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An Open Letter to My Students, on the Eve of a New Semester

Jess Kapp | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Jess Kapp

As a teacher, nothing feels better than connecting with the people who will move us forward into a bright future, filled with new ideas, innovations, and ground breaking discoveries. Yes, you are the people of whom I speak.

Real Spiritual: Decline

Brian Akers | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion
Brian Akers

While traditional church may be in decline mine is just starting to thrive. If I listen to this narrative that "churching" is going out of style I might hang up my hat and think, "I got to the party too late and now no one wants to dance anymore."

Scientists Share Weirdly Wondrous Animals In Twitter #CuteOff

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.01.2015 | Good News

Major props to these scientists for introducing us to a whole new world of wonderfully wacky animals.  People in the science community took to Tw...

The Religion of Oliver Sacks

S. Brent Plate | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

I must admit, there have been times when I've really wanted to blurt out something foul -- on the highway, during arguments with my husband or when trying to get the cap off of a bottle of ibuprofen when I'm particularly hormonal -- and wished there was an effective alternative to blurting the F-word.

Outrageous Acts of Thinking: The Misuse of Science

Deborah Berebichez | Posted 09.01.2015 | Science
Deborah Berebichez

What distinguishes an outrageous idea from a reasonable one? And how are these different from a true or a false idea? I suspect that many people confuse reasonable/outrageous with true/false, which can make it difficult to understand sometimes counterintuitive scientific findings.

This 50-Cent Paper Microscope Could 'Democratize Science'

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

A couple of months ago, I received an interesting package in the mail. It looked like a standard manila envelope, but inside was a device that could quite possibly revolutionize the way we view the microscopic world. I'm referring to the Foldscope, an origami-based optical microscope that is small enough to fit inside your pocket. The real kicker: the entire cost of the instrument is less than one dollar.

The Transformative Potential of Sustainability Education

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Engagement in a child's education experience makes sense because in the brain-based economy, education is even more central than ever to a child's long-term success and well-being. Last week I started to think about how important that learning process will be to achieving the transition to a sustainable and renewable global economy.

10 Ways for Kids to Find Their Own Score Card to Maximize Learning at School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Schools have rules, grades, tests, competitions, and hopefully, learning. If kids want to enjoy school, be inspired, maintain their desires for discovery, and have fun, they need to find their own pace at learning and not be pressured into doing more or less.

From Killer Fans to Jettisoning Jet Lag: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.28.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the new law making Times Square illegal, legendary killer fans in Korea, and an innovative cure for jet lag.

Schools for Sustainability Inc. Praises Stanley and the Green Technology Team

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 08.29.2015 | Education
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Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Recently, we had the pleasure of interviewing Stanley Dorsainville. His captivating personal journey and commitment to human rights have driven him to accomplish quite astounding feats before the age of 26.

Mediator : je ne signerai pas la pétition contre Servier

Guy Vallancien | Posted 08.29.2015 | France
Guy Vallancien

SANTE - Si les pétitions sur Internet doivent remplacer la justice dans l'examen de la part des responsabilités, bienvenue au lynchage médiatique sans autre forme de procès. Il est si facile de cliquer sur "oui" sans même se renseigner sur le sujet.

Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?

Three Ways Ed-Tech Can Help Bring Back the "Cool" Science Teacher

Osman Rashid | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Osman Rashid

When children fall in love with an educational subject, it is a great thing. This generally comes at a young age and through the influence of a particular teacher. Yet, as teachers become a dwindling resource and are over-worked and over-stressed, students are the ones that suffer.

The Need for Venture Science

Charles Eisenstein | Posted 08.27.2015 | Science
Charles Eisenstein

I just spent several hours down a rabbit hole. The topic was the "electric universe," an unconventional cosmological theory that emphasizes electromagnetism rather than gravity as the primary structuring force of the universe.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2015

Jeff Sullivan | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Jeff Sullivan

Comet Swift-Tuttle only passes the earth and circles the sun once every 133 years, but the earth passes through its trail of dust every year.  ...

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

WONDER WOMEN AT WORK: the California Stem Cell Agency vs. Huntington's Disease

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Don C. Reed

In the fields of medical research and patient advocacy, modern-day "wonder women" are not hard to find. But the evils they face are not comic at all.

Haunting Map Shows All Nuclear Bombs That Exploded Since 1945

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.27.2015 | Science

A poignant new visualization shows all 2,153 atomic bomb detonations that happened across the globe since testing began in 1945, mapping out...

Innovations in Science: The Cuban Research Connection

Olivier Dumon | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Olivier Dumon

Scientists the world over are typically quick to embrace relationships with like-minded colleagues in other countries regardless of international politics, so it's worth taking a look at what the collaborative opportunities might be for US/Cuban research.

Healing and Human Touch

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Early this summer, I spent several days in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV, with what proved in retrospect to be anaplasmosis (a nasty bit of tick-b...

Fight the Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric With Science

Jennifer Raff | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Raff

The goal is not only to improve science literacy in a general way, but also to get out the message that parents who vaccinate are in the majority and that their decision is supported by their community as well as other parents from all sides of the political and social spectrum.

Top 10 - 5 of 10 : When We Fell Out of Love With Science

Richard Koch | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

If nobody cares about the scientific truth, we are all victims of spin-doctors and demagogues, those who deliberately subvert the truth because it is convenient to their cause. Justice goes out the window.

The Real Creator of the Apple Watch Wasn't Steve Jobs, It Was Uncle Sam

Melissa A. Hines | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Melissa A. Hines

Transforming the original transistor into the devices that adorn the Apple Watch didn't require one advance, or ten advances, or even a hundred advances -- it took decades of effort by thousands of scientists and engineers in academic and industrial labs across the U.S.

5 Scientific Hacks to Maximize Your Vacation Happiness

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 08.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

Clearly, we are finding it difficult to take time off work. But when we do, emerging research in the field of occupational psychology is here to help us make the most of it. Here are a few ways to maximize your happiness during vacation and reap the benefits long after you're back to reality.

Poor Stewardship: Why The West Is Burning

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 08.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The American West is on fire this summer, literally. While wild fires are a normal occurrence in nature, there is no doubt that the fires being fought today (costing lives and resources) are bigger and more dangerous because of climate change.