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Women In STEM Begins With Girls In STEM: 7 Ways to Support A Generation Of Scientific Young Women

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Representing women in technology and science begins with raising girls to become a part of those fields.

Are You a Morning Person?

Lydia Loizides | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Lydia Loizides

At Talentedly, we love the science behind everything. So it is only natural that we wanted to dig deeper into the science of this month's theme: inspi...

How Financially Literate Is the Investing Public?

David H. Bailey | Posted 07.29.2014 | Money
David H. Bailey

Many workers are now directly responsible for their financial well-being. Most individual investors are not sufficiently well-informed on financial matters, and thus often make less-than-optimal choices in managing their retirement.

ETI, Satan and Salvation: An Alien in My Church Pew

Leona Foxx | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Leona Foxx

I'd welcome an alien in my church pew any Sunday, as an astrobiologist who is also a pastor. However, none have shown up as yet.

Do You See the Universe Clearly?

David J. Eicher | Posted 07.28.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

If you use your intuition, believe what others tell you on first blush, or simply try to calculate your way to conclusions, probably not. If you view the world empirically, watching as numerous observations and experiments put together conclusions, then yes, you see the world as a scientist.

StemCells, Inc., and the Quest for a Cure

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Don C. Reed

For the people of StemCells, Inc., one of the most respected stem-cell companies in America, the work they do is more than just a job. They are fighti...

Civil Rights Clash: Transhumanists Prepare to Challenge an Anti-Cryonics Law in Canada

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

British Columbia has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale of services for cryonics. The stage is being set for a civil rights clash. Cryonicists say they will challenge the law in court, citing it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal of trying to live indefinitely.

Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Enjoy the Show: Learn More After 'Sharknado 2'

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 07.28.2014 | Science
Dr. Ellen Prager

Hollywood blockbusters are not science documentaries nor do they pretend to be, they are pure entertainment that recognizes the interest and fascination people have with nature, natural disasters, and the Earth.

Brazil To Unleash Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

IFLScience | Justine Alford | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

When you think about the deadliest animal in the world, what immediately springs to mind? Sharks? Hippos? Crocodiles? While these animals may look...

What to Do When Your Food Glows in the Dark

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Perhaps it's an exaggeration to say our food glows in the dark, although I'm not entirely sure. But whether or not they actually phosphoresce, these products are indeed designed to glow. The glowing in question, however, occurs within the dark confines of our skulls.

Female Trainees In The Sciences Report Harassment And Assault

Julienne Rutherford | Posted 07.29.2014 | Science
Julienne Rutherford

Our main findings -- that women trainees were disproportionately targeted for abuse, and that targets generally felt they had few avenues to report or resolve these problems -- suggest that at least some science field sites are neither safe nor inclusive.

Michio Kaku: The Art & Mysteries of the Conscious Mind

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
One World with Deepak Chopra

Theoretical physicists are not known for their rock star appeal. Scientists are not inherently cool by our modern standards because so often the average person does not understand what it is they do.

How To Chill A Bottle Of Wine Faster

Food52 | Posted 07.24.2014 | Taste
Food52

Your wine will be cool in roughly 10 minutes. In the meantime, distract your guests with charades.

So, This Is What It's Like To Live On Mars

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science

If you took a six-month or two-year (or maybe even a one-way) trip to Mars, what would your life really be like once you land? How would you exercise?...

8 Ways Your Science Degree Is Making You a Better Parent

Sarah Gilbert | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Sarah Gilbert

Engineering: Knowing how to install a car seat and feel confident about it, because tensile strength. Chemistry: Knowing that an unstirred cocktail will get me drunk faster, because viscosity.

STEM Alone Is Not Enough

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

If one does a general Google search for STEM, there will be more than 60 million results. If you narrow the search to STEM education news, more than 70,000 articles will appear for the past year alone.

Why is STEM Still a Four-Letter Word for Women? Seven Leaders Weigh In

Ravishly | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Women are notably under-represented in the fields of Math, Science, Engineering and Tech. Only 5.5 percent to 22.3 percent of civil, industrial, chemical and mechanical engineers are women, and they represent just a quarter of the workforce involved with computer and mathematical sciences.

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

Summer's Culture of Ignorance

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Things often get crazy during an American summer. It was during the summer months, after all, that the Tea Party emerged. Maybe summer gives people ...

Life After Prozac: New Fronts in the Fight Against Depression

Christopher King | Posted 07.18.2014 | Science
Christopher King

The year 1988 saw the U.S. release of the antidepressant Prozac. Within two years, the compound became not only the most prescribed drug in the world ...

Lifestyle Medicine and the Parable of the Tiny Parachute

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A commentary was published last month on the blog site of the prestigious British Medical Journal telling us, in essence, that lifestyle medicine is ineffective. Specifically, it said that screening for chronic disease risk factors in the general population, and addressing them with lifestyle counseling in the clinical setting, is of no value.

Think Horses, Not Unicorns-- A Message to People Who Have Bought the Republican Lie on Climate Change

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In medicine there's a saying, "When you hear hoof beats, think of horses not zebras." Whatever's going on is far more likely to be the usual than the extraordinary.

Now Is the Time to Equip the Next Generation of STEM Leaders and Innovators

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

Not only are they embarking on careers that will lead to innovative developments in American industries, but this new class of scholarship recipients is evolving the face of STEM. Half are the first in their family to attend college. More than half are female. And minorities make up the majority.

A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.