Bernie Sanders Draws MASSIVE Crowd to Sacramento’s Bonney Field (FULL RALLY VIDEO)

By Matthew A. McIntosh / 05.09.2016 Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Sen. Bernie Sanders drew an absolutely massive crowd to his rally at Bonney Field in Sacramento this evening, estimated to be 21,000.  He has continued setting records at his rallies on the campaign trail as his supporters “Feel the Bern”, well eclipsing those turning out for Hillary[…]

How I’m Discovering the Secrets of Ancient Texts (VIDEO)

Dr. Gregory Heyworth Professor of English Textual Scientist University of Mississippi Gregory Heyworth is a textual scientist; he and his lab work on new ways to read ancient manuscripts and maps using spectral imaging technology. In this fascinating talk, watch as Heyworth shines a light on lost history, deciphering texts that haven’t been read in[…]

General Overview of Language and Linguistics

Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Mark Aranoff Professor of Linguistics Stony Brook University Language as a Human Attribute Language sets people apart from all other creatures. Every known human society has had a language and though some nonhumans may be able to communicate with one another in fairly complex ways, none of their communication systems begins[…]

Thousands Quit Church of Denmark After Atheist Campaign

By Hemley Gonzalez Separation of Church and State Thousands of people have cancelled their membership of Denmark’s state Church following a campaign by atheists. Nearly 3,000 baptised cancelled their membership last month after Denmark’s Atheist Society, Ateistisk Selskab, launched a nationwide campaign advising people they could save money by opting out. The Evangelical Lutheran Church[…]

What is Wrong with America’s Civic Education?

What are America’s children learning in civics classes? USAG- Humphreys By Dr. Peter Levine Associate Dean for Research in Philosophy and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs Tufts University Any election demands knowledge, attention and wisdom from the whole electorate. When a campaign season does not seem to be going well, there’s often[…]

“The West”: A Conceptual Exploration

Imperial Federation, map of the world showing the extent of the British Empire in 1886 / Creative Commons By Dr. Riccardo Bavaj Professor of History University of St. Andrews This article explores the transformation of the directional concept “the west” into the socio-political concept “the West”. From the early 19th century onward, the concept of[…]

Communicating Meaning Online: A Digital Expression of Theory of Mind

© Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 By Krystal D’Costa Anthropologist The growth of email, instant messaging, texting, and various other digitally-mediated communicative tools (DMC) has been rapid and pervasive. The majority of people today are comfortable enough to use these communicative tools on a daily basis, particularly among younger generations. DMC appears to be a preferred[…]

Sanders Crushing Trump in Polls 53 Percent to 38 Percent, Seen as Strongest General Election Candidate

Dominick Reuter / Reuters From Tony Brasuna as Huffington Post: Senator Bernie Sanders would defeat Donald Trump relatively easily in a general election, according to the latest polls. An average of the three most recent major polls predicts a victory of more than 14 points, which would be a landslide in modern presidential politics. CNN/ORC,[…]

Wall Street Donors Flocking to Clinton

“They know Hillary,” said Republican lobbyist Ed Rogers. “And they know that she is not antibusiness.” (Photo: Getty) Democratic frontrunner has seen a surge in financial sector donations since business-friendly Republican candidates have dropped out of the race. By Lauren McCauley / 05.09.2016 Now that Donald Trump has secured his position as the presumptive Republican[…]

Mars Bound – When Humans Join Rover

Members of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s rocketry team said at NASA’s Student Launch competition that they look forward to NASA’s Journey to Mars and aspire to be a part of it. / NASA By Beverly Perry / 05.06.2016 We don’t know who will take those first steps on Martian soil, ushering in the age[…]

What are All those Different Types of Espresso Blends Anyway?

Espresso. Photo by brian via Flickr Creative Commons How to brew the perfect cup of coffee, espresso, latte and other concoctions… From “Professor Peaberry” at GoCoffeeGo / 05.09.2016 Espresso Coffee Drinks In its pure form, espresso is more popular in Europe than America, particularly in Italy. Though catching in America, derivatives and misconceptions are spreading[…]

Educated for Murder

By Barbara Smoker Former President, National Secular Society Council of Australian Humanist Societies Australian Humanist, May/July 2016 The late Mohammed Emwazi (nicknamed Jihadi John) greatly enjoyed his hobby, which was beheading people. Any infidel would do, though the people he really loathed were naturally former Muslims, guilty of apostasy. Where was he “radicalised” into such[…]