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'Psychopathic' President Study Produces Surprising Results

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

Lack of guilt, fearlessness and interpersonal dominance -- that may sound like a description of a high-powered executive or politician, but it's actua...

Ebola Outbreak Could Soon Reach Deadly Tipping Point

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Science

KINSHASA, Sept 13 (Reuters) - An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo risks spreading to major towns if not brough...

Cara Santa Maria

Redhead Genetics: What Does The Future Hold?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

Happy Roodharigendag (that's Redhead Day in Dutch). It's a summer festival that takes place the first weekend in September in the Netherlands. This ye...

Scientists See Snow On Mars (And It's Not Made Of Water)

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

Earth wasn't the only planet that was pounded with snow this past winter. New data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates that the Red Planet ...

Math World Abuzz With Claims Of 'Astounding' Solution

Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 09/11/2012 09:17 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A Japanese mathematician claims to have the proof for the ABC c...

Look: Awesome NASA Photo Compares Massive Fiery Filament With Earth's Circumference

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.12.2012 | Science

On Aug. 31, a massive filament of super-heated plasma exploding out from the sun and into outer space was captured in photos and film collected by NAS...

'Princess Scientists' Stir Controversy

Posted 09.11.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 09/10/2012 11:48 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Whenever Erika Ebbel Angle shows up w...

Politician: 'Why Not Try To Build A Big Station On The Moon?'

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Science

By Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia should set itself the "super goal" of building a large base on the Moon it could use t...

Scientists, Visionaries Gather To Plan Ambitious Space Program

Posted 09.10.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 09/10/2012 10:14 AM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists, visionaries, entertainers and the public will gather in Houston th...

Ancient Mars Was Covered In WHAT?

Posted 09.10.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 09/10/2012 11:04 AM EDT on SPACE.com In the past decade, astronomers have observed clay materials on Mars that see...

Cara Santa Maria

Can Animals Tell Right From Wrong?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.10.2012 | Science

As young children, most of us are taught right from wrong. Growing up, we were encouraged to say "please" and "thank you," and to play fairly. As we a...

India's 100th Space Mission Blasts Off

AP | Posted 09.09.2012 | Science

NEW DELHI, India -- India's national space organization has marked its 100th mission by launching French and Japanese satellites. The Indian Space Re...

Study Of Bizarre Deep-Sea Creatures Yields Big Surprise

Posted 09.06.2012 | Science

By: Trevor Stokes, LiveScience Contributor Published: 09/06/2012 07:26 AM EDT on LiveScience From glowing coral to shrimp that vomit light-making ...

An Appreciation of Neil Armstrong: The Coolest. Dude. Ever.

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science
Mark W. Schleisner

In the history of humankind, only one person has a bio that includes "first on the moon": Neil Armstrong. And was he ever the right person for the job!

Cara Santa Maria

Resurrecting The Wooly Mammoth

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.06.2012 | Science

Should the woolly mammoth be resurrected? Is it even possible? And if so, is it ethical? Why did they go extinct in the first place? And what would be...

First U.S. Manned Spacecraft Lands WHERE?

Posted 09.05.2012 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 09/05/2012 07:52 AM EDT on SPACE.com Freedom 7, NASA's first spacecraft to launch an astronaut into space, has ...

New Genome Guidebook Solves Mystery Of 'Junk' DNA

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science

* 'Junk' DNA runs the genes, $196 million international study finds * Project offers 'guidebook to the human genome' * ...

Astronauts Headed Into Cave System To Train For Missions

Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/04/2012 02:43 PM EDT on SPACE.com An international team of astronauts will go underground this week, using a Med...

Jacqueline Howard

What Does Addiction Have To Do With The Three Strikes Law?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles

In some parts of America, marijuana possession may land you in jail for life. That was the case for Cornell Hood, a New Orleans man who was sentenced ...

Cara Santa Maria

Why Do Men Have Nipples?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.04.2012 | Science

Why do men have nipples? That strange bodily question has baffled so many that it even has become the title of a book by Mark Leyner and Billy Goldber...

Ambitious Space Mission Gets Major Vote Of Confidence

Posted 09.03.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/02/2012 08:53 AM EDT on SPACE.com A Dutch company that aims to land humans on Mars in 2023 as the vanguard of a pe...

DNA From Bone Chip, Teeth Yields Detailed Image Of Extinct Humans

Posted 08.31.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 08/30/2012 02:05 PM EDT on LiveScience The genome of a recently discovered branch of extinct...

WOW: Ailing Space Telescope Hits Black Hole Jackpot

Posted 08.30.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 08/29/2012 02:50 PM EDT on SPACE.com A jackpot of previously unknown black holes across the universe has been disc...

'It's Nice To See Some Martian Soil On Our Wheels'

AP | Posted 08.30.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- The Mars rover Curiosity is hitting the road. It headed east Tuesday, driving 52 feet toward a spot where it will use its robotic arm ...

FRIDAY: Last Chance To View 'Blue'-tiful Sky Event Till 2015

Posted 08.30.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/29/2012 08:31 AM EDT on LiveScience Your last chance to see a blue moon until 2015 ...