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Creationism Runs into Inconvenient Truth of Science

Nathan Greenberg | Posted 11.07.2012 | Science
Nathan Greenberg

Science may very well be a means of explaining the workings of God. We may have been given the necessary tools to explore and explain our existence.

Dog Owners, Pick Up Your Pooper-Scoopers In The Name of University Research

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.09.2012 | College

Bagging man's best friend's smelly situation can be considered a contribution to science, according to the University of Calgary in Canada. Scienti...

Is Efficiency Fatal?

Martin Brasier | Posted 08.29.2012 | Science
Martin Brasier

My hunch is that fossils are now speaking out to us loud and clear. And that microscopic fossils have the very darkest stories to tell. The ways of the world can be read within a grain of sand.

Scientist Accused Of Stealing Research For China Makes Plea In Court

AP | Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former scientist at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing research to share wit...

When Scientists Speak, Who Listens?

Robert Walker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

If scientists get any media attention it's only because the science-deniers are ridiculing them. We live in the Era of Willful Ignorance. It is not only acceptable; it is fashionable to throw scientific caution to the wind.

The 7 Cleverest Science Experiments In History

Michael Brooks | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Michael Brooks

Sometimes doing something stupid or undignified is the only way to make the discovery or breakthrough you have been reaching towards. Sure, you might break a taboo or two, and you'll almost certainly break the rules, but since when did playing safe win anyone a Nobel Prize?

Computers Powered By Crabs Fearing For Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.15.2012 | Technology

Have you ever thought, "wow, crabs are really the laziest of crustaceans, someone should really find them something to do"? No? Well fear not, because...

I'm Biased and So Are You

Eric Korpela | Posted 06.06.2012 | Science
Eric Korpela

Biases are very important to the sciences. That's primarily that you have to understand them in order to avoid or correct for them. The most famous bias is probably the "selection bias."

Americans Deserve a Presidential Science Debate

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Lawrence M. Krauss

Problems like climate change, biodiversity loss, and crashing fisheries populations are examples where human behavior enabled by the power of science and engineering has outstripped policymaking.

What Scientists Can Learn From Ballet

Sylvie Leotin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Science
Sylvie Leotin

Scientists attending a dance performance will undoubtedly relate to the physicality and geometry of dance. The movement through time, the geometry of interactions, the symmetry of the lines, the balance of the bodies. All these have parallels in the physical interactions that occur in every science, from astronomy and physics, to chemistry and biology.

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."

Social Networks for Scientists Won't Work

Mark Drapeau | Posted 04.18.2012 | Science
Mark Drapeau

We're not really picking on any particular social network effort here. But why haven't any of these platforms truly caught on in the scientific community?

Scientist Confirms Little Girls Made of Sugar & Spice

Mark C. Miller | Posted 04.03.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Sugar & spice, snakes & snails confirmed. Photo: Getty Images/Roger Wright NAALEHU, Hawaii -- Ellen Kameha always remembered the childhood nursery...

Climate Scientists, Educators, and Why We Avoid Consulting the Experts

Shaun Johnson | Posted 04.03.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Certain well-heeled entities are very interested in the acquisition of valuable public per-pupil dollars. This might be why the real experts get shut out: they actually know what might be best for students and not someone's bottom line.

Have Financial Markets Slipped Beyond Our Control?

Robert Harris | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

By Robert Harris, author of The Fear Index If you want to know why the world economy is in such a mess take a trip to Waxahachie, Texas, and look a...

Kids Too Lazy To Pursue Science Careers? What Poll Shows

Posted 01.30.2012 | Science

David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily Staff Writer First Published 01/30/2012 01:26 PM EST While job opportunities in science, technolog...

Bio-Terror Fears Halt Bird Flu Research

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 03.21.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON — Scientists who created easier-to-spread versions of the deadly bird flu said Friday they're temporarily halting more research, as i...

The Short Life Expectancy of Iranian Nuclear Scientists: Assassinations with a Message

Haggai Carmon | Posted 03.16.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Does the killing of nuclear scientists stop or delay the Iranian nuclear weapons plan? Hardly.

Negative Irreproducible Tweets... for Science

Michael Ham | Posted 03.06.2012 | Science
Michael Ham

Every scientist has at least one paper or graph tucked in a folder that lies in a dusty corner of the hard drive. The data is interesting, but doesn't lend itself to the creation of the grand narrative you must have for a traditional publication.

FIRST Things First

Dean Kamen | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Dean Kamen

If kids looked at Nicola Tesla or Bill Gates the way they look at LeBron James and Tom Brady, then I guarantee that our students' enthusiasm for math and science would match their passion for Little League and Pop Warner.

I Want to Be a Scientist in My Next Life

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Visiting the Argonne National Laboratory opened my eyes to a plethora of scientific investigation that is going on in a gigantic complex about 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

Declining Numbers Of Blacks Seen In Math, Science

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

With black unemployment reaching historic levels, banks laying off tens of thousands and law school graduates waiting tables, why aren't more African-...

Imagine Science Film Festival Fosters Collaboration Between Scientists and Filmmakers

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Barry Kaufman

Aging, immortality, and space are the program themes, with evenings devoted to avant-garde shorts, documentaries, real footage from lab experiments, discussions about humanizing science through its depiction in film, and an afternoon of child-friendly films.

In Love With Marie

Alan Alda | Posted 07.31.2011 | Technology
Alan Alda

It may seem frivolous to talk about loving Marie Curie, as though I insist on seeing her in a personal way. But for those of us who are not scientists, yet hunger to understand science more deeply, the personal, the human, is our doorway.

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.