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Dare to Be 100: From the Prosaic to the Profound

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

A falling apple or an overflowed tub or a leg injury are minuscule moments in the grand sequence of our universe. They appear inconsequential, but eac...

Film Review: Why Dean Kamen's "Slingshot" Is a Global Humanitarian Necessity

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home

There's a new film out on Dean Kamen's latest and greatest invention, "Slingshot." That's the name of both the fascinating documentary by Paul Lazarus and Kamen's latest, life-altering brainstorm.

From the Renaissance to a Possible Global Catastrophe

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

A democratic revolution might just save us from the folly of a machine civilization fired by nuclear bombs, petrochemicals and coal. The sun is an endless source of non-polluting power. An ecological civilization is the answer.

Who's the Greatest Mathematician of Them All?

Mario Livio | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

The historian of mathematics E. T. Bell once wrote, "Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss; these three are in a class by themselves among the great mathematicians, and it is not for ordinary mortals to attempt to rank them in order of merit."

Archimedes: The Greatest Scientist Who Ever Lived

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.27.2014 | Science
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The scientist who personifies the greatest achievements of Greek and Western science was Archimedes. He applied mathematics for the understanding of the natural world and the cosmos.

Treatment-Resistant Depression (Part 3): Maybe It's Time for a 'Noble' Prize

David Blistein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Science
David Blistein

Research into treatment-resistant depression is particularly hampered by the "silo" effect -- a myriad of individual projects with very specific parameters. In 2010 a woman named Audrey Gruss decided to do something about this seemingly intractable dysfunction.

The Poop of the Matter

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 05.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

The P.I. I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.* Sewage Let's discuss the influents and the effluents. That's right, you high scho...

The Renaissance of Thought

Anthony Strano | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

Reality begins with a thought. Thought in turn creates feeling and attitude, which is called consciousness. This inner, subtle world of consciousness ...

Why Your Best Ideas Happen In The Most Unusual Places

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Last month, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shared some questionable advice on how to become successful at work: Don't go to the bathroom. "...

The Lever of Social Action

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The time is excruciatingly right, the hell of the current system screams at us in daily headlines, most people want it -- but war is the way things are. Government serves it. The economy serves it. The media serve it.

Your Brain Is the Universe (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Asking the brain to understand where reality comes from is like asking a robot to dismantle itself to find out what it's made of -- you won't have a machine after the dismantling is done, and therefore no answer.

Boy, 14, Starts Charity To Change World With $2

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

According to 14-year-old Julien Leitner, $2 can change the world. Last year, the Oregon teen created a charity designed to do just that. He founded...

Moments of Great Genius

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Circa 250 B.C.: Archimedes: Eureka! I have finally discovered the solution. EUREKA!!! Cop: Everything all right over here sir? Archimedes: Alright? I...

7 Books We Lost to History That Would Have Changed the World | Jacopo della Quercia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The vast majority of the knowledge humans have assembled over the centuries, has been lost. The world's geniuses either kept their revelations to them...