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Research Finds The Best Way To Get Rid of Migraines

A fascinating new piece of research has been released which may change the way we consider medication, meditation and even spirituality.<p>Migraines are …

Meditation

Infoporn: the most Shazamed songs – tracked by the second

<b>Click here to explore the graphic above in more detail</b><p>Don't recognise any of these tracks? Never mind, neither do the people in this dataset. They're …

These Closest-Ever Images of Jupiter Are "Like Nothing We Have Seen Before", Says NASA

Out of this world.<p>NASA just shared the most detailed images of Jupiter that humanity has ever seen, and no one was prepared for how unique the …

Astronomy

Upgrading to iPhone 7? You need to trade-in your old iPhone NOW

Can old iPhones increase in value, or still be worth money even if they're broken? Yes - and it's a great idea to make cash from yours before the new …

I've used a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes daily for the past 8 months, and now I can't imagine my life without it

Ever since I decided to try out the guided-meditation app Headspace last December after hearing about it on Tim Ferriss' podcast, I've been much more aware of my thoughts and emotions, and with a few exceptions (including a rough day at the airport) I've been much calmer and more collected in times …

Meditation

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit<p>Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth …

An Observation of a Buddhist American

<i>Image Source: Wikipedia.com</i><p>Americans interested in the popular fad of Buddhism that's been sweeping the States recently are probably familiar with the numerous blogs and books of authors whom you could say are "American Buddhists".<p>For the purposes of this article, and for simplicity, let's define …

Curing Bedroom Boredom With Oceana Strachan & Yume Magazine

The talented people at Yume Magazine have delivered yet again, something that we keep saying and we’re sure we’ll keep saying well into the future at …

Norovirus and the anatomy of a scientific discovery

The process of scientific discovery is far from mysterious, even if it is often more convoluted than you might imagine<p>“A virus,” wrote the celebrated immunologist Peter Medawar, “is a piece of bad news wrapped in protein.”<p>The bad news from norovirus, one of the main preoccupations of my research …

Biology

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

3 Pranayama Breathing Techniques for Beginners

<i>Pranayama</i> is a yogic discipline with origins in Ancient India. It is the fourth limb of the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras …

Yoga

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

11 Novels So Amazing, You Can't Tell What Genre They Are

Some of the most powerful reading experiences are the ones that refuse to fit into just one pigeonhole. They defy categorization, because they’re …

No trace of Nazi gold train in Poland, say geology experts

Geologists have said that technical examinations of the alleged "Nazi gold" train site show no evidence of its existence. The announcement follows a …

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

American Philosophy

Watch the stunning footage taken by photographers who climbed Rio’s 125-feet tall Christ the Redeemer Statue

Breathtaking film taken by Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov as they scaled the iconic Rio de Janeiro statue in May has been released<p>The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is one of world’s most famous landmarks and a fresh challenge for two Russian photographers, Vadim Makhorov, 26, …

Brazil

What Is Your Mindfulness Personality Type?

If you told me that I had the personality of a sea slug, would I fire you for insulting me, or would I promote you to head of marketing because you demonstrated that you really know how humans think and behave?<p>Single celled organisms like protozoa have simple, binary mechanisms for survival: they …

Grimsby trailer: Rebel Wilson and Sacha Baron Cohen introduce Mark Strong to Lincolnshire

Even while his new film, Grimsby, was being filmed, Sacha Baron Cohen caused controversy with irate local councils. Judging by the trailer, that's not going to go away any time soon.<p>The Borat and Ali G comedian has adopted a new disguise for the spy spoof film: that of Norman 'Nobby' Grimsby, a …

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Happiness

The Secret Formula For Professional Public Speaking Happiness

As I wind down the year, and I talk to client, friends, and fellow travelers in the speaking business, I hear common complaints about what makes their lives miserable as speakers. None of these are particularly unique to 2015 – the miseries of the speaking business are the same year in and year out.<p>…

Public Speaking

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

Space Travel

Here's Proof Mindfulness Can Transform Your Life

Think of it as a workout for your mind.<p>The term "mindfulness" can scare people off. But the truth is, the practice could be your greatest superpower.<p>The basic premise of mindfulness is possessing an awareness of your thoughts, which, when you think about it, is a very useful tool. Next time you …

‘Simply don't know where they are’: 14,000 illegal migrants vanish, Swedish police say

About 14,000 illegal migrants, who were awaiting deportation, simply disappeared off the radar, Swedish police told local media, adding they “don’t …

North Africa

What I Learned from 10 Days of Silence

Meditate much?Health is about far more than food. If you’ve spent any time poking around Summer Tomato you likely already know everything you need to …

Meditation

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite sex? Maybe you need to embrace your dark side, according to a new study that shows people with certain …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'The delusion is thinking that SpaceX is going to lead the space frontier'

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the most ubiquitous presence in popular science these days. Coming off of a successful reboot of Carl Sagan's <i>Cosmos</i>, he started a new television show (called <i>StarTalk</i>, based on a long time radio show and podcast of his), he hosts panels and Pluto brunches at the Hayden …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

New research may draw a 'curtain of fire' on dinosaur extinction theory

New research may draw a 'curtain of fire' on dinosaur extinction theory

Research