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What do synchronized vibrations add to the mind/body question? agsandrew/Shutterstock.com

Could consciousness all come down to the way things vibrate?

A resonance theory of consciousness suggests that the way all matter vibrates, and the tendency for those vibrations to sync up, might be a way to answer the so-called 'hard problem' of consciousness.
A display of acrobatics by German internees at the prisoner of war camp at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire in October 1914. Imperial War Museum/Wikimedia

A glimmer of light amidst the darkness: honour in the First World War

During First World War, the rhetoric of chivalry counteracted the inhumanity of the conflict in sometimes surprising ways.
Indonesian activists hold candles during a candlelight protest against death penalty executions, outside the presidential palace in Jakarta in 2016. Mast Irham/EPA

Busting the myths of the death penalty

Research shows the deterrent effect of capital punishment is a myth.
Richard Dawkins, author, evolutionary biologist and emeritus fellow of New College, University of Oxford, is one of the world’s most prominent atheists. Fronteiras do Pensamento/wikipedia

Why atheists are not as rational as some like to think

'I don't believe in God, I believe in science,' atheists often argue. But that doesn't mean their thinking is evidence-based.
Opposing demonstrators at a marriage-equality rally in front of the US Supreme Court in April 2015. Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Diversity predicaments on the campus: moral tribalism, free speech, and productive discomfort in a polarised world

Educators must work to ensure inclusion with diverse student bodies, yet it seems inevitable that in today's world, talking about identity issues can be risky and emotional. So how to move forward?
If you ditch the Cinderella story and intentionally craft romantic relationships to suit you – evidence from business and philosophy says you might have a good chance of deep happiness. (Shutterstock)

How to ‘love-craft’ your relationships for health and happiness

A polyamorous philosopher draws from research evidence to argue that where love is concerned, we should break all the established rules.
Jeremy Renner as US journalist Gary Webb in the 2014 film Kill The Messenger. The film is an account of Webb’s role in uncovering CIA links to cocaine importation to the US. Sierra / Affinity,Bluegrass Films,The Combine

In defence of conspiracy theories (and why the term is a misnomer)

Ever since the philosopher Karl Popper popularised the expression in the 1950s, conspiracy theories have had a bad reputation. But is it justified?

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