Last weekend at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, scientists, mathematicians, engineers, doctors, and other intellectuals came to honor a living legend in the field of science, Dr. James West. At the age of 80, West has dedicated 60 years of his life to the advancement of science and to provide opportunities for minorities and women […]

via CNN Half of the people who identify with the tea party in a new poll reject the science of global warming (50%) and evolution (51%), sentiments that some observers believe portray an increasingly religious electorate that mimics some GOP presidential hopefuls. These numbers compare with 69% of all people surveyed who “believe there is solid […]

Black scientists are far less likely to receive funding for a research study than a white scientist, according to a study published today in Science Mag. The in-depth analysis of U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant data finds that black Ph.D. scientists chances of winning NIH funding was 10 percentage points lower than that […]

SAN FRANCISCO – Several scientific journals are calling Timothy Ray Brown the first man cured of AIDS. Brown was diagnosed with HIV in 1996 but now the virus has been completely removed from his body thanks to stem cells. CBS San Francisco reports: “I’m cured of HIV. I had HIV but I don’t anymore,” he […]

Spiritual / Medical Guru, Deepak Chopra’s upcoming conference, called the Sages and Scientists Symposium: The Merging of A New Future, is only one in a wave of gatherings through which hundreds of researchers are working to define a new paradigm for the relationship between spirituality and science. By Deepak Chopra, Special to CNN For most […]

WASHINGTON – If a crying woman’s red nose isn’t a big enough turnoff to a man, a surprising experiment found another reason: Tears of sadness may temporarily lower his testosterone level. Those tears send a chemical signal as the man gets close enough to sniff them — even though there’s no discernible odor, say researchers […]

Atlanta — African American students who attend HBCUs do better in both math an technology according to a recent report. BlackWeb 2.0 reports: On Monday, The Commission released its annual briefing report on The Educational Effectiveness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)and Encouraging Minority Students to Pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Careers. The […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio teacher accused of burning the mark of a cross on students’ arms says he dropped a lawsuit over his possible firing because it would have interfered with a public airing of his complaint in a different venue. The school board in Mount Vernon, Ohio, moved to fire middle school science […]

Sally Pellegrin of Cleveland was recognized by President Obama for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching on Wednesday. “The quality of math and science teachers is the most important single factor influencing whether students will succeed or fail in science, technology, engineering and math,” President Obama said.