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Culture, Philosophy, Humor

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 [...]

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 [...]

Right Living, Thinking, Etc
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In a new interview with comedian Marc Maron on Maron's famous WTF podcast, the multitalented Mi [...]

Pot use is having its moment, finding new acceptance across America. So why, after a long love affai [...]

We've just packed up and sent out our second annual collection of copies of Shambhala Sun and B [...]

As a young child, I loved to play with “magic seeds.” I’d drop them into a glass of water, and they [...]

In 1963, Vietnamese Buddhists accused Allen Ginsberg of espionage. "He said he was a poet and a [...]

We asked Shambhala Sun and LionsRoar.com readers to answer this question: What is the best thing Bud [...]

Have you ever had that accusation thrown in your face? Brad Warner has, and it’s made him think abou [...]

Shine the warm light of awareness on your thoughts and feelings, says Thich Nhat Hanh. The post The [...]

According to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, to be enlightened is to be free of obsessions. Given that I [...]

My twin brother and I were born at a Marine base in North Carolina on July 16, 1945—the same day as [...]

(NaturalNews) Using financing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ivy League Cornell Unive [...]

(NaturalNews) The sordid sequence of events that opened the floodgates for the genetic takeover of t [...]

(NaturalNews) Most topical acne products on the market today are nothing more than cheap blends of t [...]

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(NaturalNews) Despite being blocked from providing testimony before the Oregon legislature about the [...]

(NaturalNews) If ever there was a story that'll leave you scratching your head and wondering wh [...]

(NaturalNews) At the root of any serious disease lies chronic inflammation. Normally a beneficial re [...]

(NaturalNews) Natural News Editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, will be a featured speaker at an up [...]

(NaturalNews) Pharmacies give away antibiotics out their drive-thru window like Tootsie Rolls being [...]

(NaturalNews) The paleo diet has been around for more than forty years, but recently, it has enjoyed [...]

Science News
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The Colima volcano in Mexico is active again, and has been spewing out large plumes of ash nearly 3 [...]

A little world is making big headlines in 2015. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around 1 Ceres [...]

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to rea [...]

Get ready for one awesome total lunar eclipse early Saturday morning April 4th. For the third time i [...]

It might be only March of 2015, but the race (slog?) is on to be the next president of the United St [...]

In 1909 Robert Millikan devised an ingenious experiment to figure out the charge of an electron usin [...]

The first ever ‘One-Year Mission’ to the International Space Station (ISS) started with a bang today [...]

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Lead Investigator for team that m [...]

At long last, the first ever crew embarking on a 1 year mission to the International Space Station ( [...]

There are ways to report on occasional close approaches by near-Earth objects (NEOs) that convey the [...]

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 [...]

How To Turn A Donut Into A Pair Of Pants – And Why You Might Want ToWednesday Feb 18, 2015 Perimeter [...]

Perimeter cosmologists propose new form of “dynamical” crystalsFriday Feb 06, 2015 Latham Boyle want [...]

Luke Santi Award Winner Driven by Passions for People, Physics, and Fresh PowderFriday Feb 06, 2015 [...]

New Analysis Refutes Gravitational Wave ClaimsMonday Feb 02, 2015 New research has overturned a wide [...]

Brain's 'gender' may be quite flexible: Mechanism that plays key role in sexual differentiation of brainDuring prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male [...]

Score! Video gamers may learn visual tasks more quicklyVideo games not only sharpen the visual processing skills of frequent players, they might also impro [...]

Macrostructure of the universe: An 'unfocused' eye that sees the big pictureDesigned to detect the fossil radiation of the Universe, the Planck satellite, working in tandem wit [...]

Secrets of the seahorse tail revealedA team of engineers and biologists reports new progress in using computer modeling and 3D shape anal [...]

Five years after Deepwater Horizon, wildlife still struggling dolphins dying in high numbers; sea turtles failing to nestAs the five-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig approaches, a new rep [...]

The 100 million year-old piggyback: Amber reveals earliest example of maternal care in insectsScientists have uncovered the earliest fossilized evidence of an insect caring for its young. The fi [...]

ALMA disentangles complex birth of giant starsAstronomers have conducted observations of the massive-star forming region IRAS 16547-4247. The obse [...]

What 300,000 year old eggshells reveal about the environment of the PaleolithicIn the 1990s the discovery of the oldest human made and completely preserved wooden hunting weapons [...]

Intelligent neuroprostheses mimic natural motor controlNeuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices t [...]

Pesticides in fruit and vegetables linked to semen qualityThe first study to investigate the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesti [...]

The stars of northern winter linger in the west as celestial bears, a lion, and a snake climb in the [...]

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Before sunrise on Saturday, April 4th, the Moon skims just inside Earth's deepest shadow during [...]

An unusually brief total eclipse of the Moon will be visible before dawn this Saturday, April 4th, f [...]

Dozens of galaxy clusters confirm that dark matter particles slip right past each other within messy [...]

A 6th-magnitude nova erupted inside the Sagittarius Teapot and reached 4th magnitude. Now it has sta [...]

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