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William T. Talman, MD | Posted 12.29.2012 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Did you ever consider why the thing scientists do is called "research"? Where did the "re" come from? If it derives from "repeat," as some might suggest, then it is no surprise that the answer to that question really defines why science is what it is.

For Science, a Consequential Election

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Underlying the Romney-Ryan agenda is a fundamental mistrust of the power of modern biology, of which stem cell research is but a symbol.

'Single Gene May Hold Key to Life Itself'

Nathaniel Comfort | Posted 11.23.2012 | Science
Nathaniel Comfort

Distortions and sensationalism really only explain how deterministic stories persist -- not why. There must be something satisfying and lucrative about "gene-for" stories. What is so sexy about a gene for IQ?

Accepting the Challenge of Continued U.S. Science Leadership

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.12.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

Research Corporation for Science Advancement pledges to work aggressively to rally our academic colleagues, sister foundations, and other like-minded organizations for a frontal assault on the current stumbling blocks impeding the production of more top-quality science and scientists.

I Owe It All to Science

Soyeun Yang | Posted 11.10.2012 | College
Soyeun Yang

Through the other participants and the sights we saw, my eyes were opened to how vast the world really was, yet how some things remain universal -- one of them being people and another being science.

A Biologist and a Chemist Walk Into a Bar...

Meera Bhanu | Posted 08.26.2012 | Science
Meera Bhanu

Life as a researcher is no walk in the park, but a passion for science (along with ample amounts of perseverance) can go a long way. We might look like geeks, but it's good to know that the producers of The Big Bang Theory have got our backs!

This Is What Pure Joy Looks Like! (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.22.2012 | Teen

Last month, 15-year-old Jack Andraka won first place at the world's largest high school science research competition, the Intel Science and Engineerin...

Congress Could Deal Death Blow to American Scientific Exceptionalism

Robert Forrest | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Robert Forrest

The pattern of polarizing rhetoric and inability to compromise is sure to continue. However, both Democratic and Republican voters should insist their leaders act and agree to maintain funding for scientific research and development.

The Health of Science

Dr. Arturo Casadevall | Posted 07.29.2012 | Science
Dr. Arturo Casadevall

We call for nothing short of a major reformation of the scientific enterprise.

We Need a Crash Course in Citizen Science

Stuart Firestein | Posted 05.11.2012 | Science
Stuart Firestein

So what is the way in? How do we get to appreciate and understand and participate in science without having to collect a few PhDs? Though it may seem a curious perspective, I suggest ignorance.

Check This Box: Science Is Getting Easier/Harder/Both/Neither?

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 06.06.2012 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

We seem to be in a transition period from a marvelously rich era of discovery in the last thirty years to an era in which new concepts and methods will be required to gain access to another range of powerful discoveries.

Super Committee Fail Jeopardizes Science Research

Neal Sweeney | Posted 01.31.2012 | San Francisco
Neal Sweeney

In spite of the great benefits of the U.S.'s long-standing commitment to basic science research and the breakthroughs it has enabled, Congress stands poised to undermine this cornerstone of American economic competitiveness.

Our Challenge: Motivating the Next 'Joe Montanas' in Science and Engineering

Larry Bock | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Larry Bock

As sure as football rules in autumn, motivating and educating the next generation of innovators is a competition we cannot afford to lose.

Are We Still a Nation of Science?

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

More than fifty percent of our economic growth since World War II is attributable to science and technology; this is the best investment our country has ever made.

Investing in Our Future Is the Best Way to Fix the Nation's Economy Over the Long Run

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

I am dumbfounded that we are considering cutting federal investments in science and technology that will reduce debt over the long run and ensure that there are well-paying jobs for future generations.

Harvard Students Promote Science Education in New Book

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James M. Gentile

Five current or recent Harvard undergraduates hope to inspire high school students to become involved in science with a new book titled Success with Science: The Winners' Guide to High School Research.

The World Is Moving Forward Without Us

Dr. Seth Berkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Seth Berkley

Advance Market Commitment (AMC) is a new market-based financing mechanism that accelerates the delivery of life-saving vaccines for children worldwide.

Science for Us, but Also for the World

Dr. Seth Berkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Seth Berkley

The Obama administration should extend its fervor for science to its foreign aid policy, putting science and technology at the heart of U.S. assistance to the developing world.