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“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.” Swami Vivekanada The great German mathematician Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Cantor pushed maths to new frontiers in the late eighteenth century as he tried to solve the equation of infinity. His peers ... keep reading
United Nations -a nation for all species. The concept of the Earth as alive and full of meaning vs our current apartheid between people and the Earth.Official trailer 2013 keep reading
New Zealand last night passed legislation that allows gay marriage. Amazingly only 12 other countries in the world also allow gay marriage.Here is one of the better speeches in the House last night. keep reading
“If we are too busy, if we are carried away every day by our projects, our uncertainty, our craving, how can we have the time to stop and look deeply into the situation – our own situation, the situation of our beloved one, the situation of our family and of our ... keep reading
Bhutan plans to become the first country in the world to grow all of its crops using only organic agricultural practices. It plans to ban the sale of pesticides and herbicides and rely instead on its own animals and farm waste to produce fertilisers. The small Himalayan nation of 1 ... keep reading
If you believe the hype, the end of the world has finally come. The Mayan calendar’s “long count” began on 13 August 3114 BCE and will end today on 21 December 2012. Why do people believe the world will end? For some this is just the Mayan equivalent of ... keep reading
Americans' interpretations of global warming are influenced by both their personal experience and their existing beliefs, reports research in Nature Climate Change this week. Whereas experiential-learning hypotheses suggest that direct experience increases awareness of climate change, motivated-reasoning theories focus on how strong beliefs influence perception of personal experience. This study ... keep reading
The conflict in Gaza may have come to an inauspicious end last night following a ceasefire agreement, but there is little reason to rejoice for the Palestinian people. Although a ground assault of the Gaza Strip was narrowly avoided, still well over 1,500 air strikes by F-16 fighter jets ... keep reading
This week we learned that a member of the Science, Space and Technology committee in the United States House of Representatives does not believe in science. Paul Broun, a Republican from Georgia, probably earned the post on the committee because he is scientifically trained; he has a B.S. in ... keep reading
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