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Think Design Think

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science
Jens Martin Skibsted

Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. It has become a universal medium for expressing ideas, raising fundamental questions and addressing social challenges.

For the Most Lethal Cancer: Find the Best Science

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

Staying on top of what is happening in leading scientific research is a lifeline for all pancreatic cancer patients and families. We have the most lethal cancer, and yet only 2 percent of the federal funding is directed to pancreatic cancer research!

Peter Kareiva, Transformative Conservation Scientist, to Lead UCLA Institute

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Part of his focus at UCLA will include research into urban conservation, improving environmental communications, and exploring the role of consumer choices in pushing businesses to go green.

Burma's Other Silent Struggle: Malaria

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

All is not silent in Burma. There's malaria. Drug-resistant malaria, to be exact. It's the other silent struggle, and very few are talking about it.

Dying for a Natural Explanation

Nigel Hughes | Posted 07.29.2015 | World
Nigel Hughes

Voices that promoted the value and beauty of viewing the world naturally were cut down by those who prefer a particular supernatural explanation for our origins and, although happening half a world away, this issue resonates directly with critical choices that our own society must make.

The Climate Question That Should Be Asked in the Upcoming Presidential Debates

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Peter H. Gleick

Given the seriousness of the global climate change threat, the tremendously strong scientific consensus about it, and the critical role that the United States must play in any international agreements about national and global responses, it is vital to know how the next President would address this issue.

While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let's Eliminate Malaria Deaths

Terrie E. Taylor | Posted 07.28.2015 | Health News
Terrie E. Taylor

The malaria parasite is a formidable and wily foe. It has become deeply entrenched, and bobs and weaves through both its hosts -- man and mosquito -- with impunity. Within minutes of its injection into the skin by the bite of a female mosquito, it vanishes into the liver, becoming the proverbial needle in a haystack for seven to 14 days.

A Space Accordian Makes Infinity

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Beware what follows! I have no more right to be thinking, much less writing, these words than the last drunk picked up in Times Square last night. But, I am, possibly, different from that guy because I read the Science Times in the New York Times on June 9th. I doubt they supply the TIMES daily in jail?

Are We All Potentially Evil?: A New Dramatic Film Based on the Stanford Prison Experiment Reveals Why Good People Turn Bad

Michael Shermer | Posted 07.27.2015 | Science
Michael Shermer

Unlike most filmic reenactments of real-life events in which considerable poetic license is taken to punch up the drama, none is needed for this film because the subjects themselves produced enough gravitas to keep the narrative arc moving toward its shattering conclusion.

The Pope and Civic Studies

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Harry Boyte

Civic studies is a movement to challenge detachment. We seek to reintegrate what the modern world and theories of knowledge based on the stance of being "outside the world" have split apart. Laudato Si' and the civic studies movement both seek a reintegration of body and mind.

The New Earth-Like Planet: Notes On Difficulties in Divulgation of Scientific Concepts

Francesca D'Antona | Posted 07.25.2015 | Science
Francesca D'Antona

Kepler 452b host star is very similar to our Sun, so it has about the solar luminosity. Being 1400 light years away, it is a modest, insignificant star, of about 13th magnitude in the visible band of the spectrum -- stars are visible by eye, in a dark night, down to about sixth magnitude

The Need to Know

Barry Kibrick | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science
Barry Kibrick

Our conversation of this primal drive to know is divided into two parts. The first episode airing this week takes us from our primitive ancestors who lived in trees to Sir Isaac Newton. In Part II, which airs next week, we go from the wisdom of Newton to the most current knowledge we have about our universe.

Fashion's Biological Future Is Now

Joshua Katcher | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Joshua Katcher

In an industry notorious for transience, flux and experimentation, it's counterintuitive to consider that the fashion system is stuck in a rut when it comes to materials and real sustainability.

Why the Oldest Qur'an Is so Important for Muslims

Nafees Syed | Posted 07.24.2015 | Religion
Nafees Syed

Professor Thomas has sharply noted why this is discovery is so monumental for Muslims. It appears to affirm what Muslims to believe is the greatest miracle of Islam--that it is unchanged from its point of revelation and to the end of time.

Republican Abortion Policy Is Based on Pseudoscience

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

In their attempts to prove the cerebral cortex as unnecessary for pain perception and consciousness, Republicans have lazily attempted to simplify the very nature of how we perceive the world to half-explored "science." With their cowardly simplification of the situation, they will be left behind on the scientific and philosophical journey to the discovery of our deepest truths.

Disconnected in an Overconnected World (Part 3)

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Menas C. Kafatos

Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D Jay Kumar, Ph.D. Your brain craves more downtime! We all know the benefits of what a relaxing summer vacation can do to rechar...

Life's Hard Realities Demand Science

Stella Salvo | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Stella Salvo

The experience in Ethiopia will once again ground me in reality. The opportunity to be of service is the other. My only wish is that more Americans could share in this kind of experience. I think it could result in important changes to some of their views.

Pseudoscientific Republican Abortion Law Attacks Rape Victims and the Poor

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

The Republican attempts to legislate lies into the science of prenatal consciousness demonstrate GOP's political ineptitude, not its principles. Even with the Republicans' pseudoscientific notions aside, they have refused to adequately consider the impact of their ideology on complex and real families.

Disgusted Into Better Eating

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If ice cream were associated with filth, disease and desolation, rather than with long summer days, azure beaches and beautiful, fit, thin, sun-kissed people, could we overcome our sweet tooth and like it just a little less?

Researching Marijuana for Therapeutic Purposes: The Potential Promise of Cannabidiol (CBD)

Nora Volkow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science
Nora Volkow

CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions. Addressing barriers that slow clinical research with CBD would accelerate progress.

WATCH: 3 Ways Sunshine Makes You Happy and Healthy

HooplaHa | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
HooplaHa

We all feel a little happier on a sunny day or riding in a car with the windows down. Sometimes the most calming place to be is sitting on the beach l...

Science Confirms, There's Nothing Worse Than a Know-It-All A**hole

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science
Van Winkle's

Sometimes, health and behavior studies validate our personal quirks and lifestyle choices. For example, when "science says" doodling helps us focus or...

Mental Illness, Societal Oppression, and My Rebuttal to Bruce Levine

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
J Nelson Aviance

In a recent piece posted on Salon.com, Bruce E. Levine made the bold statement that: For nearly two decades, Big Pharma commercials have falsely tol...

Rubik's Cube Champion On Whether Puzzles And Intelligence Are Linked

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.23.2015 | Sports

Over the weekend, Feliks Zemdegs of Australia took home his second straight Rubik’s Cube world title at the 2015 Rubik’s Cube World ...

The Superbugs in Our Food Supply Must Be Stopped

Lance B. Price | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

The food safety system in the U.S. has traditionally monitored a few well-known bacteria. We look for bugs such as Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter because they cause millions of food-borne infections every year. Today, my colleagues and I published research suggesting that it is time to add another pathogen to the list of bad bugs in our food.