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The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress

First, the bad news: your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your life. Up to 70 percent of teens say they're stressed out, and with …

Comet 67P atmosphere contains chemicals of life, Rosetta mission finds

Discovery of amino acid glycine in gas and dust cloud adds weight to the idea that comets crashing to Earth could have brought chemicals crucial to life<p>Scientists on the Rosetta mission have found building blocks for life in the cloud of gas and dust around the icy body known as comet 67P. The …

How Did That Pesky Virus End Up in Our DNA?

Dendogram of endogenous retroviruses. Source: Wikipedia.<p>Two weeks ago I discussed a PNAS paper that reported the discovery of a new class of viruses, called pithoviruses, found in a layer of Siberian permafrost. In their paper [1], the researchers conclude:<p>"Our results further substantiate the …

Biology

10 Nifty Home Office Ideas from Milan 2016

Many of us fail to notice the versatility of the modern home office, as well as the ways it can enhance the quality of your life. <b>Modern home offices</b> …

NASA Will Try To Inflate Space Habitat Again On Saturday

The first attempt to blow up the BEAM module did not work<p>After Thursday's attempt to inflate an expandable habitat fell a little flat, NASA will try again on Saturday.<p>The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) flew to the International Space Station packed up in the trunk of a Dragon capsule and …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Scientists finally know what stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe

The khan's ruthless tactics and loyal horde swept across Asia. One territory after another fell under the overwhelming force of the Mongol Empire, which would eventually stretch from the eastern shores of China. A series of successful forays in Hungary and Poland made even Europe seem within reach …

World History