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Oct. 03, 2014

Mining the Internet for Clues to Chinese Censorship

censorship, china, social media

Aug. 01, 2014

Will Big Data Answer Big Questions on Health?

DNA, sam gambhir, jason moore, baseline study, google

Jul. 18, 2014

Smarty Pants: Testing the Quality of Textiles

Sean Cormier, fit, fashion institute of technology, textiles, clothing, fashion, wearables, garments

Jul. 11, 2014

Keeping an Eye on Wayward Studies

ivan oransky, retraction, retractionwatch, nature, journals, mistake

Jul. 04, 2014

How New Rules and Smart Tech Are Reinventing the Grid

smart grid, Kate Burson, Cheryl Martin, energy

Jun. 13, 2014

Rep. Rush Holt: Science and Congress

rush holt, representative, congress, politics, washington

May. 23, 2014

The Debate Over Net Neutrality

FCC, net neutrality, maggie reardon, gautham nagesh

May. 23, 2014

Why Science and the Humanities Are Better Together

walter isaacson, jefferson lecture, arts and science, art, science

Apr. 25, 2014

Is Aereo the Latest TV Technology Disruptor?

aereo, tv, television, cecilia kang, remote, broadcast, antenna, atennae, piracy, copyright, copyright law

Apr. 18, 2014

Amir Aczel: 'Why Science Does Not Disprove God'

amir aczel, new atheist, atheism, science, god, religion, richard dawkins, lawrence krauss

Mar. 14, 2014

Three Years After the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

ieee spectrum, fukushima, daichii, fukushima daichii nuclear power plant, tsunami, eliza strickland, meltdown

Mar. 14, 2014

As the Web Turns 25, Where Is It Going Next?

www, world wide web, internet project at the pew research center, lee rainie, sir tim berners-lee

Mar. 14, 2014

Celebrating Irrational, Transcendental Pi

mathematician, Steven Strogatz, pi, pi day, irrational number, greek number

Mar. 07, 2014

Delving Into the Security of an Internet of Things

internet of things, bruce schneier, networked appliances, online, privacy, security, security flaw, security breach

Feb. 21, 2014

Can Technology Build a Better Athlete?

Mark McClusky, wired, bobsled, tech doping, technology, olympics

Jan. 24, 2014

Is Coding the Language of the Digital Age?

coding literacy, coding, programming, women, minorities

Jan. 17, 2014

Medicine's Gender Gap

women, cardiovascular health, clinical trials, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks

Jan. 03, 2014

Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act

ESA, endangered species act, endangered species, animals, plants, Joe Roman, Peter Alagona

Dec. 06, 2013

Would More Technology Mean Safer Trains?

positive train control, christopher barkan, metro north

Dec. 06, 2013

Dissecting America's $3 Trillion Medical Bill

steven brill, obamacare, health care

Nov. 08, 2013

Navigating Dietary Supplement Regulations

dietary supplements, vitamins, herbal supplements, fda, drugs, echinacea, alternative medicine

Oct. 18, 2013

With Shutdown Over, Scientists Assess the Damage

J. Marshall Shepherd, american meterological society, shutdown, government shutdown, science

Oct. 04, 2013

With Government Shut Down, Science Idles

American Association for the Advancement of Science, matthew horihan, government shutdown, shutdown, cdc, nasa, science programs, funding

Oct. 04, 2013

Cracking Open Encryption Standards

Matthew Green, Phillip Zimmerman, Martin Hellman, encryption, NSA, safety, code, internet hacking, privacy, internet privacy

Sep. 06, 2013

Wildfires Consume Funds Flagged for Prevention

fire, firefighting, wildflire, blazes, steve pyne, u.s. forest service

Aug. 16, 2013

The STEM Gender Gap

STEM, education, gender, sex. school, girls, women, females, Andresse St. Rose, Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Linda Kekelis, Techbridge,

Aug. 02, 2013

Teaching Newton's Laws Through Rhyme

rap, gza, music, science education, teaching science, stem, christopher emdin, science genius

Jul. 05, 2013

Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual Revolution

ben franklin, benjamin franklin, glass armonica, american revolution, independence day, 4th of july, jonathan lyons, The Society for Useful Knowledge

Jun. 21, 2013

Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Math

Laura Overdeck, bedtime math, math, mathematics, equations

Jun. 14, 2013

Human Genes Not Patentable, Supreme Court Says

Mary-Claire King, DNA, supreme court, DNA, BRCA1, breast cancer, patent

Jun. 07, 2013

Whole Genome Scans Could Reveal Too Much

genome testing, genomic testing, genetic testing, dna, genetic data

Jun. 07, 2013

How to Survive a Mass Extinction

catastrophe, extinction, survival, annalee newitz, scatter adapt and remember

May. 17, 2013

Researchers Report Cloning Advance for Producing Stem Cells

stem cell, cloning, biotechnology, genetics, embryonic stem cells, ethics

Apr. 12, 2013

The Teenage 'Troublemaker' Fighting for Science

creationism, evolution, science education, curriculum, teaching science, Zach Kopplin, Rice University, LSEA, Louisiana Science Education Act

Mar. 29, 2013

Gripping Science Tales Need Not Be Science Fiction

science and storytelling, asuorigins, asu origins, lawrence krauss, brian greene, ian mcewen, ian mc ewen, plot, characters

Mar. 22, 2013

Grand Central: An Engine of Scientific Innovation

trains, grand central terminal, grant central station, transportation, history, engineering

Mar. 08, 2013

Al Gore Envisions 'The Future'

al gore, algore, climate change, vice president gore, global warming

Mar. 01, 2013

Talking Science with the House Committee Chair

congress, house science committee, science policy, science funding, legislation

Mar. 01, 2013

Mapping the Effects of the Sequester on Science

funding cuts, science budget, science funding, sequester, sequestration, fiscal cliff. r&d

Mar. 01, 2013

Robert Langer, Father of Invention

engineer, engineering, invention, inventing, inventor, bioengineering, medical biotechnology, nanotechnology, health

Feb. 22, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Visits “Gorillas in the Mist”

Dian Fossey, fieldwork, gorillas, primates, chimpanzees, jane goodall, poaching, primatology

