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Alan Turing: His Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.10.2012 | Science

2012-07-09-Screenshot20120709at1.36.03PM.jpgThis year marks the 100th anniversary of mathematician and logician Alan Turing's birth.

Who Should Get Nobel Prize For Higgs Discovery?

Posted 07.08.2012 | Science

By: Francie Diep, InnovationNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 07/06/2012 06:03 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily There's the science, and then there's...

Vanishing Space Dust Baffles Astronomers

| Posted 07.08.2012 | Science

By Evelyn Lamb Planetary formation may occur more quickly than previously thought.A team of researchers observed a young star surrounded by a circum...

Mayan Calendar Expert Decodes December 2012 'Prophecy'

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Science

By Erik Vance It's a bright summer day at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Outside, in the sprawling front plaza rimmed by palm a...

Scientists Make 'Shotgun' For Dangerous Blood Clots

| Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

By Krystnell A. Storr Think of it as Liquid-Plumr for the circulatory system. Researchers have designed a clump of tiny particles that rides the cu...

WATCH: Higgs Boson, MinutePhysics Style

Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

In wake of CERN's big July 4 announcement regarding the Higgs boson discovery, we thought we'd share a short take on the Higgs from MinutePhysics, a Y...

WATCH: From Creepy To Cute, Human Face Forms In Womb

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

A first-of-its-kind animation gives new meaning to the phrase "baby face." Featured in a video clip from the BBC series "Inside the Human Body," CG...

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What Is The Turing Test?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.05.2012 | Science

In honor of the 100th anniversary of mathematician and logician Alan Turing's birth, I was lucky enough to sit down with some of the most influential ...

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Higgs Hoopla: Why Should I Care?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.14.2013 | Science

Editor's Note: This article originally published in July 2012 when scientists discovered a subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson. Have y...

Leaked CERN Video Points To Particle Discovery

Posted 07.03.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 07/03/2012 04:14 PM EDT on LiveScience As excitement builds over an expected announce...

There's No God (Damn) Particle

Tony Phillips | Posted 09.02.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

I imagine an international physics symposium must be rather like Lord of the Flies, only very clean and with laptops and accents. Here's something no one in a white coat will say outright, "Of course we didn't really find anything." But they didn't. They can't.

Brain To Blame For Chronic Pain?

| Posted 07.02.2012 | Science

By Sarah C. P. Williams The vast majority of adults have had a sore back at some point in their lives. If they're lucky, the pain subsides after a f...

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WATCH: Women In Science On 'Attack Of The Show'

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.01.2012 | Science

As an advocate for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, I always enjoy talking about why more women should work in the s...

THIS WEEKEND: Space Station Trio To Make Homecoming Journey

Posted 07.01.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 06/30/2012 08:07 AM EDT on SPACE.com Three astronauts living on the International Space Station will return home to Eart...

THIS WEEKEND: 'Leap Second' To Still World's Clocks

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Saturday night will stretch longer by a second. A leap second. International timekeepers are adding a second to the clock at midnight u...

PHOTOS: Spectacular Photos Of Space, Courtesy NASA

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2012 | Science

From May’s “supermoon” to June’s transit of Venus, 2012 has offered astronomy buffs a bumper crop of celestial events--but you don't have to...

Which Candidate Better At Battling Space Aliens? Poll Gives Answer

Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/28/2012 03:56 PM EDT on SPACE.com Anyone who has seen "Independence Day" knows that strong, capable le...

Scientists Explain 'End Date' Seen In Ancient Mayan Text

Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/28/2012 04:22 PM EDT on LiveScience A newly discovered Mayan text reveals the "...

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Nora Ephron On Women In Science: We Won’t Forget

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

I remember in high school her saying, "Now what'd you want to take that science class for? There's no girls in that science class. You take home ec, w...

Asteroid Hunters Unveil Bold Plan To Protect Planet

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 08.28.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Who will protect us from a killer asteroid? A team of ex-NASA astronauts and scientists thinks it's up to them. In a bold plan unveile...

Little Bubbles' May Bring Big Change In Medical Care

| Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By Sarah C. P. Williams John Kheir knows what it's like to lose a race against time with oxygen. In October 2006, the pediatric critical care doctor...

Comedian Gives Carl Sagan Papers To Library Of Congress

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Seth MacFarlane once included a gag on his animated TV comedy "Family Guy" about an "edited for rednecks" version of Carl Sagan's "Cosmo...

Fossilized Teeth Reveal Big Surprise About Early Humans' Diet

| Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By Ann Gibbons Talk about a high-fiber diet: the newest member of the human family, Australopithecus sediba, ate enough bark, leaves, and fruit that...

Solar Tornado Study May Help Solve Longstanding Mystery

Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 06/27/2012 01:17 PM EDT on SPACE.com For years, scientists have struggled to determine why the sun's atmosphere is...

Strange 'Fairy Circles' Stump Scientists

Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/27/2012 05:03 PM EDT on LiveScience In the sandy desert grasslands of Namibia in sou...