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Rob Dunbar: Discovering Ancient Climates in Oceans and Ice

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
TEDTalks

2010-09-13-ted.jpg Rob Dunbar's hunt for data on our climate from 12,000 years ago is vital in setting baselines for fixing our current climate.

Hawking and the Multiverse

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Victor Stenger

Thanks to Stephen Hawking's notoriety, at least more people will now have heard that science has plausible answers to how the universe came about naturally without the need for a creator.

Planetary Watch: Microbes Share the Load

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

If we keep using the same antibiotic, the bugs become resistant to it and start causing havoc. The pharmaceutical folks have to head back to the lab to find a new killer antibiotic and the whole thing starts over again.

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Peter Backus -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

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Israeli Scientists Warn: Arabic Is "Hard for the Brain"

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

BBC News Online's Health division decided this week to cover an obscure article in an obscure academic journal which covers the important subject of the Arabic versus Hebrew language.

Addressing Climate Change: In Clean Energy We Trust

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

It's time for Americans to rise up and elect leaders who will lead us through this transition period to a healthy, economically robust nation, independent of foreign sources of energy.

Popular Science Books Become Popular

Telegraph | Tom Chivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate, yet we still don't know what much of it is made of. If I had to guess, I'd say that most of it...

European Science Programs Fall Victim To Austerity Cuts

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEYRIN, Switzerland -- Using a machine kept colder than space, scientists at the world's most ambitious international research facility are puzzling o...

How to Make an Impact in These Changing Times

Larry Bock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Larry Bock

The chance to make a difference -- the opportunity to leave things just a little better than the way we found them -- when you think about it, that's what really drives most of us throughout life.

Labor Day Lookouts: Beware of Nature-Loving Ticks

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Be careful as you venture out into nature this Labor Day Weekend. Watch out for nature-loving, disease-carrying ticks which can transmit Lyme disease.

Swimming Upstream: Mobilizing America to Problem-Solve Again

Larry Bock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Larry Bock

The USA Science and Engineering Festival is one sure-fire way to find new and effective ways to meet the challenge of motivating and invigorating the next generation of innovative young minds in technology.

Conservatives Killing Research That Could Potentially Save Millions of Americans

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

The U.S. District Court's August 23 injunction against President Obama's Executive Order expanding use of federal funds for stem cell research sets back research that can potentially help millions of Americans.

Redefining The Creation/Evolution Controversy

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The Clergy Letter Project, comprised of thousands of clergy members and scientists, demonstrates that religious leaders and scientists are not inherently at odds.

The Moral Landscape: Thinking About Human Values in Universal Terms

Sam Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sam Harris

If there are more and less effective ways for us to seek happiness and to avoid misery in this world -- and there clearly are -- then there are right and wrong answers to questions of morality.

WATCH: Inside An Antarctic Time Machine

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
TEDTalks

Science columnist Lee Hotz describes a remarkable project at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, where a hardy team are drilling into ten-thousand-year-old ice to extract vital data on our changing climate.

Why America's Economy Is on the Brink of Going Down the Tubes ... for Good

Eric Haseltine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Haseltine

The fundamental problem with America's economy is a decline in the capabilities and motivation of our workforce. True economic growth stems from innovation.

China Mieville Dishes Opinions On Monsters And Being A Geek

Wired Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an interview with Wired senior editor Adam Rogers, Miéville gives insights on how readers should approach The City & The City, a noir detective st...

Ignoring Scientific Errors

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Victor Stenger

It is not being rude or polemical to correct a public misunderstanding of a scientific theory. Einstein said he would never believe in a God who plays dice. Maybe God does after all, but the dice are loaded.

Outgrowing the Need for Gods: Life Lessons from a Priest

Gareth Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gareth Harris

Growing up means leaving behind not only the Tooth Fairy but also the Sky Daddy. Now we must assume our responsibility as spiritual adults and care for ourselves and what happens here, learning to risk for each other even our own lives.

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Jill Tarter -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Dr. Jill Tarter giv...

Cure mental illness by supporting these organizations

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

Anyone who's been reading the papers (or me) knows that the term 'mental illness' has now lost all meaning. As the psychiatric/pharmaceutical/healthca...

Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Absence

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Victor Stenger

We have countless examples where evidence for God should have been found, but was not. This absence of evidence is evidence of absence. It refutes the common assertion that science has nothing to say about God.

Laurie Santos: A Monkey Economy as Irrational as Ours

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
TEDTalks

A clever series of experiments in "monkeynomics" shows that some of the silly choices we make, monkeys make too.

New Superbug Gene Could Spread Worldwide, Doctors Warn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — People traveling to India for medical procedures have brought back to Britain a new gene that allows any bacteria to become a superbug,...

Eleventh researcher complains that the religious right distorted his work

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Yet another researcher is accusing religious right groups of misusing his work. John Horgan, a science journalist and Director of the Center for S...