Alberto Villanueva

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Photos: Colombia’s “lost city of marijuana”

The jungle around Toribío in southwestern Colombia is filled with vast pot plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see. At night, the greenhouse lights glow like a sea of fluorescent plankton.<p>Colombia’s 50-year civil war devastated this region. Fighting between the Colombian army and the …

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

Samsung’s next wearable could be a smart contact lens called Gear Blink

Samsung has virtual reality covered with the Gear VR, but the Korean giant might have also plans to enter the world of augmented reality. However, …

Augmented Reality

White House Says It Will Cut Ebola Funding In Order To Address Zika

Top officials with the Obama administration said Wednesday that they'll redirect $589 million toward the Zika virus response. Most of that money was to be used to deal with Ebola virus.<p>Almost two months ago, the Obama administration requested $1.9 billion from Congress to respond to the Zika threat.<p>…

Controversial New Push to Tie Microbes to Alzheimer's Disease

<i>Editor's note: Neurobiologist Ruth Itzhaki has been working in this field for 20-to-25 years, so this article was updated to remove an incorrect</i> …

20 Muscle-Building Monkey Bar Exercises For a Killer Bodyweight Workout

They don’t call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym, says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

6 reasons Web developers need to learn JavaScript ES6 now

If you’re a developer, you’ve probably heard a little bit about ECMAScript 6 (ES6) already, though at first glance it might seem a little confusing. What it really boils down to is this: it’s the next version of JavaScript, which delivers new language features you’ll be able to use long-term.<p>ES6 …

JavaScript

Astronauts return to earth after year-long mission to see whether travel to Mars is possible

Scott Kelly, an identical twin, has landed back on Earth after a year in space testing the limits of human endurance - and exploring whether we will one day be able to reach Mars<p>An American astronaut who has spent almost a year in space has landed back on Earth at the end of a ground-breaking …

12 Powerful Mini Habits To Practice Daily – Be Yourself

1. Before you go to bed at night, tell your brain, “wake me up at __ a.m.”<p>Unless you got drunk the night before, you’ll likely start waking up right …

This New Experiment Will Allow Us to 'See' Quantum Entanglement With The Naked Eye

And it could allow us to quantum entangle two humans...<p>An experiment that would allow humans to directly perceive quantum entanglement for the first …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Beginner-Friendly Meditation Retreats in Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Settings

Meditation is taking hold of mainstream culture, whether it’s showing up in the form of new mindfulness apps or stylish studios like MNDFL in New York City or Unplug in Los Angeles. For those who are just starting to explore meditation or looking to focus their existing practice, longer, dedicated …

Meditation

Professor Reveals Major Moral Change That Is Unfolding ‘For the First Time in History’ — and Its Profound Impact on Biblical Values

Bruce Ashford, an author and the provost of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, believes that contemporary Christians find themselves living in an evolved culture — one in which their biblical values are no longer heralded.<p>“For the first time in history …

Study: Smoking pot doesn’t make you anxious or depressed

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>New research published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found that using marijuana as an adult is <i>not</i> associated with a variety of mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and bipolar …

Mental Health

Government Must Prepare for When Quantum Computers Can Crack Its Encryption

The agency says the government must develop encryption strong enough to survive a quantum attack.<p>US lawmakers including Senator John McCain and Dianne Feinstein are attempting to undermine technology companies' efforts to encrypt everyone's communications, citing dangers to law enforcement. But …

The first discovery of 2 colliding black holes just fundamentally changed our perception of the universe

On Thursday at a news conference in Washington, D.C., the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, made up of more than 1,000 scientists worldwide, publicly released results that had been secretly circulating among the scientific community for the past few weeks: the first detection of a phenomenon called …