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Culture, Philosophy, Humor

Some Thoughts and Feelings on the Aftermath of the ElectionWhen I saw that anger, hate and bigotry were going to win two nights ago, I had to unplug for a whil [...]

The Philosophy of Marvel's DaredevilEveryone is familiar with the most obvious tropes of superhero comics: exciting action sequences, sk [...]

How the Republican Party went from Lincoln to Trump, and the Democratic Party went from White Supremacy to ObamaWhen accused of promoting racist beliefs of policies, Republicans usually argue that it was their pa [...]

Simon Blackburn - Plato's RepublicThe term Utopia wasn't invented until 1516, when Thomas More published his now classic renditio [...]

Introduction to Symbolic & Philosophical LogicAlthough almost every activity human beings engage in requires some degree of reasoning, we're [...]

Harry Frankfurt - Bullshit!Bullshit is everywhere. I know it. You know it. And yet, what exactly is bullshit? You might agree w [...]

Must Society Recognize Trans People's Gender Identities?Between the fact that some celebrities have recently come out publicly as members of the transgender [...]

Plato - MenoPlato's Republic is widely recognized as his philosophic and literary masterpiece, but many of [...]

Boswell's Life of Marx: There Will Be Beard!Ever since the publication of his Life of Samuel Johnson, the name Boswell has become synonymous wit [...]

Will Durant - The Philosophy of PlatoThere are many great introductions to the history of philosophy. Some do a fantastic job of explaini [...]

Right Living, Thinking, Etc
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Forty years after his first sesshin, actor and writer Peter Coyote finally gets the point of Zen. Th [...]

In the direct, insightful style for which he is known, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana teaches the medita [...]

Dominique Butet and Olivier Adam profile Tibetan nun Tenzin Palmo, who is changing the role of women [...]

Three weeks after his initial response to the election, Jack Kornfield has issued a second, more act [...]

I’ve been reading a lot of Buddhist books and now I want to find a teacher. How do I go about it? We [...]

Harvard University's course "Buddhism Through Its Scriptures" is available for free o [...]

You can’t stop people from being angry at you, advises Insight Meditation teacher Gina Sharpe, but y [...]

The Difficult Person exercise provides a tool for us to focus on one particular person with whom we [...]

Simple meditation instructions, answers to common questions about meditation, and guidance to help c [...]

An interview with Wendy Egyoku Nakao, abbot of the Zen Center of Los Angeles, about her efforts to p [...]

(NaturalNews) Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld is an Israeli clincian who has been extensively studying the huma [...]

(NaturalNews) Bans on genetically modified crops imposed by state and local governments in the Pacif [...]

(NaturalNews) Most of us are all too familiar with the boost of that good old cup of joe first thing [...]

(NaturalNews) National Steak and Poultry, an Oklahoma-based company, has recalled nearly 2 million p [...]

(NaturalNews) Many people have never even heard of the “Vaccine Court” – the nickname given to the V [...]

(NaturalNews) Food safety experts have expressed serious concerns about an arrangement the U.S. Depa [...]

(NaturalNews) Abby Muszynski, the 5-year-old daughter of Rich and Kim Muszynski, suffers from grand [...]

(NaturalNews) New EPA rules are being implemented on heavy trucks which has boosted the 10-year regu [...]

(NaturalNews) Texas Right To Know – a coalition of advocacy groups – will be hosting an event on Dec [...]

(NaturalNews) A few days ago, I wrote about how the Washington Post was committing “credibility suic [...]

Science News
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A new study produced by an international team of researchers shows that Dark Matter may be more smoo [...]

Children ice skating in Khakassia, Russia react to the fall of a bright fireball two nights ago on D [...]

John Glenn always had the right stuff. Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth and a [...]

It turns out, that famous question of “How do you go to the bathroom in space?” is not so easy to an [...]

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL - The highest-capacity US Air Force communications system thund [...]

Trump's recent meeting with Al Gore in New York has fueled speculation about the future of NASA [...]

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Less than 24 hours from now the evening skies along the Flori [...]

The Cassini mission has begun its final phase and has completed its first ring-grazing orbit around [...]

Looking for great holiday gifts for that special someone who is interested in space and the stars? T [...]

Buzz Aldrin - the second man to walk on the Moon - is recovering nicely today in a New Zealand hospi [...]

New STEM Resources Banish the BoringTuesday Dec 06, 2016 Supported by Ontario’s Ministry of Educatio [...]

Perimeter Particle Physicist Wins New Horizons PrizeFriday Dec 02, 2016 Asimina Arvanitaki has won t [...]

Power of Ideas Tour Set to Launch Across CanadaMonday Nov 28, 2016 Students, teachers, and families [...]

How Great Scientists Got Hooked on ScienceTuesday Nov 15, 2016 Sometimes it only takes one moment – [...]

Perimeter Director Recognized for Contributions to Science and SocietyThursday Nov 10, 2016 An Honor [...]


One-Week Challenge Leads to Published ResultsMonday Nov 07, 2016 The inaugural PSI Winter School was [...]

Perimeter Shares Big Ideas in Nation’s Capital Thursday Nov 03, 2016 Speaker of the House of Commons [...]

Pushing Past a Breaking PointTuesday Nov 01, 2016 New observable identified by Perimeter researchers [...]

10 Fascinating Facts About the World's Most Powerful TelescopeWednesday Oct 12, 2016 It’s a tel [...]

Devastating decline for the giraffeOver 700 newly recognized bird species have been assessed for the latest update of The IUCN Red List [...]

Climate change is already causing widespread local extinction in plant and animal speciesExtinctions related to climate change have already happened in hundreds of plant and animal species [...]

The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking [...]

Researchers map neural circuitry of songbird learningResearchers have begun to map the brain circuitry responsible for cultural transmission and species [...]

Neuroimaging categorizes four depression subtypesPatients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns o [...]

Fishery bycatch rapidly driving Mexico's vaquita to extinctionOne of the most sophisticated networks of acoustic detectors ever developed for wildlife science has [...]

Protein disrupts infectious biofilmsResearchers have discovered a protein that inhibits biofilms of a bacterium responsible for many cys [...]

Amateur astronomer helps uncover secrets of unique pulsar binary systemA professional astrophysicist and an amateur astronomer have teamed up to reveal surprising details [...]

Against the tide: A fish adapts quickly to lethal levels of pollutionEvolution is working hard to rescue some urban fish from a lethal, human-altered environment, accord [...]

Better diabetes treatment? Artificial beta cells from human kidney cellsResearchers have used the simplest approach yet to produce artificial beta cells from human kidney c [...]

John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95 The post The Passing of John Glenn appeare [...]

NASA's Cassini spacecraft delivers stunning views from its new orbital perch. The post Amazing [...]

The International Astronomical Union has named an asteroid for Fred Schaaf, longtime Sky & Teles [...]

Scientists have been looking for decades to confirm a weird quantum effect first predicted in 1936. [...]

Astronomers analyzing a new sky survey have found that the distribution of dark matter in the modern [...]

In a spectacular case of bad timing, the full Moon coincides with the annual Geminid meteor shower. [...]

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