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Federal Investments in Scientific Research Must Remain a Priority

Michael Ham | Posted 04.10.2012 | Science
Michael Ham

Pages of facts and statistics cannot adequately describe the impact research has on the lives of everyday Americans and the necessity of federal science funding.

If It Bleeds It Leads

Frank Mazzotti | Posted 04.07.2012 | Miami
Frank Mazzotti

Stories about large snakes feed directly into an archetypal fear that humans have of snakes, and stories about a feeding frenzy of snakes wiping out wildlife fuels a feeding frenzy of media coverage that wipes out the truth.

The Power of Science

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Dr. Dean Ornish

As we move into an era of politics in which facts seem increasingly irrelevant, the scientific method requires scientists to defend their work. And although scientists can often be as resistant to new ideas as anyone, the process of science ensures that good ideas and theories prevail.

Researcher Reveals 100 Things That Are Better Never Than Late

Mark C. Miller | Posted 02.26.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

When Ken Gerbka was growing up, his mother would often use the expression, "Better late than never," in her attempt to teach Gerbka that it is preferable to accomplish something past its deadline than never to complete it at all.

Watch: Researchers Create 'Bulletproof Skin'

Posted 10.18.2011 | Technology

Bullets famously bounced off of Superman, but ordinary people may be able to achieve similar feats, if one researcher in Holland has her way. A pr...

Watch: How to Avoid Being Eaten By a Lion

Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

A new study says that if you want to avoid being eaten by a lion - pay attention to the moon. Researchers discovered that a significant number of ...

Watch: Humans Are 'Rock-Paper-Scissors' Copycats

Posted 09.20.2011 | Weird News

New research from a British university shows that it's hard for humans to avoid imitating each other - even when playing a game of rock-paper-scissors...

How a Group of Friends Are Working to Find a Cure for Autism

Charles Howard | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Charles Howard

Also remember that we can all make a difference for whatever cause tugs at our hearts -- like a bunch of guys outside of Boston have.

Supporting Real Autism Science

Todd Drezner | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Drezner

The fight about Wakefield is a fight about the past. And that fight has actually hurt scientific research that could eventually help many autistic people. It's time to move on.

House's Science Cuts Threaten Our Future

John H. Marburger, III | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
John H. Marburger, III

The House continuing resolution would force labs to curtail operations and in some cases to shut down for the year. Science cannot perform its vital functions in society if scientists are not working.

Connecting The Dots: Autism Awareness

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home
Alison Rose Levy

Our health scientific research model studies one substance at a time, yet people are exposed to and retain many chemicals and other kinds of toxins.

Will Organized Labor Rally For Science... and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Science is not a special interest; it's a national interest. And it's time for organized labor -- as well as the business community -- to rally behind it.

Obama's Vision of National Security, Science, and Children

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Douglas Fields

What would President Kennedy have thought, I wondered as I surveyed the surreal scene? Deep inside the White House eight middle school students sat i...

What Happens When You (Almost) Die?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service Wanda Colie vividly remembers what she saw in 1984 when, at age 28, a condition that produced blood in ...

Cognitive and Behavioral Nutrition: Reading the Labels

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marshall P. Duke

If we are going to do something that will affect the physical and/or emotional health and well being of ourselves and our families, we should base what we do on sound, reliable, scientific data.

The "Say What" of the Week (Maybe of 2011)

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

Sometimes an illustrious talking head is able to break through the noise with either a Big Idea or a Big Takedown or a Big Something or Other to disti...

How Science Is What Will Improve Health In America

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Our country has a unique opportunity to move the U.S. health system on a path from peril to progress. By generating new knowledge and fueling innovation, science provides solutions to national and global health challenges.

Single Parent? No, Your Kids Are Not Doomed!

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Bella DePaulo

Most headlines from the recent Pew and Time survey were some variation on "4 in 10 say marriage is becoming obsolete." The full report was titled "The...

The End Of Discovery

Russell Stannard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Russell Stannard

Science will one day grind to a halt. All I am pointing out is that one day these endeavours will fizzle out. And that will not be when we have discovered everything, leaving no unanswered questions.

Storm Warnings for America's Competitiveness

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James M. Gentile

While scientists and engineers make up only four percent of the U.S. workforce, "this group disproportionately creates jobs for the other 96 percent," the National Science Board has observed.

How a Stomach Ache Changed the World

Raymond Griffith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Raymond Griffith

Change is what makes science so important. You learn things by doing, by trying, by pushing the envelope and even by mistakes and serendipity.

Obesity: The World's Domestic Dilemma

David Kirchhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Kirchhoff

With an estimated 1.6 billion obese or overweight people in the world, the current obesity crisis is one of those critical issues that will test our global community's strength.

BP Is Poised to Obstruct or Buy Scientific Research in the Gulf

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

BP recently announced it will provide $500 million to scientists for research into the Deepwater Horizon disaster's impact on the Gulf of Mexico. Whil...

From Sunscreen to Sunshine

Natalia Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Rose

The sun is the most powerful cleanser and regenerator of all life on earth--yes, including human life. It is our ally, not our enemy!

Will Politics Trump Economic Progress?

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

The United States is in danger of losing its global competitive advantage in science and technology, a prospect that would surely result in economic decline.