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'Invisible' Purple Communities

Mary McDaniel Cail | Posted 08.28.2014 | Fifty
Mary McDaniel Cail

What a different world it would be for people whose lives have been upended by Alzheimer's disease if they felt the support of everyone, friends and strangers alike.

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Health Agencies Accused Of Intimidating Their Watchdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-level government officials at the top federal health agencies placed inappropriate pressure on their own watchdog agency, a new rep...

The Global Search for Education: Can I Have a Hammer?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We need to let kids discover the problems they want to solve, like Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey or 15-year-old Jack Andraka who created the pancreatic ca...

Why Facts Matter: Science Is Not an Opinion

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The distinction between weather and climate becomes critical in understanding global warming. Think of weather as a single datum point and climate as a large collection of those data. Better yet, think of weather as a one-night stand. Then climate would be raising the kid resulting from that night for the next two decades.

What If It Was Your Child, Senator Reid?

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

What Congress fails to understand is that they are actively playing with and impacting real people's lives. They are putting lives at risk all for politics. And face it, each party is responsible.

STEM Education = Scientific Success

Elizabeth Marincola | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education
Elizabeth Marincola

Yesterday I watched as the world's top young high school scientists, researchers and innovators took home more than $3 million in awards. Each of these competing students are a force for profound good.

Rebuilding The Evangelical Mind Requires Courage

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.03.2012 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Evangelical Christians have been shedding their "fundamentalist baggage" and reclaiming a place within deeper traditions of Christian learning and at the table of American cultural life.

Tom Friedman and Steve Jobs: Situational Versus Sustainable Values

Brent Green | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty
Brent Green

We may be experiencing difficult times, but our problems run deeper and wider than the actions or non-actions of a single generation.

Why Evangelicals Are Fooled Into Accepting Pseudoscience

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

So why have evangelicals been so ready to reject the generally accepted conclusions of the scientific community on climate change? It has nothing to do with climate science per se.

Changing The Language Of Science And Faith

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Christians in the conversation about origins are invested in their positions and perceive that much is at stake for their faith. But there is much more that is not at stake for their faith.

Darwinism And The Problem Of Evil

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

I am not sure that the problem of evil can be solved. I am with the chap in the Brothers Karamazov who said that even if everything is good in the end, the cost is not worth it.

America's Ongoing War on Evolution: A Christian's Lament

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Anti-evolution in America is big business. Polls reveal widespread opposition to evolution in America that shows no sign of abating

Is There a Genie in the Genome?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

My own hope for genomic advances lingers. But at its best, that hope was and is a small flicker in comparison to the luminous promise of lifestyle.

Why It's So Hard for Scientists to Believe in God

Big Think | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health interviewed on faith and science: Faith in its perspective is really asking a differ...

NIH OKs First Stem Cell Lines On Tax-Paid Research

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Scientists can start using taxpayer dollars to do research with 13 batches of embryonic stem cells and the government says dozens m...

Obama Awards National Technology, Science Medals

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama linked scientific discovery to helping the struggling economy Wednesday as he honored those who invented bat...

Practicing Science -- With or Without Religion?

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

The problem for the working scientist is that the essence of science is a self-conscious and mandatory objectivity -- which means dogma and doctrine are essentially antithetical.

10 Books to Read in 2010

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

While we wait for the final verdict on the future of print, take a look at the following ten books that I read and enjoyed in 2009. They'll still be around for you to enjoy in 2010.

NIH Director Francis Collins Blames Resignation Of Top Health Official From Autism Panel On "Tension And Lack Of Trust"

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Dr. Landis resigned from the IACC on Saturday after the Age of Autism blog published handwritten notes - assumed to be written by Dr. Landis - speculating on the motives of an autism mother and IACC member.

Francis Collins and the Challenge of the NIH

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Dr. Collins has an unparalleled perspective on the nature of genetics and genomics, subjects that are the basis of a powerful new paradigm fueling collaborations among medical researchers.

Francis Collins, Obama's Pick For NIH Chief

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is choosing an influential scientist who helped unravel the human genetic code _ and is known for finding co...

Win a Trip to Davos

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Sawyers

The person who submits the best video will be invited, all expenses paid, to attend the annual Davos meeting as a "citizen reporter" and post coverage of the discussions on YouTube.