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Climate Change This Week: US Kabooming, Solar Winning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner @@ How To Com...

The HIV Test at 30: More Essential Than Ever

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Compared with 30 years ago, people who test positive for HIV -- and their partners -- have many more options. And, the benefits of HIV testing have only increased.

Climate Change: A Conversation About Art, Investment and Science

Jody Christopherson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green
Jody Christopherson

If governments fail us again, then businesses, families, institutional investors, individuals, artists will have to take the lead and make sure humanity has a chance to survive.

The New Dietary Guidelines: Outrage and Yawns

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The advisory committee's recommendations inform the government's guidelines, and those affect policies, action and choices. They affect everything from school lunches to SNAP to the food industry, and also the way we personally fill our plate.

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: The Taste of Mathematics

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 02.25.2015 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Flavor is where it's all at. Anybody can put properly cooked food on the plate, but does it taste like all it can be?

How Junk Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison For Life

The Intercept | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

JUST BEFORE DAWN, on the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1992, a small house caught fire in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a few miles northeast of...

We're Fat And Sick And The Broccoli Did It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It's no big surprise that someone untrained in research methods would tell us all what the research really means and why the scientists on this committee -- all trained to do research and interpret it -- are just a bunch of hacks. But that the New York Times would allocate its imprimatur and rarefied real estate to an infomercial masquerading as an Op-Ed is a lamentably disappointing surprise.

Climate Change This Week: Apple Goes Solar, Apocalyptic US Droughts Predicted, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...

'I'd Like to Thank the Academics...'

Christopher King | Posted 02.19.2015 | Science
Christopher King

To some observers, the significance of the Oscars runs deep. The awards--and what they tell us about art, commerce, psychology, and society itself--constitute a topic for scholarly investigation.

Why Do They Call It Plastic Surgery?

Quora | Posted 02.20.2015 | Style
Quora

Plastic Surgery is broad surgical specialty that requires a minimum 5 year residency after completing medical school. The word Plastic in plastic surgery comes from the word plastikos which is greek for "to mould" and it got this name because in general plastic surgery involves manipulating and moving tissue around to suit a specific purpose.

Distracted Driving, Distracted Eating

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Mind you, I'm as guilty as anyone of eating lunch at my computer. But I do have some rules that I've been able to stick to: We eat a family dinner every day, un-rushed, no electronic distractions allowed, and I limit eating-while-distracted to low caloric density, highly nutritious foods, such as veggies and fruit.

Ubiquitous Biotech in a Time of Ignorance

Techonomy | Posted 02.19.2015 | Science
Techonomy

This is just the beginning of the golden age of ubiquitous biotech. I wish the American public understood the promise all around them.

Why It's So Hard for Americans to Talk About Science

Techonomy | Posted 02.19.2015 | Science
Techonomy

When it comes to scientific topics, both scientists and laypeople hide behind the excuse that the general public in this country simply doesn't have the education to process such complex information. This is leading to real problems.

A Gold Digger's Guide to the Universe

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

We all love gold, but the best and fastest way to get more of it is by doing what we have been doing for thousands of years. Learn geology, get lucky, and hope for a gold vein!

World Catching On to Importance of Blue Economy

Sebastian Troeng | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green
Sebastian Troeng

Humans have always depended on the "blue" covering most of our planet. Yet only recently have we become more aware of the magnitude of our impacts -- and realized what we must do to conserve and be able to continue to benefit from these waters.

Facts Amore: Tips From Italy Tour For Presenting Science

David Saddington | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science
David Saddington

In the long-term academics need to start making concessions and communicate science with clarity, especially for topics which have profound impacts upon society such as climate change.

Conflict On The Surface: An Excerpt from 'The Orbital Perspective'

Ron Garan | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science
Ron Garan

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth, only crewmates, and we all have a responsibility to mind the ship and take care of our crew-mates. In fact, when we pull back temporally and look at long-term effects, it becomes apparent that we must collaborate, for the survival of life on Earth.

The Unbreakable Bond: Siblings' Lasting Impressions, Explained By Science

Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact

Remember that time when you drew on your sister's homework (textbooks included) and afterwards she still read your favorite bedtime story? Or that oth...

Cholesterol, Unscrambled

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whether adding eggs to your diet will confer benefit, harm, or neither, almost certainly depends on what you are now eating instead of eggs, and what eggs would be displacing.

5 Reasons the Republican Party Might Be a Cult

Hal Donahue | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Are Republicans and many conservatives in a cult? The thought arose from a letter to the editor of the Scranton Times-Tribune by Mr. William Lewis,...

Climate Change This Week: Norway Divests, Siberia Melts, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Not enough is known to predict why the high pressure system occasionally allows an atmospheric river to sneak in and water California, though reports Andres Thompson at Climate Central. The latest river is far from significantly easing California drought.

Sending Messages to ET: Just Say No, at Least for Now

Eric Korpela | Posted 02.16.2015 | Science
Eric Korpela

Here's why I think transmitting is a mistake in more detail than the statement gives. This is not necessarily the view of the other people who signed the statement.

Geoengineering and the Fight Against Climate Change: An Interview with David W. Keith

Bryce Goodman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Bryce Goodman

Unsurprisingly, there are a number of uncertainties and undesirable side-effects with this plan and some oppose even studying geoengineering. To date, there has been no major publicly funded research program in geoengineering.

Watch Octopuses Meet for Blind Date, Tricky Sex

Katherine Harmon Courage | Posted 02.19.2015 | Science
Katherine Harmon Courage

On February 14, Hazel and Franklin will meet for a blind date. There is a good chance things will get heavy; it will likely be the first -- and possibly the last -- chance either has for sex in their adult lives. There is also a small chance Franklin will get eaten.

Jonathan Cohn

Why Scott Walker's Views On Evolution Are Totally Relevant

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Scott Walker doesn’t want reporters to ask him about his position on evolution. That’s one more reason why they should. Walker, the newly re-el...