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Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Income Inequality Has Snuck Into Every Field In The Last 50 Years

The most startling change, if you switch between 1960 and 2014, is the big white gap between the majority of earners on the left and the high-paid …

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How Technology From the 50s Could Answer Our Growing Energy Problem

Most of the talk today centers around clean energy, and whether ramping up solar and wind initiatives will produce enough energy to replace the dying coal industry...and save us from the consequences of fossil fuels.<p><i>Photo Source</i><p>While the idea of nuclear power conjures images of three-eyed fish, …

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 …

Vertical farm by Rogers Stirk Harbour wins Sustainability Award

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is one of the great modern design firms of the world, doing mostly serious work. They have also designed a vertical …

One day, nine cruel evictions. How supersized inequality looks in the US | Aditya Chakrabortty

No pity or sentiment in crisis–hit Milwaukee, where I saw a succession of poor, black families turfed on to the city’s freezing streets<p>If you want to learn something about what’s driving America’s elections, take my advice. Sit out the TV screamathons. Block your ears to all talk about the size of …

How to Grow Your Own Organic Produce at Home

And blow your Instagram followers' minds with your home-grown plant porn.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into 2016!</b> <b>Usher in spring all month long with the botanical duo behind enduringly of-the-moment garden company, Sprout Home.</b><p>Before you know it, summer will be here. And for the wellness obsessed, …

What matters more in university? GPA or friendship?

For those pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, December was the month of exams and essays, where achieving – or perhaps salvaging – a satisfactory GPA was front of mind.<p>December was also the month when many of us stepped back and reflected about the year that was and the one soon to come. …

Hong Kong: The Perfect Launchpad for Overseas Green Tech Startups

The limelight has long been shed on Hong Kong as a startup-friendly destination. Besides efficient business setup, a robust legal system, easygoing regulatory environment and a simple tax system – one of Hong Kong’s greatest advantages is its proximity to the largest economy in the world.<p>China, a …

Can GMOs save the world?

In October in Istanbul, farmers, agricultural researchers and advocates from around the world gathered for the Organic World Congress, organized by the 42-year-old International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM). With 800 affiliates in 124 countries, IFOAM comes together every …

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Reaping a bounty through organic farming

Most farmers are not aware of the ill-effects of pesticides on plants. It can hinder its growth and flowering, says Chembalam Ravi, a traditional …

A business school gets a lesson in sexism

<b>(Cheryl Gerber/AP Images for Mattel) (AP/Cheryl Gerber)</b><p>How not to teach MBA students: With a “satire” about a shoe-obsessed airhead<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>December 9, 2014 7:19pm (UTC)<p>Oh that? It's just the sound of womankind banging its head against its desk, because some women actually do work at …

At MoMA, How 'Tactical Urbanism' Can Preserve the Future of Cities

As the world braces for a huge population influx into cities, a new exhibit looks at how scaling infrastructure could improve life in the accompanying "unplanned settlements."<p>In the overcast light of a Mumbai slum, six men surround a rectangular frame that has been set on the ground. It is hoisted …

UN human rights expert: US legally obliged to prosecute senior Bush officials for torture crimes

A U.N. human rights expert said a report that the U.S. Senate released on Tuesday revealed a “clear policy orchestrated at a high level within the …

Spotting terrorist behaviour online is harder than finding child ​abuse images

Why are we outraged by the suggestion that Facebook users’ messages should be screened for potential terrorist threats yet we accept that airline passengers are screened for terrorist threats before boarding a plane? What’s the difference between moving people or information around the world? This …

Turkey 'guilty of religious discrimination'

Turkey has been discriminating against its Alevi Muslim religious minority by failing to recognise their places of worship and pay the electricity bill of their premises, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled.<p>Turkey was taken to the top human rights court in 2010 by the Republican …

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City of the Future Part 3: Sustainable Energy

This is an 8-part series on the City of the Future. Today's article, the third in the series, focuses on the need to embrace and institute renewable energy concepts within current city planning.<p><b>Advancements in energy have historically been key drivers in building towards a greater tomorrow. We</b> …

Israel Should Declare Nuclear Weapons, Sign Non-Proliferation Treaty: UN

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday criticized Israel for failing to join the international non-proliferation treaty and urged it to …

Scientific Study Helps Explain Why People Like Alcohol Even Though It's Bad For Us

When it comes to alcohol, human metabolism left us in a tough position. Our bodies are equipped with enzymes that can digest alcohol, which allows us to drink it, but they don’t work all that well, so we end up with traffic accidents and various other regrettable incidents as well as hangovers, and …

“He would resent the way he is used”: How Martin Luther King would feel about his legacy

<b>State troopers stand shoulder to shoulder on the steps of Alabama's State Capitol on March 25, 1965, barring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from entering. (AP)</b><p>Stanford historian and King expert Clayborne Carson tells Salon why MLK remains so deeply misunderstood today<p>Elias Isquith<p>December 3, 2014 …

This Brazilian city is an example of how small changes can make a world of difference

Curitiba, the eighth largest metropolis in Brazil and the capital of the state of Paraná, has been called the “best-planned city in the world.” Much of the credit goes to Jaime Lerner, a charismatic architect, urban planner and a former mayor of Curitiba.<p>Now in his eighth decade and retired from …

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Vertical Farms Will Be Big, But For Whom?

Indoor farming might help feed millions, or at least make millions.<p>In a windowless warehouse just outside of Chicago, where today’s forecast is for below-freezing temperatures, Green Sense Farms grows leafy greens and herbs all year around. They sell their bounty–protected from insects, disease and …

Treat Your Guests to 8 Unique Holiday Drinks

From the House Beautiful archives: eight unique and colorful '60s-style cocktails and after-dinner drinks for all kinds of holiday entertaining.<p>Christmas Snow<p>1 oz. light Puerto Rican rum<p>1/2 oz. Galliano<p>1/4 oz. Rose's unsweetened lime juice<p>1 oz. heavy cream<p>Shake well with ice cubes. Serve in claret …

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A Church Without God

I now have the privilege of watching a remarkable experiment unfold -- up-close and personal.<p>And where better to observe an experiment than at a research university?<p>My new colleague and friend, Bart Campolo, is the principal investigator. Bart is the new Humanist Chaplain at the University of …

From Farm-to-Face, Green Cosmetics and Skincare: An Interview With Brenda Brock

<i>Brenda Brock is founder of Farmaesthetics and a well-regarded trailblazer in the green cosmetics movement. Read her take on the changing face of skincare and discover a DIY green gift idea for the coming season.</i><p><b>Omega</b>: Most people don't equate personal beauty with farms. How have you connected …

Panasonic Creates A Cool Sustainable City Near Tokyo

How to build a city that uses resources — water, fuel, electricity — efficiently presents a big challenge and opportunity for tech companies. Panasonic just inaugurated a town near Tokyo that is experimenting with sustainable designs, and it’s worth taking a look at what’s been done.<p>Called Fujisawa …

U.N. Criticizes U.S. on Torture and Array of Human Rights Issues

The United Nations Committee Against Torture released a report Friday that deeply criticized the U.S. for its responses and investigations — or lack thereof — into counter-terrorism methods, police brutality, immigration policies, sexual assault in the military and other "subjects of concern."<p>The …

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