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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
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One of the Nicholas Vreeland dipytchs being shown at Tibet House beginning November 7.Poetry as Prac [...]

From author and contemplative photographer Andy Karr comes the latest “Seeing Fresh” contemplative p [...]

Buddhism is about realization and experience, not institutions or divine authority. This makes it es [...]

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

Named for the fearless proclamation of the buddhadharma, Lion's Roar offers news, commentary an [...]

Buddhism and environmentalism are a natural fit. Jessica Morey points this out in her review of Susa [...]

In nature we see Buddhist truths unfold, while in Buddhism we find ways to heal the natural world. J [...]

From “The Pentacle” to Corpse Pose, yoga teacher Cyndi Lee invites you to open up and watch the movi [...]

Digital Monastery Project has launched an Indiegogo campaign to protect Buddhist artefacts in Bhutan [...]

“Spiritual but not religious” is the term used to describe the 30 million Americans who have some sp [...]

(NaturalNews) Defying its own quack advice that the agency has been propagandizing for months, the C [...]

(NaturalNews) An American nurse who was placed under mandatory quarantine in her home state of Maine [...]

(NaturalNews) Nearly 15 years ago, European and African scientists knew that the Ebola virus could i [...]

(NaturalNews) The Australian government has made a decision that tens of millions of Americans wish [...]

(NaturalNews) Hospitals all across the country are scrambling to equip themselves for a potential Eb [...]

(NaturalNews) We are all aware of adrenaline, the fight or flight hormone that kicks in whenever we [...]

(NaturalNews) California's Proposition 37, an initiative proposed in 2012 that would've re [...]

(NaturalNews) It seems that the world is finally waking up to the consequences of pharmaceutical pol [...]

(NaturalNews) A national nursing union says it has been hearing from healthcare professionals all ar [...]

(NaturalNews) A white powder that glues together small scrap pieces of beef, lamb, chicken and fish [...]

Science News
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Over the 50-plus years since President John F. Kennedy’s Rice University speech, spaceflight has pro [...]

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – The first night launch of Orbital Sciences’ commercial Antares ro [...]

I sat straight up in my seat when I learned of the discovery of a possible new supernova in the brig [...]

NASA released images of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Vir [...]

Psst! Ever spy the planet Mercury? The most bashful of all the naked eye planets makes its best dawn [...]

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – Barely a day ago I witnessed the sudden and utter destruction of [...]

We’ve got at least one scary night ahead with Halloween falling on Friday. Adam Block, manager at th [...]

Deep within the Taurus Dark Cloud complex, one of the closest star-forming regions to Earth has just [...]

Ever wonder what your refrigerator’s impacting at the speed of a tank artillery shell would do to th [...]

During its 2006 flyby of Titan, the Cassini Space Probe captured some of the most detailed images of [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

Universe may face a darker future: Is dark matter swallowing up dark energy?New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the futu [...]

They know the drill: Leading the league in boring through ice sheetsHollow coring drills are used to extract ice cores that can analyze the past atmosphere. Scientists [...]

Oceans arrived early to Earth; Primitive meteorites were a likely source of water, study findsEarth is known as the Blue Planet because of its oceans, which cover more than 70 percent of the pla [...]

Genetic factors behind surviving or dying from Ebola shown in mouse studyA newly developed mouse model suggests that genetic factors are behind the mild-to-deadly range of r [...]

Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamandersA fungal disease from Asia wiped out salamanders in parts of Europe and will likely reach the US thr [...]

Magma pancakes beneath Indonesia's Lake Toba: Subsurface sources of mega-eruptionsThe tremendous amounts of lava that are emitted during super-eruptions accumulate over millions of y [...]

Toddlers copy their peers to fit in, but apes don'tFrom the playground to the board room, people often follow, or conform, to the behavior of those aro [...]

Planet discovered that won't stick to a scheduleFor their latest discovery, astronomers have found a low-mass, low-density planet with a punctuality [...]

Sadness lasts longer than other emotionsWhy is it that you can feel sad up to 240 times longer than you do feeling ashamed, surprised, irrit [...]

Why scratching makes you itch moreTurns out your mom was right: scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research reveals that scra [...]

Astronomers are peering into a galaxy cluster’s past, using Hubble’s Frontier Fields to measure the [...]

Mercury moves fast around the Sun and changes location in the sky quickly. But you can spot it befor [...]

Senior contributing editor Bob Naeye recently led a Sky & Telescope tour of Iceland, where 50 as [...]

The post Solar Eclipse at sunset from a causeway in Coinjock NC appeared first on Sky & Telescop [...]

The post 5 image series of 10/23/14 Partial Solar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post Partial Solar Eclipse, October 23 2014 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post Burnaby, BC, October 23, 2014, Partial Solar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post Solar Eclipse Oct 23 2014 Collage appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

While we may never see a planet orbiting a star other than the sun that doesn't mean we can [...]

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