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Add To Sequestration's Human Toll 1,000 Fewer Funded Scientists | Sam Stein | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cost of federal budget cuts on scientific research has been measured predominantly in dollar amounts and grants unfunded. To get a s...

WATCH: 10-Year-Old Scientist Creates His Own Periodic Table

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents

This clip is part of HuffPost Live's "Tell Me Why" series, featuring young enthusiasts discussing the subjects they're passionate about -- from horror...

What if a Woman Wants to Believe in Both Jesus and Science?

Lynn Billman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
Lynn Billman

This may seem a strange question to many of you, but it is not strange to a young Christian, "on fire for Christ" as we say, who is also on fire to kn...

Idiotic Design

Floyd Elliot | Posted 05.16.2014 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Since courts almost everywhere put the brakes on creationists’ attempts to get their Biblical beliefs introduced into science classes as an “alter...

Cosmos Squashes Creationism Under the Weight of Evidence

Dan Arel | Posted 05.17.2014 | Science
Dan Arel

Episode two of Cosmos, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson aired this week and Tyson, towards the end of the program made one of the best statements that one can hope sank into the minds of young and old viewers alike, and most importantly, creationists.

The Faith-Climate Connection

Peter Adriance | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Peter Adriance

Our teachings convey that nature is a reflection of the divine; through it and through the world's sacred scriptures we can learn of God's attributes and work to mirror them in our own lives.

Making Science, Engineering and Technology More Female-Friendly

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Because women don't look, sound, or act like the alpha male, or because they lack senior-level support, women's ideas and innovations hit a chokepoint.

Anti-Flat-Belly Foods

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Can the type of food we eat cause fat to accumulate preferentially in the belly? Do diet choices affect how much muscle we build? It's an important matter, because belly fat isn't just an esthetic issue.

Yoga and Baseball: 108 Degrees of Harmonic Convergence

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.

Open Letter to a Too Small God

Mark Sandlin | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

I don't really know how to say this. Honestly, if you were bigger this would be so much easier. If you were bigger, you could take the questions and I wouldn't be so worried about hurting you.

The (Provisional) Truth About Emotions

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.13.2014 | Media
Paula Gordon

I am not a fan of the New York Times. I rarely use my quota of free-to-the-internet articles. My view is that, institutionally, they are not nearly so...

Climate Change This Week: A Rising Sea, Rising Voices, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014 How unusua...

Ukraine Crisis Shows Weak Link in U.S. Space Program

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

While NASA's administration has stated that the deterioration of U.S.-Russian relations has not endangered the U.S. mission at the International Space Station, it is clear that the reliance on Russia as a manned space flight partner has serious risks attached to it.

The Smolin Factor? -- 'Particle Fever' Premiere and Party

Suzan Mazur | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science
Suzan Mazur

There were no celeb watchers, red carpets or black velvet ropes for this crowd of art-science enthusiasts. This was an event to celebrate the story about the search for Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle."

Poetry and Programming

Jasmine Tsai | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Jasmine Tsai

Programming began to change my way of looking at poetry. To my surprise I found that writing code reminded me of writing poems. In the act of creation, you encounter the same tension of raw, boundless possibility against disciplined construction.

New Governments Now: Distributed Digital Democracy

Cadell Last | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Cadell Last

A new governance system is possible. No politician is going to save us. We have to save ourselves. We can do that with a governance system based on complex systems science and collective intelligence theory. It will take a great deal of hard work, but it is possible.

Broadening the Path to Engineering

Vicki May | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
Vicki May

While math and science are important tools for engineers and a way for us to attract many students to engineering, I can't help but wonder how many students we are losing along this narrow path.

Extending the Mind

Cadell Last | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

In our modern world, language still reigns supreme. Every aspect of our existence is dependent on the ability to think and speak using a conceptual ruled-based linguistic code.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality itself, as explored by cutting-edge theories in physics, cosmology, and neuroscience, is giving us hints that we should look at the world through fresh eyes.

Eight Crazy Ideas That Corrupted the World

Dan Agin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Dan Agin

Some of these crazy ideas are no longer so popular in some quarters -- which does not mean much because for every crazy idea that becomes obsolete two more crazy ideas take its place.

Empowerment Is Great, But Where Are the Woman Engineers?

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

It's great that women's empowerment groups are flourishing. But the physical world is still built by men.

Maureen Ryan

The New 'Cosmos' Is Stellar | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.09.2014 | TV

Just set up the season pass already, and prepare to be wowed by "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (9 p.m. ET Sunday, Fox/National Geographic Channel). ...

What You Should Know about the SAT, But Were Afraid to Ask

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

The SAT became the standard since 1926. Yerkes' brainchild became Frankenstein.

The Art of Uncertainty in Medicine

Marlene Pearce | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Marlene Pearce

I've long felt that the art of general practice is being comfortable with uncertainty. In my first training term in general practice, I frequently ca...

Intelligent Machines, Displaced Workers

Laura Tyson | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Laura Tyson

During the last three decades, even before breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, computers have been replacing and multiplying the physical labor of human beings. Improvements in computer and communications technologies have also enabled employers to offshore many routine tasks that machines cannot directly replace.