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Scientists Discover Ancient 'Cousin' Of Endangered Animal

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.12.2012 | Science

The endangered giant panda has Spanish ties, geologists have found. Fossilized remains of the bear's ancient relative, Agriarctos beatrix, suggest tha...

Beauty and Brains

Lisa De Bode | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Lisa De Bode

L'Oréal's partnership with the United Nations claims to support women who move science forward and grants fellowships to promising female researchers boosting their careers. Did L'Oréal change its strategy? Not exactly.

Are The Pleasures of Drinking All In Your Head?

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Is it the wine that's making me feel good, or is it the positive associations I have with the ritual of drinking?

Joy Resmovits

Expert: American Scores 'Unacceptable' On National Science Exams | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

About a third of eighth-graders who took a national science exam in 2011 were proficient, according to results released Thursday, a statistic called "...

Ridding The World Of The “Element from Hell”

| David Biello | Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

The vast majority of the radioactive plutonium on the planet is man-made—roughly 500 metric tons, or enough to make 100,000 nuclear weapons by the c...

Far-Off Galaxies Show 'Battle' Between Black Holes, Baby Stars

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 05/09/2012 01:12 PM EDT on The intense energy and winds from gigantic black holes can block the birth of ...

Tiny Insect Takes Violent Sex To Extreme

Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/08/2012 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Violent sex is taken to an extreme in warehouse pir...

STEM STEM Technology STEM: Relax Reformers

Shaun Johnson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

STEM fairs are still science fairs, my friends, and the latest techno-gadget or app is just something else to sell.

Space Means Business? Space: The Business Frontier at Harvard Business School

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

I'd never heard of a space conference for business majors before. How exactly would students in BU's School of Management or the equivalent elsewhere explore space?

R U Addicted To Facebook? New Quiz Gives Quick Answer

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

Some people can't stop friending, tagging, poking, and posting. Psychologists say Facebook addiction is real--and now it can be measured. Research...

Scientists' Theory About 'Alien Abductions' Gets New Support

Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 05/07/2012 03:49 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Hundreds of thousands or millions of Americans believe they hav...

Huge Prehistoric Beast May Have Swallowed Humans Whole, Scientists Say

Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 05/07/2012 04:28 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Scientists have announced the discovery of a newfound crocodile ...

WATCH: What's Your Dog Thinking? MRI Study Aims To Find Out

Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 05/07/2012 02:32 PM EDT on LiveScience Fido's expressive face, including those longing...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Liberal, Conservative: Are You Born That Way? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.04.2012 | Science

2012-05-07-Screenshot20120507at1.18.50PM.jpgDo we have traits that can be used to reliably predict whether someone is liberal or conservative in nature?

Are Teachers Too Hard On Minority Students--Or Too Easy?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/05/2012 06:28 PM EDT on LiveScience Black and Latino students may be getting less critica...

WATCH: Dancing Water Droplets Rock Out On Space Station

Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

Watching water droplets dance is cool, but watching water droplets rock out in space is even cooler. NASA astronaut Donald R. Pettit does just that...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Asteroid Mining, The Republican Brain, Science Education On 'The Point' | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

I was recently invited to guest host "The Point," presented by "The Young Turks'" YouTube channel, TownSquare. As the Science Correspondent (and resid...

TONIGHT: Where And When To See Supermoon Best

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

Supermoon Saturday has arrived -- now get ready to look up for some "super" skywatching. The full moon at 11:34 p.m. EDT Saturday will appear 14 pe...

WATCH: What If You Put Your Hand Inside The Large Hadron Collider?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Science

What would happen if you put your hand in the beam of the Large Hadron Collider, the high-energy particle accelerator being used in the search for the...

Space Agency Announces Major Mission To Planet's Icy Moons

Posted 05.04.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 05/03/2012 12:57 PM EDT on The European Space Agency will launch a deep-space mission to explore the icy ...

WATCH: Blind Men See Again After Getting Experimental Implant

| Ferris Jabr | Posted 05.04.2012 | Science

Chris James and Robin Millar of the United Kingdom both lost their vision after birth because of a genetic condition known as retinitis pigmentosa, in...

Prehistoric, Dinosaur-Biting Fleas Were HOW Big?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 05/03/2012 08:22 AM EDT on LiveScience Paleo-pests about 10 times bigger than today's fl...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Virtual Humans In The Wild Wild West | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.04.2012 | Science

Have you ever had a conversation with a computer that wasn't one-sided? Virtual humans are the newest attempt to cross the uncanny valley and present ...

SLIDESHOW: 'Benjamin Button' Brothers Said To Have Bizarre 'Age-Reversing' Disease

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.03.2012 | Science

They're being called the "Benjamin Button" brothers--a reference to "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," the 2008 movie in which Brad Pitt plays a m...

When Scientists Speak, Who Listens?

Robert Walker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

If scientists get any media attention it's only because the science-deniers are ridiculing them. We live in the Era of Willful Ignorance. It is not only acceptable; it is fashionable to throw scientific caution to the wind.