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Can Animals Tell Right From Wrong?

Can Animals Tell Right From Wrong?

Cara Santa Maria  09.10.2012
As young children, most of us are taught right from wrong. Growing up, we were encouraged to say "please" and "thank you," and to play...
Resurrecting The Wooly Mammoth

Resurrecting The Wooly Mammoth

Cara Santa Maria  09. 6.2012
Should the woolly mammoth be resurrected? Is it even possible? And if so, is it ethical? Why did they go extinct in the first place? And...
Why Do Men Have Nipples?

Why Do Men Have Nipples?

Cara Santa Maria  09. 4.2012
Why do men have nipples? That strange bodily question has baffled so many that it even has become the title of a book by Mark Leyner and...
Our Fallen Heroes

Our Fallen Heroes

Cara Santa Maria  08.29.2012
On Saturday August 25, 2012, a true American hero lost his life. Neil Armstrong was the first person to bravely leave our world behind...
Homeopathy Is Quackery

Homeopathy Is Quackery

Cara Santa Maria  08.27.2012
Have you ever visited a homeopath before? Do you have any homeopathic pills or suspensions in your medicine cabinet? You may think homeopathic...
Why Is Thinking So Hard?

Why Is Thinking So Hard?

Cara Santa Maria  08.23.2012
I was asked to join HuffPost Live Host/Producer Josh Zepps for a conversation about critical thinking. How can we teach this precious...
Can A Baby Cry In French?

Can A Baby Cry In French?

Cara Santa Maria  08.23.2012
Can babies cry in French, German, English? When do they start to develop their own dialects, accents, even individual voices? To learn...
What Are Sun Storms REALLY Capable Of?

What Are Sun Storms REALLY Capable Of?

Cara Santa Maria  08.21.2012
What actually happens during a solar storm? How do sunspots, flares, and coronal mass ejections relate to one another? And what's the real...
WATCH: What Do Atheists Say About Science, Morality?

WATCH: What Do Atheists Say About Science, Morality?

Cara Santa Maria  08.20.2012
I'm an atheist, and I was recently invited to host an episode of "The Point," presented by "The Young Turks." I invited an interesting...
Are Vampires Real?

Are Vampires Real?

Cara Santa Maria  08.15.2012
I always thought vampires were the stuff of legend, but after doing a little digging through the scientific literature, now I'm not so...
'I'm Proud That I'm A Nerd'

'I'm Proud That I'm A Nerd'

Cara Santa Maria  08.13.2012
This summer, two high school students boldly represented the U.S. in the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad, and one of them even took...
Don't Blink! How Long Can Eyes Stare?

Don't Blink! How Long Can Eyes Stare?

Cara Santa Maria  08. 8.2012
How long can you go without blinking? Think back to the last time you were in a staring contest. Do you remember your best time? Incredibly,...
GMOs Are Good

GMOs Are Good

Cara Santa Maria  08. 7.2012
When you hear the words genetically modified organism, GMO, or gen-mod food, what is your initial reaction? Does the thought of a scientifically...
He's Doing It For His Daughters

He's Doing It For His Daughters

Cara Santa Maria  08. 2.2012
If NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finds biochemical evidence of life on Mars when it touches down on Sunday, August 5th at 10:31 pm PST, the...