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Nobel Physics Prize Winners May Eradicate 'My Watch Is Slow' Excuse Forever

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media
Vanity Fair

Nobel week continues with today's distinction, Physics. Ooh, not AP Physics? Tough break. No, don't worry -- colleges will be probably definitely be impressed by run-of-the-mill physics, too!

LOOK: Prehistoric Spider Attack Frozen In Time

Posted 10.09.2012 | Science

If you've always wondered what a 100-million-year-old spider attack might look like, today is your lucky day. According to a newly published paper,...

The Next Frontier? The U.S. Needs IT Skills to Build a Smarter Planet

Colin J. Parris | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology
Colin J. Parris

It was in the 1950s and 1960s that the "Space Race" inspired the world and captivated students everywhere. Today, the United States faces an even greater challenge if it hopes to lead the race in creating a Smarter Planet.

Mythology and Science; Or, What Do We Want From Popular Science?

Gregory Schrempp | Posted 12.08.2012 | Science
Gregory Schrempp

Carl Sagan (Cosmos), citing the origin of everyday chemical elements in stars, concludes that "We are, in the most profound sense, children of the Cosmos." Obviously Sagan is not talking literally, but just as certainly he knows the power of anthropomorphic appeal.

Science From Hell

Seth Shostak | Posted 12.08.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

It's enough to make you alternately laugh and cry. But this daffy performance speaks to a problem even larger than Broun's dreadful ignorance. Why is this gentleman in Congress at all?

Scientists Puzzled By Earth's 'Wandering' Outer Layers

Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 10/08/2012 12:35 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet The entire outermost part of Earth may be...

Cara Santa Maria

They're Watching You

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

You may have heard that an elephant never forgets, but did you know that adage may be more descriptive of crows? As dark as they may seem (they do flo...

New Volcano Study Expected To Yield Two Big Benefits

Posted 10.07.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 10/06/2012 02:04 PM EDT on LiveScience The eruption of a so-called maar-diatreme volcano is short-lived ...

Awesome Sky Show Expected From Newly Discovered Comet

| Posted 10.07.2012 | Science

By Michael Moyer As it flares out of the distant Oort Cloud, the newly discovered comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) appears to be heading on a trajectory that c...

GOP Rep.: Evolution, Big Bang 'Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Congressman Paul Broun (R-Ga.) said last week that evolution and the big bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of Hell." "God's word is true....

What Is STEM Anyway?

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Kiki Prottsman

Professionals who spend any time in academics or grant-writing may have noticed that 2012 has become the year of STEM. More precisely, it has become the year of talking about STEM.

Albert Einstein's Letter Calls Religion 'Childish,' To Be Auctioned Online For Millions

Posted 10.04.2012 | Religion

A handwritten letter in which Albert Einstein challenges the idea of God and the notion of being "chosen" is going up for sale on eBay this month with...

OOPS! 'Noseless Lemur' Turns Out To Be No Such Thing

Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 10/03/2012 04:57 PM EDT on LiveScience A one-of-a-kind fossil thought for more than 100...

Scientists Detect Alien Comets' Faint 'Fingerprints'

Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 10/03/2012 01:07 PM EDT on SPACE.com Comets detected around other stars appear strikingly similar to the most prim...

Blind Scientist Explains How Sightless 'See' Reality

Posted 10.03.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 10/03/2012 12:31 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Paul Gabias has never seen a table. He was born prematurely an...

William Harvey and the Myth of Objective, Empirical Science

Thomas Wright | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Thomas Wright

The traditional portrait of William Harvey is, I argue, an icon of an objective, quasi-mystical form of empirical science that Harvey himself never practiced or believed in, but which continues to find adherents today.

Ancient Fake Toes 'Road Tested' In New Research

Posted 10.03.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 10/03/2012 10:37 AM EDT on LiveScience Researchers have suspected two Egyptian artificial toes are the wor...

A Conversation with Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis of the Biopolitics International Organization

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

Some of the world's foremost thinkers are often those who remain outside the limelight. One such thinker is Professor Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, the president and founder of the Biopolitics International Organization, based in Athens.

Not the Most Important Presidential Debate!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Matthew Chapman

In a recent poll almost 85% of likely voters said they wanted the candidates to hold a debate on science. Why? Because, more than anything else, our kids' future health and happiness depend on it. And yet, in spite of the many critical issues involved, I'm willing to bet little in the debates will touch on it.

Cara Santa Maria

GOP Women Have More Feminine Faces?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science

When you think of women in positions of power and authority, is the first thing that comes to mind what they look like? And if you compared voting rec...

Kids Learn About Ownership Early on

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

An nice set of studies in the October, 2012 issue of Child Development by Susan Gelman, Erika Manczak, and Nicholaus Noles explored whether children are able to use aspects of an object's history to determine who owns it.

Electrons' Secret Hideouts Revealed In Incredible Image

Posted 10.02.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 10/02/2012 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience For the first time, scientists have peered down to the level of a single ele...

What Science and Philosophy Tell Us About Love

Massimo Pigliucci | Posted 12.02.2012 | Science
Massimo Pigliucci

Suppose you have been in love with your partner for a couple of years now, and you are beginning to ask yourself, Why do I not feel as head over heels for him as I distinctly remember I used to? Enter what I call "sci-phi," the congruence of science and philosophy.

The Arrogance of Ignorance--The Authority of Knowledge

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 12.02.2012 | Arts
Steven Paul Leiva

While it really does little harm for people to be arrogantly ignorant about art, in the larger civic world we all share, toxic ignorance, false information, and highly subjective and biased knowledge can do much harm, both locally and globally.

Liquid Nitrogen Makes Ice Cream "Cooler"

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.01.2012 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio By: Chantell Williams A scoop of Smitten Ice Cream is something special. Youth Radio’s Chantell Williams brings you the...