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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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Arlington Native Hopes To Break Scientist Stereotype With ‘LabCandy’

White lab coat. Thick goggles. Maybe geeky. Probably male. The stereotype of a scientist is fairly well set, but a young Arlingtonian is trying to shake that up.

08/21/2014

A United Nations panel wants to set up an early warning system to track and deflect potentially dangerous Near-Earth Objects. (NASA/Newsmakers)

U.N. Panel Takes Step Toward Combating Asteroid Threat

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A United Nations panel is taking the first serious steps towards getting the world ready for an asteroid impact, reports Space.com. The U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space […]

08/13/2014

Turn your back on this seemingly flat piece of hardware, and it just might fold itself into a crab and scuttle away. (Screen grab from ScienceMag.org)

Scientists Make Cheap, Fast Self-Assembling Robots

In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.

08/07/2014

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Military To Develop Brain Implants For Injured Vets

Scientists will develop wireless implants that can help people with traumatic brain injuries recover memory function.

07/09/2014

President Barack Obama plays with a Hoberman Sphere as he talks with 12-year-old Peyton Robertson, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, during the White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 27, 2014. The White House Science Fair celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Promotes Math, Tech Aid at White House Science Fair

President Barack Obama is drawing attention to girls’ science and engineering accomplishments as he announces efforts to diversify the nation’s technological workforce.

05/27/2014

This image, showing the first all-sky microwave image of the universe soon after the Big Bang, was released by a team of astronomers from NASA and Princeton University on Feb. 10, 2003 in Washington, D.C. (credit: NASA/MAPs Team/Getty Images)

‘Science Ignorance Is Pervasive In Our Society': Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Question Big Bang Theory

Scientists are disturbed from a new poll that reveals that a majority of Americans question the Big Bang theory.

04/22/2014

Harvard Medical School member says cannabis could be used to prevent long-term trauma from repeated concussions. (Getty Images)

Harvard Professor To NFL: Treat Concussions With Pot

A well regarded Harvard professor emeritus has a modest suggestion for the NFL: start funding marijuana research as a way to treat concussions.

03/01/2014

Surgeons removed a fully developed tooth from a child's brain tumor. (Getty Images)

Tooth In Child’s Brain Sheds New Light On Tumor Formation

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Doctors say a recent medical case could help uncover new treatments to fight brain tumors. A 4-month-old Maryland child was at the heart of the case, reports LiveScience.com. Doctors became concerned […]

02/28/2014

Researchers find those with anti-homosexual views die an average of 2.5 years earlier than those who don't. (Getty Images)

Study: Homophobic People Die Younger

Survey participants who showed anti-gay views died an average of 2.5 years earlier than those who didn’t.

02/22/2014

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