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Eric Trump can legally bring his hunting trophies into the U.S. again

Elephant and lion trophies can be imported from Africa again, in a reversal of an Obama-era policy that prohibited the importation of endangered …

Wildlife

What It's Like To Defect From North Korea

On Monday, a North Korean soldier in a jeep careened toward a guard post in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, and then completed …

Korean Peninsula

Science’s Path From Myth to Multiverse

In his latest book, the Nobel Prize winner Steven Weinberg explores how science made the modern world, and where it might take us from here.<p>We can …

Physics

Want U 2 Know

Loma - Black Willow

Dusk Line Hills

isolatedmix 74 - Secret Pyramid

James Heather – Headphone Commute Mix

John McLaughlin on his final US tour and playing with Miles Davis

John McLaughlin is in the midst of his final U.S. tour, but he will never forget the lesson he learned from his mentor and friend, Miles Davis, when he first played with the jazz legend in America in the late ’60s.<p>“The first gig I did with him was the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,” the …

Jazz

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …

Space Science

Life is not easily bounded

Working out where one hare ends and another begins is easy; a siphonophore, not so much. What is an individual in nature?<i>By Derek J Skillings</i>Read at …

Biology

dan sherman - process part 402 (visionaries of the night)

After Welfare

Working two jobs, Elizabeth Jones does her best for her family. But is it enough?<p>When children on the easternmost tip of the District of Columbia try to explain where they live, they often say “by the Shrimp Boat,” a worn seafood carryout whose small, barred windows look east to the city’s hardest …

Children's Books

Golden Icon

War on the EPA

Season 35: Episode 16<p>How Scott Pruitt went from fighting the Environmental Protection Agency to running it and rolling back years of policy.<p>Watch …

Scott Pruitt

ASIP - Portals Episode 4: Music For Mindfulness

The Power of Political Satire, with Bill Maher

What Boredom Does to You - Issue 53: Monsters

Every emotion has a purpose—an evolutionary benefit,” says Sandi Mann, a psychologist and the author of <i>The Upside of Downtime: Why Boredom Is Good</i>. …

Mind

An Alternative View of Human Nature: Rebecca Solnit on Disaster as a Catalyst for Dignity, Agency, and Human Goodness

“The constellations of solidarity, altruism, and improvisation are within most of us and reappear at these times.”<p>In his diary of moral development, young Tolstoy proclaimed: <i>“This is the entire essence of life: Who are you? What are you?”</i> The part left unspoken, perhaps because it is often …

San Francisco Bay Area

How to do walking meditation - Lion's Roar

Photo by Susan.<p>Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith shed light on a common yet often misunderstood meditative practice, via simple-to-follow …

Meditation

Campfire Stories 29 (Storm Approaching) by natural/electronic.system.

Quibus - Sedate Me (DJ Edit)

A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental constituents of …

Physics

Cruise ship trail

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even the dying felt alive

Reflections.

FIRES OF ARASHIYAMA

Flake: 'Mr. President, I rise today to say: Enough'

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announces on the Senate floor that he will not seek re-election in 2018. Read Flake's speech here.

Arizona