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Happy Birthday, Dynamite: Interesting Facts About the Explosive Material

Today (May 7), marks the 150th anniversary of one of Alfred Nobel's patents for dynamite, which was first patented in 1867.<p>The explosive forever …

What is quantum entanglement? Part 3: Entanglement, at last

<i>This is part 3 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

How to photograph the night sky like a pro

Gear up and look up<p>It’s a familiar story for those of a certain generation: As a kid growing up in the 1960s, Roger N. Clark was inspired by the NASA space program. By the time he was in junior high, he built his own reflecting telescope (grinding the primary mirror himself, no less). Clark pursued …

Landscape Photography

'Tiffany Girls' shine at New York museum's new gallery dedicated to their craft and their story

Clara Driscoll and her "Tiffany Girls" would be proud. A hundred illuminated Tiffany lamps she and her team created and designed around the turn of the last century will now shine in a custom-made glass gallery that opens Saturday at the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan.<p>The spacious …

Ten TV Shows Critics Hated (But Fans Loved)

Everybody's got an opinion.<p>There are a ton of TV shows out there that are adored by fans and critics – <i>Westworld</i>, <i>Game of Thrones</i> – and plenty more that are slated by both. But sometimes, there's a serious split, where the public laps it up, but us professional pundits just can't see it.<p>Take these …

TV

Europe's refugee crisis, explained

The meaning of the phrase "refugee crisis" can be hard to grasp — until you see the photographs.<p>A Syrian toddler, dead on a Turkish beach, after the boat in which his family was attempting to flee to Europe capsized at sea. Desperate families crowding a Hungarian train station, their children …

North Africa

How has light from 13 billion years ago not passed us by? (Beginner)

<i>How is it possible that the light emitted billions of years ago is still reaching us today? How can objects be 13 billion years away by some few</i> …

What is the universe expanding into? (Intermediate)

<i>I am very confused about things my science book says about the expanding universe. Every book I have seen has defined the universe as "everything".</i> …

40 Things I Know About Happiness As I Turn 40

One week from today, I turn the "Big 40." When I was a teenager, I had a very different vision of how this birthday would feel. "Over the Hill" sentiments in card stores and movies depicting uncool, middle-aged parents had led me to believe that 40 marked some sort of beginning of the end -- an age …

Happiness

In Age of Science, Is Religion 'Harmful Superstition'?

God is not only dead, author avers. He never lived. Not to mention the deaths of kids treated with faith instead of science-based medicine.<p>Jerry Coyne, author of <i>Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible</i>was in high school listening to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club …

Dark Buddhism

<i>Introduction</i><p>I began as an Objectivist. Like many members of my generation, I discovered Ayn Rand in college, initially reading <i>The Fountainhead</i> and …

The oldest question in the universe

<i>National Post readers answer the question: “Do you believe in God?”</i><p>I believe in G-d, but not your god. The Divine has, for most groups, mutated from …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

Best Home Automation Systems & Software Reviews: DIY & More

Home Automation

Putin's aggression has left Europe in pre-war state, says top Russian writer

In an essay for the Guardian, Mikhail Shishkin describes president as an 'insipid colonel' terrified of losing power<p>Russia's pre-eminent literary novelist today warns that Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine amounts to a "black hole" that threatens to suck in the whole of Europe.<p>In an essay for …

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …