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Appointment With The Climate Psychologist

David Saddington | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Bar the standard dinner party no-go areas of sex, religion and politics climate change doesn't follow far behind on the list of topics that might get you un-invited from the next social gathering.

Massive Asteroid Aproaches Near Earth

Jeff Sullivan | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science
Jeff Sullivan

Asteroid (537439) 2004 BL86 was approaching earth on Sunday. At over a half-kilometer wide, we're fortunate that it will pass at a distance three times the distance to the moon. It's the largest known asteroid of this size, passing this close, until 2027!

Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

Rubio New Subcommittee Chair

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Dr. Ellen Prager

Dear Senator Marco Rubio, So, you are thinking of running for President? You recently became chair of the Senate Subcommittee that oversees our national interests, mission, and investments in the ocean, atmosphere, fisheries, and the Coast Guard.

Science, Policy, and Decision Making

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Willful ignorance of climate science is troubling. Disregard of ecological science is destructive. The failure to utilize medical science can be life threatening. But my deeper concern is the attitude toward knowledge and learning expressed by these supposed national leaders.

The Mystery Of Cervantes' Missing Body

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science

The body of one of the most celebrated authors in the history of the printed word has been missing for hundreds of years. But now, researchers believe...

This Spider Bites Off Its Own Genitals After Sex

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.23.2015 | Science

In what just might be the most disturbing post-coital ritual on the planet, male ornamental tree trunk spiders (a.k.a. coin spiders) have a habit of b...

'Green News Report' - January 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

President Obama's State of the Union focuses on climate change; Republicans' sneaky move to give the Keystone XL pipeline a new name; Yellowstone River pipeline spill spews oil and cancer-causing benzene; PLUS: Yes, Republicans vote climate change is not a hoax -- but there's a catch.

These Kids Will Inherit the Earth

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

I know much of that impact isn't going to occur during my lifetime, but will be passed forward to future generations, including this generation in front of me today.

Science for Good: Governance is the Key

Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science
Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer

There was a time when science was carried out by inspired individuals, developing theories or designing experiments that could be done on a tabletop and carried out in a matter of days or weeks. Those days are long gone.

King Tut's Mask Damaged During Botched Cleaning

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science

One of the most priceless treasures in archaeology, the gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamun, was damaged during a cleaning attempt at the Egyptian ...

Stephen Hawking's Love Life Inspired The Theory of Everything Producer

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Alejandro Rojas

I was able to speak with Lisa Bruce about what compelled her to make the movie Theory of Everything , and what impact the story has had on her.

Are We Sitting on a Major Health Risk?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Studies of association can be important but do not prove cause and effect. Perhaps people who sit more are more stressed, and maybe stress is the real health threat. To know for sure, we would need reliable data about differential levels of stress across differential amounts of sitting.

Four Nights With Comet Lovejoy

Jeff Sullivan | Posted 01.21.2015 | Science
Jeff Sullivan

The news media has been abuzz regarding the recently discovered Comet Lovejoy in January, as it passed earth and brightened as it made its closest a...

Mystery Of The Herculaneum Papyrus May Soon Be Solved

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.21.2015 | Science

Ancient papyrus scrolls charred in the same volcanic eruption that wiped out the city of Pompeii are a step closer to revealing their secrets thanks t...

Fixing 'Leaky' Blood Vessels to Combat Severe Respiratory Ailments and, Perhaps, Ebola

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

New therapies to fix the leakiness of blood vessels in patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and Ebola virus infections, have the potential to save many lives.

'Green News Report' - January 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Confirmed. Again. NASA and NOAA find 2014 breaks record for hottest yea...

Neuroscience Proves What We've Known All Along: Gender Exists on a Spectrum

Ravishly | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science
Ravishly

Ever wonder about the brain's white matter microstructure diffusivity? Don't know what the hell we're talking about? Well, start paying attention... because it may be important in determining our gender identity.

What's What in Nutrition? What's on First

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The only measures of energy balance I apply to myself are: Do my clothes fit? Can I do the same number of chin-ups and pull-ups as yesterday? I don't care how many calories I ate yesterday, and it doesn't matter if my elliptical erred high, low, or was spot on.

19 Incredibly Successful People Who Started Out As Failures

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living

When it comes to accomplishing your dreams -- and getting credit for doing so -- all we can say is, never underestimate the power of time. Time not...

'Green News Report' - January 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's big move to cut methane emissions - but there's a catch; West Virginia and the fight for science in science textbooks; Good news and bad news on sea level rise.

Turning Science Into the New Welfare Queen

Bob Seay | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Bob Seay

Rand Paul knows that if he can get voters to resent scientific research as much as they resent minorities and poor people, then he and his fellow Republicans will be free to ignore inconvenient facts about climate change, population trends, and other data that goes against the Republican agenda.

Can Science and Religion Save Each Other? (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Science is used to being dominant, and religion is used to being defensive -- these are familiar poses for two world views, the one being on the rise,...

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

Want To Have A Successful Year? Reflect On The Past

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Ironically, as we look ahead to the new year, drawing from our past can help us achieve our goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.