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The Vikings' Magnificent Flying Machine

Petra Perkins | Posted 08.17.2016 | Science
Petra Perkins

Like the medieval Vikings, these were curious explorers and capable conquerors, but mostly they were inventors. They were "imagineers" - designers of gadgets, experiments, solutions. They invented the Viking spaceship to sail and land in unknown realms.

Why I'm Starting Orchard Circle

Nathan Currier | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Nathan Currier

The idea of Orchard Circle, then, is to create a series of concerts in New York City and Philadelphia using a relaxed, contemporary format that will address precisely what Tommasini was talking about, this disappearance of the middle.

Carl Sagan On Religion And The Possibility Of Life On Other Planets

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.01.2016 | Science

When you imagine an alien, what do you think of? A green, slimy creature with jagged teeth? Or maybe a cute little E.T.-like figure? Generally, we en...

Virtues Cooking: A Mother Discovers Gratitude in "Circus Tent" Apple Pie

Elinor Griffith | Posted 03.07.2016 | Taste
Elinor Griffith

The miracles of the universe are manifested in everything around us. Illumination comes when we pause in gratitude, in stillness, our eyes opening in appreciation for these most wondrous creations, big and little, like babies and apple pie.

E.T., Are You Home?

Mark Alpert | Posted 03.01.2016 | Science
Mark Alpert

Astronomy has a long history of supposed sightings of space aliens. In the late 19th century, American astronomer Percival Lowell reported seeing cana...

7 Adaptation Rules from the Screenwriter of Dracula and Contact

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Cornell Entrepreneurship - Far Above the Summit

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Randee Mia Berman

There's entre nous. There's entre' cote. And then there's entre-preneur. Just like the intimate just between us (entre nous) phrase and the succu...

The Atomic Bomb at 70: Its Fearsome Impact, Frightful Legacy, and Potential Stellar Redemption

William Bradley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As horrifying as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were, the quantum leap forward in destructive power afforded by the hydrogen bomb made our situation far more perilous. We've been fortunate that virtually unthinkable destruction has not ensued since the nuclear arms race of the 1950s.

Librarian Murdered by Egyptian Mob

Todd R. Miller | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Todd R. Miller

Many historians view Hypatia's murder as the symbolic death of classical antiquity, the advent of a thousand year period of intellectual darkness, whose eventual coda was the Renaissance.

An Open Letter To Fareed Zakaria In Defense of STEM Education

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 05.30.2015 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

America does not need more business graduates doing investment banking and stock trading. America does not need more lawyers and lobbyists. America needs more doctors, engineers, scientists and teachers.

Why the Earth Will Never Be Invaded

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 05.17.2015 | Weird News
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Cosmologists propose that the universe was until recently a lifeless collection of particles. But they have ignored a critical component of the cosmos because they don't know what to do with it. This component, consciousness, is an utter mystery. How did inert, random bits of matter ever morph into Obama or Lady Gaga?

This Breathtaking Short Film Shows What Awaits Humanity Outside Earth

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment

"I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." It was these two sentence...

The Old and New Theologies of Significant Insignificance Share Joylessness

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Today's secular science of human insignificance inspires its own theology. This secular theology assigns us a contradictory groveling insignificant, significance.

Carl Sagan's Drug War Questions From 24 Years Ago Are Still Spot On

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Carl Sagan, a titan of scientific thought and communication, assumed many different roles in his life -- from science's "gatekeeper," to television st...

"Global Whaaamin, What a Faaaahhhce!" Someone Help Scientists and Academics Communicate

Marc Gopin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Marc Gopin

When you lose the Tom Paines of common sense in liberal New England, then you don't stand a chance of evolving American culture. Don't say something stupid and expect him to believe it.

WATCH: Creative Force Behind 'Cosmos' Explains Origins Of New Series

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.29.2014 | Science

Famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan inspired a generation with his 1980 television series "Cosmos." Now, 34 years later, the series has been revived, ...

Kbit's Orbital Space Flight

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

What better way to start an album such as this then with the voice of President Dwight Eisenhower honoring the seven men who were selected for the very first NASA project Mercury?

Memories of Carl Sagan and Cosmos

David J. Eicher | Posted 05.31.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

I've watched the new incarnation of Cosmos with a sharp eye, for several reasons. When I was young, I was one of those who knew Carl Sagan, and I was materially influenced in my career path by him. I am very impressed with the job that the new Cosmos team has done.

The Universe in Us

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Words fail at such a moment, as when sitting alone in a cathedral, awed by its commanding silence. It reminds us that we are small and the universe is great. The vault of heaven, and its exploration, provokes not emptiness but wonder.

Strange Fire and the Big Bang: Religion Science and the Cosmos

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

We also seek to know what is meaningful about our encounters with each other, our world and even ourselves. Religion and religious traditions provide us with frameworks to respond meaningfully to the mysteries before us.

Cosmos Rocks Science Right -- Again

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Cosmos is teaching at its best. Because it never feels like teaching. It feels like the greatest mystery story ever. The greatest action movie ever. The best drama series ever. The best comedy series too, probably. And when life is explained this well, it just cannot be beat.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Blow Your Mind With "Cosmos" At SXSW 2014

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.10.2014 | Science
Shira Lazar

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan discuss the new show "Cosmos," and how it feels to walk in the footsteps of Carl Sagan. Tyson also shared "Gravity"...

Ann Druyan On Returning to Carl Sagan's Cosmos

Aaron Sagers | Posted 05.07.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

In a recent interview, Druyan discusses how the new Cosmos matches with the original, and sheds light on how the stars aligned to make the series happen.

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

While astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson believes all individuals have a right to their own beliefs, he's passionate about what should be taught in science class -- science.

Public Understanding of Science: The Sagan Legacy Continues

James M. Gentile | Posted 03.16.2014 | Science
James M. Gentile

Carl Sagan's Cosmos series is legendary for its ability to bring science to a wide audience and was far more than mere entertainment. We look forward to the March 2014 rebirth of Cosmos, which will be hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.