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Cognitive and Behavioral Nutrition: Reading the Labels

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marshall P. Duke

If we are going to do something that will affect the physical and/or emotional health and well being of ourselves and our families, we should base what we do on sound, reliable, scientific data.

The "Say What" of the Week (Maybe of 2011)

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

Sometimes an illustrious talking head is able to break through the noise with either a Big Idea or a Big Takedown or a Big Something or Other to disti...

How Science Is What Will Improve Health In America

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Our country has a unique opportunity to move the U.S. health system on a path from peril to progress. By generating new knowledge and fueling innovation, science provides solutions to national and global health challenges.

Single Parent? No, Your Kids Are Not Doomed!

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Bella DePaulo

Most headlines from the recent Pew and Time survey were some variation on "4 in 10 say marriage is becoming obsolete." The full report was titled "The...

The End Of Discovery

Russell Stannard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Russell Stannard

Science will one day grind to a halt. All I am pointing out is that one day these endeavours will fizzle out. And that will not be when we have discovered everything, leaving no unanswered questions.

Storm Warnings for America's Competitiveness

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James M. Gentile

While scientists and engineers make up only four percent of the U.S. workforce, "this group disproportionately creates jobs for the other 96 percent," the National Science Board has observed.

How a Stomach Ache Changed the World

Raymond Griffith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Raymond Griffith

Change is what makes science so important. You learn things by doing, by trying, by pushing the envelope and even by mistakes and serendipity.

Obesity: The World's Domestic Dilemma

David Kirchhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Kirchhoff

With an estimated 1.6 billion obese or overweight people in the world, the current obesity crisis is one of those critical issues that will test our global community's strength.

BP Is Poised to Obstruct or Buy Scientific Research in the Gulf

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

BP recently announced it will provide $500 million to scientists for research into the Deepwater Horizon disaster's impact on the Gulf of Mexico. Whil...

From Sunscreen to Sunshine

Natalia Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Rose

The sun is the most powerful cleanser and regenerator of all life on earth--yes, including human life. It is our ally, not our enemy!

Will Politics Trump Economic Progress?

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

The United States is in danger of losing its global competitive advantage in science and technology, a prospect that would surely result in economic decline.

Horrific Research Monkey Deaths Prompt Calls For Crackdown

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SPARKS, Nev. — Workers at a Nevada research lab were checking on a primate room when they came across a ghastly sight: Thirty dead monkeys were ...

China Has Its Scientific Revolution

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

Much time is spent trying to figure out the consequences of China's rapid movement towards becoming a great economic and world power. Much less time has gone to explaining how this change happened and how it will be sustained, if it is sustained.

Harvard Press Was Right to Reject "The Case for Marriage"

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

I have news for Stanley Kurtz: The Case for Marriage was second rate and not worth publishing.

The Case FOR Homeopathic Medicine: The Historical and Scientific Evidence

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Because skeptics of homeopathy today indulge in spreading misinformation about homeopathy, this blog aims to set the record straight, and is packed with references to confirm the veracity of what is asserted.

'Climategate' Is A Diversion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Ben Strauss, from Magicians divert us with wands and puffs of smoke. Bullfighters fool steers with flashes of cape at just the right m...

The Science Of Food Addiction

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

Responding to the urgent need for a remedy, scientists are exploring the chemistry of weight gain. Their research begins with an effort to ascertain whether certain foods are addictive or not.

New Sex Hormone Could Lead To Male Birth Control | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new human sex hormone has been found, a new study says. The naturally occurring substance could lead to the long-sought male birth control pill, res...

Humans Still Evolving As Brain Shrinks

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Evolution in humans is commonly thought to have essentially stopped in recent times. But there are plenty of examples that the human race is still evo...

Dinosaurs Evolution: New Study Details Where Dinosaurs Originated, How They Evolved

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Newly described dinosaur fossils from New Mexico are helping scientists better understand the early development of these ancient cr...

Article Of The Future: Scientific Research Meets The Web

Dan Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dan Gould

[This post originally appeared on] Scientific journal Cell has undergone a design change to add a dynamic element to their research articles...

"$2.5 Billion Spent, No Alternative Cures Found"

Cassandra Vieten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cassandra Vieten

Those of us who study mind-body approaches need to step up our own creativity and discipline so that we meet acceptable standards of scientific conduct, while also developing innovative ways to study treatments.

Researchers Make Headway On Alzheimer's | David Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Two European research teams have identified three genes that affect a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dement...

Do You Feel the Energy of Life?

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Sensing energy is not the same as sensing the rough surface of a tree or the solid quality of an door; energy comes in more as realization, sometimes after the fact.

I, the Kitty

Robin Lakoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Lakoff

Science is the activity they're most smug about -- the proof, I gather, that humans are logical and rational, the epitome of smart.