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Are You Waiting for Him to Call?

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Julie Kantor

"You can't steal second base with your foot on first." I was sitting yesterday in Starbucks with a close professional friend and we were discussing '...

Dimock, Penn. Lawsuit Trial-Bound as Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination in Neighboring County

Steve Horn | Posted 05.09.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

A recent peer-reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has confirmed what many fracking critics have argued for years: hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas can contaminate groundwater.

California's Forests Have Lost Half Their Big Trees, And Climate Change May Be To Blame

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green

California’s biggest trees are doing a disappearing act, and researchers say the disturbing pattern may be strongly driven by climate change. A s...

That Emotionally Manipulative Facebook Study Was 2014's Most Popular Paper

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology

A Facebook study that manipulated your newsfeed to make you sad or happy was the most popular research of 2014, according to a company that tracks onl...

Methane Emissions From Gas Wells Up To 1,000 Times Higher Than Federal Estimate: Study

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency is significantly underestimating the amount of methane that natural gas drilling operations emit, according to a n...

Chinese Pollution Blows Back to California

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

A recent groundbreaking study led by Chinese and American scientists, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAC), documents how pollution from US- outsourced manufacturing in China blows back to California and the West Coast.

The Invisible Fabric of Nature

Stephen M. Coan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Stephen M. Coan

We need to study the impact of overfishing because fish are just one of many species in the ecosystem of the ocean. By destroying this ecosystem through a lack of understanding about how species are interconnected, we face the grim possibility that some of the sea's inhabitants will become extinct.

Study Reveals Which Couples Are Less Likely To Divorce

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 06.04.2013 | Divorce

New research suggests that one in three Americans now meet their spouses online, and that those marriages are more satisfying and less likely to end i...

WATCH: Field Museum Unearths Incredible Sea Monster Fossil

Posted 01.10.2013 | Chicago

A Field Museum scientist in Chicago has unearthed the fossil of a monster-like sea predator that was at the top of the maritime food chain roughly 244...

Strange Find In Icy Lake Fuels Speculation About Alien Life

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science

A salty lake in East Antarctica, buried under ice for 2,800 years, teems with ancient microbes, according to a report in the journal "Proceedings of t...

Female Genitalia Carvings Are Europe's Oldest Rock Art

Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/14/2012 03:09 PM EDT on LiveScience The oldest rock art ever found in Europe revea...

WATCH: Fire Ants Link To Form Unsinkable Raft

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.26.2011 | Green

Not even a pool of water can put out these fire ants. Scientists in Georgia have filmed incredible video showing how South American fire ants link ...

New Stanford Study Exposes Lack of Credibility and Expertise Among Climate Skeptics

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

This study from Stanford has documented yet again the total lack of credibility and expertise among climate skeptics, yet as long as Fox News and talk radio exist, the public will continue to be duped.

Wind Energy Solution: Wires Across the Water

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The solution to a perplexing and complicated problem -- supplying continuous energy from a variable source -- could have a fairly simple solution: make connections, create a network, share the resource. Sound familiar?

Intelligent Design's Coffin Is Still Empty

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

If the scientific community wants to dislodge Intelligent Design, they need to start by admitting that their efforts have been an abysmal failure so far.

Intelligent Design: Scientifically and Religiously Bankrupt

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

In case you had any doubt, the last nail was just placed in the coffin of intelligent design (ID). And, in case you had any doubt, that last nail joins many others that have been in place for quite some time.

Too Darn Hot: Climate Change, Heat Stress, Human Life

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

According to the authors of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences there is a definite possibility that global warming could raise temperatures enough to be fatal to humans.

San Francisco's Characteristic Fog Thins By A Third Due To Climate Change

Telegraph | Richard Alleyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The coastal fog along the Californian coast has declined by a third over the past 100 years -- the equivalent of three hours cover a day, new research...

Mutant Genes Key To Living To 100: Researchers

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

There is a clear link between living to 100 and inheriting a hyperactive version of an enzyme that prevents cells from ageing, researchers say....

Shar-pei Wrinkles Explained By Dog Geneticists

BBC News | Jonathan Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just how did the Shar-pei get its famous wrinkled appearance? Scientists who have analysed the genetics of 10 pedigree dog breeds believe they now ha...