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CONVERTING DATA CENTERS FROM DIESEL TO GAS POWER

Converting Data Centers From Diesel To Gas Power Generation<p><b>Marcelo Algrain, Ph.D.</b><br>Senior Engineering Technical Steward<br>Caterpillar Inc. Electric Power …

The Case Against Civilization

Did our hunter-gatherer ancestors have it better?<p>Science and technology: we tend to think of them as siblings, perhaps even as twins, as parts of <i>STEM</i> (for “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics”). When it comes to the shiniest wonders of the modern world—as the supercomputers in our …

Richard Rorty’s Philosophical Argument for National Pride

In the days leading up to and following the Presidential election, a seemingly prophetic passage from the late philosopher Richard Rorty circulated virally on the Internet. The quote, which was subsequently written about in the <i>Times</i> and the <i>Guardian</i> and on Yahoo and the Web site for <i>Cosmopolitan</i> …

American Philosophy

Cormac McCarthy Explains the Unconscious

This past week, the novelist Cormac McCarthy published the first nonfiction piece of his career, a three-thousand-word essay titled “The Kekulé Problem,” in the popular science magazine <i>Nautilus</i>. It is studded with suggestive details about the anatomy of the human larynx, what happens to dolphins …

Literature

The ungrateful refugee: ‘We have no debt to repay’

Dina Nayeri was just a child when she fled Iran as an asylum seeker. But as she settled into life in the US and then Europe, she became suspicious of the idea that refugees should shed their old identities and be eternally thankful<p>A few weeks ago I dusted off my expired Iranian passport photo, an …

Gratitude

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…<p>I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the …

Donald Trump

Risotto Milanese & Osso Buco Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I went to Italy on holiday in April and had a fabulous dinner at El Brellin in …

What American liberals could really learn from the French

Among the philosophically inclined, a common criticism of conservatism is that it's an incoherent and contradictory political philosophy: What is the …

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

One of my favorite winter dinners is a warm, satisfying bowl of stew. And I'm not alone; if you think about it, each nationality has its own version …

Economic Nationalism

Address by Ambassador William Dodd at the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, Berlin, October 12, 1933<p><i>(</i><i>Original</i> <i>in the FDR Presidential Library)</i><p>I.<p>…

The Rise, Fall, and Renaissance of Classical Liberalism

Part 1<p>Classical liberalism — or simply liberalism, as it was called until around the turn of the century — is the signature political philosophy of …

The New (Anti-)Secularism

<i>The New (Anti-)Secularism</i><p>by Marek Sullivan<p><b>The more belief and behaviour merge in the minds of policy drafters and radical atheists, the more liberty</b> …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

New Social Compact10 hours agoHigher Education for Sustainable Development Middle East23 hours agoA New Era at the State Department?<p>Trending<p>Southeast …

Politicians must grasp the difference between free market and corporate stitch-up - or face popular rage

Does anybody in the governing business actually understand political ideas anymore? Or, to be more precise, is there any interest in what constitutes a real political position as opposed to a desperate scramble for tactical advantage? You will gather from the wording of these questions that they …

At a Time of Zealotry, Spinoza Matters More than Ever

In July 1656, the 23-year-old Bento de Spinoza was excommunicated from the Portuguese-Jewish congregation of Amsterdam. It was the harshest …

Why I’m Coming Out as a Christian

I’m not scared that non-believers will make me feel like an outcast. I’m scared that Christians will.<p>Who do I need to prove my faith to—and why …

Christian fundamentalism is a capitalist construct: The secret history of American religion

The origins of modern evangelicalism can all be traced back to the founder of Quaker Oats. A historian explains<p>Christian fundamentalism was invented in an advertising campaign, according to a new book by historian Timothy Gloege. The all-American brand of “old-time religion” was developed by an …

War

Origins of Life: A Means to a Thermodynamically Favorable End?

What is the difference between a rock and a turtle, between a spoon and a salamander? Life: a sacred, intangible entity. But Jeremy England, …

These Sweet No-Bake Apple Energy Bites Are Loaded With Protein

This healthy breakfast recipe can be prepped in bulk, making it perfect for weeks when you’re short on time.<p>We get it: When your schedule gets busy, …

Breakfast

Nach Waxman’s Beef Brisket

1K<p>2K<p>12<p>Shares 3K<p>Over the holidays, we were in the U.S. to spend time with my family (and – <i>gulp</i> – to see my editor…), and I made brisket for Romain. He …

BBQ

The Obsessive's Guide to the Ultimate Pot Roast

“What were you cooking?” a neighbor asked. For hours, the rich aroma of beef braising in wine had wafted from the kitchen, under the door and into …

4 Blow-Your-Mind Brussels Sprouts Recipes

If you're not a Brussels sprouts fan, you will be soon. From Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Maple Syrup to a creamy, cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin, these recipes prove that this super-green can be addictively delicious.<p><b>1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans & Maple Syrup</b><p>When you …

Healthy Eating

Chef John's Grilled Mojo Beef Recipe

"This Cuban-inspired mojo marinade would work great as an all-purpose marinade for just about anything destined for the grill, but skirt steak is my …

Food