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An Open Letter to My Students

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.17.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

Dear Students: I'd like to welcome you to a new academic year at the university, where I have taught for more than 35 years. As in previous years, I...

Richmond, VA: Dining and Dashing Around the 2016 Jazz Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.17.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The seventh annual Richmond Jazz Festival ran from August 11th to the 14th, in venues around town and culminated at the lush 100-acre Maymont Park with a two-day outdoor fest.

Seven Ways to Orchestrate Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Amidst the sounds of bombs dropping in the Middle East one can hear sounds of guitar strings. A band of youth occupy the streets where united together...

People-powered science in Africa: a boost for democracy and knowledge

The Conversation Africa | Posted 08.14.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Marina Joubert, Stellenbosch University December 1900 marked the first ever "Christmas Bird Count". Its aim was to get people counting bird species r...

A fresh focus on new approaches to recycling tyres is needed

The Conversation Africa | Posted 08.13.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Itziar Iraola Arregui, Stellenbosch University The number of vehicles is growing worldwide and as a result the number of tyres is increasing too. Hun...

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Third Pole, Politics' Climate Clash, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, beautiful unique biodiversity, like this painted bunting that li...

Twitter Tears Into Mike Pence's Science Fails With #PenceScience

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.21.2016 | Comedy

Science. It’s that thing that explains everything, including who to avoid in conversation. You know, people like Republican vice presidential candid...

Building a Pathway to Engineering for Our Daughters - Brick by Brick

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.10.2016 | Science
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Ali P. Gordon UCF Forum columnist As a father of young elementary and middle school-aged kids, I'm also curious to know exactly how my undergrad s...

Being Overweight Makes The Brain Age Faster -- Much Faster

Dawson Church | Posted 08.09.2016 | Science
Dawson Church

Scientists have long suspected that being overweight affects the brain. Now, a neuroimaging study from the University of Cambridge provides dramatic n...

From Olympic Bodies To Circadian Rhythms: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.08.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

Why We Usually Have No Idea We're Getting a Sunburn

Quora | Posted 08.05.2016 | Science
Quora

Why is it so hard to tell you're getting a sunburn? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answer...

Climate Change This Week: Siberia Exploding, Too Hot to Work, LED Job Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Soon This May Be The Only Kind Of Tropical Frog In Existence - one made of painte...

'There Are No Tests': The Stunning Lack of Medical Support for Breastfeeding Women

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Grayson

The following post is the fourth in a series of excerpts adapted from Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy by Jen...

What's that smell? A controversial theory of olfaction deemed implausible

The Conversation US | Posted 08.03.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Eric Block, University at Albany, State University of New York Humans can discriminate tens of thousands of odors. While we may take our sense of sme...

Remembering the Great Ahmed Zewail - We Live on One Planet

Turk Pipkin | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Turk Pipkin

Ahmed Zewail, Nobel laureate and pioneering father of the field of femtochemistry died today at age of 70. A friend of The Nobelity Project and one of...

How Do Our Brains Process Another Person's Gaze?

Quora | Posted 08.02.2016 | Science
Quora

How do we know when someone is looking at us? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by ...

Marry Someone Smarter Than You Are

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Entrepreneur Jim Rohn famously said, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." While I am not convinced by the math behin...

When Did Believing In Science Become An Option?

Elan Barnehama | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Elan Barnehama

In her acceptance speech, Hillary Clinton proclaimed that she believed in science. How is this even a political issue? When did believing in science become an option?

Cancer Miracle at UCLA as Pope Francis Inspires Greater Love of Mary

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Noel Irwin Hentschel

It has been exactly three years since my cancer miracle took place during the 2013 "Year of Faith" when Pope Francis began his papacy honoring Holy Mo...

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?

Donna Jackson Nakazawa | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Jackson Nakazawa

When physicians help patients come to the profound revelation that childhood adversity plays a role in the chronic illnesses they face now, they help them to heal physically and emotionally at last.

From Talking Birds to Ghost Cities: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.29.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

These Brilliant Kids Are Taking On Some Of The World's Biggest Problems

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 07.29.2016 | Science

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Climate Change And The Media

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

All In With Chris Hayes (MSNBC) hosted a series looking at how climate change is impacting Americans from Alaska to Florida. Hayes has consistently been on the cutting-edge of bringing environmental stories to his audience.

Trump Just Totally Ignored Science... Again

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to recognizing trustworthy science. The Republican presidential nominee has made comme...

LETTER FROM (ABOVE) CARLSBAD: Creating An Innovation Community

Steve Chapple | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Steve Chapple

INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL WHAT CREATES INNOVATION? Carlsbad, California, is on fire, and we don't mean the chaparral brush fires to the east. The Cit...