Feb. 15, 2013

A New View of Newton in "Isaac’s Eye"

play, rivalry, scientists, Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, history, theater, theatre

Feb. 01, 2013

Preserving Science News in an Online World

communicating science, science news, online communities, discussion, social media, science online

Feb. 01, 2013

Are We Losing the Race Against Climate Change?

climate change, global climate, global warming, weather patterns, hurricanes, flooding, consequences of climate change, storms, temperatures

Jan. 04, 2013

Looking Back on a Year in Science

2012, year in review, top science stories, retrospective

Dec. 28, 2012

Book Challenges Kids With Science-Based Mysteries

science, math, stem, science education, mysteries, solve, puzzles, brain-teasers

Dec. 21, 2012

Debunking Doomsday and Exploring Maya Science

mayan, archaeology, astronomy, 2012, apocolypse, end of the world, baktun

Dec. 14, 2012

Alan Alda’s Challenge to Scientists: What Is Time?

Alan Alda, The Flame Challenge, science communication, kid-friendly, explanation for a flame, time, video, stem, learning, education

Nov. 30, 2012

What Obamacare Means for Patients -- And Their Docs

obamacare, health care, health care reform, health insurance, medicare, fiscal cliff, medicine, doctors

Nov. 16, 2012

The Double Helix and Beyond: Catching Up With James Watson

dna, structure of dna, dna discovery, watson and crick, rosalind franklin, genetics, james watson

Nov. 16, 2012

Looking Back on 2012 Election Technology

election, voting, voting machines, electronic voting, voting technology, voter registration

Nov. 09, 2012

With Budget Cuts Looming, Is Science a Lame Duck?

funding, election, congress, president, budget, fiscal cliff

Nov. 02, 2012

As Storm Recovery Continues, Looking to the Future

sandy, hurricane, flooding, urban infrastructure, climate change, weather, hurricane sandy

Nov. 02, 2012

How Secure Are Electronic Voting Machines?

voting machines, election, electronic voting, paper ballot, absentee voting, voting technology

Oct. 26, 2012

In Twitter We Trust: Can Social Media Sway Voters?

twitter, facebook, social media, elections, voting, psychology, persuasion, memes, social networks

Oct. 26, 2012

The SciFri Book Club Falls For Mr. Feynman

physics, physicist, richard feynman, nanotechnology, lockpicks, lawrence krauss, space shuttle challenger, bongos, tuva

Oct. 19, 2012

Making Sense of Presidential Polls

election, polling, polls, data, 538, obama, romney, presidential election, statistics

Oct. 19, 2012

New Program Spurs Solar Development on Public Land

solar projects, solar construction, renewable energy, government land, federal land, solar energy zones, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

Oct. 19, 2012

How One Guy Raised $1.3 Million for a Tesla Museum

nikola tesla, thomas edison, the oatmeal, crowdfunding, wardenclyffe, crowdsourced donations, tesla museum, goddamn tesla museum

Oct. 12, 2012

Fifty Years Ago, a Bright Idea

led, light emitting diode, semiconductor laser, transistor, invention, nick holonyak, lighting, compact disc player

Oct. 12, 2012

2012 Nobel Prizes Recognize Pioneering Science

nobel prize, physiology, medicne, physics, chemistry, 2012 nobel prizes, sweden

Sep. 28, 2012

Analyzing the Evidence on DNA

dna evidence, forensics, forensic science, crime, criminal case, jury, courtroom, conviction, genetic evidence, biological evidence

Aug. 10, 2012

Catching Up with Tom Swift a Century Later

books, science fiction, tom swift, child inventor, boy inventor, history

Aug. 03, 2012

Changing Views About a Changing Climate

climate change, global warming, energy policy, agw, skeptic, climate denier

Aug. 03, 2012

Tech Giants Gear Up for Patent Battle

patents, patent system, trademarks, trade dress, intellectual property, look and feel, IP, mobile devices, phones, tablets, ipad, ipod, iphone

Aug. 03, 2012

Spending the Holidays at a Toxic Waste Site

toxic waste, superfund site, pollution, radioactive, contaminated, brownfields, chernobyl, nuclear disaster

Jul. 27, 2012

Why Science Is a Non-Issue in the Election...Again

politics, science policy, science advisor, science adviser, political campaigns, government, science debate

Jul. 27, 2012

Sally Ride, Pioneer

sally ride, astronaut, obituary, challenger, columbia, women in space, first US woman in space, cancer

Jul. 06, 2012

Peering into the Dark Side of Scientific Discovery

prize fight, history of science, scientific method, science battles

Jul. 06, 2012

SciFri Book Club Talks Silent Spring

science friday book club, scifri book club, silent spring, rachel carson, ddt, pesticides, love canal, toxic chemicals, superfund site

Jun. 29, 2012

Alan Turing at 100

alan turing, computers, computing, mathematics, numbers, code, math, cryptography

Jun. 22, 2012

Field Trip! Can You Stomach It?

museum, medical history, philadelphia, medical devices, medical oddities, history, tourism, tourists, Mütter Museum

Jun. 08, 2012

The Winning Answer to a Burning Question

science communication, education, kids, children, schools, teaching science, flame, oxidation, burning

Jun. 01, 2012

Why Ignorance Trumps Knowledge in Scientific Pursuit

research, scientific method, curiosity, ignorance, neuroscientist, Stuart Firestein

Jun. 01, 2012

Can Technology Deliver Better Health Care?

health care, medicine, doctors, hmos, insurance, digital medicine, personalized medicine

Jun. 01, 2012

Remembering a Son in Immortal Bird

health care, doctors, medicine, tragedy, children, memoir, cardiac medicine, heart, organ transplant

May. 11, 2012

Why Race Could Color the Vote Against Obama

election, race, psychology, prejudice, racial attitudes

May. 11, 2012

The Case for a Presidential Science Debate

election, voting, policy, debate

May. 04, 2012

Gauging Public Opinion on Climate Change Policy

climate change, global warming, climate, public policy

May. 04, 2012

Is Thorium a Magic Bullet for Our Energy Problems?

