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More Evidence That Natural Plant Compound May Reduce Aging's Cognitive Effects

<i>Summary: Researchers from Salk Institute have found additional evidence that fisetin, a natural compound found in strawberries, could help to treat</i> …

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Science Fiction

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> …

Los Angeles

A Brief History of U.S. Army Sidearms

As long as soldiers have carried firearms on the battlefield, they've carried sidearms as a backup weapon or close-quarters option. In the earliest …

U.S. Army

A Very Clever Parrot Uses His Own Discarded Feather to Scratch the Back of His Head

In 2007, a 29-year old yellow-headed Amazon named Poncho gratefully accepted one of his own discarded feathers from his human Cheryl Rampton and …

Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America’s nuclear conscience.<p>At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize your attention about another …

Cold War

Photos: The hauntingly stoic vacancy of Civil War amputees

Damaged bodies, traumatized nation<p>The American Civil War was a brutal enterprise. 750,000 men lost their lives in four years, many by means more …

This Piece of Wisdom From a Zen Master Buddhist Will Change The Way You Treat Others…Forever

I’ve been sensing much divide ever since the election result last month. Hate is coming from all corners and I really don’t think it’s productive at …

Bionic legs and smart slacks: exoskeletons that could enhance us all

There are tantalising signs that as well as aiding rehabilitation, devices could soon help humans run faster and jump higher<p>Wearing an £80,000 exoskeleton, Sophie Morgan is half woman, half robot.<p>Beneath her feet are two metal plates, and at her hand a digital display, a joystick and, somewhat …

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

Neuroscience

Robotic Exoskeletons Are the New Wheelchairs

Exoskeletons are wearable robots designed to move or strengthen limbs. Already, lower-body models help paralysis patients in clinics around the …

A group of Google employees spent their '20% time' making Google Maps wheelchair-friendly

Google Maps is now wheelchair-friendly.<p>The wildly popular map app will now tell you whether locations are suitable for people with access needs — and it's thanks to a group of Googlers who worked on the feature in their "20% time."<p>It's a famous policy of the Californian search giant: Employees can …

Google Maps

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Watch this dollar-store knife get sharpened into a crazy-sharp blade

Top chefs know better than anyone the importance of a well-sharpened knife, their finely honed favorites able to slide effortlessly through a tomato …

This Tool Takes the Hassle Out of Starting a Campfire

The Sparkr and Sparkr Mini from Power Practical use plasma energy to quickly and easily start a campfire, anytime and anywhere.

Sony Gives Away 10% PlayStation Store Black Friday Discount Code

Cha-ching.<p>The PlayStation Store Black Friday sales have begun, and Sony has announced it is also offering a one-use-only 10% discount code to anyone …

The Secret Story Never Told - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

<i>Writer’s name withheld by request,<br>In5D.com</i><p>It’s been hidden from mankind forever and great lengths are still taken to keep it hidden from us.<p>This is …

FACT CHECK: Harvard Study Confirms Tibetan Monks Can Raise Body Temperature With Their Minds

CLAIM<p>A Harvard Study showed that Tibetan Monks can significantly raise the temperature of their fingers, toes and other extremities through …

Privacy experts fear Donald Trump running global surveillance network

Concerns raised that current US and UK surveillance system is ‘ripe for further abuse under an autocratic, power-obsessed president’<p>Privacy activists, human rights campaigners and former US security officials have expressed fears over the prospect of Donald Trump controlling the vast global US and …

Physicists discover humans have souls

Religion and science need not be at loggerheads for, once again, science discovered something Christians have long believed — that we each have a …

Physics

A peace primer: How to go deeper in prayer

Kathryn Jean Lopez talks to Dan Burke, author of a new book on the "journey into the heart of God"<p>“Prayer can be difficult. Prayer can be joyful. …

Matter Is No More Than Fluctuations In Vacuum

Scientists had been striving to explore what lies between planets, stars and galaxies and what medium electromagnetic waves propagate through. James …

Physics

9 Documentaries That Are Far Scarier Than Any Horror Film

<i>The Imposter</i><p>Embedded from www.youtube.com.<p>A 13-year-old boy goes missing in Texas and is found in Spain three years later with a thick French accent …

Horror