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Instagram, Aby Warburg, and the Physical Structure of the Internet

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

#1 Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain "One moment you're conscious, the next you're not. For the first time, researchers have switc...

Short Story Month: The White Road and Other Stories

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Concluding a series of posts for Short Story Month, a review of The White Road and Other Stories by Tania Hershman. Beginning with a café in Antar...

Why Are Some People Atheists?

New Scientist | Lois Lee and Stephen Bullivant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

If religion comes so naturally to us, why are so many people, especially in western Europe, apparently resistant to it? New Scientist calls for scient...

Bad Bosses: Leaders Who Feel Incompetent Lash Out At Employees: Study

New Scientist | Ewen Callaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Got a bullying boss? Take solace in new research showing that leaders who feel incompetent really do lash out at others to temper their own inferiorit...

Evolution and War: Back to Basics

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sloan Wilson

War has been part of the human condition throughout recorded and archeological history. Is war part of our nature?

Avoiding an Environmental Apocalypse

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kathy Freston

It seems to me that Al Gore may have been too soft in choosing his movie title: "inconvenient" might better be replaced with "staggering" or "alarming' or perhaps even something stronger.

Reuters Mangles Flu Story and Blasts "Wild Theories" About "Evil Factory Farms"

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Kirby

It's entirely possible that the Smithfield facility at La Gloria had nothing to do with this outbreak. But it's not exactly a "wild theory" -- Smithfield pigs are being tested for the new H1N1 strain as I write this.