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Eric Schmidt, Google executive chairman, to deliver MacTaggart lecture (LIVESTREAM)

Melanie Hick | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

Eric Schmidt, Google executive chairman will deliver the MacTaggart lecture at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival at 6:45pm...

The Destructive Myopia of the NIH Study on Grant Funding and Race

Michael Eisen | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Eisen

I am not arguing that there is no racism in science. I just don't think it manifests itself in the grant review process.

UK Tech News Blast: NASA Moon Launch, China's U.S. Web Hacking, HTC Sense First Look

Melanie Hick | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

Welcome to your daily blast of tech news from around the web. This is where the tech conversation starts. Today, we talking the next NASA moon laun...

Why I Chose Boston University

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.24.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

When the letters finally started coming in, and I saw that I'd been accepted to Boston University, I jumped up and down in excitement. I couldn't wait.

NASA Teams Up With Sci-Fi Authors

Posted 10.24.2011 | Books

The genre of science fiction can spawn some spectacularly unscientific flights of fancy in the name of space travel. Thanks to a new collaboration wit...

California Museums Can Help California Schools

John M. Eger | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Museums are rethinking who they are, their core competencies, and importantly, what they can do to partner with schools, libraries and others to ensure American kids have the thinking skill the 21st century demands.

Is Science Just for Nerds? Ask of the Black Eyed Peas

Larry Bock | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Larry Bock

When was the last time you saw a science special in primetime? When was the last time you heard rock stars speaking passionately about the value of science, engineering and technology? If you had to think long and hard, you're not alone.

The Performing Philosophers

Jason Silva | Posted 10.19.2011 | Media
Jason Silva

There is a freshness and spontaneity to this art form, with its free-associative ruminations and ecstatic diatribes chasing aliveness, wonder and awe wherever they may be.

The Science of Communicating Science

Astrid Caldas | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Astrid Caldas

A scientist and a layperson enter a bar... Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? However, if there is to be a punch line, those two must be ab...

Rick Perry's Anti-Science Character

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Rick Perry could be an effective leader. He is able to cause people to rally behind him. But it is incumbent on the president of the United States to make decisions based on evidence. Sticking to a personal ideology when it is contradicted by evidence is a dangerous.

Real Food Science Questions, Answered

Food Republic | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home
Food Republic

Yes, your coffee is stale, but how did it get that way? Are you really deep in a food coma, or does the mere thought of food-induced fatigue bring on the yawns?

Where Are All The Black Scientists?

NPR | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices

If you glance around university corridors or scientific meetings, it's obvious that African-Americans are uncommon in the world of science. A study in...

Science, Language and Technology: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Mirla Gonzalez | Posted 10.18.2011 | Education
Mirla Gonzalez

2011-08-18-Screenshot20110818at10.50.41AM.jpg After nearly two decades of civil war, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Watch: Researchers Create 'Bulletproof Skin'

Posted 10.18.2011 | Technology

Bullets famously bounced off of Superman, but ordinary people may be able to achieve similar feats, if one researcher in Holland has her way. A pr...

ACT Scores In Illinois Up, But Are Still Lower Than National Average

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

Graduating high school seniors in Illinois may post ACT test scores that are still be behind the national average, but they have also shown gradual im...

In a High School Lab, Glimpses of an Ancient Climate

Turnstyle | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Changing Climate: Deep Oceans Off Alaska Face Existential Threat

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

If deep oceans covered an area only the size of the state of Alaska, then humans have so far explored in detail only about 2,400 square feet -- enough space to park seven or eight cars.

SETI Institute Engages the Public and Celebrates Science

SETI Institute | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Gail Jacobs Click on images for larger view The cosmos can be mysteriously alluring to all -- from the young in age to the young at heart. In par...

Why We Need To Fund Even 'Crazy-Ridiculous' Research

Mark Changizi, Ph.D. | Posted 10.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Changizi, Ph.D.

The government funds a lot of weird and wacky research, something politicians occasionally point out. How's a scientist to respond? "Crazy-ridiculous" is expected in a functioning scientific community.

Is There Any Escape From Black Holes?

Posted 10.11.2011 | Green

Black holes are terrifying. Perhaps the scariest thing about them is that there is no escape from a black hole. Or is there? New research suggests ...

Rise of the Kindness of the Apes

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 10.10.2011 | Media
Eric Michael Johnson

Caesar and his fellow simians in the blockbuster film may have had a few canines to grind, but new research reveals that chimpanzees are more interested in sharing a meal than starting a revolution.

Changing the World One Robot at a Time

Jodi Gibson | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices
Jodi Gibson

I'm proud to be part of an organization that joins Dean Kamen and in instilling in kids the value that it's cool to be smart. Science is rock and roll.

Robin Williams, Sonia Sotomayor And Carmelo Anthony's New Gig In Math And Science

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education

NEW YORK — More than three dozen celebrities, including Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams, athlete Carmelo Anthony and Supreme Court Justice Soni...

PHOTO: Invisible Sharks?!

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 10.05.2011 | Green

The only thing scarier than a shark is a shark you can't even see. Lantern sharks, which are already known for their small size and bioluminescence...

Scientists Find 20-Million-Year-Old Ape Skull

Posted 10.05.2011 | Green

A recent fossil discovery in East Africa may help shed light on the evolutionary history of primates in the region. Discovery News reports that a t...