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From Heimlich to Wittgenstein: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.14.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

E.T., We Know You're Home: The Search For Our Own Alien Life

Dr. Bill Miller | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Bill Miller

Everybody has an opinion about the possibility of alien life. In the movies, contact commonly starts with a violent encounter. Sometimes, the story in...

Machine learning helps determine which infants will gain the most from cochlear implantation

Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus | Posted 06.13.2016 | Science
Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus

Intact hearing in early childhood is essential for normal development of communication skills and language. Neural circuits are responsible for the he...

UC Must Make Good on Commitment to Fix Gender Equity Policies

Neal Sweeney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Science
Neal Sweeney

The University of California has a timely opportunity to add to its reputation as a world-class and forward-thinking institution. Last week, UC repres...

Why we need to transform our food systems urgently

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

Globally, 25% of children under 5 are stunted. They are stunted because their diet lacks critical vitamins and minerals and because of early exposure to illnesses. As a result, they are too small for their age.

WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson On How Schools Can Teach Science Better

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 06.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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How looking 250 million years into the past could save modern species

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Jennifer Botha-Brink, University of the Free State More than 250 million years ago, something huge happened to the Earth: the Permo-Triassic Mass Ext...

4 Amazing Kits for the Kid Who Loves Astronomy

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.09.2016 | Science
Sarah Caroline Bell

If you have a kid who loves everything astronomy-related, you will know they have a ravenous appetite when it comes to their need for new learning exp...

The Climate Post: Coral Bleaching Linked to Climate Change, Other Factors

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

The Great Barrier Reef, which last year narrowly avoided being put on the World Heritage endangered list, is experiencing its worst bleaching in recorded history.

10 Experiments At The Forefront Of Sleep Science

Kate Ray | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Kate Ray

As part of the team at Experiment.com, a crowdfunding platform for science, I get to talk to scientists all the time. I've been an insomniac and poor ...

Med Tech Will Turn 100 Years of Age Into the New 60 Years

Diane M. Francis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Technology
Diane M. Francis

Medical technology pioneers believe that 100 years of age will become the new 60 as scientific breakthroughs, software and gadgets extend and improve ...

The LEGO Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex You Need To See

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Science
Sarah Caroline Bell

Lia Chan, a LEGO builder, has created an amazing recreation of the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A. Featuring the Space Shuttle Atlantis and...

Clueless in Class

Tom Kramer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Comedy
Tom Kramer

School recently ended for lots of kids. It ended for me years ago...and some of my former teachers might tell you it ended for me while I was in schoo...

What Purpose Would Screenwriters Have in Elon Musk's Simulation Existence?

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

In God We Don't Trust: Growing American Secular Movement Rallies in D.C. Today (Live Video)

Art Levine | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
Art Levine

They may be the most invisible interest group in American politics: secular Americans. But attendees of the "Reason Rally" at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, where as many as 30,00 atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and their allies are expected to attend, want to see that change.

This Tiny Scanner Delivers Instant Nutritional Facts To Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science

Unsure about the nutritional value of your lunch? SCiO may be able to help you figure it out. SCiO is a molecular sensor that can decipher the chemic...

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Blames The School System For Flat Earthers

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science

What happens if you ask an astrophysicist whether the Earth is flat? If that astrophysicist is Neil deGrasse Tyson, he first gives you a brutal side-e...

From Diamond Marketing to Transparent Wood: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.03.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered a one-house town in Alaska, the ill-fated NHL glow puck, and how marketers got us to love diamonds.

Can We Learn to Appreciate Science?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Marianna Glynska

When I went to graduate school in the U.S. to study art, I heard about courses such as "Art Appreciation", which was mainly taken by undergraduate stu...

3,430,000 Positive Affirmations... and Counting

Mala Rambharose | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mala Rambharose

I value my time in a way that I was not aware was possible before this experiment. Each moment matters, each thought matters. Each moment is an opportunity to be present, to invest in my passion, to invest in the people I love and the quality of my life experience.

How VR Will Never Be As Good As Your TV

Steven Schkolne | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
Steven Schkolne

Many people were surprised, about a year ago, when the news broke that Oculus' virtual reality (VR) headset would require a high-end, $1000+ PC. Today...

Religion and Algorithms: The Showdown of the Century

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Francis Sanzaro

Thus far, algorithms have upended every sector of our society, beginning with transportation (how we tap to hail a "taxi"), consume media (get movie recommendations), love (dating website "matches"), finance (algorithmic traders), and, quite frankly, the list goes on.

Teaching a Stone to Play Chess: The Potential Multi-Faceted Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

Olivier Dumon | Posted 06.02.2016 | Science
Olivier Dumon

During a recent dinner with my son who is currently studying for his Master's Degree in Computer Science at University College London, we discussed co...

Meaningful Support for Students of Military Families

Matthew Randazzo | Posted 06.02.2016 | Education
Matthew Randazzo

Nearly two million students in the U.S. have at least one parent serving in our nation's Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard. And yet somehow, as a nation, we are falling short of addressing the unique needs of these students.

The Big Ideas Behind All Science That Every Parent and Kid Should Know (They May Surprise You)

Vicki Cobb | Posted 06.02.2016 | Education
Vicki Cobb

Science is a way of becoming your own primary source. In science, how we know determines what we know.