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LOOK: New NASA Photos Reveal Dramatic Changes On Jupiter

Posted 10.18.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 10/18/2012 07:50 AM EDT on SPACE.com Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, has made some dramatic trans...

Dozens of Nobel Laureates for Obama

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Sixty-eight Nobel laureates in science and medicine have signed an open letter endorsing President Obama. Why should Americans pay attention to a bunch of scientists?

REVEALED: Brain Quirk That Helps Dolphins Avoid Sharks

Posted 10.18.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/17/2012 06:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Dolphins can stay constantly alert for more than two w...

What Lunar Rocks Reveal About Cataclysm That Created Moon

Posted 10.18.2012 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 10/17/2012 01:10 PM EDT on SPACE.com Water on the moon boiled away in massive quantities in a ...

Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Faces Major Hazard, Space Agency Says

Posted 10.17.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 10/16/2012 03:40 PM EDT on SPACE.com The moons of Pluto, and a potential set of rings, may create dangerous debris ...

WATCH: Freezing Water Droplets Take Incredible Shape

| Posted 10.17.2012 | Science

By Gretchen Cuda Kroen Frozen water droplets take on a whole new shape when they freeze: Instead of staying round, they form a pointy tip, and eve...

Eroding Our Foundation

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Reducing the budget deficit is important, but it should not and does not have to come at the expense of growth-inducing investments in areas like federal support for R&D.

Lessons from Ada Lovelace for All Women of the World

Shai Reshef | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Shai Reshef

Let Ada inspire many more modern-day "Enchantress of Numbers" to come to light.

Slow Airplane Boarding Solved by Astro-Physicist and TV Producer

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.16.2012 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

The airlines cater to their first class passengers who pay much more for their tickets than do the passengers in steerage and the airline is convinced that 1st class passengers want to board first, so they won't do anything that will upset these valuable customers.

Lunar Water Mystery May Have Been Solved

Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 10/15/2012 11:14 AM EDT on SPACE.com Glass beads within moon rocks suggest that water seen on the lunar surface ori...

Cara Santa Maria

This Is How Earth Will Look In Millions Of Years?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

Do you remember learning about Pangaea in school? It was the last great supercontinent, and it existed from about 300-200 million years ago. I remembe...

Felix Baumgartner Breaks Speed Of Sound

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

ROSWELL, N.M. -- Officials say that Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound. At a news conference, Brian Utley of...

Satellite Destroyed Following SpaceX Glitch

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | Science

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct 12 - An experimental communications satellite flying piggyback aboard a Space Exploration Tech...

Baby Mice and Stem Cell Alternatives

Beth Kohl | Posted 12.12.2012 | Science
Beth Kohl

This past week, I heard about a scientific breakthrough that could eventually allow people to create living beings, possibly even human ones, on command, age be damned.

Satellite Images Reveal Huge Animal-Shaped Structure

Posted 10.12.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/12/2012 09:31 AM EDT on LiveScience A huge geoglyph in the shape of an elk or deer discover...

Scientists Pinpoint Site Where Caesar Was Stabbed

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

Archeologists from the Spanish National Research Council believe they have found the precise spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed in Rome--and what th...

Weird Reptile Doesn't Pee The Usual Way, Scientists Say

Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/11/2012 08:26 AM EDT on LiveScience Soft-shelled turtles from China can essentially expel ...

@BarackObama tweets on Climate Change

A. Siegel | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

Retweet to encourage the campaign to discuss climate issues or not to retweet to avoid reinforcing the negative?

Cara Santa Maria

Superbug STD May Soon Be Incurable

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

It really is as scary as it sounds. Gonorrhea is the newest superbug. Could it become the next AIDS? If you've never heard of a superbug before, yo...

Climate Science and Science Literacy: The Strange Divergence

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Further "education" on climate science alone is unlikely to make inroads with people who have already decided that climate change is not real or not human-induced.

2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Did the 'Right' Science Get Its Due?

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri | Posted 12.10.2012 | Science
Bassam Z. Shakhashiri

Chemistry of today is no longer the chemistry of Alfred Nobel's time, or even of a few decades ago. Things have changed. The traditional borders between chemistry and other fields -- especially biology -- are blurring. The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was a fantastic development.

GOP Congressman Explains Anti-Science Remarks

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

The campaign of Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) offered an explanation this week for comments the congressman made referring to basic scientific principles as...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #25, Supporting Science That's Helping Every American

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Early in his administration, Obama launched the Educate to Innovate campaign to help move U.S. students from mediocre ratings internationally in science and math achievement to the head of the class during the next decade.

Why I Vowed Never To Pass By One Of These Again

Erin McHugh | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Erin McHugh

Never pass a lemonade stand. It's one of my favorite things to do for a few reasons. Kids get so excited every time you stop that they sort of wiggle around with excitement, tell you the wrong price, and thank you profusely. How many times do you run across that in your daily transactions?

Americans Win Nobel In Chemistry

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Americans Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of proteins that let body ...