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This Biomorphic Artwork Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

Elizabeth Simonson is a Minneapolis native who has been making science-based art for years. Last December, Simonson installed a "biomorphic, bead-base...

A Sort of Happy New Year for the New Science Budget

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

Considering how bad it could have been, science didn't fare all that poorly in the budget bill that President Obama signed on December 23.

Tom Coburn, Ignorance, And The Need For Scientific Communication

Jamil Zaki | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science
Jamil Zaki

The consensus as I've experienced as a researcher is that (1) ignorant political attacks will not affect our ability to get work done, and (2) it is not our job to help the public understand our work. I think both claims are wrong, and potentially dangerous to the future of science.

The Utterances of Hollywood Celebrities: Why We Need Better Science Truth Detectors

Larry Bock | Posted 03.11.2012 | Celebrity
Larry Bock

For segments of the population -- especially kids who are easily influenced by star role models -- celebrity statements and viewpoints (however misguided and unfounded they may be) are read with interest and often accepted without challenge.

Plans and Precommitment: 2012 in Space!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Here's a month-by-month listing of events I'm excited for in 2012.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Prejudice In The Brain: Can You Break Your Biased Habits? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.10.2012 | Science

2012-01-10-Screenshot20120110at10.39.16AM.pngHow do we choose who to call a friend? An enemy?

Going Beyond Planet Earth at the American Museum of Natural History

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.10.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

If you're in New York City before Aug. 12, I wholeheartedly recommend seeing Beyond Planet Earth.

One Way to Help Science: Become Republican

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 03.10.2012 | Science
Shawn Lawrence Otto

The only sure way to advance science in the White House next year is to have two science-friendly candidates on the ticket come November -- and that means actively pushing for one to win the Republican nomination.

Desperately Seeking a Macroeconomic Theory That Really Works

Pierre Whalon | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business
Pierre Whalon

We are all actors in some economy. What kind of actors is, of course, one perennial and very personal question. What kind of economy is the other perennial question.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Chimp Research: The Beginning Of The End? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.09.2012 | Science

2012-01-09-fjkdjfjdkfkdjfefd.jpgOther than the West African nation of Gabon, we are the only country in the entire world that still experiments on chimps.

God Particle And Santorum's Faith

José Fernando López | Posted 03.09.2012 | Latino Voices
José Fernando López

Does Santorum want an exodus of American scientists as the one suffered in Europe in the Second World War?

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: NASA Astronauts Answer YOUR Questions From SPACE | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science

2012-01-06-djfkdjfjeijfiifjdjfdfijeijfidjifjdifjidf.jpgToday I asked questions submitted by you to two astronauts whose answers were by turns insightful, hilarious, and awe-inspiring.

World's Lightest Material: What's Great About It?

Samita Mohanasundaram | Posted 01.06.2012 | Science
Samita Mohanasundaram

Imagine holding styrofoam in your hand. It's lightweight, right? Now imagine holding something 200 times lighter. Yes, researchers have created the world's lightest material -- the ultralight metallic microlattices.

PHOTOS: Removing The Logic From Biology In Imaginative Exhibition

Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

With her exhibition 'Bioillogical', Carol Es crafts test-tube-dwelling oddities that make diseases look bizarrely darling. As the exhibition title su...

PHOTOS: Self-Quantifying Patterns Track The Unique Patterns Of Ourselves

Posted 01.05.2012 | Arts

There are the quantifiable patterns of small things we do everyday: steps walked, time spent on the computer, amount of sleep, calories ingested, mood...

Zach Carter

Santorum's Catholic Problem | Zach Carter | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is a darling of the Christian right, and made a tremendous showing among evangelicals in the Iowa cauc...

Cara Santa Maria

What Would You Ask An Astronaut In Space? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

On Friday morning, I have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, thanks to our Innovations Editor here at The Huffington Post, Jake Bialer. I'll be sitting...

E=HP2: Welcome to HuffPost Science

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.06.2012 | Science
Arianna Huffington

I'm delighted to announce the launch of our newest section, HuffPost Science, a one-stop shop for the latest scientific news and opinion. From the farthest reaches of space to the tiniest cells inside our bodies, HuffPost Science will report on the world's greatest mysteries, most cutting-edge discoveries, and most thought-provoking ideas.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: In Vitro Meat | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

Would you eat a hamburger grown in a petri dish? How would you feel if your breakfast sausage came from the lab? Well, scientists are getting close to making this a reality.

PHOTOS: Exhibition Explores Shadows Between Art And Science

Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts

Science, in theory, exists to clarify the truth. Art shows us the beauty of the lie. In 'Dark Matters', an exhibition exploring the shadows between ar...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Can The Calendar Be Made More Logical? | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University and former deputy director of NASA's astrophysics division, is just the sort of pers...

Hawking: Women 'A Complete Mystery'

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Science

Stephen Hawking is a man who knows more about the universe and its inner workings than the rest of us mere mortals. This is the man who has battled...

"Scientific Development" and China's Leadership Transition

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The coming year will see China's leadership transition from a decade under President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to a new cadre of younger leaders.

Exploring 2012 And Questioning Prophesy

Lorie Karnath | Posted 03.05.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

Exploration requires the willingness to venture not only beyond recognized boundaries, but beyond pre-conceived notions or established convention.

Intelligent Design Is Dead: A Christian Perspective

Paul Wallace | Posted 03.03.2012 | Religion
Paul Wallace

For a person of faith, Intelligent Design is not just an unnecessary choice; it is a harmful one. It reduces God to a kind of holy tinkerer. It locates the divine in places of ignorance and obscurity.