energy, thorium, nuclear power, alternative energy

Apr. 27, 2012

How Buffett’s Cancer Is Shaping National Dialogue

cancer, warren buffet, prostate cancer, screening

Apr. 27, 2012

An Astronaut Explores NASA's Scientific Frontiers

space, space flight, NASA, astronaut, Hubble telescope

Apr. 27, 2012

The Idea Factory: How Bell Labs Created the Future

invention, bell labs, innovation, culture of innovation

Apr. 13, 2012

Marc Abrahams Makes Science Improbably Funny

humor, evolution, improbable research, ig nobel

Apr. 06, 2012

New York City’s Mayor is a Geek at Heart

new york city, science policy, mayor, applied science, nycedc

Apr. 06, 2012

Taking a Walk on New York’s Wild Side

urban wildlife, new york city, concrete jungle, green space, animals, city

Mar. 30, 2012

No Joke: Science Is A Laughing Matter

joke, humor, april fools, funny, comedy

Mar. 30, 2012

Art, Mind And Brain Intersect In Kandel's Vienna

kandel, brain, memory, art, vienna, learning

Mar. 23, 2012

‘Losing Control’ In The Movies

film movie comedy

Mar. 23, 2012

Alan Alda Asks Scientists 'What Is A Flame?'

flame oxidation science communication stem alda

Mar. 16, 2012

Sizing Up America’s High-Tech Talent

stem, education, scientists and engineers, learning, training

Mar. 02, 2012

Michael Mann, From The Trenches Of The ‘Climate War’

climate change, global warming, policy, politics

Mar. 02, 2012

‘Galileo’ Lives In A New Production

art, play, theatre, galileo

Feb. 24, 2012

Genetic Test Reveals Unexpected Data

genetic testing, genome, disease, health, personal information, ethics

Feb. 24, 2012

Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Tuberculosis'

diction, word, health, tuberculosis

Jan. 27, 2012

Can Science Be Done Without Secrecy?

research, data, scientific process, scientific publishing, publication, peer review

Jan. 20, 2012

Defending Climate Science’s Place In The Classroom

evolution, climate, climate change, ncse, denial

Jan. 13, 2012

Get Inked For Science

body art, tattoos, art, ink, body modification

Jan. 13, 2012

Talking Science With Arianna Huffington

science coverage, news

Dec. 30, 2011

Year in Review: Science Stories of 2011

2011, new year's, retrospective, year in review

Dec. 23, 2011

The War On Cancer Turns 40

varmus, research, policy, cancer

Dec. 16, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Petri Dish

history, biology, markel, medicine, diction, words

Dec. 09, 2011

US Military Keeps Wary Eye On Asia’s Space Race

space, astronaut, taikonaut, spaceflight

Dec. 02, 2011

The Beauty and Brains Behind ‘Hedy’s Folly’

invention, history, communication, hedy lamarr, patent, communications, radio, codes

Nov. 25, 2011

Building ‘The Big Roads’

road, highway, engineering, cars, automobiles, interstate

Nov. 25, 2011

A Tale Of Two Addicts: Freud, Halsted And Cocaine

freud, cocaine, markel, history, psychology, brain, drug addiction

Nov. 25, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of ‘Stethoscope’

markel diction stethoscope doctor medicine history

Nov. 18, 2011

Solar Sector At War Over Cheap Chinese Panels

solar industry, solar panels, renewable energy

Nov. 11, 2011

‘Steve Jobs’: Profiling An Ingenious Perfectionist

steve jobs, apple, obituary, walter isaacson, ipod, iphone

Nov. 11, 2011

Hunt For A Vanishing Woodpecker

video, film, flora, woodpecker, birds, ornithology

Nov. 11, 2011

Rethinking How Kids Learn Science

education,. schools, learning, stem, teaching teachers, museums

Nov. 04, 2011

In Scott'€™s Race To The Pole, Science Beat Speed

antarctica polar explorer exploration

Oct. 28, 2011

Scientific Case Still Open On 2001 Anthrax Attacks

911, 9-11, 9/11, september 11, anthrax, terrorism, forensics, crime

Oct. 21, 2011

Exploring Multiple Personalities In ‘Sybil Exposed’

mpd, psychology, fraud, multiple personalities, split personalities

Oct. 21, 2011

Reinventing Fire: Getting Beyond Fossil Fuels

amory lovins, energy, sustainable, rmi, rocky mountian institute

Oct. 21, 2011

Science Diction: The Origins of the Bunsen Burner

chemistry history bunsen burner meker burner flame

Oct. 14, 2011

Contest Seeks To Launch Student Space Projects

video contest kids students education

Oct. 14, 2011

Video Pick: Space Eggs

flora film space video eggs international space station

Oct. 14, 2011

When Politics Meets Science

debate policy education congress washington

Oct. 07, 2011

Remembering Steve Jobs

aple, iphone, ipod, computer, steve jobs, wozniak

Sep. 30, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Epilepsy'

markel diction epilepsy history words

Sep. 23, 2011

Flagstaff Throws A Party For Science

flagstaff arizona science festival

Sep. 23, 2011

Still Cataloging The Skies, Long After ‘Planet X’

lowell mars astronomy pluto canali flagstaff arizona exoplaets extrasolar planets

Sep. 16, 2011

Balancing Budgets With R and D

budget, policy, congress

Sep. 16, 2011

How Google Grew Into An Online Goliath

levy, googleplex, google, search, business, technology

Sep. 02, 2011

DNA Detective Work Identifies Black Death Culprit

plague, bubonic plague, black death, yersina pestis

Aug. 26, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of ‘Chemistry’

alchemy, chemistry, words, history

Aug. 26, 2011

NOAA Warns Of Gap In Future Forecasting Abilities

noaa weather climate forecast lubchenko

Aug. 19, 2011

Students Tackle ‘Kids’ Science Challenge’

education, invention, kids

Aug. 19, 2011

Technology Aids Free Speech--And Its Suppression

communication, freedom of speech, censorship

Aug. 12, 2011

How Fibonacci Introduced The World To Numbers

math fibonacci devlin history

Aug. 05, 2011

If Science Takes A Wrong Turn, Who Rights It?

