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The closing of the liberal mind

The folly of the masses has replaced the wisdom of crowds as the dominant theme of our politics.<p>All that seemed solid in liberalism is melting into …

Political Science

The Price I’ve Paid for Opposing Donald Trump

Trump’s alt-right trolls have subjected me and my family to an unending torrent of abuse that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.<p>I distinctly remember the …

The white flight of Derek Black

By Eli Saslow<p>Eli Saslow<p>Reporter on the National desk<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Their public conference had been interrupted by a demonstration march and a bomb threat, so the white nationalists decided to meet secretly instead. They slipped past police officers and protesters into a hotel in downtown Memphis. …

White Nationalism

‘Finally. Someone who thinks like me.’

By Stephanie McCrummen<p>Stephanie McCrummen<p>National enterprise reporter covering an array of subjects<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In a living room in western Pennsylvania, the Republican National Convention was on TV, and Melanie Austin was getting impatient.<p>“Who’s that guy?” she said, watching some billionaire …

Donald Trump

A New Culture Of Cooperation In Academia Is Emerging

"I believe the intellectual life of the whole of Western society is increasingly being split into two polar groups ..."<p>So wrote the British physicist and novelist C. P. Snow in his famous "The Two Cultures" Rede Lecture delivered at Cambridge University in 1959.<p>Although Snow was mostly concerned …

What Dogs, Lies And Sex Teach Us About Our True Selves

New research suggests that even college students who overwhelmingly report that they accept interracial relationships show greater activity in the insula — a brain region associated with disgust — when presented with images of black-white interracial couples than when presented with images of …

Rifts are forming in the GOP on climate and clean energy. Here’s how they could be exploited.

Last week, I wrote about new research showing that partisan polarization on climate change is worse than ever. In a nutshell, fewer than half of US Republicans acknowledge anthropogenic climate change or worry about its impacts.<p>This is rather alarming for people who would like the US political …

Hooray! It turns out that capitalism works after all

Well, this is awkward.<p>For the last few months, the hottest thing in economics has been the “elephant chart”. Produced by economists Christoph Lakner …

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

<b>Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change</b><p>September 10, 2016 — It’s …

Visit markets in Europe for energy, joy, and local culture

The post Visit markets in Europe for energy, joy, and local culture appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comThe marketplace is one of the …

Europe

Like It Or Not, Complexity Is Something We Can No Longer Ignore

You only need to look at any Apple product to understand our fascination with simplicity. The sleek lines, intuitive user interface and human centered design give us a feeling of power over our technology. You don’t need a complicated user manual to instruct you, you just pick it up and …

London zoo ants at war - archive, 8 September 1924

<b>8 September 1924</b>: Short, fierce campaign between two colonies of ants<p>Two colonies of ants at the Zoological Gardens, London, last week attracted some attention by the announcement that a decisive war was about to take place between them. The colony referred to as the Left had recently been …

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A neuroscientist injected monkeys with rabies to study stress, and the results convinced him to start doing pilates

Peter Strick is not a professional tennis player. He's a distinguished professor and chair of the department of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute. He's the sort of person to dwell on mistakes, however small.<p>"My kids would tell me, dad, you ought to take up pilates. Do …

The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker

In early August of 2011, a few days after Congress passed a deal to end the debt-ceiling showdown that brought the nation to the brink of credit …

America is losing its longest war

Eight years ago, Barack Obama premised his foreign policy on the idea that the Iraq War was a distraction from the real task at hand in Afghanistan. …

Political Science

‘White Trash’ — The Original Underclass — ProPublica

Sometime during the past few years, the country started talking differently about white Americans of modest means.<p>Early in the Obama era, the …

African-American News

Despite sanctions, North Korea prices steady as Kim leaves markets alone

SEOUL (Reuters) - Food and fuel prices in North Korea have remained largely stable under leader Kim Jong Un, despite tightening international sanctions to punish the North for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, rare data from inside the isolated country shows.<p>The relative stability of both …

China's Marshall Plan

China's ambition to revive an ancient trading route stretching from Asia to Europe could leave an economic legacy bigger than the Marshall Plan or …

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife

A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.<p>On a humid afternoon this past …

Mary Magdalene

The Greatest Philosopher You've Never Heard Of

Let's be honest. When most of us talk about philosophy — the hard-core, name-dropping, theory-quoting kind — we're talking about a particular lineage that traces back to the Hellenistic Greeks.<p>But consider, for a moment, the fact that over the last few thousand years there've been a whole lot of …

Wittgenstein’s Handles

What was it about handles—door-handles, axe-handles, the handles of pitchers and vases—that transfixed thinkers in Vienna and Berlin during the early …

How dreams predict the future by making sense of the past – Sue Llewellyn

Perhaps the most famous dream prediction comes from the Bible. Pharaoh dreams of standing by the Nile. Seven sleek, fat cows emerge from the river, …

Sleep

"Unethical amnesia": subconscious deliberately suppresses memories of dishonesty

People are prone to repeat dishonest acts because the human subconscious deliberately suppresses memories of unethical behavior, scientists have found.<p>Fiddling expenses, cheating the taxman and even extramarital affairs are all less likely to be remembered than virtuous acts because of the …

Swallowing the Red Pill: a journey to the heart of modern misogyny

The online community hosted on Reddit is where men go to air their toxic views about women. <b>Stephen Marche</b> aims to find out if The Red Pill is perpetuating a culture of hatred – or if it’s just a place to vent<p>How shitty are men really? The question hung in the air, invisible but omnipresent, like …

How The Brain Produces Consciousness in Time Slices

<b>EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding of how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model,</b> …

Death and Politics: Did a Vicious Campaign Drive a Candidate to Suicide?

For all of Tom Schweich’s accomplishments — degrees from Yale and Harvard, partner at an international white-shoe law firm, chief of staff to three …

Israel harnesses skills of soldiers on the autism spectrum

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Pvt. E never thought he'd join the army. As someone on the autism spectrum, he struggled with certain social situations and would get easily distracted. Now, at 19, he is serving in a sensitive intelligence unit in the Israeli military, working in software quality assurance …

Building an Impossible Clock

The 18th-century horologist John Harrison claimed that he could make the world's most accurate pendulum clock, but his methods were scorned for hundreds of years—until someone proved him right.<p>As a rule, Donald Saff doesn’t collect clocks he can’t see inside of. It’s the harmonic entanglement of …