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Why We're Drowning in Junky Data and Sensational Headlines

Rob Leathern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Rob Leathern

We are drowning in studies and statistics, many of them dead wrong. This data is no longer coming just from the academic side, but a concerted push for publishing data and studies is now coming from enterprises too that are generating a lot of "big data" as a side-effect of their operations.

Where and When Did Humans Evolve?

Cadell Last | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

Our global presence is quite recent, and although we may look different, we are actually a genetically homogenous species compared to other great apes. This makes most of our differences superficial.

How to See Comet ISON This Week -- Nov. 4-10

David J. Eicher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

The next few weeks will undoubtedly give us our best shot at ISON. To see it this week, you'll need to venture out in the early morning, around 4 a.m. local time, and look toward the constellation Leo.

Bill Nye The Science Guy Reveals His Very Own 'Big Bang Theory'

Pat Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Bill Nye is the consummate scientist -- with a flair for humor. 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' was born after he won a Steve Martin look-a-like contest circa 1978, eventually showcasing his scientific knowledge on PBS from 1993 to 1998. In case you're not sure where else you've seen him, he also hosted 'The 100 Greatest Discoveries,' Science Channel; 'The Eyes of Nye,' PBS; and 'Stuff Happens,' Planet Green.

The Digital Life

Terry Tamminen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Discoveries of how technology and humans really interact are being made every day, leading one to the conclusion that it's not an unimaginable future -- and it may be the key to sustainable living on an increasingly overcrowded planet.

Back in Business -- Attending Harvard Business School's Second Annual Conference on Space Business

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of October 27, 2013 Captain Michael López-Alegría, COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT FEDERATION President with Zoe P. Strassfield, author, at the Harv...

How to See Comet ISON This Week!

David J. Eicher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

The next few weeks will undoubtedly give us our best shot at ISON. To see it this week, you'll need to venture out in the early morning, around 4 a.m. local time, and look toward the constellation Leo.

'Green News Report' - October 31, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.31.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Climate Change This Week: China Chokes, Arctic High, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Record-Breaking Fossil Fueled Smog Cripples Large Chinese City reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Soaring pollution levels, 3 times the desi...

Soft Matters With Jim Sethna

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

Why does science work? Why is math so unreasonably effective at describing the physical world? For that matter, how can simple equations predict the behavior of really complicated things?

'Green News Report' - October 29, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.29.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

On the Path to a More Resilient New York

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

Superstorm Sandy was a reminder that we need to prepare our cities, New York included, to withstand crises and bounce back quickly and effectively.

It's Not Rocket Science

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's gun violence epidemic is not inevitable. Scholars must be allowed to do the desperately needed scientific research that will help parents, policymakers and the public determine how we can all work together to stop it.

Back to the Back to the Future

Anuraag Girdhar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Anuraag Girdhar

Do you believe in free will? Then you cannot travel into the future, even though our understanding of the limits of technological progress almost guarantee that we will have a mechanism for doing so one day.

I'm With Stupid: Coaxing Mullets From the Backs of Mutant Mice

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

No, I'm not a member of the Hair Club for Men. I'm not talking about grafting my neck hair onto my dome, and I'm not talking about a toupee or hair plugs. I'm talking about the skin on my head actually regrowing hair.

Soft Matters With Carl Franck

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 12.25.2013 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

Yes, biologists and physicists speak different languages and ask different questions, but when they learn from each other, some really amazing science comes out of it.

Twenty-Three Days in Madagascar

Peter Gardett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Peter Gardett

Over 23 days, despite mobilization of an international team to one of the planet's most remote locations and efforts to herd them out, an estimated 50 whales would die, largely of exposure, in the Loza Lagoon.

Four Reasons Why You Are Probably Not Going to Hell

Brett Gallaher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

This may come as a shock, but despite what your ex says about you, you're probably not going to Hell. Relieved? Good! But I hate to break it to you that your ex isn't going to Hell either.

'Green News Report' - October 24, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Climate Change This Week: A Snip in Time, Microgrid Mania, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A Snip in Time Saves Nine... Billion humans from occupying Earth simultaneously, is the point behind World Vasectomy Day, reports Caroline Winter et a...

Students: Take Control of Your Education

Bill Nye | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Bill Nye

The solution for some to get to and through college may be to get a jumpstart in high school so they can save money in the long run.

Scapegoats, Saints and Saturated Fats: Old Mistakes in New Directions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Demonizing saturated fat never helped us much. Canonizing it now won't help us any either. All who share a concern for eating well and the health advances that can come from it must band together to renounce the perennial branding of this, that, or the other food component as scapegoat or saint.

The Pera-Chen Method: Urinary Incontinence, and How Stem Cell Therapy May Defeat It

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Don C. Reed

Stem cell researcher Renee Reijo-Pera and uro-gynecologist Bertha Chen are working together on a research grant from the California stem cell program.

'Green News Report' - October 22, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Can Sense Prevail in a Sound Bite World?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Nonsense about health and weight prevails on best-seller lists; it prevails on the morning shows; it prevails in the blogosphere. It prevails not because it helps you, the buyers, but because the sellers can sell it. It prevails because false hope is a very profitable business. It doesn't have to be this way.