misconduct, retaction, process of science

Aug. 05, 2011

Parsing The Budget Bills

economy, debt, environment, energy, congress, president

Jul. 29, 2011

Teaching A Chimp To Speak In ‘Project Nim’

chimp, language, brain, development, ethics

Jul. 22, 2011

The Experimental Traveler: Take A Science Vacation

travel, vacation, road trip

Jul. 22, 2011

A Tale Of Two Addicts: Freud, Halsted And Cocaine

markel, diction, addiction, cocoaine, coca, freud, halstead

Jul. 15, 2011

Funding For James Webb Space Telescope In Jeopardy

space telescope astronomy funding congress nasa

Jul. 15, 2011

In Battle Of The Bulbs, It’s Watts Vs. Lumens

bulb, lightbulb, electricity, cfl, led lighting, efficiency

Jun. 24, 2011

Top Students Converge at Mind Summit in Montana

student eductaion brain mind mental

Jun. 24, 2011

Student Inventors Dream Up A Better Wheelchair

student,,invent, invention, engineering

Jun. 24, 2011

Science Diction--The Origin Of The Word ‘Radio’

markel science diction words language radio transmission

Jun. 17, 2011

James Gleick On The History Of Information

information data history philosophy understanding

Jun. 10, 2011

Living In The Century Of Disasters

disaster tragedy japan bp transocean spill nuclear

May. 27, 2011

President Kennedy's "Moon Speech" Turns 50

moon space history apollo

May. 06, 2011

Are Your Gadgets Spying On You?

privacy, security, mobile devices

Apr. 29, 2011

Medicine, Murder And The History of Transfusion

blood, transfusion, medicine

Apr. 29, 2011

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Is Put On Hold

seti, space, alien life, extraterrestrial

Apr. 22, 2011

Reliving 30 Years of Space Travel

space shuttle, space flight, history, launch, exploration, spaceflight

Apr. 22, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Robot'

science diction, words, history, robot

Apr. 08, 2011

Celebrating A Space Pioneer

history, space flight, gagarin, shepard

Apr. 01, 2011

Preparing For a Warmer Planet

cliamte change, global warming

Apr. 01, 2011

Beyond the ‘War,’ The Future Of Cancer Treatment

cancer, health, biology, disease

Apr. 01, 2011

Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar

joke, humor, funny, april fools, april fool's

Mar. 25, 2011

Did Ancient Eruptions Form Life's Building Blocks?

spark flask, miller ury, sulfur, lightning, life

Mar. 25, 2011

Drilling To The Mantle Of The Earth

drilling, crust, mohole, ocean, oil well

Mar. 25, 2011

How to Dress for Space Travel

space suit, nasa, rocket, exploration

Mar. 11, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Clone'

words, diction, biology, clone

Mar. 04, 2011

Early Space Shuttle Flights Riskier Than Estimated

shuttle, nasa, space, astronaut, risk, disaster

Feb. 18, 2011

Could Gaming Be Good For You?

gaming, computers, games

Feb. 18, 2011

Science Funding And The Budget

holdren, potus, government, budget, science policy

Feb. 18, 2011

Can Science Be Used As A Diplomatic Tool?

aaas, policy, funding, government

Feb. 11, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Antibiotic'

science diction, words, history, antibiotic

Feb. 04, 2011

Taking The Politics Out Of Climate Science

politics, science, climate change, global warming, conservative

Feb. 04, 2011

Why The Former Planet Pluto Got Demoted

pluto, planet, dwarf planet, minor planet, exosolar planet

Jan. 28, 2011

Privacy At Stake As Sites Track Online Preferences

privacy, web, shortening, link tracking

Jan. 28, 2011

Twitter, Facebook As Political Tools In Arab World

social media, communication, politics, activism, organizing

Jan. 28, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Physician'

science diction, words, history, physician

Jan. 14, 2011

Visual Biography Explores Love and Radium

curie radioactive radium art

Jan. 07, 2011

Citizen Science Projects for the New Year

citizen science, folding@home, seti@home, astrozoo

Dec. 24, 2010

Jonathon Keats and "Virtual Words"

words, language, vocabulary, arts

Dec. 24, 2010

Christmas Bird Count 2010

birds, birding, audubon, christmas bird count

Dec. 24, 2010

Steven Johnson and 'Where Good Ideas Come From"

creativity, invention, ideas, thought

Dec. 24, 2010

Y2K Revisited

archives, y2k, year 2000, computers, bug, programming

Dec. 17, 2010

Internet Privacy

internet privacy, online behavior

Dec. 17, 2010

Home Energy Tax Credit

energy, insulation

Dec. 17, 2010

Science Diction: Comet

science diction, word, comet, space

Dec. 10, 2010

Science Sees Further

royal society, england, britain

Dec. 03, 2010

Americans and Climate Change

climate, energy, global warming

Nov. 26, 2010

2010 Ig Nobel Prizes

ig nobel, silly, humor

Nov. 26, 2010

Science Friday, 1991: The Ozone Hole

archives, ozone hole, global warming

Nov. 26, 2010

Science Friday, 1993: The Future of the Internet

internet, computer, technology, archives

Nov. 19, 2010

Airport Scanners

airport security, xray, backscatter

Nov. 19, 2010

Science Diction: Atom

science diction, words, word files, word philes, atom

Nov. 12, 2010

NSF Director Subra Suresh

funding, government, policy, research

Nov. 12, 2010

Scientists and Advocacy?

climate policy warming

Nov. 05, 2010

'Photograph 51' Play

play, theater, arts, dna, genetics, double helix, franklin, watson, crick

Nov. 05, 2010

Crowd Counting

crowd, people, numbers, rally, march

Nov. 05, 2010

Science and Morality

morality, debate, ethics, right from wrong

Oct. 22, 2010

Rubik and His Cube

puzzle, rubik, 1980, math

Oct. 22, 2010

Yellow Dirt

radiaition, mining, navajo, indian, environment

Oct. 22, 2010

Science Diction: Cancer

cancer, words, diction, markel

Oct. 15, 2010

The Once and Future Car

car, automobile, robot

Oct. 15, 2010

Punk Rock Evolution

music, arts, religion

Oct. 08, 2010

Tracking Truthy Ideas

meme, twitter, truthy, network, social,

Oct. 08, 2010

4-H Science Project

4-h, 4h, kids, community science

Oct. 08, 2010

Tattoos Of Science

mars, space, nasa, rocket, astronomy, planet, tattoos

Oct. 01, 2010

Carl Sagan's Cosmos

sagan space cosmos astronomy

Sep. 24, 2010

Looking at the Ethics of Personalized Medicine

personliazed medicine, dna, genetics, health care, bioethics, ethics

Sep. 24, 2010

Forensic Art

art, forensics, composite sketch, crime scene, witness, police

Sep. 17, 2010

Progress through Challenges

prizes, cars, efficiency, government, research

Sep. 17, 2010

Science Diction: Cell

cell, words, diction, markel

Sep. 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Buckyballs!

