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You’ve read the books, seen the movies, and perhaps stayed up all night debating the dark moral issues presented in Stephenie Meyer’s world of the undead. Ponder no more.
An international team of scientists have discovered how 'climate footprints' played a major role in causing mass extinction of mammals in the late quaternary era, 50,000 years ago, reports Evolution.
Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy is the perfect companion to Lewis Carroll's classic book and director Tim Burton's March 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland.
Richard O. Davies Presents the Top Ten American Sports Rivalries
Research shows that group brainstorming methods may yield similar ideas and limit creativity
The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence
New book discusses the overlap between current affairs, political, and religious debate
“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.”—Viktor Frankl
Publishers Weekly calls it “a page-turner”. Library Journal recommends it, “for all readers seeking a lively introduction to a turning point in Roman history.” Historian Stephen-Dando Collins offers a fresh take on the infamous murder of Julius Caesar, uncovering long-held suspicions previously unanswered, in his new book.
“Animalkind raises all the important ethical questions about how we should treat animals. Whether you are a meat-eater or a vegan, after reading Jean Kazez's lively and concise book, you'll be provoked to think long and hard about her arguments.” —Peter Singer, Author of In Defense of Animals (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005)
"This book will make readers on both sides of animal issues think very deeply. Essential reading for everyone who is interested in ethical issues regarding the use of animals." —Temple Grandin, Author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation
"This book achieves something very difficult: it provides a fresh and innovative way of looking at the age-old questions about religious faith that philosophers have argued about for centuries. Written in a clear and engaging style, Holley shows the role 'life-orienting stories' play for both believers and atheists, and, without dogmatism or minimizing difficulties, he shows how religious faith might be possible in the contemporary world." —C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University
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Homo floresiensis Not Diseased Sub-Population of Healthy Humans
The popularity of Dan Brown’s latest novel, The Lost Symbol, has opened up the secretive world of the Freemasons to millions of readers. The ancient society and puzzling ciphers featured in the book have sparked interest in finding out more about both.
With its iconic Golden Arches, unforgettable jingles, and famous french fries, McDonald’s is one of the most recognizable brand names in the world. It is also one of the world’s largest employers: more than 1.6 million employees in 118 countries.
New Book Breaks Down the Public Discourse Surrounding Political Correctness
Recent Article from the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies Questions Validity of Chamber Survey
It is a truth (somewhat) universally acknowledged that globalization has given us the most remarkable sixty years of economic growth in world history. It is a process that has lifted hundreds of millions worldwide out of extreme poverty, and has helped raise life expectancy and literacy rates.
For centuries, the major powers of the West were seduced by the allure of the countries of “the Far East”. Spices, textile, silk and tea were the staples of East-West trade. But competition between Western traders eventually led to military intervention and the establishment of colonial empires. These actions have shaped the history of Asia, leaving behind a legacy that continues to influence and shape this region today.
Who are China’s Leaders? How do they think? What does it mean for the future? These are the questions of the moment as New China celebrates its 60th anniversary, because China impacts everyone—an economic superpower competing in every arena of human endeavor. But China’s astonishing transformation comes with challenges and contradictions. Is there a looming “China Threat?” Or an emerging “China Model?”