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The 5 Most Interesting Things We Learned From Astronaut Scott Kelly's AMA

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on Saturday hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” live chat, answering a wide range of questions from fans who were curious …

Space Exploration

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,”</i> French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his 1929 meditation on our paradoxical experience of time, <i>“we would</i> …

Is mindfulness making us ill?

It’s the relaxation technique of choice, popular with employers and even the NHS. But some have found it can have unexpected effects<p>I am sitting in a circle in a grey, corporate room with 10 housing association employees – administrators, security guards, cleaners – eyes darting about nervously. We …

Mindfulness

Quantum Links in Time and Space May Form the Universe's Foundation

In November, construction workers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came across a time capsule 942 years too soon. Buried in 1957 and …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Happiness

Ask Ethan: Is The Universe Itself Alive?

You’ve seen the analogies before: how atoms are like solar systems, how the large-scale structure of the Universe are like neurons in a human brain, and how there’s the interesting coincidence that the number of stars in a galaxy, galaxies in the Universe, atoms in a cell, and cells in a living …

Consciousness

What You Should Know About the Possible New Planet in Our Solar System

Straight from the mouths of the researchers, here's a good primer to why we think there's a ninth planet, and how astronomers might find it.<p>There's a good chance there's a ninth planet in a far flung orbit at the outskirts of our solar system. A series of solar system objects with unusual orbits …