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Getting There

How Obama should tackle climate change and energy independence in his second term. Read story.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Nature, Version 2012

I'd sleep in a wet sleeping bag in Yosemite in winter again, anytime. Read story.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Evolving Buddha

Buddhism is appealing for a number of reasons to the growing spiritual-but-not-religious crowd. Read story.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Something New Under the Sun

The big debate in politics is, and has always been, about the appropriate size and role of government. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Making Sense of the Unseen

Talking dark matter with Robert Kirshner, author and PhD advisor to two Nobel Prize winners. Read story.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Emergency State

When is war justified? How much authority should presidents have to wage war? These questions and more are addressed in The Emergency State, a new book by David C. Unger, former foreign policy editorial writer for The New York Times. Read story.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Higgs Field as the New Ether

What the heck is the Higgs boson, has it really been found, and why should we care? Read story.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sex at Dawn

Are humans polyamorous by nature? Research psychologist says the evidence points to "casual, friendly promiscuity" as our ancestral heritage. Read story.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Darwin’s Unfinished Business

Mind can think of designs and then explore those designs within itself and is therefore both creator and created. Like Nature. Read story.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

In Defense of Philosophy

Philosophy has come under attack by various scientists in recent years, generally because, well, they just don’t get it. Read story.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Seeking the Divine

“Spiritual but not religious” has become cliché because it’s true – we are increasingly rejecting organized religion in favor of a more authentic and individualized spirituality. The fastest-growing religious movement seems to be that of no religion. Read story.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

On Ends and Endings

The increasing power to shape our own evolution is part of the same evolutionary process that has always been present, but it has taken a huge jump in rapidity with the advent of modern technology. Read story.

Monday, February 27, 2012

On Time and Free Will

What does physics have to teach us about determinism? Read story.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Mirror of the World

Environmentalism is generally viewed as the movement designed to help protect and preserve the natural world around us, distinct from the artificial world of homes, neighborhoods, and cities. Read story.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Evolutionary Spirituality

Andrew Cohen. a spiritual teacher based in Massachusetts, talks about the evolution of God in the first of an occasional series of interview with thought leaders in many different fields. Read story.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vaud and the Villains

This 19 piece 1930s New Orleans orchestra and cabaret will ... Read More