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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...
He Looked Back In Time, And Won A Nobel

He Looked Back In Time, And Won A Nobel

Cara Santa Maria  07.30.2012
Imagine looking back in time--no, not flipping through old high school yearbooks--but really, studying the history of our universe as it...
WATCH: Sally Ride Remembered on TYT

WATCH: Sally Ride Remembered on TYT

Cara Santa Maria  07.25.2012
Sally Ride was the first American woman to go to space, blasting off on the Space Shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, mere months before...
People Still Get Leprosy?

People Still Get Leprosy?

Cara Santa Maria  07.23.2012
I've got to be honest: when I think of leprosy, I think of Jesus. Often regarded as a vestige from a bygone era, I was surprised to learn...
What Existed Before The Big Bang?

What Existed Before The Big Bang?

Cara Santa Maria  07.18.2012
Why is there something rather than nothing? What existed before the Big Bang? How can everything we know to exist in the entire observable...
On Science And Religion: A Buddhist Monk's Perspective

On Science And Religion: A Buddhist Monk's Perspective

Cara Santa Maria  07.16.2012
As an atheist, I do not believe in god. Neither does Dr. Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who earned his PhD in cellular genetics and currently...
Alan Turing: His Mind, His Life (Part II)

Alan Turing: His Mind, His Life (Part II)

Cara Santa Maria  07.11.2012
Remembering the mathematician and logician Alan Turing on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Alan Turing: His Mind

Alan Turing: His Mind

Cara Santa Maria  07. 9.2012
This year marks the 100th anniversary of mathematician and logician Alan Turing's birth.
What Is The Turing Test?

What Is The Turing Test?

Cara Santa Maria  07. 3.2012
In honor of the 100th anniversary of mathematician and logician Alan Turing's birth, I was lucky enough to sit down with some of the most...
Higgs Hoopla: Why Should I Care?

Higgs Hoopla: Why Should I Care?

Cara Santa Maria  07. 3.2012
Editor's Note: This article originally published in July 2012 when scientists discovered a subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson. Have...
WATCH: Women In Science On 'Attack Of The Show'

WATCH: Women In Science On 'Attack Of The Show'

Cara Santa Maria  06.30.2012
As an advocate for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, I always enjoy talking about why more women should...
Nora Ephron On Women In Science: We Won’t Forget

Nora Ephron On Women In Science: We Won’t Forget

Cara Santa Maria  06.28.2012
I remember in high school her saying, "Now what'd you want to take that science class for? There's no girls in that science class. You...
Black Holes And Beyond With Brian Greene

Black Holes And Beyond With Brian Greene

Cara Santa Maria  06.25.2012
Have you ever wondered what happens at the center of a black hole? Is it simply a dense, hot core filled with crushed matter? Is there...
Would You

Would You "Re-Up" Your Marriage Each Year?

Cara Santa Maria  06.21.2012
I've long thought about the power of love and the value of marriage. I grew up in a conservative Mormon household, where I saw my parents...