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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...
Amazing Innovations Swim, Float, Fly

Amazing Innovations Swim, Float, Fly

Cara Santa Maria  06.18.2012
If you couldn't make it out to New York City to attend the 2012 World Science Festival earlier this month, fear not! I was there with camera...
Woof! Do People Really Look Like Their Pets?

Woof! Do People Really Look Like Their Pets?

Cara Santa Maria  06.13.2012
Is there any truth to the idea that cat people and dog people are fundamentally different? Do people really look like their pets? What...
Vaccines And Autism: A Dangerous Misunderstanding

Vaccines And Autism: A Dangerous Misunderstanding

Cara Santa Maria  06.11.2012
The vaccine-autism controversy has been brewing ever since Andrew Wakefield published his infamous 1998 paper in The Lancet. Fourteen years...
Can Positive Thinking Improve Health?

Can Positive Thinking Improve Health?

Cara Santa Maria  06. 4.2012
The power of positive thinking movement is the cornerstone upon which countless American self-help empires have been built. But does it...
'Bad Astronomer' Phil Plait Talks Transit Of Venus

'Bad Astronomer' Phil Plait Talks Transit Of Venus

Cara Santa Maria  06. 1.2012
Tomorrow is the big day. Time to dust off your eclipse glasses, binoculars and posterboard, or pinhole camera and witness the transit of...
The Talk Nerdy To Me Guide To Animal Sex

The Talk Nerdy To Me Guide To Animal Sex

Cara Santa Maria  05.31.2012
I recently had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Los Angeles Zoo with animal "sexpert" Dr. Carin Bondar, the "biologist with a twist."...
My Evening With Stephen Hawking

My Evening With Stephen Hawking

Cara Santa Maria  05.28.2012
Stephen rarely does public talks anymore. When he does, he draws an impressive crowd. And most of the people sitting in those seats are...
How Old Is Life On Earth, And How Do We Know?

How Old Is Life On Earth, And How Do We Know?

Cara Santa Maria  05.22.2012
The Earth is 4.54 billion years old; 3.8 billion years ago, the very first life form came into existence; 225 million years ago, dinosaurs...
WATCH: Is Stem Cell Treatment As Advanced As You Think?

WATCH: Is Stem Cell Treatment As Advanced As You Think?

Cara Santa Maria  05.21.2012
In the future, stem cells may hold the key to treating some of mankind's most challenging diseases. Unfortunately, the future is not now....
A Real-Life Doctor Frankenstein?

A Real-Life Doctor Frankenstein?

Cara Santa Maria  05.15.2012
Giovanni Aldini may not be a household name, but his contributions to science cannot be ignored. Neither can his macabre demonstrations...
How To Make A Digital Human

How To Make A Digital Human

Cara Santa Maria  05.11.2012
Have you ever wondered just how they make digital characters like Benjamin Button? Apparently, the trick is all in the lighting.
Is Cannibalism Good For You?

Is Cannibalism Good For You?

Cara Santa Maria  05. 8.2012
Is eating people dangerous? Nutritional? Healthy? What actually happens, physiologically, when human flesh is consumed?
WATCH: Liberal, Conservative: Are You Born That Way?

WATCH: Liberal, Conservative: Are You Born That Way?

Cara Santa Maria  05. 4.2012
Do we have traits that can be used to reliably predict whether someone is liberal or conservative in nature?