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40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People With This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

James Clear | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

You and I can do the same thing. We can train our ability to delay gratification, just like we can train our muscles in the gym. And you can do it in the same way as the child and the researcher: by promising something small and then delivering.

Kate Sheppard

Political Affiliation Linked To Views On Climate, Energy, But Not Other Scientific Matters

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the United States, whether or not you accept scientific findings that the Earth is warming due to human activity depends largely on y...

Science Can Change the World

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 07.01.2015 | Science
Feike Sijbesma

The challenges we face in the decades ahead are many (just think about inequality, or climate change or the fact that still around 800 million people go to bed hungry every day), there is every reason to be positive. Why?

Are Humans At An Evolutionary JUMP Point?

Alexia Parks | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Some scientists say that Darwin's greatest insight of all time, is - that life on Earth evolves by natural selection. In today's IDEA Economy we no longer have to fear the saber tooth tiger. Is the biggest challenge facing the world today the need to reduce & reverse the impacts caused by climate change?

Touch Wood

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

There is an oasis of brilliance and calm in New York City, which is not widely known and is the result of the genius and vision of John D. Rockefeller, who leveraged his vast fortune then to help his fellow man in many ways which he could imagine but would never really see.

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blog...

Marriage Equality and Science

Matthew Chapman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

It's worth noting that the decision to make same-sex marriage a nationwide right in America owes a big debt of gratitude to science. Without science, this Supreme Court decision might have been delayed another century until mere decency prevailed over the entrenched forces of American fundamentalism.

Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income?

Scott Santens | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Scott Santens

So what exactly would you do, if you were guaranteed $1,000 per month for the rest of your life? And yes, that's around what the amount would most likely be here in the United States, at least at first.

James Evans on Drawing the (Scientific) Revolution

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.26.2015 | Science
Sarah Illingworth

A background in earth science and micropalaeontology may not seem the most obvious starting point for a career in graphic design, but it set James Evans on that trajectory.

Watch Obama Discuss Climate Change With Naturalist Sir David Attenborough

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama is a major fan of Sir David Attenborough, the celebrated British naturalist and TV host who has created and narrated numerous s...

The Time Is Ripe To Explain What's A Fruit And What's A Vegetable

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.25.2015 | Science

You say tomato, we say aggravation. The debate over what constitutes a fruit or a vegetable can get old in a hurry. But a new video from SciShow...

The Future of the LGBT Movement May Involve Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoltan Istvan

In the future, transhumanist technology and science will compliment the LGBT movement and help push it forward in the face of continued social oppression and closed-mindedness.

Why Do I See Patterns When I Close My Eyes?

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

Even when we close our eyes, they are active. They are buzzing with the metabolism and regeneration of visual pigments. You can think of it as the TV not being shut off, but changed to a fuzzy picture.

Scientists Make Better Leaders: Using Ideas for the Common Good

Teri W. Odom | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Teri W. Odom

The scientific approach to problem solving has its roots in critical and analytical thinking, teamwork, and creativity. I am an advocate for training students so they can apply their scientific training to any academic major or career path.

How Do Night Vision Goggles Work?

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

Ever wonder how night vision goggles work? Most work by detecting and amplifying infrared light. We can't see infrared light but it's there. Trees and buildings give off low levels of infrared light. Humans and animals emit more.

A Flavor Chemist Explains Burger Toppings

Dan Pashman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Taste
Dan Pashman

What about the art underlying these gastronomical poems forged in beef, cheese, and bun?

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

Autism vs. the California Stem Cell Program

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Don C. Reed

Before I met the boy who liked Stanford too much, I knew almost nothing about autism. I had seen the movie, RAINMAN, in which Dustin Hoffman played a...

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

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

The Promise of Paleo-Epigenetics

Jennifer Raff | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science
Jennifer Raff

Thanks to new research in the field of ancient DNA, we are now a step closer to understanding how ancient environments and cultural practices may have affected the health of people living in past societies.

Watch A Guy Pour Molten Metals Into Water

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Science

Ever wonder how molten metals react when poured into water? Even if you haven't, the results are still pretty cool. In a video released this wee...

Bioethics as a Profession: Expertise and Accountability for the Gene Editing Debate

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 06.18.2015 | Science
Silvia Camporesi

With my students in the MA in Bioethics & Society at King's College London we spend one lecture at the beginning of the year discussing who and what the bioethicist is.

Are We Eating Our Veggies Yet?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

We're advised again and again to eat more veggies -- at least 2.5 cups of them each day, preferably much more. A new report from the U.S. Department ...

Engineering Girls' Passion for STEM

Victoria Juarez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Victoria Juarez

Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai is quoted with saying, "Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world and change who runs it."

Treat Failure Like a Scientist

James Clear | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.