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The Weirdest Thing: One Week From Landing

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 08.24.2016 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

Today was our last Sunday on sMars. In less than a week, the hatch will open and the six of us will rejoin the world. In some (obvious) ways, we never left. In many ways, we'll be aliens among our own kind.

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2016 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

With "Biophony," Alonzo King LINES Ballet Delves Into Nature

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Imagine if a person could be blown out like a match. Her soul would slither toward the sky until a gust of air foiled its escape.

Snowbirds Migrating to Free Birds: A Compelling Journey of Body & Spirit

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

What does one say about a couple embarking on a long road trip to Florida with multiple destinations in pursuit of family, adventure, and warmth while accompanied by two other family members -- their pet cats, who just happen to be 13-year-old brothers?

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas:

A Day in the Mojave Looking for Blueprints

Daniel Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Daniel Ross

Blueprint Earth is an organization with lofty ambitions. Their goal is to take snapshots of various environments around the globe with the intention of recreating them in artificial surroundings, like a warehouse - eventually perhaps, the moon.

PHOTOS: Mesmerizing Biological Delights

Carla Leitao | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

The expanding definition of "life" or "alive" is not only a consequence of joyful abuse of language and metaphors, but also the outcome of an increasingly able gaze upon the things that make -- and with which we make -- the world we supposedly know.

Watch: Gold Mines Unearth Worms From Hell

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

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Are You Surprised By Movies Anymore?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Werner Herzog is one filmmaker who defies the trailer, the reviewer and whatever formula you want to put on him. When I walk into a Herzog movie I ne...

Survival Instinct: Businesses Must Turn to Mother Nature

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gregory Unruh

It's time for the biosphere to figure into more strategic plans -- as a partner and a competitor -- that is constantly adapting.

Economic Recovery Will Fail Without Our Trust

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeremy Rifkin

Only recently, in the wake of the disastrous downturn of the global economy have some economists begun to turn their attention to the role social trust plays in providing the foundation for commerce and trade.

'The Empathic Civilization': Rethinking Human Nature in the Biosphere Era

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeremy Rifkin

Our rush to universal empathic connectivity is running up against a rapidly accelerating entropic juggernaut in the form of climate change. Can we reach biosphere consciousness in time to avert planetary collapse?

Climate Policy and Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The idea that the nations of the world would cede sovereignty over their economies to permit a global greenhouse gas cap-and-trade policy was misguided fantasy that is hopefully now laid to rest. So how do we move forward?