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Trailblazing Women: Susan McKenna-Lawlor, Leading Irish Scientist & Founder of Space Technology Ireland

Anne Ravanona | Posted 06.29.2015 | Science
Anne Ravanona

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world.

Lessons Learned From a First-Time Dad (and Scientist)

Christopher Reddy | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents
Christopher Reddy

When my wife became pregnant, a first for both of us, I was confident that I would fare better than most other first-time dads. I was one of seven kids and have always been around babies, and enjoyed it.

#GirlsWithToys Campaign Proves Once And For All That Women Have A Place In STEM

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News

Here's yet another reminder that women totally kick ass in any field they want. Shrinivas Kulkarni, astronomy and planetary science professor at t...

'Facebook for Scientists' Could Change Science Research For Good -- And For The Better

HuffPost Germany | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Ijad Madisch knows how quickly things can spread -- viruses, for example. The 34-year-old has studied pathogens, including at Harvard. Now he’...

A God That Scientists And Philosophers Can Believe In

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 04.25.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) When she was a teen, Nancy Ellen Abrams told her rabbi that humanity created God. She’s still at it. And according to her new...

Collective Intelligence for Mega Problem Solving

Larry Kilham | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Larry Kilham

For scientists, the internet is now a communal research group. This learning and group communication mode is becoming known as "collective intelligence" and "crowd-sourced innovation."

Rubio's Week Ahead: Ditch D.C., Deny Science

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

As the Senate wrestles with the Republicans' Keystone XL pipeline legislation, Rubio will be skipping town to bolster his presidential bid. This legislation has implications for fossil-fuel dependence and climate change. And one of its amendments may address offshore drilling in the senator's own state of Florida. But Rubio has a book to sell and a campaign to fund.

Climate Scientist and Mom Will be First Lady's Guest at the State of the Union

Dominique Browning | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

Nicole Hernandez Hammer will be sitting in the First Lady's box as President Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address. To me, this signals the president's commitment to doing all he can to tackle the dangerous problem of climate pollution. And so I am celebrating.

7 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Make You Smile

The Huffington Post | Tiara Chiaramonte & Abigail Williams | Posted 01.08.2015 | Science

Happy birthday, Stephen Hawking. The renowned physicist turns 73 today. While Hawking has been known to weigh in on all sorts of serious topics, in...

Teaching Scientists in Developing Countries to Write

Ben Barber | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Ben Barber

Kenyan scientist Faridah Hussein Were found it tough to publish her research in top journals until she took a new course designed by AuthorAID and Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth that taught her how to write for international journals.

Pacific Islands Face Shortage Of Experts Needed To Fight Climate Change

Reuters | Catherine Wilson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

SYDNEY, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many small Pacific Island states on the frontline of sea level rise and disaster threats are facing a ...

Six Life Lessons We Can Learn From the Movie: Interstellar

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
David Ongchoco

Interstellar was more than just a movie about space and discovery. It was a movie about love. It was a movie that showed everyone that love is still the most powerful thing in this world.

'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in fact--bred fo...

The Craziest Things Republican Candidates Have Said About Climate Change In One Video

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Can the GOP's 2014 candidates give a straight answer on climate change? It appears not. Many Republican candidates have offered rou...

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

Poolside With Deepak Chopra

Samara Bay | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Samara Bay

Once a year Deepak Chopra invites world-renowned scientists and physicians to intermingle with pioneers and activists from the realms of faith, healin...

15 Top Scientists Share Their Science Fiction Favorites

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.14.2014 | Science

There's a big difference between science and science fiction, but there's abundant evidence to suggest that sci-fi books and movies can spark a lifelo...

Invite-a-Scientist

Heather Heenehan | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
Heather Heenehan

In April I asked a group of sixth graders from Beaufort Middle School in North Carolina, "Do I look like a scientist to you?" A young boy sitting in the corner of the room loudly answered, "Uh, yeah. Why not?"

Why the Soul Is Tiptoeing Back Into the Conversation

Stafford Betty | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Mind-body dualism, or the belief, roughly speaking, that we are a combination of body and soul, is not exactly coming back into respectability in leading philosophical circles, but it does show signs of tiptoeing back into the conversation.

Nine Steps Closer to Safe Science

Pamela Tom | Posted 10.01.2014 | Science
Pamela Tom

A new study released July 31 by the National Research Council may help prevent future accidents by challenging current safety standards in academic and nonindustrial labs across the U.S. with nine recommendations aimed at the higher-education and scientific community.

I'm With Stupid: If the Satellite's A-Rockin' Don't Come Knockin'

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

OK, you can relax now, people. The big crisis in Russia is over. Everything is going to be all right. Well, maybe not everything. I mean, there's sti...

Why is STEM Still a Four-Letter Word for Women? Seven Leaders Weigh In

Ravishly | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Women are notably under-represented in the fields of Math, Science, Engineering and Tech. Only 5.5 percent to 22.3 percent of civil, industrial, chemical and mechanical engineers are women, and they represent just a quarter of the workforce involved with computer and mathematical sciences.

U.S. Officials Purge Biosafety Board In Midst Of Anthrax Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2014 | Science

By Sharon Begley and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal officials, amid the worst U.S. biosafety crisis in years, have...

POLL: Who Was The Better Inventor?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.11.2014 | Science

Nikola Tesla would have celebrated his 158th birthday yesterday (July 10). The Serbian-American scientist was a brilliant and eccentric genius whose...