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November 2014
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Culture, Philosophy, Humor

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 [...]

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 [...]

Right Living, Thinking, Etc
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Pam Rubin, a women's trauma counsellor and lawyer, explains why we need to start confronting ab [...]

This image catches the eye with the lovely red-ish hues of the wall, but it is the way the leaf floa [...]

Lama Rod Owens and angel Kyodo williams discuss the challenges of being teachers of color in predomi [...]

Photo by Velcrow Ripper.On Saturday, November 22, Plum Village issued a new update on the health of [...]

Who is the Dalai Lama? The Dalai Lama Foundation wants to answer that question simply and definitely [...]

The Shambhala Sun Foundation's Eighth Annual Online Auction starts this coming Monday. You [...]

Calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh. Available in the Lion's Roar store.We’ve got a question for you [...]

Longtime practitioner and psychotherapist Rob Preece says even though as students we may be devoted [...]

Recent headlines have revealed that spiritual communities, including Buddhist ones, are particularly [...]

We took our time getting to the issue of abuse in Buddhist sanghas—perhaps too long. In hindsight, I [...]

(NaturalNews) Maintaining your fruitful garden, especially an organic one, can be a lot of work, but [...]

(NaturalNews) They've gained considerable notoriety in recent years for their myriad uses in bo [...]

(NaturalNews) The common cold and flu are believed by most physicians to be caused by exposure and s [...]

(NaturalNews) The Ferguson, Missouri, police officer acquitted in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-ye [...]

(NaturalNews) Just as we predicted, the mainstream media announced Oregon's GMO-labeling initia [...]

(NaturalNews) The big biotechnology secret that you'll probably never about in the mainstream m [...]

(NaturalNews) Local cops are justifying their actions, but parents are outraged, because they believ [...]

(NaturalNews) Psychiatric drugs are more dangerous than you have ever imagined. If you haven't [...]

(NaturalNews) Cranberries are well known for treating urinary tract infections, but they do much mor [...]

(NaturalNews) Researchers are pointing to overpopulation and drought -- two issues which are very fa [...]

Science News
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  • Sky and Telescope

Video Caption: This up close launch pad camera view is a time lapse sequence of images showing the s [...]

Since the early 20th century, scientists and physicists have been burdened with explaining how and w [...]

Opportunity is the rover that keeps on going and going. It recently broke an extraterrestrial drivin [...]

As the space community counts down the days to the long-awaited Dec. 4 uncrewed launch of the Orion [...]

After facing down a couple of delays due to technical difficulties, Europe’s and Japan’s first Mercu [...]

If extraterrestrial civilizations exist, the nearest is probably at least hundreds or thousands of l [...]

The first soft comet landing Nov. 12 showed us how space missions can quickly drift to the unexpecte [...]

How about four supernovae for the price of one? Using the Hubble Space Telescope, Dr. Patrick Kelly [...]

Africa is home to 7 out of 10 of the world’s fastest-growing economies. It’s population is also the [...]

The various companies that had stuff sitting on the failed Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launch la [...]

Prestigious Polanyi Prize goes to PI Visiting FellowWednesday Nov 12, 2014 Visiting Fellow Eduardo M [...]

Schuster and Toro Awarded New Horizons PrizeTuesday Nov 11, 2014 Perimeter Faculty members Natalia T [...]

19 Awesome Things about Carl SaganThursday Nov 06, 2014 To commemorate what would have been Carl Sag [...]

Tensor Networks Initiative to Boost Promising ApproachThursday Oct 30, 2014 Perimeter Institute anno [...]

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 [...]

Researchers Tackle Complex Question of Time's ArrowFriday Sep 19, 2014 Time flies straight ahea [...]

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

Who would've known human waste could be used to propel spacecraft from the moon back to Earth? [...]

'Scary' centipede's genes reveal how life evolved on our planetCentipedes, those many-legged creatures that startle us in our homes and gardens, have been genetica [...]

Trojan horse tactic gives parasites edge over immune systemsParasites use Trojan horse subterfuge to suppress the immunity of their victims when causing infecti [...]

Gene discovered that reduces risk of strokeA gene that protects people against one of the major causes of stroke in young and middle-aged adult [...]

Boy moms more social in chimpanzees: Watching adult males in action may help youngsters prepareFour decades of chimpanzee observations reveals the mothers of sons are 25 percent more social than [...]

Babies remember nothing but a good time, study saysResearchers performed memory tests with 5-month-old babies, and found that the babies better remembe [...]

Asteroid impacts on Earth make structurally bizarre diamondsScientists have settled a longstanding controversy over a purported rare form of diamond called lons [...]

Avoiding ecosystem collapse: Experts Weigh inFrom coral reefs to prairie grasslands, some of the world's most iconic habitats are susceptibl [...]

Global warming skeptics unmoved by extreme weatherWhat will it take to convince skeptics of global warming that the phenomenon is real? Surely, many s [...]

Many animals steal defenses from bacteria: Microbe toxin genes have jumped to ticks, mites and other animalsBacteria compete for resources in the environment by injecting deadly toxins into their rivals. Rese [...]


Amateur astronomers have confirmed the presence of a large, bright storm cloud on the ice giant Uran [...]

Watch an asteroid approach a star and block its light, all in a fraction of a second.The post Watch [...]

Despite rescue efforts, no one has heard from one of two NASA spacecraft on the far side of the Sun [...]

Mars remains visible in the southwest during and after twilight, with the crescent Moon passing it t [...]

Three astrophysicists discuss preparations for three recently funded dark matter experiments, and th [...]

A bizarre set of galaxies in the Coma Cluster have lost most of their stars (or star-making material [...]

The dark ways of Algol the Demon Star, and what it can teach us about stellar evolution.The post Whe [...]

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