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Robert Bliwise

Countdown to Zero

Robert Bliwise | July 2, 2015 | Science
Falcon 9 is the third resupply mission of its kind to fail in recent months. Is it more than a failure, but also a metaphor of our times? Ambitions that, even in their smallness, can't be realized?
Mario De Leo Winkler

The End of the Universe: Dependent of Gooeyness?

Mario De Leo Winkler | July 2, 2015 | Science
The Big Rip, the Big Crunch, the Big Freeze, it pretty much sounds like a list of 'big' Hollywood B-movies. Funny as they may sound, these are some of the most fundamental theories for the beginning and the ending of the Universe.
Carroll F. Gray

The Last Living Witness - Memory & Deceit

Carroll F. Gray | July 4, 2015 | Science
In 1974, Gustave Whitehead's supporters were excited to learn there was still a person living who said she had witnessed Whitehead giving a "demonstration" of his flying machine in the early 1900's. Elizabeth (Papp) Koteles (b. Sep. 20, 1871, in Hungary, d. Oct. 8, 1974, in Bridgeport, Conn.) and...
Cheryl G. Murphy

Rods and Cones are Not Alone

Cheryl G. Murphy | July 1, 2015 | Science
There are approximately 120 million rods and 6 million cones in the retina which help us to see, but did you know there is another type of light sensitive cell there? Intrinsically photoreceptive retinal ganglion cells are a type of cell in our retina that has nothing to do with our vision.
Feike Sijbesma

Science Can Change the World

Feike Sijbesma | July 1, 2015 | Science
The challenges we face in the decades ahead are many (just think about inequality, or climate change or the fact that still around 800 million people go to bed hungry every day), there is every reason to be positive. Why?
Rick Tumlinson

SpaceX - Fall Down, Get Back Up - Unless Congress Keeps Them Down

Rick Tumlinson | June 30, 2015 | Science
A rocket can be fixed. A mindset has to be changed or those holding it made irrelevant.
Benjamin T. Solomon

Becoming an Interstellar Species

Benjamin T. Solomon | June 30, 2015 | Science
Our interstellar challenge is, how do we as a planet confined humans, become an interstellar species? This encompasses all human endeavors, and is vitally dependent upon interstellar propulsion physics to realize our coming of age as an interstellar species.
Mario De Leo Winkler

Venus and Jupiter Puton Show Tonight

Mario De Leo Winkler | July 1, 2015 | Science
What are those two bright stars on the West after sunset? They are actually planets, Venus and Jupiter coming into conjunction, in other words, near each other as seen from Earth.

How to Make a DIY Air Conditioner for Under $20

Supercompressor | June 30, 2015 | HuffPost Home
With winter at least six months away there has to be some way to cool down without spending all your hard-earned shekels on a pricey new air conditioner. Luckily, there is. For just $19.73, you can make a DIY air conditioner using materials that you probably have in your house.
Mario De Leo Winkler

Asteroid Day: Global Awareness of Our Closest Cosmic Neighbors

Mario De Leo Winkler | June 30, 2015 | Science
Asteroids can help us understand our cosmic neighborhood, are great mineral deposits, but also present potential risks for humanity. We require more investment in telescopes, research and technologies to keep us safe.
Michael Komorn

"Hope" - Autism as a New Condition for the MMMA Program

Michael Komorn | June 30, 2015 | Science
It is important to be mindful of an often overlooked aspect of the MMMA: that its purpose is to protect the serious ill persons who have been recommended to use cannabis with a doctor's (in this case two doctors) recommendation and a bona fide relationship, from arrest and prosecution.
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Supreme Court Justice for the Chromosome Rights Movement -- the Next Frontier

Joaquin M. Espinosa | June 30, 2015 | Science
Last week, the Supreme Court ruled against chromosome discrimination. Now, citizens with two X chromosomes can marry somebody with two X chromosomes, and those with a Y chromosome can marry other folks with a Y chromosome too.
Owen Gaffney

Is Equality a Foundation for Global Sustainability?

Owen Gaffney | June 30, 2015 | Science
As the sustained media interest attests, Pope Francis's encyclical "Laudato Si" is a genuinely remarkable intervention. In exhaustive detail he identifies the two profound challenges facing our global civilization: poverty and the stability of the planet's life support system.
American Anthropological Association

The Dangers of Kennewick Man's DNA

American Anthropological Association | June 30, 2015 | Science
Only now DNA analysis proves that Kennewick Man is an ancestor of today's Native Americans. This discovery affirms what the Umatilla, Yakima, Nez Perce, Wanapum, and Colville tribes have said for nearly 20 years.
Meredith Melnick

Why We're Launching 'Black Health Matters'

Meredith Melnick | June 30, 2015 | Black Voices
When we talk about structural injustice facing the black community, we cannot forget our health institutions: From research institutions to hospitals to the very profession of medicine, representation of African Americans is woefully low.
Anne Ravanona

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

Anne Ravanona | June 29, 2015 | Science
This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world.
Kathleen E. Hull

The Past and Future of (Same-Sex) Marriage

Kathleen E. Hull | June 29, 2015 | Science
Legal experts can parse the finer points of the majority opinion and the four separate dissents, but let's take this momentous occasion as an opportunity to reflect on where we have been on this issue, and what the future may hold.
Matthew Chapman

Marriage Equality and Science

Matthew Chapman | June 28, 2015 | Politics
It's worth noting that the decision to make same-sex marriage a nationwide right in America owes a big debt of gratitude to science. Without science, this Supreme Court decision might have been delayed another century until mere decency prevailed over the entrenched forces of American fundamentalism.
Suzan Mazur

Autism, Intervening Prenatally? A Conversation With Neurobiologist Jonathan Delafield-Butt

Suzan Mazur | June 30, 2015 | Science
Jonathan Delafield-Butt is a Lecturer in Early Years at Strathclyde. His BSc (with honors) is in medical chemistry from the University of Leeds, his MSc in neuroscience and PhD in developmental neurobiology are both from the University of Edinburgh.
World Science Festival

This Week in Science: Video From Pluto, Yeti Crabs and Skinny Jean Dangers

World Science Festival | June 26, 2015 | Science
Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of some of the week's most notable and quotable items.
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