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Disconnected in an Overconnected World (Part 2)

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Menas C. Kafatos

Not only have we become disconnected from each other, our over-connected and technologically driven culture has led us being disconnected from nature!

Fabulous Examples That Connect Science and Stories!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

Over the next few days, I noticed that my kids came up with tremendous sci-fi material. One sibling fight even ended with an anguished, "I wish I had a time-machine and a magic mirror to show you what REALLY happened! She started it!"

Optimal Human Nutrition? There, There...

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The Council of Directors of the True Health Coalition is already, only weeks after its formation, home to nearly 150 leading experts from nearly 20 countries, rallying around the same basic principles of healthy eating.

Meet The Doctor Aiming To 'Diagnose The World' Using Big Data

New York Times | TINA ROSENBERG | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact

Like many fields, public health is in the midst of a data revolution: randomized control trials, pay-for-performance and value calculations, all based...

Climate Change This Week: The Hot Race of Clean Energy vs Worsening Weather, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO Why Solar And Wind Energy Will Take Over Our Power Grid Much Sooner Than You ...

How to Find Your Hidden Creative Genius

James Clear | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Creating something useful and compelling is like being a gold miner. You have to sift through pounds of dirt and rock and silt just to find a speck of gold in the middle of it all. Bits and pieces of genius will find their way to you, if you give yourself permission to let the muse flow.

Exercise: the Luminous, Latent Potential of a Little Action

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is an enormous benefit from even a little exercise, more benefit from more, and then a threshold past which returns diminish, but don't decline. The take-away message is that there is enormous potential for even a little bit of action to make our health, and lives, better.

Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 04.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're thinking about a STEM career or know of a college-bound high school girl who is, I encourage you to investigate women's colleges.

Time for U.S. Parents to Reconsider the Acceptability of Infant Male Circumcision

Morten Frisch | Posted 04.10.2015 | Science
Morten Frisch

What many Americans are not aware of, however, is the fact that the United States is not just unusual, but actually unique among developed nations in finding such widespread medical support for infant male circumcision.

Some Science Behind Why People Give [INFOGRAPHIC]

Brady Josephson | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

There is more and more research being done in this area to discover what really makes donors tick (as opposed to what they say makes them tick).

Young and Entrepreneurial: 17 Year Old DetraPel CEO David Zamarin sold his first startup when he was 15

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...

A STAR IS BORN

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.07.2015 | Science

What does a young star look like? Turns out, it resembles an intergalactic Eye of Sauron. At first, anyway. A new set of before-and-after rendering...

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Antarctica, the Immoral Ethics of Denial, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Breaking: Climate Change Hoax Revealed! Wow, this is SUCH a relief! I was really ...

March Madness Contenders' Research Programs Put to the Test

Christopher King | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Christopher King

For three consecutive years, inspired by the NCAA's March Madness, Thomson Reuters has hosted "Metrics Mania" a competition that takes these teams off the court for a faceoff on the strength of their scholarly research programs.

Adorable Experiment Shows That Babies Learn From Surprises

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents

According to a new study published in Science this week, babies learn more effectively from surprises than they do from expected events. Cognitive ...

Major Transhumanism Conference Features Both Rising and Seasoned Experts

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Increasingly, futurists are hoping that through politics, radical science and technology will gain a better foothold in society.

Climate Change This Week: Melting Poles, Fading Forest, Solar Soars, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...

Cubicle Workers: Here's How to Fight Chronic Pain With Science and Technology

Larry Alton | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Alton

When looking at the most commonly reported issues -- headaches, back and neck pain, and arthritis -- it's easy to identify some mutual causes. In many situations, these types of pain are directly related to one or more of the following when looking at office or cubicle workers.

An Afternoon With Doug Carmichael

Patrick Daniel | Posted 03.27.2015 | Science
Patrick Daniel

The conversation talks of making your own judgment, appreciating the ordinary things in life and showing vulnerability. We began our conversation by questioning the motto of the conference.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pop Rocks

Thrillist | Posted 03.27.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

What makes them fizz? Will they actually puncture your stomach? And whatever happened to Little Mikey?

Behind the Science of Why Ears Pop On Planes

Map Happy | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It makes babies howl inconsolably on flights and sometimes during takeoff or landing I have the urge on the plane to just let myself collapse and do the same. That acute pain of ear pressure doesn't discriminate.

Watch A Fire Being Extinguished With Sound

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.26.2015 | Science

It may seem outlandish, but George Mason University engineering students Seth Robertson and Viet Tran say they’ve developed a way to extinguish fire...

Kate Sheppard

Scientists Call On Smithsonian And Other Museums To Reject Fossil Fuel Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of prominent scientists is lobbying science museums in the United States to stop accepting funding from fossil fuel interests. ...

Have Research Ethics Committees Got It Wrong? A New Study Looks at What Participants in Medical Research Actually Want

Tim Spector | Posted 03.24.2015 | Science
Tim Spector

Traditionally, the "gold standard" of informed consent for participation in medical research entails that participants need to consent to every new research study, which means that they need to be contacted and re-consented each time.

Science Fairs: In Praise of Successful Failures

Mariette DiChristina | Posted 03.25.2015 | Science
Mariette DiChristina

We don't give our kids enough experience in how to ask questions, develop a hypothesis, try things, gather data, and sometimes fail -- and to do so effectively. And we need to teach them it's OK for things to go wrong in the short term if they are working hard toward a longer goal and using the evidence-based process of science.