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Culture, Philosophy, Humor

Roger Scruton - Why Beauty MattersBeauty has been a central and enduring concept in the philosophy of art and aesthetics since its inc [...]

Jonathan Haidt - The Moral Roots of Liberals and ConservativesIf you've kept up at all with the various cultural wars in this country, you're painfully [...]

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 [...]

Right Living, Thinking, Etc
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(NaturalNews) When campaigning in 2008 for what would become his first term in office, Senator Barac [...]

(NaturalNews) A major health care group headed up by a big Democratic donor will pay $118 million in [...]

(NaturalNews) Avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is challenging former Secretary o [...]

(NaturalNews) For being the least populated state in the U.S., Wyoming sure doesn't seem all th [...]

(NaturalNews) Has the world's financial order already begun to collapse and people are just not [...]

(NaturalNews) If a group of Chinese scientists gets their way, the future genome of the human race w [...]

(NaturalNews) If you are an American, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will get cancer during your [...]

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

Itching for some cometary action? After a fine winter’s performance from Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy, 20 [...]

Video Caption: NASA/JAXA’s GPM satellite measured record rainfall that fell over the Carolinas from [...]

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory have devised a new habita [...]

It’s no secret that there has been a resurgence in interest in space exploration in recent years. Mu [...]

Have you heard the big news? NASA has reported that Mark Whatney is alive and well on the surface of [...]

The atmosphere keeps us alive and breathing, but it really sucks for astronomy. Fortunately, humanit [...]

First off, a huge thank you to everyone who made and sent their Danjon scale estimate of the totally [...]

The brightest asteroid visible from Earth prowls across Cetus the Whale this month. Vesta shines at [...]

As the powerful category 4 Hurricane Joaquin was pounding the Bahamas and packing winds of over 130 [...]

Arthur B. McDonald Wins Nobel Prize in PhysicsTuesday Oct 06, 2015 Perimeter Institute congratulates [...]

Perimeter Institute Supports Governor General’s Innovation AwardsMonday Oct 05, 2015 Perimeter Insti [...]

Physics Fast and Frugal: Dollar Store DemosTuesday Sep 29, 2015 You don't need a huge particle [...]

Magic at the meeting pointsMonday Sep 28, 2015 Perimeter collaborators propose a new way to compare [...]

CBC Ideas Explores Imagination in Physics Friday Sep 18, 2015 How important is imagination in physic [...]

How nature keeps predator numbers in checkWednesday Sep 16, 2015 Perimeter physicist Matteo Smerlak [...]

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 [...]

Ancient rocks record first evidence for photosynthesis that made oxygenA new study shows that iron-bearing rocks that formed at the ocean floor 3.2 billion years ago carry [...]

Understanding others' thoughts enables young kids to lieKids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to [...]

Tiny ancient fossil from Spain shows birds flew over the heads of dinosaursA new discovery documents the intricate arrangement of the muscles and ligaments that controlled the [...]

From trees to power: Engineers build better energy storage deviceNew work demonstrates an improved three-dimensional energy storage device constructed by trapping fu [...]

Foot fossils of human relative illustrate evolutionary 'messiness' of bipedal walkingA new study on Homo naledi, the extinct human relative whose remains were discovered in a South Afri [...]

Hog-nose rat discoveredA new genus and species has been discovered on a remote, mountainous island in Indonesia. This new d [...]

New fossils intensify mystery of short-lived, toothy mammal found in ancient North PacificNew fossils from the Aleutian Islands intensify the mystery surrounding a toothy, hippopotamus-sized [...]

The predator survives – but the ecosystem crashesWhat do killer whales, polar bears and humans have in common? They are adaptable predators with the [...]

Restoring vision with stem cellsAge-related macular degeneration could be treated by transplanting photoreceptors produced by the di [...]

Slow and fast, but not furious: Researchers trace how birds, fish go with the flowFish and birds, when moving in groups, could use two 'gears' -- one slow and another fast [...]

Comet 67P’s nucleus was born when two became one. The post Rosetta’s Comet Began as Two appeared fir [...]

AstroSat launched into orbit on September 28, 2015, and will soon start returning visible, ultraviol [...]

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Lunt Engineering now offers big apochromatic binoculars — really big. The post 100-mm ED APO Large F [...]

Learn to see more detail on Jupiter by drawing at the eyepiece. The post Sketching the King of Plane [...]

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