British Literature

H. G. Wells and the Quest for Utopia

March 9, 2017

Many of H. G. Wells’ science fiction stories contain fantastical utopian overtones. What was the historical impact of including these utopian settings within the context of his writings? And, relatedly, is there a way to see utopia as being inherently part of the science fiction project? […]

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Health And Fitness

The Iceberg—Visible and Hidden Identity

February 16, 2017

By Jason M. Satterfield, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco To understand identity, look at it through the view of the iceberg exercise. Icebergs typically have […]

Portrait of composer George Frideric Handel
Music Appreciation

Music History Monday: Immigrants and Immigration

February 13, 2017

In 1712, George Friedrich Handel (his Anglicized name) left Germany and settled permanently in London. His departure was motivated by that most common reason to emigrate: economic opportunity. […]

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Biology

The Balance between Predators and Prey

February 12, 2017

By Stephen Nowicki, PhD, Duke University The life-and-death balancing act between predator and prey is complicated and fascinating. Read about Ecologist Josh Van Buskirk’s classic […]

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Philosophy

Do Souls Exist?

January 11, 2017

Do souls exist? Professor David Kyle Johnson answers 7 philosophical questions on one of the most discussed subjects in human history. […]

Professor Chats

Big Questions: What is Reality?

December 23, 2016

On April 6, 2016, Professor Steven Gimbel sat down for a live Q&A session with his fans from across the globe. The chat is over, but the transcript is posted below for you to enjoy. […]

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