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"ART GIRLS" (R)evolution in Berlin

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Even as it creates a fantastical story bringing art into everyday life via a quantum human evolutionary leap, ART GIRLS memorializes the vast raw urban spaces that made Berlin the destination for artists the world over.

Space Is Our Future

Franklin Chang Díaz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Science
Franklin Chang Díaz

If you shop or make your bank transactions online, use your GPS to find where you are going, check the weather on your cell phone, then you are using these satellites.

Sochi, Tsar Vladimir's Black Sea St. Vladimirsburg

John Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
John Brown

St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.

PHOTOS: Sputnik Anniversary Spotlights 25 Spaceflight Firsts

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.04.2013 | Science

The Space Age has been filled with exciting firsts. The one that started it all came 56 years ago today, when on Oct. 4, 1957 an antenna-studded satel...

World Space Week To Feature Hundreds Of Events

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 10.03.2013 | Science

A seven-day celebration of spaceflight and exploration kicks off Friday (Oct. 4), with hundreds of events scheduled in scores of countries around the...

To Ignite Interest In STEM, Remember Our 'Sputnik Moment'

Mary Anne Petrillo | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Mary Anne Petrillo

As I watch the unfolding story of cyber outlaw Edward Snowden skipping around the globe, I'm struck by the talented young man who employers "fought over," despite the fact that he had no formal STEM education. While many young people today are brought up with some innate sense of these skills, as Snowden was, the National STEM Conference in Austin last week dared us to imagine the innovation and creativity that could come from this future generation if they were provided the formal education to reach their full potential in these fields.

Did U.S. Have Plans To Nuke The Moon?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science

A story that surfaced over a decade ago is making the rounds again this week, as some media outlets are reporting that the U.S. considered detonating ...

NASA Simply Stopped Being a Priority

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Will we look back and ask ourselves whether the decision to abandon space was a wise decision? Or will historians look back and identify this decision as a textbook example of when America sacrificed long-term strategic goals for short-term interests.

First Man In Space Celebrated 51 Years After Historic Mission

Posted 04.12.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/12/2012 12:51 AM EDT on SPACE.com For more than five decades, humans have been suiting up and riding rockets t...

Helping The Next Generation Find Their 'Sputnik Moment'

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's imperative that parents, teachers, government and business leaders forge public-private partnerships to help young girls and boys find their competitive streak, patriotism, personal pride, and desire to think creatively.

PHOTOS: John Glenn's Historic Space Mission, 50 Years Later

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.17.2012 | Science

Orbiting Earth seems ho-hum today, in an era when the ISS is ever-present in our skies and space tourism is a growth industry. Things were differe...

Seeing the Space Station Before Dawn

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.16.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

It may LOOK like just a dot from my backyard, but I know it's an orbital complex the size of a jumbo jet, built by 16 countries working together, and a house in space that's been inhabited continuously for more than half my life.

Area 51: What REALLY Goes On At This Top Secret Military Base? (PHOTOS)

Annie Jacobsen | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books
Annie Jacobsen

AREA 51 sits inside of the largest government-controlled land parcel in the United States, the Nevada Test and Training Range. It's a little smaller than Connecticut, three times the size of Rhode Island, and more than twice the size of Delaware.

Obama Aims To Transform America's "Rust-Belt" Into A "Tech-Belt"

John Dearborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Dearborn

President Obama and his administration are doing what they need to do: shining the brightest spotlight possible on entrepreneurship as a solution to our nation's job crisis.

Obama's "Clean Energy" Pump Fake

Tom Weis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Weis

Obama's State of the Union appeased the American public by calling for a modern day, green energy moon shot, then undercut any hope for real change by reassuring powerful, polluting corporations.

Embracing Your Personal 'Sputnik Moments'

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Sputnik Moments are not confined to countries. They happen in our personal lives as well and by definition, come when we least expect them.

Nate C. Hindman

Startup America: Will Obama's New Initiative Live Up To Its Name?

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- "This is our generation's Sputnik moment," declared President Obama in his State of the Union Address last week. As a result, we need to...

How to Know the Real State of the Union: By Reading the State-of-the-Village Speeches

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murray

America's mayors, in their annual state of the village speeches at local libraries, chambers of commerce and community centers, are compelled to keep it real.

Our Children: Cannon Fodder in Obama's War to Win the Future?

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

It just doesn't matter to President Obama and Secretary Duncan that the strategies demanded by "Race to the Top" don't work.

Why Sputnik?

Bill Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

I was around for the launching of Sputnik in 1957. It created a huge wave of shock and paranoia. Obama was trying to create a mood of crisis in the country, and for a reason: That's the only way we get things done.

Our Sputnik Moment

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This was not the eloquent speech that the president is capable of delivering. His tone throughout was conversational and steady, rather than pointed.

State of the Union Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is likely to lean more heavily on "reaching out" to Republicans. He knows full well that if anything legislative is going to get done in the next two years, Republicans are going to have to be on board.

The 'Sputnik Moment' Epidemic: Is China Our New Russia?

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

Fear is the one common trigger of the recent Sputnik moment outbreak. Fear of being bettered educationally, economically, technologically -- the range of fears is varied, but the source of these fears is not. It's always traceable to China.

Sputnik II: Relearn the Love of Learning -- Now

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carla Seaquist

Not so long ago -- in that 1959-'69 span of the U.S.-Soviet space race -- the love of learning held sway.

Top 10 List for 2010: Infrastructure

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

1. Top Huffington Post Blog Chris Matthews: "Infrastructure as Monument" 2. Top Presidential Speech President Obama: "Our Generation's Sputnik Mome...