Women in Science

Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body? Plus: Alan Watts on gain and loss, Thomas Merton's beautiful letter to Rachel Carson, and more

<b>donating = loving</b><p>I pour tremendous time, thought, love, and resources into <i>Brain Pickings</i>, which remains free. If you find any joy and stimulation …

George Eliot

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jane Goodall ‘kissing’ at premiere

A night after spies saw Leonardo DiCaprio hanging with a 22-year-old model — Jaden Smith’s ex Sarah Snyder — the “Wolf of Wall Street” star turned …

Jane Goodall

‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ and ‘Mudbound’ Vie Against Fall Box Office Hits

As "Lady Bird" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" set the specialty box office pace, we estimate "Mudbound"'s secret grosses.<p>Leading …

Entertainment

10 Women Founded Technology Startups Receive the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2017 Award

Winners get an all-expenses-paid experiential learning trip to the Silicon Valley, US sponsored by AnitaB.org India and DST, Government of India

Innovation

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Dimorphodon Figure

A Review of the Papo Dimorphodon Figure by JurassicCollectables<p>We are in the middle of “dinovember”, a time of the year when model fans showcase …

Dinosaurs

Wearing a Rolex when you travel can actually make you safer | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Bloomberg Pursuits is talking to globetrotters in all of our luxury fields—food, wine, fashion, cars, real estate—to learn about their high-end …

News (China)

Selling Bad Therapy to Trauma Victims

The American Psychological Association (APA) just issued guidelines for treating trauma. Patients and therapists would be wise to ignore them.<p>The …

Research

Andy Warhol Bridge Reopens To Traffic

<b>Follow KDKA-TV</b>: Facebook | Twitter<p>PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Andy Warhol Bridge has reopened to traffic after being shut down for rehabilitation for …

The Sad Deaths And Disfigurements Of The 'Radium Girls'

While the men wore lead aprons to protect themselves from the radiation, the women were given nothing. They were even told to lick their brushes to …

Marie Curie

Scientists found an entire herpes genome hiding in fish DNA - Salon.com

Your skin is covered in bacteria. There’s an entire biome in your gut. There’s probably a rat somewhere in your apartment. Every inch a niche.<p>This goes for your genome, too. It’s easy to imagine that your genes are clean, orderly, and easily known. Companies like 23andme and Ancestry.com make their …

Biology

Errol Morris and More Filmmakers on How to F*ck With Conventions and Find Your Own Visual Style

Vérité style has long been the cornerstone of documentary filmmaking, with few strong exceptions.<p>“Errol Morris was the only one doing documentaries …

Documentaries

Dundee Mountain Film Festival is back for the 35th time

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The UK’s longest running cinematic celebration of the world’s high places takes place next week. Jack McKeown talks to …

Mount Everest

Handwriting Analysis Can’t Exonerate Roy Moore

In an attempt to disprove one of several sexual misconduct allegations against him, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has turned to a dubious …

U.S. Politics

Andrew Sullivan: The Danger of Knowing You’re on the ‘Right Side of History’

I have to say I was deeply moved by the New York <i>Times</i> op-ed yesterday by an evangelical law professor from Alabama. The piece, by the wonderfully …

Barbra Streisand

How stay-at-home mothers are saving the world

You may not attract attention like Wonder Woman, but your influence is just as powerful.<p>When it comes to stereotypes of men and women’s roles, a lot …

Marie Curie

Jane Goodall: Bride of Gombe

Midway through the remarkable new documentary <i>Jane</i> comes a scene that could stand for its whole improbable story. Twenty-something Jane Goodall, not …

Conservative View

Ex-pupils criticise St Paul's girls' school over request for abuse stories

Invitation to share experiences for drama project causes anger, with some alleging sexual abuse while at the London school<p>A leading independent girls’ school at the centre of allegations of historical sexual abuse is facing a backlash from former students who have told the Guardian they were …

furious

Jane Goodall Sent an Urgent Letter to Every U.S. Senator. But They Didn't Listen.

What do scientists know anyway?

Science

Deathblow Dealt to Dark Matter Disks

New data tracking the movements of millions of Milky Way stars have effectively ruled out the presence of a “dark disk” that could have offered …

Dark Matter

Behind the Scenes of Oculus Educational Content, Plus Our Favorite Immersive Experiences that Foster Learning

<i>November 13 – 17 is National Education Week in the US. To celebrate, we’re highlighting the intersections of VR and education with a series of blog</i> …

Virtual Reality

DePaul University president aims to mix business with religion to bring progress

Nothing draws a college crowd like free food.<p>On a recent night, hundreds of DePaul University students filed into the student center for a late meal on the eve of finals. They shuffled down a line as school officials doled out ham slices, potatoes and pancakes.<p>Yet few seemed to recognize the man in …

Education

Are You a Genetics Whiz? Take Our Quiz & Find Out

All Quiz Questions<p>1) DNA is short for?<p>Deoxyribonucleic acid<p>Deoxyribonucleic amino acid<p>Deoxyribosome acid<p>Answer: DNA is short for deoxyribonucleic …

DNA

Search Results for “picture book”

<i>UPDATE: Also see other recently added picture-book biographies of Louise Bourgeois, Virginia Woolf, Galileo, Nellie Bly, Paul Erdos, Mary Lou Williams, and Paul Gauguin.</i><p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t …

Books

Overcoming neoliberalism: Sally McManus tries to 'Change the Rules'

<b>With the ACTU's new 'Change the Rules' campaign, Sally McManus is playing the long game, says Jay Goodall.</b><p><i>"She speaks quietly, straightforwardly,</i> …

Jane Goodall

Drive for more coverage and funding for women's sport continues as WST strengthens board

Seven new trustees have been appointed to the board of the Women’s Sport Trust (WST) as it increases efforts to secure more coverage and funding for …

Sport (Australia)

Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques

Teaches Cooking Techniques<p>Coming This Winter<p>Fundamental techniques. Fantastic food.<p>Take the class at your own pace and in your own time.<p>Want to know …

Thomas Keller

How did Trump vent his spleen pre-Twitter? Legendary editor Tina Brown recalls

Legendary magazine editor Tina Brown reflects on a time when budgets were big, parties lavish and Donald Trump used old-fashioned channels to unleash …

Journalism

I’m a Celebrity 2017: Show bosses plan most X-rated series yet with ‘Love Island’ style makeover

Anyone fancy a Wittchetty Grub? Yup, it’s almost <i>that</i> time of year again…<p>With a bevvy of our very favourite celebs headed down under in the name of <i>I’m</i> …

Love Island

Fin24.com | BOOK REVIEW: Why leaders need to be alone

To lead others, you must lead yourself. Practising solitude is a critical, personal practice that cannot be ignored, says Ian Mann.

Business (South Africa)

Trump’s presidency may present “the greatest psychiatric disaster in history” - Salon.com

Donald Trump's presidency is dangerous and destructive. Because he is an autocrat and petit-fascist, he has repeatedly demonstrated contempt for American democracy. His personal and political behavior has diminished America on the world stage. He has torn apart basic assumptions about political …

U.S. Politics