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What does post-truth mean for a philosopher?

Sean Coughlan<p><b>"Post-truth" has come to describe a type of campaigning that has turned the political world upside down.</b><p>Fuelled by emotive arguments rather than fact-checks, it was a phrase that tried to capture the gut-instinct, anti-establishment politics that swept Donald Trump and Brexit …

Incredibly Good Vegan Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

Posted in Recipes.<p>Full disclosure: curry used to scare me. Like, a lot.<p>It scared me because there’s no real way to do it – there are so many types of …

Recipes

Why Do We Close Our Eyes Every Time We Kiss Our Partner, According To Science

<b>Every wondered</b> why do we close our eyes when we kiss? Is it just done out of formality?<p><b>A new study</b> published by Journal of Experimental Psychology: …

A brief history of presidential debate insults

<b>(CNN) —</b> This campaign season, one thing is certain: insults will fly.<p>While debates have been the perfect venue for political mudslinging for decades, the addition of Donald Trump has certainly made things more interesting this time around. But don't forget the insults the candidates of yesteryear …

When the Russians killed Mother Russia

The decade of internecine carnage that followed the 1917 October revolution was one of the bitterest and — until Jonathan D. Smele’s latest book — most neglected periods of Russian history<p>On the 24–25 October 1917 (according to the Julian Calendar, or 7–8 November according to the Gregorian) the …

The incredible power of ignoring everything

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come …

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Was the burning of the Reichstag the Nazis’ first crime?

On 27 February 1933, the German parliament – Reichstag – building was severely damaged as a result of arson. Portrayed by Adolf Hitler's cabinet as …

Who Burnt the Reichstag?

The conflagration of the Reichstag provided Hitler with a heaven-sent opportunity. But the theory that the Nazis had planned it themselves now …

How Adolf Hitler Turned a Year in Jail Into a Step Toward Power

<i>In his new book</i> 1924, <i>Peter Ross Range (formerly of TIME) explores how the year Adolf Hitler spent in jail—following a failed attempt at a coup in</i> …

Understanding Hitler’s Anti-Semitism

It wasn’t about German nationalism, the historian Timothy Snyder argues. It was about the whole world.<p>The evocative title of Timothy Snyder’s new book—<i>Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning</i>—is a reference to the fertile soil of Ukraine, where Adolf Hitler hoped to establish <i>lebensraum</i>, or …

Insight into what US intelligence knew about Hitler in 1943

In 1943, the US Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the CIA, commissioned Murray to study Adolf Hitler's personality to try to predict his behavior. In his 229-page report, "Analysis of the Personality of Adolf Hitler," Murray described Hitler as a paranoid "utter wreck" who was "incapable …

World History

Enough With The Donald Trump–Adolf Hitler Comparisons

We’ve stopped laughing about Donald Trump — or, at least, the people who were privileged enough to laugh at Donald Trump to begin with have stopped. …

The Failed Coup That Led To Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'

Years before he led the Nazis in the genocide of 6 million European Jews, Adolf Hitler staged a coup and spent several months in prison. Though his attempt to overthrow the government was unsuccessful, his trial and subsequent time behind bars would be pivotal.<p>Peter Ross Range, the author of <i>1924:</i> …

Mein Kampf: Eine Kritische Edition review – taking the sting out of Hitler’s hateful book

It is entirely appropriate to republish the Nazi leader’s autobiography – now out of copyright – in this scholarly new edition. The text, which still provokes fear, needs to be treated as history<p>How do you solve a problem like <i>Mein Kampf</i>? Since 1945 the solution in Germany has been to prevent the …

Who’s Afraid of Mein Kampf?

As Hitler's infamous book enters the public domain, its history shows that censorship can't stop dangerous ideas.<p>Adolf Hitler’s notorious book is about to get a new lease on life. The copyright for <i>Mein Kampf</i>, which has been held for 70 years by the government of the German state of Bavaria, expires …

Fifty Shades of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf,’ the New German Best Seller

The critical edition published in January may be better as a doorstop than a beach read. Despite the hype, its sales are a minuscule fraction of what …

The 11 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations

1 of 13<p>Introduction<p>Mathematical equations aren't just useful — many are quite beautiful. And many scientists admit they are often fond of particular …

A mathematical formula reveals the secret to lasting relationships

According to mathematician Hannah Fry, it may come down to a simple formula.<p>Fry, who works at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London, explains in her 2014 TED Talk and recently released book, "The Mathematics of Love," that the best predictor of long-lasting relationships is how …

Relationships

Yale psychologists have built a mathematical model for selfishness

Ever wonder why some people have a tendency to be nice—even in situations where it costs them—while others are constantly out for themselves? Psychologists from Yale University have built a formal mathematical model, combining game theory with ideas from behavioral economics, to show how humans …

The 12 Apps That Every Parent Of A Teen Should Know About

Some apps just enable bad choices.<p>Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. But keeping up with your teens' and preteens' online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door -- frustrating, futile and something bound to make you …

Apps

Top 10 codes, keys and ciphers

Photograph: Garry Weaser/PR<p>Hieroglyphs on display at the British Museum.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/9/1441808388757/899e2001-2219-4ed2-af41-6dee5610f757-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Garry Weaser/PR<p>Hieroglyphs on display at the British …

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How To Influence Anyone, Any Time, Anywhere: 4 Subconscious Secrets

How many times have you tried to influence, enroll, engage someone in the past 2 weeks?<p>How many times were you successful?<p>Now more than ever leaders need to be able to influence outcomes. Good intentions are rarely assumed, people are on the lookout for manipulative tactics, and even subtle …

The NSA's Quantum Code-Breaking Research Is No Secret

So the world's most clandestine spy agency is working on something called a quantum computer, The Washington Post tells us. It's based on rules Einstein himself described as "spooky," and it can crack almost any code. That's got to be top-secret stuff, right?<p>Guess again. The second physicist I …

Safecracking the Brain - Issue 6: Secret Codes

It’s hard to imagine an encryption machine more sophisticated than the human brain. This three-pound blob of tissue holds an estimated 86 billion …

It's no secret: we need more women in security

The female code-breakers of Bletchley Park may have hoped others would follow in their footsteps, but the number of women in cyber security is still woefully low<p>If the wood-panelled walls of Bletchley Park house could talk, they would reveal much more about the secret code-breaking activities that …

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

New ‘Mein Kampf’ publication ‘a slap in the face to Holocaust survivors’

As Adolf Hitler’s last official residence, the German state of Bavaria has kept the copyright of the genocidal dictator’s “Mein Kampf” under lock and …

Mein Kampf

It Can Happen Here: Why The Reissue Of 'Mein Kampf' Couldn’t Come At A Better Time

Support the news<p>On Jan. 1, the Bavarian government's copyright on "Mein Kampf" expired. Adolf Hitler’s personal manifesto will soon be republished in …

Mein Kampf

Why Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' is a political issue

Seventy years after his death, Hitler's "Mein Kampf" can be legally sold in Germany again. Who will read it? And how dangerous is the book in a …

Hitler's Mein Kampf Is Coming Back to German Stores for the First Time in Decades

The most evil book in history returns to Germany at the worst possible time.<p>Because all history—the good and the bad—should never be forgotten, and because we must learn from our failures along with our successes, Adolf Hitler's <i>Mein Kampf</i> is returning to Germany. The book, penned by the most evil …