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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 …

Jonathan Edwards

← For <b>Robert Penn Warren</b>, the civic work of poetry was the weighty job of rejecting stereotypes and writing for a democratic audience<p><b>Evelyn Waugh at</b> …

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, …

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 …

Astrophysics

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 …

Dark Matter

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 …

Astronomy

‘Bad’ Foods You No Longer Have to Avoid | Reader's Digest - Reader's Digest

Whole eggs<p>iStock/PDQ1000<p>Yes, have it all—the entire yolk and caboodle, and don’t feel bad about for even half a second. Those little yellow centers …

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 …

Space

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 …

Tutorials

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 …

Art Basel

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 …

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

How to Draw a Mouth<p>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 …

Graphics

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 …

Graphics