll follow you across platforms, consume your content voraciously and share it with others.

'Why Do I Apologize For My Child When He Acts Like a Kid In Public?'

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Why do parents expect their kids to behave like adults when they are in the presence of other adults? It makes no sense. Kids are supposed to be playing and expecting to delight people. This gives them confidence and is developmentally on target. Why expect anything else?

10 Ways for Kids to Find Their Own Score Card to Maximize Learning at School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Schools have rules, grades, tests, competitions, and hopefully, learning. If kids want to enjoy school, be inspired, maintain their desires for discovery, and have fun, they need to find their own pace at learning and not be pressured into doing more or less.

Here's How Outrageous The Pay Gap Between CEOs And Workers Is

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business

If you thought CEOs were earning way too much while the bulk of their companies' employees got left behind -- well, you weren't wrong. The pay gap bet...

The Worst Thing This 'Man Vs. Wild' Star Ever Ate Was A 'Vomit-Testicle Cocktail'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.10.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Survivalist Bear Grylls has eaten everything from insects to raw snake to the heart of a moose while roughing it in the wild, but nothing can touch th...

Lights Go On: Part LXVI -- Perspective

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

How often do I hear "Why does this always happen to me?" or "This idea came to me, I don't know why" or "Why do I do these things?" this word ...

WATCH: Crazy Caterpillar With Erupting Tentacles

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

On my recent travels through the Peruvian Amazon, I came upon the craziest caterpillar that I have ever seen, and subsequently yelled at it for hours.

Congressional Myopia: Without Support for Research, There Will Be No Medical Breakthroughs

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science
Claire Pomeroy

Despite the economic (not to mention lifesaving) benefits of medical research, our Congressional leadership has not stepped up to ensure the future: "We wish we could, but we simply cannot make this a priority."

Refueling America's Research

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

If we don't strengthen our support of scientific research, the engine of innovation that gave our nation a competitive edge in the last century may lose steam. A "refuel" is in order to keep our job-stimulating innovation engine on pace. America's economic competitors are moving to increase their own investments, and it would be incredibly short-sighted to fall behind.