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From Laugh Tracks to Bat Bombs: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.21.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Do you ever need a good laugh? In the early days of TV, many shows were taped in front of a live audience. While the crowd made tapings more lively, the actors couldn't always predict when the audience would laugh... and when they wouldn't.

When Science Meets Creativity and Has Babies

Advertising Week | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Alex Van Gestel, CEO, Verbalisation As adland’s luminaries gather in Cannes, it’s a good time to reflect on the current state of creativity. ...

Of bears and biases: scientific judgment and the fate of Yellowstone's grizzlies

The Conversation US | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

The grizzly, or brown, bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is posed to lose protections under the Endangered Species Act. Jim Peaco, Yellowstone...

Study Hopes To Figure Out What On Earth Your Cat Is Actually Feeling

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.21.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


How Deep Is It Really? A Visual Representation Of The Ocean's Depths

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Sarah Caroline Bell

We know it's deep, but it is hard to grasp the true depth of the ocean. This mystery makes it an appealing challenge for those who love exploring for...

Quiet Please...: Filmmaker Jeffrey Scott Gould's New Misophonia Documentary Is Plenty To Chew On

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Changing perception is a small component of the purpose of the film, but it's important because misophonia as a condition is not without scoffers and detractors even among friends and family. Jeff describes releasing the trailer and sharing it with the world as sort of a coming out.

Psychiatrists Should Take a More Active Role in Treating Pain

Nora Volkow | Posted 06.20.2016 | Science
Nora Volkow

The recent opioid-prescribing guidelines from the CDC have renewed attention of health care providers to the epidemic of chronic pain, with which the ...

Blockchain - The Key To Powering Prosperity?

Don Tapscott | Posted 06.17.2016 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Prosperity first and foremost is about one's standard of living. To achieve it, people must have the means, tools, and opportunities to create material wealth and thrive economically. But for us it includes more.

Why The Best Entrepreneurs Get It Wrong in Small Doses

Harry Red | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Harry Red

I know, rejection hurts. Every time you show another person something you've created as an entrepreneur, you make yourself vulnerable. And when it turns out you've made something of little value, you will feel the pain of getting it wrong.

The Hidden World Of The Brain: The Role Of The Basal Ganglia Beyond Movement

Ekaterina Dobryakova | Posted 06.17.2016 | Science
Ekaterina Dobryakova

There's more to the BG than just movement. The 5 nuclei of the BG each have independent functional roles and are also interconnected with different areas of the cortex.

This Secretive Startup Is Revolutionizing Scientific Research

Jason Choi | Posted 06.15.2016 | Science
Jason Choi

His idea was simple but ambitious: to revolutionize the way basic science research is done by making it cheaper, faster and more accessible.

Climate Change This Week: Killer Crops, No More Fossil Fuel Subsidies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Sheltering Beautiful Biodiversity, such as this Common Indian Crow Butterfly cater...

Personal beliefs versus scientific innovation: getting past a flat Earth mentality

The Conversation US | Posted 06.14.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

By Igor Juricevic, Indiana University South Bend The history of science is also a history of people resisting new discoveries that conflict with conv...

From Heimlich to Wittgenstein: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.14.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, 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


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, 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 08.01.2016 | 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...