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For the First Time, Ancient Egyptian Texts Available in Rare English Translations

While the ancient texts of Roman and Greek authors are still well-known and read today, few outside of those who study Egyptology have ever read the …

Anthropocene: What is the next epoch and has Planet Earth entered it?

What is the Anthropocene?<p>It is a period of geological time that some scientists believe should be formally declared because of the extraordinary …

Earth Science

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Nobel Prize

30 Powerful Habits That Encourage Happiness and Mental Strength

Practice any one of these and you'll notice a difference within 90 days.<p><i>What have you tried for 30 days that changed everything? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Leary, Psychotherapist</b> …

Timeless tips for “simple sabotage” from the CIA

In 1944, the OSS (the precursor to the CIA) produced a document called the Simple Sabotage Field Manual. It was designed to be used by agents in the …

Join the Army and Choose Whichever God You Like

Every August, the oldest synagogue in the United States celebrates the fact that George Washington hated tolerance.<p>In 1790, a couple of months after Rhode Island became the last state to ratify the Constitution, Moses Seixas of Touro Synagogue in Newport wrote his president a nice note about what a …

How Japanese and Mexican American farm workers formed an alliance that made history

Berry season is waning, but the harvest hasn't always been so sweet for the migrant workers who pick the fruit in fields across the United States. A conflict between Mexican migrant workers and the Japanese American family-owned Sakuma Brothers berry farm in Washington state shows just how thorny …

Washington State

These Surreal Ancient Alchemy Manuscripts Are Terrifyingly Cool

Behold, the weird and wonderful world of alchemy.<p>Elixirs of immortality, transmutation, and the philosopher's stone. Today, the most famed pursuits of ancient alchemy are seen as mythological quests, and it's easy to forget that "black magic" once paved the way for modern science.<p>Alchemy, or the …

Naming America’s Own Genocide

This spring, the US Congress passed a unanimous resolution condemning ISIS for its genocide against Yazidis, Christians, and Shiites. “Naming these …

With a touch of sunlight, this tiny device kills 99.999 percent of bacteria

Water is our most precious resource. We may take this for granted, in developed regions but some 2.8 billion people around the world are affected by …

Bitcoin Mining

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an action-oriented form of psychosocial therapy that assumes that maladaptive, or faulty, thinking patterns …

Protein variations could provide explanation as to why some brain tissues are vulnerable and help predict an individual’s risk of developing the disease<p>Scientists say that they have discovered a possible explanation for how Alzheimer’s disease spreads in the brain.<p>Alzheimer’s is linked to a buildup …

Dementia

How Mental Illness Can Lead to Overspending and Poverty

A "frictionless" cash system is creating the perfect shitstorm for people with money trouble. It's making people ill—and it's making ill people poorer.<p>Illustration by Marta Parszeniew<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>It's never been easier to spend money. You may never touch hard cash before …

Imaginative Illustration Series

Originaire de Hong Kong, Peony Yip est une illustratrice qui travaille sous le mystérieux nom de <i>White Deer</i>. Et c’est d’une manière aussi mystérieuse …

Mexican History, Culture, and Consciousness in the Chicano Novel

BECAUSE A 1,954-mile stretch of land connects the US to Mexico, and because two-thirds of the Latino population in the US claim a Mexican heritage, …

How Focusing On Your Mind And Body Can Be The Best Antidepressant

Eat well, feel well, be well<p>Two years ago, it made sense, to put it lightly, for me to go on antidepressants. I was in a rut, a miserable hole of self-loathing darkness with a sprinkling of social anxiety, and so my therapist suggested Wellbutrin. It helped; it gave me just enough energy to face …

Fitness

Scientists Find 97 Never-Before-Seen Regions of the Brain

In this age of hoverboards and 3-D-printed food, you might think scientists would have no trouble understanding our internal organs. In fact, our …

Beyond organic at Miracle Farms in St-Anicet: Permaculture transforms an apple orchard into an oasis

When biologist Stefan Sobkowiak took over the orchard in St-Anicet in 1993, there were very few birds.<p>His commercial apple orchard in the Montérégie …

#21DaysOfSummerMindfulness Challenge -Day 14- Developing Mindfulness in Children

As you will remember, mindfulness is about focusing on the present moment. Children and adults alike can find this purposeful focus extremely …

Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Other Species from Killer Whales?

It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best …

Animals

How the Immune System Controls Social Behavior

Researchers have found a new mechanism that could explain the link between social dysfunction and immune dysfunction.<p>More and more, we are discovering that the mind and the body are not separate. The brain is not just an ivory tower that sends orders from on high to a body that just does what it’s …

Neuroscience

Neuroscientists and Philosophers Debate Reality and Sensory Perception

You <b>might not think</b> there’d be much <b>overlap</b> between <b>neuroscience</b> and <b>philosophy</b>, but that’s not what philosopher <b>Alva Noë</b> sees. Where philosophers have …

You Need To Hear This Powerful Poem On Mental Illness

Wow.<p>This is one creative way to be a mental health advocate.<p>After being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, a serious mental illness that causes manic episodes and periods of depression, poet Yashi Brown decided to educate everyone about her condition through her art. She wrote a powerful poem …

Tiziana Life Sciences says prevalence of centenarians in Ogliastra region of Italian island is almost 50 times that of UK or US<p>A British biotech company hopes a genetic study of a population in eastern Sardinia with an unusually high number of centenarians could help to develop new drugs and …

Life Sciences

The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

Who can resist the romanticism of self-taught achievers? They didn't need school. They didn't need "the system." They needed only their passion and …

Best Plan For Autism Starts With Behavioral Therapy

Although there is no cure for autism, various interventions can help diminish the symptoms, sometimes profoundly. Since both social and communication differences are part of the diagnosis, behavioral and speech language therapy are typically the foundation of intervention. But one challenge in …

Could We One Day Heal The Mind By Taking Control Of Our Dreams?

About 50 per cent of us will at some point in our lives experience “waking up” and being conscious while still in a dream – possibly, we may even be …

An Expert Flipper’s Guide to Making Money Flea Market Flipping

To my friends I’m known as the ‘go-to’ guy for deals. When anyone is looking to buy something at a discounted price, they ask me if I already own it, …

Laying Bare the Bones of Ancient Maya Society

Much is known about Maya kings, lords and priests. Gaps remain, but we have long had some idea of how they lived. But what about the majority—the …

Why knowing your genetic data can be a tricky proposition

GRAPHIC<p>Personal genome sequencing may be the next great technology frontier in public health—but how do patients feel about knowing, sharing and …

Molecular Biology