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WATCH: Let's Talk About Sex

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

2011-11-01-jkfdkfdkgdgjkjkdjkwwe.jpgNovember is sexuality month, and we're going to strip down the science of sex.

WATCH: The Science of Fear

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

This Halloween, think about what's actually happening to your brain and body when you are shaking with fear!

Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Cara Santa Maria

Why, if a free flu vaccination is offered to you only steps from your desk, would you opt not to partake? It's time to cut down the myths.

11 Scientific Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Clifford Pickover | Posted 12.19.2011 | Books
Clifford Pickover

I was aware of many of the modern mind-boggling theories of physics, ranging from parallel universes to relativity and string theory. But I also became especially intrigued about discoveries that date back many centuries.

Life at the SETI Institute: Dr. Gerry Harp -- Deciphering Celestial Signals in a New Way

SETI Institute | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Dr. Gerry Harp, Senior Astrophysicist, Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute, and Gail Jacobs Trained as a quantum mechanic, Dr. Gerry Harp was...

Moving Forward Together

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

I am dedicating the month of November to a conversation about sexuality. This subject is often rife with pseudoscience, pop science, junk science, and whatever other forms of non-science exist out there in magazines, books, and online. Let's get to the truth.

More Focus on Math, Science Education Vital to Economic Progress

Paula Allen-Meares | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
Paula Allen-Meares

A great deal of attention recently has been focused on an issue of real importance to the future of our nation -- the need to train more undergraduates, especially blacks, Hispanics and women, in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Romney, Dawkins, and the 6th Article of the Constitution

José Fernando López | Posted 12.27.2011 | Latino Voices
José Fernando López

In an era where movements like the Tea Party, whose religious fundamentalism is well known, religious inclinations such as Romney's are not the most convenient to reach the presidency of the nation, and this is worrisome.

You Do Not Have a Theory

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

You do not have a theory! You have an idea. A theory is not something that one person can so arrogantly possess.

State's Elementary Schools Barely Teach Science

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

California, home to some of the world's leading engineers, tech companies and research institutions, is failing to provide high-quality science educat...

State's Elementary Schools Barely Teach Science

Posted 12.26.2011 | Education

California, home to some of the world's leading engineers, tech companies and research institutions, is failing to provide high-quality science educat...

Supporting a Partnership that Advances Science Education

Elizabeth Marincola | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Marincola

Science is not just for the biologist, examining cells in her lab, or the engineer, building new bridges. Science isn't even just for the cancer pat...

Unleash the Kraken! Creationism, Kookiness, and Alleged Censorship

Steven Newton | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education
Steven Newton

One strength of science is its process for considering even outlandish proposals, giving them a fair and skeptical hearing, and discarding those ideas which simply do not have the evidence.

We Are All Scientists

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

I have no expectation that every man, woman, and child should strive to become a professional scientist. But I do have every expectation that every man, woman, and child should strive to become more scientifically literate.

Digital Kids and the Kahn Academy

John M. Eger | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Kids have "grown up digital" as author Don Tapscott would say. They have computers, and cell phones and video games, Facebook, and Twitter and who kno...

Adorable Students Rap Science Their Lesson

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

Even if you're too young to know what School House Rock was, you've probably experienced the wonders adding a tune can do to memorizing school materia...

Don't Fear the Science

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

2011-10-24-djfkdkjfkdgrij.jpgScience is humanity's most important tool for describing, interacting with, and understanding the nature of our reality.

An Artsy Fartsy Mom Gets All Techy: Why I Embrace Science and Math

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

All parents want a bright future for their kids. Which is why this history major, French-poetry minor, writer mom wants her kids to ditch the artsy, literary track I once held as the height of achievement.

Eating Well Now Can Help Your Great-Grandchildren Live Longer

Scientific American | Sarah Fecht | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

Experiments with worms show that altering an enzyme can not only lengthen their life spans, but that the longevity effect can be carried across severa...

Origami and Fractals: Shadowy Worlds Between Art and Mathematics

Jane Chafin | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

I watched two short documentaries this week about visuals that exist in the shadowy world between art and mathematics. The first film is from the PBS's "Nova" series, Fractals, Hunting the Hidden Dimension. The second is Vanessa Gould's 2009 documentary Between the Folds, a fascinating look at the history and evolution of the world of paper folding.

To Governor Rick Scott: What Anthropologists Can Do for Florida

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education
Rachel Newcomb

If Governor Scott wants to send the anthropologists out of state, along with other liberal arts majors, India and China may have a place for them.

War Of The Worldviews: Where Science And Spirituality Agree And Disagree

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

People are asking about the major points of contention between science and spirituality. Do we always disagree or are there some points of agreement?

Why Time Seems To Slow Down

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Time is a precious resource. The greater your sense of entitlement, the more that you want to avoid wasting resources. So the more entitled you feel, the more pain you have when your time is wasted.

Rick Scott Attacks College Major His Own Daughter Studied

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Monday in an interview with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that the state does not need more anthropologists. As it turns ou...

Storm Chasers: The Science Is Not Worth the Danger

Paul Yeager | Posted 12.11.2011 | Green
Paul Yeager

In a pop-culture world that can turn anyone from a pawn shop owner to a professional beach vacationer to a rich (and petty) housewife into a television star, it's not surprising that tornado-seeking meteorologists would want to get in on the action.