Alecu Urzica

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Astronomy

What Is Mindfulness and How Does It Work?

It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the …

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

Dreams decoded: 6 answers to the mysteries of the sleeping mind

Dreams are so strange and carry so much significance to us that we often feel the need to tell people about them, sometimes at tedious length. But if …

Neutrinos Suggest Solution to Mystery of Universe’s Existence

Updated results from a Japanese neutrino experiment continue to reveal an inconsistency in the way that matter and antimatter behave.<p>From above, you …

Account Suspended

You Can Become Highly Productive If You Start Keeping a 'Defensible Calendar'

High performance executives are masters of their priorities and schedule; here's how they do it.<p>Most executives I work with who struggle with productivity complain that their schedules are overloaded and they can't "find" the time to work on their key priorities. They show me calendars which are …

Time Management

Want to Invest in Crypto? Here's A Crash Course.

by Kristin Houser July 18, 2017 Future Society 51172<p>A Major Return on Investment<p>When the first cryptocurrency was developed in 2009, it could be had …

Cryptocurrency

Scientists Just Presented New Evidence That Supports Planet Nine's Existence

A New Perspective<p>In 2016, one decade after Pluto was downgraded to the status of dwarf planet, Caltech researchers proposed the existence of a new …

James Webb Space Telescope

There's A New Way to Use Meditation to Reshape Your Brain

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Learn machine learning concepts in this 10-course bundle (​ZDNet Academy)

Explore a new tech frontier for under $40.<p>In addition to powerful statistical analysis, machine learning has made it possible for computers to …

Machine Learning

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen by 2045

by Dom Galeon and Christianna Reedy October 5, 2017 Future Society 253187<p>Kurzweil’s Predictions<p>Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering, is a …

Singularity

How Mindfulness Makes Us Happier & Better Able to Meet Life’s Challenges: Two Animated Primers Explain

The West has very rich contemplative tradition. Monastics of the early Christian church practiced forms of meditation that have been adopted by many …

Things Are Super Weird Right Now, But It's Not a Glitch in The Matrix, Says Harvard Physicist

If only we were stuck in beta.<p>If the past 12 months have you feeling like you're stuck in the beta version of some giant, buggy simulation, we're …

Singularity

Can't Get Yourself Out Of Bed? Here Are 5 Things You Can Still Do.

One of my favorite parts of every day is when I turn off my alarm, grab my dogs and cuddle with them in bed for as long as I can possibly get away …

Productivity

You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years

Life is short. Youth is finite. You have every opportunity to make the most of the life you have right now. Your choices today will determine the …

1940s modernist gem in Brazil gets gorgeous restoration and expansion

An oasis in the middle of the city<p>This modernist gem in São Paulo, Brazil was originally designed in the late 1940s by Zenon Lotufo and recently underwent a ravishing renovation that includes an upper addition. With pristine white surfaces accented by luxuriant wood in parts, and windows covered in …

Retreat in Finca Aguy

Made to maximize new landscape experiences, Retreat in Finca Aguy was prefab-born in a factory near Montevideo and transported 200km to its final destination in Pueblo Edén on the edge of an olive field. Perfect combination of industry and landscape: new kinds of landscapes deserve new ways of …

How to Choose the Best Bathroom Sink for Your Space

Decorator Thom Filicia talks the pros and cons of the most popular styles<p>A bathroom sink is so much more than a functional necessity. It’s a serious design statement, with the power to define the look and feel of your space. Whether you’re searching for something spare and sculptural or sleek and …

Get Ready for Apartment Envy

It’s hard to look at this flat and not be jealous of the people who get to call it home! Titled “33 Kinds of Joys of Life”, it’s the latest work from …

Interior Design

A Quest For Simplicity Ends With The Perfect Retirement Home

Not all quests belong in the fantasy world. Some are as real as they can get. For architects, each project is a new quest, a new challenge and an …

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to Tile Backsplashes

Tile backsplashes, of course, are lovely, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more …

These 50 profound quotes from Buddha will change the way you spend your life

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<p>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

The 20-minute workout to lose weight and torch fat

You may think you’d be better off with an hour-long workout—or at least 45 minutes. But here’s the reality: being tight on time can actually make you</i> …

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

<b>“I acknowledge my own worth. My confidence is growing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Sometimes I feel like a spider whose web is repeatedly torn down. I plan something …