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Godfather Of Marijuana Research Says He's Never Even Tried The Stuff

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.31.2017 | Politics

Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam spent decades unlocking the mysteries of marijuana in a lab, but his fascination with one of the world’s most popu...

Trump’s New Travel Ban Could Hinder Research On HIV And Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A scientist at Harvard Medical School planned to keep on collaborating with Iranian academics on HIV/AIDS research. Scholars at Columbi...

Largest Genetic Study To Date Reveals Broad Spectrum Of Autism

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.07.2017 | Healthy Living

A large-scale new study aims to crack the genetic code for autism, identifying 18 new genetic variations linked to an increased risk for the disorder....

These Are the Best Ways to Improve the Scientific Publication Process

Quora | Posted 02.13.2017 | Science

How should the scientific publication process be rethought to be more meritocratic? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowled...

Hypersensitivity To Guilt May Be At The Heart Of OCD

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.15.2017 | Healthy Living

Nobody likes to feel guilt. But when a fear of doing harm to others and feeling guilty as a result gets too severe, it can become pathological. Excess...

Why Academic Research is So Unpredictable and What We Can Do to Fix It

Quora | Posted 02.09.2017 | Science

What is the reproducibility crisis, and what can the academic community to do solve it? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share kno...

We're One Step Closer To Long-Term Birth Control For Men

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living

A new experiment testing a non-hormonal, injectable form of contraception on male monkeys has proven successful, bringing us one step closer to long-t...

The Role Of Research In The Age Of Trump

The Heller School | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics
The Heller School

By Jeffrey Prottas We all have values and an image in our mind of the way the world should be. These are our roadmap for seeking to improve society, w...

What An Acid Trip Reveals About How The Brain Creates Meaning

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.04.2017 | Healthy Living

When tripping on acid, people often say that everyday objects become drenched with deep meaning and significance. In The Doors of Perception, Aldous ...

Angles and Loops: A Gaze at Emily Dickinson's Poetry

Andrew K. Smith | Posted 01.31.2017 | Education
Andrew K. Smith

Angles & Loops: A Gaze at Emily Dickinson's Poetry "Bring Me the Sunset in a Cup." --Emily Dickinson Dickinson uses imagery in her poetry to draw...

Academics: How plugging into well-connected colleagues can help research fly

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.31.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

Michael E. Rose, University of Cape Town and Co-Pierre Georg, University of Cape Town Informal intellectual collaboration is crucial for good social ...

With A Stroke Of A Pen, Trump May Have Sparked An American Brain Drain

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

Mohammed Salih is precisely the type of academic the United States would want to keep within its borders: a 33-year-old doctoral student at the Univer...

How Technologies are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care

McLean Hospital | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD In today's world, everyone carries a smartphone. Why not capitalize on this and develop apps t...

More Evidence Discrimination May Be Hurting Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 01.19.2017 | Healthy Living

The ugly consequences of discrimination include a wide array of obvious and straightforward ills, from unequal opportunities at work to personal and s...

Celebrity Worship And The American Mind

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 01.09.2017 | Media
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

We, as the viewing audience, are drawn to celebrities and famous people in ways we are not even aware. Within the lives of the celebrated lie the hopes and dreams of the rest of us.

Introducing Farm-Level Loss Into the Food Waste Discussion

Nancy Creamer | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Nancy Creamer

Co-authored by Lisa K. Johnson, PhD student, Center for Environmental Farming Systems, North Carolina State University By now, the 40% of food that's...

Ensuring Research for Health in a New Administration

Mary Woolley | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Co-authored by The Honorable John Edward Porter, U.S. Representative (1980 - 2001) and Research!America Board Chair As President-elect Donald Trum...

Robust Design Compliance as a strong competitive advantage

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Anna Lykke Lundholm-Andersen Compliance with various standards in product development often amounts to intense requirements within ...

Decision making in the Anthropocene

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

By Kevin Noone, Stockholm University and Bjørn K. Haugland, DNV GL. Imagine this: After a long, productive day you go to bed knowing that not one of...

A Prescription for Smart Government Rulemaking

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 12.20.2016 | Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Imagine the rising din of buzzing wings. Millions of mosquitoes flitting about in dense swarms on a small island. Now imagine an equally cacophonous ...

The Guy Behind 'Wait But Why' Shares the Most Interesting Things He Knows

Quora | Posted 12.14.2016 | Science

What are some of the most interesting things you've learned since starting Wait But Why? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network ...

Shark sightings are higher in a shark tank

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

What do shark sightings; startup failure and data analytics have in common? Well, if your name is Mike or Peter your chances of encountering a shark ...

PTSD: Can Genetics Affect Your Risk?

McLean Hospital | Posted 12.06.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD A majority of the US population is exposed to a psychological trauma during their life. For ce...

2,300 Leading Scientists Send Trump A Clear Warning: We're Watching You

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.02.2016 | Science

More than 2,300 scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize recipients, have a warning for Donald Trump: Respect science or prepare for a fight. In an open l...

An Uncomfortable Truth: Too Many Young People Experience Fear Every Day In America

John Gomperts | Posted 11.21.2016 | Education
John Gomperts

While the recent campaign and election moved fear to the forefront in a great many households, the uncomfortable truth is that for far too many young ...