“It’s this celestial bucket brigade, he notes, that allows a select group of comets to grace the skies above Earth, flaunting their dusty tails as they deliver key organic compounds into our atmosphere.” Via SacredGeometryInternational.com Previous articles in this series archived here (1-8) Someone once said comets are like cats — they have tails and they do what they want.
Can all digitally-created music really just be thought of as humans manipulating algorithms? If so, why not get to the heart of things?
Thomas Mullen writes for the Washington Times Communities that “History is repeating itself. Islamic fundamentalism is the new communism.
Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of zombies. My favorite zombie film is still Night of the Living Dead and I only made it through about twenty minutes of the first episode of The Walking Dead before getting bored and switching to some cartoons.
Think that pot is heading toward legalization? Not in New York City, where cops are cracking down on marijuana possession.
Filmmaker Andrew Norman Wilson‘s eerie short Workers Leaving the Googleplex reveals his brief time employed as a temp in video production at Google’s headquarters and how things went terribly wrong.
It should be fun to watch Oklahoman lawmakers try to squirm out of allowing this Satanic Temple edifice (featuring interactive kids’ display!
Well, that depends on who you talk to. If you go on over to Fox Nation, you can bet your stocking there is.
Abby Martin speaks with Richard Wolff, economist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts about the recent district court ruling on Detroit’s bankruptcy and how it could affect the pensions of thousands of city workers.
A human’s understanding of the world is dependent upon their perspective. It’s incredibly hard to argue otherwise.
Derek Murphy writes at Holy Blasphemy: I went to Skepticon 5 expecting a group of heretics that would get a kick out of my inversed reading of Milton’s Paradise Lost, which claims that Satan is the hero of the story (which was actually the mainstream reading before it became the “mistaken reading”, and is now coming into vogue again by top Milton scholars).
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“Shall we play a game?” Via Computer World: The U.S. Department of Defense may have found a new way to scan millions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities, by turning the practice into a set of video games and puzzles and having volunteers do the work.
The Telegraph claims that a surprising number of mainstream investment bankers make decisions based on astrology.
Best known as the creator of seminal TV series The Wire, David Simon gave an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact.
Via ScienceDaily, how changing your mind changes your body: A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation.
Years ago, while a student at USC’s Cinema Production Department, I took a class taught by Arthur Knight, whose The Liveliest Art: A Panoramic History of the Movies was a standard textbook at colleges and universities all over the world.
Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner’s Rolling Stone occasionally delves deep into issues that most major publications would rather leave well alone.
The most important revolutionary aspect of the printed page: it allowed people to learn how to improve themselves and change the way they thought about the world Disinfo has echoed the point that the internet is alike to the printing press here: The Global Awakening.
You’d think with my level of obsessive music nerdiness I’d have read a bunch of musician biographies at this point in my life but you’d be completely wrong.