Ryan Westphal

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If This Amazing Cartoon Won't Persuade Science Deniers, Nothing Will

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Grist<i> and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i>We've all heard it before: "Yeah, but …

Climate Change

What became of the Christian intellectuals?

As I write these words, American pundits and political junkies are struggling to come to terms with some curious, even alarming, developments. Donald …

Political Science

Are Shipping Containers the Future of Farming?

The startup Freight Farms is using repurposed freight containers and LED lights to grow acres’ worth of produce in a fraction of the space<p>INSIDE THE CAVERNOUS INTERIOR of a former Boston-area taxi depot—walls covered in graffiti, pools of water on the concrete floors—three gleaming green-and-white …

Aquaponics

The Haves and the Have Nots

Social class still powerfully affects life chances. But parents with high hopes for their kids offer the ‘strongest buffer against disadvantage.’<p>This spring, a group of British scientists threw what was surely the world’s weirdest birthday bash. Roughly 3,000 British men and women, all of them …

Sociology

Should people convicted on unsound science be given new trials?

<b>SONIA CACY:</b><p>I grew up with him from a baby, and I adored him. He was kind of eccentric. He had his flaws. But, oh my God, he was a good man.<p><b>ALISON</b> …

Bad Science

Why we still look away: Kitty Genovese, James Bulger and the bystander effect

A young woman’s murder in 1964 before 38 witnesses still evokes the disconnect between what we believe about ourselves and how we really act under pressure<p>More than half a century later, the death of Kitty Genovese continues to remind us of the disconnect between what we believe about ourselves and …

Crime
Faith

Divorce your wife or leave the church

A North Carolina church has taken the state’s new LGBT laws to tell a lesbian member – divorce your wife or you’ll be kicked out.<p>Kelly Toney received …

Christianity

Here's Who Donald Trump Would Be in the Bible

We are always reaching for figures the past to compare the figures of the present. Not only to do we invoke the great—Lincoln, Churchill, King—but …

What Your Coffee Says About Your Theology

Because the only thing Christians enjoy more than a theology debate is a rich, caffeinated beverage.If there’s one thing that Christians enjoy more …

Coffee

Relationship Advice From a Couple That's Been Married for 72 Years

You can read a thousand books about love and talk to a hundred therapists about what makes a marriage work. But the truth is, nobody knows better …

Shocking Findings in This Pornography Study Have Some People Absolutely Convinced That Smut ‘Harms’

A meta analysis of 22 separate studies from seven countries claims to have found a tie between pornography consumption and sexual aggression, yielding significant associations between smut and both verbal and physical aggression.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>The study results, which were published in …

Are we hardwired to be religious because of EVOLUTION?

Are we hardwired to be religious because of EVOLUTION? Fear of God may have led humans to co-operate more which gave us an edge over other</b> …

University of Oxford

Natural selection is not the only process that drives evolution

Why have some of our genes evolved rapidly? It is widely believed that Darwinian natural selection is responsible, but research led by a group at …

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

Talking to Coffee Shop Strangers Isn't the Worst Thing

With wi-fi freeloaders draining the bottom line, café owners try out creative approaches to get customers to stick around.<p>Birch Coffee, on 27th Street near Madison Avenue, looks like an archetypal hip café: exposed brick walls, darkly stained wood, Edison-bulb lighting, books wedged into built-in …

Coffee

9 Delicious Desserts You Can Make Right in a Mason Jar Lid

Allow us to introduce you to the world's easiest way to make mini treats.<p>While Mason jars can be repurposed all over the house, it turns out the lids are especially handy when it comes to baking: They work perfectly as mini-pastry pans!

Opinion: This famous investor showed that slow and steady really does win

Chapel Hill, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Charles Allmon, one of the most successful investment newsletter editors of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, died …

Ford Worker Fired For Anti-Gay Comment Sues For Religious Discrimination

'Homosexual behavior leads to death.'<p>A former Ford Motor Co. engineer says in a lawsuit that the automaker violated his religious freedom when it fired him for posting an anti-gay comment on the company website.<p>Thomas Banks, of Michigan, describes himself in a federal lawsuit filed Friday as a …

2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in …

Why good people do bad things

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most of us want to do the right thing. We don't want to steal office supplies or lie on an expense report. But we all face temptations, and sometimes we give in to them. A new study suggests that being aware of these temptations, and thinking about their long-term consequences, could help …

Psychology

TimesLIVE

Rights & Freedoms

How the Irish Gay Marriage Debate Isn’t Like America’s

Scandals dog both European and American religious conservatives. So why are religious Europeans the only ones reacting to them?<p>Ireland may be …

World wide web is the road to knowledge: from the archive, 19 May 1994

The world’s computers are talking to each other. As the web spreads, calling someone a geek may yet become a compliment<p>The Internet exists because, in the early seventies, the US military realised that an enemy attack could make communications impossible - they needed a system that would work …

Net Neutrality

Amending the US constitution: the political rarity that's suddenly in vogue

The US constitution has been successfully changed only 27 times in its 227-year history, but a sudden upsurge in talk – from many presidential candidates – suggests constitutional reform may no longer be the refuge of political kooks<p>Despite their all too obvious differences, one surprising policy …

Government

26 sexist ads of the 'Mad Men' era that companies wish we'd forget

The rampant sexism in "Mad Men" was typical of the 1960s, when the outlook for women in America was just beginning to change. While the "second wave" of feminism began in the '60s, mainstream America was still very much a "man's world."<p>That attitude carried over into advertising, which did little …

Mad Men

Pocket prototype for Android Wear smartwatches saves stories to bigger screens

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Google<p>Now that Google has a preview of the Android Wear smartwatch platform, the app makers and service providers will …