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James Schamus Addresses His Ouster From Focus Features

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It's been slightly more than a year since Focus Features abruptly fired CEO James Schamus, a surprising move given how often he'd been hailed as an in...

75 and Out?

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Richard W. Kropf

As he puts it: "...death is a loss... but...living too long is also a loss." It's a question of which we prefer, a shorter more vibrant life, or a longer one in which we eventually will have to cope with the challenge of a slow decline.

The New 'Theory Of Everything' Trailer Is A Total Tearjerker

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

"The Theory of Everything" already has a steady stream of buzz following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Now, a new trailer f...

Big Discovery May Help Bring 'Theory Of Everything'

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

The discovery that the universe really did expand at many times the speed of light immediately after the Big Bang should bring physicists slightly cl...

What Would God Think of the God Particle? (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.28.2013 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

If God exists, the deity must be smiling. For behind the high fives and hoopla over the Higgs boson, there's a growing doubt that we are anywhere near to understanding the nature of reality. These doubts arise from two major sources.

What Would God Think of the God Particle? Part 1

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

The award of the Nobel Prize in physics generally creates a mental blur for most people, since no one can comprehend the current state of physics without training in advanced mathematics. This year was somewhat different, thanks to a nickname.

Can You See It?

Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

Alert the Academy: Stephen Hawking is getting the biopic treatment, with "Les Miserables" hunk Eddie Redmayne attached to the starring role. Deadl...

Hype Now, Hide Later: No Way to Do Scientific Research

David H. Bailey | Posted 07.28.2013 | Science
David H. Bailey

The scientific world is suffering through a rash of examples of the sad consequences of the "hype now, hide later" approach to scientific news.

Rankism vs. The Golden Rule

Robert Fuller | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Many insist that man's predatory practices are undiminished and ineradicable. But an opposing trend is becoming visible. While admitting that "the arc of the moral universe is long," Martin Luther King Jr. believed that "it bends toward justice."

The Source of Indignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

What people really want in relationships is dignity, not domination. While it's not hard to understand why people who have suffered oppression might fantasize taking a turn at domination, to actually do so is to over-reach.

Peace Dividend: A Model Of Morality

Robert Fuller | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

By pinning a name on the rank-based abuse that causes indignity, this model of morality addresses one of my take-away questions from Sunday School: How could we make the golden rule not only self-evident, but self-enforcing?

Monotheism And The Quest For A Theory Of Everything

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.30.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

We cannot expect to know God's mind until, at the very least, we have eliminated inconsistencies in our observations and contradictions in our partial visions.

How To Keep Your Balance When There's No Place To Stand And Nothing To Hold

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

It's the essence of models that they're works in progress. The idea that models can change, and should be expected to yield their place of privilege to better ones, has been surprisingly hard to impart.

Did God Discover the God Particle?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

"Why are we here?" is a universal question, and to answer it, you must ask "Why are we conscious? Where did mind come from?" After all, if the observer plays such a key role in turning waves into particles, you can't get very far if you don't know what the observer is actually doing.

The Secret To Science's Success

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Modeling has made humans what we are and our success as a species depends on learning to use them wisely.

Two Notions Of Truth: My Sunday School Vs. My Public School

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

The truth is not necessarily what some authority says it is, but rather what can be proven. But, if so, where did that leave the truths taught in my Sunday School?

Who Needs a Theory of Everything?

Mario Livio | Posted 08.28.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

There are at least two crucial circumstances in which we absolutely need a theory in which general relativity and quantum mechanics are compatible. One is the case of the objects we call black holes, and the second is the Big Bang.

What Arab Revolts And The Tea Party Have In Common

The New York Times | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

LONDON burns. The Arab Spring triggers popular rebellions against autocrats across the Arab world. The Israeli Summer brings 250,000 Israelis into the...

(R)evolution in Art & Physics: The All-Round Genius of Aldo Tambellini

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Aldo Tambellini, Black on White and Red, 1961 Art generally anticipates scientific revisions of reality. Even after these revisions have been expres...