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Marmots, Plastics, and Why I'm Alarmed Over Our Over-Chemicalized Society

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science
Daniel T. Blumstein

What's the story you ask? It's about how natural variation in sex steroid hormones have profound natural effects on how long animals live, how social they are, and whether they are likely to leave home or not.

The Red the Gold and the Gutter -- Space Exploration, the Olympics and Politics

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

Arriving as it will on the heels of the Olympics, Curiosity will continue the flow of good kind of news we have been witnessing from London to the people of Earth. The mission represents the kind of news we want to hear and see, the kind of news that inspires us.

Black Hole Riddle Has Astrophysicists Searching For Answer

Posted 08.03.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 08/02/2012 02:58 PM EDT on Black holes have long been cosmic mysteries, even as research in the past deca...

'Particle Mystery' Remains Unsolved Even After 100 Years

Posted 08.02.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 08/01/2012 02:23 PM EDT on Cosmic rays continue to puzzle scientists a century after the fast-moving par...

Is Ozone Hole To Blame For Weird Ailment Affecting Fish?

Posted 08.02.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 08/01/2012 05:11 PM EDT on LiveScience The first case of skin cancer in a wild marine fish population looks eeri...

Cara Santa Maria

He's Doing It For His Daughters | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

If NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finds biochemical evidence of life on Mars when it touches down on Sunday, August 5th at 10:31 pm PST, the world's unde...

How Magicians Know Which Card You're Thinking About

| Posted 08.01.2012 | Science

By Jay Olson Think of a playing card. Got one in mind? Although it may have felt like a free choice, think again: Most people choose one of only f...

YIKES? Giant Moon Looms Over French Town

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.01.2012 | Science

Who's afraid of Phobos? The residents of Grenoble might be--if this image of the Mars moon looming over the French town were real. But the fantastical...

Louisiana Voucher Program Includes Schools That Teach Creationism, Reject Evolution

Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

Public dollars in Louisiana's landmark new voucher program will go toward sending children to schools that teach creationism and reject evolution, the...

Alcohol Reduces Anxiety But Not Fear

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

Being in Porto, home of that famous mix of brandy and fermented grapes, I thought I would do a short post on the effects of alcohol on fear.

Earth In Crosshairs Of 'Coronal Mass Ejection'

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 07/30/2012 04:43 PM EDT on A medium-size solar flare erupted from the sun this weekend, hurling a cloud o...

PHOTOS: This Week In Science History

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

Interested in the history of science? This week in science history features the discovery of a life-sustaining element, as well as the founding of Ame...

Cara Santa Maria

He Looked Back In Time, And Won A Nobel | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.31.2012 | Science

Imagine looking back in time--no, not flipping through old high school yearbooks--but really, studying the history of our universe as it was 13.7 bill...

WATCH: New Technology Could Help Paralyzed People Communicate

| Posted 07.28.2012 | Science

By Emily Underwood People "locked in" by paralyzing disorders such as Lou Gehrig's disease have long relied on blinks or facial twitches to build...

LOOK: 23 Dazzling Satellite Photos Show Olympic Host Cities

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

From Athens in 1896 to London this year, the summer Olympic games have been held in 22 cities around the world. The cities are all different, of cours...

What's the Difference Between Religion and Psychosis?

Intent | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Gotham Chopra about his new show, Holy Facts. Billed as "the show that treads the fine line between scientists, spiritualists, and psychotics," I was curious about Gotham's own take on the relationship between the three.

High-Profile Puppies Put Pet Cloning In Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.28.2012 | Science

"Future pups from the past." That's what Edgar and Nina Otto, the proud owners of a cloned Labrador retriever, Lancelot Encore, have dubbed his offspr...

At Google's Science Contest, Another Faire for Makers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Malachi Segers and Maya Godfrey Photo Credit: Youth Radio Yassine Bouanane has been a coding whiz since before he was a teenager -- at 12, he s...

Sally Ride’s Unexpected Legacy

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

When I posted my thoughts about the passing of Sally Ride last week, I received some wonderful comments and emails, but none more poignant -- and hear...

Watermelon Stunt Isn't The Pits

Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.26.2012 | Science

When you tire of pondering the nature of the universe, ask yourself how many rubber bands it takes to make a watermelon explode. Then ask how much you...

Teen Wows Google With Brilliant Cancer Diagnosis App

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.26.2012 | Technology

Have you ever helped the hard-of-hearing listen to music? Or built a computer program to diagnose breast cancer? These kids have. The five teenage...

Study Shows Why Disfigured People Are Shunned

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Science

By Joseph Bennington-Castro Whether we realize it or not, most of us have a knee-jerk reaction when we see someone with a facial disfigurement, such...

Why Aren't There Any Openly Gay Astronauts?

Posted 07.25.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer Published: 07/24/2012 06:51 PM EDT on Three hundred and thirty American me...

Motivational Speaker's Misfortune Spotlights Physics Of Fiery Ritual

Posted 07.25.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 07/24/2012 12:15 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Twenty-one people were treated for foot burns last week after ...

NASA Rover To Explore Strange Martian Mountain

Posted 07.25.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 07/24/2012 04:38 PM EDT on The towering mountain that NASA's next Mars rover will explore after landing on the ...