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From Talking Birds to Ghost Cities: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.29.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

These Brilliant Kids Are Taking On Some Of The World's Biggest Problems

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 07.29.2016 | Science

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Climate Change And The Media

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.29.2016 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

All In With Chris Hayes (MSNBC) hosted a series looking at how climate change is impacting Americans from Alaska to Florida. Hayes has consistently been on the cutting-edge of bringing environmental stories to his audience.

Trump Just Totally Ignored Science... Again

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to recognizing trustworthy science. The Republican presidential nominee has made comme...

LETTER FROM (ABOVE) CARLSBAD: Creating An Innovation Community

Steve Chapple | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Steve Chapple

INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL WHAT CREATES INNOVATION? Carlsbad, California, is on fire, and we don't mean the chaparral brush fires to the east. The Cit...

The Way Of The Outlier: A Scientific Mystic Or Mystical Scientist?

Dr. Mario Martinez | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Mario Martinez

Based on my theory of biocognition, as navigators of our personal journey we can access science to measure with our senses or with the instruments tha...

Climate Change This Week: A Hot New High, Kids Show the Way, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in these Amazonian red eyed tree fr...

Why We Love Science

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Ann Mei Chang

The scientific breakthroughs that have occurred in our lifetimes are stunning, but we are just getting started. Just look at this wishlist of 50 scien...

Pseudoconfusion about Saturated Fat: Five Reasons for One Hot Mess

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I know, you keep hearing conflicting reports about saturated fat and health outcomes. So do I. Most recently, just a few days ago, a colleague circula...

Climate Change and the Complexity of Science

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

We should approach the introduction of new technology and our analysis of environmental impacts with care and humility.

When Will Candidates Close The Empathy Gap On Research For Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

We are in the throes of an election season in which divisive issues are at the forefront. One issue that a majority of Americans can agree on is advancing research to combat deadly and debilitating diseases.

From Eye Contact To Water Bears: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

Brain mapping: Getting it right

Kevin S. Weiner | Posted 07.21.2016 | Science
Kevin S. Weiner

This post was written in collaboration with Randy Gollub, Jeanette Mumford, Panthea Heydari, Leonardo Fernandino, and Cyril Pernet, as well as was app...

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation Soars, Flipping Crystals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this golden macaw, is another imp...

What Is An Atheist ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

"So shall I do to the freshest things now reigning, and make stale the glistering of this present" (TIME, as the Chorus in The Winter's Tale by Shakes...

On Wine, and Why You're Not as Smart as You Think

Mike Peterson | Posted 07.19.2016 | Taste
Mike Peterson

You're seated at an ivory table in an Ikea-furnished room. A mustached man in a tailcoat enters, and gently sets 2 unmarked bottles of wine down on the table along with a crystal tasting glass. He informs you in his thick German accent that one bottle is $5, and the other $50, and politely challenges you to taste them to identify the more expensive of the two.

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier In Life

Tom Casano | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

Thankfully, effort does not always mean hard work! Happiness comes at the price of small and pleasant habits that can easily be integrated into your life. This makes it difficult to believe that almost half of all Americans are still not happy.

Train (Your Brain) Like An Olympian

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

In the near future, we fully expect to have comprehensive training programs for the brain -- similar to the training programs used by our Olympic athletes -- to get and keep our minds in peak condition throughout life.

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.

Can Donald Trump Pass the Science Test?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.18.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Trump game demonstrates that scientific ignorance is our biggest problem in regards to the future the world." - Olli Rundgren According to a M...

The Cell-Made Man: Menswear & Cellular Agriculture

Joshua Katcher | Posted 07.18.2016 | Style
Joshua Katcher

When Fortune Magazine announced that The North Face's "Moon Parka" collaboration with Spiber would hit shelves in Japan (for the handsome price of $10...

Congress Subpoenas Climate Scientists In Effort To Hamper ExxonMobil Fraud Investigation

Ariel Conn | Posted 07.19.2016 | Green
Ariel Conn

ExxonMobil executives may have intentionally misled the public about climate change – for decades. And the House Science Committee just hampered leg...

Charlotte Brown, Aiding in Development of New Cancer Treatments

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.18.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Charlotte Brown, Clinical Research Coordinator Just a few years ago, Charlotte was a student at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She wa...

Politicizing Everything

Terry Newell | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

Politics has its place, but when it warps our thinking and the other institutions on which we depend, it runs the risk of preventing the healthy society which is its sole purpose.

From Pokemon Lawsuits To Art For The Blind: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...