Matthew Fiorello

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Building-blocks of life

Biological evolution was preceded by a long phase of chemical evolution during which precursors of biopolymers accumulated.

Great Discoveries Channel

Since the Gaia Spacecraft's second massive data drop last week, scientists have released over 30 new research papers in just two days following the …

'Netanyahu has caused Israel the most strategic damage on Iran'

Meir Dagan feels a debt of gratitude towards Benjamin Netanyahu. "When I got sick," Dagan told us on Wednesday, "I needed a liver for a transplant. …

On Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was and is a turbulence, an anomaly among the major American writers of his period, an anomaly to this day. He both amazed and …

After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

When writer Philip Connors was in his 20s, he received a call from his mother that later haunted him: "You know, I spoke to your brother and he's been having trouble with his girlfriend — he sounded really down ... you should really call him."<p>"And when I hung up the phone, I thought to myself: …

Israeli intelligence veterans' letter to Netanyahu and military chiefs - in full

Prime Minister, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu<p>Chief of General Staff, Benny Gantz<p>Military Intelligence Director, Major General Aviv Kochavi<p>Commander of Unit 8200<p>We, veterans of Unit 8200, reserve soldiers both past and present, declare that we refuse to take part in actions against Palestinians and refuse …

Richard Linklater: “It fit my personality to be collaborating with the unknown future”

<b>Richard Linklater (Reuters/Patrik Stollarz)</b><p>The Texas indie auteur on his most ambitious movie yet — “Boyhood,” a coming-of-age story filmed over 12 years<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>July 8, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Consider Richard Linklater’s work, and there’s no mistaking the guy’s artistic ambition. Meet him in …

The brain injury that made me a math genius

Twelve years ago, Jason Padgett had never made it past pre-algebra. And then a violent mugging changed everything<p>If you could see the world through my eyes, you would know how perfect it is, how much order runs through it, and how much structure is hidden in its tiniest parts. We’re so often …

David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture

<b>David Foster Wallace (Hachette Book Group)</b><p>David Foster Wallace long ago warned about the cultural snark that now defines popular culture. It’s time to listen<p>Matt Ashby • Brendan Carroll<p>April 13, 2014 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Percy Shelley famously wrote that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the …

NSA knew about Heartbleed, exploited it for two years

As predicted, the huge Internet security vulnerability was used by the NSA. We should not be surprised, but furious<p>As soon as Heartbleed -- the grave and widespread vulnerability which has for two years plagued Internet security -- was discovered this week, skeptical and speculating eyes looked to …

Real-life “Waterworld”: The disturbing science behind rising seas

How a Greenland glacier passed its tipping point — and what that means for the world’s coastal dwellers<p>A hundred years after it spawned the iceberg that sank the Titanic in the North Atlantic, the Jakobshavn Glacier is now a major contributor to global sea-level rise, this time threatening the …

Atheism’s radical new heroes: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and an evolving new moral view

From Dawkins to Harris, the new debate between science and religion is being led by fascinating, surprising voices<p>In the preface to <i>Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder</i> (1998), Richard Dawkins, then Oxford’s Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, recounted …

Exploring the History, Science, and Consequences of the Atomic Bomb

Latest News<p>A Visit to the Atomic Testing Museum<p>The museum, a partnership between the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and the Desert Research …

Antibiotic resistance will mean the end of just about everything as we know it

<b>(Image Wizard/Shutterstock)</b><p>Tracing the full implications of a post-antibiotic future<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>November 20, 2013 10:56pm (UTC)<p>In the United States, 2 million people are infected with drug-resistant "superbugs" every year, and at least 23,000 die as a result. Such numbers, journalist Maryn …

USA v. Robert Philip Hanssen: Affidavit in Support of Criminal Complaint, Arrest Warrant and Search Warrant

92. On Monday, July 18, 1988, "B" and the KGB carried out an exchange operation at the "PARK/PRIME" dead drop site.<p>The package from "B" contained …

Herman Melville, great American reader

A vigorous rereading of epics vivified his creation of the most compelling quest in the American canon<p><i>The Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library are launching a month-long celebration of</i> Moby Dick<i>, a way to encourage readers "to discover or rediscover the great</i> …

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Modern Composition of Regular Forms: Cape Town’s Luxurious POD Boutique Hotel

Discretion and elegance are the main characteristics subtly promoted by the POD boutique Hotel, a luxurious accommodation unit completed in 2012 in …