Suzanne Twilbeck

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Science can’t tell us everything: Faith, physics and the origin of the universe

Recognizing the limits of science doesn’t mean surrendering to religion, but being free to understand ourselves<p><b>The Will to Believe</b> <b><br>(Wherein we explore the role of belief and extrapolation in religion and in scientific creativity)</b><p>Can we make sense of the world without belief? This is a central …

“A solid flame covered his whole head”: Botched executions and the horrific, inhumane history of the death penalty

Cruel and unusual punishment? An honest look at history shows fine line between capital punishment and state murder<p>On September 28, 1900, the state of North Carolina hanged Art Kinsauls for a murder committed in Sampson County. Born in that county in 1865, Kinsauls had lived there his entire life, …

A Grain of Truth

This is chapter 18 of Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia's sprawling 35,000-plus-word epic exploration of the crisis in South Sudan. You can skip ahead and <a href="http://www.vice.com/read/saving-south-sudan">read the full text here</a> or <a href...<p><i>An abandoned SPLA tank from the last Sudanese</i> …

This Microscope Is Made Largely From Paper

If ever a technology were ripe for disruption, it is the microscope. Benchtop microscopes have remained essentially unchanged since the 19th century--their shape a cartoonist's cliché of science akin to alchemical glassware and Bunsen burners.<p>That lack of change has costs. Microscopes are expensive …

Poet explains why he spammed Twitter with every word in the English language

Approximately 109,150 tweets. Spread across seven years. Posted automatically by a bot which, each time, simply grabbed a single word from an already published (and inevitably outdated) canon of the English language and threw it out onto the social network. The bot was the brainchild of a poet, …

Robert De Niro's thawing continues with HBO doc about late artist father

The thawing of Robert De Niro has been as astonishing to witness as the shattering of a glacier cliff.<p>It started on the promotional trail for Silver Linings Playbook, during a Katie Couric interview in which De Niro broke down – or, more accurately, the audience waited respectfully while the actor …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

Britain's Alien Abductees Have Their Own Support Group

I went to their convention in Hastings and heard about the various lifeforms we should be looking out for.<p><i>Various objects that had supposedly been in the presence of extra-terrestrials</i><p>Last Saturday a bunch of alien abductees, Infowars subscribers and New Age knitwear-enthusiasts assembled in a room …