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How to Write a Harvard-Worthy College Application Essay

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

When you allow a bit of mystery into the end, you let the reader know that you're okay with not knowing everything. That shows maturity, and it lets the colleges know that you're in a perfect place to dive into the complicated issues you're going to face in your college classes.

Discovery Of Vast Buried Canyon Has Scientists Buzzing

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.22.2014 | Science

Researchers have made a surprising discovery in Tibet, unearthing an ancient canyon buried deep under sediment along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in the ...

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...

YIKES: Game-Playing Chimps Have It All Over Humans

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science

There's a lot of bad stuff in the world for sure. But let's all take a minute to consider just how lucky we are that chimps don't look particularly go...

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...

What Is a Bow Shock? Voyager 1 Spacecraft is Arrived

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science
Alison Winfield Burns

An editor at Bloomberg asked me the other day, "What is a bow shock?" My hand flies with delight to respond, because plasma shocks were my undergrad research topic at Columbia. . .

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Has AIDS Met Its Match?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

Researchers may have discovered a way to protect against the transmission of HIV--a worldwide epidemic that now infects about 35 million people. No...

Space, Jerry Brown's Place, and A Race

William Bradley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology
William Bradley

Now space is happening again, in ways different than before. While NASA begins to refocus on a true deep-space mission to the asteroid belt while maintaining its presence with the International Space Station, private enterprise is beginning to pick up the slack for orbital missions.

WATCH: A Solar-Powered Toilet?!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.07.2013 | Los Angeles

Would you be surprised to hear that some of the smartest scientists in the country are working on developing a new toilet? Well it's about time. "N...

Classroom Disruption: Top Universities Join Online Course Program

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 07.19.2012 | College

Coursera, a company offering online courses from top universities, quadrupled their partnerships yesterday and gained the University of Pennsylvania a...

Well, This Is A Surprise

AP | ANDREW JAMES DALTON | Posted 09.12.2012 | College

PASADENA, Calif. — At Caltech, where the laws of physics are understood, the rules of the NCAA apparently proved elusive. When the college spor...

NASA Video Tribute To Ray Bradbury

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.07.2012 | Home

In November 1971, authors Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke joined scientists Carl Sagan and Bruce Murray for a panel discussion at Caltech. The occas...

Cara Santa Maria

My Evening With Stephen Hawking

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

Stephen rarely does public talks anymore. When he does, he draws an impressive crowd. And most of the people sitting in those seats are unaware of the effort that goes into composing the script he will follow over the course of the evening.

These Are The Best & Worst Colleges For Your Money

Posted 04.19.2012 | College

College costs a lot, and no one wants to waste four or five years going deep in debt and not get anything for their money. Payscale has extensive d...

The 15 Geekiest Colleges

Posted 02.21.2012 | College

Not every college is tailored toward the student who grew up wearing sweater vests and obsessing over their new TI-83 calculator. However, there a...

Science Serving Society

Jean-Lou Chameau | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Jean-Lou Chameau

The excitement engendered by exploration, innovation and science is tremendous -- and rarely quite as evident as when a rocket launches, bound for another planet.

Jazz, Math, Tech & Lyle Mays

Joseph Vella | Posted 02.19.2012 | Arts
Joseph Vella

One of the most intriguing events in jazz this year that went largely unnoticed was something that I accidentally stumbled upon.

Scientists Shatter Internet Speed Record

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology

Scientists and researchers have set a new Internet speed record by managing to transfer data at a sustained rate of 186 gigabits per second (Gbps), a ...

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...

Who Will Win the 2011 Solar Decathlon?

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Can a liberal education prepare you to compete in the Solar Decathlon? In the spirit of Emerson, "Self Reliance," from Middlebury, will be the only submission from a liberal arts school to the Department of Energy's architectural competition.

Caltech vs. Vince Lombardi

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ben Rosen

For the first time in the last 26 years, Caltech won a conference basketball game. A record 310-game losing streak -- longest ever in the United States by any sports team -- was broken.

College Team Wins First Conference Game Since 1985

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

PASADENA, Calif. — Caltech ended its 310-game conference losing streak in men's basketball Tuesday night, beating Occidental College 46-45 in it...

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

America Needs To Re-Energize Our Scientific Culture

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently endorsed a "Manhattan Project" approach to renewable energy research. Specifically, he urged the U.S...