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Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

7 Tips On How To Eat Slowly To Eat Less

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Is this just my subjective feeling, or is there solid evidence to back the common weight-control advice to take your time with your meal?

Saving the World With Science

Mehroz Baig | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science
Mehroz Baig

As someone who's taken a fair share of science classes, I know that it can be difficult to tie the daily homework assignments of configuring compounds in chemistry or calculating velocity in physics to a broader world perspective.

Will the First Generation of Robot Laborers Be Ridiculed By Those Opposing Outsourcing?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

The single truth is that robots will enter to workforce.

Hollywood's War on Science

Carlos S. Moreno, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | TV
Carlos S. Moreno, Ph.D.

This new series is representative of many of the stories we see told in the popular media, in which science and technology are viewed with fear and suspicion, more often illustrating their misuse for evil rather than their use for good.

Rock the Earth: The Drum Beat for Change

Marc Ross | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

How do we motivate a nation to take up environmental causes when so very few are listening?

Don't Call Me a Humanist

Chris Sosa | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Chris Sosa

Growing up in the Evangelical Christian tradition, I was repeatedly warned of the threat posed by "secular Humanism." Despite the reflexive irony of the criticism when considering the source, I'm inclined to agree with the overall assessment. Being an atheist does not make me a Humanist by default.

Vedic Cosmology: Integrating God and Physics

Mauricio Garrido, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Mauricio Garrido, Ph.D.

The Vedic cosmology of ancient India is incredibly rich and has many points of tangency with modern cosmology, which may help in the construction of that common ground between science and religion that CERN is looking for.

How Mars Could Destroy One Man's Marriage

Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce

A Utah man's dream to be one of the first explorers on Mars means leaving behind a wife and four kids. But it's a risk he's willing to take, despite t...

Discovery Channel's Latest Treachery Has Left Me Gobsmacked

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

I am a producer and TV series creator with 11 Emmy nominations forging a next generation model for independent content distribution. This scares the networks because it would make them dinosaurs. So, Discovery Channel is trying to crush me.

Climate Change This Week: Congressional Climateers, Weather on the Mind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth got a little hotter. Via The Climate Reanalyzer here How unusual has the weather been? Looking above at recent temperature anoma...

Top Science Stories in 2013?

Alice Bean | Posted 03.18.2014 | Science
Alice Bean

At the end of last year, as usual, everyone started putting out their top 10 stories of 2013. I am particularly interested in what people consider t...

New Marriages May Sharply Decline in Coming Transhumanist Era

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

While many in the world may not realize this, civilization is on verge of the greatest change it has ever known. Entire social systems and institutions may soon become obsolete, nonfunctional, and even unsafe. New marriages will not likely outlive this century.

It Depends. It Always Depends.

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Walkthroughs, which have become very popular, are quick dips into classrooms to observe and assess instruction; many principals are actually required to do them. The question is, are they helpful? This new study says (drumroll, please) that depends.

One More Jewel in India's Space Crown

Bharath Gopalaswamy | Posted 03.17.2014 | Home
Bharath Gopalaswamy

India has realized a decades-old dream by launching its first satellite into orbit last week, and doing it on a rocket built with its own technology.

The End of the World: Science or Religion?

Seth Shostak | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Harold Camping, the president of evangelical Family Radio, predicted that the world would end in 2011. Twice. Being fair about this, could you say that, by definition, Camping was doing a science experiment?

Public Understanding of Science: The Sagan Legacy Continues

James M. Gentile | Posted 03.16.2014 | Science
James M. Gentile

Carl Sagan's Cosmos series is legendary for its ability to bring science to a wide audience and was far more than mere entertainment. We look forward to the March 2014 rebirth of Cosmos, which will be hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Miami-Based Independent Filmmakers Create Sci-Fi Film Festival

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Science fiction will be celebrated in Miami this weekend. The first Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (MiSciFi) will take place January 17-19. Fifty films created by U.S. and international independent filmmakers are scheduled to be screened.

An Invisible Computer? Researchers Prototype Invisible Computer Around Hair and Eyes!

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

These guys and their team are much cooler. They are scientists creating flexible, ultra-thin, and transparent electronics that can be worn on the skin. Yep, you read that correctly.

On Faith and Data

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have clung to the conviction that truth is often immediately furtive, but relentless and ultimately indomitable. Seekers of truth are patient of necessity, obliged to be disciples of time. So far, I have kept the faith that eventually enough data would rally us to common understanding and common cause.

In Search of Science Role Models

Melanie Fine | Posted 03.15.2014 | Science
Melanie Fine

Kids may be able to list the starting lineup of the Boston Red Sox, but probably can't name even one contemporary scientist. Some 75 percent of the 2013 Nobel prize winning scientists are United States citizens, and yet they live in virtual anonymity among the general American public.

It's Adam Then Eve, Not Adam and Eve

Troy Campbell | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Troy Campbell

We are in a society that screams that it embraces equality. But we still quietly and subtly embrace the concept of "Adam then Eve" not the equal idea of "Adam and Eve." And we would never even consider giving "Eve" first billing in the couple's title. Who's ever heard of "Eve and Adam"? No one, because when it matters, the man comes first.

Verbal Bling, Homicide, and Afrocentricity

Baba Brinkman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Science
Baba Brinkman

When I was commissioned to write The Rap Guide to Evolution and challenged to communicate the key ideas behind Darwin's theory in hip-hop form, my first thought was to see if I could find any rap songs that already center around evolutionary themes.

Science Says... Stop Eating

Rachele M. Pojednic, PhD | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Rachele M. Pojednic, PhD

Based on the aggregate opinion of the experts, it has been determined that food is no longer safe to eat. It has become so manipulated, fabricated, and subjugated that there is simply nothing acceptable left for human consumption.

Who Are the Animals in Animal Experiments?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

I have tried to draw attention to the general ineffectiveness of animal experiments and how they impede our chances of finding cures. I have focused on the human side of the equation. But just who are these animals abused in experimentation?