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Photo Of The Day: Immaturity Is Power

12/20/14See Comments

Embryonic stem cells (ESCs), shown here in a colorized scanning electron micrograph, can turn into any type of cell in the body with the right...[Read More]

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R.I.P., The Colbert Report

12/19/14See Comments

After nine years, Stephen Colbert hung up his conservative alter ego. World Science Festival co-founder Brian Greene was among the dozens of perennial “Colbert Report”...[Read More]


Physics Comes to Broadway with a New WSF Program

12/19/14See Comments

You’re invited to a one-night-only experience: A performance of Constellations, arriving in New York after its critically acclaimed run in London, followed by an on-stage...[Read More]


Photo of the Day: Flower Power

12/19/14See Comments

This might look like a weird sea creature, but it’s actually a very close-up view of a viola, a member of the violet family of...[Read More]

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Next World Science U Master Class Available

12/18/14See Comments

Interested in learning mind-blowing science directly from the leading experts? World Science U has you covered. Today we premiere the third installment of WSU Master Classes, a...[Read More]

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Misunderstood Geniuses: William Harvey

12/18/14See Comments

Phlegm? Bile? Having too much of each used to be the source of all your health problems…or so people thought, until William Harvey came on...[Read More]


This Week In Science: Mars Methane, Feathery Weather Forecasters, And Philae’s Wake-Up Call

12/18/14See Comments

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items: NASA’s Curiosity rover detected a burp...[Read More]


Planck Data Set Reportedly ‘Absolutely Beautiful’

12/18/14See Comments

They’re the most hotly anticipated releases of the holiday season: Not one, but two sets of findings from the European Space Agency’s Planck Satellite Project....[Read More]

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Photo of the Day: Lounge Lizards

12/18/14See Comments

Leopard geckos are unique among geckos in having movable eyelids, as seen in action here. (Image Credit:[Read More]

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Smart Reads: Bill Nye’s ‘Undeniable’

12/17/14See Comments

Evolution has two histories—the story of the Earth and its species, and our discovery and exploration of the concept itself. We recently had the pleasure...[Read More]