Brendan F Keating

32 Flips | 13 Magazines | 4 Likes | 3 Followers | @BrendanFKeating | Keep up with Brendan F Keating on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Brendan F Keating”

The Tangled Cultural Roots of Dungeons & Dragons

In 1984, the comic-strip artist Jack Chick, an evangelical Christian, published a tract called “Dark Dungeons.” In it, a young woman named Debbie is seduced into witchcraft through her participation in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. The Mephistophelean figure in the strip is the Dungeon Master, a …

On the Red Couch with XPrize Founder & CEO Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

<i>Dr. Peter Diamandis took a leap nearly 20 years ago to found XPrize, a non-profit organization with the goal of tackling the biggest global issues through a competition of ideas. To date, XPrize has awarded millions to innovators addressing spaceflight, education challenges and healthcare</i> …

Space Travel

'We Need To Be Human': Zuhal Sultan On Starting The Iraqi Youth Orchestra

It's difficult enough to start an orchestra, but Zuhal Sultan founded the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq (NYOI) as a teenager in the middle of a war. She brought together 40 young musicians from different Iraqi cities and sectarian backgrounds in an effort to unify a divided nation. Now, six …

Read the entire article here - http://www.tvpmagazine.com/2015/04/childhood-indoctrination/

David Gilmour Details New Solo LP ‘Rattle That Lock’

After briefly reviving and then saying goodbye to Pink Floyd in 2014, David Gilmour will return this September with <i>Rattle That Lock</i>, a new album and …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

- The Washington Post

Anguish Haunts Northern Ireland's Retired Terrorists

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Joe Doherty steps carefully among the bodies of his dead friends.<p>Seventy-seven men and women lie in the gravel-strewn graves at his feet. There isn’t a name on these headstones he can’t pair with a face, a memory.<p>“That was a good friend of mine. It was on his birthday. …

Making wine in a war zone: Syria's 'dream' vineyard

<b>Domaine de Bargylus is Syria's only commercial winery, producing quality wine despite the country's bitter civil war. It is run by brothers Karim and Sandro Saade, whose father dreamt of owning a vineyard in Syria.</b><p>In August, every three days a taxi leaves Latakia in the north-west, carrying a …

The CEO of one of the fastest-growing business apps ever used an ingeniously simple analogy to explain why companies succeed

Before building his $2.8 billion startup Slack, which many consider the fastest-growing business app ever, Butterfield ran another hot startup called Flickr, which was sold to Yahoo for over $20 million.<p>He also has a master's in philosophy, with a focus on biology, cognitive science, and philosophy …

Startups

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends

Elon Musk's must-read list exhibits his well-known and deep interest in science, as well as the personalities behind it.<p>In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. …

Peter Thiel

“Boulevard”: In Robin Williams’ tormented final role, the beloved star still doesn’t know what he’s looking for

<b>Roberto Aguire and Robin Williams in "Boulevard" (Starz)</b><p>He played misfits and outsiders his whole career — but Williams’ last wounded husband hits awfully close to home<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>July 8, 2015 10:59pm (UTC)<p>We should always resist the fallacy that we learn something essential about actors as human …

This is an excerpt from TVP Magazine, "Competition and Cooperation, Curiosity and Motivation " article. In order to fully understand the meaning of the message and how it applies to The Venus Project, we highly recommend you to read the entire article here ->> http://ow.ly/O9xh1

This Too Shall Light

House made fettuccine. beef meatballs. garlic and thyme marinara. caramelized onions. parmesan. arugula

Great specials at cook today! Roasted beet salad with mâché, aged goat cheese & crispy pork belly, soft polenta, arugula, balsamic reduction mmm...

See Samantha Harlow Numb the Loneliness in Aching ‘Once More’ Video

Samantha Harlow’s is the quintessential Nashville story. Upon graduating from college in her native Minnesota, the singer-songwriter set her sights …

Leica Q Review: A Camera Icon Finally Finds Its Digital Sweet Spot

When you think of Leica, you probably don’t think digital. This is because Leica’s digital cameras, until now, have been either point-and-shoots …

Writer James Salter remembered for his sophisticated prose

James Salter, the prize-winning author acclaimed for his sophisticated, granular prose and sobering insights in <i>Light Years</i>, <i>A Sport and a Pastime</i> and other fiction, has died at age 90.<p>Mr. Salter, who had been in good health, collapsed and died June 19 while at a gym in Sag Harbor, N.Y., his wife, …

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

by John Lasseter<p>It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.<p>I do not believe the notion that the cinema is dying or dead because it’s amazing what …

DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses

Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about the impact DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ might have on our skies. Up to that point, drones (or quadcoptors/multirotors, for the purists) had been slowly edging their way into mainstream consciousness. DJI's ready-to-fly Vision series, with their built-in …

The Insane Visual Effects Behind Games of Thrones' Most Epic Battle

Spoilers for season five, and your suspension of disbelief.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, season five, episode eight features the series' most ludicrously huge battle yet. "Epic" is a term that's often overused, but here it really fits.<p>The battle of Hardhome is definitely the series' sword-clashing highpoint so …

Finding the Way Back

The Harvard professor John Huth first offered his course “Science of the Physical Universe 26: Primitive Navigation” in 2007. Since then, he has taught around five hundred undergraduates about the rudiments of analogue way-finding (sun, stars, tides, weather, wind) in a range of cultures (Berber, …

Cognitive Impairment