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Cara Santa Maria

What Existed Before The Big Bang? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.18.2012 | Science

Why is there something rather than nothing? What existed before the Big Bang? How can everything we know to exist in the entire observable universe ha...

What Happened to the Astronauts-to-Be?

Hali Felt | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Hali Felt

The average American young person has grown up seeing the oh-aren't-you-precocious smile in response to her exuberant childhood career aspirations. Where does all of their childhood exuberance go?

Exploration: When The Technology Trail Runs Out

Lorie Karnath | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

It is clear that as science and technology continue to provide for an expanding set of resources, exploration is being transformed as never before.

Mars Rover Landing Could Be 'Blind' Due To Glitch

Posted 07.17.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 07/16/2012 05:48 PM EDT on WASHINGTON — NASA is just 20 days away from landing a car-size rover on Mars, bu...

Science And Tech: Not The Only Ways To Innovate

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.15.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Meredith Wade We’ve all heard the statistics: in 2009, America ranks 31st out of 65 nations for basic science skills and 23 out of 65 for bas...

WATCH: Touchy-Feely Fembot Shows Facial Expressions

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.16.2012 | Science

She gets amazed. She gets disgusted. She gets sad. And she's a robot--the so-called FACE robot designed by scientists at the University of Pisa in Ita...

The Secret To Science's Success

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Modeling has made humans what we are and our success as a species depends on learning to use them wisely.

The Climate Post: As Country Breaks Heat Record, Studies Analyze Climate Connection

Tim Profeta | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. still fared poorly on energy efficiency rankings. The American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy used 27 metrics to calculate the ninth-place ranking among 12 major economies.

Cara Santa Maria

On Science And Religion: A Buddhist Monk's Perspective | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.16.2012 | Science

As an atheist, I do not believe in god. Neither does Dr. Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who earned his PhD in cellular genetics and currently lives ...

WATCH: Higgs Boson & Mass, Explained By MinutePhysics

Posted 07.16.2012 | Science

Following CERN's big Higgs boson announcement, the popular YouTube channel MinutePhysics released a short and sweet video explaining the standard mode...

PHOTOS: New Look At Saturn's Spectacular Rings

Posted 07.15.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 07/13/2012 04:24 PM EDT on The dazzling rings of Saturn are taking center stage in amazing new pictures snapp...

Cheese Magazine To Mark Bittman: Don't Be A Weasel

culture magazine | Posted 09.12.2012 | Food
culture magazine

In last Saturday's New York Times, Mark Bittman tells the story of his heartburn, and how quitting dairy helped him lick a lifelong case of acid reflux.

What Science Says About Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Posted 07.13.2012 | Science

By: Remy Melina Published: 07/13/2012 09:01 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries The number 13 is synonymous with bad luck. It's considered unlucky to...

How to Make Love to a Boson

Mark Morford | Posted 09.11.2012 | Science
Mark Morford

The more "essential" the truth, the more quickly the meaning of that truth slips and dances away, failing ever more fantastically to capture what's really going on. We think we're drilling down, when in fact there is nowhere to go but out.

Titanoboa's Supersized Lunch

Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 07/12/2012 09:37 AM EDT on LiveScience A newfound giant turtle that lived 60 million yea...

"That's What Your Son Does for a Living"

A. Siegel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

Here I am the head of a climate-change non-profit and my own mother wasn't connecting the dots.

U.S. Military Rocket Plane Will Go HOW Fast?

Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 07/11/2012 10:49 AM EDT on The U.S. military aims to fly a full-scale rocket plane at 20 times the speed ...

Hot Enough For You, George?

Floyd Elliot | Posted 09.10.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

I don't know climate science, and I have no ability or right to interpret the data -- and neither does George Will, whose offhand comment about how hot it was in central Illinois when he was a boy proves nothing.

Opinion: Engineers Aren't Smarter Than English Majors

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Meredith Wade There are a million different types of intelligence, most of which are pretty difficult to quantify. Shocking, I know. But it’s ...

WATCH: What Is This Clam REALLY Doing?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

Most clams that wind up in the kitchen are there to be eaten, not to eat. But a recent viral video appears to show a clam lapping salt up off a table-...

Ensuring that Investments Add Up to Big Improvements in STEM Learning

Linda Rosen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Linda Rosen

For too long, big investments have not added up to big improvements in STEM learning. We hope the STEMworks Database can help change that equation.

Cara Santa Maria

Alan Turing: His Mind, His Life (Part II) | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

2012-07-09-Screenshot20120709at1.36.03PM.jpgRemembering the mathematician and logician Alan Turing on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Asteroid Named For Gay Rights Pioneer Frank Kameny

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- A Canadian amateur astronomer has named an asteroid he discovered after U.S. gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who died last year in Wash...

The Givers: Alan Alda Plays With Fire! An Exclusive Interview

Marlo Thomas | Posted 09.09.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

When most people think of Alan Alda, a smile of recognition comes to their faces because they recall the hundreds of memorable roles that he's played.

WATCH: 'MRI' Of Sun Yields Big Surprise

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

The sun isn't going to start having health problems for another few billion years, but that didn't stop a team of scientists from giving it a stellar ...