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Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.29.2012 | Home
Jasmina Tesanovic

It may seem farfetched to look for rescue from the Internet and open-source, rather than from Rome, Brussels or panicky business investors. But what else is on the horizon for people who want to get real work done?

Back to Basics

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 12.29.2012 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Did you ever consider why the thing scientists do is called "research"? Where did the "re" come from? If it derives from "repeat," as some might suggest, then it is no surprise that the answer to that question really defines why science is what it is.

Cara Santa Maria

Drilling Project To Reveal Earth's Inner Mysteries | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.29.2012 | Science

Have you ever thought about what's under your feet? I mean, really, really deep down in the center of the Earth? Right now, a Japanese-led team is pla...

WATCH: 'Sand Dunes 'Sing' Creepy Chorus

| Posted 10.28.2012 | Science

By Jane J. Lee When plagued by whipping desert winds, sand dunes signal their displeasure with haunting moans that reverberate across the arid land...

WATCH: 'Zombie' Alien Planet Rises From Dead

Posted 10.27.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 10/26/2012 02:49 PM EDT on An enormous alien planet that some astronomers thought was dead and buried has...

Scientists Explain Source Of Mysterious Pumice 'Raft' At Sea

Posted 10.27.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 10/26/2012 07:36 PM EDT on LiveScience Back in August, an enormous floating mass of pumi...

A Greek Movement for a Better World

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 12.26.2012 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The Greeks invented epic and tragic poetry, history, philosophy, science, political theory and democracy, the civilian control of the military, secula...

Hitting a Home Run With Math During the World Series

Laura Overdeck | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
Laura Overdeck

Parents all know to read bedtime stories to their kids to build an early foundation for literacy, but most parents do not make numbers a part of the daily home routine.

Soot: Filthy and Sickening

Dominique Browning | Posted 12.26.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

People everywhere have a sacred right to clean air. Let's make sure we protect that right here at home and our children will breathe easier.

Abortion & Taxes: Mitt's Favorite Things

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Looks like the GOP is ready to save America from the liberals! No need for tax returns and certainly no need to spend time talkin' about abortion. Just keep your legs closed... that goes for men and women. Until you're married. And then you can schedule it accordin' to Jesus.

How Close Are We to "Lightsabers?"

Quora | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Ariel Williams, Dreamer, Artist, and Writer So this is a good one to actually show off my sci-fi ge...

Cara Santa Maria

'There Could Be Other Universes...With Copies Of Us' | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

The size of our universe is nearly incomprehensible. It's so vast, the thought of anything greater is a little hard to swallow. But could there be a p...

How to Honor the Art (and Science) of Teaching

Sam Chaltain | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

The challenge is to find the balance between the elusive but evergreen art of teaching, and the emerging but illustrative science of the brain. We can do both. And we can start today.

Future Gazing for Our Food Supply

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

How many of us have wished we could predict the future? To gaze into a crystal ball and see our fate in fifty years time? A group of agricultural researchers from around the globe are coming together to do just that, and examine the future of our food system.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Are We Characters In A Video Game? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.24.2012 | Science

I recently joined actor Horatio Sanz to discuss some mind-warping science topics on G4's tech culture program 'Attack of the Show.' Among them: German...

Strange New Study Links Muscle Strength, Political Views

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.23.2012 | Science

Are political views a matter of muscles? A new paper published online in the journal Psychological Science suggests that muscular strength can be ...

Dear Religion... Yours, Science: The Joke That Needs to Go Away

Philip Ellis | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Philip Ellis

Science is essential to the development of technology and medicine and the advancement of our society -- and religion has been a cornerstone of civilisation for millennia. It is incredibly unimaginative to believe that we can only reap the benefits of one at the expense of the other.

What Acupuncture Can Teach Us About Science

Mark Schulman | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Mark Schulman

The basic hostility to techniques that don't fit the old conceptual model is still very active and entrenched. I believe it begins all too often in our graduate curricula, where scientific imagination is frequently seen as an attack on received wisdom.

Do You Know Your Drinking Water?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Stand at your kitchen sink and fill up a glass of water from the tap. Can you guess where that water comes from? Or how far it traveled to get to your tap? What about how adequately -- or not -- the land at the source is protected?

Leonardo's Basement (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 12.22.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

To the children and adults who visit Leonardo's Basement, it is filled with anything but junk. The items strewn around the open space range from the inside of a deconstructed baby grand piano to components more usually found in a computer store.

Analyze This: How Technology Delivers Fine Wines and Fresh Fruits From Vine to Table

Paul Chang | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology
Paul Chang

Imagine yourself at the helm of a global winery. You make a bet on promoting a lesser-known Chardonnay in a new market and the locals love it. Good news, right? Not if your plans didn't factor in the risk of selling too much wine in one region.

Ocean Divers May Soon Hear What Dinosaurs Did, Scientists Say

Posted 10.22.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 10/19/2012 02:19 PM EDT on LiveScience Scuba divers in the year 2100 might hear what the dinosaurs did, new rese...

Cara Santa Maria

Scientist's Far-Out Plan To Save Planet | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science

What will we do if in the future, global climate change makes the world increasingly difficult to inhabit? Unwilling to give up hope, some scientists ...

Court Rules On Claim That LHC Will Destroy Earth

Posted 10.21.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 10/19/2012 03:48 PM EDT on LiveScience A woman concerned that the Large Hadron Collider...

Mysterious Dino Scars Explained By Weird Behavior

| Posted 10.21.2012 | Science

By Matt Kaplan of Nature magazine Raleigh, North Carolina—With domed heads and thick, bony skull protuberances, pachycephalosaurids are well known...