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Three baby planets hanging around a star discovered by astronomers

Finding young planets in our galaxy is still very much at the forefront of science.<p>But with the help of the world's most expensive ground-based …

Earth - How cancer was created by evolution

Will we ever win the "war on cancer"?<p>The latest figures show just how distant a prospect victory is right now. In the US, the lifetime risk of developing cancer is 42% in men and 38% in women, according to the American Cancer Society. The figures are even worse in the UK. According to Cancer …

Cancer

I Tried Virtual Reality Meditation Inside a Marijuana Grow Tent

Virtual reality designers Flattsitter and poet Noah Falck take Moogfest attendees into higher states of consciousness.<p>The great promise of virtual reality is that it will take you to other places and let you feel new things. With rare exceptions, this isn’t exactly happening, especially with …

Consume responsible amounts of marijuana with a Keurig for weed

Just when you thought you had run out of ways to consume marijuana, in comes something newer and weirder.<p>CannaKorp has unveiled a new vaporizer, the …

8 Everyday Activities That Increase Your Mental Health

Which of these uncomplicated activities to you do most days?Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are:• The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and …

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Sensationalistic LSD Findings In Perspective

Despite recent news coverage, the first acid brain scans fall short of explaining the most profound aspects of tripping<p>Last week, the scientific …

15 Lucid Dreaming Facts That Will Make You Question Reality

Are you sure you aren't dreaming right now?

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Here's how you can lucid dream

To the unfamiliar, lucid dreaming might sound like a parlor trick. But the ability to recognize and control your own dreams is far from a trick for many. It is a documented phenomenon with a number of potential benefits: Studies suggest that practicing it can improve recall and problem-solving …

Science Proves Your Brain Recognizes the Reality of God, Researchers Say

By Nigel Boys<p>Apparently confirming what the Bible says in Romans 1:20, that since creation, God’s invisible qualities have been clearly seen and …

The Brain

How Mindful Meditation Can Actually Change Your Brain

You may have heard Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katy Perry talk about "mindfulness meditation," but new research has found it's not just a celebrity buzzword.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> discovered that mindfulness meditation, which focuses on breathing and …

Mindfulness

Age When Marijuana Use Starts Impacts Brain Development Differently

A new study shows that the age at which an adolescent starts using marijuana affects which parts of the brain will be affected.<p>Researchers at the …

The Relationship between Science and Spirituality

<b>This article was an original essay written for Sutra Journal</b><p><i>Dr. Fritjof Capra is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of many international</i> …

Consciousness

The Number One Secret to Superhuman Willpower

10 years ago, the scientific and journalistic world was telling you your self-esteem was the most important thing for your success and happiness. All …

Fasting

What If Your Anxiety or Depression Is Actually "DDD"?

An increasingly common psychological disorder called depersonalization may be going undiagnosed.<p>There are many analogies Sandy Gale uses to describe her affliction: It's as if she is separated from others by an invisible barrier, as though her "self" doesn't completely fill out her skin, or that …

Depression

Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body review – can illness be ‘all in your head’?

There are certain kinds of illnesses that seem to cause great distress to doctors; and there are certain kinds of patients that medicine seems almost incapable of helping. It can seem to some people that doctors are almost hostile to them. We often read in illness memoirs of doctors who have been …

How to Use Meditation to Understand Death and Deal With Grief

While we welcome a birth with great festivity, death is often less celebratory. Acknowledging death is more uncomfortable than talking about birth. We hear about death everyday, whether it's on the news or within our own social circles. Even though we avoid thinking about it, death can happen at …

Scientists Discover a Key Mechanism That Could Prevent Alzheimer's-Related Memory Loss

It's about blocking the right proteins at the right time.<p>We're seeing some exciting progress being made in the fight against neurodegenerative …

Hawking’s latest black-hole paper splits physicists

Almost a month after Stephen Hawking and his colleagues posted a paper about black holes online1, physicists still cannot agree on what it means.<p>Some …

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

How to build a relationship with yourself to live the life you love

<i>Chandresh Bhardwaj Meditating - photo taken by Melly Lee</i><p>If you've been following me, you know that I emphasize the benefits of networking and cultivating authentic and strategic relationships with others. I know that every person we meet is an ocean of opportunities, knowledge and resources we can …

Watch This Robot Solve a Rubik’s Cube in Less Than 2 Seconds

The machine unscrambled the puzzle in less than 2 seconds.<p>Your fastest Rubik's Cube solving time could never stand up to this new puzzle-solving machine.<p>Jay Flatland and Paul Rose uploaded a video to YouTube this month showing off their new robot, which unscrambles a Rubik's Cube in the blink of an …

This week in patents: Google cleans seawater with wind, NASA upgrades the Mars Rover and more

NASA has patented a rover that looks and moves like the jelly monster Blobby from Hotel Transylvania.<p>The rover is essentially a bladder filled with a fluid containing shape memory polymers. The bladder is covered with an outer layer that bladder from dirt or debris of the surface or surrounding …

Engineering

Lucid dreams are key to understanding consciousness

Flickr Creative Commons/Moyan Brenn<p>We spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that’s 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the perceptions and emotions we experience in our dreams, we are not conscious in the same way as when we’re awake. This explains why we can’t …

Consciousness

Lucid Dreaming May Help Us Unravel the Mysteries of Consciousness

<b>Dan Denis, a PhD student from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Psychology, comments on how studying dreams could pave the way for new</b> …

The ‘silencing of Christians’ in the public sector

Christianity being subtly ‘squeezed out’ of public life by Civil service culture where officials keep their faith a virtual secret, reveals former top Whitehall Mandarin<p>Christianity is being subtly “silenced” within the public sector in the UK because of a civil service culture which treats …

Stephen Batchelor Talks Buddhism in a “Secular Age”

Once an ordained monk, the author’s latest work focuses on bringing Buddhist teachings into the 21st century.<p>What is Buddhism? It’s a simple question, but an unanswerable one, at least on a frozen, bite-size, media-ready level. It’s a question not unlike the koan that <b>Stephen Batchelor</b> pondered back …

'Dante's Inferno': Officer gives terrifying first account of police assault on Bataclan attackers

"There were dozens of bodies lying on top of each other on the ground, the dead, the injured, the survivors who were pretending to be dead,” officer says<p>• Cameron to make case for Syria military action as EU troops could be sent to France - latest news<p>Terrorists holding 20 people hostage in the …

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an ‘existential crisis’<p>Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance …