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A Request From Arianna

The bosslady herself is interviewing the Dalai Lama on May 14, and she asked our science followers in particular to weigh in: What questions would you ask?

You can leave your comments here, tweet them to us @HuffPostScience, or add them to the Facebook thread here.

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"My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer."

– Neil deGrasse Tyson  (via rebeccasearles)

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Mars lava spirals reveal volcanic secretsBy looking more closely at the lava coils in the future, scientists can learn more about Mars’s crust and mantle.

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Mars lava spirals reveal volcanic secrets
By looking more closely at the lava coils in the future, scientists can learn more about Mars’s crust and mantle.

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"Imagining living in a universe without purpose may prepare us to better face reality head on. I cannot see that this is such a bad thing. Living in a strange and remarkable universe that is the way it is, independent of our desires and hopes, is far more satisfying for me than living in a fairy-tale universe invented to justify our existence."

– Lawrence M. Krauss, A Universe Without Purpose (http://huff.to/JFmvFd)

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Tetris May Help Treat PTSD

A seemingly trivial task – playing a particular video game – may lessen flashbacks and other psychological symptoms following a traumatic event, according to research presented here at the British Psychology Society Annual Conference.

More here: http://huff.to/Ic4UnH

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The Hubble Space Telescope captured this gorgeous flower-like composite of The Ring Nebula.
More here: http://huff.to/Jw870x

The Hubble Space Telescope captured this gorgeous flower-like composite of The Ring Nebula.

More here: http://huff.to/Jw870x

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ICYMI: Cara Santa Maria investigates the science behind one of life’s greatest mysteries.

You can now watch all of the Talk Nerdy To Me series here on YouTube (without those pesky ads): http://bit.ly/I85GvD

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The wives of Gemini 4 astronauts at Mission Control in Houston, taking the opportunity to speak to their husbands as they passed over the United States.NASA’s landmark Gemini program — which allowed the U.S. to overcome the advantage won by the Soviets in the late 1950’s — marks its 50th anniversary this month.See more awesome photos here: http://huff.to/HmdAYt(CREDIT: NASA) 

The wives of Gemini 4 astronauts at Mission Control in Houston, taking the opportunity to speak to their husbands as they passed over the United States.

NASA’s landmark Gemini program — which allowed the U.S. to overcome the advantage won by the Soviets in the late 1950’s — marks its 50th anniversary this month.

See more awesome photos here: http://huff.to/HmdAYt

(CREDIT: NASA) 

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The whole universe captured in one stunning NASA photo. It was created from a compilation of 2.7 million infrared images, and features more than half a billion stars, galaxies, and more.Read more here. 

The whole universe captured in one stunning NASA photo. It was created from a compilation of 2.7 million infrared images, and features more than half a billion stars, galaxies, and more.

Read more here

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Change My Mind: Should U.S. Send Humans To Mars?

Rep. Barney Frank and president of the Mars Society, Dr. Robert Zubrin, go to head-to-head to change readers minds.

Read more and pick a side here

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Bees self-medicate to fight infection
When faced with pathogenic fungi, bees line their hives with more propolis — the waxy, yellow substance seen here.More here. 

Bees self-medicate to fight infection

When faced with pathogenic fungi, bees line their hives with more propolis — the waxy, yellow substance seen here.

More here

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'Space Cats' Viral Video's Creator Explains April Fools Joke (VIDEO)

"I think there was a time in my career where I did resent space cats and their tendency to photo-bomb these images, but it’s like getting angry at the sunshine."

More here

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The Mind Of A Mass Murderer: Charles Whitman, Brain Damage, And Violence (VIDEO)

HuffPost Science’s Cara Santa Maria explores the link between brain damage and violence in the case of the UT Sniper. More here.

 

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This vast solar tornado captured by NASA is big enough to swallow several Earths.

More here: http://huff.to/GZszFo

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This crab is totally channeling a James Franco character.

More here: http://huff.to/GGfih5

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