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VOTE: Why Science And Technology Is Cool

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles and Brittany Binowski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Teen

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: 'Hacking' Bodies For Superhuman Senses

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

For thousands of years, people have been modifying their bodies. But have you ever thought about extending your senses beyond the limits of human natu...

Together, Science and Art Can Provide Answers in Search for Truth

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

To those who are uninformed and not exposed to significant experiences or opportunities for education in the arts, the visual arts are often relegated to the same realms as pseudoscience.

Surprising Reason Smart Women Are Shunning STEM Careers

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 03/21/2013 07:35 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily Having skills suited for a variety of caree...

Bring 'Em Back Alive: De-extincting the Extinct

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.20.2013 | Weird News
Gini Graham Scott

One of life's greatest ironies is that while thousands of current species are going extinct, scientists are working on bringing back extinct species and people are discussing whether to bring them back.

Ask An Engineer

National Academy of Engineering | Posted 10.01.2013 | Teen
National Academy of Engineering

I am having second thoughts of whether I'd survive my engineering course because I have a weakness in Math. Any advice?

Even Top Scientists Believe Everything Was Created by Magic

Matthew Hutson | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science
Matthew Hutson

The sense that certain things were "meant to be" or even that "everything happens for a reason" is encouraged by the intuitive assumption that a mind is guiding all the events in our lives.

Poem: Europa

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Image courtesy of Nicole Dextras Europa Even while surrounded by ice, there is buried water not frozen, never freezing. Floating in the dark brine,...

Removing Obstacles to STEM Education is Critical to U.S. Vitality

Mohammad H. Qayoumi Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Mohammad H. Qayoumi Ph.D.

Embracing technology is critically important, as 21st-century jobs will increasingly require an educated and highly skilled workforce. Over the next 10 years, 5 out of 8 new jobs and 8 out of 10 of the highest paying positions in the United States will be in careers related to science, technology, education, and math (STEM) subjects.

Marijuana Legalization Proponents Deny Health Harms Just Like the Tobacco Industry Did

Sue Rusche | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Sue Rusche

Sooner or later, marijuana legalization proponents will have to take responsibility for grossly misleading the public about the health harms of pot. To persuade people to legalize, they have to perpetuate the myth that marijuana is harmless.

We Let Down Lieutenant Uhura

Nessa Carey | Posted 05.18.2013 | Science
Nessa Carey

What's deeply depressing for most women, and perhaps particularly for those of us who work in science, is how little progress we seem to have made in the world outside Starfleet Academy.

Increasing and Improving STEM Education and Access to Technology

John M. Burns | Posted 05.18.2013 | Black Voices
John M. Burns

Access to technology is the great equalizer and STEM workers stand at the forefront of innovation in the U.S. economy. As technological changes reshape the world of work, these professionals will continue to be in demand.

The Chemical Industry's Political Machinations

Michael Green | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Michael Green

Based on an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, the Newshour showed how the chemical industry manipulates science, bullies independent researchers, and undermines regulations that would protect children and families from harmful chemicals.

Ancient Birds Had FOUR Wings?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.16.2013 | Science

Thought you knew what ancient birds looked like? Think again. The ancestors of some modern bird species had four "wings" instead of two, according ...

WATCH: Higgs Boson Explained (Using Justin Bieber)

live.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 03.15.2013 | Science

HuffPost Live asks Sean Carroll to help explain the Higgs Boson using Justin Bieber and Regis Philbin....

Elegance in Science: The Beauty of Simplicity

Ian Glynn | Posted 05.14.2013 | Science
Ian Glynn

An elegant mathematical proof, an elegant theory, or an elegant experiment is one that is economical and imaginative, and sometimes breathtakingly simple once explained.

Catalyzing Ocean Finance

Peter Neill | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Recently, two organizations combined their talents and experience to address ocean solutions on the scale required to make a difference. As we always tend to measure value in dollars, they predicated their recommendations on the following analysis:

Science's Sacred Cows (Part 6): Realism

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.12.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Realism is the philosophical stance of most sane human beings, scientists included. An independent reality, it now appears, has become the latest casualty of quantum mechanics. The universe is nonlocal, nondeterministic, and apparently "unreal" as well.

Host a Science Festival, and Take Science Discovery to the Streets of America

Larry Bock | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Larry Bock

Today more than ever, if we are to inspire the next generation of innovators and better inform the public about science, we need to rethink science outreach, especially how it can be extended beyond its traditional confines of the classroom and laboratory.

How the Internet Is Changing Music (Feat. Amanda Palmer on Vocals)

Rob Brooks | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Rob Brooks

Sometimes I think I can hear the internet as it relentlessly changes everything. But the sound of the internet changing everything grows most audible in and around the music industry.

The Profile of a Second Giant Leaper

Zack Kopplin | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Zack Kopplin

Our generation can't hope and wait for for our leaders to do the right thing. We can't wait for them to decide whether they want students to learn science. We must speak out and be that change.

Scents and Sensitivity

Molly Rauch | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

Before Heather Collins enrolled her five-year-old daughter, Sophie, in ballet classes at the local recreation center in Boulder, Colorado, she went to the ballet studio to sniff around. Literally.

Might Mouse and Medical Research: Legislator Champions Paralysis Cure

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

A 1940s black and white cartoon featured a war between mice and cats, in which the cats looked very much like Nazis. The mice were under attack, the o...

Alaska Biologists Kill 17 Wolves In 'Predator Control' Program

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.07.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

An aerial predator control program that began Saturday is standing down after killing 17 wolves in four days in an area surrounding two Northern Inter...

Big News in Atlanta

Bertrand Audoin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bertrand Audoin

What we are seeing here in Atlanta is a continuation of the renewed energy and enthusiasm for HIV cure-related research that will maintain its impetus leading into the IAS 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur in June with the Pre-Conference Symposium Toward an HIV Cure.