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Is The Shocking News of the Sugar Industry's Influence Over Harvard Researchers Really Shocking?

David Michael Conner | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Rather than following headlines and trends, we should all do what Grandma recommended--everything in moderation. Especially consumption of new studies. But not sugar. Sugar, we now know according to the new JAMA paper, is bad news.

Scientific organizations must be braver in confronting climate denial

Geoffrey Supran | Posted 09.13.2016 | Science
Geoffrey Supran

Citadels of science like MIT and the American Geophysical Union are eschewing opportunities to stand up against climate change denial by turning a bli...

Evolution Is True. So What?

David Vognar | Posted 09.09.2016 | Science
David Vognar

We must accept material evolution for what it is and our mental and social worlds for what they are. The fact that we know more about the former than the latter does not negate the importance of mind and interaction in shaping who we are and what we can become.

A Study in Project-Based Learning

Jonathan Lash | Posted 09.09.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

Most students learn best through hands-on projects and experiences, guided by teachers - learning by doing. It works. An example is the group of stu...

Climate Change This Week: It Started 200 Years Ago, A Lit Fuse, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.07.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this little clown grasshopper fro...

Groundbreaking Lyme Researcher: 'We Need To Do A Better Job At Communicating'

David Michael Conner | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

The following Q&A is a continuation of an interview with Tara Moriarty, proprietor of the Moriarty Lab, an infectious diseases research lab that stud...

Human Vs. Pathogen: The Art Of Battling Infectious Disease

John Aitchison | Posted 09.06.2016 | Science
John Aitchison

Today, science is propelling new discoveries every day that hold the potential to save lives. We know the great influence we can have when more of us pay attention and raise our voice.

With Our Planet At The Crossroads, The Future Of Conservation Depends On Science

Rebecca Shaw | Posted 09.07.2016 | Green
Rebecca Shaw

This week, conservation takes center stage as 6,000 global experts dive deep into the issues that will define the physical future of our planet. And with the all the far-reaching impacts of these decisions affecting the long-term sustainability of our planet, it's a gathering that cannot come soon enough.

Climate Denial and Sea Level Rise

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.06.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

Climate adaptation may well be the path to climate mitigation. You don't need to understand or agree with climate science or computer models to invest in infrastructure to reduce damage from extreme weather events.

From Degenerate Art to the Mozart Effect: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.02.2016 | 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...

Why Is An Obscure Study About Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria So Popular Online?

David Michael Conner | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Scientific American is among the many mainstream outlets that discussed the findings, which may represent a major step in making the ever-gray world of Lyme disease science more black and white.

The Write Questions: Advice From The Wrong Side Of The Lens

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 08.31.2016 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

When we ask the right questions, we get people thinking, challenging assumptions, and pushing the boundaries of what ought to come next. These are free from me to you. Go to!

Are Dogs Really That Different From Wolves?

Quora | Posted 08.31.2016 | Science
Quora

How are dogs and wolves similar and different? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by...

Climate Change This Week: Another Dangerous Pipeline, Solar Community Power Grows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this south American treehopper...

This May Be The Most Worthwhile Investment In Clemson’s $55 Million Football Complex

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 08.30.2016 | Sports

What do you get when you give a college football team $55 million to build a new training facility? A more than 140,000 square-foot complex with a 20,...

Scientists at work: Public archaeologists dig before the construction crews do

The Conversation US | Posted 08.29.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Nina M. Versaggi, Binghamton University, State University of New York Armed with my sharpened trowel, 3-meter tape, shovel, shaker screen and peanut ...

From Rosie the Riveter to Olympic Ties: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.29.2016 | 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 everywhere. This is a weekly digest.

Tackling Malaria Through Innovation

Robynne Anderson | Posted 08.29.2016 | Technology
Robynne Anderson

The ability to create innovative products is essential for improved living. One of the most compelling challenges we face is malaria. About 3.4 billion people - half the world's population - are at risk of malaria.

The Answer to Antibiotic Resistance Might Reside Within Us

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 08.29.2016 | Science
Daniela Quaglia

At the beginning of my career I was involved in a study that aimed at the discovery of potential new antibiotics, and since then I have always had an interest in the subject.

Genital Fundamentalism: Exploring The Un-Christian Roots Of A "Christian" Belief

Anastasia Walker | Posted 12.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Anastasia Walker

If the conviction that our gender is coequal with our newborn plumbing has an at best tenuous basis in Scripture, then it needs to be asked: what other purportedly authoritative ways of thinking about gender and its relationship to the body might be informing this conviction?

How To Hack Your Brain To Destroy Procrastination, According To Harvard Research

Elle Kaplan | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Elle Kaplan

People procrastinate for many reasons, but the result is always the same: they rush to get the task done at the last minute or miss the deadline. Even though it feels frustrating to procrastinate, people still continue this bad habit. Why?

The Paradox Of Renewable Energy

Suraj Sehgal | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green
Suraj Sehgal

Many of our environmental issues are deeply rooted in a culture of consumption that often arises when we are presented with periods of abundance. Even with the best technological solutions, we are the ones who can make a huge difference by curbing our consumption on all levels.

Can A Leaf Taste Sunlight? Why The Answer Matters

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Can a leaf taste sunlight? I have never seen the question posed before, let alone answered, by someone with the botanical qualifications I lack. But I...

My Conversation with Victoria Rosborough, a Budding Photonics Engineer

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.05.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Victoria Rosborough working in a cleanroom where device processing is performed. Victoria Rosborough's brilliance was evident early on. She became a ...

Climate Change This Week: Heating Up, Melting Away, Upping Wind Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this Jeweled Flower Mantis found ...