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7 Unsung Space Innovators Who Boldly Went Where No Human Had Gone Before

Posted 10.23.2014 | Science

It only took us 200,000 years. In the 200,000 years of homo sapiens, we poked around down here a bit and then marched off our blue-quilted rock to...

How Ebola Spreads

Abby Norman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Abby Norman

If someone with Ebola sneezes and you get snot on your arm, then you have had direct contact with the virus. If someone sneezes in the room with you, and you do not get sneezed on directly, you wouldn't be exposed.

Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

OZY | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
OZY

Is your sofa bad for your health? A host of scientists and advocacy groups say the answer may be yes -- and some government officials may slowly be agreeing with them. The problem lies with fire-retardant chemicals in foam sofa cushions.

One Excellent Outcome from the Common Core

Vicki Cobb | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The protests over the Common Core Standards have been more about the destructive effects of testing to assess how we're meeting the Standards than about the actual Standards themselves.

VIDEO: Feathery Ryan Gosling, GOOP Bird Poop, and Why Everything You Think About Pigeons Is Wrong

Amanda McCall | Posted 10.22.2014 | Comedy
Amanda McCall

What do Ryan Gosling, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the Kardashian family have to do with pigeons? To find out WATCH "AMANIMALS: Pigeon Edigeon" and learn the incredible truth about New York's most hated resident and the only charity that helps save them.

3 Things You Can Literally Learn In Your Sleep

Business Insider | Erin Brodwin | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

If someone suggested you play music or light a scented candle while you slept to better remember what you learned earlier in the day, you'd probably l...

Deciphering Monsoons in a Time of Drastic Changes

Sarah Casson | Posted 10.23.2014 | Science
Sarah Casson

The increasing irregularity of monsoons affects lives around the world. We do not know how climate change will affect monsoon behavior, but the best scientific hypotheses are that we may never return to a steady, dependable monsoon. Climate change may fatally break the ancient relationship between farmer and monsoon.

Amber Ferguson

These Republicans Prove You Don't Have To Be A Scientist To Have A Lot To Say About Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- There was a time when many Republican candidates would say that climate change wasn't real, or at least, wasn't being caused by human ...

Jack Fry's Triumphant Einstein! Premieres in Hollywood

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Shifting from autobiography to biography, Fry breathes fresh life into one of history's greatest minds (much like Val Kilmer's brilliant channeling of Mark Twain) with the funny, touching, and intimate, Einstein! at Hollywood's Lounge Theatre Fridays and Saturdays through November 22.

And Now for Some Good News!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Dr. Sten Odenwald

We think the world is more violent, uncaring and frightening than objective evidence shows it actually is.

Politicians Are No Scientists On Climate Change, But They're Happy To Give Medical Opinions On Ebola

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

"I'm not a scientist, but …" has become something of a cliché among politicians who want to weigh in on climate science without actually having to ...

Climate Change This Week: Driving Fast n' FREE on Solar, Record Rising Seas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The EV Revolution Is Here! Takeaways: If we covered the 800 million US parking spaces with solar panels, the output would be three times the US ...

Problem Solving Skills Needed Now

Alice Bean | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
Alice Bean

Just as I can't learn how to play basketball by watching people play basketball, students can't learn how to solve problems by watching others solve problems or talk about solving problems.

How to Become an Expert in the Field of Possibility

Anthony Meindl | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

The point is that you become empowered by doing. You end up feeling more excited about actually taking action than how it turns out, because you actually start participating in your own life.

Brain Zapping for Weight Loss

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Here's a prediction: It's only a matter of time before people start zapping their brain to shed weight. In the last few years, electrical brain stimul...

Look Up. Help NASA Do #SkyScience

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

Anyone passing by must have thought I was a bit nutty standing in the road and gazing into the sky on a Tuesday afternoon, but it was all for scienc...

In Defense Of Science

Jonathan Bines | Posted 10.16.2014 | Science
Jonathan Bines

In human history, no practice has more profoundly advanced human understanding of the natural world than that of science. So it seems tragic, in the year 2014, that science should require a defense (by a comedy writer, no less).

Want To Train Your Brain To Feel More Compassion? Here's How

Fast Company | Helen Weng | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

Many of us know that if we want to become more physically healthy, we can exercise. What if we want to improve our emotional health? Are there ways to...

Why I'm Kicking My Diet Coke Can to the Curb

Akhila Satish | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Akhila Satish

A study published earlier this month in Nature suggested, controversially, that noncaloric artificial sweeteners could induce glucose intolerance, typified by conditions such as pre-diabetes and diabetes. In other words, the chemicals we developed to cater to a diabetic market may in fact be causing diabetes.

Will ET Pray? Extrasolar Planets, Extraterrestrial Life, And Religion

David A. Weintraub | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
David A. Weintraub

Thinking about whether a particular set of religious practices or beliefs would make sense on a different planet might be a valuable exercise in understanding ourselves.

The Sun Shines Brightly on Solar Energy

Peter Getty | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Peter Getty

There is no such thing as power to spare in our world today, yet overconsumption continues, despite warnings and encouragement to cut down on electricity usage.

Rosenstiel School: The Leader in Atmospheric and Ocean Research

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Chris Komisarjevsky

On October 2, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami further solidified its academic and research leader...

Here's Why Pizza Tastes So Incredibly Good

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science

For pizza lovers, a good pie is a gift from the gods. But the explanation for why pizza tastes so good is rooted not in theology but in science--in th...

How Did We Become A Society Suspicious Of Science?

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Keith M. Parsons

There are many factors we could cite, but to discover the biggest reason, follow the big money.

Your Immortality

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

You may not live forever, but you can live a longer, healthier and more fulfilled life, and at the same time make this world a little better place in which to live.