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Could Our Livers Save Overfished Eels? Or Will Unagi Say, 'Sayonara'

OnEarth | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarth In Japan, everyone knows there's one sure way to rejuvenate the body and beat the summer heat: a nice bowl of rice topped wit...

Science, Engineering, and Innovation (for Everyone)

Robert St. Amant | Posted 03.28.2014 | Science
Robert St. Amant

Chad Ruble's mother had a stroke some years ago and was left with aphasia. Ordinary phone conversation and email pose challenges. Chad built a system that helps his mother "Kinecticate" with her friends and family.

Basic Scientific Research and Its Transformational Potential

James M. Gentile | Posted 06.30.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

As our nation's leadership in scientific and technological innovation is challenged as never before, federal funding of basic scientific research remains essential, but that research should be potentially transformational.

Neurotechnology: Science Fiction or Applied Science?

Matthew D. Erlich, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Science
Matthew D. Erlich, M.D.

As science makes a reality of what has been science fiction, we will face questions of how to best apply neurotechnologies. Should they be limited to helping those who have illnesses? Or should they bolster the performance of a wartime soldier, enable a C student to get As, or supercharge CEOs?

Beyond Politics: Science Drives Our Future

Ellen Futter | Posted 09.20.2011 | New York
Ellen Futter

The United States did not become a great and powerful nation by rejecting science.

The End Of Discovery

Russell Stannard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Russell Stannard

Science will one day grind to a halt. All I am pointing out is that one day these endeavours will fizzle out. And that will not be when we have discovered everything, leaving no unanswered questions.