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Planet Earth

The Planet Is Sending Us a Message

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Jamie Scanlon

Whilst we humans may not all be aware of this, we often forget that the house we live in, the Earth and it's other residents in nature do not miss a beat and are constantly sending us messages.

Go Large: The Power of Exponential Thinking

Owen Gaffney | Posted 08.31.2015 | Science
Owen Gaffney

For lovers of exponential thinking, the best place on Earth - and so by default the solar system - to immerse yourself in such ideas might be Silicon ...

Smart Planet: 20 Inventions Boosting Global IQ

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Technology and learning innovations are in the process of boosting global IQ. As they become less expensive and more widely available, they will connect billions of young people to the idea economy. Following is a list of 20 categories where new tools are beginning to, or likely to, make a big difference in access to quality learning opportunities.

This Is Our Home - So Please Help Care For It

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
The University of Central Florida Forum

I love the movie "Contact" about a scientist played by Jodie Foster, who has an extraordinary experience traveling through space. In the end, when she could not explain the experience, she ended up finding her faith in something unexplainable.

Filming 'Planet Earth' Was Even Crazier Than The Documentary Itself

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

It's strange to think how we can now watch the BBC's "Planet Earth" on Netflix, curled up in our pajamas with all the blankets, cookies ...

Sara Boboltz

Nature Documentaries Are Way More Fake Than You Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Filming animals takes a long, boring time -- but some of the things producers have done to speed things up may surprise you.

'Planet Earth' Now Available To Stream On Netflix

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment

Just in time for Earth Day, Netflix announced that it has partnered with BBC Worldwide North America to stream every scientist's and/or stoner's favor...

The Culture of Transhumanism Is About Self-Improvement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Over the last few years, I've received various reactions from the public about my articles on transhumanism. Those reactions have ranged all across the board--from spewing hatred to mocking skepticism to genuine interest.

My Kid Is an Animal! (And So Is Yours)

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The mission of the Unjunk Yourself videos is to take some of the messages about health passed around among concerned adults and convert them into a medium that is of, by, and for kids themselves.

Scientists Find Big Surprise In Earth's Core

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science

An international team of researchers has discovered one of Earth's deepest, darkest secrets: our planet's inner core -- once thought to be a ball of s...

Here's What You Didn't Know About Plate Tectonics

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.19.2015 | Science

Even grade schoolers know that the Earth's crust is made up of tectonic plates, continent-sized chunks of rock that drift around our planet's surface ...

Jacqueline Howard

Earth's Interior Is Way More Complicated Than You Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science

Earth's interior is way more complicated than you probably thought -- turns out it has molten metal and hidden oceans, and parts of it are hotter than...

5 Ways To Explore The Amazing Planet Earth Without Leaving Your Computer

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

If you're sitting at your desk, wishing you were elsewhere, we have the perfect solution for you. Below are five live-streams that allow you to app...

Sharks Just Got A Lot More Dope

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.30.2014 | Comedy

Snoop Dogg is finally back to talk about more animizzles in another dope edition of "Plizzanet Earth." The Dogg already had an episode where he cov...

Dramatic Change Detected In Earth's Protective Field

LiveScience | Kelly Dickerson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according ...

Snoop Dogg Talking About Animals Is The Shizzle

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy

This new documentary is the shizzle, dizzle. Because he is so fascinated by the world, Jimmy Kimmel teamed up with the top dog in the nature busine...

Spaceship Earth: Are you are passenger or a crew member?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully, nor for much longer, unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as c...

22 Technicolor Dreamscapes You Won't Believe Are Real, Actual Places In Nature

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green

We are delighted by colorful displays of fireworks, tickled by the profundity of a psychedelic art exhibit. Even walls of glossy graffiti stop us in o...

Living in a Plastic World

Marc Ross | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Supporting our culture of convenience is a pervasive material that, while seemingly harmless in our car's cup holders, actually does so much damage to our planet. But it is not an issue to be taken lightly anymore.

Old Rocks Yield New Theory Of Young Earth's Atmosphere

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

Today's climate change doesn't hold a candle to the chemical warfare waged on Earth more than 2 billion years ago. Before plants discovered the powe...

WATCH: Our Planet's Water Came From WHERE!?

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.11.2014 | Science

Where exactly did water on Earth come from? The answer may surprise you. As explained in the latest episode of the Youtube science series MinuteEar...

Balancing Act

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Elizabeth G. Craig My boys have been sick all week with fevers. A little bit of the sniffles, too, but mostly this incessant fever...

Milky Way Teeming With Billions Of Earth-Size Planets

AP/NASA | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.05.2013 | Science

By SETH BORENSTEIN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the ...

How to Control Your Kid's Smartphone Addiction

Michael Gilin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michael Gilin

We indeed live in a super technological era, but it doesn't mean that kids should grow completely digitized.

Save the Whales, Save Ourselves: Why Whales Matter

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

They inspire awe, because they're magnificent, massive, beautiful, powerful, and mysterious. Like giant sequoias but mammals -- like us, except on a prehistoric, mythological, global scale. Everything about them is huge -- their size, their sounds, their range, their strength, their history.