A few weeks ago Mayor of London Boris Johnson said some questionable things about IQ tests and the benefits of greed, income inequality and shaking boxes of cornflakes. Dorothy Bishop wrote an […]
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Professor Luke Timothy Johnson (author, “Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity”) examines the relationship between Greco-Roman paganism and early Christianity and its implications for Christians today.
Millions of doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine could be distributed as early as this week.
Expert opinion is divided on how effective riots can be on causing social change. However, these five examples show they can do something.
You might think that we live in a three dimensional Universe based on space alone. But you cannot leave time out of it. If you were asked to describe how you […]
What's next for the nation's opioid cases?
Hint: Both lead to the same metabolic state.
Whether you caught or missed the eclipse of January 20/21, 2019, here’s what you need to know for all the ones you’ll ever view again. On January 20/21, 2019, a very […]
A new report from the American Meteorological Society shows that Earth’s atmosphere had the highest levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in 2017 than it's had in the past 800,000 years.
Time management is a critical skill that, ideally, leads to increased productivity. However, managing time is a lot easier said than done — including ensuring that you do not overload […]
DST has implications on our history, our health, and even our chances of being the victim of a crime.
It’s a fascinating idea, but how does it fare as a scientific theory? “Something is happening here and this is going to have an impact.” –Robert Dijkgraaf, on Verlinde’s work The […]
When Shoshana Johnson decided to join the military, her intention wasn’t to make history.
Sure, we move through it just like space, but it was the aftermath of Einstein that led to us truly understanding it. “It is old age, rather than death, that […]
Among many others, Britain's new Foreign Secretary has managed to offend the previous, current and future presidents of the U.S.
When was the last time anyone cared about an Artic research ship? Exactly.
Want more realistic sci-fi? Consult a scientist. Here’s how you get access. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” –Isaac […]
With a tween in the house I’ve rediscovered the ruthless economy of cool. I’ve remembered that cool is as unforgiving of bad timing as the stock market. One minute the […]
Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet, says you can’t rely on “the media” or the internet to control your information consumption. Here he suggests a few pieces of software that have helped him to regulate his own information diet.
We are witnessing a paradigm shift in medicine that is equal to that of Galileo saying the Earth was not the center of the Universe or Columbus saying that the world was round, not flat.
At the Brooklyn Museum’s current retrospective of Keith Haring’s early work, titled Keith Haring: 1978–1982, you can view what may be the earliest video of the artist at work. In […]
Last month, I posted my review of “An Unquenchable Thirst”, Mary Johnson’s luminous and enlightening memoir about the twenty years she spent as one of Mother Teresa’s nuns. After writing […]
n n In less than a month, the Business Innovation Factory will be hosting the third annual Collaborative Innovation nSummit (BIF-3) on October 10th and 11th in Providence, Rhode nIsland. […]
I’ve been nominated for a few Edublog Awards this year, including Best Individual Blog, Lifetime Achievement, and Best Leadership Blog (a nonexistent category!). I’m flattered that some folks think I’m worthy […]
For many in the Labour Party, the promotion of Ed Balls to Shadow Chancellor was as inevitable as it was long overdue. I was among many party members who argued […]
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the CEO and President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, talked to Big Think this summer about the challenges facing our health care system. Today, when we […]
The cleaning industry isn’t always, well, all that clean. But a new trend in product transparency could be revealing its dirty side for the better. In February, a coalition of […]
Asteroid collisions aren't always bad.
Yesterday I wrote that Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) retirement may actually improve the Democrats’ chance of retaining his seat in the fall. Indeed, as Greg Sargent reports, an early poll […]
It will be able to produce 22 million pounds of cultivated meat annually.