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Off the Grid Into the Heart

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Sister Jenna

As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to get off the grid, slow down, feel safe, and loved.

Modern Medicine, Mired at the Line of Scrimmage

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What if football were more like modern medicine? Perhaps the only way to advance down the field would be to renounce all progress to date and start again each time at the 20-yard line. You never get to build on your prior gains. That seems a dubious game to me.

Two Different Paths to Obesity and What They Have in Common

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.

Afterlife Files Takes The Deepest Possible Look Into Electronic Voice Phenomena

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 01.30.2015 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

I think we all know about Electronic Voice Phenomena. But still, just FYI, when the dead attempt to communicate with the living, there are a number of stereotypical ways such a communication occurs.

What Can Supporters Do for Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The most wonderful thing about transhumanism is that whenever someone supports the movement and does something directly for it, they are also supporting their own health and longevity, and the health and longevity of their loved ones.

How Best to Hold Federal Scientific Research Accountable

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 01.30.2015 | College
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

The surest route to success in scientific research is to foster a robust environment of scientific investigation and engage the finest minds in that pursuit.

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IMF calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies; PLUS: Some good news: fracking banned in Scotland, and great 'Fox News' for a change!... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

The Climate Post: U.S.-India Climate Agreement Less Substantive Than U.S.-China Climate Deal

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Rather than committing India to cap its emissions, the U.S.-India deal called for "enhancing bilateral climate change cooperation" in advance of the United Nations effort to reach an international agreement on emissions and finance in Paris in December.

What Would Happen If Humans Suddenly Disappeared From The Planet?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Science

What would happen if all humans suddenly vanished from the face of the planet? That freaky thought experiment is explored in a new video from YouTube'...

Holism, Holes and Poles

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The trouble with holistic medicine, or integrative medicine, is less the holes that can be poked in it by self-proclaimed sentinels of evidence, and more our prevailing tendency to gravitate to diametric poles. The best way forward is the road less traveled, which lies, as it often does, in the middle.

Are Physics to Blame for NFL Patriots Deflated Footballs?

Olympia LePoint | Posted 01.27.2015 | Science
Olympia LePoint

This is the first time, ever in my life, where I have heard science being highlighted within a pre-Super Bowl football game press conference. As a scientist, I was extremely happy and puzzled at the same time.

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influenc...

Beetle vs. Bird: Expert Panel Weighs in on Biocontrol of Invasive Tamarisk Trees

Dr. Anna Sher Simon | Posted 01.27.2015 | Science
Dr. Anna Sher Simon

Tamarisk was introduced to the Western U.S. from Eurasia in the late 1800s, and over the next 50 years it was widely planted as a fast-growing, drought-resistant ornamental and riverbank stabilizer.

Appointment With The Climate Psychologist

David Saddington | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Bar the standard dinner party no-go areas of sex, religion and politics climate change doesn't follow far behind on the list of topics that might get you un-invited from the next social gathering.

Massive Asteroid Aproaches Near Earth

Jeff Sullivan | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science
Jeff Sullivan

Asteroid (537439) 2004 BL86 was approaching earth on Sunday. At over a half-kilometer wide, we're fortunate that it will pass at a distance three times the distance to the moon. It's the largest known asteroid of this size, passing this close, until 2027!

Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

Rubio New Subcommittee Chair

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Dr. Ellen Prager

Dear Senator Marco Rubio, So, you are thinking of running for President? You recently became chair of the Senate Subcommittee that oversees our national interests, mission, and investments in the ocean, atmosphere, fisheries, and the Coast Guard.

Science, Policy, and Decision Making

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Willful ignorance of climate science is troubling. Disregard of ecological science is destructive. The failure to utilize medical science can be life threatening. But my deeper concern is the attitude toward knowledge and learning expressed by these supposed national leaders.

The Mystery Of Cervantes' Missing Body

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science

The body of one of the most celebrated authors in the history of the printed word has been missing for hundreds of years. But now, researchers believe...

This Spider Bites Off Its Own Genitals After Sex

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.23.2015 | Science

In what just might be the most disturbing post-coital ritual on the planet, male ornamental tree trunk spiders (a.k.a. coin spiders) have a habit of b...

'Green News Report' - January 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

President Obama's State of the Union focuses on climate change; Republicans' sneaky move to give the Keystone XL pipeline a new name; Yellowstone River pipeline spill spews oil and cancer-causing benzene; PLUS: Yes, Republicans vote climate change is not a hoax -- but there's a catch.

These Kids Will Inherit the Earth

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

I know much of that impact isn't going to occur during my lifetime, but will be passed forward to future generations, including this generation in front of me today.

Science for Good: Governance is the Key

Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science
Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer

There was a time when science was carried out by inspired individuals, developing theories or designing experiments that could be done on a tabletop and carried out in a matter of days or weeks. Those days are long gone.

King Tut's Mask Damaged During Botched Cleaning

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science

One of the most priceless treasures in archaeology, the gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamun, was damaged during a cleaning attempt at the Egyptian ...

Stephen Hawking's Love Life Inspired The Theory of Everything Producer

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Alejandro Rojas

I was able to speak with Lisa Bruce about what compelled her to make the movie Theory of Everything , and what impact the story has had on her.