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The Sun Isn't Setting on the United States, It Is Rising

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Pessimists believe that the United States has peaked as a superpower and is falling behind in education, research and development, and economic growth. They say the country's best days are behind it. Fortunately, they are wrong.

The Modern, Molecular Hunt for the World's Biodiversity

The Conversation US | Posted 10.29.2015 | Science
The Conversation US

Until now, known viruses have contained so little genetic information that people have questioned whether they can even be thought of as living. But giant viruses like this one contain as much information as many bacteria, which are certainly alive, and are so big they can be seen with an ordinary microscope.

Mysteries in Ice: A Commemoration of Polar Science and Admiral Richard Byrd's Antarctic Expeditions

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 10.19.2015 | Science
K.J. Wetherholt

The acquisition of Admiral Byrd's archive in 1985 was a seminal event for what was then known as the Institute of Polar Studies at The Ohio State University. Part of the successful bid was a willingness to rename the Institute in commemoration of Byrd, which was done in 1987, making it the Byrd Polar Research Center.

Vote for Your Favorite "Nobel-Worthy" Scientists

Christopher King | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science
Christopher King

Many of the world's most accomplished scientists might find sleep a bit difficult during the week of October 5th.

Scientists Should Contribute to, Not Shun, Social Media

Mona Shattell | Posted 09.22.2015 | Media
Mona Shattell

Social media provides us with a tremendous opportunity to support the ongoing and future development of our nurses, scientists, and professional leaders.

A Recent Pysch Study Shows: Don't Trust Studies

The Huffington Post | Elisabeth Brier | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

A new psychological study reveals: we shouldn't believe psychological studies. These findings are based upon the discovery that three o...

The Need for Venture Science

Charles Eisenstein | Posted 08.27.2015 | Science
Charles Eisenstein

I just spent several hours down a rabbit hole. The topic was the "electric universe," an unconventional cosmological theory that emphasizes electromagnetism rather than gravity as the primary structuring force of the universe.

3 Cancer Research Accelerators Worth Watching

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

In 2000, Douglas Hanahan and Robert A. Weinberg articulated the concept of cancer hallmarks as a foundation for understanding cancer's biology across traditional cancer types. Three initiatives built on that foundation now promise to accelerate development of more powerful life-saving therapies.

Innovations in Science: The Cuban Research Connection

Olivier Dumon | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Olivier Dumon

Scientists the world over are typically quick to embrace relationships with like-minded colleagues in other countries regardless of international politics, so it's worth taking a look at what the collaborative opportunities might be for US/Cuban research.

The Surprising Science of Praise

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Joel Peterson

Reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, maybe. But, it may depend on the praise that's given, and certain kinds of praise can actually do harm.

Is It Ethical for Coke to Sponsor Conflicted Research on Weight Loss?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Given Coke's own standards, it is appropriate to ask: Are the company's actions that have prompted such sharp public criticism in line with its strong commitment to integrity? More specifically, are they consistent with Coke's imperative of "acting honestly"?

'Snot Bot' Drone Aids Whale Research By Collecting You-Know-What

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science

It's exactly what it sounds like. Snot Bot is a drone designed to hover above a whale and collect mucus from its blowhole. What exactly...

Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

According to articles in a variety of scientific journals, numerous substances extracted from marine life (including fungi, sponges, algae, mollusks, "sea squirts," coral, and seaweed) have potential to fight other kinds of challenging cancers.

Everyone Can Heart Science

Marion Leary | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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.

Are Diet Sodas Really a Diet Food?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

"I'll have a diet soda with my French fries and double bacon cheeseburger. Oh! And one of those apple things," he added, pointing to a pastry. The guy...

March Madness Contenders' Research Programs Put to the Test

Christopher King | Posted 06.06.2015 | College
Christopher King

For three consecutive years, inspired by the NCAA's March Madness, Thomson Reuters has hosted "Metrics Mania" a competition that takes these teams off the court for a faceoff on the strength of their scholarly research programs.

The Changing Politics and Consistent Science of Vaccinations

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

It's fascinating how anxiously we await cures to the most horrible diseases like cancer, and yet how easily we dismiss cures to diseases when they exist.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Co-Chair Of The R&D Caucus Only Likes Certain Research | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Culberson, the new Republican co-chair of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, doesn't necessarily value all res...

Can You Really Be Hangry? A Doctor Told Us the Truth

Thrillist | Posted 03.11.2015 | Taste

Is hanger something Snickers just made up for their weird ad campaign where Johnny Manziel teaches Zumba?

Anna Almendrala

7 Ways Apple's New Software Could Change Your Health For The Better | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living

For many of us who have smartphones, tracking things like our steps, meals, sleep, medication, weight and menstruation has become second nature. And f...

Lynne Peeples

Fracking Foes Accuse Industry Of Manipulating Science | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green

The oil and gas industry sponsors and spins research to shape the scientific debate over horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. That's the conc...

'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.

How Best to Hold Federal Scientific Research Accountable

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

The surest route to success in scientific research is to foster a robust environment of scientific investigation and engage the finest minds in that pursuit.

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?

The Power of the Crowd: Using Crowdfunding to Raise Research Dollars

Lynn E. Fiellin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Science
Lynn E. Fiellin

For crowdfunding for scientific research to be effective, efficient and most importantly, sustainable, the power of the crowd must be additive to continued (and hopefully increasing) federal funding sources, not as a substitute.