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South Korea and Japan settle agreement on wartime Korean sex slaves

South Korea and Japan have reached a landmark agreement on the latter's wartime sex slaves. The issue of "comfort women" - Koreans forced to work in …

The CRISPR/Cas9 system for plant genome editing and beyond • Review article

Biotechnology Advances, Volume 33, Issue 1, Pages 41-52 | Bortesi, L.; Fischer, R.

Dell put a security hole in your laptop: here's how to fix it

Dell has admitted that several models of recently shipped computers contain a serious security vulnerability of its own making. The computer giant …

Winter on the Great Wall in China: Pictures

The Dalai Lama says praying to God or governments won’t help solve problems behind Paris attacks

<b>The Dalai Lama has said prayer will not solve the issues surrounding the Paris attacks.</b><p>His view may come as a surprise not only to those who have …

Paris Attacks

Nigerian professor claims to have solved 156 year old maths problem

Dr Opeyemi Enoch believes he has solved one of the seven millennium problems in mathematics<p>A Nigerian professor has claimed to have solved a maths conundrum that had stumped scholars for more than 150 years.<p>Dr Opeyemi Enoch, from the Federal University in the ancient city of Oye Ekiti, believes he …

Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

If your goal is to create a stable food supply on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter, one path to steady, environmentally friendly and …

The Cluster at the Edge of the Universe

I love it when a piece of news comes out that ties in so neatly with a recent episode of Crash Course Astronomy: Hard on the heels of my talking …

5400mph winds discovered hurtling around planet outside solar system

Winds of over 2km per second have been discovered flowing around planet outside of the Earth’s solar system, new research has found.<p>The University of …

10 Almost Effortless Ways To Bring Good Vibes Into Your Life

I used to view my spirituality as a quirky, weird secret that I had to hide. Today, with the rise of mainstream yoga, crystal jewelry, mass …

The Leonid Meteor Shower Is Tonight and Here's How to Watch It

The Leonids are tonight! Should you watch? Oh, yes. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor shower tonight—along with something strangely …

Meteor Showers

Michigan 'unmistakable' in amazing photo from space

From up above and in the middle of the night, the Mitten state looks pretty amazing.<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a photo Monday morning of the Great Lakes region from about 250 miles up -- aboard the International Space Station.<p>Kelly, 51, has been aboard the International Space Station since …

Shakespeare cocktails are nerdy treats for your next book club

LONDON — Never mind wine pairing, here’s one drink combo that won't disappoint: Shakespeare and cocktails. Cocktails have definitely got strong game …

Geek

7 Secrets To Knowing Your Higher Self

bodymindsoulspirit | December 13, 2017 | 1 Comment<p>by Asoka Selvarajah, PhD.,<p>Each of us is connected with the Divine. The Higher Self within us far …

Six Gifts That Will Take a Music Fan to Their Happy Place

Is there a hardcore music fan you need to unload some holiday cheer at? Don’t buy them music! Mistake! Buy them gear to help them enjoy the music …

Headphones

Dalai Lama: Humans Created Terrorism, So Stop Praying To God For A Solution

This is a problem created by mankind, the Dalai Lama said, and God's not going to fix it.<p>Prayer alone will not be enough to stem terrorist attacks like the shootings and bombings last week that devastated Paris and shocked the world, the Dalai Lama said.<p>The Buddhist spiritual leader from Tibet said …

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

Apply now for the job of the future: “Robot helper,” a human who serves robot needs

Robots’ abilities are largely determined by what they’re programmed to do. But once the code is written and the machine is up and running, artificially intelligent machines (AIs) can learn from experience and from the humans around them.<p>Which means that, as AIs take on a growing role in the …

This Smart Glove Speeds Rehabilitation Of Stroke Patients

A Korean health tech company, Neofect, has created a smart rehabilitation solution for stroke patients who need to learn how to reuse their hands. The glove is designed to induce neural plasticity in the patient through specific and customized exercises with gamification.<p>According to a 2014 study …

How to Listen to Your Body (and Become Happy Again)

<b>“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of</b> <b>gratitude to the whole cosmos—</b><b>the trees, the clouds, everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>It’s embarrassing, …

Walmart’s Use of Sci-fi Tech To Spot Shoplifters Raises Privacy Questions

In the old days, when a store caught someone stealing, a detective would march the thief to a backroom and take his picture with a Polaroid camera. …

They want kids to be robots: Meet the new education craze designed to distract you from overtesting

<b>(NI QIN via iStock)</b><p>“Reformers” talk about mindfulness as if it’s an answer, not just another way to sneak corporate culture in schools<p>David Forbes<p>November 8, 2015 4:59pm (UTC)<p>From inner-city classrooms to wealthy boarding schools the mindfulness juggernaut has hit education. A recent Atlantic …

Einstein on Buddhism

Dear friends around the world, I came across this interesting article recently and thought that it’d be nice to share it on my blog. People would …

Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high

UN experts urge immediate action to cut emissions as CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are on track to hit historic high, up 43% on pre-industrial times<p>The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a …

World Meteorological Organization

“Busy” people are actually not that productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Being busy has somehow become a badge of honor. The prevailing notion is that if you aren’t super busy, you aren’t important or hard working. The truth is, busyness makes you <i>less</i> productive.<p>When we think of a super busy person, we …

‘Muslims are dangerous’: Myanmar Buddhist monks threaten democracy with support for anti-Muslim laws

YANGON, Myanmar – More than 10,000 Buddhist monks and nuns rallied recently to celebrate Myanmar’s restrictive new race and religion laws, packing …

The White House Is Prepping For a Huge Solar Storm That Could Kick Us Back Into The Dark Ages

Here's the plan.<p>For our electronic way of life, the Sun is a formidable foe, and the White House is taking protective action against it. On October …

Hillary Clinton proposes loosening restrictions on marijuana

<b>Orangeburg, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton proposed loosening restrictions on marijuana in South Carolina on Saturday, telling a largely African-American audience that she would like to reschedule the drug in order to spur research.<p>"What I do want is for us to support research into medical …