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Going Beyond a Blind Date With Science, According to Alan Alda

Jeanne Garbarino | Posted 01.27.2013 | Science
Jeanne Garbarino

Bringing in his experiences as an actor, Alan Alda is challenging scientists to leave their comfort zones and truly become scientific translators for both the pubic and policy makers. Alda has borrowed a concept widely used by many comedians: improvisation.

Collider May Have Created Weird New Form Of Matter

Posted 12.03.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/27/2012 03:11 PM EST on LiveScience Collisions between particles inside the Large Had...

WATCH: Stars, Clouds Cartwheel Over Volcanic Island

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.27.2012 | Science

Outdoor photographer/videographer Christoph Malin filmed day and night skies above the volcanic island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, for more th...

New Look Inside Warrior's Tomb Reveals Mystery Amputation

Posted 11.26.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/21/2012 04:03 PM EST on LiveScience A noble-but-brutal Renaissance warrior who fell ...

Cara Santa Maria

Why Are Puppies Cute? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.26.2012 | Science

Have you ever wondered just why fuzzy little puppies melt even the most hardened of hearts? And why are baby versions of animals so much cuter than th...

Einstein's Brain: 12 Fascinating Facts About Great Physicist's Gray Matter

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.24.2012 | Science

Albert Einstein has been dead for more than 50 years, but Einstein's brain has been "living" at the center of a strange mystery ever since--at least u...

Distant Starlight Helps Reveal Secrets Of Strange Icy World

Posted 11.23.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 11/21/2012 01:17 PM EST on Distant starlight has given astronomers the best look yet at a distant icy sibl...

What Dying Star Study Reveals About Alien Life

Posted 11.22.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 11/21/2012 11:58 AM EST on Life is unlikely to survive on exoplanets that orbit cooling stars such as whit...

WATCH: After Sex, She Eats His Face

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.21.2013 | Science

If you thought the sex scenes in the popular erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" were wild, you should have a look at praying mantises going at it. Se...

WATCH: Fetus Yawns Inside Womb

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow an...

Considering the Source: Which Contributes Most to the Well-being of Society -- Science or Art?

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts
Steven Paul Leiva

This fruit from the tree of knowledge may inspire awe and wonder, but does anyone really think it makes our days better and brighter?

Creating Attitude Change by Influencing Values

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Suppose you were trying to influence people's opinion about particular policies. Would it be better to talk about the specific policy, or is it more effective to focus on the values related to that policy?

The Storm Demon, Father of All Monsters

Tom Healy | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Tom Healy

Scientific facts alone have not and will not be enough to get us to comprehend or cope with the scale of the issues our planet faces, the clouds of crisis that with that sweet name Sandy, literally gathered around my hometown within minutes.

Has Mars Rover Made Major Discovery?

Posted 11.21.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 11/20/2012 01:35 PM EST on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history books,"...

What on Earth Do They Think? U.S. Politicians on the Age of the Planet

David H. Bailey | Posted 01.20.2013 | Science
David H. Bailey

What message are Americans sending to youth when prominent national politicians, with highly responsible positions overseeing scientific research, express utter contempt for modern science?

Helping Secondary School Students Understand Climate Change

Alan Singer | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education
Alan Singer

In response to Hurricane Sandy I have been working with teacher education students to develop lessons secondary school teachers can use to help students understand global climate change, how hurricanes develop, and how young people can be involved in their communities.

Top 10 Geeky Turkey Facts for Conversation at Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 01.20.2013 | Weird News
Paul Knoepfler

Americans eat tens of millions of turkeys each year on Thanksgiving... but what the heck is a turkey really? It's a heckuva of strange bird, isn't it? Here in Davis, CA we have a huge population of wild turkeys too in addition to the store kind.

The Origin of Life Soufflé

Suzan Mazur | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science
Suzan Mazur

With the Large Hadron Collider safety issue now settled in the German court, the way is clear for a strategic meeting in February on Origin of Life at CERN. It's aimed at finding an answer to the big question that interests every one of us -- who we are and where we came from.

Seeing With Your Heart

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time on his back.

Scientists Eye Two-Step Plan To Nuke Dangerous Asteroids

Posted 11.19.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 11/19/2012 11:03 AM EST on Destroying a dangerous asteroid with a nuclear bomb is a well-worn trope of science f...

Ordinary People Helping Our Oceans in Extraordinary Ways

Francesca Koe | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

With the help of people just like you and me, collectively we will know a whole lot more about the numbers and types of sea life in our waters, how best to respond to a major disturbance, and how much success we're having in protecting vulnerable habitats.

Huge Alien Planet Observed Orbiting Massive Star

Posted 11.19.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 11/19/2012 08:09 AM EST on In a rare direct photo of a world beyond Earth, astronomers have spotted a plan...

Rubio Dodges Basic Science Question

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) isn't qualified to answer a question about how old the earth is, he told GQ in a recent interview. "I'm not a scientist, ...

Cara Santa Maria

Her Cells Are Immortal. Could You Be Too? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.21.2012 | Science

Given the chance, would you want to live forever? In the Epic of Gilgamesh, written over 4,000 years ago, a Sumerian king seeks eternal life. And 500 ...

REVEALED: Weird Way 'Odd Little Creature' Reproduces

Posted 11.19.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 11/17/2012 12:19 PM EST on LiveScience The tiny, all-female bdelloid rotifers have endured the past 80 million yea...