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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 07.21.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Atheist. noun. One unconvinced about the God of his epoch. I am supposing human ingenuity will arrest or repair human degradation of the planet, an...

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...

You Can Now Buy A Computer For $9

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 07.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Separate State And Racism

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

Thomas Jefferson's proposed separation of church and state has been a founding stone for the United States of America's democracy. Article 6 of the Un...

Green Chemistry Is The Path To Chemical Safety

Tess Carter | Posted 07.15.2016 | Science
Tess Carter

While the EPA has supported many important projects, green chemistry is multi-disciplinary and can support cross-agency efforts from the EPA to the Department of Energy to the US Department of Agriculture.

The Sleep You Didn't Know You Were Missing

Hugo Mercier | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Hugo Mercier

So what exactly does this lesser-known phase of sleep do for your body? A lot, as it turns out, that you can't live without. Here's what you need to know about your brain on deep sleep.

The Climate Post: Study Quantifies Climate-Change-Related Deaths

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

A study in Environmental Research Letters suggests a fifth of premature deaths during a 2003 heatwave in Europe are linked to human-caused climate cha...

Ever sat on a beach and wondered what's across the ocean? It may not be what you think.

Max Galka | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science
Max Galka

Have you ever sat on a beach on wondered what's across the ocean? If you think you can answer this question just by looking at a map, read on. You ...

Artist Kindra Crick Remembers Her Grandfather, Nobel Prize Winner Francis Crick

Steve Chapple | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science
Steve Chapple

Francis Crick, shared the Nobel Prize in 1962 for discerning the structure of DNA. It was perhaps the most important biological discovery of the past...

Climate Change This Week: Massive Worldwide Tree Die-Off, Selling Solar Surges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this Amazon tree frog, is another...

Can Science Help You to Become Wise?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenara Nerenberg Krista Tippett explores the scientific inquiry into what makes us wise. Krista Tippett is the creator and host of the award-win...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why High School Science Matters

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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