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How Earth's Orbital Shift Shaped the Sahara

Anuradha K. Herath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anuradha K. Herath

The Sahara desert was once fertile grassland. This fact has been common knowledge in the scientific community for some time, but scientists are still grappling with what changed.

10-Year-Old Girl Makes Amazing Discovery

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A magnitude 17 supernova was discovered on January 2 in New Brunswick, Canada, but more astounding than the discovery itself is who discovered it: 10-...

Vivaldi Needs to Add Some Seasons

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Weller

Global warming doesn't mean that everyday will be warmer. Actually, what is going on right now, with no doubt, is climate change. That's when the snow, rain etc don't come at the times that world economies have designed to accommodate.

Biocentrism And The Existence Of God

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Lanza, M.D.

According to biocentrism, a new "theory of everything," the material and immaterial worlds are co-relative. Life and consciousness represents one side of the equation, matter and energy the other.

Made In The Image Of God: The Theological Implications Of Human Genomics -- Part 1

Dr. Denis Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Denis Alexander

Do new discoveries in human genomics have any significance for the dialogue between science and religion in general, or for our sense of human uniqueness in particular?

Leonarado da Vinci, Great Renaissance Sage

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Leonardo da Vinci, born in the middle of the 15th century, was the founder of modern science and an interpreter between nature and humans. He sought ...

Spreading The Word In U.S. High Schools: Science Is Cool

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As schools nationwide focus more and more on English and math to keep up with No Child Left Behind guidelines, science teachers are trying harder than...

Scientists: 'Serious' Risk Of Haiti Earthquake In Near Future

The Observer | Robin McKie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Haiti is at serious risk of further devastation from earthquakes in the near future, geologists have warned. Their research, to be published in next m...

The Parallel Realities Of Modern Science And Islam

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Many contemporary Muslim scientists and philosophers are still actively trying to develop practical approaches to a modern day "Islamic Science".

Solar-Powered Hornet Discovered, A First For Animal Kingdom

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Apparently even insects are jumping on the solar power bandwagon. A recent breakthrough discovery conducted at Tel-Aviv University has found that the ...

The Most Incredible Animal Discoveries Of The Decade: 'Yoda' Bat, Pygmy Sloth, Scorpion-Spider & More!

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Christopher Columbus, you've got some tough competition. The many species discovered this past decade are so bizarre, adorable, and shocking that thes...

Contagious Transcendence--The Christmas Truce of 1914

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven and Michael Meloan

A mysterious peace swept across the Western Front on Christmas Eve 1914. The Western Front, during World War I, was a system of trenches lined by woo...

'Singing Mouse' Created By Scientists

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here's a discovery to really confuse kindergarten kids who are learning animal noises. Birds sing and mice squeak...until now. Japanese scientists hav...

Talking About Global Warming on the First Day of Winter

Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D.

Hey, it's winter, snow happens, and a cold snap doesn't prove anything one way or another. At least, don't shy away from telling people it's winter. You just might need to remind them when winter comes next year.

Drama in the Sky Above on December 21

Gareth Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gareth Harris

We will be treated to a dance in the sky that will not repeat for hundreds of years on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. This will be a lunar eclipse at the same time as the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

INCREDIBLE: Watch popcorn pop in slow motion

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Admit it: At least one point in your life, you've wondered what it looks like when popcorn pops. Luckily, the folks over at Boing Boing are here to sa...

Promiscuous Squirrels Mate With 14 Partners A Day

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fourteen sexual partners in one day may sound like a lot. But for female red squirrels, it's just a typical day in squirrel life. That is, typical for...

Addressing Climate Change: Cut the Corn, Congress, and Come Clean!

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

It's time to cut the corn, Congress, and come clean, for the sake of your own constituents, and our economy.

NO FEAR: Brain-Damaged Woman Literally Incapable Of Being Scared

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Meet SM, a 44-year-old woman who literally knows no fear. She's not afraid to handle snakes. She's not afraid of the "The Blair Witc...

Overcoming Genophobia

Misha Angrist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Misha Angrist

DNA in a test tube is prosaic: the "stuff of life" looks a lot like what emerges from a child's runny nose. But there has long been something taboo in that tube.

Increase Science Funding to Grow U.S. Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

In the second half of the 20th century, well over 40 percent of U.S. prosperity was the result of scientific and technological advances, and science and technology continue to be the key to the jobs that so many Americans need.

Centuries-Old Devastating Livestock Disease Finally Eradicated

blogs.nature.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"This is the first animal disease virus that's been eradicated through a vaccination campaign," and only the second viral disease, after smallpox, to ...

Read Radar, Make Your Own Forecast

George Zaidan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
George Zaidan

Winter brings out the amateur meteorologist in us. And today, if you have a smartphone, meteorology is no further than the palm of your hand.

If A Microbe Can Do It...: Finding Happiness Even Amid Toxicity

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Susan Sparks

We can't change the world or the people in it. However, we can clearly change ourselves. Rather than look for life outside yourself, give it to yourself. If a microbe can do it ... surely we can, too.

Happy Holidays From the Ho, Ho, Hopelessly Anti-Science GOP

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karl Frisch

When I hear news reports that forecast snowfall, I grimace. Not because I don't love making a good old-fashioned snowman as much as the next guy. It's the absurdity from conservatives that follows, which makes me cringe.