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Robotic 'Dolphins' Help Scientists Measure Antarctic Ice Melt

Reuters | Alister Doyle | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Dolphin-sized robots are giving clues to a thaw of Antarctica's ice in a sign of how technolog...

Beloved Physicist's Lectures Now Available For Free

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science

From his work on the Manhattan Project to the key role he played in explaining the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is k...

Why Taking A Risk Is A Must For Creativity

Michael B. Lehrer | Posted 09.07.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael B. Lehrer

Risk is not risk if failure is not a possibility. Failure is not failure if there is no pain. We don't just live in good times, we live in beta...

Elite University Announces New President

AP | Posted 12.24.2013 | College

PASADENA, Calif. — PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The California Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of physicist Thomas F. Rosenba...

Building Tomorrow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology

Michael Janner | Posted 11.10.2013 | Teen
Michael Janner

It is reassuring to know that there are so many people out there who are not only hopeful for the future, but also actively working to make that future a reality. Because, personally, that makes me excited for tomorrow.

Accepting the Challenge of Continued U.S. Science Leadership

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.12.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

Research Corporation for Science Advancement pledges to work aggressively to rally our academic colleagues, sister foundations, and other like-minded organizations for a frontal assault on the current stumbling blocks impeding the production of more top-quality science and scientists.

The 25 Best Universities In The World

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer, Anna Susman | Posted 07.27.2012 | College

Channeling all the fun that comes with the spirit of competition, we've looked at the list of the best universities in America, which switches -- ever...

The Best Young Colleges

The Huffington Post | Anna Mazarakis | Posted 05.31.2012 | College

Today, the Times Higher Education magazine released the inaugural Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 list, which ranks the world's 100 best universit...

That Huge Bonus May Actually Make You Screw Up

Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Don't choke! It's advice we’ve all heard before, but it’s much easier said than done, according to a new study. After a certain threshold, ...

CalTech Report Reveals Optimism For AIDS Protection

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.30.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK -- As scientists struggle to find a vaccine to prevent infection with the AIDS virus, a study in mice suggests hope for a new approach &ndash...

The Top 10 Most Studious Schools

Posted 10.08.2011 | College

In the mood for a six-hour cram session? Princeton Review recently named the schools where the students study the most. Claremont engineering gian...

Tang Jun's Drama: A Chinese Business Tragedy

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Since his academic credentials were exposed as fraudulent, Tang Jun has emerged as the star in a quintessentially Chinese dramatic tragedy.

24, Shel Silverstein, Muons and God's Toe

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory claimed to have overcome the precepts of relativity and quantum mechanics. Wouldn't it be nice if Shel Silverstein were around to write a song about our metaphysical mess?

Pasadena Babalon: Jack Parsons and the Dark Side

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

In Pasadena Babalon, Cal Tech students take on the legend of Jack Parsons. And it's a blast. There's a crater on the dark side of the moon named Pa...