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Five Future Breakthroughs in Forensic Technology

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Garry Rodgers

Forensic technology has made huge breakthroughs over the past thirty-five years that I've been around criminal and forensic investigations. Without question, the next thirty-five are going to bring mind-blowing advances. I've looked into my forensic crystal ball to come up with five things I think will be real by 2050.

Go Ahead, Take a Bite: New GMO Apples Are Perfectly Safe

Julie Kelly | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science
Julie Kelly

With one little tweak, a company has created non-browning varieties of apples that may be more appealing to consumers as well as restaurants and organizations that resist serving apples because of the waste potential.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

This Scientist Is Tackling What Could Be The Largest Coral Reef Die-Off Ever

Ryan Duffy | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Ryan Duffy

When we first met Dr. Ruth Gates this fall, she said something that really stuck with me. She told us that one of the problems with the scientific community is that "we can agree on 95% of something, and then debate the last 5% until it's too late to act."

Sleeping Giants

Jackie Stroka | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

In 2005, the U.S. Olympic Committee, in consultation with sleep expert Mark Rosekind, upgraded the rooms at its Colorado Springs training center. ...

Your Hamburger Meat May Soon Be Grown In A Lab

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.24.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2013, Maastricht University researcher Mark Post revealed he had created a lab-grown burger from a bit of cow muscle tissue. While the test-tube bu...

How Science Has Been Abused to Promote Racism

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.23.2015 | Science
The Conversation Africa

Individuals have used race to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority. Some of these individuals were, and are, respected in their time and their fields.

From Paleo Snoozing to the Butt Dialing Crisis: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 11.20.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the newspaper error that led to the Nobel Prize, how artisanal pizza could save the coal industry from extinction, and America's butt dialing crisis.

Student Solutions to Global Problems: STEM Education in South Carolina

Randal Mason | Posted 11.19.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

When students constantly check their phones in class, high school teachers may suspect the worst--cheating, gossip, cyber-bullying. But not Kirstin Bullington, a science, engineering, and computer science teacher at W.J. Keenan High School in Columbia, South Carolina; she genuinely gets excited when she sees phones out.

This Kid Had The Chillest Response To A Question About The Environment

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.19.2015 | Good News

This student is a tree hugger in the making -- a really hilarious one. A photo shared on Reddit by user Carlamon_ster shows a problem-s...

Short Naps Help Us Course Correct

Jackie Stroka | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

But what do we do if, despite our best intentions, we're not getting the seven or eight hours a night of sleep we need? Researchers have found tha...

Why Scientists Need to Embrace Crowdfunding

Abhinav Sharma | Posted 11.19.2015 | Science
Abhinav Sharma

From the junior physician attempting to start a pilot study to the seasoned researcher in the final years of an academic grant, the harsh reality of m...

Meet the Ugandan Scientist Who Developed the Rapid Ebola Test

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.19.2015 | Science
The Conversation Africa

A Ugandan scientist has developed a rapid diagnostic test that can detect Ebola proteins in less than five minutes at the point of care in the community. This is the first rapid diagnostic test that is able to detect various strains of the Ebola and Marburg viruses.

The Real Genius of Albert Einstein's Brain

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.18.2015 | Science
Garry Rodgers

When Albert Einstein died of an abdominal aneurysm the previous day, it was Einstein's will that his body be cremated. There was no mention of keeping his brain for scientific study. The story of what happened to Einstein's brain over the past sixty years, and what today's science tells us about the cause of his genius, is fascinating.

Genomics -- The Future of Forensic DNA Profiling

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.18.2015 | Science
Garry Rodgers

I think we're in a fascinating time, watching technological advancements in forensic sciences. We're close to the day when your tiny biological dropping at the scene of your crime will go into a machine, the button pressed, and a full-color, 3D image of your entire person right from your molecules to your moles.

Do We Need Neuroscience to Teach Us What We Already Know?

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

Is there anything one can read these days that isn't about neuroscience? Could there be anything left to scan in the MRI tube? Those parts of life tha...

The Latest Science on Having a Rewarding Christmas

Joey Savoie | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science
Joey Savoie

Co-authored by Michael Dello "Oh what a void there is in things." - Persius In The Life You Can Save, The Most Good You Can Do and his hugely su...

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 26: Chin Up

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.17.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

I'm not sure what's more disturbing: the news that babies are born with 300 bones and yet as adults, we only have 206. Or the fact that I learned that...

Making a Choice: Is the Universe Mental or Physical?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD   Science often makes strides by contradicting what we t...

ExxonMobil and the Distortion of Climate Science

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The details are slowly emerging, and sadly no one is particularly surprised that such an outrageous conspiracy might have actually taken place.

Cleaning the House of Medicine

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A recent report in JAMA Internal Medicine highlights prevailing medical practices that should be "reconsidered" in 2015 based on the weight of evidenc...

Science Is Easing Your Commute

Ming Yi | Posted 11.16.2015 | Science
Ming Yi

Traveling from Washington to Baltimore in only 15 minutes? Seems far-fetched, but is within reach.

Missouri Shreds Academic Freedom

Mona Shattell | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Mona Shattell

Missouri's anti-choice legislature, in consistently chipping away at reproductive rights, has taken a decidedly different approach in attacking reproductive health access. Now these same legislative extremists are playing politics with teaching and research at the University of Missouri.

Who Was the Real Jack the Ripper?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.13.2015 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

Jack The Ripper, the man who terrorized London in the fall of 1888 by butchering at least five prostitutes, is the world's most famous serial killer who's never been caught. What did the original investigation tell us about him and what has modern forensics learned about his true identity?

In Ethiopia, a Hunger for Science

Stella Salvo | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Stella Salvo

There are hundreds of stories I could tell from my recent trip to Ethiopia four months ago-- stories of similarities and differences, of opportunity and challenges. But I want to focus here on the reason for my trip and what I hope I accomplished.