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Bastet was the daughter of the sun. The ancient Egyptian goddess was originally a fierce lioness warrior—a strong woman with the head of a big cat. Over time, her image […]
Countless top-down reforms haven't improved the U.S. education system; can community-based education make a difference?
These powerful habits from six powerful people are worth taking to heart.
This simulation shows the radiation emitted from a binary black hole system. In principle, we should have neutron star binaries, black hole binaries, and neutron star-black hole systems, covering the […]
Black holes in these environments could combine repeatedly to form objects bigger than anything a single star could produce.
It’s not volcanic activity, and it’s definitely not from a fire. Mars, our red planetary neighbor, is a vastly different world from Earth. Mars and Earth, to scale, shows how much […]
In severe cases, a dog can develop pneumonia and even die.
If all the rational arguments argue against American gun culture, then the irrational (sometimes creepy) ones must be to blame for our fatal firearms attraction.
Behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists have identified attitudes, beliefs, and other factors that contribute to risky behavior.
How do we evaluate leaders? Would the 13th Amendment have passed without Lincoln's leadership? Would the U.S. have joined the League of Nations had it not been for the stubbornness of Wilson?
Ever feel sorry for a sidewalk sparrow with a cigarette butt in its beak? Did you sigh in wistful sadness at seeing nature’s beauty polluted by human industry, which turns […]
Today’s the last day of SSA Week, and the end is in sight! At the time of this writing, we’ve raised just over $88,000 out of a target of $100,000. […]
Albert Pujols is probably the best hitter in baseball. But is he worth $260 million? With a World Series title under his belt, but also coming off his worst professional […]
n n (click on the image for a larger version) n ‘Everybody Is Against Everybody – Somebody Has To Be For Them’: the message behind this Amnesty International poster is […]
1. Asphalt Maine n n Looking down upon the patched-up surface of an unnamed street, J. David Lovejoy couldn’t help noticing a remarkable example of accidental geography. The patch bears […]
As he entered the Capitol building to vote on the health care bill, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) was spit on. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a prominent civil rights leader, was […]
Next week, the fifth Summit of the Americas will be convened in Trinidad and Tabago. The quadrennial event will represent Pres. Obama’s South American debut and, some will say, a […]