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Of Vacations Past and Future

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 05.06.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Only one week of classes stands between Boston University's student body and spring break, and the halls are ringing with the ever-popular question, "Where are you going?"

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: What's It Feel Like To Age Fifty Years In Fifteen Minutes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

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What To Watch This Week

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 05.05.2012 | TV

TV is chock-full of celebrities this week. Katy Perry makes an appearance as a not-so-glamorous prison guard on Fox's "Raising Hope" on Tuesday. Se...

Is God In The Brain?

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Dr. Douglas Fields

Science and religion are different worlds, but fundamentally they are not antagonistic; they are part of the larger whole that defines all human beings.

SEE: Observations of Light and Matter

Posted 03.04.2012 | Arts

For "Observations of Light and Matter" at Toronto's Cooper Cole Gallery, the artist Brendan Monroe takes us past a simple plane of isolation by incorp...

Alan Alda Seeks 11-Year-Olds For Science Contest

Posted 03.03.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/02/2012 03:30 PM EST on LiveScience As an 11-year-old, future actor Alan Alda asked his...

Academic Freedom Wins in Cuccinelli Climate Case

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 05.02.2012 | Science
Shawn Lawrence Otto

In a big win for academic freedom over the forces of creeping authoritarianism, the Virginia Supreme Court today sided with the University of Virginia in its fight against Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's investigation of climate scientist Michael Mann.

Nobody Expects... the Scientific Inquisition!

Nicholas Warner | Posted 05.01.2012 | Comedy
Nicholas Warner

A crucial first step is to create scientific excommunication for heretical statements and practices that directly violate the Doctrines of Science. The excommunicated will be denied all the Sacraments of Science that have been developed over the last 2,000 years.

Why Is Heartland Institute's president Joe Bast So Concerned?

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

How did Mosher and other Heartland-aligned climate denial bloggers know immediately and with such a high confidence that the whistleblower was Peter Gleick when as we see this is tricky stuff, and why is Joe Bast going to such great lengths to disavow the memo?

Why I Am An Accommodationist

Robert J. Asher | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion
Robert J. Asher

In the sense that I believe in God, I am religious. However, I empathize with skeptics who, once they hear a believer begin with a phrase like "God's love" or "religious truth," dismiss the claims on history that often follow.

A Bipartisan Understanding of Basic Climate Reality?

A. Siegel | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

Roughly one in six of those polled believe that the scientific community is engaged in a global conspiracy to distort science when it comes to climate change. Such a fundamental disdain for the scientific community and scientists cannot be called anything other than anti-science.

Cara Santa Maria

TALK NERDY TO ME: These Kids Are Rocket Scientists, Literally

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.29.2012 | Science

This team of undergraduate researchers with a bold mission: to design, build, and launch high powered rockets from scratch, and eventually reach the outer limits of Earth's atmosphere.2012-02-29-Screenshot20120229at8.01.22AM.jpg

This Is Your Brain On Dance!

Posted 02.29.2012 | Arts

We can guess what our brains go through while we're dancing; we experience euphoria, elation, happiness, and probably nervousness for those with two l...

Adding One Million More for America's Future

Mary Ann Rankin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Mary Ann Rankin

Long regarded as the world's preeminent place to study and practice the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, the U.S. has recently been losing ground in these disciplines to other parts of the world.

Cara Santa Maria

TALK NERDY TO ME: Our Favorite Astrophysicist Geeks Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.28.2012 | Science

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Sunday With the Sea Lions

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 04.28.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Every now and then, they would roll over to scratch an itch, and then return to lying there serenely with their eyes closed. Those sea lions, I thought, had the right idea about how to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Education Is Key to an "All-of-the-Above" Energy Policy

David Holt | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
David Holt

Educators and parents have long recognized the need to focus more on math and science. Now, it is time for policymakers, businesses and communities to stand up and play a more active role in training our next generation of energy professionals.

Buddhism, Cosmology And Evolution

John Stanley | Posted 04.27.2012 | Religion
John Stanley

If we restore the fundamental unity of spirit and matter, artificially split apart by scientific materialism, the scientific story of the universe can also serve beautifully as our new sacred story.

This Is My Brain on Science

Eric Korpela | Posted 04.25.2012 | Science
Eric Korpela

You may ask, "What is it like in a scientist's brain?" Let's start with my thought processes for an everyday task like seeing an article on The Huffington Post -- for example, this one: "Venus May Be Slowing Down, New ESA Data Suggests."

Adolescent Brain Development and Life Without Parole

David Fassler, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime
David Fassler, M.D.

Research using functional magnetic resonance imaging has demonstrated that adolescents actually use their brains differently than adults when reasoning or solving problems.

20 Most Impressive Science Fair Projects Of All Time

Mother Nature Network | Posted 02.23.2012 | Green
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While science fair projects still typically consist of papier mache volcanoes, LEGO robots, and crystals grown in a jar, many students these days are ...

Climate Change Consensus: A Simple Table for Comprehension

A. Siegel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Science
A. Siegel

While scientific "debate" always continues and there are debates over many elements within and around climate science, the scientific community has a very solid understanding of and agreement about the basics.

Exploring Deep, Mysterious Realms With Time Warp Scientist Jeff Lieberman

Larry Bock | Posted 04.23.2012 | DC
Larry Bock

With the human genome decoded, science is poised now to set sights on a more ethereal realm: human consciousness, one of the least understood facets of human cognition.

Religion Vs. Science's Answers To The Big Questions

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Robert Lanza, M.D.

So those who ask science for ultimate answers, or to explain the fundamentals of existence, are looking in the wrong place -- like asking particle physics to evaluate art.

Rick Santorum Is Pro-Science: That's the Good News

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

At one time a candidate for office would have been sorely tempted to kiss Albert Einstein's balding pate along with that of an infant. So why does Rick Santorum feel compelled to assure us that he is pro-science? And why now?