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Politics, Culture, Philosophy
  • Rachel Maddow
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Court ruling in GOP case puts health security for millions in jeopardyWith a Republican judge in a Republican case striking down the ACA, what now? [...]

Mueller knocks Flynn for trying to blame FBI for his lyingIn a new court filing Robert Mueller made clear that while he continues to recommend a light sentenc [...]

Democrats make plans to correct GOP's weak effort on Trump-RussiaRep. Joaquin Castro, member of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Joy Reid about the commi [...]

Ivanka's name comes up in questions about Trump inaugural fundsJoy Reid reports on developments in the scrutiny of Donald Trump's inauguration funds, includin [...]

Federal judge accepts GOP push, calls Obamacare unconstitutionalJonathan Cohn, senior national correspondent for the Huffington Post, talks with Joy Reid about a fe [...]

Recent Mueller actions eyed for hints of probe's trajectoryDevlin Barrett, national security reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Joy Reid about why so [...]

Mystery Mueller hearing sends reporters scramblingJoy Reid reports on a mysterious sealed case that appears to be related to the Robert Mueller invest [...]

Friday's Mini-Report, 12.14.18Today's edition of quick hits. [...]

Republicans complete their power grabs in Wisconsin, MichiganDon't look at what happened in these states as anti-Democratic; look at the developments as ant [...]

Rachel Maddow 12/14/18Watch the full episode of Friday night's The Rachel Maddow Show. [...]

Trump’s idea of “Putting Christ back into Christmas”? A child dies of thirst while in custody with h [...]

This is the age of Trump. It is fitting that one of his close woman-abusing pals is a child abuser. [...]

Wired magazine has released an excellent portrait of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, and so it st [...]

Today, I am thankful for many things; my family, my friends, and old-fashioned, dogged journalism. P [...]

Our faith in basic institutions- presidency, courts, Congress, media deteriorates. Climate-driven di [...]

Let’s be clear: What Republicans mean by “voter fraud” all comes down to one thing– brown and black [...]

How Many Must Trump and the Nationalists Kill? How Many Must Trump and the Nationalists Kill? How Ma [...]

Dear California, this Massachusetts American loves you. I am SO sorry for all the troubles, fire, vi [...]

BREAKING! This is a BIG DEAL- It’s the conservative Wall Street Journal destroying Trump here! WATCH [...]

I’m planning to watch 2018 Midterm Elections with friends and family. Are you? Let’s turn this histo [...]

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
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  • Natural Living-Healthy Planet

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

No matter what the conflict appears to be about, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, it always come dow [...]

A representative from the organization says mindfulness practices "are clearly antithetical to [...]

When Judy Roitman learned her favorite dharma text was actually a patchwork of phrases and poems lif [...]

"The Buddha’s first noble truth says that life is suffering. What’s this obsession with sufferi [...]

When we practice mindfulness in our daily lives, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we open to the wonders of lif [...]

Mushim Patricia Ikeda talks about dealing with physical pain in meditation. The post I feel a lot of [...]

The Sheriff's Department in Larimer County, Colorado, has confirmed that it is investigating po [...]

The way to really rest our busy minds in meditation is to let go of all thoughts about our thoughts. [...]

"What if our deluded minds aren’t a barrier to enlightenment at all?," asks Zenju Earthlyn [...]

(Natural News) Dr. Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), issued a f [...]

(Natural News) The editorial board of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) wants the world to know that for [...]

(Natural News) Integrative medicine approaches, such as acupuncture and yoga, have great potential i [...]

(Natural News) What are humans going to eat during their long – or permanent – stay on Mars? Researc [...]

(Natural News) Air travel is convenient, but it’s a technological advancement that’s also linked to [...]

(Natural News) The eyes are not just the windows to your soul, they are also your windows to the out [...]

(Natural News) Another study proves that exercise benefits the brain, even in small amounts. A study [...]

(Natural News) Proper digestion is essential for good health. Yerba mate, an herbal drink that’s bee [...]

(Natural News) There’s nothing “The Man” (Corporate America) hates worse than people living “off the [...]

(Natural News) A “psychic healer” from Brazil is now facing arrest, after over 200 women came forwar [...]

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

It’s been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the cl [...]

According to a new analysis of Rosetta data, the orbiter passed through the bow shock of Comet 67/P [...]

InSight has been on the Martian surface for almost three weeks, prepping itself for all the science [...]

The SPHERE planet-hunting instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope cap [...]

In a recent study, an international team of scientists present their concept for a lightsail and spa [...]

Scientists with the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) are transforming our understanding of life deep in [...]

The ESA's NELIOTA project is busy monitoring the dark side of the Moon for impact flashes, whic [...]

For many years, scientists have been studying how supernovae could affect life on Earth. Supernovae [...]

The Voyager 2 recently crossed the outer boundary of the heliosphere, where it joins the Voyager 1 s [...]

When it comes to meteor showers, the calendar year always seems to save the best for last. We'r [...]

Perimeter ramps up efforts to support greater diversityFriday Nov 30, 2018Perimeter has taken anothe [...]

Exploring the physics all around usTuesday Nov 13, 2018From climate change to gravitational waves, t [...]

Luke Santi Award winner cultivates curiosity and gritWednesday Nov 07, 2018Aidan Richards, a first-y [...]

New fellowships aim to support early-career researchersTuesday Oct 30, 2018Fellowships named in hono [...]

New program aims to bridge gap between high school and grad schoolFriday Oct 19, 2018Perimeter’s new [...]

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 [...]

HIV vaccine protects non-human primates from infectionNew research shows that an experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates. In the stu [...]

Origins of PainResearch in mice identifies a set of neurons responsible for sustained pain and resulting pain-copin [...]

Biologists turn eavesdropping viruses into bacterial assassinsResearchers have found a bacteria-killing virus that can listen in on bacterial conversations -- and [...]

Neanderthal genes give clues to human brain evolutionA distinctive feature of modern humans is our round (globular) skulls and brains. Researchers report [...]

Shrinking objects to the nanoscaleResearchers have invented a new way to fabricate nanoscale 3D objects of nearly any shape. They can [...]

Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysisScientists are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on gene [...]

Early animals: Death near the shoreline, not life on landOur understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying tra [...]

Where did the hot Neptunes go? A shrinking planet holds the answer'Where did the hot Neptunes go?' This is the question astronomers have been asking for a l [...]

Organic food worse for the climate?Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the grea [...]

Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelesslyResearchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless tech [...]

Richard Wright explains the importance of linearity — a measure of how a detector accumulates lights [...]

The post 46P/Wirtanen comet & meteor appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

Learn how chase away the Moon to keep Comet 46P/Wirtanen in a dark sky. Here's an update on the [...]

• Plan ahead: Venus will occult a 6th-magnitude star on the morning of December 21st for parts of ea [...]

The post IC1805 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

Humanity’s search for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence has been underway, in one form or anoth [...]

The post Sh2-114 a cosmic dragon appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post Comet 46P/Wirtanen at Perihelion appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post Comet 46P Wirtanen on December 12, 2018 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The post Comet 46P/Wirtanen on 12th December 2018: 2 Hours to Perihelion appeared first on Sky & [...]