Schrodinger's cat is one of the most famous thought experiments of all time, but what does it mean for science, and what happens to the poor cat?
With President Trump appointing officials who want to abolish the departments they hope to lead, one might ask, "What is the rationale for this?". Milton Friedman offers us an answer.
Broad Minded Affective Coping technique is one of many tools for coping with low mood. Affirmations and mindfulness help too.
The author of The Purpose Driven Life has a theory about why Paris happened: We haven't accepted Jesus.
Every year in Japan, a giant penis festival is held, while in America, Chrissy Teigen's nipple is banned. When will we get over our sexual Puritanism?
An exposé in this week’s issue of The New Yorker on the surprising depth of jihadist poetry should be required reading for everyone on the swelling list of candidates for president […]
Since 2011 state officials have been restricted from using the phrase “climate change” in addition to a list of other terms surrounding environmental issues.
Officials wonder how long sled dog racing will survive the warming temperatures, which threaten the very landscape of the race.
It's subtle and pernicious as hell how this happens. How we transform something that's supposed to make us more open and balanced into a shiny new prison of things, jargon, and obligations.
Marijuana might steal the headlines, but psychedelics are making headway in the American consciousness. DMT: The Spirit Molecule producer/director Mitch Schultz discusses this trend.
Renowned travel writer Rick Steves, an evangelist for budget-conscious vacationing, supports paying a little extra for the best hotel, transit, and local knowledge.
This is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. It’s a time to celebrate what has been learned and to push the process further along. There is no screening test to diagnose Parkinson’s disease […]
Nearly 250 years since its discovery, this dense, brilliant core was found to have our Milky Way’s first globular-based black hole! Image credit: Paulino Maldonado, via http://observatorioelojodeowi.blogspot.com/2011/05/subo-algunas-fotografias-de-espacio.html. “And then you […]
“Sure, today’s Olympics are corrupt, rife with cheating, and riddled with scandal, but at least today’s games aspire to the noble ideals of the ancient Greeks—amateurism, fair play, and peace,” […]
This week, we witnessed another step in the Republican party’s long drawn-out national suicide: “I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life […]
Students at a small, liberal-arts college complained to Mitt Romney about borrowing money to pursue a college major that doesn’t lead to a job. He replied, sensibly, that some majors have […]
So what will it mean if Rick Santorum wins the Michigan primary tonight if his victory is partly due to Democrats who decided to vote for him only to prolong […]
Rick Santorum had a great day on Tuesday, winning the Republican primaries in both Alabama and Mississippi—a state in which no poll had shown Santorum in the lead. Newt Gingrich, […]
by Nika Sabasteanski (guest blogger) Immanuel Kant proposes a one-ingredient recipe for enlightenment: freedom. Provide individuals with the freedom to use public rationality, give them the tools to escape their […]
The Secular Coalition for America has hired a new executive director, and their choice is going to raise some eyebrows: Edwina Rogers, a Republican lobbyist and attorney with a long […]
The same unerring perversities of good old fashioned arithmetic that plagued the 2008 Democratic presidential primary have now afflicted the 2012 Republican presidential primary race. Mitt Romney was actually able […]