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You Can Overcome Fixations and Achieve Insight

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2012 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

The key to breaking out of habitual ways of looking at objects is to list all of the features of the objects and then to describe them by looking at what they are made of rather than by thinking about their function.

SpaceX Mission Launch Date Announced

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/16/2012 06:30 PM EDT on A private spaceship mission to the International Space Station is on track for a pla...

Whither the University

Dan Rockmore | Posted 06.17.2012 | Science
Dan Rockmore

Organizations that are nimble and willing to transform, overcoming ancient habit and risk-aversion, are likely to emerge as the new centers of intellectual excellence in the 21st century.

Time Travel Happens HOW Often?

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: Adam Hadhazy, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor Published: 04/16/2012 12:32 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's L...

Tattoo Study Reveals Drinking Differences Between People With, Without Tats

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/16/2012 04:22 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily People with tattoos drink more than their tattoo-less peers, a...

WATCH: Huge Solar Flare Triggers Explosion Of Plasma

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 04/16/2012 05:08 PM EDT on The sun erupted in an amazing solar flare today (April 16), unleashing an intense ...

PHOTOS: Invaluable Tips for the Macro Photographer

Thomas Shahan | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Thomas Shahan


Thinking in Three Dimensions

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.16.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

It turned out that the time Dr. Nicholas Patrick had actually spent flying in space had accounted for only .6 percent of his total time as an astronaut! However, the way he spent 1/3rd of his time was something he found just as satisfying -- engineering.

Iconic American Tree Poised For Comeback, Gene Scientists Say

Posted 04.16.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 04/16/2012 09:23 AM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Once plentiful, the American chestnut tree has largely disappear...

Dung Beetles' Poop Preferences Revealed

Posted 04.15.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/13/2012 03:56 PM EDT on LiveScience Dung beetles prefer the smelliest poop they can fin...

TONIGHT: Prime Time For Viewing Venus In Evening Sky

Posted 04.14.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 04/13/2012 08:36 PM EDT on The planet Venus is now at its peak of visibility in the evening sky this weekend, mak...

How To Reconcile Science And Religion

Paul Wallace | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Paul Wallace

If one approaches science and religion as logical systems that must be rationally reconciled, then reconciliation is really hard.

The Science Of Compassion: A Conversation With Professor David DeSteno

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Compassion, like all emotions, is a feeling state that serves as an engine for action. Once we feel an emotion, it increases the likelihood that we'll engage in certain behaviors.

Bizarre Birdlike Dino Fossils Have Scientists All Aflutter

Posted 04.12.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 04/11/2012 04:54 PM EDT on LiveScience A mysterious birdlike dinosaur was about to lay h...

Review: You Are Not So Smart

George Mocharko | Posted 06.11.2012 | Books
George Mocharko

You Are So Not Smart, based off of a popular blog of the same name, helps orient us towards the blind spots and the hidden assumptions of our day-to-day lives, while using humor to explain our sometimes puzzling behaviors.

Money Study Compares Compassion Of Rich, Poor

| Daisy Grewal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely y...

It's No Longer Okay for Scientists Not to Run for Office

Michael Ham | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Michael Ham

For American scientists who care deeply about the future of our great nation, it is time to take a stand and bring science back to the forefront of public debate and defend what is true.

Happy Aerospace Holidays: Music for Yuri's Night

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Zoe P. Strassfield

In 2001, space enthusiasts decided April 12th was the perfect day to throw a party celebrating space exploration, and in the 11 years since, it's grown by leaps and bounds.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Pain And Progress In Burn Care (NSFW) | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science

What actually happens to the body when it catches fire, and what technological advances in burn treatment await on the horizon?2012-04-09-Screenshot20120409at11.24.01AM.png

Redefining Remote In The Modern Age

Lorie Karnath | Posted 06.09.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

Each new technological shift or scientific breakthrough offers the potential to readjust and redefine the paradigm of what previously may have been considered inaccessible.

New Technology Allows Deaf-Blind People To Send Texts

Posted 04.22.2013 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/07/2012 09:45 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily So far the products produced using remote-touch technolo...

Obesity Raises Risk From Common Medical Test, Study Suggests

Posted 04.07.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 04/06/2012 11:04 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Obese people may be exposed to more ...

Check This Box: Science Is Getting Easier/Harder/Both/Neither?

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 06.06.2012 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

We seem to be in a transition period from a marvelously rich era of discovery in the last thirty years to an era in which new concepts and methods will be required to gain access to another range of powerful discoveries.

Who Would Be the Best Moderator for a Presidential Science Debate?

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

This person would not have to be a scientist, but would have to be science literate and keyed into the national policy dialogue -- and someone both candidates would accept. It's a tall order.

'Disturbing' Warning Physicists Have For U.S. Science

Posted 04.06.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/06/2012 09:56 AM EDT on LiveScience ATLANTA — The United States is at risk of ced...