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Satellite Destroyed Following SpaceX Glitch

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | Science

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct 12 - An experimental communications satellite flying piggyback aboard a Space Exploration Tech...

Baby Mice and Stem Cell Alternatives

Beth Kohl | Posted 12.12.2012 | Science
Beth Kohl

This past week, I heard about a scientific breakthrough that could eventually allow people to create living beings, possibly even human ones, on command, age be damned.

Satellite Images Reveal Huge Animal-Shaped Structure

Posted 10.12.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/12/2012 09:31 AM EDT on LiveScience A huge geoglyph in the shape of an elk or deer discover...

Scientists Pinpoint Site Where Caesar Was Stabbed

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

Archeologists from the Spanish National Research Council believe they have found the precise spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed in Rome--and what th...

Weird Reptile Doesn't Pee The Usual Way, Scientists Say

Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/11/2012 08:26 AM EDT on LiveScience Soft-shelled turtles from China can essentially expel ...

@BarackObama tweets on Climate Change

A. Siegel | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

Retweet to encourage the campaign to discuss climate issues or not to retweet to avoid reinforcing the negative?

Cara Santa Maria

Superbug STD May Soon Be Incurable | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

It really is as scary as it sounds. Gonorrhea is the newest superbug. Could it become the next AIDS? If you've never heard of a superbug before, yo...

Climate Science and Science Literacy: The Strange Divergence

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Further "education" on climate science alone is unlikely to make inroads with people who have already decided that climate change is not real or not human-induced.

2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Did the 'Right' Science Get Its Due?

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri | Posted 12.10.2012 | Science
Bassam Z. Shakhashiri

Chemistry of today is no longer the chemistry of Alfred Nobel's time, or even of a few decades ago. Things have changed. The traditional borders between chemistry and other fields -- especially biology -- are blurring. The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was a fantastic development.

GOP Congressman Explains Anti-Science Remarks

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

The campaign of Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) offered an explanation this week for comments the congressman made referring to basic scientific principles as...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #25, Supporting Science That's Helping Every American

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Early in his administration, Obama launched the Educate to Innovate campaign to help move U.S. students from mediocre ratings internationally in science and math achievement to the head of the class during the next decade.

Why I Vowed Never To Pass By One Of These Again

Erin McHugh | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Erin McHugh

Never pass a lemonade stand. It's one of my favorite things to do for a few reasons. Kids get so excited every time you stop that they sort of wiggle around with excitement, tell you the wrong price, and thank you profusely. How many times do you run across that in your daily transactions?

When Politicians Talk Theological Nonsense

Kelly James Clark | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

If Augustine is to right, it is Paul Broun's babbling incompetence not evolution that is liable to convince us that we don't need a Savior.

POSTPONED: Baumgartner's Record-Breaking Parachute Jump

Posted 10.09.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 10/09/2012 02:19 PM EDT on An Austrian daredevil's attempt to make the world's highest skydive, a jump that wou...

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 | 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.