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Thinking Across Disciplines to Drive Science and Policy

Antonia Sohns | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Antonia Sohns

Right after meeting with post-doctoral students to discuss river hydrology, Dr. Margaret Palmer welcomed me into her office to discuss science, communication and the work of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland.

Kate Sheppard

Jeb Bush: It's 'Intellectual Arrogance' To Agree With Scientists About Humans Driving Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that while he acknowledges "the climate is changing," he's not clear on...

The Case for Boundary Breaking Education

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Twice daily, the moon pulls more than a cubic mile of the Pacific Ocean into the Puget Sound. The sea travels 50 miles past the ports of Seattle and Tacoma where the tide raises an average of eight feet against aging piers, sea front restaurants, and the bulkheads of expensive homes.

Applauding #girlswithtoys

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 05.20.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Over the weekend, an online firestorm erupted when an astronomer referred to "boys with toys" when talking about telescopes during an interview with NPR.

How the Greeks Explained the World

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.20.2015 | Science
Evaggelos Vallianatos

We selectively abandoned the Greek model of natural philosophy, living in harmony with the natural world, for the illusion of becoming the masters of the natural world and the cosmos.

Ex Machina Movie Review: Should We Be Scared?

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Katharine Rose

There are many reasons to be impressed with Ex Machina, the recently released, exceptionally well-done sci-fi thriller directed by Alex Garland, starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander. Most notably, however, is its ability to be both ordinary and unique at the same time.

Successful Women Outside the Boardroom

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Geri Spieler

We too often equate wildly successful women with business acumen. In fact, there are many successful women outside the boardroom who have great success stories who are not part of the world of business.

I'm Admitting My Shame: I. Am. A. Crowdfunder.

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

As a three-time crowdfunder let me tell you a little secret: almost no one gets rich. There are a few exceptions, those are celebrities and people pre-selling really cool gadgets.

What Can Vampires Teach Us About the Parasites All Around Us?

Pavan Kadandale | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science
Pavan Kadandale

While these kinds of biological and behavioral modifications are extreme and have an element of science fiction to them, they are rooted in real science and offer tremendous value in making the academics of parasite biology come alive in an educational setting.

Is There Really a 'Wanderlust Gene'?

Map Happy | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

A recent Elite Daily article claimed some people are just born to be travelers -- literally -- because they possess one very particular gene. But it's a serious oversimplification to chalk up wanderlust tendencies to one piece of genetic hardwiring.

Women in Business Q&A: Dr. Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Nanobiosym

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dr. Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chairman and CEO of the Nanobiosym in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A world renowned nanotechnology scientist and entr...

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

#GirlsWithToys Campaign Proves Once And For All That Women Have A Place In STEM

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News

Here's yet another reminder that women totally kick ass in any field they want. Shrinivas Kulkarni, astronomy and planetary science professor at t...

How Science Brought Me Closer to God

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 05.15.2015 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Growing up, I was taught to always speak the truth, to be kind to others, to serve humanity in all ways possible, and to never expect any form of thanks in return.

Could X-Wings Fly in Real Life?

Quora | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

First let's assume you mean could it fly here on Earth in our atmosphere. Anything can fly in space in zero gravity with the right propulsion on it, even a brick.

Behold This Glorious Multicolored Crayfish From Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green

Some crayfish are just cray. And then there's this one, which is the whole box of crayons. Christian Lukhaup, a German scientist, has officially id...

Christianity's Supernova: Why the Church's Loss Isn't Necessarily the Progressives' Gain

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

When a big old star runs out of fuel, it collapses of its own weight. That's what appears to be happening to Christianity, at least in the advanced countries where it once dominated.

Why Are Our Genitals Between Our Legs?

Quora | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weird News
Quora

Genitals are between the legs of every vertebrate. In those that don't have legs, it's between where the legs would be (the fins of fish) or where they were (the legs of reptiles that evolved into snakes, which still have them there). They got that way because they're an outgrowth of the excretory tract. In other vertebrates, the excretory and reproductive orifice is the same. It took the mammals to build it into a separate set of genitals.

Eleni Antoniadou Wants To Change Medicine Forever -- And She's Only 27

HuffPost Greece | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

Eleni Antoniadou, 27, is an extraordinary young scientist who hopes to change the face of medicine. Named one of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in...

We Must Be Our Own Kennedy

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Sometimes you have to change course to get on course. And the first small step in doing so may be to realize you didn't really know where you were going in the first place - and why.

When Lightning Strikes Airplanes

Map Happy | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Before anyone starts to freak out about lightning striking them clear out of the air with the force of God, having lightning hit a plane is really no biggie.

Questioning the Experience of Isolation

The QUESTion Project | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
The QUESTion Project

There is power in the realization that we aren't alone in asking the big questions, nor are we the only ones experiencing times of joy, moments of frustration, grand victories, or humbling defeats.

Climate Change This Week: Cloudy Problems, Solar Charity and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

International Science With the U.S. and CERN

Alice Bean | Posted 05.11.2015 | Science
Alice Bean

I was happy to attend the White House ceremony on May 7 to sign the agreement between the U.S. and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to renew the collaboration in particle physics and advanced computing.

Librarian Murdered by Egyptian Mob

Todd R. Miller | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Todd R. Miller

Many historians view Hypatia's murder as the symbolic death of classical antiquity, the advent of a thousand year period of intellectual darkness, whose eventual coda was the Renaissance.