The impulse to find more refined ways to talking about unpleasant truths is a constant of the human experience; what changes over time are the topics deemed to need sugarcoating.
04/19/2011 03:42 pm
Retired German math teacher Joachim Rittstieg says ancient Dresden Codex and Mayan priests guided him to the legendary Atlantis in eastern Guatemala.
04/17/2011 11:06 am
Lost city of Atlantis: A team of researchers say they have found the Lost city of Atlantis off the coast of Spain. The city, documented only by Plato's 'dialogues,' is thought to have been hit by a massive tsunami and swallowed into the sea.
03/16/2011 01:51 am
Great Books Summer Camp introduces young book lovers to literature they would not typically encounter in the classroom.
03/08/2011 01:09 pm
Economists assume a normative standard of preferences for people. But what if those preferences don't exist?
02/17/2011 11:55 am
Brian Greene’s latest foray into the great beyond explores the possibility that there is not one big uncharted universe but many.
02/11/2011 06:05 am
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein talks about her novel "36 Arguments for the Existence of God" – a book that goes places bestselling fiction normally avoids.
02/10/2011 06:05 am
The conflict between North and South stands as one of the only civil wars in human history that did not end in monarchy or dictatorship. Its lessons hold enduring value for the modern struggle to defend liberal democratic principles without compromising them in times of existential crisis.
12/30/2010 09:14 am
The blogosphere debates: Are today's novels merely clever where they should be deep?
07/30/2010 10:52 am
Mining Plato, Shakespeare, and Thoreau for tips on better living in the digital age.
06/30/2010 10:28 am