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Onward to the Stars!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Last week was my first full week of my sophomore year of college and thus, as you can probably imagine, pretty busy. As busy as I was, though, I still found the time to honor two prominent historical anniversaries.

Cara Santa Maria

Do We Control Our Own Brains?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

I was recently asked to join HuffPost Live Producer/Host Janet Varney for a conversation about free will. What does the science say? And how does the ...

Headless Statue Discovery Shows Antiquities' Peculiar Plight

Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/18/2012 08:21 AM EDT on LiveScience Two headless Roman statues have been discovered ...

Scientists Find Odd Gaps In Visual Perception Of Men, Women

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

Men and women see the world differently--and not just in a metaphorical sense. A new study from psychologists at Vanderbilt University shows that wome...

Hot Shots: Imaging Climate Disruption

A. Siegel | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

Even though every single relevant major scientific institution in the world has stated that humanity is a major driving factor in modern climate change and that climate change creates risks for humanity, so many people fail to understand what was going on. Can visualizations help change this?

Arctic Ice Impeding Shell Oil Holds Promise for Pacific Walrus

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A 30-by-12-mile chunk of sea ice floating tens of miles offshore of mainland Alaska in the Chukchi Sea, one of the nation's emerging oil frontiers, may have interrupted exploration in this corner of the Arctic Ocean. But that floe and others are a welcome change for thousands of Pacific walrus.

WHAT'S THAT? Electron Microscope Reveals Strange Features Of Familiar Items

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.17.2012 | Science

Electron microscopes give scientists a close-up look at tiny things--cells, germs, crystals, and even certain molecules. But as you can see in this se...

The Annoying Weird Science of Older-ness

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.17.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

More and more the phrase "Am I losing my grip?" comes to mind, and sometimes the answer is, "Yes, literally, you are!"

Tattered Sandals Lead Archeologists To Major Discovery In Europe

Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 09/14/2012 12:39 PM EDT on LiveScience Archaeologists say they've identified the oldest known Roman military fort...

Cara Santa Maria

What If We Lost The Coral Reefs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.17.2012 | Science

Imagine if the reefs of the world, once coated by colorful corals, suddenly became bare. What would it mean for humanity? I reached out to Dr. Stua...

E.T. Hunters Rethink Habitability Of Alien Planets

Posted 09.16.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/14/2012 07:38 AM EDT on SPACE.com Life may be able to survive on a broader set of alien worlds than astronomers...

What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 11.14.2012 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Absent a commitment by our government to the direct support of basic biomedical research, our country will be unable to inspire young people to choose science as a career and will lose the ideas those young people could bring to future discovery.

POLL: What Was Your Least Favorite Subject In School?

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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Teen Scientists' Experiments Tested From Space! (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 10.03.2013 | Teen

Sitting alongside Bill Nye, three teens impressed the world this morning as they watched astronaut Sunita Williams test their winning experiments on Y...

WATCH: You'll Never Believe What's Levitating This Water

| Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

By Joanne Manaster From Argonne Labs comes this intriguing video demonstrating the acoustic levitation of liquids on a piece of equipment developed f...

Ebola Outbreak Could Soon Reach Deadly Tipping Point

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Science

KINSHASA, Sept 13 (Reuters) - An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo risks spreading to major towns if not brough...

Not Just One Less: HPV Vaccine for Males

Alexander Spring | Posted 11.13.2012 | Teen
Alexander Spring

In 2006, Gardasil became available for girls ages six to 24. In 2009, the vaccine became available for males. The majority of people are unaware that the vaccine is effective in males as well as females.

Cara Santa Maria

Redhead Genetics: What Does The Future Hold?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

Happy Roodharigendag (that's Redhead Day in Dutch). It's a summer festival that takes place the first weekend in September in the Netherlands. This ye...

Scientists See Snow On Mars (And It's Not Made Of Water)

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

Earth wasn't the only planet that was pounded with snow this past winter. New data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates that the Red Planet ...

Math World Abuzz With Claims Of 'Astounding' Solution

Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 09/11/2012 09:17 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A Japanese mathematician claims to have the proof for the ABC c...

Key Congressmembers on Science Committees Refuse To Answer Science Questions

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 09.12.2012 | Science
Shawn Lawrence Otto

If the candidates for president will discuss the nation's top science issues, why won't the key members of Congress who lead the committees that deal with science policy?

Accepting the Challenge of Continued U.S. Science Leadership

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.12.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

Research Corporation for Science Advancement pledges to work aggressively to rally our academic colleagues, sister foundations, and other like-minded organizations for a frontal assault on the current stumbling blocks impeding the production of more top-quality science and scientists.

Is Ecological Civilization Possible?

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Ecological civilization is like a pie in the sky, a dream. This is no small thing, if we understand our "modern" world was also the result of a dream of a few Arab and European humanists centuries ago.

'Princess Scientists' Stir Controversy

Posted 09.11.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 09/10/2012 11:48 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Whenever Erika Ebbel Angle shows up w...

My Conversation With an Astronaut

Ben Arnon | Posted 11.11.2012 | Science
Ben Arnon

Tom Marshburn has been with NASA for more than 16 years. In December, Tom will be headed to the International Space Station (ISS) for a six-month mission. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Tom recently.