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Are Baby Boomers A 'Generation Of Sociopaths'?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.21.2017 | Healthy Living

Long before millennials were dubbed the “Me Generation,” journalist Tom Wolfe used the label to describe the young baby boomers coming of age in t...

FYI, Honey Is Basically Bee Vomit

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.14.2017 | Taste

Bees make honey. For many of us, that’s the extent of our honey knowledge. The thing is, there’s something you should know: honey is made from reg...

Despite the bites, women in Guatemala work for their economic independance

UN Women | Posted 03.16.2017 | Impact
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Oralia Ruano Lima was among the first women in her indigenous community to join an all-female entrepreneurship project as a...

We're Going To Take A Photo Of A Black Hole

Zac Thompson | Posted 03.02.2017 | Science
Zac Thompson

It looks like scientists will soon be able to take the first-ever photograph of a black hole. You know, one of those really cool vacuum like holes in ...

We Have Liftoff: Lego Set Honoring Women Of NASA Will Land On A Shelf Near You

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 03.01.2017 | Women

It’s been a busy week for Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose story was the center of the critically acclaimed film “Hidden Figures....

Ecologists Steel For Even More Coral Bleaching On Great Barrier Reef

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.28.2017 | Green

Just when you thought the situation couldn’t get much worse for the Great Barrier Reef comes news that devastating coral bleaching will almost certa...

If AI Can Fix Peer Review In Science, AI Can Do Anything

Wired | Posted 02.24.2017 | Science
Wired

By Nick Stockton for WIRED. Here’s how science works: You have a question about some infinitesimal sliver of the universe. You form a hypothesis, ...

Campaign Launched To Honor 'Living Scientists'

Healthline | Posted 02.24.2017 | Science
Healthline

Jinelle Wint researches better therapies for Parkinson’s disease with the help of zebra fish. Alison Young studies the rocky intertidal coastal zone...

How we discovered the vampire bats that have learned to drink human blood

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.15.2017 | Science
The Conversation Global

Doesn't look like much of a threat, does he? Gerry Carter/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA Enrico Bernard, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco What's for dinner? ...

'Green News Report' - February 14, 2017

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.14.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: California dodges a bullet -- for the moment -- at Oroville Dam; U.S. not...

Can We Measure the Earth's Age According to the Bible?

Quora | Posted 02.14.2017 | Science
Quora

Do you believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old according to science, or 6000 years old according to the Bible? originally appeared on Quora: t...

Science Is Not Two-Sided: Why Critical Analysis is More Important Than Ever

David Szymanski | Posted 02.13.2017 | Science
David Szymanski

Fake news cemented its position as king as Donald Trump took his oath of office on January 20, 2017 as the 45th President of the United States. From A...

These Are the Best Ways to Improve the Scientific Publication Process

Quora | Posted 02.13.2017 | Science
Quora

How should the scientific publication process be rethought to be more meritocratic? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowled...

No hidden figures: success stories can help girls' STEM careers

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

What makes a young girl believe she is less intelligent and capable than a boy? And what happens when those children face the 'hard' subjects like sci...

'Green News Report' - February 9, 2017

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.09.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Standing Rock Sioux tribe vows to keep fighting against Dakota Access Pipe...

Why Academic Research is So Unpredictable and What We Can Do to Fix It

Quora | Posted 02.09.2017 | Science
Quora

What is the reproducibility crisis, and what can the academic community to do solve it? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share kno...

Ad Imagines A World Where We Treat Female Scientists Like Celebrities

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.09.2017 | Women

What if we treated female scientists the way we treated famous actors, TV personalities and models? That’s the question General Electric (GE) asks i...

Alabama Governor: If We Can Put A Man On The Moon, We Can Build More Prisons

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) pointed to one of man’s greatest scientific achievements as evidence that his state could build more prisons. Noting...

'Green News Report' - February 7, 2017

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.07.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 400 former EPA officials tell U.S. Senate to vote 'No' on Scott Pruitt's ...

Should Scientists Engage In Activism?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
The Conversation US

Science and politics are not always compatible. And science need not always triumph over policy: After all, research shows that steroids improve athletic performance, but we have a compelling political interest to ban them.

What Effect Does Sugar Have on Our Brains?

Quora | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Quora

What does sugar do to our brains? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with ...

#ActualLivingScientist Hashtag Introduces America To Our Scientists

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living

Many scientists report feeling under siege under the specter of the new administration. President Donald Trump has expressed anti-science rhetoric, in...

Three Simple Ways to Talk to a Skeptic About Climate Change

Quora | Posted 02.06.2017 | Science
Quora

How can you change the mindset of people around you about climate change? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empower...

This 22-Year-Old Is Already An Engineer With NASA

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 02.07.2017 | Black Voices

Tiera Guinn is just 22 years old and she’s already working with NASA. As a Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer for the Space Launch Syst...

Bad Science makes Big Headlines

American Federation for Aging Research | Posted 02.09.2017 | Fifty
American Federation for Aging Research

by Steven N. Austad, Ph.D. - Scientific Director, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) , Distinguished Professor  and  Chair, Department...