More news on the ash disruptions from Eyjafjallajökull, the 30th anniversary of the eruption of St. Helens and news of activity from the Congo and Mt. Hood.
Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the historic eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington - and Eruptions readers share their memories on the blast that captivated the world.
Ross Douthat writes, "from Washington to Athens, the economic crisis is producing consolidation rather than revolution, the entrenchment of authority rather than its diffusion."
The L.A. Times reports that "for most of the 1920s, a patient could get a prescription for one pint every 10 days about as easily as California patients can now get 'recommendations' for medical marijuana."
The recent intervention of government bailouts in the world economy has made markets more complex by introducing a new political risk to be managed, writes The New Yorker.
Jasper John's (American) "Flag" sold for a record price in New York with other American artists taking top dollar in a reversal of a trend that has favored international artists.
A new generation of Islamic community leaders familiar with the American experience are reaching out to younger community members in order to offer religious advice.
Dramatist Friedrick Schiller and the late David Foster Wallace both wanted to lift their audience up instead of write down to them; their opinions are excerpted in Lapham's Quarterly.
A medical company wants to offer over the counter genetic tests whose results show genetic predispositions to certain diseases, but the FDA is crying foul.
New neurological research suggests that each time a memory is recalled, it is subject to slight alternations; the implications could benefit sufferers of PTSD.
According to performance psychologist Jim Taylor, we must give up our democratic pretensions and focus education reform on poor and disadvantaged schools.
Conservative lawyer Miguel Estrada, whose nomination to a Court of Appeals by George W. Bush was blocked by Democrats, has written a letter supporting the confirmation of Elena Kagan.
Brace yourself for some depressing climate change news. Even if we cut carbon emissions dramatically, we won't really see the impact by the year 2050, says Bjørn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. So if the outlook is so bleak, what should we do in the meantime? Where should we direct our energies? Lomborg has some ideas.
You might have heard me speak about the equation that eluded Einstein for the last 30 years of his life: the one-inch equation that will in a sense summarize everything we know about the physical laws governing the universe we live in. I believe that one day, perhaps the destiny of all intelligent ...
By Ebonmuse Before my flight leaves, I'm just dropping by to post a quick note: the newest (June/July 2010) issue of Free Inquiry magazine contains an original article by me, "Diplomats and Rabble-Rousers". The article discusses my views on the New Atheist movement and those who criticize it ...