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How to Allocate Educational Resources

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Soren Petersen

Today's university students are faced with some of the toughest challenges in the history of humankind and yet, our current educational system may n...

Justin Aion: Why Do We Send Kids to School?

A Teacher Like You | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

You don't get into teaching for the glory. I don't drive my Ferrari to school and then peel out after the bus to go home and swim in my pool of money. We're here to glorify our students, to show the work that they've done and how much better they are than they were yesterday.

Milking Dietary Discord: Who Holds the Bucket?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For now, the cow can be dietary guidelines. In fact, the placement of cows, and milk for that matter, in dietary guidance is at the heart of current discord- and we are all well advised to wonder: who holds the bucket?

Angela Hanscom: Stop Blaming Parents (Including Yourself) For Sensory Disorders

Lee Lee | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Lee Lee

As a parent who has dealt with the uncertainty of undiagnosed delays, my heart goes out to all parents who do not know the source of their children's sensory issues, including Ms. Hanscom. Self-blame can be the easier way to cope when the alternative is to embrace the unknowable.

Transhumanism Immortality Bus Underway Across America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

It seemed a wild, impossible dream a year ago when I told my wife and young daughters I was going to drive a bus shaped like a coffin across America to raise life extension issues.

'Green News Report': October 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Biblical rain and record flooding in South Carolina -- is this the new...

Day 1 Faith & Science Series: Katharine Jefferts Schori on Creation and Evolution

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

"How can people of faith best approach scientific endeavors for the good of all?" That was my question to Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jeffe...

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

The Science Behind Our Preferences

Quora | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science

Typically we explain taste -- in food, music, movies, art -- in terms of culture, upbringing, and sheer chance. In recent years there have been several attempts to explain taste from biological perspectives: either neuroscience or evolutionary psychology.

The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation That Conquered Malaria -- and Won a Nobel

The Conversation US | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
The Conversation US

At the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 -- a covert operation launched by the Chinese government and headed by a young Chinese medical researcher by the name of Tu Youyou -- discovered what has been the most powerful and effective anti-malarial drug therapy to date.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks God, Aliens, And Multiverses

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Science

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story was published here.   Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson--way up. As the director...

From Psychopathic Yawns to a Shark's Sixth Sense

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.05.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered psychopathic yawning tendencies, hot women at the office, and terrifying news about sharks.

11 Science Facts That Seem More Like Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.03.2015 | Science

These days its hard to tell science and science fiction apart -- we're gardening in space, cars are driving themselves, and invisibility cloaks a...

Einstein Once Wrote Marie Curie Telling Her To Ignore the Haters

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women

In 1911, science superstar and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie was in the all-too-familiar position famous women often find themselves in -- her privat...

Day 1 Faith & Science Series: Ted Peters on God and Cosmos

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In his 1979 book Disturbing the Universe, Freeman Dyson wrote, "As we look out into the universe and identify the many accidents of physics and astronomy that have worked together to our benefit, it almost seems as if the universe must in some sense have known we were coming."

ReThink Review: The Martian -- Is Matt Damon the Next Tom Hanks?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Both actors can handle comedy and drama, have been in a nice mix of Oscar contenders and crowd pleasers, do funny stuff on late night shows, and both display an effortless, non-threatening, regular-guy appeal that makes them easy to relate to and root for.

'Green News Report' - October 1, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Jeb Bush calls for more oil and more gas in America's future!; Premier ...

Your Future Career in the Invention Garden

Kevin Folta | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Kevin Folta

Where are the future jobs? What if I told you that a high-value, high-tech field is poised to explode, and talented experts are desperately needed for the wave of careers that might rival the computer explosion of the 90's? Would you be interested?

Vote for Your Favorite "Nobel-Worthy" Scientists

Christopher King | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science
Christopher King

Many of the world's most accomplished scientists might find sleep a bit difficult during the week of October 5th.


Spottoon | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment

With a mysterious meteorite collision at school, a group of boys and girls ends up with unintended supernatural powers. As the collision brings about many casualties, other classmates start rumors about the incident being caused by the group's abnormalities, and they suffer from the vicious cycle of bullying. Moreover, the government is in the middle of a top secret project, testing the group's unusual abilities for indefinable purpose.

For the Ahmeds I Know

Tina Karkera | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Tina Karkera

keep thinking about all the Ahmeds I know, from various backgrounds, religions and ethnicities. The young boys in my family and in my community. This could have been someone I know, someone I love.

'Green News Report' - September 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: China to launch world's largest cap and trade system; Pope Francis cal...

The Pesky Problem With Mammoth Clones

Carl Pettit | Posted 09.29.2015 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Our long-lost friends the mammoths could very well suffer "de-extinction" and begin repopulating certain parts of the planet again. That's good news for mammoths, I guess, but not such great news for the female elephants forced to act as mammoth-hybrid surrogates.

Outrage of the Month: Editors of Prestigious Journal Sacrifice Standards to Defend an Unethical Clinical Trial

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Science
Michael Carome, M.D.

Recently, NEJM Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Drazen and his senior editors have shown a disturbing disregard for the journal's traditionally high standards. This became most apparent when, in 2013, they published a series of pieces that provided a misleading and unbalanced assessment of an unethical clinical trial involving more than 1,300 premature babies.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 15. How Science Explains The Love You Feel For Your Baby.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 15. He blinded me with science. A new dad is lying on the couch, a place where he used to go to drink beer, cuddle with h...