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The Trippy Briliance of Slow-Mo Neil deGrasse Tyson

Posted 03.18.2014 | Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson is even awesome in slow motion -- especially when he chuckles and names the colors, as in this clip going viral on YouTube. If...

I'm With Stupid: Life, the Universe, Tupac and Everything

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

So I'm not sure about you, but I don't think this idea of the universe as a hologram -- since I don't believe it -- is going to have much effect on my day-to-day life.

10 Scientists Who Risked Their Lives For Their Research

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Science

What risks would you take in the name of science? Would you keep late hours in the lab, and risk alienating your loved ones? Would you work with toxic...

Famous Physicist Was WAY Weirder Than You Ever Knew

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.01.2013 | Science

Isaac Newton today is venerated as one of the greatest scientists who ever lived -- the father of classical mechanics and co-creator of calculus. But ...

A Jeffersonian Approach to Innovation: Blending Science, the Arts, and Cultural Understanding in the Information Age

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

The sheer range and depth of Jefferson's intellectual pursuits also distinguish him as one of America's most accomplished innovators. How did Jefferson innovate, and what can today's leaders do to apply his brand of ingenuity in the Information Age?

Physicists Make Breakthrough On Centuries-Old Problem

| Posted 03.11.2013 | Science

By Jon Cartwright It's the sort of abstract puzzle that keeps a scientist awake at night: Can you predict how three objects will orbit each other i...

Newtonian Principles of the Heart

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

"Pain: give yourself a name! Call yourself contrition, avarice, or blame." (Switchfoot, "Daisy," Nothing Is Sound) Or, call yourself Love. Interestin...

Joseph Wright of Derby: Painter of Accessible Science

Mario Livio | Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts
Mario Livio

The paintings of Joseph Wright, called the "painter of light" by one of his biographers, provide a breathtaking chronicle of early scientific "outreach" activities.

PHOTOS: This Week In Science History

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

It'll be a busy week in science history. This week sees the 75th anniversary of one of the most talked-about aviation mysteries ever--and that's just ...

Choose Your Intellectual Role Model

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Nick Kolakowski

For aspiring intellectuals, a role model proves all the pondering and toil can (against all odds) end in recognition, validation, and triumph.

The Large, the Small, and How to Connect Them

Mario Livio | Posted 08.26.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

In order to unify the theory of the large -- general relativity -- with the theory of the small -- quantum mechanics -- physicists had to examine the properties of spacetime on the tiniest scales. And here is where the problem arose.

16-Year-Old 'Genius' Didn't Actually Solve 350-Year-Old Riddle Posed By Newton

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

It was widely reported by the media last month that 16-year-old Shouryya Ray had solved a problem first posed by Sir Isaac Newton over 350 years ago t...

'Genius' Teen Cracks Isaac Newton Puzzle That Stumped Mathematicians For 350 Years

Posted 07.20.2012 | Education

Shouryya Ray, a 16-year-old German student, has cracked a puzzle that has stumped mathematicians since Sir Isaac Newton first posed the problem more t...

Cara Santa Maria

A Real-Life Doctor Frankenstein? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.16.2012 | Science

2012-05-16-Screenshot20120516at3.52.36PM.pngGiovanni Aldini may not be a household name, but his contributions to science cannot be ignored. Neither can his macabre demonstrations of the power of electricity on the human body.

Isaac Newton Confessed 48 Sins: You Won't Believe #13

Posted 01.07.2012 | Science

Isaac Newton discovered the laws of gravity, revolutionized optics and co-invented calculus, but as a teenager he saw himself as a sinner. Brain Pi...

PHOTOS: 10 Of The Most Fascinating Thought Experiments

Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Thought experiments are meant to illustrate a scientific or philosophical point without having to do the dirty work of an actual experiment. You m...

Renowned Scientist's Work Gets A New Home

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology

LONDON -- The University of Cambridge says it is posting almost all of Isaac Newton manuscripts to the Internet. The university said Monday it is lau...

Physics, Porn, and Personal Responsibility: Isaac Newton's Laws Applied

Bethany St. James | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Bethany St. James

Every action has a consequence. If we go against the actual laws of physics, why are we surprised when the result is less than satisfactory?

Should Obama Show His School Transcripts?

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Bernard Starr

Once again Trump is demanding proof -- this time he wants to inspect Obama's school transcripts. Should we be concerned? I think not.

The Dangers Of Believing In Parallel Worlds

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Big Ideas, such as Einstein's relativity, are tremendous achievements in science. All the same, Big Ideas have a way of filtering into popular culture, where they sometimes mutate and do harm.

First Nighter: Young Women Behave Badly in Bachelorette and So Does Bachelorette

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Now at Second Stage Uptown we're given 29-year-old Leslye Headland's Bachelorette, which takes place in a hotel room the night before a wedding.

It Took 99 Years For Anyone To Notice That The Oxford English Dictionary Was Wrong

AOL | Terence Neilan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Oxford English Dictionary got it wrong, and it took 99 years before anyone noticed. Siphons don't work, it turns out, because of atmospheric pres...

Can You Change the Past?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The sum of the matter is this: physical reality begins and ends with the observer. We cannot go beyond the observer with our concepts of space and time.

Newton's Apples On Google Logo: Animated Doodle Celebrates Sir Isaac Newton's Birthday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google is honoring Sir Isaac Newton with it's first animated logo design on the English scientist and thinker's birthday. Newton was born 367 years ag...

Climategate In Perspective, Featuring Isaac Newton

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Climate conspriricists pounced at the opportunity to draw grandiose conclusions from the illegal hacking of private emails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit.