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From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

Dollar Spikes To Highest Level Against Yen Since 2008

The Scottish vote for independence is sending shockwaves through the currency markets. And not just the British pound, because the Japanese yen just fell out of bed.<p>The yen has fallen to 109 against the US dollar, its lowest level since September 2008.<p>A report from Zero Hedge said that in addition …

British Pound

You Don't Have to Be a Genius to Work at Subway...

...but 59-year-old mathematician Yitang "Tom" Zhang is now living proof that a former Subway worker can be an official genius: He's one of the winners of the 2014 MacArthur Genius Grant. Curiously, five of this year's 21 awardees used mathematics or statistics in their work.<p>Zhang's unlikely …

Mathematics

The Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study

Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next!<p>“Monsanto’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals,” screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a …

Scottish referendum: Shares rise on 'No' vote as pound rally fades

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1109000/1109560_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522530269_e4fd48bc4925637979198fdedd5fb53a<p><b>Shares on the London stock market rose on Friday after Scotland voted against independence.</b><p>The FTSE 100 share index was up 0.27%, or 18 points, closing …

United Kingdom

What today’s Japanese RPGs can learn from SEGA’s Skies of Arcadia

If there’s one type of game that has struggled to find its footing in the modern era, it’s been the Japanese RPG. Looking at a console generation …

Facebook updates its algorithm (yet) again. Here’s what to expect.

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr/Paz.ca<p>It seems like Facebook’s favorite pastime is messing with its algorithm, to the terror of brands, media, …

Android L's newest security feature: out-of-the-box encryption

Apple isn't the only one that's making its software a lot more secure, and erm, fed-proof -- Google's upcoming Android platform will apparently be encrypted by default, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. The publication didn't clarify whether it's Android's full-disk encryption, which Google first …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 19 | 2003: Washington DC swept by hurricane

<b>2003: Washington DC swept by hurricane</b><p>A massive hurricane has swept through the area around Washington DC, the capital of the United States.<p>At least two deaths have already been attributed to the storm, known as Hurricane Isabel, since it hit the east coast late yesterday, wreaking widespread havoc …

Weather

Google Is a Necessary Evil

The growing European backlash against Google, reflected in the European Commission's rejection of the search giant's antitrust settlement and a …

President Obama is open to talking with Iran president, official says

President Obama would be open to a repeat of last year’s historic conversation with Iranian President<p>Hassan Rouhaniat next week’sUnited Nations General Assemblysession, a senior administration official said Thursday.<p>Though no meeting is scheduled during the annual gathering, "the president of the …