On the Blog

May 15, 2012

Listen to these sounds of black holes merging and falling into one another and the "white noise" of the Big Bang. A TED Talk with Janna Levin that stirs the mind.

May 13, 2012

In the Sikh faith, the role of the nurturer is one, among many, of the celebrated roles of all Sikhs, regardless of gender.

May 11, 2012

Harneel “Neel” Singh shares his experiences of being a Sikh student in the U.S. and wearing his patka.

May 10, 2012

This dynamic graphic from The Guardian will give you pause as you look for your state/region.

May 09, 2012

Is there a limit to this thing that so many artists chase?

May 07, 2012

A Twitterscript recap of our interview with the man who is trying to preserve the last quiet places.

May 07, 2012
S. James GatesIn this lecture for Westmont College’s series titled “Beyond Two Cultures: The Sciences as Liberal Arts,” string theorist Jim Gates offers his thoughts on the complementary natures of science and the liberal arts — and how the human mind formulates “systems of belief” in both disciplines. 

This is the first time, in a formal structured way, I’ve been asked to speak before a group of academicians on this set of issues. It is a great honor to be invited to speak on behalf of one of the two “cultures” mentioned in the commentary by C.P. Snow (1905-1980) in New Statesman. It is also a great challenge to be so called upon to speak for an entire “culture.” Of necessity, my comments were created from the vantage point of thirty or so years of working embedded within the academic/scientific culture, and specifically within the field of physics. My views have been molded by this experience.

May 05, 2012

If you're a fan of the Beastie Boys and Adam Yauch, we hope you take a few minutes to listen to these two Beastie Boys tracks - "Shambhala" and "Boddhisatva Vow" - and remember the life of MCA, a phenomenal artist and a fine human being.

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