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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.

This 12-Year-Old Invented A Robot That Could Help End Malaria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

David Cohen understands that mosquitoes aren't just pesky annoyances -- they're global killers, too. That's why the 12-year-old from Dallas invent...

Climate Change This Week: The Walrus Sings, Renewables Rising, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Altaeros Energies is developing turbine-equipped tubular helium balloons that float up to 2,000 feet in the air to capture wind energy. (From Altaero...

Future Pastors Will Get Science Training With This New $1.5 Million Grant

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Responding to a real or perceived gap between science and faith, 10 U.S. seminaries will receive a combined $1.5 million in grants to include sc...

Innovations in Science: Managing the 'Billions and Billions' of the Data Deluge

Olivier Dumon | Posted 10.10.2014 | Science
Olivier Dumon

It's pretty safe to say that, unless you've been living in a cave for the past 10 years, your daily actions and behavior have contributed to big data ...

100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

Scott Hobbs | Posted 10.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Hobbs

Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.

King of the Netherworld: James Cameron Plunges Into the Real Abyss

Doron Weber | Posted 10.09.2014 | Science
Doron Weber

While there were no purple leviathans or Loch Ness monsters, Cameron found more than 60 new microbial species and took enough images, observations and DNA samples to keep marine biologists, geologists and cosmologists busy for months.

What Does It Feel Like When Your Plane Gets Hit By Lightning?

Quora | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Quora

I was seated just behind the first embarkation/disembarkation door on a 747-300. This was a window seat. The plane was relatively void of passengers, as this was a flight that had been delayed by more than 6 hours.

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.

Civic Science -- Renewing the link between science and democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
Harry Boyte

Science is not value neutral. It depends on democratic values of cooperation, free inquiry, and a commonwealth of knowledge.

Thinking Outside the Lucite Box: A Case for Experiential Education

Ben Klasky | Posted 10.08.2014 | Education
Ben Klasky

By breaking outside of the traditional classroom environment, teachers can help new lessons and new leaders emerge.

1 In 7 of Us Are Carrying the Malaria Parasite

Cameron Conaway | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

How do we make malaria fashionable? That's the question malariologists, global health professionals, fundraisers and activists have been asking themselves ever since. Clearly numbers alone do not sway public interest.

Are You Afraid to Be Alone? Good News: You're Not

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Why do most people hate being alone with their thoughts? Pain. When you feel physical or psychological pain you instinctively move away from it. However, when you feel emotional pain there's nowhere to go. Instead you may try to escape by distracting yourself with your cellphone.

Why Are Adults Left Out of Hands-On Science Learning?

Marcos Stafne | Posted 10.10.2014 | Science
Marcos Stafne

A struggle I have with trying to learn science as an adult is that it's often a solitary activity. Working in a children's museum, I'm constantly trying to promote interactive science experiences for kids, but outside museums I haven't found consistent hands-on opportunities for adults to deepen my understanding of science.