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Benefits Of Qigong

Taoist Yoga Meets Modern Science<p>The ancient practice of Qigong (life-force cultivation) – a form of Taoist Yoga – has numerous benefits. These …

Qigong

How Algae Can Help Sweden Eliminate Carbon Emissions

By Avery Friedman<p>Algae is often considered a nuisance, but for Sweden, the rapidly growing sea plant is now an asset.<p>As the Scandinavian country …

5 Habits That Improve your Mental State, Motivation and Productivity

Most entrepreneurs have an intuitive understanding that mental health is important to the success of their business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lonely, difficult journey. You're running your own business and dealing with the fact that your …

New evidence that all stars are born in pairs

Did our sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago?<p>Almost certainly yes—though not an identical twin. And so did every other sunlike star …

New research may resolve a climate ‘conundrum’ across the history of human civilization | Dana Nuccitelli

The new study also confirms the planet is warming 20 times faster than Earth’s fastest natural climate change<p>Earth’s last ice age ended about 12,000 years ago. The warmer and more stable climate that followed allowed for the development of agriculture and the rise of human civilization. This …

'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.<p>The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for …

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Hawaii is the first US state to turn the Paris agreement climate goals into official state policy

Hawaii didn’t waste any time.<p>“Climate change is real, regardless of what others may say,” David Ige, Hawaii’s governor, said Tuesday (June 6) just before he signed two bills that put the state in defiance of national policy.<p>The bills commit Hawaii to meeting the emissions goals the US originally …

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Scientists discover plants have 'brains' that decide when to sprout

Researchers are quickly learning that plants are far more complex than once thought. Not only has it been determined that plants are capable of …

Humanity is possibly 100,000 years older than we thought

The tiny proportion of the Earth's existence that has included humanity has just expanded a little, if geochronologist Rainer Grün's new findings are correct. Using a new state-of-the-art technique, he has dated fossilised Homo sapiens remains excavated from Jebel Irhoud, Morroco over the past few …

Breakthrough Research Has Made Synthetic Photosynthesis Possible

The Power of Supramolecules<p>Photosynthesis is one of nature’s most efficient phenomena: aside from providing much of the oxygen human beings need to …

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

But new evidence outlined in two papers published in the journal Nature challenges that hypothesis. Instead, the authors describe recently discovered remains that suggest the first Homo sapiens showed up more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought in a place many experts didn't suspect.<p>The …

Anthropology

Scientists defy Einstein's prediction and use relativity to measure a star's mass

Astronomers scanning the skies with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have pulled off a feat that even Albert Einstein had declared all but impossible: they've witnessed the subtle bending of one star's light by another star's gravity and used that distortion to measure a star's mass.<p>The findings, …

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There's Now More Evidence That We're All Living in a Giant Cosmic Void

So alone.<p>We now have even more evidence that our galaxy sits inside an enormous void, and it could help settle a disagreement over the rate at which …

The origins of the human spine might have just been found in a 3.3-million-year-old fossil

Recent analysis of a 3.3-million-year-old hominin fossil found back in 2000 has provided researchers with the most complete spinal column of any early human relative — and gives us a unique snapshot of a crucial transition point as our early ancestors evolved towards bipedalism.<p>According to the …

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Scientists Hope to Use Stem Cells to Reverse Death in Controversial Study

Back From The Dead<p>Researchers seem to be setting their sights on increasingly lofty goals when it comes to the human body – from the world’s first …

20 Uses for Baking Soda in Your Home, From Cleaning to Firefighting

A little box of baking soda goes a long way toward making your house look and smell fresh. While other multipurpose grime-fighters cost a pretty …

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An Additional Sixth Sense Has Been Detected on The Tongue

Can we taste water after all?<p>It's a question that goes back to Aristotle himself: Does water have a flavour, or is it devoid of taste?<p>For millennia, …

Apple's kid-friendly coding app can now bring toys to life

In 2014, Apple introduced a programming language called Swift that made waves in the developer community -- not just for its power and flexibility, but for how easy it is to learn. So easy, in fact, that Apple believes it could be anyone's first programming language. That's why it went ahead and …

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Type of Neuron

Meet the "neighbourhood cell".<p>A new type of neuron has been discovered in rats' brains by University of Amsterdam (UvA) researchers that plays a key …

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

How to take mindfulness on the road, with a walking meditation

So you’re sitting down to meditate, ready to find your Zen with your favorite app, a mindful group, or maybe even with the help of a hammock that’s …

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Nutrients, Hormones And 5 More Ways Blood Functions In Humans

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ray Schilling.</i><p>Blood has many functions.<p>Most of all, blood transports oxygen from the lungs to …

Drug Is First to Treat Cancer Based on Genetics, Not Location

<b>A change in how cancer is treated means more people will benefit from immunotherapy.</b><p>In a first for precision medicine, a cancer drug has won …

Ancient humans might have weathered the ice age and mass extinction in San Diego

The semi-arid climate was cooler, the now-dry landscape covered with expansive grasslands. Long before they were replaced with possums and rodents, this was the land of woolly mammoths and mastodons, whose main concerns probably would have been the five-foot-long dire wolves and saber-toothed cats …

Anthropology

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, what they didn't expect to …

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

Get ready because NOAA is predicting an above-average hurricane season

On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this …