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What is Life?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 12.29.2015 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

The weak form of the spirit condition only requires that as a society we seek a non-material God. That is our spirit seeks the one we came from. The strong form is much stricter and requires proof that the spirit has instantiated in the aggregate body. How do we empirically prove that our aggregate bodies have spirits or souls?

First Nighter: Nicole Kidman in "Photograph 51" and Other London Recommendations

David Finkle | Posted 09.26.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

By now it's well known to theatergoers that Nicole Kidman is back on stage and in Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51 after a 17-year lapse. She's returned in a piece noticeably different from her last offering, The Blue Room, where she gained beaucoup publicity for appearing totally undressed.

First Nighter: Deborah Zoe Laufer's 'Informed Consent' Gets Awfully Cute About Troubled Genomes

David Finkle | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer and director Liesl Tommy want to assure you that science can be fun. In pursuit of the noble aim they've gone way out of their way to demonstrate that conviction while putting together Laufer's Informed Consent.

The Marvelous Helix: From DNA to Astrophysical Jets

Mario Livio | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

The Vela pulsar is not the only astronomical object exhibiting a helical jet. Evidence for such jets has been observed in other pulsars and in active galactic nuclei. The latter represent supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

LOOK: DNA Photographed For First Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.13.2012 | Science

We've sequenced it, modified it for our food, and built billion-dollar companies on it. But until now, no one has ever seen a photograph of it. "It...

Miles Davis and the Double Helix

Marjorie Senechal | Posted 10.25.2012 | Science
Marjorie Senechal

The two cultures metaphor -- math and science belonging to one, jazz and writing to the other -- has vanished. Think helices: sciences and humanities, bonded by their affinities, the intertwined blueprint of one culture. Think jazz.