Articles By: Daniel Bastian

8 Web Creations That Bring Science to Life

8 Web Creations That Bring Science to Life

When science and art collaborate, we all benefit. Fire up your imagination with these creative presentations of science.

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Why Sam Harris Is Wrong On Islam

Why Sam Harris Is Wrong On Islam

The recent brawl on Bill Maher is an indication of how badly we need other voices in the conversation about Islam.

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REVIEW: The Martian

REVIEW: The Martian

Andy Weir invites us into a world where bottomless ingenuity, basic NASA provisions and copious amounts of duct tape are all you need to survive a death sentence on Mars.

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Xbox 360 HDMI Display Settings Guide

Xbox 360 HDMI Display Settings Guide

If you’ve ever wondered how to properly configure your Xbox 360 for HDMI output, this is the guide for you.

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REVIEW: The Secret

REVIEW: The Secret

Don’t be alarmed. I read this so you don’t have to. Oh and this is the first review in which I’ve actually used a curse word. So there’s that.

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REVIEW: Poetry of the Universe

REVIEW: Poetry of the Universe

In this brief volume Robert Osserman opens up the aesthetic space as he volleys philosophy in between sets of mathematical exposition.

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REVIEW: Saying Yes

REVIEW: Saying Yes

Columnist Jacob Sullum’s data-centric treatise is requisite reading for informed discussion on drug use and, inevitably, the war on drugsā€“its basis, its value, its cultural implications.

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Extinction Event Brought Closer to Resolution

Extinction Event Brought Closer to Resolution

An updated study from MIT brings us closer to solving the largest extinction event of our planet’s history.

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Finding Meaning in Gravitational Waves

Finding Meaning in Gravitational Waves

This week’s discovery at the South Pole has allowed us to plumb the depths of time and learn more about the universe’s origins than ever before.

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REVIEW: The Demon-Haunted World

REVIEW: The Demon-Haunted World

Carl Sagan’s passion for science and skepticism is alive and well in this rallying call to future generations.

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REVIEW: The Man From St. Petersburg

REVIEW: The Man From St. Petersburg

International intrigue is on the loose again in this fast-paced novel set in the lead-up to World War I.

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New Poll on Evolution Acceptance Finds Troubling Trend

New Poll on Evolution Acceptance Finds Troubling Trend

The latest Pew poll finds that more conservatives than ever reject evolution.

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