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Darwinism as religion: what literature tells us about evolution

Critics of the New Atheists argue that they are as religious as those whom they excoriate. Their writings show a polemical scorn for their opponents …

George Eliot

How would the ancient Stoics have dealt with hate speech?

Insults have lately been making headline news. Last year, the world witnessed an attack on the offices of the French satirical newspaper <i>Charlie …

College & University

Philosophy News | Welcome to Philosophy News

Habsburg culture is back. Why? Nostalgia for its glamour, and our identifying with the late imperial period's disorienting changes in society and …

Philosophy

The power of volunteering: you make me happy and I make you happy

Millions of people across the world work for voluntary organisations and invest their abundant energies into helping their communities. Historically, …

Happiness

As Hawaii deliberates, giant telescope considers new home

If you are going to spend more than a billion dollars building one of the world's biggest telescopes, you'll want to put it in a place with the best …

How Can Complex Things Form in a Universe Ruled by Entropy?

If disorder in the universe is always increasing, then how is it that galaxies, stars, planets, and people are here? Watch the explanation.<p>Recently, when we were talking about why time only moves forward, we got into talking about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It says that disorder, otherwise …

The White House reveals proposals to research and fund AI

President Barack Obama's administration believes that artificial intelligence can be a positive force in the United States, vastly improving specialized areas within health care, transportation, education and policing over the coming decades. In two reports released today, one day ahead of the …

Try Not to Cry While Watching Earth Rise From the Moon in HD

These aren’t renderings, special effects, or a scene from <i>No Man’s Sky</i>. This is actual footage of the Earth and the Moon, as seen by Japan’s Kaguya …

10 ‘Bad’ Foods You Can Stop Demonizing

You eliminated these foods from your diet (or still eat them, with guilt). Here’s why you can stop all that.<p>Yes, have it all—the entire yolk and …

Nutrition

25 of the most iconic images of Earth ever taken from space

When people and robots launch into space on far-off missions, it's a quiet tradition to briefly turn back toward Earth and take a photo.<p>These rare views of our home planet — recorded from hundreds, thousands, millions, or even billions of miles away, often with outdated cameras — are rarely as …

15 Basic Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Have you always enjoyed sketching and doodling, but you’ve never actually tried your hand at real drawing techniques before? Drawing is something …

Sketching

Sights and Sounds With Brandon Boyd

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd is a creative jack-of-all-trades who is pretty damn good at everything he seems to do, whether that means publishing …

These anatomical drawings on old book pages are so gorgeous, you're going to want to wallpaper your room in them

Is there anything more exciting than a beautiful book? Let’s be real: There is something about a super old book that manages to take us back in time …

Kuti Kuti, the comic association looking to educate and inspire

Kuti Kuti is a Finnish contemporary comics association, sourcing and producing fascinating illustration. Helping them grow into “one of the most …

South Africa

These Pokémon Drawings Are So Adorable, You'll Want to Catch Them All

In light of the Pokémon Go craze, illustrator and digital artist Amanda Pherson is reimagining the same beloved characters in a way that is both whimsical and refreshing. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate uses programs, like Adobe Illustrator, to draw Pokémon characters in various …

Pencil Portraits - How to Draw a Mouth

Drawing the Mouth: Step by Step<p>Our pencil study of a mouth is broken down into three steps to help you understand each stage of the drawing process. …

14 Quirky Comics That Capture The Ups And Downs Of Parenting

Because we all know the power of a kid's wrath mid-tantrum.<p>Whether her children are throwing a tantrum or leaving LEGOs around causing chaos, freelance illustrator Liesbeth Ton turns her parenting struggles into art.<p>Ton, who is originally from the Netherlands and now lives in Los Angeles, shares …

Vectr Is a Excellent Free, Cross-Platform, Online Graphics App

Vectr is an excellent free cross-platform graphics editor you can learn to use in minutes<p>After two years in the works, the team behind Vectr has …

The Badass Tattoo Art of “Atomahawk” Illustrator Ian Bederman [15 Images]

We’re pretty psyched about Atomahawk, our latest standalone comic book. (In fact, we previewed it in the current issue of Heavy Metal, our Sci-Fi …

See Vintage Fashion Illustrations in a New London Exhibit

View Slideshow<p>“A lot of people think that fashion illustration is something that died circa 1930, when photography came in — but that’s absolutely …

18 Inspiring Girly Tattoos by Rachael Ainsworth

386 Shares<p>Comments<p>Rachael Ainsworth is a talented tattoo artist from the United Kingdom. She was born in Bournemouth. When she was just a little kid, …

Awesome Art Picks: Daredevil, Harley Quinn, Spider-Gwen, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Official envisions a day when millions of drones fill skies

WASHINGTON (AP) — So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials say they are …

Space Communication Hits 10-Year Low After SpaceX Explosion

Israel-based satellite operator Space Communication Ltd. saw a third of its value evaporate after its communications satellite was destroyed in the …

OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet but big changes in energy, pollution

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency, slicing the nation's output of polluting gases that are warming Earth.<p>As politicians …

Fossil Fuels

Musical.ly, the craze turning pop fans into stars

Lip-synching app Musical.ly has gone from web gimmick to internet smash, hosting souped-up video clips for 95 million (mostly) teens. What’s its secret?<p>Essex-based 17-year-old Amelia Gething was on holiday with her family in Barbados this summer when a stranger approached with a question: “Are you …

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