Author: DPstaff

“If you Want to Respect the Rule of Law You’ve Got to Start From the Original Law Giver, Which Was Moses”

Liz Wolfe at Reason Roundup: “The Commandments do not confine themselves to arguably secular matters,…

J. P. Mallory: Indo-Europeans Found?

Razib Khan at Razib Khan’s Unsupervised Learning: J. P. Mallory, discusses his reaction to the…

Snake Plant

Shared by Arif Mirza, Toronto: NASA has classified Sansevieria–now called Snake plant–as an air purifier…

Thursday Poem: ‘Ghazal’

The wine-dark pain spills over, in my bed alone.In nighttime stillness is my heart beset…

Tiny Beauty: How I Make Scientific Art From Behind the Microscope

Josie Glausiusz in Nature: Cheese fungus, head lice, human sperm, a bee eye, a microplastic bobble:…

Ancient Genomes Reveal Which Children the Maya Selected For Sacrifice

By Freda Kreier at The New York Times: In the spring of 1967, workers building…

Whole Foods’ John Mackey: We Must Change How We Think About Capitalism

Nick Gillespie at Reason: Today’s guest is John Mackey, the co-founder and former CEO of…

Wednesday Poem: Night, the Poem

If you find your true voice, bring it tothe land of the dead. There is…

Why I am a Jew

by David Winner at 3 Quarks Daily: Throughout most of my life, I periodically napped…

Susannah’s Grandad Ran Bengal When Famine Killed Millions

Kavita Puri at the BBC: “I feel enormous shame about what happened,” Susannah Herbert tells…

A Conversation With My ‘They’

Dan Piraro at Bizarro: I successfully raised two children to adulthood who, until recently, I…

Is Social Media the New Tobacco?

Andrew Ross Sorkin in The New York Times Newsletter: The U.S. surgeon general, Vivek Murthy,…