Kelly Sullivan

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The “Moral Panic” of Campus Free Speech

<i>People get awfully solemn in the United States about the civic function of our institutions</i> of<i> higher education. They talk about college as the</i> …

Higher Education

At least fifth of British mammal species could be wiped out within a decade

Populations of much-loved British mammals including hedgehogs and water voles have dropped by up to two-thirds over the past 20 years, and many more …

Biodiversity

Last March of the ‘Wooden Elephants’: Africa’s Ancient Baobabs Are Dying

On January 7, 2016, a group of tourists set out to visit Chapman’s Baobab, one of the oldest and mightiest trees in Africa.<p>Visible from miles away, it had long served as a landmark for travelers and explorers, including David Livingstone. The cavity inside its trunks — with an outer circumference …

Ecology

A New Theory Based On Quantum Entanglement Says Your Mind Exists In Another Dimension

The relationship between the mind and the brain is a mystery that is central to how we understand our very existence as sentient beings. Some say the …

Consciousness

How universal basic income and rewilding could save the planet

Enough concrete has been produced to cover the entire surface of the Earth in a layer two millimetres thick. Enough plastic has been manufactured to clingfilm it as well. We produce 4.8bn tonnes of our top five crops, plus 4.8 billion head of livestock, annually. There are 1.2bn motor vehicles, 2bn …

Universal Basic Income

Demise of nine out of 13 of the ancient landmarks linked to climate change by researchers<p>Some of Africa’s oldest and biggest baobab trees have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, according to researchers.<p>The trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years and in some cases as wide as a …

South Africa

After the Closure of Backpage, Increasingly Vulnerable Sex Workers Are Demanding Their Rights

On a recent Thursday at a bar in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Jacq the Stripper was warming up a small crowd of ten or fifteen people who had come to attend a fund-raiser for the Black Sex Workers Collective. Jacq, who wore a T-shirt that said “<i>TIP HER</i>” on it, is not a black sex worker. “So I’m a …

Rights & Freedoms

Did an acid trip change your life? Real scientists want to know about it

Don’t we all just have that friend that won’t shut up about <i>that time he did shrooms in the woods</i> (we get it, Sean. You can stop telling us the …

Johns Hopkins University

Math Bee: Honeybees Seem To Understand The Notion Of Zero

Honeybees understand that "nothing" can be "something" that has numerical meaning, showing that they have a primitive grasp of the concept of zero.<p>That's according to a newly published study in <i>Science</i>, which shows that bees possess a mathematical ability once thought to exist only in dolphins, …

Mathematics

The secret philosophy of language: Searching for the origins of human thought

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Since the time of Socrates and Plato, humans have pondered the origin of our words. Now we’re closer to an answer<p>Daniel Cloud<p>January 11, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Domestication of Language”<p>How did all the various things in the world get their names?<p>And out of the ground the …

Columbia University

Why people donate their poop: Altruism trumps cash, study finds

The No. 1 reason people donate No. 2 is benevolence, not bucks, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>“There’s an urgent medical need for stool donation, but …

Microbiology

Can't Stand The Heat? Tell Us How You're Coping With Rising Temperatures

Recent years have been among the warmest on record, with a spike in record-high temperatures. Heat waves are also projected to become more frequent, more severe and longer.<p>NPR is working on a series of stories on what happens when people, animals and plants can't cool down. We would like to know …

Climate Change

Nutrient pollution makes ocean acidification worse for coral reefs

A study published recently by a team of researchers, alumni and students from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science …

Ecology

What will be the cost of one degree rise in temperatures?

Temperatures in the past week have been above normal for most parts of India, especially the northern and central plains. In Rajasthan, Madhya …

Climate Change

Why energy storage is key to a global climate breakthrough

When Vaclav Smil writes about energy, the world pays attention. “I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next Star Wars movie,” Bill Gates once tweeted.<p>Smil is a professor at the University of Manitoba, and one of his key arguments is that the world is unlikely to transition away …

Energy Storage

Whale’s Death in Thailand Points to Global Scourge: Plastic in Oceans

HONG KONG — Hundreds of turtles, dolphins and whales become stranded every year on Thailand’s beaches after plastic impedes their mobility or clogs their insides. Some are lifeless on arrival, biologists say, and their deaths barely register with the public.<p>But the survival of a pilot whale that …

Pollution

How embodied is time?

It is a standard understanding that we live in time. In fact, the whole physical world as described in sciences is based on the idea of objective …

Consciousness

Anger by design or default

We humans have the most advanced survival instincts. This inherent capacity is mediated by nano-impulses below the conscious level of thought and …

Anger Management

We Are Judged by Appearances, Including Our Shoes

When you go out in public, what do you suppose other people notice about you? Sure, they see your clothing, hair, mannerisms, and certainly your …

Psychology

The Symptoms of Higher Consciousness: 18 Unmistakable Signs of Spiritual Awakening

What does it mean to be awake? What are the characteristics of the state of ‘spiritual wakefulness’ or ‘enlightenment’?<p>I’ll summarise these …

Spirituality

Physicist Says Consciousness is a Mathematical Pattern

“As a physicist, Max Tegmark sees people as “food, rearranged.” That makes his answer to complicated questions like “What is consciousness?” simple: …

Consciousness

The Strange link Between Human mind and Quantum Physics

Nobody understands what consciousness is or how it works. Nobody understands quantum mechanics either. Could that be more than coincidence?<p>“I cannot …

Quantum Physics

As cities report more rats than ever, scientists find eastside and westside rodents

Welcome to the age of the urban rat. There are about 2 million New York City rats, a 2014 estimate suggested, which would mean the rodents in New York outnumber the humans in Philadelphia. Do not discount the power of gnawing teeth in aggregate — Cornell University scientists once calculated rats …

Biology

Seaside resort invaded by toxic caterpillars 'putting people off going to the beach'

A second seaside resort has been invaded by toxic caterpillars that are reportedly putting people off going to the beach.<p>The brown tail moth …

Caterpillars

3 Awesome Emerging Technologies That Will Revolutionize HR

Sr. Content Marketing Specialist - SMB<p>Oracle HCM Cloud has been working with emerging technologies—namely predictive analytics— for almost a decade. …

Artificial Intelligence

Modern life has deprived us of mystical rites, epiphanies, and inward reflection. Could the key to regaining such missing illumination be psychedelics?

Modern life has deprived us of mystical rites, epiphanies, and inward reflection. Could the key to regaining such missing illumination be …

Psychedelia

NASA Is About to Announce a Massively Exciting Mars Discovery

Here's what we know so far!<p>At 2 pm EDT (6 pm UTC) this Thursday, NASA will have a big Mars announcement to make.<p>As with most announcements of …

Space Travel

Psychedelics and the End, or Beginning, of Me – Be Yourself

The Trip<p>The trip came on gradually. Traversing the sun-drenched beach with a few fellow journeymen, I strode the tightrope between sand and ocean. …

Consciousness

POLITICAL, ROOTS REGGAE WITH LADY LOY REGGAE FRIDAYS 1 JUNE 2018

Listen to conscious reggae - and the re-emergence of political reggae.

Reggae