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Powerful People Are Happy

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

If you consistently do things in your life that help you and others achieve goals, then your journey is a happy one. And over time, you will find that you rise to a position of power within your network. And that makes you happy as well.

Investing In Women In STEM

Association for Women in Science | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Association for Women in Science

America has a plumbing problem. We are investing heavily in attracting more women and girls to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) jobs, but all along their career pipeline, from the start of college until retirement, they seep out.

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Paula Gordon | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

If, as now appears to be the case, our elected representatives have surrendered their loyalty, their consciences, their brains and their humanity to the NRA and other political thugs, evidence is irrelevant, the will of the people is a mere nuisance.

Underwater Observation

Peter Neill | Posted 06.08.2013 | Science
Peter Neill

Such things have been the subjects of our imaginations since Captain Nemo, and like many of our dreams, they sometimes come true.

Why Science and Education Are Blowing Up Online (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

We're geeking out in the What's Trending studio with a huge science-fueled chat, featuring NASA's Flight Director and iconic Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi, Veritasium's Derek Muller and I Fucking Love Science's Elise Andrew.

Science, Rhetoric And The Creation of Preferred Realities

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMost writers, including myself, present a preferred reality to their readers. It is only natural for a writer to selectively choose or cherry pick outcomes in order to portray a certain image.

Big Data, a Big Bang exploding into the business of Finance

Irene Aldridge | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Big data finance is here, it cannot be dismissed, shaken off, or forgotten. It is knocking on everyone's door. When are you doing about it?

Climate Change Chatter, April 5

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Clear signals about climate change appear in the science literature, but from the White House the signals seemed mixed. Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State ...

The STEM Cause: Connecting Students With STEM Programs And Jobs

Robert Spurrier Boege | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Robert Spurrier Boege

In 2012, nearly 28 percent of high school freshmen, around one million students, expressed an interest in pursuing a STEM career. Unfortunately, more than half of those students (57 percent) will lose that interest by the time they reach their final year of high school.

Getting Past The Idea of Failure

Toni Miller | Posted 04.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Toni Miller

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAs the body of published literature fails to paint the entire picture, eventually the gap between reality and what we think is reality widens. The negative results are still pertinent for several reasons.

Science's Sacred Cows (Part 9): Conclusion

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.04.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Before Immanuel Kant earned renown as a titan of philosophy, he was an amateur astronomer, and a damn good one.

More Scientific Evidence Linking Fracking and Earthquakes

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
John C.K. Daly

As the practice of hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas continues to spread not only in the U.S. but worldwide, the scientific community has increasingly focused on the environmental consequences of the technique.

Freud Would Build an App for That: Bringing Modern Tech to an Analog Practice

Melissa Thompson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Melissa Thompson

Freud knew we could not fully understand the biology of the brain, and consequently, his approach was more art than science. Now, science is getting closer to creating the holistic puzzle to help scientist solve pervasive challenges for brain health.

Conservatism and Product Purchase

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Do people's politics really say that much about who they are, though? Certainly, political affiliation is related to people's beliefs about social issues and the role of government in people's lives. But, does political affiliation predict other aspect of people's behavior?

Soft Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The cost benefit analysis of the purchase and redefinition of the coastal lands compares advantageously with the financial requirements of just a single storm, not to mention more to come as a practical and economical allocation of taxpayer funding.

65 Million Reasons Why I'm Going to See Jurassic Park in Theaters

Tim Mattingly | Posted 06.02.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

Jurassic Park should have just stayed in theaters permanently. If I had been older than three in 1993, I would have run for office on that platform.

The Most Important Job You'll Ever Have

Techbridge Girls | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Techbridge Girls

If you are like most of us, you didn't get training in college or on the job on how to effectively present to youth. So, I'd like to share our lessons learned, which are the "secret sauce" of Techbridge, and so important for successful experiences for youth and role models.

AMAZING: Local Scientists Turn Cells Into Living Computers

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.01.2013 | San Francisco

Researchers at Stanford University announced this week that they've created genetic receptors that can act as a sort of "biological computer," potent...

Science's Sacred Cows (Part 8): Materialism

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.29.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Materialism is the presumption that all attributes of the cosmos, including human consciousness, derive from the properties of matter. To put it bluntly: matter -- or its alter ego, energy -- is all there is. Materialism, I believe, harbors a multitude of sins.

Obama's Brave New World of the Brain -- And Why It's Something America Can't Afford Not to Do!

Dr. Gregory Bayer | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Bayer

The brain is at the center of health and well-being, yet our deficit in understanding of the detail of its complexity limits our response to those conditions that cripple so many in our society.

EPA Lets Pesticides on the Market Untested

OnEarth | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Laura Fraser, OnEarthYou probably wouldn't expect to find pesticides in your toothpaste or your gym socks, but they might be in there all the same....

Deepak Chopra: Scientific Proof of God?

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

What it comes down to, then, and what science helps us consider, is that there is an omnipotent, omnipresent force in the universe that creates everything we see, touch, taste and experience.

Hard Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The fate of coastal wetlands is another blatant example of hard over soft. Once massive buffers against storm incursion, wetlands served human needs additionally through complementary cultivation of hay for fodder for saltwater farms.

What Mosquitofish Mothers Can Tell Us About the Boys Born After a War

Rob Brooks | Posted 05.26.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

A paper published in Nature Communications by ANU researchers this week shows that, in one species at least, parents can anticipate a future shortfall of one sex and respond accordingly.

How Bilingual Brains Think Outside the Boxe(s)

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

The more complex a task was, the more strongly the bilingual kids out-scored their monolingual counterparts.