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October 2014
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Culture, Philosophy, Humor

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 [...]

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the Media's Bullshit Coverage of Malaysian Flight 370The recent, and now tragic, disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370, somehow turned into a journalisti [...]

Edward Snowden - Here's How We Take Back the InternetWhatever our feelings about Edward Snowden as a person are, and what his actions say about him (hero [...]

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

We have a big announcement coming tomorrow. [...]

The Dalai Lama wrote messages of congratulations to both Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on t [...]

An Internet campaign to help pay Ashoka Mukpo’s medical bills is rapidly gaining traction online. Mu [...]

Our thoughts are with everyone at Berkeley Zen Center as they face the violent loss of Seiu Shinshu [...]

On September 16 a Tibetan man named Kunchok set himself on fire outside a police station in Tibet to [...]

Ashoka Mukpo, the son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s wife, Diana Mukpo, and her second husband, Mitch [...]

There will be no Nobel Peace Prize winners in South Africa this month. The World Summit of Nobel Pea [...]

In a recent talk in India, the Dalai Lama claimed that Chinese President Xi Jinping has made public [...]

Founding teacher Lama Sonam Tsering leads classes on opening day Saraha Children’s School in Eugene, [...]

(NaturalNews) We're saved! The CDC has now partnered with the FDA to approve a new medical trea [...]

(NaturalNews) Unless California gets some heavy rain, and soon, the state's roughly 38 million [...]

(NaturalNews) President Obama has decided not to heed the call from tens of millions of Americans to [...]

(NaturalNews) The end of September marked three straight years of severe drought for California, wit [...]

(NaturalNews) If the skin between your toes itches or burns and is red and scaling, you don't h [...]

(NaturalNews) The results of a new study published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy s [...]

(NaturalNews) Political correctness is now taking over policy-making when it comes to dealing with t [...]

(NaturalNews) An ancient Chinese medical text quotes the following: "When blood is exuberant, t [...]

(NaturalNews) When deciding to finally become healthy, one of the first things we evaluate and chang [...]

(NaturalNews) How can a nuclear reactor meltdown in Japan affect ecosystems, plant and animal life, [...]

Science News
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  • Perimeter Institute
  • Science Daily
  • Sky and Telescope

Not to be outdone by the feisty Opportunity Rover, the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance O [...]

When they first set foot on the Moon, the Apollo 11 astronauts painted a picture of the landscape as [...]

This isn’t quite like Luke’s trench run in the Battle of Yavin, but it’s waaay more awesome in that [...]

It’s a-comin': a “monster” sunspot is steadily rotating around the Sun’s southern hemisphere an [...]

2014 – a year rich in eclipses. The Moon dutifully slid into Earth’s shadow in April and October gif [...]

There’s a very early-stage NASA concept to take a submarine and dive into a lake of Titan, that moon [...]

It looks like NASA’s hard-working Opportunity Rover nabbed our very first pictures of a comet seen f [...]

The Philae spacecraft has a tough job ahead of it on November 12: it is slated to make the first lan [...]

Ever taken a balloon and rubbed it against your hair? That’s an example of electrostatic charging, w [...]

Astrophotographer Damian Peach shares this spectacular image of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring approa [...]

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 [...]

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

New Perimeter Researcher Probes Nature's Building Blocks in Novel WaysTuesday Sep 09, 2014 Raff [...]

Turok Elected to Royal Society of Canada Friday Sep 05, 2014 Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok [...]

ISSYP: A Decade of InspirationFriday Aug 29, 2014 Happy Birthday, ISSYP! Perimeter’s theoretical phy [...]

Schrödinger’s Cat: Wanted Dead and AliveThursday Aug 07, 2014 We present a unique look at the most f [...]

The Black Hole at the Birth of the UniverseWednesday Jul 30, 2014 Our universe may have emerged from [...]

Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowiresPhysicists report that they've used a new imaging technique, electrostatic force microscopy, to [...]

Lab-developed intestinal organoids form mature human tissue in miceResearchers have successfully transplanted 'organoids' of functioning human intestinal tis [...]

Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutantsA major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like [...]

Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn stress hormones, DNA, study findsThe effects of smoking during pregnancy, and its impact on the stress response in newborn babies, ha [...]

Action video games bolster sensorimotor skills, study findsPeople who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed seem to learn a new [...]

Superconducting circuits, simplifiedNew circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips. [...]

How the brain leads us to believe we have sharp visionWe assume that we can see the world around us in sharp detail. In fact, our eyes can only process a [...]

'Red effect' sparks interest in female monkeysRecent studies showed that the color red tends increase our attraction toward others, feelings of je [...]

A new model is the first characterization of the progenitor for a hydrogen-deficient supernova. The [...]

NASA spacecraft provides new information about sun's atmosphereNASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) has provided scientists with five new findi [...]

From 1998 to 2012, Peter was editor in chief of NOVA Online, the award-winning website of the PBS sc [...]

NAME Desert Foothills Astronomy Club ADDRESS 48412 N. Black Canyon HWY, #299 New River Arizona  8508 [...]

Just about everyone has heard of Halley's Comet, and each year in mid-October we get to witness [...]

Prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse with these basic facts and resources.The post 4 Things to Kno [...]

Some daily sky sights among the ever-changing stars and planets Friday, October 17 Before dawn Satur [...]

On October 19th, Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) passes breathtaking close to Mars — as a small army [...]

The gaseous object G2 has survived its swing around the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole, [...]

October's a perfect time to see the zodiacal light, a tapering tower of comet dust standing hig [...]

Images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter show dozens of small, curious features that mig [...]

Two new studies suggest that ultraluminous X-ray sources are not all created by beefy black holes.Th [...]