Brittany Mutchek

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Researchers retrieve short film and a full operating system from strands of DNA

As humanity continues to hoard more and more information, we need to invest in alternative storage systems or else begin constructing buildings with …

Reality is Not What It Seems

This Sunday’s New York Times has a rather hostile review by Lisa Randall of Carlo Rovelli’s popular book Reality is Not What It Seems, which has …

A neuroscientist explains a concept at five different levels

Wired recently challenged neuroscientist Bobby Kasthuri to explain what a connectome is to people with five different levels of potential …

Don't expect a space race between SpaceX and NASA. They need each other

SpaceX, the upstart company, and NASA, the government agency, both have plans to venture to Mars and orbit the moon. But that doesn't mean they've launched a new space race.<p>In fact, NASA has long been SpaceX's most important customer, providing contracts to deliver cargo and eventually astronauts …

Space Travel

Moving Toward Understanding Consciousness

If you stop and think about it, the idea that you could understand a complex system by detailed description of one its parts is crazy on the face of it.<p>You are unlikely to get too much insight into the principles organizing flocking behavior in birds by confining your attention to what is going on …

Mobile Phone Screens Have Spawned 3 New Species Of Microbes

Scientists in Pune have identified three new species of microbes that flourished on mobile handsets. How grimy are the ubiquitous mobile phones? …

What Good Does ‘Junk DNA’ Do?

We are still to this day learning new information about our bodies and how they work. Scientists once thought that vast chunks of non-coding DNA was …

Good for Life? Megatelescope Will Probe Newfound Worlds' Atmospheres

Telescopes around the world (and orbiting it) have turned their gazes to the seven Earth-size planets of the TRAPPIST-1 star system — but it's an …

​DNA data storage landmark: Now it's 215 petabytes per gram or over 100 million movies

Synthetic DNA could be the answer to the world's accelerating data-storage needs, and now researchers have shown that it can have a much higher …

Surge in children being admitted to hospital for sleeping disorders with many kept awake by technology

Three times as many children under 14 are being admitted into hospital with sleeping disorders than ten years ago as technology keeps many awake at night.<p>Households where both parents work are also pushing bedtimes later, with a lack of sleep raising fears of poor school performance and later life …

This Is The Real Deal Of Being A Parent With High-Functioning Anxiety

People with high-functioning anxiety can hide it pretty well.<p>I should know. I’m one of them.<p>And I function pretty damn good, most of the time. In …

Mental Health

6 Tough Questions to Ask Yourself Before Medicating Your Child

The 1990’s saw a phenomenon unprecedented in the world, the widespread medicating of children for behavioral issues. We are still the leader of this …

STFU Parents: Funny Parents Making Life Bearable

Another week, another onslaught of anxiety-filled news. I don’t know about you guys, but waking up every day and reading headlines about families …

How to Make Sure Your Child Doesn't Need Adulting Classes

You have the power to raise adults, not just old children.<p>Keeping your brain young sounds fabulous. Having your life fall apart because you can't keep a budget is not so fabulous, so I read with fascination about an "Adulting School" in Maine that takes people who are chronologically already adults …

Cleaning

What it's like to live with with borderline personality disorder

19-year-old Nikki opens up about her experience with the condition<p>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is estimated to affect <b>around 700,000 people</b> …

Mental Health

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Translated and Explained - Chapter 15

"Who can wait in stillness while the mud settles?"<p>Tao Te Ching - Chapter 15<p>The Taoist Classic by Lao Tzu<br>Translated and Explained<p>15<p>Ancient masters of …

How to Center Yourself Within 60 Seconds

Looking back on the past 24 hours, were you mainly calm or reactive?As you worked, were you focused or scattered?In the evening, did you feel …

The Truth About Karma and How to Use it as a Guiding Force in Life

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. Some people think it’s almost fate. But have you ever stopped to think what Karma really means?<p>The truth is, …

5 Common Mistakes Spiritual People Make

<b>“I still have a long way to go, but I’m already so far from where I used to be, and I’m proud of that.” ~Unknown</b><p>Just like any student, I’ve made …

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder ofThe post Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head appeared first on iamwire.

I tried this trippy healing modality for mental clarity—and still can’t believe how it made me feel

A few years ago, a friend told me about an underground breathwork circle she’d attended in Venice Beach—back when breathwork outside of yoga studios</i> …

7 Mantras That Will Stop You From Taking Things Personally

It’s tough to be around people who believe that everything happening around them is a direct assault on them or is in some way all about them.<p>It may …

A Zen Master Explains the Real Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most of Us Get it Wrong

If you’ve ever read any Buddhist texts, then you’ve probably heard about detachment or letting go. It’s a powerful concept, but a lot of people tend …

7 Foolproof Ways To Find Your Zen In Times Of Uncertainty

We're facing a challenging period of transitions—internally, interpersonally, and for humanity. Everyone is feeling the energetic churning and …

Communing With Our Demons: Metaprogramming Automatic Thinking

<b>This is a guest post by Erick Godsey at Metaprogramming, a fantastic site that’s described as “Where Science and and Self-Development Take Psilocybin</b> …

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Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

Meditation

My battle with self-harm was never about ‘attention’ – here’s why the assumption needs to stop

<b>I have self-harm scars both on my arms and on my hips. Neither places are filled with scars caused by a ‘cry for attention’.</b><p>I started self-harming on …

15 Quotes From Zen Philosophy That Will Help You Find the Real You

One of the most intriguing philosophical questions to ask ourselves is “who am I?” We’ve probably all pondered this at some point in our lives.<p>It’s a …

Harming Behavior: Healing with Self-Care and Compassion

The phrase “self-harming behavior” may call up images of troubled teenagers with cuts on their arms. But self-injury can occur for people of any age, …