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November 2014
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Culture, Philosophy, Humor

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 [...]

Slavoj Žižek - On IdeologyOne of the more interesting lessons Hegel's dialectical method has contributed to our understan [...]

Sean Carroll vs William Lane Craig - God and CosmologyDoes the universe need an explanation for its existence, or can it be understood as a self-containin [...]

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

Longtime practitioner and psychotherapist Rob Preece says even though as students we may be devoted [...]

Recent headlines have revealed that spiritual communities, including Buddhist ones, are particularly [...]

Peter Bagge illustrated Brad Warner's Shambhala Sun article, "A Punk Looks at Fifty"– [...]

Photo, "Tibetan Buddhist Nun praying, Tharlam Monastery Porch, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal," [...]

Sik Kok Kwong, head of the Buddhist Association of Hong Kong, died on Monday at the age of 95. The p [...]

When we pray, says Mark Unno, it’s important not to get caught up in magical thinking or to become a [...]

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village community has issued an update on the 88-year-old Zen teacher’s healt [...]

Prayer is alive and well in Western Zen, says Jan Chozen Bays, even as it challenges us to make sens [...]

The blue-green colors in this image are attractive, but the trace of the number seven, and the subtl [...]

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know whom you’re praying to, says Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel. The very [...]

(NaturalNews) A woman who had traveled from the West African nation of Guinea just a few weeks ago s [...]

(NaturalNews) As news about Kenyan women being given tetanus vaccinations laced with a sterilization [...]

(NaturalNews) In an unbelievable act that the agency's top officials are defending, the FBI has [...]

(NaturalNews) On November 4, the citizens of Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., voted to legalize [...]

(NaturalNews) Unfortunately, acute or chronic pain is something that everyone in their life experien [...]

(NaturalNews) Jon Entine -- biotech shill, character assassination operative, Forbes.com writer and [...]

(NaturalNews) Despite an ever-growing sales volume year after year, Monsanto's genetically-modi [...]

(NaturalNews) The same company responsible for building the flawed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power r [...]

(NaturalNews) Fungal infections are one of the most common diseases known to humanity. Since the pre [...]

(NaturalNews) Herbs and spices have been used for thousands of years by ancient civilizations inhabi [...]

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

With the Philae mission down on the comet and preliminary science results coming from its brief scie [...]

Where will YOU be on August 21st, 2017? Astronomy is all about humility and thinking big in terms of [...]

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe, faster is better. Faster means more powerful particle [...]

If you wanna get humans to Mars, there are so many technical hurdles in the way that it will take a [...]

Over the last 20 years, astronomers have discovered several thousand planets orbiting other stars. W [...]

With its first runs of colliding protons in 2008-2013, the Large Hadron Collider has now been provid [...]

And we have touchdown! This is what the feet of the Philae lander experienced as the spacecraft touc [...]

On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin entered the “realm of myth and legend” when he beca [...]

You know the old saying: “if you want to hide something, put it in plain sight?” Well, according to [...]

Crazy things can happen when galaxies collide, as they sometimes do. Although individual stars rarel [...]

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 [...]

Researchers Tackle Complex Question of Time's ArrowFriday Sep 19, 2014 Time flies straight ahea [...]

From Faraday to Present DayThursday Sep 18, 2014 How a curious 19th century mind shaped our world.  [...]

NASA's Swift mission probes an exotic object: 'Kicked' black hole or mega star?Astronomers have discovered an unusual source of light in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away. [...]

Environmental bleaching impairs long-term coral reproductionBleaching -- a process where high water temperatures or UV light stresses the coral to the point whe [...]

Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycleIn the Northern Hemisphere, there's a strong seasonal cycle of vegetation. Each year in the Nor [...]

New view of mouse genome finds many similarities, striking differences with human genomeLooking across the genomes of humans and mice, scientists have found that, in general, the systems t [...]

Natural gut viruses join bacterial cousins in maintaining health and fighting infectionsMicrobiologists say they have what may be the first strong evidence that the natural presence of vir [...]

'Aquatic osteoporosis' jellifying lakesA plague of “aquatic osteoporosis” is spreading throughout many North American soft-water lakes due [...]

Geologists shed light on formation of Alaska RangeGeologists have recently figured out what has caused the Alaska Range to form the way it has and why [...]

Prehistoric landslide discovery rivals largest known on surface of EarthA catastrophic landslide that rivals in size the largest known gravity slide on the surface of the E [...]

Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glowWhen the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded this October to three Japanese-born scientists for [...]

Three astrophysicists discuss preparations for three recently funded dark matter experiments, and th [...]

A bizarre set of galaxies in the Coma Cluster have lost most of their stars (or star-making material [...]

The dark ways of Algol the Demon Star, and what it can teach us about stellar evolution.The post Whe [...]

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