chemistry, buckyballs, buckminsterfullerene, c60

Sep. 10, 2010

How To Rate Energy Star?

energy star, rating, energy efficiency

Sep. 03, 2010

Environmentalism Today

environment, green, earth

Aug. 27, 2010

Stem Cell Policy Update

stem cell, ethics, dickey-wicker, lamberth, embryonic, esc

Aug. 20, 2010

Science in the Gulf

oil spill, bp, gulf of mexico

Aug. 20, 2010

Going Green at College

energy, colelge, school, university, education, ecology, environment

Aug. 06, 2010

Danica McKellar, Girls, and Math

math, girls, danica mckellar, algebra

Aug. 06, 2010

On Copyright and Hacking Your Phone

DMCA, copyright, jailbreak, hacking

Jul. 30, 2010

Research Misconduct

research misconduct, ethics, fraud

Jul. 23, 2010

The Race to the South Pole

expedition, south pole, exploration

Jul. 23, 2010

Remembering Stephen Schneider

climate obituary warming

Jul. 16, 2010

Hackers, 25 Years On

hackers, computer, digital, nerds, geeks

Jul. 16, 2010

From Lab to Pharmacy

medicine medical cancer varmus nih nci

Jul. 16, 2010

Of Email, Data, Graphs and Climate

climate, scandal, data, hacked emails

Jul. 09, 2010

The Ethics of Synthetic Biology

synthetic biology, biotechnology

Jul. 09, 2010

Science Diction: Genome

science diction, words, word files, word philes, genome

Jul. 02, 2010

Summer Science: Ben Franklin

franklin, 4th july, history, science

Jun. 25, 2010

Medicare Payments to Doctors

politics, congress, medicare, health care

Jun. 25, 2010

Medical Marijuana

cannabis, marijuana, weed

Jun. 25, 2010

Geek Update - What's the Word?

diy, geek, nerd, projects, geek dad

Jun. 18, 2010

On Beyond Blimps

blimp, hybrid airship, transport

Jun. 18, 2010

'The Fate of Nature'

oil spill, valdez, alaska, bp

Jun. 18, 2010

Science Diction: X-Ray

xray, x-ray, word files, word philes science diction

Jun. 11, 2010

Multitasking

brain, neural, addiction, multitasking

Jun. 04, 2010

Bad News Burnout

depression, mental, bad news

May. 21, 2010

Stem Cell Research Update

stem cell, research, ethics, politics

May. 21, 2010

Online Privacy

online privacy, facebook

May. 21, 2010

Science Diction: Scientist

scientist, word files, word philes

May. 14, 2010

Is it Right to Nick?

female genital cutting, genital mutilation, health care, doctors

May. 14, 2010

MRIs and the Law

brain, fmri, iamging, lie detector, neurology

Apr. 23, 2010

The Hubble at 20

space, telescope, hubble, astronomy

Apr. 16, 2010

Restructuring Space Flight

nasa space moon mars orion constellation

Apr. 16, 2010

Earth Day and the Environment

environment, earth, earth day, planet

Apr. 09, 2010

Tornadoes

storm, weather, tornado, tornadoes, stormchasers, extreme weather

Apr. 09, 2010

Weathercasters and Climate Change

climate change, weather, tv, communication

Apr. 02, 2010

A Challenge to Gene Patents

genes, law, patent, constitution, brca

Apr. 02, 2010

Deborah Blum and The Poisoner's Handbook

poison, blum, forensics, crime, history

Mar. 26, 2010

Trade Talks on Endangered Species

endangered species, trade, cites

Mar. 26, 2010

Asian Carp and the Supreme Court

great lakes, water, mississippi, supreme court

Mar. 19, 2010

Outstanding High-School Science

intel, science talent search, science competition, prize, high school

Mar. 19, 2010

New Play Lays Lenin to Rest

theater, theatre, play, embalmers, lenin, stalin, russia

Mar. 05, 2010

Persuasion, Energy, and Behavior

energy, efficiency, energystar

Mar. 05, 2010

Nuclear Technologies

nuclear power, fission, nuclear energy, reactor

Mar. 05, 2010

About a Mountain

yucca mountain, nuclear waste, radioactive

Feb. 26, 2010

Steven Strogatz Talks Math

math

Feb. 26, 2010

No Small Matter

nanoscale, art, photography, frankel,whitesides

Feb. 26, 2010

Darwin and 'Creation'

darwin, evolution, film

Feb. 19, 2010

Communicating Science

news, blogs, communication, policy

Feb. 12, 2010

A National Climate Service

climate, weather, noaa

Feb. 12, 2010

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

cancer, hela, skloot, bioethics

Feb. 12, 2010

Jane Goodall

goodall, gombe, chimps, chimpanzees

Feb. 05, 2010

Science and the Budget

budget, funding , congress, obama

Feb. 05, 2010

Gene Doping in Sports

sports, olympics, athletics, genetics, gene

Jan. 29, 2010

Tracking Near-Earth Objects

neo, asteroid, comet, meteor, collision, rock, space, deep impact, bruce willis

Jan. 22, 2010

Texting Aid Dollars

philanthropy, donations, text, cell phone, earthquake, haiti

Jan. 22, 2010

Michael Specter's 'Denialism'

