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Religion and Algorithms: The Showdown of the Century

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Francis Sanzaro

Thus far, algorithms have upended every sector of our society, beginning with transportation (how we tap to hail a "taxi"), consume media (get movie recommendations), love (dating website "matches"), finance (algorithmic traders), and, quite frankly, the list goes on.

Bill Nye - Before They Were Famous

Marisa Bruch | Posted 05.30.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Marisa Bruch

For kids who grew up in the 90s the best times in school were when your science teacher wheeled out the TV and popped in a 'Bill Nye The Science Guy' tape. We may not have admitted it back then, but everyone LOVED the Bill.

From DACA Recipient to Rocket Engineer

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Andrew Lam

Henry Yi is studying mechanical engineering and dreams of working for NASA. The 19-year-old UC Berkeley student says he couldn't have done it without his parents -- not only because of the sacrifices they made to bring him to the United States, but because they helped him apply for a program that has changed his life.

The Strange Silence of Your Presidential Candidates (and What You Can Do About It)

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

Science will, in fact, determine our entire future. Do science and technology therefore deserve a presidential debate all to themselves?

Missouri Shreds Academic Freedom

Mona Shattell | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Mona Shattell

Missouri's anti-choice legislature, in consistently chipping away at reproductive rights, has taken a decidedly different approach in attacking reproductive health access. Now these same legislative extremists are playing politics with teaching and research at the University of Missouri.

Ten Points on Science (and) Diplomacy

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 11.04.2015 | Science
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Before you move to the ten points summarising the notes and illustrations from my keynote address, you can put our deliberation on science and diplomacy into the historical context visualized by Holbein's painting 'The Ambassadors.'

Janet Napolitano: Why More Scientists Are Needed in the Public Square

The Conversation US | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

In this presidential election season, one thing is certain: candidates will rarely - if ever - be asked what they would do to keep this nation at the forefront of science and innovation. That's a shame.

They Won a Nobel for What? Why Good Science Communication Counts

The Conversation US | Posted 10.09.2015 | Science
The Conversation US

When scientists invite us into their world, paying attention to our needs the way good hosts do for their guests, they enlarge our lives.

Up Close With a Very Smart Orangutan at the Indianapolis Zoo

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

After six decades of Zoo visits on five continents, and a number of safari treks through animal habitats in Southern and Western Africa, I frankly tho...

Three Ways Ed-Tech Can Help Bring Back the "Cool" Science Teacher

Osman Rashid | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Osman Rashid

When children fall in love with an educational subject, it is a great thing. This generally comes at a young age and through the influence of a particular teacher. Yet, as teachers become a dwindling resource and are over-worked and over-stressed, students are the ones that suffer.

The Similarities Between Mutually Assured Destruction And Climate Change

John A. Tures | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The only question is whether we'll learn from history, as Americans just barely did in the 1960s, or suffer the fate of the Soviet Union, which ignored the science until it was bankrupt and powerless to use its weapons.

The Need to Know

Barry Kibrick | Posted 07.24.2016 | Science
Barry Kibrick

Our conversation of this primal drive to know is divided into two parts. The first episode airing this week takes us from our primitive ancestors who lived in trees to Sir Isaac Newton. In Part II, which airs next week, we go from the wisdom of Newton to the most current knowledge we have about our universe.

Breathing New Life Into Native American Languages

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 06.11.2016 | Science
Colleen M Fitzgerald

Linguistics lies in the borderlands of science and humanities, and nowhere is that shown more brilliantly than in the Breath of Life language reclamation model.

We Are Not so Different: Science and Religion

Marion Leary | Posted 06.05.2016 | Religion
Marion Leary

I am an agnostic scientist who happens to also be fascinated with the world's religions, especially the Abrahamic religions -- Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Scientific Journal Tells Female Scientists To Add A Male Author To Study, Twitter Firestorm Ensues

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women

A scientific journal sparked a Twitter firestorm when it rejected two female scientists' work partly because the paper they submitted did not have mal...

Everyone Can Heart Science

Marion Leary | Posted 05.01.2016 | Science
Marion Leary

My advice to those kids, and to all kids, is to keep thinking outside the box, think up, and work on, solutions that seem unconventional. Because it is the unconventional people just like them who have moved STEM fields forward, and it will be the unconventional thinkers like them who will continue to do so.

'I'd Like to Thank the Academics...'

Christopher King | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science
Christopher King

To some observers, the significance of the Oscars runs deep. The awards--and what they tell us about art, commerce, psychology, and society itself--constitute a topic for scholarly investigation.

Polls of Future Past: A History of Public Expectations for the Future of Science

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 03.09.2015 | Science
Kathleen Weldon

Science fiction sometimes barely beats out science fact as technological advancements rapidly transform the world. But the changes that are anticipated aren't always the ones that arrive. Here's a look back at what the polls tell us the public has expected from scientific progress -- and how often they've been disappointed.

Jésus est né dans une cité de banlieue et sa mère portait le voile

Éric Azan | Posted 02.23.2015 | France C'est La Vie
Éric Azan

RELIGION - C'est aujourd'hui Noël et il est grand temps de mettre en lumière certains faits avérés, mais souvent oubliés de certains chrétiens vivant loin de nos cités de banlieue.

Insights Are in Cite: Tracking Science's Hottest and Emerging Fields

Christopher King | Posted 02.15.2015 | Science
Christopher King

These days, with scientific knowledge proliferating so rapidly and in such a seemingly undifferentiated torrent, how can one hope to mark the genesis of new areas of specialized investigation?

How Origami Could Help Us Reach the Third Dimension in the Micro World

Legrain Antoine | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science
Legrain Antoine

We, at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, have used capillary forces to assemble micro-machined structures -- the so-called capillary origami technique. We believe that Origami is a promising option to reach the third dimension in the micro world.

In Defense Of Science

Jonathan Bines | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science
Jonathan Bines

In human history, no practice has more profoundly advanced human understanding of the natural world than that of science. So it seems tragic, in the year 2014, that science should require a defense (by a comedy writer, no less).

Future Pastors Will Get Science Training With This New $1.5 Million Grant

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Responding to a real or perceived gap between science and faith, 10 U.S. seminaries will receive a combined $1.5 million in grants to include sc...

Science's Most Influential Researchers

Christopher King | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science
Christopher King

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters has released a new report, "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014," a listing of authors who have written multiple highly cited reports and have thereby demonstrated that their work is central to ongoing research in their respective fields.

The Women Who Have It All

Akhila Satish | Posted 08.03.2014 | Education
Akhila Satish

The women in health care and life sciences are using their lives and successes to prove the boldest hypothesis of all: women can have it all, and scientific education for our girls might just be the key to that dream.