Colin Kriss

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Yes, classicists ignore the East – this books shows why

Michael Scott’s Ancient Worlds is an admirable study of Greece, Rome, China and India which shows how little really connected them<p>Classics is a boastful subject. Even the name — classics — has an inner boast; as does the classics course at Oxford, Literae Humaniores (‘more humane letters’), and the …

Album Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway

'I'm forever near a stereo saying, "What the fuck is this garbage?" And the answer is always <b>The Red Hot Chili Peppers</b>…'<p>…is the Nick Cave quote always …

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

Do we even need July through December? For a year just reaching its midpoint, 2016 has already been the most. Heartbreaking, surprising, idiotic, ecstatic, life-giving, exhausting. With apologies to whatever happened in the first week of January, the wild mood swings of the last six months started …

Serena Williams

Watch the intense movie-style trailer for NASA's Jupiter mission

The Juno mission boldly goes where no spacecraft has gone before and a dramatic trailer highlights the danger of the journey.<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft launched back in 2011 for a Star Trek-style five-year mission to Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter may also be the roughest, …

Astronomy

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

Books that Bill Gates wants you to read

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Bill Gates

What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

Physics

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life

“Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night?”<p><i>“Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead,”</i> John Updike wrote, <i>“so why … be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?”</i> Half a millennium earlier, Montaigne posed …

Literature

20 Insanely Great Radiohead Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

Radiohead are up to something. It's been five years since the band released <i>The King of Limbs</i>, but with the arrival of headlining dates at summer …

Radiohead

This Animated Particle Physics Book Isn't Just For Kids

A is of Accelerator, B is for Black hole, C is for Cryostat! Those are just a few of the particle physics lessons your kids will get from Symmetry …

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the Mysterious."<p>When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualified to …

China's New Spaceship Looks Like SpaceX's — Here's Why

There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same<p>China recently unveiled drawings of the capsule it plans to use to carry humans and cargo into space in the 2020s, and the design looks strikingly familiar. With a flat top, sloping sides, and a wide bottom, all of …

Space Exploration

Radiohead Share Unreleased Bond Theme "Spectre"

<i>Photo by Tom Spray</i><p>Earlier this year, bookmakers suspended Bond theme betting after a punter tried to bet £15,000 ($22,500) that Radiohead were behind the song. Although Sam Smith ultimately did the honors, it turns out the rumors weren't completely unfounded. This morning, Thom Yorke tweeted out a …

The Bible’s racist monstrosities: How the “word of God” has been — and still is — used to oppress

Conservative Christians have always found something in the Bible to justify all kinds of hate and evil. A history<p><i>White folks and colored folks, you listen to me. You cannot</i> <i><br>run over God’s plan and God’s established order without</i> <i><br>having trouble. God never meant to have one race. It was not</i> <i><br>His purpose</i> …

Scott Walker, forever tarnished: Republican governors have tanked the GOP brand

Walker, Christie and Jindal were supposed to show off GOP’s deep bench. They highlighted incompetence instead<p>What do Scott Walker, Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal all have in common? They're all sitting governors who'd like to be president, sure. But what else?<p>How about being embarrassingly bad at …

'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

<i>Part One Of Two. (Read Part Two here.)</i><p>"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But …

Dark Matter

I Will No Longer Pay Taxes for War

If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood.This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.-- Henry David …

3 ways inequality is making life worse for everyone

Here’s what you won’t hear from Republican presidential hopefuls<p>As the 2016 election approaches, the debate among the intelligentsia appears like it will center around the question of inequality. While income is distributed unequally in the country, what few people know is how much more unequally …

The right’s made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus

As Indiana peddles its “religious freedom” garbage, it’s time to call the religious right’s trash what it really is<p>Just in time for Holy Week, the State of Indiana has passed a new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law explicitly permits for-profit corporations from practicing the “free …

Nothing Is Solid And Everything Is Energy

By In5D on March 24, 2015 in Science<p>It has been written about before, over and over again, but cannot be emphasized enough. The world of quantum …

Science, sex and the truth about God and politics

Research shows that less religion means better societal health. Try telling that to conservative Christians<p>Choosing what to think is a right that dominant men prefer to keep to themselves. Thus one of the most effective means of keeping a populace empowered and protecting it from falling victim to …

David Brooks, religious clown: Debunking phony Godsplaining from the New York Times’ laziest columnist

David Brooks wants us atheists to appreciate his magic book and silly myths. Let’s try some actual facts instead<p>One might deem it almost shameful to publish one’s musings on the New York Times’ opinion page, the same page that continues to print, and quite shamelessly, the unapologetic scribbles of …