Michael Grispon

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Poor Donald Trump

Pity poor Donald Trump.<p>No, seriously.<p>He must be sitting at home wondering what in the world happened.<p>For nearly a year, he was the media's darling. The candidate who could do no wrong. A veritable ratings machine beloved by the TV networks. No matter what piece of racist or idiotic nonsense he …

The Hadron Collider Is Smashing Old Ideas

Author: Danielle Venton<p>science<p>06:45 am<p>Author: Danielle Venton<p>science<p>06:45 am<p>Theoretical physicists have filled in the Standard Model—a set of …

Wait Till You Hear What Petraeus Handed Over To His Mistress

Did you hear the one where the top guy at the CIA cuts a deal for handing over classified material to his mistress? He might get a whole year in …

Philippine court enters plea of not guilty for U.S. Marine accused of murder

OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - A Philippine trial court on Monday entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of a United States Marine accused of killing of a transgender Filipino, in a case that could test the strength of security ties between the two allies.<p>Activists display placards of U.S. …

Bill Gates on AI doomsday: ‘I don’t understand why we aren’t concerned’

Artificial intelligence poses a real threat to humankind, Bill Gates warns, and he “does not understand” those who are not concerned with this …

'Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice' movie spoilers: Mike Shannon returns as Doomsday, possible death of Superman

Arguably, one of the most anticipated movies of 2016, comic book fans are expecting a lot from the latest "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" …

The Psychological Difference Between $12.00 and $11.67

Consumers are primed to see ".99," but prices that deviate from that format can affect the way they interpret the cost.<p>Of the lunch spots near my office, the chain Le Pain Quotidien's menu always demands more of my attention than others. The reason that the menu at Le Pain Quotidien is unusual …

Psychology

The Republican Congress Meets Reality

One month in, all those campaign promises about making Washington work are turning out to be difficult for the GOP to keep.<p>Republicans promised to do a couple of things right away if given control of Congress. One was to pass a bill to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Another was to open up the …

Mitch McConnell

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Garlic-Rosemary Steak

4 Servings<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 7 Tbsp. olive oil, divided<p>1/4 cup 1-inch pieces rosemary sprigs<p>1 1/2 pounds hanger or flank steaks, cut into four 6-ounce steaks<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>6 large garlic cloves, sliced<p>Coarse sea salt (such as Maldon)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Heat …

Recipes

Forget Evolution vs Creation, There Are (At Least) 6 Different Views, Evangelical Biophysicist Explains

MIAMI BEACH — Media coverage of debates over the Bible, the origin of life and God can mischaracterize many people by suggesting there are only two …

Elizabeth Warren Says Economy Is 'Rigged' Against Workers

WASHINGTON -- With a celebrity assist from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the AFL-CIO union federation hosted what it billed as a national summit on raising wages in D.C. on Wednesday, making its case for progressive labor policies to reduce U.S. income inequality.<p>The union group and its …

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what a …

Watch Jimmy Fallon Realize He Once Had a Shot at Dating Nicole Kidman

During a visit to the <i>The Tonight Show</i> Tuesday, Nicole Kidman and Jimmy Fallon quickly started chatting about their first interaction — but they have</i> …

Your Daily Guide to Getting in Shape This January

So, your New Year's resolution is to get in shape—for real, this time. You've joined the gym, you've bought some kickass running shoes; now, all you need is a game plan. And, here it is: We enlisted celebrity trainer and fitness enthusiast Lacey Stone to set up a daily schedule that starts January …

The Case Against In-Your-Face Atheism

When I began my blog on the Atheist Channel ofPatheos, I thought I’d be able to show how someone can live a meaningful life without religious belief. …

Religion

Congress Asked Some Really Weird Questions at the Alien Life Hearing

Yesterday, SETI astrobiologists told the U.S. Congress there's "close to a 100% chance" that aliens exist, adding that we might detect signs of life …

Do You Like SETI? Fine, Then Let's Dump Methodological Naturalism

After reading my article about methodological naturalism (MN), a correspondent wrote and asked a good question:<p>Doesn’t ID satisfy the requirements of …

SETI Searches Kepler Candidates for Signals of Life

The Kepler-10 system, with its three known planets, was one of the targets SETI’s search for radio signals.<p>A recent search by the Search for …

Examining SETI Assumptions

If we’re trying to extend the boundaries of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, how do we proceed? A speculative mind is essential, and one …

Universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Giant Space Microphones Will Record the Soundtrack of the Universe

The first direct detection of gravitational waves is nigh, and it comes with a surround-sound system.<p>​The direct detection of gravitational waves remains one of the most enduring white whales in cosmology. First predicted in Einstein's 1916 General Theory of Relativity, these ripples in spacetime …

2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

In the evolution of cosmic structure, is entropy or gravity the more dominant force? The answer to this question has deep implications for the …

IMPROVING THINKING SKILLS AND ABILITY

When working with clients it often emerges that the quality of their thinking is causing blocks to desired progress. Our focus then switches to …

12 Interesting Documents from the Digital Einstein Papers

Earlier this month, Princeton University Press and The Einstein Papers Project at CalTech made more than 5000 of the famous scientist's documents …

Albert Einstein

String theory at 30

As a young graduate student, Brian Greene caught the very beginning of the superstring revolution in physics. 30 years later, Greene provides an …

Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones

Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide provide a rare glimpse at the extensive ways law …