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Culture, Philosophy, Humor

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 [...]

Malcolm X - The Ballot or the BulletFifty years ago today, as he was preparing to deliver a speech to the Organization of Afro-American [...]

Animated Fibonacci SculpturesWhen math is expressed aesthetically, and when art is expressed with the precision and rigor of math [...]

Pascal's Wager - Betting on InfinityBlaise Pascal is, in my mind at least, almost always a mixed bag. Many of the thoughts he expressed [...]

Ed Yong - Suicidal Wasps, Zombie Roaches & Other Parasite TalesBy its very nature, philosophy is an iconoclastic discipline, dedicated to questioning and dissectin [...]

Lawrence Lessig - We the People, and the Republic We Must ReclaimThe grand Enlightenment experiment in political self-rule and representative democracy that the Unit [...]

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 [...]

Right Living, Thinking, Etc
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The subject of Buddhist ethics usually brings up negative reactions, but Ethan Nichtern proposes a b [...]

After last Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal, many Buddhists (and non-Buddhists) with ties [...]

Among the several books reviewed by the Sun‘s Andrea Miller in our September magazine is Thai Magic [...]

Watch the Dalai Lama break down the illusion behind prejudiceWatch this clip in which His Holiness addresses the question, “How do we convince people that human [...]

Pema Chödrön: join me in practicing tonglen for NepalPema Chödrön has joined a number of other Buddhist figures in addressing the suffering in Nepal. The [...]

You may have seen this photo (or others like it) going around, with a note that it depicts 100,000 B [...]

In 2010, at fifty-three, I surgically transitioned from male to female. It happened after years of t [...]

In advance of the Supreme Court's arguments on same-sex marriage, the Public Religion Research [...]

Sweeping Zen reports that Zen priest David Daigan Lueck died in the afternoon on Sunday April 26. Th [...]

Buddhist teachers and communities inside and outside Nepal have made use of social media to keep in [...]

(NaturalNews) As if it's not bad enough that stores sell Monsanto's Roundup in the first p [...]

(NaturalNews) If you think electing Hillary Clinton as president will somehow bring about anything o [...]

(NaturalNews) The herb garlic has been used as a flavoring since the earliest times of mankind' [...]

(NaturalNews) One of the persistent myths about prepping is that it requires spending lots of cash o [...]

(NaturalNews) If you are making a transition from conventional medicine to an all-natural, organic a [...]

(NaturalNews) As some senators in California continue to press onward in trying to eliminate the rig [...]

(NaturalNews) New Federal school lunch rules, pioneered by the lovely First Lady Michelle Obama, are [...]

(NaturalNews) In order to make sure the children of California become just as brain damaged as the s [...]

(NaturalNews) Once cheered by advocates of genetically modified food labeling as being the first sta [...]

(NaturalNews) German automaker Audi says it has developed a process for making diesel fuel out of no [...]

Science News
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SpaceX and NASA are just days away from a crucial test of a crew capsule escape system that will sav [...]

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Prof. Coel Hellier, Professor of Astrophysics at Keele Uni [...]

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Zain Husain at the blog. Click here to [...]

Over the course of April 28–29 a gigantic filament, briefly suspended above the surface* of the Sun, [...]

The planet Mercury has a brand new 52-foot-wide crater. At 3:26 p.m.  EDT this afternoon, NASA’s MES [...]

Happy May Day Eve! Maybe May 1st is a major holiday in your world scheme, or perhaps you see it as t [...]

The latest set of images from the long range imager, LORRI, on New Horizons now reveals surface feat [...]

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, Universe Today is featuring “13 MORE Thi [...]

SpaceX set a new internal record pace for time between blastoffs of their workhorse Falcon 9 rocket [...]

As promised, SpaceX is picking up its launch pace in 2015 with a pair of liftoffs from the Florida s [...]

Want a quantum boost? Play the oddsFriday Apr 17, 2015 An experimental collaboration involving Perim [...]

Perimeter Faculty Member Wins Major International PrizeTuesday Apr 14, 2015 Pedro Vieira has been aw [...]

10 Things You Might Not Know About Black HolesTuesday Apr 14, 2015 Whether you’re a gravitational gu [...]

The Quantum DistilleryWednesday Apr 01, 2015 Researchers have used a never-before-observed phenomeno [...]

Quantum Cause and EffectMonday Mar 23, 2015 Correlation does not imply causation – unless it’s quant [...]

Pi Smackdown at Perimeter InstituteThursday Mar 12, 2015 A little friendly competition never hurt an [...]

Accomplished Women, Inspired GirlsFriday Mar 06, 2015 In commemoration of International Women’s Day, [...]

Pioneering Women of PhysicsMonday Feb 23, 2015 They discovered pulsars, found the first evidence of [...]

Perimeter Faculty Member Wins Sloan FellowshipMonday Feb 23, 2015 Perimeter Faculty member Pedro Vie [...]

Perimeter's Stephen Hawking Centre gains LEED Silver statusThursday Feb 19, 2015 Efforts to red [...]

Lava Lake Loki on Jupiter's moon Io, up closeIo, the innermost of the four moons of Jupiter discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610 and only slight [...]

Flowing against the stream: Inanimate beads behave in lifelike waysSynthetic microscopic beads sense changes in their environment and self-propel to migrate upstream, [...]

Long-term galactic cosmic ray exposure leads to dementia-like cognitive impairmentsWhat happens to an astronaut's brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It's besieged [...]

Global decline of large herbivores may lead to an 'empty landscape'The decline of the world's large herbivores, especially in Africa and parts of Asia, is raising [...]

NASA's New Horizons detects surface features, possible polar cap on PlutoFor the first time, images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark re [...]

NASA Completes MESSENGER Mission with Expected Impact on Mercury's SurfaceA NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end April 30 when [...]

Pulsar with widest orbit ever detectedA team of highly determined high school students discovered a never-before-seen pulsar. Further obse [...]

New exoplanet too big for its star challenges ideas about how planets formThe discovery of a strange exoplanet orbiting very close to a small cool star 500 light years away i [...]

Regions at greatest risk for species extinction the least studiedScientists have crunched the numbers and the results are clear. For every degree that global tempera [...]

Gravity data show that Antarctic ice sheet is melting increasingly fasterResearchers 'weighed' Antarctica's ice sheet using gravitational satellite data and f [...]

The three brightest planets — Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn — grace our evening skies this month. Elusi [...]

After four years at Mercury, NASA's Messenger orbiter has finished its remarkable mission and c [...]

Here's your chance to name an exoplanet, in a process recognized and officiated by the Internat [...]

The post Argimusco – The heaven above the Eagle Stone appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

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

Clashes over building the premier telescope in the Northern Hemisphere and preserving Mauna Kea as a [...]

New evidence suggests that nanoflares, small but potent bursts of energy, might heat the Sun’s atmos [...]

The post M104 Sombrero Galaxy unguided. appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

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Too tired to bring the scope out? Stuck looking at the same dozen deep sky objects? Here are a few w [...]