iOS app Android app

Experiment

Embracing the Culture of Experimentation

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 09.17.2013 | Good News
Dylan Ratigan

Evolution lies in deciding not just to act, but to do so in a visible and integrity-driven manner in an environment laden with choices -- some good and many bad. These choices and our decision to choose can bring about the type of evolution that human beings are uniquely capable of enacting.

Who's Smarter? Dogs vs Cats (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

So, to find out which pet is smarter, dog or cat, This vs That joined forces with dozens of the cutest dogs and cats along with Dr. Aaron Blasidell, the head of UCLA's Animal Cognition Lab and conducted a series of dynamic and interactive experiments.

Does Pushing the 'Walk' Button Do Anything? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology
Jon Hotchkiss

We've all seen the person who fidgets impatiently at a crosswalk while pressing the "walk" button. That scene is immediately proceeded by a similar one: That of another guy who just witnessed the zillion button pushes who then pushes the button a few more times.

Revealed: Best Way to Pour a Coke (Video)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

Turns out there are quite a few scientific factors at work that will determine whether your Coke goes flat upon pouring or remains refreshingly carbonated.

Which Cup Keeps Coffee Hotter... Longest? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.31.2013 | Taste
Jon Hotchkiss

From cheap styrofoam to ceramic to expensive bone China to plastic and even 20-dollar thermoses, everyone who drinks coffee has their favorite "Caffeine Delivery Vehicle." And yet one question lingers: Which cup keeps the planet's favorite drink hotter... longest?

WATCH: A Chemistry Lab Fireball Makes It 'Rain'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.24.2013 | Science

A high school chemistry experiment involved shooting fireballs up at the ceiling near the sprinkler system. Just guess what happened next -- and the c...

"Fearless Philanthropy: Reaching Out, Taking Risks and Achieving More": A Conversation with Jean Case

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

I had a chance to talk with Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, about their commitment to make big bets, innovate, learn from failure, collaborate and do it all with a sense of urgency.

Operation Puppy: Can Pictures of Puppies Help You Learn?

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Van Edwards

Could I convince my husband that watching Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl is essential for my workday? Or that my impulsive visits to LOLCats are actually productive, not a complete utter waste of life and brain power like I had once thought?

The Truth About Lying

Lisa Haisha | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

The fact is that not all lies are bad, and there really is a time to lie. I'd even go so far as to say that a little lying can be healthy. As Lord Byron once said, "What is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade."

BOOM: Classroom Science Experiment Is Spectacular

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

What happens when you combine a garbage bin, liquid nitrogen and 1,500 ping pong balls? Before you find out, University of Plymouth chemistry professo...

WATCH: Volcano Engulfs Trash

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green

Forget about piling garbage into a landfill. It seems an active volcano is the latest dumping ground for human waste. In a video posted on LiveLeak...

Bodyscapes (PHOTOS)

Hans Proppe | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Hans Proppe

2012-05-10-bodyscapes.jpg I like abstracting the human figure in images. No faces, no hands, no feet that tend to work against the abstraction of curves and lines.

Alan Alda Seeks 11-Year-Olds For Science Contest

Posted 03.03.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/02/2012 03:30 PM EST on LiveScience As an 11-year-old, future actor Alan Alda asked his...

Sperm Scientists Test Odd Approach To Male Contraceptive

Posted 01.30.2012 | Science

Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer First Published 01/29/2012 07:44 PM EST Two 15-minute tickles could be the future of...

Making Peace with 9/11

Claire Amber | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Claire Amber

I'm sure you remember this image vividly: the twin towers of the World Trade Center in flames, the two jets having crashed into them after being hijac...

Can Fear of Embarrassment Kill You?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margaret Heffernan

The other day I was in a car with my daughter, being driven by a friend who, because the journey was long, fit in a conference call. I sat frozen in my seat. What could I do?

Lessons For US Economic Policy From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The abrupt and miserable end of the socialist experiment--it all happened so fast, with East Germany getting absorbed into West Germany on Oct. 3, 199...