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Politics, Culture, Philosophy
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Frank Schaeffer
  • Roberto Ruiz

Candidate sues to stop Facebook group that supposedly supports himThe use of social media for political disinformation is not exclusive to Russia [...]

Monday's Mini-Report, 10.22.18Today's edition of quick hits. [...]

Latest polling points to high interest in midterm electionsIf you're under the impression that interest in the elections is a bit higher than usual this y [...]

Trump admin eyes rolling back the clock on transgender rightsEverything Candidate Trump said about fighting for LGBT Americans looks rather ridiculous now. [...]

Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 10.22.18Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country. [...]

Swing state senator tells Trump, 'Everything you touch turns to gold'But as Election Day 2018 nears, Nevada's Dean Heller has decided he's more likely to win i [...]

It's not just Dem officials: Trump takes aim at Democratic votersTrump isn't just concerned about Democratic candidates and officeholders. At a campaign rally i [...]

Republicans take health care make-believe to a new levelIf Republican members of Congress weren't prepared to defend their anti-health-care votes, they [...]

Imagined job totals from Trump's imagined arms deal keep growingI half expect Trump to start making up gibberish numbers just to see what he can get away with. ( [...]

To defend his immigration agenda, Trump points to 'riots' that don't existWhat kind of president makes up "riots" in his own country? [...]

Following is an article published in USA Today by my friend Doug Pagitt, co-Founder of Vote Common G [...]

Following is an article by Mark DeLap in the Sioux Center News about the Vote Common Good Tour. The [...]

Do evangelical voters today know that most evangelical leaders in the 1970s were pro-choice? Why is [...]

White American evangelicals lied about Obama and called him a Muslim as an insult. But they love Tru [...]

From now on let’s use the words ‘Fake Christianity’ and ‘Fake Christians’ to describe the Evangelica [...]

In 2016 what did the Russians have on Trump to make him put their interests ahead of American democr [...]

Following is a report from the road: I just finished a three-day stretch through Iowa and Nebraska w [...]

Trump is lying for the Saudi King like he lied for Putin, Roy Moore and Kavanaugh (and would have fo [...]

Dear America, It’s time we had “The Talk.” -Frank Schaeffer "The Talk" Dear America,It [...]

Thanks to ruthless discipline — and a far right plan long in the making — the Republicans are carryi [...]

After having been unjustly convicted of the bogus charges brought against him in that most infamous [...]

The Philosophy of Christopher NolanEver since I first watched Memento and its fascinating exploration of the philosophical question of [...]

Voltaire - CandideThe philosophical problem of evil—the question of how the existence of unnecessary suffering is poss [...]

Arrow - A Celebration of LoveLife is hard enough as it is. Existence, in many ways, is suffering. Obviously, some have it much wo [...]

If 'Despacito' Were Written by an Evo-Devo BiologistIf you are a geek, you are likely to get excited over things others might find boring, laughable, la [...]

James Baldwin Debates William F. BuckleyJames Baldwin, the great essayist, poet, civil rights activist, writer and orator, would have turned [...]

Genius of the Ancient World - SocratesFew figures have been more important and influential in the history of civilization than the ancient [...]

The PresocraticsAnyone who's ever contemplated Raphael's celebrated painting The School of Athens knows th [...]

President Obama's Farewell AddressAs his presidency sadly comes to an end, President Obama delivered last night what is sure to become [...]

John Berger - Ways of SeeingArt critic John Berger's recent death has left a huge void in the world of art appreciation. Wh [...]

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

Shinso Ito, the head of the Shinnyo-en school of Buddhism, explains the role of bells and chanting i [...]

Bhikkhuni Sudhamma traces the origins of Buddhist ordination for women to Queen Anula, Sri Lanka’s f [...]

Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Buddhadha [...]

Satipatthana as defined by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, an abbot in the Thai Forest Tradition. The post What [...]

By reciting the short verses known as gathas, says Zachiah Murray, we transform any activity into an [...]

In these teaching on chapters one and twenty of the Lotus Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh discusses the three [...]

City life offers many opportunities to practice kindness. Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche on how urban livi [...]

Kenneth Kraft, the author of several books on Buddhism and a professor of Buddhist studies, died on [...]

In this commentary from the Fall 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, Roshi Joa [...]

While people have believed for thousands of years that meditation works, the search for scientific p [...]

(Natural News) The fact that turmeric can help to fight cancer isn’t exactly news, but a recently pu [...]

(Natural News) Conventional treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation, are known for [...]

(Natural News) Health-buffs advocate vegetable juicing, but research data warns that the practice mi [...]

(Natural News) We all know that sugar is bad for you, but what really happens if you eat too much of [...]

