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Capitol Battle? Paralysis Cure Bill Reaches Health Committee

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Blasts of wind shook my little car as I drove onto the bridge over the American River, on the road to Sacramento. I was going to the state Capitol fo...

Noble Savages and the Nature of Human Nature

David Edmund Moody | Posted 06.16.2013 | Books
David Edmund Moody

A hundred years from now, after the dust has settled, the case of renowned anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon will surely rank high in the annals of science for the systematic persecution of scientific conclusions.

LOOK: Space Camp T-Shirts Tell Boys to 'Achieve' and Girls to 'Dream'

Cristen Conger | Posted 06.16.2013 | Women
Cristen Conger

The T-shirts start of well enough, encouraging both boys and girls to "explore" and "discover." But only the boys are prodded to go ahead and achieve, while young women can keep on dreaming. Sigh.

Students Go Glocal, Make Change

EF Education First | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
EF Education First

Upon starting my senior year at West Potomac High School, that was exactly how I felt. I knew Global Warming and greenhouse gasses were problems in the environment, but I did not do much more than recycle used cans and newspapers to help make a change.

What Makes A Good Mentor?

Brittany Binowski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affe...

Israel at 65: A Proud History and Bright Future

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

As Israel celebrates its 65th birthday, we should pause to marvel at the many successes of the Jewish state. Democracies around the world, including the U.S., have taken centuries to achieve the type of political, social and economic advances that define Israel's existence today.

Ron Paul's Home Schooling for Dummies

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.15.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

God bless Ron Paul. Really. He's terribly worried about your kids. Worried that they'll complete their education and still not understand the biblical principle of self-government. Or know how to defend the free market. Start a home business. Operate their YouTube channel.

Climate Energy This Week: Healthy Clean Energy, Mideast Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.14.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Invest In Clean Energy To Reap Enormous Health Benefits says the UN, reports Alister Doyle at Reuters News, and help slow climate change. Fossil fuel ...

The Climate Post: Moniz, McCarthy Face Questions at Senate Confirmation Hearings

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Moniz hinted in his Tuesday confirmation hearing that the United States spends too little on energy research -- a statement The Washington Post examined in depth.

The Source of Indignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

What people really want in relationships is dignity, not domination. While it's not hard to understand why people who have suffered oppression might fantasize taking a turn at domination, to actually do so is to over-reach.

T-1 Day Until Yuri's Night 2013!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.11.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

It's that time of year again--a time of year space fans love! Those of you who saw my posts last year will remember that April 12th is Yuri's Night, t...

No More Men on the Moon

Robert Walker | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

The extraction of oil from tar sands may help to meet our global energy needs, but it's an unmitigated disaster for the planet. Science and technology are evidenced-based. Our faith in them is not.

Got Science? Giving South Carolinians the Climate Change Information They Deserve

Seth Shulman | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Seth Shulman

The implications outlined in the 102-page report are indeed significant. Among the findings: South Carolina faces an average temperature rise of as much as 9 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 70 years.

My Journey With Adrenaline

Brian B. Hoffman, MD | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science
Brian B. Hoffman, MD

These days, scientifically sound ideas about adrenaline are often unknowingly intermixed with some fanciful and sensational capacities. I have recently written a biography of adrenaline to tell the full story of this intriguing molecule.

Mentorship Groups And Resources For STEM Girls

Brittany Binowski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

Powerful People Are Happy

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

If you consistently do things in your life that help you and others achieve goals, then your journey is a happy one. And over time, you will find that you rise to a position of power within your network. And that makes you happy as well.

Investing In Women In STEM

Association for Women in Science | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Association for Women in Science

America has a plumbing problem. We are investing heavily in attracting more women and girls to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) jobs, but all along their career pipeline, from the start of college until retirement, they seep out.

500,000

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

If, as now appears to be the case, our elected representatives have surrendered their loyalty, their consciences, their brains and their humanity to the NRA and other political thugs, evidence is irrelevant, the will of the people is a mere nuisance.

Underwater Observation

Peter Neill | Posted 06.08.2013 | Science
Peter Neill

Such things have been the subjects of our imaginations since Captain Nemo, and like many of our dreams, they sometimes come true.

Why Science and Education Are Blowing Up Online (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

We're geeking out in the What's Trending studio with a huge science-fueled chat, featuring NASA's Flight Director and iconic Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi, Veritasium's Derek Muller and I Fucking Love Science's Elise Andrew.

Science, Rhetoric And The Creation of Preferred Realities

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMost writers, including myself, present a preferred reality to their readers. It is only natural for a writer to selectively choose or cherry pick outcomes in order to portray a certain image.

Big Data, a Big Bang exploding into the business of Finance

Irene Aldridge | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Big data finance is here, it cannot be dismissed, shaken off, or forgotten. It is knocking on everyone's door. When are you doing about it?

Climate Change Chatter, April 5

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Clear signals about climate change appear in the science literature, but from the White House the signals seemed mixed. Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State ...

The STEM Cause: Connecting Students With STEM Programs And Jobs

Robert Spurrier Boege | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Robert Spurrier Boege

In 2012, nearly 28 percent of high school freshmen, around one million students, expressed an interest in pursuing a STEM career. Unfortunately, more than half of those students (57 percent) will lose that interest by the time they reach their final year of high school.

Getting Past The Idea of Failure

Toni Miller | Posted 04.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Toni Miller

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAs the body of published literature fails to paint the entire picture, eventually the gap between reality and what we think is reality widens. The negative results are still pertinent for several reasons.