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Finding Movie Inspiration in NASA's Real Science: The Case Study of Europa Report

Govindini Murty | Posted 11.21.2013 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Hollywood is in the midst of a science-fiction boom, yet few of its sci-fi movies are based on real science. That's a shame, because the scientific discoveries emerging from NASA these days are as exciting as any Hollywood blockbuster.

Galileo and Inconvenient Truth

Todd R. Miller | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Todd R. Miller

Today, most would consider the notion of a debate about whether the sun or the Earth lay at the center of our solar system to be absurd, and yet, today, people are debating something much simpler -- we're debating whether or not the Earth's temperature is going up.

Religion and Science -- Again

Richard Brand | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion
Richard Brand

The future of our whole society depends upon our children learning the absolute latest and best science that is available and being encouraged to explore beyond those limits. The greatness of God is not made smaller by the more his people know about creation and how it has evolved.

The Other Scientific Revolution

Mario Livio | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Harvey's greatest achievement was the demonstration that the heart, arteries and veins were all part of one circulatory system, with the heart at its center. This replaced Galen's complex motion of many intertwined cycles.

Our Home Galaxy: Myths and Facts

Mario Livio | Posted 11.26.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

If you go out at night in a rural, unlit area, you cannot miss that band of hazy light that seems to be arcing across the sky. Neither did ancient civilizations miss this bright streak we now call the Milky Way, and they came up with a variety of imaginative, mythical explanations for it.

My Teacher's Teacher

John Freely | Posted 11.11.2012 | Science
John Freely

When I first started teaching physics, virtually nothing was said about the predecessors of Copernicus, Galileo and Newton. In reality, a impressive succession of European scholars opened the way for the Scientific Revolution.

Nuns of America Unite

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With each new discovery proving a Biblical assertion wrong, the Church retreats to the safety of errors in interpretation or dismissing the discrepancy as unimportant. They were wrong then, and they are wrong now.


Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Linda Kenney Baden

I was raised Roman Catholic -- a product of Catholic school education through Grades 1-12, taught by the nuns, Sisters of Mercy. I regret that in the past I never understood their real value. I do now.

The Power of the Written Word

Susannah Meyer | Posted 06.04.2012 | Teen
Susannah Meyer

We can spread awareness of anything happening in the world, large or small. We may be able to prevent a negative outcome that could have arisen from help coming too late. And that can make all the difference.

Here's One Thing Apple Never Thought Of

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.03.2012 | Small Business

Galileo, a new high-tech device, is about to make iPhone FaceTime feel a lot more like in-person face time. (h/t Co. Design) The Galileo is a 360-d...

Strange Artifact Dug Up in 18th Century Toilet

Posted 03.28.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/26/2012 06:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Five telescopes made of bone and dating to the 18th ce...

Theater: F. Murray Abraham, Early O'Neill and a Victorian Adventuress

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

The winter theater season in New York has a certain rhythm. A few shows open on Broadway and then there's a lull until the crush of big names in March, April and May. Here are three shows, all of them aiming high though not succeeding for one reason or another.

Stage Door: Galileo and Sesame Street Live's 1-2-3-Imagine!

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Fern Siegel

What strikes audiences immediately at the CSC production of Brecht's Galileo is how modern it feels. Today's polarizing political landscape, with attacks on established scientific theories, is a chilling reminder that Galileo's struggles mirror our own.

Massacre At Jerusalem -- Do The Crusades Still Matter?

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

For better or worse, we remember the First Crusade now. But how should we do so? What did the battle of Jerusalem mean in 1099, and why should we care today?

The Spirit Ends When The Brain Dies

Michael Graziano | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Michael Graziano

There is no part of the brain that, when damaged, takes away the Cartesian soul. Instead damage to different structures takes away different chunks of the mind.

Libraries: Information and Knowledge Spaces II

Carla Leitao | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Carla Leitao

Libraries are located at a unique intersection of spatial design. They are spaces that store, articulate and distribute formats (media), which are vessels of information.

Up on the Roof, Part 2

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Galileo could probably see more stars from Florence than we could from Boston, but I had a feeling his sense of relaxation in turning to the skies after a long day was probably similar to my own.

The Galileo Affair: Emblematic Or Exceptional?

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

For many, the Galileo affair was emblematic of Christianity's inherent antagonism towards science and reason. Sadly, the "pattern" theory has a problem.

The Bible Is A Library, Not A Book

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

The Bible is not a book. It is dozens of very different books bound together. The assumption that identifying one part as fiction undermines the factual character of another part is ludicrous.

It's Sale Time in Saratoga

Liz O'Connell | Posted 10.06.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

The Saratoga Sale of select thoroughbred yearlings is upon us again. One hundred and sixty yearlings are cataloged to sell at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion in Saratoga Springs, the evenings of August 8 and 9.

GOP Antiscientists Are Leading America Down a Dangerous Road

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Americans should support the rarer and rarer Republican candidates that are pro-science. Nations that have strayed too far down the path of placing ideology ahead of science have come out losers, both economically and in terms of global power.

Christianity Has Evolved Too

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tina Dupuy

Darwin's theory of evolution is 160 years old. Christianity has been thriving for more than 1700 years. So, evolution denial is a new modification for the religion.

Should Christianity Be Blamed For Torture?

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Both secular and religious institutions employed torture. The popular impression that it was primarily a religious activity indicates the success of the anti-religion culture warriors telling their sensationalized version of history

People Who Think They Know Everything Are Usually Wrong

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Are you like Galileo? Or do you approach life more like a scared Roman? In 1663 Galileo Galilei was jailed as a heretic for stargazinghaving the aud...

2010 Elections -- The New Inquisitors

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The Inquisitions were infamous for their intolerance and hostility to science. Six centuries later, we still have wannabe inquisitors among us, and they are growing their ranks through the support of like-minded candidates.