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November 2013

The Selfish Yogi and Eating Animals

This is the second of two posts exploring the yamas and niyamas as moral codes vs. practical steps. The object of this post is not to debate vegetarianism, but to show the dual motivations for vegetarianism offered in yogic texts. Please read the…

The Selfish Yogi (Or, Can Ayn Rand Do Yoga?)

by Jeff McMahon When I first encountered the yamas and niyamas, I took them as moral codes, a set of Thou Shalt Nots and Thou Shalts on the order of the Ten Commandments. But over the years I noticed that many teachers and texts describe the yamas…

New-Build Nuclear Is Dead: Morningstar

Nuclear reactors are not a viable source of new power in the West, Morningstar analysts conclude in a report this month to institutional investors.
Nuclear's "enormous costs, political and popular opposition, and regulatory uncertainty" render new…

DOE's Most Promising New Tech: Bioenergy

Bioenergy has shown the best results of the new energy technologies embraced by the Department of Energy in the last decade, the acting head of DOE's Office of Science said in Chicago Tuesday.
But even the most promising technologies have a long way…