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December 2014
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Culture, Philosophy, Humor

Ed Yong - Suicidal Wasps, Zombie Roaches & Other Parasite TalesBy its very nature, philosophy is an iconoclastic discipline, dedicated to questioning and dissectin [...]

Lawrence Lessig - We the People, and the Republic We Must ReclaimThe grand Enlightenment experiment in political self-rule and representative democracy that the Unit [...]

Diotima's Ladder - From Lust to MoralityJust about everyone has some idea about what platonic love is: a spiritual form of love in which wha [...]

Dropping a Bowling Ball and a Feather Inside a Vacuum ChamberOne of the ways in which Galileo revolutionized the world of physics was by challenging the Aristote [...]

Steven Pinker - Linguistics as a Window to Understand the BrainOne of the things I first enjoyed when I was introduced to philosophy was its recursive nature: we c [...]

In ancient Greece, when visitors went to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the very first thing they e [...]

Beyond Freakonomics: Musings on the Economics of Everyday LifeFor most of its history, economics has been an esoteric discipline concerned with abstract concepts [...]

Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies!With unprecedented access to the vast accumulation of knowledge of the world at our fingertips, it i [...]

Pawel Kuczynski's Thought-Provoking IllustrationsAs you've seen in this fascinating lecture by Slavoj Žižek, the logic of the reigning corporati [...]

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word CrimesYou may remember that about a year ago Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines" created a [...]

Right Living, Thinking, Etc
  • Two Truths News
  • Natural Living-Healthy Planet

Iliana: A Winter Solstice Tale is the story of a little girl who lives with her family in the kingdo [...]

I’m mad. Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Ezell Ford, Dante Parker all unarmed, all black men, now dead, [...]

Update, 11:44am EST, December 19th: A memorial was held for Sangyal Khar on December 18. See more, b [...]

It’s that time of year when we pay special attention to all that we have to be grateful for. The pos [...]

Writers and Buddhist teachers Lodro Rinzler and Susan Piver want to guide you through the end of one [...]

Thich Nhat Hanh offers his new translation of the Heart Sutra, which teaches transcendent wisdom, an [...]

Update, 12:30pm EST, December 19th: Read the response of China's chairman of ethnic and religio [...]

"Bernardo Bertolucci" by Associazione Culturale Cinemazero from Pordenone, Italia - Bernar [...]

Update: See memorial information below. Rev. Dr. Taitetsu Unno has died at the age of 85. The post R [...]

Watch: The Wrong ParadigmMany organizations try to remedy abusive relationships with mediation and conflict resolution. Pam R [...]

(NaturalNews) The shamelessness of vaccine pushers knows no limits. Even when the vaccine admittedly [...]

(NaturalNews) It's known to pop up as a persistent weed in gardens, on lawns and even in drivew [...]

(NaturalNews) In the largest city of northern Israel, the University of Haifa has shared their concl [...]

(NaturalNews) The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, a time for families to come together, a [...]

(NaturalNews) With the current Ebola crisis happening in Africa, many are worried that the virus may [...]

(NaturalNews) After many days without rain in densely populated places like Los Angeles and New York [...]

(NaturalNews) We've known the horrific conditions animals endure when raised in factory farms. [...]

(NaturalNews) A Long Island, New York, mother of three has been awarded $1.12 million by a federal j [...]

(NaturalNews) A new study seeks to divert attention away from the prominent role that prescription d [...]

(NaturalNews) A 142-year-old law could pave the way for new mining operations in a region of Arizona [...]

Science News
  • The Universe Today
  • Perimeter Institute
  • Science Daily
  • Sky and Telescope

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a history making journey of more than 66,000 miles through space, o [...]

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter) Ramin Skibb [...]

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Due to technical problems encountered during a hot fire test of the first [...]

Earlier this month, delegates from the various states that make up the UN met in Lima, Peru, to agre [...]

Call it holiday light creep. A NASA satellite has been tracking the spread of Christmas lighting fro [...]

It’s alive! NASA’s Kepler space telescope had to stop planet-hunting during Earth’s northern-hemisph [...]

Short-period comet 15P/Finlay, which had been plunking along at a dim magnitude +11, has suddenly br [...]

For those following all the habitability results from the Curiosity rover lately, here’s a special t [...]

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In a key test of rocket reusability, SpaceX will attempt a daring landing [...]

In scientific style, researchers are slowly narrowing down where the Philae lander arrived on Comet [...]

Defining Gravity, Defying GravityTuesday Dec 02, 2014 For Perimeter postdoc David “Doddy” Marsh, ska [...]

New tools for teachersMonday Dec 01, 2014 The latest teaching kit from Perimeter helps turn househol [...]

Prestigious Polanyi Prize goes to PI Visiting FellowWednesday Nov 12, 2014 Visiting Fellow Eduardo M [...]

Schuster and Toro Awarded New Horizons PrizeTuesday Nov 11, 2014 Perimeter Faculty members Natalia T [...]

19 Awesome Things about Carl SaganThursday Nov 06, 2014 To commemorate what would have been Carl Sag [...]

Tensor Networks Initiative to Boost Promising ApproachThursday Oct 30, 2014 Perimeter Institute anno [...]

The Last Gasp of a Black HoleFriday Oct 17, 2014 New research from Perimeter shows that two of the s [...]

Teachers Who Inspired Great ScientistsThursday Oct 02, 2014 A great teacher can change the world. [...]

Are Weak Values Quantum? Don't Bet On ItTuesday Sep 23, 2014 New work asserts that a key techni [...]

New Results Cloud Earlier Gravitational Wave ClaimsTuesday Sep 23, 2014 New measurements of galactic [...]

Lost memories might be able to be restored, suggests research into marine snailNew research indicates that lost memories can be restored, according to new research into a type of [...]

New species found in the deepest trench on EarthResearchers have returned from the first detailed study of the Mariana Trench aboard Schmidt Ocean I [...]

Atom-thick CCD could capture imagesAn atomically thin material may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform. Synthetic two-dimensiona [...]

Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety, serotonin transmissionEarly developmental exposure to two different antidepressants, Prozac and Lexapro, has been studied [...]

Europe shows that humans and large predators can share the same landscapeThe recovery of large carnivores in Europe is a great success for nature conservation. At one third [...]

Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in childrenDevelopmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. [...]

A clear, molecular view of how human color vision evolvedMany genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans t [...]

Signs of Europa plumes remain elusive in search of Cassini dataA fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter sh [...]

NASA's Kepler reborn, makes first exoplanet find of new missionNASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exopla [...]

'Tipping points' for sea level rise-related flooding determinedBy 2050, a majority of US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding e [...]

Challenge yourself to observe the solar system's minor moons, find out how the science of nothi [...]

Some daily sky sights among the ever-changing Moon, planets, and stars. Friday, December 19 Have you [...]

In a quartet of high-quality videos, Sky & Telescope editors offer newcomers solid, objective ti [...]

NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected both methane in Mars’s atmosphere and carbon-bearing organic com [...]

Add another dimension of viewing to winter's favorite deep sky object, the Great Nebula of Orio [...]

iOptron's Universal Smartphone Eyepiece Adapter ($58) allows users to take snapshots of the Moo [...]

NASA’s MAVEN mission has discovered a new population of particles in Mars’s upper atmosphere. It’s a [...]

A new Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, is heading our way. It may brighten to 5th magnitude from late Decem [...]

Sky & Telescope>/i> predicts that 2015's best meteor showers will be the Perseids in [...]

Some daily sky sights among the ever-changing Moon, planets, and stars. Friday, December 12 This is [...]