denialism, skeptic, vaccines, thought

Jan. 15, 2010

Looking Back on the Laser

laser, invention, optics, maser

Jan. 15, 2010

Adjusting the Doomsday Clock

clock, catastrophe, seconds to midnight

Jan. 15, 2010

Science and Race

race, racial differences, prejudice

Jan. 01, 2010

Inside DARPA

darpa, military, weapon, r&d, research and development

Jan. 01, 2010

The Psychology of Prices

psychology, pricng, retail

Dec. 25, 2009

2009 Science Year in Review

2009, year in review, editors roundtable

Dec. 25, 2009

Buying Happiness

psychology, happiness

Dec. 18, 2009

Data Mining in the Mobile World

data collection, cell phone, mobile app, privacy

Dec. 18, 2009

Weekends at Bellevue

bellevue, psychiatric, psych er, doctor, emergency room

Dec. 11, 2009

Carbon, Climate, Copenhagen

climate, carobon dioxide, climate change, cop15, global warming

Dec. 11, 2009

Gene Patenting

genes, genetics, gene patents, brca, alcu, myriad genetics

Dec. 11, 2009

DARPA Balloon Hunt Challenge

darpa, social networks, intelligence gathering

Nov. 27, 2009

2009 Ig Nobel Prizes

ig nobel awards, prize, humor

Nov. 27, 2009

They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science

perfchat, tmbg, giants, performance chat, music, art

Nov. 20, 2009

New Mammography Guidelines

mammography, breast cancer, mammogram

Nov. 20, 2009

Smallpox

smallpox, biodefense, bioterror

Nov. 13, 2009

Science Through Graphic Novels

graphic novels, comic books, comics, russel, philosophy, biology, genetics

Nov. 06, 2009

Health Care and Values

bioethics, values, health care policy

Oct. 30, 2009

Arpanet Anniversary

network, internet, arpanet, computer

Oct. 16, 2009

Climate Policy Who's Who

climate change, global warming

Oct. 16, 2009

Kids' Science Challenge

contest, science engineering, students, education

Oct. 02, 2009

Lester Brown: Plan B 4.0

economics, energy policy, globalization, environment

Oct. 02, 2009

'The Strangest Man,' Paul Dirac

physics, history, dirac, quantum

Sep. 25, 2009

Building Science Education

school, education, learning

Sep. 18, 2009

Age of Wonder

age of wonder, art

Sep. 11, 2009

NIH Director Francis Collins

nih, policy, collins,

Sep. 04, 2009

Colleges Preparing for Swine Flu

flu, influenza, swine flu, h1n1

Aug. 28, 2009

Testosterone Affects Some Women’s Career Choices

testosterone women gender

Aug. 28, 2009

Investigating Katrina Hospital Deaths

new orleans medicine katrina hospital

Aug. 14, 2009

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett On Grid Security

grid electricity security congress politics

Aug. 07, 2009

Should Humans Return To The Moon?

space, exploration, moon, nasa

Aug. 07, 2009

Engineering Earth's Climate Could Be Dangerous

geoengineering, climate change, global warming

Jul. 31, 2009

Fisheries Improving?

fish, fisheries, fishing, resources

Jul. 31, 2009

Who Owns Your Digital Data?

digital, privacy, ownership, information

Jul. 31, 2009

H1N1 'Swine Flu' Update

flu, influenza, swine flu, outbreak, h1n1

Jul. 24, 2009

Why We Trust

trust, brian, emotion, damasio

Jul. 24, 2009

Jupiter Impact

jupiter, space, astronomy, comet

Jul. 24, 2009

The Science of Decision-Making

decision, brain, choices, psychology

Jul. 17, 2009

To The Moon

apollo, moon, space, astronaut

Jul. 17, 2009

Moths that Jam a Bat's Sonar

bats, moth, sonar, video, flora

Jul. 10, 2009

Reforming Healthcare Reform

health care reform, doctors, medicine, medical care, health insurance

Jul. 10, 2009

The Heart of Power

health care, history, policy, politics, medicine

Jul. 10, 2009

Snacks, Overeating, and Sensory Science

food, obesity, diet, health

Jul. 03, 2009

Some Projects to Try on Your Summer Vacation (Or Perhaps Not)

diy, experiemnts, chemistry, physics, risk, dangerous

Jun. 26, 2009

Summer Science Movies

science fiction, film, movies, art

Jun. 19, 2009

Health Care Reform

health care policy, health insurance, medical care, doctors

Jun. 12, 2009

The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram

milgram, obedience

Jun. 05, 2009

Newton and the Counterfeiter

newton, physics, history, levenson

May. 29, 2009

The Invention of the Telescope

telescope, optics, galileo, history

May. 29, 2009

Dissection

dissection, anatomy, medicine, history

May. 22, 2009

Stem Cell Research Funding Update

stem cell, ethics, research, medicine

May. 22, 2009

Food Shortages and Civilization

fear, lester brown, civilization, food, agriculture

May. 15, 2009

Home-Run Physics

baseball, physics, statistics

May. 08, 2009

Presidential Science Adviser John Holdren

science policy, holdren, nasa, cliamte change, government, washington, obama

May. 08, 2009

The Hobbit Debate

hobbit, hominid, hominin, human ancestors, anthropology

May. 08, 2009

The Two Cultures, Fifty Years On

two cultures, cp snow,

May. 01, 2009

Influenza Update

flu, influenza, swine flu, outbreak, h1n1

May. 01, 2009

Wildlife CSI

forensics, wildlife, poaching, smuggling

Apr. 17, 2009

Luther Burbank and the 'Garden of Invention'

