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BOOM: Classroom Science Experiment Is Spectacular

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

What happens when you combine a garbage bin, liquid nitrogen and 1,500 ping pong balls? Before you find out, University of Plymouth chemistry professo...

Introducing the Center for Science and the Imagination

Ed Finn | Posted 11.24.2012 | College
Ed Finn

On Monday, September 24, 2012 we started something new at Arizona State University: the Center for Science and the Imagination. Our mission is to foster creative and ambitious thinking about the future.

PHOTOS: 17 Most Bizarre Medical Treatments

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

Primum non nocere. That Latin phrase, meaning "first, do no harm," has been part of medical training since ancient times. But in the not-too-dista...

Cara Santa Maria

Do Animals Have A Sense Of Humor?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.25.2012 | Science

LOLCats may make us laugh out loud, but do the kittens in these adorable memes find their own behavior funny? I wondered about humor in the animal kin...

Weird Rock To Get Close Look From Mars Rover

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.24.2012 | Science

Curiosity's robotic arm is set to get its first workout. It's been tasked with examining a football-sized rock whose odd pyramidal shape caught the ey...

Gluttony Reseachers Turn Rats Into M&M Eating Machines

Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/20/2012 12:22 PM EDT on LiveScience A part of the brain usually associated with move...

WATCH: Climate Change Gets Autotuned With Bill Nye In Remix

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green

A recent Symphony of Science video titled "Our Biggest Challenge" uses musical creativity to shed light on the seriousness of climate change -- all wh...

Neanderthal 'Fashion Sense' Spotlighted By Fossil Study

Posted 09.19.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 09/18/2012 04:28 PM EDT on LiveScience A new analysis of bird bones at Neanderthal sites suggests our ext...

Cara Santa Maria

Do We Control Our Own Brains?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

I was recently asked to join HuffPost Live Producer/Host Janet Varney for a conversation about free will. What does the science say? And how does the ...

Headless Statue Discovery Shows Antiquities' Peculiar Plight

Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/18/2012 08:21 AM EDT on LiveScience Two headless Roman statues have been discovered ...

Scientists Find Odd Gaps In Visual Perception Of Men, Women

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

Men and women see the world differently--and not just in a metaphorical sense. A new study from psychologists at Vanderbilt University shows that wome...

WHAT'S THAT? Electron Microscope Reveals Strange Features Of Familiar Items

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.17.2012 | Science

Electron microscopes give scientists a close-up look at tiny things--cells, germs, crystals, and even certain molecules. But as you can see in this se...

WATCH: How To Boil Water Without Bubbles

| Posted 09.17.2012 | Science

By: Katharine Sanderson of Nature magazine One trick to test whether a frying pan is hot enough is to sprinkle water on it. If the surface is suffic...

Tattered Sandals Lead Archeologists To Major Discovery In Europe

Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 09/14/2012 12:39 PM EDT on LiveScience Archaeologists say they've identified the oldest known Roman military fort...

Cara Santa Maria

What If We Lost The Coral Reefs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.17.2012 | Science

Imagine if the reefs of the world, once coated by colorful corals, suddenly became bare. What would it mean for humanity? I reached out to Dr. Stua...

E.T. Hunters Rethink Habitability Of Alien Planets

Posted 09.16.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/14/2012 07:38 AM EDT on SPACE.com Life may be able to survive on a broader set of alien worlds than astronomers...

LOOK: Amazing Heart Of Huge Globular Star Cluster

Posted 09.15.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/14/2012 07:39 AM EDT on SPACE.com Countless stars at the core of a nearby star cluster look like glowing, multi...

Secret U.S. Spy Satellite Launches After Long Delay

Posted 09.15.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/13/2012 06:34 PM EDT on SPACE.com A secret U.S. spy satellite launched into space atop a 19-story rocket Thursd...

WATCH: You'll Never Believe What's Levitating This Water

| Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

By Joanne Manaster From Argonne Labs comes this intriguing video demonstrating the acoustic levitation of liquids on a piece of equipment developed f...

'Psychopathic' President Study Produces Surprising Results

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

Lack of guilt, fearlessness and interpersonal dominance -- that may sound like a description of a high-powered executive or politician, but it's actua...

Ebola Outbreak Could Soon Reach Deadly Tipping Point

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Science

KINSHASA, Sept 13 (Reuters) - An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo risks spreading to major towns if not brough...

Cara Santa Maria

Redhead Genetics: What Does The Future Hold?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

Happy Roodharigendag (that's Redhead Day in Dutch). It's a summer festival that takes place the first weekend in September in the Netherlands. This ye...

Scientists See Snow On Mars (And It's Not Made Of Water)

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

Earth wasn't the only planet that was pounded with snow this past winter. New data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates that the Red Planet ...

Math World Abuzz With Claims Of 'Astounding' Solution

Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 09/11/2012 09:17 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A Japanese mathematician claims to have the proof for the ABC c...

Look: Awesome NASA Photo Compares Massive Fiery Filament With Earth's Circumference

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.12.2012 | Science

On Aug. 31, a massive filament of super-heated plasma exploding out from the sun and into outer space was captured in photos and film collected by NAS...