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This article is reproduced from the magazine Nature. The article was first published on February 28, 2013. Credit: NASA When NASA scientists launched twin spacecraft to probe the Van Allen radiation belts last summer, they were expecting to study two rings of high-energy particles circling Earth. Instead they found three, overturning a 50-year-old […]

Third Van Allen Radiation Belt


 This is an excellent article by Dr. Tom Horn and his wife on the history behind the current trends in the re-engineering of man into Neo Adam. This is the transhumanist dream but in reality is the nightmare of Genesis 6, the antediluvian world. A world of corrupt cross breeding […]

Transhumanism and the Genesis 6 Conspiracy


“My husband and I keep pertinent Peanuts cartoons on desks and bulletin boards as guards against pomposity.” For half a century, Charles M. Schulz (November 26, 1922–February 12, 2000) made an art of difficult emotions while delighting the world with his enormously influential Peanuts. The 17,897 comic strips he published […]

Charles M. Schulz, Civil Rights, and the Art of Peanuts



“Third things are essential to marriages, objects or practices or habits or arts or institutions or games or human beings that provide a site of joint rapture or contentment.” “The encounter between two differences is an event,” French philosopher Alain Badiou wrote in his tremendous treatise on why we fall […]

The Third Thing: Poet Donald Hall on the Secret to ...


“Everything pours forth. Photographs their history. Books their words. Walls their sounds.” “Oh, to be reborn within the pages of a book,” Patti Smith exhales within the pages of M Train (public library) — her astonishingly beautiful meditation on time, transformation, and how the radiance of love redeems the rupture […]

Patti Smith on the Two Kinds of Masterpieces and Her ...


“However meaningless and vain, however dead life appears, the man of faith, of energy, of warmth … steps in and does something.” During our recent conversation at the Boston Book Festival, the wise and wonderful Amanda Palmer spoke about the harrowing experience of watching her best friend die and reflected: […]

Vincent van Gogh on Fear, Taking Risks, and How Making ...



A gentle taunt at the line between what is real and what is imagined. To be human is to sometimes slip, then wish for a way to undo our mishaps and magically fix our mistakes. Japanese children’s book author and artist Akiko Miyakoshi explores this profoundly human impulse with uncommon […]

The Tea Party in the Woods: A Tender Modernist Fairy ...


“Disorder comes of putting things in places you have laboriously thought up or finally discovered after a series of experiments, calculations, deviations, and successive swerves from your natural bent.” Anyone who has experienced the profound satisfaction of alphabetizing a bookshelf or organizing a kitchen cabinet knows the psychological rewards of […]

Order, Disorder, and Oneself: French Polymath Paul Valéry on How ...


“Dogs … are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend our unconditional love.” “A lot of us humans,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her magnificent meditation on aging and what beauty really means, “are like dogs: we really […]

Beloved Dog: Maira Kalman’s Illustrated Love Letter to Our Canine ...



“There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love.” “To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,” the great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hahn admonished in his terrific treatise on how […]

Philosopher Erich Fromm on the Art of Loving and What ...


“One of the simplest paths to deep change is for the less powerful to speak as much as they listen, and for the more powerful to listen as much as they speak.” “When people talk listen completely,” Hemingway counseled in his advice to aspiring writers, adding: “Most people never listen.” […]

Gloria Steinem on the Road as a Medium of Listening ...


“The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking itself.” On a recent train ride, my travel companion pulled two small clementines out of her bag and began peeling them. Instantly, a flood of associations rushed in uninvited — clementines like the many winter holidays spent […]

The Poetics of Smell as a Mode of Knowledge