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March 09, 2012

IMG_0928Dawn at 1189 Bedford Ave in Brooklyn, New York

My last two years in Brooklyn I felt fortunate to have the view I did. My windows faced east, and, although the blank wall of another building loomed large directly in front, to the right grew a luscious tree and above was an unobstructed view of sky. I often woke at dawn and would stand on the fire escape and soak in the morning, while it still felt clear and clean.

February 23, 2012

Gates shares with us a scientist's rich, connected way of looking at the universe, and we've captured him in Twitter form.

February 16, 2012

RIMG0032 Photo by Ofer Deshe/Flickr, cc by 2.0

The saying “time is money” may ask us to think carefully about the quality of our experiences, but the association of “time” with “money” can also diminish your ability to feel pleasure.

January 15, 2012

Just a lovely pairing of poetic prose + lyrical photos to ease into the day. Take a few minutes for yourself and reflect with this contemplative piece.

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July 07, 2011

Could the brains of 670 nuns from Mankato, Minnesota be the key to understanding Alzheimer's?

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June 06, 2011

Highlights of live tweets from Krista's interview with Richard Davidson.

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May 12, 2011

The complete twitterscript of our interview with Lord Martin Rees.

April 07, 2011

As the world shrinks and technology empowers us, Jennifer Cobb says, we must not forget slavery can take many forms, including abdicating our responsibility of tikkun olam. What do you think of her assessment?

April 04, 2011

by Jill Schneiderman, guest contributor

A Page from Lauren Redniss' "Radioactivity"
A page from Lauren Redniss’ book “Radioactive.”

March 04, 2011

Dr. SalidaWhen we think of historic Islamic scholars, it’s easy to think of philosophy and literature and forget the science. From February 24-26, the University of Minnesota’s program in Religious Studies held the Shared Cultural Spaces conference, which aimed to “explore the ways in which Muslim contributions to literature, arts, science, and architecture have influenced and become foundational to Western humanistic and scientific expressions.”

February 26, 2011

A magical description of the primordial silences of people and places outside urban corridors by Taline Voskeritchian.

January 16, 2011

Krista Tippett reflects on her conversation with John Polkinghorne on quarks, creation, and God.

January 02, 2011

During our trip to Emory University this past October, we sat in on several conversations between the Dalai Lama and leading scientists. We tweeted some of our favorite comments and now are aggregating them into this transcript:

October 21, 2010

During our trip to Emory University this past October, we sat in on several conversations between the Dalai Lama and leading scientists. We tweeted some of our favorite comments and now are aggregating them into this transcript:

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August 21, 2010

A guest contribution from a Christian Scientist on "Splitting Infinity" and the play's balanced depiction of his faith.

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July 31, 2010

A reflection on Einstein's "cosmic" religious sense and how it's deeply kindred with the religious and spiritual yearnings of our age.

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