Connie Barker

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Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to investigate it, according to a searing report issued by a grand jury on …

Child Abuse

How to Make Friends, According to Science

To begin, don’t dismiss the humble acquaintance.<p>“What are friends for?” This isn’t a rhetorical question. Friendship is one of life’s most important features, and one too often taken for granted.<p>The human desire for companionship may feel boundless, but research suggests that our social capital is …

Psychology

Don't Use Description in Your Writing

<b>Don’t Use Description in Your Writing</b>Now hold up. Wait a minute, and let me explain myself.I understand that what I’m saying sounds absolutely crazy. …

Creative Writing

Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism

Oxford University Press

Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>07 August 2018<p>Philip Ball lauds a study of a famous experiment and the insights it offers into a thoroughly maddening theory.<p>Philip …

Quantum Physics

The Subjugation of Evil

In the Summer 2005 issue of <i>Tricycle</i>, the eminent scholar of religion Elaine Pagels spoke of how historical study can enrich spiritual life in the …

Spirituality

Opening The Injured Heart

I’d like to talk to you about a profound quality that we all have: the innate tenderness of our own heart, or <i>tsewa</i> in Tibetan. When it is warm with …

Spirituality

The universal language of the heart

Not far from the crowds at the main train station in Helsinki, Finland, is the modest Kamppi Chapel, also known informally as “the quiet chapel.” It …

Spirituality

Loopholes and the 'Anti-Realism' of the Quantum World

The theoretical physicist John Wheeler once used the phrase “great smoky dragon” to describe a particle of light going from a source to a photon …

Quantum Mechanics

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

'He met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s. You can call it a cult'<p>Reform is beginning to creep through Saudi society; the ban on women drivers has been lifted, cinemas have opened<p>Osama's son Hamza may well cloud the family’s attempts to shake off their past<p>On the corner …

Osama Bin Laden

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Climate Change

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

The Relation Between Invalidating Parenting and BPD

A new review article by Musser and colleagues,1 on the relation between parental invalidation and borderline personality disorder, has concluded that …

Psychology

Sage Advice: 8 Literary Agents Share Their Best Tips for Getting Published Today

<b>There wasn’t enough space in print to include every pearl of wisdom our literary agents shared in this year’s annual agent round-up. Find useful</b> …

Writing

Speak Your Truth And Unlock Your Writing Potential

Share your experiences and break down barriers.I believe that one of the first steps to evolving as a writer is to start by being honest.Be honest …

Writing

David Bohm, Quantum Mechanics and Enlightenment

The visionary physicist, whose ideas remain influential, sought spiritual as well as scientific illumination

Quantum Mechanics

Uncovering the interplay between two famous quantum effects

The Casimir force and superconductivity are two well-known quantum effects. These phenomena have been thoroughly studied separately, but what happens …

Quantum Physics

Daily Inspiration — Matter and Antimatter

- Advertisement -<p>In the early days of quantum mechanics, Paul Dirac figured out that for every kind of particle there is another particle that is the …

Physics

The quantum meltdown of encryption

The world stands at the cusp of one of the greatest breakthroughs in information technology. Huge leaps forward in all fields of computer science, from data analysis to machine learning, will result from this breakthrough. But like all of man’s technological achievements, from the combustion engine …

Blockchain

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

Consciousness

A sysadmin's guide to Ansible: How to simplify tasks

In my previous article, I discussed how to use Ansible to patch systems and install applications. In this article, I'll show you how to do other …

DevOps

The Logos Categorical Approach to Quantum Mechanics: III. Relational Potential Coding and Quantum Entanglement Beyond Collapses, Pure States and Particle Metaphysics.

In this paper we consider the notion of quantum entanglement from the perspective of the logos categorical approach [26, 27]. Firstly, we will argue …

Quantum Mechanics

Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes

Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days.<p>As a result, the Earth Overshoot Day – which marks the point at which …

Climate Change

Let there be light: 'ghost' particle found a mile beneath Antarctica holds key to breakthrough in physics

The secrets of the origins of light are set to be unlocked by the discovery of an elusive “ghost” particle a mile beneath Antarctica, scientists have announced.<p>Astronomers have for the first time identified the source of a high-energy neutrino which shot through a solid ice laboratory at the South …

Physics

Sir Isaac Newton and the famous Principia

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727)<p>On July 5, 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his <b>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</b> (in Latin). It is to be …

How to Write and Publish a Book for Free

We live in an amazing time. If you have a story to tell or an idea to share, you can write a book and publish it for free, making it accessible to …

Writing

Build Your Writing Skills + More London Actor Events, July 2–8

We all know that all work and no play makes for dull times, but what if you can combine the two? You don’t always have to have your nose buried deep …

Blogger Network: why uphill struggling is good for the soul by Charlotte Drew | The Great Outdoors

2nd July 2018<p><b>Today on the Blogger Network, we feature an entertaining yet philosophical look at why hillwalking is worth it</b><p>After a spell of TGO …

Are You Willing to Do What It Takes to Write Original Content?

Here’s a Surefire Way to Write Original ContentAs I’m writing this, I’ve had a creative block for a few days. I typically write every day, and it has …

5 Things George R. R. Martin Can Teach You About Writing

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Twenty years ago, you might not have heard of George R. R. Martin, who, at that time, would have been merely the author of …