plants, burbank, agriculture, plant breeding

Apr. 10, 2009

Texas Schools and Evolution

evolution, creationism, darwin

Apr. 10, 2009

Obama, Congress, and Climate Change

climate change, policy, congress, obama, global warming

Mar. 27, 2009

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco

noaa, oceans, earth science

Mar. 20, 2009

Darwin's Supporting Evidence

florida, biology, evolution, darwin

Mar. 13, 2009

AAAS President Peter Agre

agre, aaas, science policy

Mar. 13, 2009

Scientists on Wall Street

market, economics, stocks, wall street

Mar. 06, 2009

Citizen Science: Tracking Climate Change

climate change, global warming, national phenology network

Mar. 06, 2009

Oldest Known Horse Farm

archaeology, horses, domestication, farming

Mar. 06, 2009

Don Johanson - Lucy's Legacy

lucy, anthropology, fossil, hominid, human

Feb. 27, 2009

Year of Astronomy

astronomy, anniversaries

Feb. 27, 2009

Evaluating Forensic Science

forensics, crime lab, police, csi

Feb. 20, 2009

The Telephone Gambit

telephone, invention, alexander graham bell, elisha gray

Feb. 13, 2009

Neil deGrasse Tyson

space, astronomy, tyson

Feb. 06, 2009

Future of the FDA

fda, food, drugs, food safety, salmonella

Feb. 06, 2009

A Year of Darwin

darwin, evolution

Jan. 30, 2009

Comic Book Teaches Genetics, Biology

comics, art, science, graphic novel

Jan. 30, 2009

Learning Facts vs Learning to Reason

education, science, reasoning

Jan. 30, 2009

Harold Varmus

varmus, science policy, biology, cancer, obama

Jan. 23, 2009

First Human Clinical Trial of Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Approved

stem cells, biotechnology, human embryonic stem cells, medicine

Jan. 23, 2009

Future of Innovation and Research Funding

science funding, economic stimulus

Jan. 23, 2009

The Road Ahead for NASA

space, nasa, orion, space flight, moon, mars

Jan. 23, 2009

Climate Change and the Media

climate, media, reporting, revkin

Jan. 16, 2009

Top Jobs for the Math and Science Savvy

science jobs

Jan. 09, 2009

Understanding Medical Statistics

medical statistics, risk

Jan. 09, 2009

Gullibility

gullibility, psychology, scam

Jan. 02, 2009

Looking Forward to a Year of Science

science, celebration

Jan. 02, 2009

Mystified? Solve It With Science

book, education, learning, science, mysteries

Jan. 02, 2009

The Invention of Air

oxygen, air, history of science

Dec. 26, 2008

Making New Year's Resolutions Stick

new year, holiday, psychology

Dec. 19, 2008

2008 Science News In Review

2008, year in review, news

Dec. 19, 2008

Most-Cited Science

citations, data, scientific method, publishing

Dec. 12, 2008

Obama Environmental Appointments

obama, washington, president, congress, environment

Dec. 12, 2008

Elephant Health

elephants, zoos, animal ethics, peta

Dec. 12, 2008

HM, Amnesia, and Memory

brain, memory, amnesia, HM

Dec. 12, 2008

Computing Consumer Preferences

music, film, pandora, stores, shopping

Dec. 12, 2008

The Science of Shopping

shopping, psychology, marketing

Dec. 05, 2008

Climate Update

climate, ice, climate change, melting, methane

Dec. 05, 2008

Physics for Future Presidents

physics, science policy

Nov. 28, 2008

Ig Nobel Awards

ignobel, ig nobel , awards, science humor

Nov. 21, 2008

Plug-In Cars

car, automobile, plug-in hybrid, hybrid car, electric car

Nov. 21, 2008

Secret of the Pyramid

egypt, pyramids, giza, brier

Nov. 07, 2008

Synthetic Biology Competition

igem, biological engineering, molecular machines, synthetic biology

Nov. 07, 2008

Science Challenges for the Next Administration

obaba, election, president, policy, energy

Oct. 31, 2008

Stem Cell Research and the Election

stem cells, medical research, human embryonic stem cells, hsc

Oct. 31, 2008

Beautiful Science

museum, art, science, manuscripts, drawings

Oct. 24, 2008

E-Voting Update

voting, election, voting machines, electronic voting

Oct. 24, 2008

Food and The President

food, agriculture, farms, farming, farm bill

Oct. 24, 2008

Personal Genome Project

genetics, genome, privacy, genetic testing

Oct. 24, 2008

Closing the Innovation Gap

invention, innovation, genius, education

Oct. 17, 2008

Who's An Expert?

expertise, experts, specialization, information, decision-making

Oct. 17, 2008

Considering Climate

climate change , oppenheimer, global warming, global cooling

Oct. 17, 2008

Science and The Economy: Rush Holt

economy, research, polict, r&d, government

Oct. 17, 2008

A Spark in a Flask and the Origins of Life

life, miller urey, miller-urey, organic chemistry, astrobiology

Oct. 17, 2008

Dr. Atomic Opera

opera, art, atomic bomb, nuclear, trinity, manhattan project

Oct. 10, 2008

Science Advice for Future Presidents

president, election, bioethics,

Oct. 10, 2008

Mental Health Gets Insurance Parity

addiction, mental health, health care

Oct. 03, 2008

Flash of Genius

windshield wiper, patents, inventions, lawyers, film, movie

Oct. 03, 2008

First US Cap-And-Trade Greenhouse Gas Auction

greenhouse gas, cap and trade, carbon dioxide, global warming, climate change, clean air

Oct. 03, 2008

Do You Want to Believe?

control, illusions, conspiracy

Sep. 26, 2008

Energy News

energy, cng cars, compressed natural gas, incentives, fuel

Sep. 26, 2008

Carl Djerassi's 'Taboos'

djerassi. theater, theatre, art, taboos, play, reproduction

Sep. 05, 2008

Health and the Election

health care, research, elections, voting

Sep. 05, 2008

Voting Systems Update

elections, voting machines, paper trail, electronic voting

Aug. 29, 2008

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

vacation, listener, diy

Aug. 22, 2008

The Science of Getting a 'Yes'

persuasion, social psychology, yes, behavior

Aug. 22, 2008

How Undecided Are 'Undecided Voters?'

polling, decisionmaking, unconscious thought, bias, race

Aug. 22, 2008

Chemistry News Roundup

chemistry, acs meeting, energy

Aug. 08, 2008

Kiss My Math

math danica mckellar education teaching girls

Aug. 01, 2008

Senators on Energy

energy, policy, congress

Aug. 01, 2008

Olympic Air

air pollution, olympics, beijing, china

Jul. 25, 2008

A New Direction for AIDS Vaccine Research

aids vaccine, hiv, fauci

Jul. 04, 2008

Batter Up!

