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Home Sweet Eco-Home: Youth Leaders Collaborate on Sustainable Urbanization for the Future

EF Education First | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
EF Education First

By JP Riedel, Student at Dover-Sherborn High School in Massachusetts For thousands of years humans have been masters of their surroundings, creating ...

Got Science? ALEC Threatens Food Safety With 'Ag Gag' Laws

Seth Shulman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Seth Shulman

Ironically, "ag-gag" laws are being pushed at a time of heightened public concerns about healthy eating and the safety of the food supply. Nonetheless, ALEC's strategy, while receiving relatively little press, has proved alarmingly successful so far.

Symphony of the Soil: An Interview with Deborah Koons Garcia

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Deborah Koons Garcia's exceptional new film, Symphony of the Soil, pays loving homage to the beauty and the wondrous mystery of soil, celebrating not ...

Climate Change This Week: Acid Arctic, Hot Mama Nature, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

By 2050, California & Southwest Could Have 100% Dry Years NASA Says, reports Climate Progress, according to a NASA analysis, which basically lays out ...

The Creative Campus

John M. Eger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

Increasingly, many colleges and universities are looking to put more arts at the center of campus life and in the process, foster creativity. The Cr...

CUTE: Scientist Explains Wings To A Four Year-Old | Posted 05.11.2013 | Science

Experts may have all the answers; but, let's face it, kids have all the best questions. Today, 7-yr-old Edden wonders birds and their different types ...

When Are We Ever Gonna Have to Use Algebra II? Sooner Than You Think

Linda Rosen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Linda Rosen

Is Algebra II irrelevant for most students? The answer is yes, if we are to believe a new report from the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE), which finds that few community college courses require much more than a solid grounding in middle school math.

Let Us Now Damn Religious Men

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

It seems increasingly clear that at the core of our modern politics, which is to say, of an American politics mired in and thwarted by twisted fantasies and lies, is the religiousness of many of its practitioners. Problem is, religious people will believe anything.

Congress and Peer Review of Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

The peer review system, even with its innate imperfections, is an essential arbiter of scientific quality and integrity.

Get Hooked On Science And Tech

Lana Yarosh | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Lana Yarosh

I wasn't always interested in going into a STEM field. But with time, I fell in love with computer science. Here's some advice I learned along the way.

The Ultimate Absurdity of College Rankings

Bill Destler | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
Bill Destler

Hey ranking people, do us all a favor and find another way to earn a living. We need a diverse set of higher education institutions to serve our nation's needs for an educated citizenry.

It All STEMs From a Big Idea

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

I am still on cloud nine after attending the TEDx Rock Creek Park Conference last week titled 'The Hero's Journey.'

The Transformative Power of Philanthropy

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

Amazing things happen when you bet on people -- including entire transformations. But with this ability comes great responsibility, in all of our work, to grapple with the big moral questions of our day.

The Science of Preventing Crime

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime
Sidonie Sawyer

The new technology to help deter crime is called PredPol, a science fiction name to a real science that can predict the highest times and locations of upcoming crimes.

Keeping America's Research Engine Running Requires Strong Federal Investment

Robert A. Brown | Posted 07.08.2013 | College
Robert A. Brown

When it comes to putting our economy on a path toward expansion and growth, and ensuring America's global competitiveness, one of the smartest things we can do is continue to invest in the research that makes discovery and innovation possible.

Bill Nye: Government Key To STEM Education's Success

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.07.2013 | Science

Public and private organizations are working to find new ways to get American students interested in science, but Bill Nye says the federal government...

A Day in My Life as an Anthropologist

For Girls in Science | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science
For Girls in Science

Recently, I was asked to describe my average work day as a scientist--what time I get into the office, what I do once I'm there, what I eat for lunch, that sort of thing. But, the thing is, I don't have an "average" work day.

President Obama Supports Scientific Integrity of Anthropology

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.06.2013 | Science
American Anthropological Association

In an era in which some members of Congress are attempting to undermine the peer-review process and academic freedom in research, it is heartening to have the support of the president on these important issues.


Paul Ratner | Posted 07.03.2013 | Weird News
Paul Ratner

In no small measure inspired by BBC America's Canadian-produced tricky and fun new series Orphan Black, which centers heavily on cloning what-ifs, I came back to this simmering question (thanks, TV!) -- why not cloning?

Climate Change This Week: Whiplash Weather, Clean Energy Tax Breaks, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.05.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

US Gets Weather Whiplash With Climate Change notes Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. Warming air and oceans mean more moisture in the air, and the ...

Power Players: Why We Need More Scientists as Public Policy Makers

Larry Bock | Posted 07.05.2013 | Impact
Larry Bock

The answers to some of the biggest challenges facing us this century lie waiting to be discovered in the laboratories and institutions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But we must remember, scientists do not operate in a vacuum in such endeavors.

Global Cooling? Russian Specter of New Cooling Period Alarms Alaskans.

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.03.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

Snow fell on the Anchorage Hillside again Thursday. The National Weather Service was forecasting up to an inch by the end of the day. And for Alaskans...

Redesigning the School Cafeteria

EF Education First | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
EF Education First

By Philip Kuong, High School Sophomore, The Bromfield School Food. A necessity of life which comes in both unhealthy and healthy forms. Seriously ov...

Philanthropy as Backer of Brains

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

There is still no machine that can match the power of human ingenuity to solve truly human problems. And therefore, "backing brains" has always been a key part of philanthropy's strategy.

Science Loses In Louisiana, Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The Louisiana state Senate Education Committee rejected a move to repeal the state's Science Education Act on Wednesday, handing a defeat to opponents...