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Addressing Climate Change: Cleaner, Cheaper Alternatives to the Pipeline

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

An industry that generates a half trillion dollars in profits over the past 5 years as it cuts jobs does not need tax breaks and loopholes. It's time for Washington to back right horse.

Writing About Science And Religion Within The Promise Of Rosh Hashanah

Noah Efron | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Noah Efron

The promise of Rosh Hashanah is that sometimes you can do the same thing, with courage and faith and maybe a sense of humor, and different results will come. Which is why I'm writing again about religion and science.

'War Of The Worldviews': Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow Discuss New Book on Science vs. Spirituality

Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion

The debate between science and spirituality is framed as a knock down fight for truth with winner take all. But does it have to be that way? Deepak ...

What Is the Fabric of the Universe? What Is the Matrix of Matter?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

Deepak answers questions about the nature of spiritual knowledge, self-awareness and science. These questions are from readers of book "War of the Wor...

Conservatives Astroturfing a Brave New World (VIDEO)

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

The Internet propaganda war is raging and far-ranging. It focuses on creating a revisionist alternative to history and established science, arguing that mainstream history and science is liberally biased.

Stop the Insanity: Please get a grip!

Randall | Posted 11.09.2011 | Comedy
Randall

So much has been going on recently...seriously? It's been beyond craazzzy. David Cameron and Parliament seem to have their heart set on a mass badger killing, Texas was hit by wildfires and Republicans have been debating up a storm. But at least those laboratory chimps got released. Thank goodness!

Why We Need Psychoactive Meds

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Among the balloons that exploded during this super-heated summer was the intensifying debate over the worth of psychotropic medications. We try to weigh the risks of psychoactive drug treatment against the risks of forgoing treatment.

Life at the SETI Institute: Mars Detective -- Investigating the Red Planet for ancient life

SETI Institute | Posted 11.26.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Dr. Richard Quinn; Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute, and Gail Jacobs ...

Is There Any Definition Of Spirituality That Science Could Ever Accept?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.25.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

2011-09-25-Screenshot20110925at5.10.09PM.jpg Deepak answers questions about the nature of spiritual knowledge, self-awareness and science.

Abortion, Lou Gehrig, and Research for Cure

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Today, a company is targeting Lou Gehrig's disease. Their approach is undergoing clinical trials in America, right now. But in Wisconsin, the home of stem cell research? If Republican lawmakers get their way, the research which might end Lou Gehrig's disease could be criminalized.

How to Make a Creationist Weep

Mark Morford | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Mark Morford

Do you want to know the real reason Barack Obama is going to win the 2012 election? The big, grinning hunk of overwhelming evidence that has little to...

How the GOP Became the Anti-Science Party

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Why are so many otherwise rational Republicans so seemingly irrational when matters of science enter the political arena? Four factors might explain.

Hinduism: Where Science and Spirituality Intersect

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Some would comment that faith is only necessary when it comes to matters of religion and that science is based on empirical evidence. Although this sounds nice, it's not 100 percent accurate.

Beyond Politics: Science Drives Our Future

Ellen Futter | Posted 09.20.2011 | New York
Ellen Futter

The United States did not become a great and powerful nation by rejecting science.

Perry's Position On Evolution Targeted By GOP Rival

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman revived an attack on rival GOP candidate Rick Perry over his stance on evolution and climate change over ...

Polls Show Darwin's Explanation of Human Origins Up, Creationism Down

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

A long-running Gallup poll on the question of human origins finds that evolution beats creationism 56 percent to 40 percent.

Bugging Out: Could Climate Change Make the Insect Instinct Go Haywire?

Frank Sesno | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

We often forget how lots of creatures are adapting -- from humans relocating to get away from cold winters or hurricanes to moths growing darker wings in response to growing pollution levels.

Should Candidates Who Don't Believe in Science Be Disqualified From Serving as President?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

There has always been a place in American society for the fringe dwellers -- the religious zealots and the conspiracy theorists and the committed Luddites. But that place is not in the White House.

Beyond Vaccine Politics to Biopolitics

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Even in an election cycle that is dominated by the economy, feelings about cultural issues continue to be the most raw, especially where the power of modern medical science seems to conflict with tradition values. Welcome to the era of biopolitics.

Bots High Robotics Documentary - STEM, Gender Gaps, And Future Engineers In High School

Larry Bock | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
Larry Bock

While the US is struggling with unemployment, the irony is a lot of companies are struggling to fill vacant engineering positions due to a lack of qualified applicants.

Scientists Discover 'Missing Link' Fish

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green

If this doesn't convince you that evolution is real, we're not sure what will. Scientists at The Academy Of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia claim ...

Overfishing 101: It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

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South Africa Bones Offer Evolution 'Game-Changer'

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Two million-year-old bones belonging to a creature with both apelike and human traits provide the clearest evidence of evolution's ...

What Carl Sagan Saw

Network Awesome | Posted 11.08.2011 | Home
Network Awesome

It is a unique form of heartbreak for a prophet to be denied the culmination of his visions. For us, Carl Sagan may have been born at exactly the right time. He was six years old at the 1939 World's Fair, where he found both science and television waiting for him, fabulous and fascinating.

Science And Anti-Science At The Reagan Debate

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

GOP hopefuls are increasingly stuck between a rock and a hard place: how to satisfy the anti-science foot soldiers recruited into the base because of their passionate energy without alienating general election voters who view those positions as irrational.