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Fragments from a Writing Desk – No. 2

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Shocked evangelicals didn’t object to children in cages and forcibly separated from parents by ICE? [...]

After years of End of Days obsessed Evangelicals propping up lunatic in the presidency, how do we ma [...]

Evangelical Madness is Driving US Policy -Trump was sent by Russia to Help Russia Destroy Israel, Sa [...]

by Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti Read at The Guardian The US attorney general William Barr’s speech at th [...]

If President Trump doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new [...]

Attorney General and Trump Personal Attorney William Barr recently made a speech at Notre Dame. This [...]

via Strange Days with Fernand Amandi I recently had a chat with Fernand Amandi for what he described [...]

After years of a lunatic traitor in the presidency, how do we make our way back into love, beauty an [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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

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On the 25th anniversary of "Friends," Lama Surya Das recalls the honest, kind, and thought [...]

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Researchers at the University of Buffalo's CASH Lab are working on a glider inspired by the sti [...]

Like a long-married couple accustomed to each other’s kitchen habits, two of Neptune’s moons are mas [...]

The KBO formerly known as Ultima Thule (2014 MU69) has officially been named "Arrokoth", t [...]

Right now, we know of about 4,000 confirmed exoplanets, mostly thanks to the Kepler mission. TESS, t [...]

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is on its way home. The asteroid-visiting, sample-return mission depar [...]

The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 was a huge celebration, and Apollo 13 may be an equally big commot [...]

An atmospheric drama has been playing out on Mars lately. Up until now, the main actor has been meth [...]

A new study compares two potential means of interstellar exploration, which could have implications [...]

Back in November 2018, NASA announced that the Mars 2020 rover would land in the Jezero Crater. Jeze [...]

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Giacomo Torlai receives APS prize for outstanding thesisWednesday Nov 06, 2019A Perimeter PhD gradua [...]

Krembil Foundation elevates its commitment to Canadian-based breakthroughsTuesday Nov 05, 2019The Ca [...]

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Perimeter congratulates Canadian cosmologist James Peebles on Nobel Prize in PhysicsTuesday Oct 08, [...]

Perimeter researchers win Breakthrough and New Horizons PrizesThursday Sep 05, 2019Perimeter researc [...]

Inaugural program invites undergrads to experience life as researchersWednesday Sep 04, 2019This sum [...]

ISSYP demonstrates power of collaboration in physicsThursday Aug 15, 2019At Perimeter’s Internationa [...]

New grads, alumni, and instructors celebrate 10 years of Perimeter Scholars InternationalFriday Jun [...]

Perimeter mourns the passing of a brilliant rising star in cosmologyFriday Jun 14, 2019Chiamaka Okol [...]

Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 rover have discovered what may be one of the best places to lo [...]

In ancient Egypt, sacred ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed [...]

Scientists have solved the structure of one of the key components of photosynthesis, a discovery tha [...]

Researchers have succeeded in reconstructing the evolutionary relationship between a two million yea [...]

Researchers have developed a way to capture moving objects with the unconventional imaging method kn [...]

An astrophysicist has discovered many new multiple star systems that contain exoplanets. For this, h [...]

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The waning gibbous Moon is in Gemini Nov. 16, with Pollux to its left and Castor above Pollux. The p [...]

A new database from the American Association of Variable Star Observers enables astronomers (amateur [...]

Yerkes Observatory, a historic, castle-like building built to house a gigantic telescope, may soon r [...]

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