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Let's Begin Talking about How to End Wars

Are you a war pessimist? Odds are you are. For almost a decade now, I've been asking people if they think war will ever end. I've surveyed thousands of people, young and old, liberal and conservative, hawks and doves, male and female...

February 20, 2012 — John Horgan

This Week's Monday Music Video: Gettin' Triggy Wit It

This past week I was delighted to stumble upon the youtube channel of Westerville South High School in Westerville, Ohio. Their videos are all about mathematics, and they are clearly a collaborative effort between the students and the teachers...

February 20, 2012 — Carin Bondar

John Glenn: The Man Behind the Hero

On March 1, 1962, thousands of people lined New York City’s Broadway. Some climbed into an unfinished building to use it as a makeshift grandstand.

February 20, 2012 — Amy Shira Teitel

Stock Photography Caters to Stereotypes

Consider microstock giant iStockphoto's perception of scientists:What is singularly disturbing about this result is that iStockphoto's top search results aren't determined by the company...

February 19, 2012 — Alex Wild

How Volcanoes became a Symbol for Revolution

More than a year ago a wave of uprisings and insurrections in the North African countries of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya inspired a cartoon (still visible on the geology blog " Pawn of the Pumice Castle ") comparing the rage of the people with a sort of magma chamber ready to erupt.The use of natural forces as metaphor has a long tradition, especially phenomena as fire, floods or storms were often associated with negative historic events like war, invasions or plagues.During the 18th century the European revolutions against aristocracy and monarchy, especially the French revolution of 1789-1799, changed this negative to a positive view...

February 19, 2012 — David Bressan

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