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STHEM, Not STEM

William E. White | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
William E. White

Our students must understand that education is not about preparing them just for the workforce. Education should prepare them to be citizens of their communities, their states, and the nation.

WATCH: Ambitious Plan To Colonize Mars

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

Bored with talk about building a lunar colony? A Dutch startup that goes by the name Mars One says it will establish a colony on Mars by 2023, accordi...

Astronauts I Almost Met -- Attending the 2012 International Space Development Conference

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 08.04.2012 | DC
Zoe P. Strassfield

Last weekend, something very unusual happened -- I found myself in the right place at the right time. That was because the National Space Society was holding its 2012 International Space Development Conference right here in Washington, D.C., just a week after I'd moved in for my Congressional internship.

Math Solves Mystery Of Beer Brand's Sinking Bubbles

Posted 06.04.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 06/04/2012 01:31 PM EDT on LiveScience The mystery of why the bubbles in the legendary beer G...

Is Multiculturalism a Failed Experiment?

Garth Sundem | Posted 08.04.2012 | Science
Garth Sundem

German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently announced that the country's attempts to encourage multicultural harmony, with races living side-by-side, have "utterly failed." A recent article in the journal Science refutes this claim.

Faith, Hope and Reason

Phillip A. Ortiz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2012 | Science
Phillip A. Ortiz, Ph.D.

Why the laws of nature came to exist is an unknowable, but on the other hand how the laws of nature function is not only knowable but also important to know.

Cara Santa Maria

'Bad Astronomer' Phil Plait Talks Transit Of Venus

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.01.2012 | Science

2012-06-04-Screenshot20120604at1.07.39PM.jpgTomorrow is the big day. Time to dust off your eclipse glasses, binoculars and posterboard, or pinhole camera and witness the transit of Venus, a once in a lifetime event!

DOUBLE VISION: Would You Purchase This Two-Headed Baby Death Mask?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.04.2012 | Weird News

When you make your living selling bizarre items, it's hard to be shocked -- unless, of course, you're looking at the death mask of a two-headed baby. ...

Are You Still Renting Space in Plato's Cave?

Peter Baksa | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

Observe your thinking and be sure to evaluate this difference. Whatever we end up thinking becomes our reality.

Eight Astronomy Mysteries That Still Stump Scientists

Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/31/2012 02:13 PM EDT on SPACE.com The vastness of space and the puzzling nature of the cosmic objects that occup...

Do Dogs Feel Guilty? 'Scolding' Studies Yield Surprising Answer

| Jason G. Goldman | Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

“I walked into the house, and he was acting strange. I could tell he had done something wrong,” she told me. I pressed for further details. “His...

Civic Science -- Beyond the Knowledge Wars

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.31.2012 | College
Harry Boyte

Civic science builds on a rich history of efforts to translate scientific findings to real world settings, full of complexity, ambiguity, and open-endedness, where science cannot be "applied" in any linear or straightforward way.

American Head Size Is Changing; Scientists Unsure Why

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

Did the 20th century make us big-headed? Maybe so, since forensic anthropologists at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville found that white America...

Old Meteorite Reveals Clues In Red Planet Mystery

Posted 05.31.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/30/2012 01:17 PM EDT on SPACE.com A meteorite that fell to Earth more than 40 years ago is helping scientists un...

Cara Santa Maria

The Talk Nerdy To Me Guide To Animal Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

2012-05-31-Screenshot20120531at12.11.32PM.jpgI recently had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Los Angeles Zoo with animal "sexpert" Dr. Carin Bondar, the "biologist with a twist."

Death: Sacred, Necessary, Real

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 07.30.2012 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Everything we value is possible only because of death. We can no longer afford to remain ignorant of it; the cost is too high. Death is no less sacred than life.

Gruesome 'Vampire' Remains Spur Scientific Debate

Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/30/2012 10:07 AM EDT on LiveScience What may have been an exorcism of a vampire in Veni...

The Health of Science

Dr. Arturo Casadevall | Posted 07.29.2012 | Science
Dr. Arturo Casadevall

We call for nothing short of a major reformation of the scientific enterprise.

The Bottom Line: A Small 'Catch' in Recent Fisheries Coverage

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

I want to make an important distinction between catch limits and catch shares, a difference that has been inadequately explained by NOAA and has resulted in some understandable confusion.

Cara Santa Maria

My Evening With Stephen Hawking

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

Stephen rarely does public talks anymore. When he does, he draws an impressive crowd. And most of the people sitting in those seats are unaware of the effort that goes into composing the script he will follow over the course of the evening.

Encounter With Comet Bob: An Adventure at the New York City Center for Space Science Education

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 07.28.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

After dealing with a buildup of static electricity and a few other minor problems, an announcement suddenly flashed across the main TV screen -- an unknown object had been detected, on a collision course with the Spacecraft!

Scientists Find New Clue In Collapse Of Ancient Civilization

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

Maya history--and the civilization's "collapse"--continue to occupy the minds of archeologists. Some research points to a series of droughts as playin...

TONIGHT: Watch Moon, Mars Do Celestial Dance

Posted 05.28.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 05/27/2012 07:13 AM EDT on SPACE.com Monday evening will bring us a first quarter moon, offering U.S. skywatchers a chance ...

Famed Scientist Sounds Off On Evolution Debate's Future

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 02.24.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- Richard Leakey predicts skepticism over evolution will soon be history. Not that the avowed atheist has any doubts himself....

New Take On Needles Could Save Lives, Say Researchers

Posted 05.26.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 05/25/2012 10:57 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Getting a medical injection in the future should be much le...