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From Rainmakers To Flavor Tasters: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 11.03.2016 | 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...

Are You a Chemist Using Data to Revolutionize Your Field? Join #LAUNCHChemistry

Davar Ardalan | Posted 11.03.2016 | Science
Davar Ardalan

Are you making game-changing innovations in sustainable chemistry? If so, we want to meet you! Through November 10, The LAUNCH Chemistry Innovation Ch...

Climate Change This Week: Poverty Predicted, The China Model, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

The Green Winner We Need to Tackle Climate Change - vote for a safe future for your children, and for the planet they call home. Clinton is going to n...

From Serving in the White House to Storytelling in VR and NPR, Meet D.C.'s Most Influential Iranian-American Women

Davar Ardalan | Posted 11.01.2016 | Business
Davar Ardalan

From the Oval Office to the most powerful American boardrooms, Iranian-American women are among the most hardworking of this country's changemakers. O...

A Trump Win Would Actually Mean The End Of The World. Is That What "God" Wants Or Is The Choice Ours?

Beth Green | Posted 10.31.2016 | Religion
Beth Green

Photo by Geralt via Pixabay How often have we acted like the world was going to come to an end if we didn't lose 10 pounds before somebody's wedding,...

The Painful Truth of Reversing the Opioid Epidemic

Peter Staats MD MBA | Posted 10.27.2016 | Science
Peter Staats MD MBA

The opioid epidemic is the most pressing health crisis of our time, with the US Surgeon General, President Obama and the Centers for Disease Control a...

Improving Public Health Through Brain Research

Ekaterina Dobryakova | Posted 10.26.2016 | Science
Ekaterina Dobryakova

At the end of June, I found myself running through the streets of Geneva with two other brain mappers--all three of us sweaty from trying to catch the...

Climate Change This Week: Running Out of Earth, Inspiring Students, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Check for National Geographic venues (including youtube and other online opportuni...

Good News or Bad News: More People Are Asking 'Is Science Real'

Joseph T. Spadafino | Posted 10.25.2016 | Education
Joseph T. Spadafino

Failing to educate children, adolescents, and adults of all ages to think critically can lead many among us to hold opinions that are simply at odds with facts.

#FredinChina: Alibaba wants to go for youth and technological revolution in commerce

Fred Raillard | Posted 10.25.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer with Farid Mokart of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands...

#MakeLoveNotTrump: The Science Behind The Physical Damage Trump Causes In Your Brain (And How To Heal It)

Kellee Maize | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Kellee Maize

Generally I am a lover, not a fighter, but I’ve had beef with the American political system for quite some time, and I know I am not alone in my opi...

From Gum Bans to Growth Mindsets: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.24.2016 | 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...

Invest in America's Innovation Economy

Ross DeVol | Posted 10.24.2016 | Technology
Ross DeVol

As the Great Recession recedes in our rearview mirrors, it is becoming ever more apparent that innovative activities are determining an increasing pro...

Do We Inherit Our Intelligence From Our Mothers?

Quora | Posted 10.21.2016 | Science
Quora

Is it true that intelligence is inherited from the mother? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are...

Why You Should Never Ever Refrigerate Tomatoes

Tasting Table | Posted 10.20.2016 | Taste
Tasting Table

Every year as winter hits, tomato lovers are faced with the same quandary: whether or not to buy out-of-season tomatoes. They never taste as good, but sometimes we do it anyways.

We Have a Lot to Learn Before We Go to Mars

Quora | Posted 10.20.2016 | Science
Quora

What technological breakthroughs are still needed to make Elon Musk's vision for Mars travel possible? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sh...

Fixing Our National Infrastructure Requires Fixing Our Science Infrastructure

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 10.19.2016 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

Congress has finally approved a stop gap spending bill that provides funding -- $1.1 billion - to fight the Zika virus. The money comes at the same time that new Zika transmission zones have been found in Florida and the first group of babies of mothers in Puerto Rico known to have been exposed to the virus in their first trimester are being born.

Climate Change This Week: Looming Health Disaster, Clean Power Kites, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this asian pangolin, is another ...

New Study to Offer Insight into the Adolescent Brain

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 10.17.2016 | Parents
Catherine Y. Spong

There is a lot we don't know about the effects of a child's routine activities--sports, sleep, or screen time--on his or her developing brain. A new l...

From Pumpkin Spice to Pill Colors: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.17.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the history of the PSL, why older siblings are smarter, and how pill color affects effectiveness.

Climate Change This Week: Vital Food Crops Threatened, Going Organic Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.11.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this leaping mangrove mudskipper...

Loving Trashy Movies Probably Means You're Smart, Says Science

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 10.11.2016 | Science

Can’t wait to see “Fifty Shades Darker”? Well, leave your judgy friends behind, grab the popcorn and indulge in all the trashy movies you want....

From Tug of War to Excel Errors: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.10.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the Million Dollar Homepage, the origin of Auto-Tune, and an Excel mistake with international implications.

There Is Much To Miss When You Judge By Appearance Alone

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 10.13.2016 | Style
Sarah Caroline Bell

Opposite you, an exhausted-looking man glances at his phone persistently. To your right, a woman glides a slender brush across her eyelids, creating t...

This Future Forensic Pathologist, Alayna Westcom, Enjoys Bringing Science to Life

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.07.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Alayna Westcom, Autopsy Technician at The University of Vermont Medical Center Alayna Westcom's career goal is to become a forensic pathologist. Fore...