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Pythagoras

The Pythagorean Paradigm

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Pythagoras' life spans most of the sixth century and early fifth century before our common era. He is a one of the greatest Greek thinkers of all time.

How a 2,500-Year-Old Math Proof Can Help Determine When a Patient Improves

Rob Froud | Posted 03.10.2015 | Science
Rob Froud

For many chronic conditions epidemiologists agree that the correct point to choose is the point closest to the top-left corner of the ROC curve. As we stopped to think about it, it struck us as obvious that the way to choose this point is by using Pythagoras' theorem. But this was not what our epidemiologist peers and colleagues were doing.

The Five-Pointed Star as a Symbol

Mario Livio | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts
Mario Livio

Our understanding of the processes that make real stars shine has not taken anything away from the attraction of the five-pointed star.

The Celestial Self: Remembering Who You Are

Georgia Metaxa | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Georgia Metaxa

In the Orphic Hymns, we read these lines: "I am a child of earth and starry heaven But my race is of heaven alone." When we come into existence we...

A Short History of Vegetarianism

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 06.29.2013 | Taste
Heritage Radio Network

Vegetarianism in itself is inherently complicated. Regardless of the choices you make in your diet, the more the dots are connected between health, compassion and ecology, the more nourishing your diet will become for your mind and your body.

A Moment Of Opportunity For Muslims

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

As an agnostic outsider, it's not for me to tell a billion plus Muslims just how to rekindle the progressive, rationalist tradition of Islam into a beacon of hope. But I can and must point out the need to do so.