2/21/2013 - The Washington Post
The day after President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address, a group of school-aged people gathered at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to ask questions of some of the nation’s leading technologists.
8/27/2012 - Yahoo! News
In a clip posted to online knowledge forum Big Think via YouTube, former children's show host Bill Nye spoke out against the denial of evolution, saying such views harm young people especially and hamper scientific progress.
8/19/2012 - The New York Times (requires free registration)
The Exploratorium, which inspired science museums around the world to adopt a hands-on, learning-by-doing ethos, is on the verge of a rebirth.
6/18/2012 - NewScientist
Scientists and hackers become rock stars at Seattle Science Festival, where cosmologist Stephen Hawking shares the stage with rapper Baba Brinkman.
5/3/2012 - THE Journal
Harvard University and MIT have partnered to launch edX, an initiative to offer free online courses worldwide and develop an open source platform to deliver them.
4/11/2012 - The New York Times (requires free registration)
Through festivals—not fairs—John Durant, of the M.I.T. Museum, strives to demystify science in an era of divisive issues like climate change, vaccines, and embryonic stem cell research.
12/12/2011 - ScienceInsider
To get into the spirit of innovation at the European Commission's Innovation Convention here this week, one needed look no further than orange-haired punk fashion designer Vivienne Westwood quizzing Chinese business professor Xue Lan and Olivier Oullier, an expert in behavioral and brain sciences who advises the French government, on how best to address the problem of climate change.
10/31/2011 - Inside Higher Ed
Halloween Special! In today’s Academic Minute, Dan Shaw of Lock Haven University discusses the range of theories explaining why many of us enjoy horror films.
9/27/2011 - THE Journal
The science resource site Sciencia.org has now become a crowdsourced social network that synthesizes the latest scientific news, studies, and resources from journals, books, and websites into something resembling Wikipedia meets a Facebook News Feed.
9/21/2011 - Scientific American
The growing evidence that children think scientifically presents a conundrum: If even the youngest kids have an intuitive grasp of the scientific method, why does that understanding seem to vanish within a few years?
9/8/2011 - TIME Magazine
Hollywood usually sensationalizes infectious disease. Steven Soderbergh's film works because it gets the science right—and we should pay attention.
8/22/2011 - The Boston Globe
The theoretical science behind the functioning of zombie brains was just one of dozens of topics discussed during the independent Brookline cinema's popular program, which brings in a scientist or other expert to talk about the science behind a movie. The program has been so successful that it's expanding to eight cinemas from coast to coast with help from a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
8/11/2011 - NewScientist
A new Guggenheim travelling laboratory aims to turn city residents into impromptu study subjects.
6/28/2011 - The New York Times (requires free registration)
A new play serves as a lecture on Darwin and natural selection disguised as a rant on the history of rap, gangs and murder in Chicago, and much more.
6/3/2011 - The New York Times (requires free registration)
The five-day World Science Festival is a smooch-fest between science and art.
5/25/2011 - Reuters
Geoscientists at the British Geological Survey group asked members of the public for help on Wednesday with observations of volcanic ash from the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland.
5/23/2011 - New Scientist
It turns out that reptiles don't exist and we don't know how the atom splits. New Scientist reveals nine venerable truths you can't rely on.
5/17/2011 - ScienceDaily
Devin Bloom is not your typical Facebook user. But recently, while on a scientific expedition to the remote jungles of Guyana, Bloom helped illuminate a powerful new use for the social networking tool.
5/9/2011 - Yahoo! News
Once restricted mainly to counting birds—most famously, in Audubon's 111-year-old Christmas Bird Count—citizen science has expanded rapidly in recent years, both in number and variety of projects.
4/20/2011 - National Science Foundation
The "Changing Planet" town hall broadcast brings together scientists, thought leaders, and students to discuss the impact of climate science and possible solutions.
3/7/2011 - TIME
Portrayed as lunatics in comic books, scientists who experiment on themselves have long pushed the boundaries of human knowledge. And now, through the internet, their method is becoming mainstream.
3/2/2011 - National Science Foundation
In honor of National Engineers Week, the National Science Foundation and the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. have announced a new partnership to promote careers in science, engineering, and technology.
2/28/2011 - The Boston Globe
How well do you remember science class? Here are 20 science and math questions taken from the Boston Globe's weekly Ask Dr. Knowledge column.
1/12/2011 - The New York Times (requires free registration)
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University are attempting to harness the wisdom of crowds with the creation of an online video game that challenges players to design new ways to fold RNA molecules.
12/6/2010 - Inside Higher Ed
At gathering of grad school officials, Alan Alda promoted a campaign to teach the next generation of researchers how to communicate with the public.