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Inquiring Minds Want to Know! Attending the 2012 Cambridge Science Festival

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.30.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

While I'm incredibly sore that I couldn't be in New York today to see the Space Shuttle Enterprise arrive aboard NASA's carrier jet, living in Boston has allowed me to enjoy some first-rate experiences. The single luckiest event so far would have to be the Cambridge Science Festival.

THIS WEEKEND: See 'Supermoon' In Night Sky

Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 04/30/2012 02:02 PM EDT on SPACE.com Skywatchers take note: The biggest full moon of the year is due to arrive thi...

Want to Undermine Science in Public Policy? Start With Sex

Dr. Marty Klein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Science
Dr. Marty Klein

The facts about sexuality should not be trivialized into a matter of opinion. As Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but everyone is NOT entitled to their own facts.

Should Dow Get a Veto Over Government Scientists?

Andy Igrejas | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Andy Igrejas

An obscure Congressional hearing on Tuesday became a flashpoint in a very important conflict: the attempt by the chemical industry to gain a veto over the work of government scientists. This time, however, the scientists fought back.

Rodent Study Yields Surprise About 'Success' Of Rats, Mice

Posted 04.29.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/27/2012 05:21 PM EDT on LiveScience Rats and their close relatives, including mice, make ...

Physicists Report Discovery Of New Subatomic Particle

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

GENEVA -- European researchers say they have discovered a new subatomic particle that helps confirm our knowledge about how quarks bind – one of...

Pigeon Study Unlocks Secret Of Birds' Amazing Homing Skills

| Sarah C. P. Williams | Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

Release a pigeon thousands of kilometers from home, and it'll fly across seas, forests, or deserts to return. It's not sight or smell that allows thi...

Education Reform: Language and Technology vs. STEM

Mirla Gonzalez | Posted 06.27.2012 | College
Mirla Gonzalez

Today, a lot of attention and funding is given to STEM programs but the humanities, language acquisition in particular, deserves just as much attention.

LOOK: Odd, Giant Lava Spirals Found On Red Planet

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- A researcher has spotted lava flows shaped like coils of rope near the equator of Mars, the first time such geologic features have been...

WATCH: MIT Scientists Develop Miracle Material

Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/26/2012 05:00 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Tomorrow's world looks a bit brighter with MIT's new self-...

Sun-Like Star May Break Astronomical Record

Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 04/26/2012 05:29 PM EDT on SPACE.com A star already known to host five alien planets may actually be home to a whopping...

Embracing The Intuitive AND The Analytical

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

A study has just come out that argues that analytical thinking weakens religious belief, while at the same time, intuitive thinking may strengthen religious feelings. So what does this mean for religion today?

In Defense of the Generalist

Carter Phipps | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Carter Phipps

This is not a world built for generalists. Even within individual disciplines, the drumbeat of specialization takes precedence over broader systems of knowledge.

LOOK: Tiny Shark's Belly Glows In The Dark

Posted 04.26.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 04/26/2012 11:41 AM EDT on LiveScience Tiny sharks about the size of a human hand have a...

The Natural Selection Of The Immortal Soul: A Thought Experiment

Evan Eisenberg | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Evan Eisenberg

How would creationists react if someone were to suggest that the survival of the soul after death, far from being ruled out by the theory of natural selection, might actually be predicted as a consequence of that theory?

WATCH: Tiny Medical Device Does Impressive Trick

| Jon Cartwright | Posted 04.26.2012 | Science

Good news for people who hate big needles: Researchers have invented a device that could allow diagnostics to be performed with just a single drop of...

How to Turn Drinking from One of Life's Pleasures to a Habit in Three Easy Steps

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 06.26.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

If you find yourself mired in habits, it might be best to work backwards and ask yourself, what is it I really want?

A Universe Without Purpose

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 06.26.2012 | Science
Lawrence M. Krauss

Does all of this prove that our universe and the laws that govern it arose spontaneously without divine guidance or purpose? No, but it means it is possible. And that possibility need not imply that our own lives are devoid of meaning.

Why Killed Off Big Carnivores? Scientists Offer Surprising New Theory

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Science

By Kate Wong The impact of Homo sapiens on the environment over the past few hundred years has been so profound that some scientists term this chapte...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is The Internet Changing Your Brain?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

2012-04-25-Screenshot20120425at3.31.27PM.jpgIs the internet bad for our brains? Is it affecting our ability to remember things, form meaningful relationships, or make decisions?

Scientists Solve Riddle Of Weird 'Black Mat' Formations

Posted 04.24.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/23/2012 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience What seemed like evidence of prehistoric cosmic impact...

Real Cause Behind Brain Freeze Discovered, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.24.2012 | Food

What's the real cause of brain freeze? You know -- the sharp, unpleasant sensation that follows eating ice cream too quickly. The reason behind it may...

When Presidents, Cowboys and Scientists Agree

Richard Alley | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Richard Alley

Parts of America are powered by technologies that Abraham Lincoln advocated more than a century and a half ago. But some in our country are weakened by failure to appreciate another, even more powerful idea that Lincoln also promoted.

WATCH: Astronaut Makes Mind-Boggling 'Antibubble' Aboard ISS

Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

The zero-gravity environment inside the International Space Station gives astronauts ample opportunity to have a little fun--as seen in this new space...

Correction: Climate Change Is a Fact

David Johnson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
David Johnson

If journalism can't help save the world, then why in the world should the world care about saving journalism -- at least this kind of journalism? Prove that you are smart enough to be trusted with the shield of humanity that you say you deserve.