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The Real Snack Food Story

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Brett Meyers/Youth Radio Chantell Williams takes a closer look at teen snack habits. By Chantell Williams After school and evening ar...

Jeffrey Young

Fewer Medical Breakthroughs, More Brain Drain To Wall Street Thanks To Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

Layoffs, hiring freezes and cutbacks are already starting at major medical research institutions as they face the impending across-the-board cuts to t...

Creationism Chaos Ensues In Spar Over Contentious Ex-Teacher

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Supreme Court justices sparred with lawyers on Wednesday in a heated hour of arguments over the extent to which a now-fir...

Vision for the Blind: New Technologies Offer 'Second Sight'

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Ever since the patient's stroke, she'd been living in impenetrable darkness; tormented by memories of shapes and faces and letters, but powerless to perceive them in the world around her.

Penis Size Matters?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.26.2013 | Green

Does size really matter? According to a new study, the answer is 'yes' -- at least when it comes to a certain species of mole. The study, publi...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Obama's Brain Activity Map

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.23.2013 | Science

In his state of the union address on February 12, 2013, President Obama said: "Now, if we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in th...

WATCH: Bill Nye Discusses The Universe's Expiration Date

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Scientists said that last year's discovery of the Higgs boson particle may give clues as to how the universe will end and how it may have begun. HuffP...

Killing With Sound: What Happens When the Whales Stop Singing?

Brenda Peterson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

For whales, such as the great blue, who can communicate over thousands of miles, such sonic stress affects reproduction and communication so much that some whales simply stop vocalizing. What happens to our oceans when the whales stop singing?

Who Cares About Science?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Dear Readers, Sarah Rolph, a freelance writer, has written an essay in response to Helen Grieco's Huffington Post Green piece a few days ago about th...

Seeing Sound and Touching Data: How New Senses Will Expand Your World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?

Science's Sacred Cows (Part 5): Locality

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Einstein, who deposed Newton, grew intellectually stodgy in old age. With respect to quantum mechanics (QM), he was positively reactionary.

A Scientist's #OverlyHonest Tweets Go Viral

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Impatient Optimists

January 6, 2013, wasn't a good day for Dr. Leigh -- her Internet pseudonym. "This is my third night this week on under 3 hours of sleep. I haven't slept 6 uninterrupted hours in ages. "

A Degree in Stand Up: Coming to a College Near You

Alf LaMont | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

The academization of comedy became inevitable the moment it became profitable. Scientific research and college level classes are already happening in dark corners of academia.

Scientists Create New Ear With Help Of 3D Printing

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Printing out body parts? Cornell University researchers showed it's possible by creating a replacement ear using a 3-D printer and injec...

Science, Advocacy and Anthropology

American Anthropological Association | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science
American Anthropological Association

We'd love to put an end to the futility of the science versus advocacy version of "Whack a mole" so we can focus on quality anthropological work for the public good.

Gamifiying Air Pollution

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Tom Selvi, game programmer, presents to Youth Radio. By: Kayla Garrett Could video games save the environment? Maybe wit...

What Happens to an Ant That Gets Lost?

Quora | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matan Shelomi, Entomologist The first option: without the chemical trail to go back home, th...

Is a Hot Object Heavier Than a Cold One?

Quora | Posted 04.21.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Frank Heile, Physicist, Software Engineer, Consciousness Theory Yes. If you have absolutely ...

Religion, Science And The Attack Of The Angry Atheists

Max Tegmark | Posted 04.21.2013 | Religion
Max Tegmark

I'd been warned if we posted our MIT Survey on Science, Religion and Origins, I'd get inundated with hate-mail from religious fundamentalists.But most of them didn't come from religious people, but from angry atheists!

Double Feature

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 04.19.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

We like to separate the Apollo and Shuttle eras in our mind (and the five-year interregnum period without crewed flights makes it easy to), but in 1981, Apollo was still part of recent memory, with many key players like Young and Kranz still working at NASA.

The Science of Panic: Why the NRA Is Wrong About Defensive Gun Use

Walker Bragman | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

I question Wayne LaPierre's underlying assumption that armed civilians are competent enough in crisis scenarios to ward off or kill an attacker. Though the scenario plays out in virtually every western and action film ever made, good guys stopping bad guys with guns is a rare occurrence.

3D Printed Food: Is It Any Good? (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Not very long ago, the idea of going up to a machine, pressing a "hamburger" button and receiving a hamburger instantaneously seemed like something st...

One Tree Solutions: Innovating with IBM SmartCloud Application Services

Posted 02.14.2013 | Technology

One Tree Solutions combines cloud platforms, analytics, and SaaS to bring innovative solutions to its customers. They used SmartCloud Application Serv...

Heavenly Hearts

Mario Livio | Posted 04.15.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

2013-02-13-MariolivoheartAs my modest contribution to this frenzy, I decided to take a cursory look through the archive of the Hubble Space Telescope, to see if I could identify images that include "heart-shaped" celestial objects.

Students Give Water Conservation A New Beat

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.15.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Tom McFadden Students at Redwood High School in Redwood City, Calif. brought their science lesson to life in a music video. By Nick Mi...