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2012-10-04 14:44:37

The winners of a contest that encourages scientists and students across the globe to explore fundamental, big questions in astronomy and cosmology will present their proposals and essays in a joint conference Oct. 12-13 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

“New Frontiers” Award For Work On “Origami Universe” Received By JHU Cosmologists
2012-10-04 14:36:08

Two Johns Hopkins University research scientists who use the Japanese art of paper folding, known as origami, as a metaphor for understanding the complexity of the cosmos have been named winners of an award through the “New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology International Grant and Essay Writing Competition

Immortality Project Set To Begin
2012-08-05 06:50:09

A University of California at Riverside philosopher will be placed in charge of a new project analyzing the concept of immortality after receiving the largest grant ever presented to a humanities professor at the school.

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2011-04-08 07:05:00

A British astrophysicist and cosmologist known for his studies into the origins of the universe and its future was awarded one of the world's top religious awards this week for his work in exploring life's spiritual dimension.

2010-11-12 07:12:00

Purpose Prizes Honor Americans Over Age 60 for Making an Extraordinary Impact in their Encore Careers PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Civic Ventures today announced that Larry Hochendoner , from Harrisburg and Philadelphia, is a 2010 Purpose Prize Fellow.

2010-03-18 13:09:00

NASSAU, Bahamas, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- It was the Clinton Global Initiative in New York that inspired Jane Siebels, founder of iGivingWorld, to create an invitation-only, secure social media Web site to connect philanthropists and foundations around the globe.

2009-03-16 23:44:51

French physicist Bernard d'Espagnat has won the $1.4 million Templeton Prize for his theory of alternative realities. The John Templeton Foundation said the award honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery,

2008-07-15 09:00:56

By Marjorie Cortez Deseret News I had a "Moment of Truth" the other night. While preparing dinner, Fox's "Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" was on, although it was mostly background noise. Before I knew it, an hour had passed.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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