Rick Misterly

23 Added | 3 Magazines | 52 Likes | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @RickMisterly | Born1953 Berkeley,USA. Traveled extensively for years in Asia Minor and South Asia. Farming and raising goats since 1981.

Colour images taken 100 years ago show Russia like you wouldn’t imagine it

100 years ago, photographer and chemist, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) used a specialised camera to capture some truly remarkable …

Russian Empire

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

Hundreds of Vintage Posters Are Now Available to Download and Print 100% Free

Soviet propaganda, old liqueurs, and advertisements for 60s airlines— start your printers!<p>If the posters of today still had the look of those of yesteryear, would they still get tagged and trolled as often? Much work today, it seems, lacks the graphic audacity of yore, opting instead for forms and …

Graphic Design

Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned

By Richard Marshall.<i>Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent tradition. Oddly Modern Fairy Tales</i>. Edited by …

Literature

What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

Taken together, the two great dystopian novelists of the mid-20th century might have dreamed up Donald Trump<p>In a diary he kept in 1942, the novelist and essayist George Orwell recorded the disgust he felt for his contemporaries and the political discourse of his day, which was pervaded by …

Steve Winwood Shares 75 Amazing HD Videos From His Illustrious Career

Legendary performer Steve Winwood has announced the addition of 75 videos to the video vault section of his official website. The clips include video …

The global phenomenon of far-right nationalism is being fueled by existential terror

A string of terror attacks across the globe have shaken the world’s most powerful nations to their core. As a result of these tragic events, and the fear-mongering from politicians hoping to exploit them, many feel that an existential threat is nigh.<p>To make matters worse, a highly influential and …

Creative Commons

Sixty years and nothing to show: The slow decay of American politics since Eisenhower, Stevenson

In 1956, both parties nominated likeable individuals who conveyed trustworthiness. In 2016, neither party has<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>My earliest recollection of national politics dates back exactly 60 years to the moment, in the summer of 1956, when I watched the political …

Louis de Bernieres airs concerns over Kayaköy restoration

The Turkish government hopes that the winning bidder on October 23 will restore the ruined houses and provide more facilities for tourists.<p>But the plan has been met with concerns that any development work will mean the town, a valuable part of the country's cultural and historic heritage, loses its …

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

It's probably not what you think, but it's scientifically demonstrated to improve how you think.<p>Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning …

The Brain

A brief history of the ‘Nakba’ in Israel

Palestinian refugees in 1948 leaving the Galilee. (Photo: Fred Csasznik/Wikimedia Commons)<p>This text describes the discourse on the Nakba — mostly the …

Israel

Consciousness Revealed

The "Play of Consciousness" is the organizing principle for consciousness. Trauma in childhood and all throughout life creates traumatic plays.This …

Consciousness

56 Mindfulness Quotes From Mahatma Gandhi

<b>“Mahatma Gandhi”</b> one of the world’s greatest soul, an inspiration for millions and billions of people’s, a life of wisdom and celebration. An example …

Motivation

How to win the war on drugs

In 1994, John Ehrlichman, the Watergate co-conspirator, unlocked for me one of the great mysteries of modern American history: How did the United …

Ottoman trove cleaned with q-tips

MUĞLA – Anadolu Agency<p>AA Photos<p>The Beçin treasure trove, which was discovered in 2000 during excavations in Beçin, located in the Milas district of …

Turkey

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

My Lunch With ‘The Spider’ Who Nearly Wrecked the CIA

Long before Game of Thrones dubbed its spymaster The Spider, James Jesus Angleton earned that name. His internal witch hunts still leave us …

Literature

How Can We Explain The Mystery Of Consciousness?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About David Chalmers' TED Talk</b><p>Philosopher David Chalmers asks why humans have a sense of self, a constantly running movie full of sensation and internal chatter. He offers two ideas about the nature of consciousness.<p><b>About David Chalmers</b><p>David …

Consciousness