Robert Ananian

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This Is Humanity's Most Important Year Ever

Deep in Western minds is a fixation with the classic Hollywood storyline that whatever the scale of disaster facing the world, a last-minute heroic act will save us from annihilation.<p>For those who believe we are nearing the tipping point of runaway climate change, the remainder of 2015 is being …

The Days Of Awe And Syria

WASHINGTON – At the start of the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah, which began Sunday night, congregants pray to God to bring peace, spiritual and temporal, to all mankind.<p>The High Holy Days' “Days of Awe” are an appropriate time to consider the fate of a people who now are particularly in need of …

Il nostro piano per rompere con questa Europa

Il 13 luglio scorso, il governo democraticamente eletto di Alexis Tsipras è stato messo in ginocchio dall'Unione europea. "L''accordo" del 13 luglio …

A Grand Unveiling: Inside the Big Ideas Hatched at the 2015 Graduate Studies Program

<i>Only 10 weeks ago, 80 individuals from 43 countries around the world arrived on Singularity University’s campus here in Silicon Valley to embark on</i> …

Turkey Launches Heaviest Strikes On Kurdish Rebel Targets Yet

ISTANBUL, July 29 (Reuters) - Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible.<p>The strikes hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets …

How Trees Calm Us Down

In 1984, a researcher named Roger Ulrich noticed a curious pattern among patients who were recovering from gallbladder surgery at a suburban hospital in Pennsylvania. Those who had been given rooms overlooking a small stand of deciduous trees were being discharged almost a day sooner, on average, …

Extreme Wealth Should Be Transformed Into Global Impact—Here's How

With immense respect to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, I’d like to suggest an alternative to the giving pledge…an “impact pledge.”<p>Specifically, a …

Emerging Technology

Is 'face-ism' spoiling your life?

Your face can be your fortune or your downfall - and it's not just a question of beauty. Others may be unconsciously judging your features in ways you don't realise, says David Robson.<p>Imagine you grew up with a non-identical twin. You have the same upbringing, the same IQ, the same education, the …

Psychology
Economics

20 Meditation Tips for Beginners

If you're new to meditation, then you might feel overwhelmed when trying to keep so many instructions in your head: <i>watch your breathing, calm your mind, keep your back straight...</i><p>To take the pressure off and allow your practice to unfold more naturally, here are 20 priceless tips to help you get …

Meditation

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

Spirituality

Fabric-Focused Womenswear by Zii Ropa

Since moving to Mexico three and half years ago, Vancouver native Bridget Tidey has started her own unique clothing line Zii Ropa. Founded just last year, the brand's aesthetic is comfortable yet flattering, durable yet sophisticated and is "inspired by diversity of different cultures, landscapes …

Clothing

The strongest El Niño on record may be brewing in the Pacific

El Niño conditions are intensifying in the tropical Pacific Ocean, potentially leading to a record event that would help control rainfall in East …

Global Warming

15 Of The Most Exotic Beaches In The World

From colored sand to hidden caves, here are 15 of the most exotic beaches all around the world.<p>1. Honopu Beach - Kauai, Hawaii<p>If you want to get to this beach, you've got to work for it. You can't hike, boat or drive - swimming from an offshore boat is the only means of access.<p>photo: Jason …

Beaches

The secrets of the master forgers

A new book looks at ‘treasures’ that fooled the world’s experts. Noah Charney reveals who created them – including one who became a giant of the Renaissance.<p>In his new book The Art of Forgery, art historian Noah Charney explores how the best forgers in the world managed to fool so many experts. …

Art

La deriva dell’Europa burocratica e senza visione

NRC geoengineering report: Climate hacking is dangerous and barking mad.

Some years ago, in the question-and-answer session after a lecture at the American Geophysical Union, I described certain geoengineering proposals as …

Climate Change

The 10 Best Housing Designs Of 2015, According To Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of its annual 2015 Housing Awards on Wednesday, and the designs are absolutely stunning.<p>The 10 breathtaking homes were selected for awards -- which were established "to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance …

Housing

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.<p>Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence. When Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his …

10 Green Technologies That Could Help Revolutionize Our Changing Planet

In an era of drought, climate change and food shortages, environmental pioneers have joined forces to help tackle some of the world's most pressing issues through technological advancement.<p>Here are 10 burgeoning technologies that have the potential to help revolutionize our planet of consumerism. …

Sustainability

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are

During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer <b>Alan Watts</b> began popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, offering a wholly different perspective on inner wholeness in the age of anxiety and what it really means to live a life of purpose. We owe much of today’s mainstream adoption of …

How will everything change under climate change?

The second in a major series of articles on the climate crisis and how humanity can solve it. In this extract taken from the Introduction to This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, the author calls the climate crisis a civilisational wake-up call to alter our economy, our lifestyles, now – before …

Climate

To Save California, Read “Dune” - Issue 25: Water

Fifty years ago science-fiction author Frank Herbert seized the imagination of readers with his portrayal of a planet on which it never rained. In …

Northern California