(Natural News) The connection between the brain and a person’s sense of smell is very powerful. This [...]

(Natural News) Search engine giant Google claims that it doesn’t skew search results in any particul [...]

(Natural News) You may think you’re well-informed about vaccine safety simply because you listen to [...]

(Natural News) A study found that adding traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to Western medication ca [...]

(Natural News) Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) is no ordinary mushroom, as can be seen from its uni [...]

(Natural News) A study by North South University researchers in Bangladesh shows that the Java plum [...]

Science News
  • The Universe Today
  • Perimeter Institute
  • Science Daily
  • Sky and Telescope

As engineers and technicians work diligently to diagnose and develop a solution (at best) or work ar [...]

Astronomers observed a red dwarf superflare much more powerful than anything our Sun can produce. Ba [...]

Back in Ye Olden Times, the job of astronomer was a pretty exclusive club. Either you needed to be s [...]

An international team of scientists recently witnessed the birth of a binary neutron star system, wh [...]

We recently came across a fascinating documentary that not only looks at some of the big questions t [...]

Using the Australia Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder in western Australia, a team of researchers al [...]

What exactly is a “normal” solar system? If we thought we had some idea in the past, we definitely d [...]

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) [...]

The Event Horizon Telescope has completed its observations. Now scientists are crunching the data an [...]

In the 60 years that NASA has been keeping track, the arctic seasonal sea ice is the thinnest and yo [...]

EinsteinPlus en français takes teachers back to their rootsThursday Oct 18, 2018French adaptation of [...]

Perimeter congratulates 2018 Nobel laureate Donna Strickland of University of WaterlooTuesday Oct 02 [...]

Dirac Medal winners share close ties with PerimeterWednesday Aug 15, 2018Subir Sachdev, Dam Thanh So [...]

Figuring out physics with newfound friendsMonday Aug 13, 2018A group of 40 high school students from [...]

Simons Investigator Award to support Ue-Li Pen's researchTuesday Aug 07, 2018Theoretical astrop [...]

Four PhD students awarded Vanier ScholarshipsFriday Aug 03, 2018They came to Canada chasing big ques [...]

Teachers become pupils at immersive physics campMonday Jul 16, 2018Forty-four teachers from around t [...]

Quantum researcher honoured with KnighthoodMonday Jul 09, 2018Perimeter Associate Faculty member Mic [...]

Neil Turok appointed to Order of CanadaThursday Jun 28, 2018Perimeter Director “surprised and very h [...]

From learners to creators: Perimeter’s ninth PSI class graduates Wednesday Jun 20, 2018Class of 30 s [...]

Rising temperatures and human activity are increasing storm runoff and flash floodsResearchers have demonstrated for the first time that runoff extremes have been dramatically increas [...]

Genomic evidence of rapid adaptation of invasive Burmese pythons in FloridaNew researchers set out to determine whether pythons could have adapted to an extreme Florida freeze [...]

Earth’s inner core is solid, 'J waves' suggestA new study could help us understand how our planet was formed. Scientists report that their researc [...]

Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?Herpes is the dreaded 'gift that keeps on giving'. But could it also be taking our memorie [...]

Working lands play a key role in protecting biodiversityDiversifying working lands -- including farmland, rangeland and forests -- may be key to preserving [...]

Superflares from young red dwarf stars imperil planetsFlares from the youngest red dwarfs surveyed are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when the sta [...]

Piranha-like specimen, 150 million years old, is earliest known flesh-eating fishResearchers have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million [...]

First proof of quantum computer advantageQuantum computers promise to revolutionize the future of computing. Scientists have now demonstrated [...]

Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain's unique computing powerNeuroscientists have discovered that human dendrites have very different electrical properties from [...]

New material, manufacturing process use sun's heat for cheaper renewable electricityScientists have developed a new material and manufacturing process that would make one way to use so [...]

High-energy radiation released during the merger of two neutron stars last year has left astronomers [...]

Author (and former S&T editor) Stephen James O’Meara rolls out his latest ebook Diamonds in the [...]

The post Orion Nebula (M42) – Taken from my light polluted front yard. appeared first on Sky & T [...]

The post California Dreaming appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The BepiColombo spacecraft, Europe's first mission to Mercury, rocketed away from Earth to begi [...]

The post The Windblown Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) in Cassiopeia appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post A Large Emission Nebula in Cassiopeia appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post Messier 1, The Crab Nebula, Imaged in 80mm ED Refractor appeared first on Sky & Telesco [...]

In astronomy news this week: A gargantuan supercluster of galaxies lurks in the early universe, whil [...]

Four solar system satellites — and one putative exomoon — are big enough and far enough from their h [...]