baseball, bat, maple, wod, ash, emerald ash borer

Jul. 04, 2008

Nuclear Family Vacation

atomic, nuclear, defense, weaponry, cold war

Jul. 04, 2008

Science and Technology Tourism Destinations

travel, science, destinations

Jun. 20, 2008

Going Green: Energy Conservation

energy, fuel, oil, efficiency

Jun. 13, 2008

Only a Theory

evolution, creationism, intelligent design

Jun. 06, 2008

Climate Change Legislation Fails in Senate

climate change, global warming, policy

Jun. 06, 2008

Will We Recognize The Future?

future, technology, singularity

Jun. 06, 2008

Richard Preston: Panic in Level 4

preston, ebola, biosafety,

May. 30, 2008

World Science Festival / Kavli Awards

awards, science festival, science literacy

May. 09, 2008

An AIDS Anniversary

aids, hiv, immune system

May. 02, 2008

Calculating Your Carbon

carbon footprint, emissions, greenhouse gas, global warming, climate change

May. 02, 2008

Life Expectancy Dips for Some in the US

medicine, health, life expectancy, povery

Apr. 18, 2008

New U.S. Climate Change Goals?

climate, greenhouse, global warming

Apr. 18, 2008

Jeffrey Sachs: Common Wealth

population, poverty, economics, sachs

Apr. 11, 2008

Public Access to NIH Research

nih, research, open access

Apr. 04, 2008

Phages Fight Bacteria

bacteriophage, phage, luria, bacteria

Apr. 04, 2008

Cities Cutting Energy Use

energy, city planning, urban design, global warming, climate change

Apr. 04, 2008

Oldest Recorded Song is Heard

sound, phonautograph, edison, phonograph, inventor, invention

Mar. 28, 2008

Turmoil in Planetary Exploration?

stern, space science, mars, nasa, budget, funding, space, planet

Mar. 28, 2008

Science of Baseball

baseball, sports, statisitics, medicine, sports psychology

Mar. 14, 2008

Simulating an Outbreak of Pandemic Flu

influenza, flu, disease, outbreak, pandemic, h5n1

Mar. 07, 2008

Persuasive Technologies

technology, captology, persuasion, psychology

Feb. 29, 2008

Anticipating Synthetic Biology

genetics, biobricks, synthetic biology, bioengineering, biotechnology

Feb. 29, 2008

Telling Time: Leap Year, Leap Day

time, date, leap year, calendar

Feb. 29, 2008

Animal Testing and Research Ethics

research ethics, animal testing, peta, animal rights

Feb. 15, 2008

Federal Government and Science

election, politics, government, policy

Feb. 08, 2008

How Much is a Trillion?

budget, mathematics, trillion

Feb. 01, 2008

Voting Machine Update

voting, election, security

Feb. 01, 2008

The Science of Polling

election, polling, public opinion

Feb. 01, 2008

Your Feedback: Science Election Issues

election, debate, issues

Jan. 25, 2008

Judah Folkman's Legacy

folkman, cancer, angiogenesis

Jan. 18, 2008

Touching the Invisible Sky

Braille, visually imapired, blind, astronomy, space

Jan. 18, 2008

The Zookeeper's Wife

war, holocaust, zoos

Jan. 11, 2008

The Call for A Science Debate

politics, policy, election, debate

Jan. 11, 2008

Lester Brown - Plan B 3.0

environment, energy, policy, food, water

Jan. 11, 2008

The Farnsworth Invention

television, invention, farnsworth, theater, theatre, play

Dec. 28, 2007

What Would You Do For Science?

science experiment testing laboratory method culture

Dec. 21, 2007

Bali Climate Conference Wrap-up

cliamte, global warming, un

Dec. 21, 2007

Looking Back on 2007 Science

year in review, 2007

Dec. 21, 2007

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

birds, birding, birders, christmans bird count

Dec. 14, 2007

National Health Insurance / National Health Care

health care, insurance, doctors

Dec. 07, 2007

Education and Evolution in Texas

evolution, creationism, intelligent design, education

Nov. 30, 2007

Stem Cells in Review

stem cells, ethics, medicine, biotechnology

Nov. 23, 2007

Why is the Universe Right for Life?

davies, cosmology, life, universe, philosophy

Nov. 23, 2007

The 2007 Ig Nobel Awards

ig nobel, ignobel, humor, comedy

Nov. 16, 2007

Politics and the Brain

voting, brain, brain imaging

Nov. 16, 2007

Monkey Clones and Stem Cells

clones, stem cells, embryonic stem cells

Nov. 16, 2007

Presidential Science Advisors

science policy, science advisors

Nov. 09, 2007

Math and Science Education

education, math, mathematics, timss

Nov. 02, 2007

Global Climate Change Update

climate, global warming, climate change, environment

Nov. 02, 2007

Air Travel Safety Study

avaiation, airline safety, nasa

Oct. 26, 2007

Global Health on A Dollar a Day

public health, poverty

Oct. 26, 2007

von Braun

von braun, space, history, nasa

Oct. 26, 2007

Political Snap Decisions

politics, face, snap decisions

Oct. 19, 2007

Conflicts of Interest

policy, funding, research, money

Oct. 12, 2007

Overtreated

health care, medicine

Sep. 28, 2007

Sputnik Anniversary

space, sputnik

Sep. 28, 2007

Bush Climate Meeting

climate, policy, government, warming

Sep. 21, 2007

Lunar X Prize

moon, xprize, lunar, space

Sep. 21, 2007

Women, Girls, and Math

math, women, girls, sex, gender

Aug. 10, 2007

Farm Bill and What to Eat

food, nutrition, agriculture, farm

Aug. 03, 2007

Hackers Test California Voting Machines

voting technology, computers, elections

Jul. 27, 2007

Drawing The Line Between Science And Politics

politics, endangered species, washington, policy

Jul. 20, 2007

Why It's Hard To Admit To Being Wrong

brain, mistakes, social psychology

Jul. 13, 2007

In An Age Of Gadgets, Life Gets Complicated

design, technology, simplicity, maeda

Jul. 13, 2007

The Relationship Between Politics And Science

government, policy

Jul. 06, 2007

New Biography Focuses On Einstein's Creativity

einstein, franklin, isaacson

Jul. 06, 2007

Live Earth Concerts Kick Off Worldwide

climate change, concerts, al gore, global warming
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