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Culture, Philosophy, Humor

Nicholas Christakis - The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social InfluenceMany attempts to explain human behavior tend to adopt some version or other of methodological indivi [...]

Magical balls? Nope. It's the Magnus Effect.When you think of gravity, your first thought is probably just 'down,' but then you might [...]

Agnes Török - WorthlessIf you've ever watched "The Usual Suspects," you probably remember the line that [...]

Key & Peele - Feminist Pirate ChanteyThey may have a reputation for looting and pillaging, for murder and mutiny, and countless other cri [...]

Frederick Douglass - The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the NegroIn 1852 Frederick Douglass delivered one of his most moving speeches, reflecting on the meaning that [...]

David Eagleman - Can We Create New Senses for Humans?It's been a source of questions, awe and insight among philosophers for a long time to consider [...]

Understanding Art - The Death of SocratesWhen I visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, I make it a point to stop by Jacques Louis David [...]

Jim Jefferies on U.S. Gun ControlWhenever a shooting massacre takes place in the US, and we raise the question of whether there ought [...]

Lucretius - De Rerum Natura - On the Nature of LoveEpicurean philosophy is hedonistic, and as such it exalts the importance of pleasure and makes it th [...]

Monica Lewinski - The Price of ShameAlmost overnight, and without almost anyone knowing the person behind the name, her name became an i [...]

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Who doesn’t love a Full Moon? Occurring about once a month, they never wear out their welcome. Each [...]

Orbital ATK is on the rebound with return to flight of their Antares rocket slated in early 2016 fol [...]

The Dawn spacecraft is now orbiting just 1,470 kilometers (915 miles) above Ceres’ surface, and the [...]

It seems as if the planets are fleeing the evening sky, just as the Fall school star party season is [...]

The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blo [...]

How good are your optics? Nothing can challenge the resolution of a large light bucket telescope, li [...]

When it comes to space exploration it’s resoundingly clear that rock band ‘One Direction’ is headed [...]

Hurricane Danny, the first Atlantic Ocean hurricane of the 2015 season has been caught on camera by [...]

NASA’s Curiosity rover has snapped a stunningly beautiful, one of a kind ‘belly selfie’ amidst the p [...]

How would you like to see one of the most famous comets with your own eyes? Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gera [...]

Perimeter launches new initiative to boost numericsMonday Aug 24, 2015 The Discretuum to Continuum I [...]

Famous People Who Dig Physics Sunday Aug 16, 2015 Cosmology isn’t the only way stars get into physic [...]

Physics and friendships flourish at science summer campMonday Jul 27, 2015 The International Summer [...]

Hands-on physics fun turns teachers into studentsMonday Jul 13, 2015 EinsteinPlus workshop brings to [...]

The exotic promise of bosonic topological insulatorsTuesday Jul 07, 2015 Perimeter researchers Peng [...]

13 Things from Sci-fi That Became Sci-fact Tuesday Jun 30, 2015 To commemorate some big anniversarie [...]

Celebrating the sixth class of Perimeter Scholars InternationalMonday Jun 29, 2015 Congratulations t [...]

Business Leaders and Philanthropists Invest in Perimeter InstituteThursday Jun 18, 2015 Perimeter ha [...]

Young Faculty Receive Early Researcher AwardsThursday Jun 18, 2015 Three Perimeter researchers have [...]

Converging Streams: Art and ScienceMonday Jun 15, 2015 When streams of thought converge, truth is fo [...]

Seeing quantum motion; even one day ripples in the fabric of space-time?Even large objects obey quantum physics, meaning they are never quite at rest. Researchers have deve [...]

Artificial leaf harnesses sunlight for efficient fuel productionA new solar fuel generation system, or artificial leaf, safely creates fuel from sunlight and water [...]

The alien within: Fetal cells influence maternal health during pregnancy (and long after)Dramatic research has shown that during pregnancy, cells of the fetus often migrate through the plac [...]

Astrophysicist find supermassive black holes in quasar nearest EarthAstrophysicists have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Eart [...]

Songbird habitat affects reproduction, survivalA professor who studies birds around the world has discovered trends in how the offspring grow, how [...]

Soaking up carbon dioxide and turning it into valuable productsResearchers have incorporated molecules of porphyrin CO2 catalysts into the sponge-like crystals of [...]

Modified bacteria become a multicellular circuitScientists create a biological circuit by programming bacteria to alter gene expression in an entire [...]

Imaging techniques set new standard for super-resolution in live cellsScientists can now watch dynamic biological processes with unprecedented clarity in living cells usi [...]

Evidence suggests subatomic particles could defy the standard modelA team of physicists has found new hints of particles -- leptons, to be more precise -- being treate [...]

Interstellar seeds could create oases of lifeAstrophysicists now show that if life can travel between the stars (a process called panspermia), it [...]

Pictures are great, but there's nothing like holding another world in your hands to appreciate [...]

Daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Tel [...]

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Neptune reaches opposition next week, giving amateurs the chance to track its unique, backwards-orbi [...]

Dozens of solar specialists are coordinating outreach activities for a coast-to-coast total solar ec [...]

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Astronomers have discovered that one galaxy of a nearby double-galaxy system has a giant, star-studd [...]

Scientists have discovered an ancient lakebed on Mars. The post Scientists Find Ancient Lake on Mars [...]

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