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Enormous extragalactic void is pushing on the Milky Way

The Milky Way galaxy is currently racing through space at about 2 million km/h (1.2 million mph), on a journey towards a gravitational anomaly known …

Nasa to visit mysterious metal asteroid which could be core of lost planet

Nasa has announced a new mission to visit a mysterious metal asteroid in the heart of the solar system which could be the core of a long lost planet.<p>The strange chunk of metal, named 16 Psyche, is made of iron and nickel, similar to the Earth’s core, and scientists think it could be the remnants of …

Here's the New Dark Matter-Free Theory of Gravity

Erik Verlinde has picked a fight with Einstein -- and could win.<p>The existence of dark matter is generally accepted by the sort of scientists who care …

It’s Not “All In How You Raise Them”: The Role Of Genetics In Behavior

If you’re a dog owner, I’m sure you’ve heard this refrain.<p>Conventional wisdom says that young puppies come to us as blank slates. Full of promise and …

Pets

From the 'Dark Ages' to Now ... Let's Start at the Very Beginning

I’ve been mulling over what to write for my initial post for <i>Multiple Sclerosis News Today</i>. I want to make a splash, to keep you interested and let …

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis drug 'a landmark'

<b>A drug that alters the immune system has been described as "big news" and a "landmark" in treating multiple sclerosis, doctors and charities say.</b><p>Trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest the drug can slow damage to the brain in two forms of MS.<p>Ocrelizumab is the first drug …

Chewbacca Sings a Touching Rendition of ‘Silent Night’ in His Native Shyriiwook Language

In honor of the holiday season and the release of <i>Rogue One</i>, the tough but lovable Chewbacca performed a touching rendition of the classic Christmas …

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

Being a stressed out mess is so last year.<p>These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a …

May Love be the Truth we Speak, not the Silence we Keep.

As I walk my path and go deeper within—peeling away layer after layer of my own bullsh*t, my own pain—a more authentic core-state, emerges.<p>My power …

Spirituality

The Scottish Brexit FAQ

We’ll be honest with you, readers, we’re not looking forward to 2017 one little bit. It’s going to be the most tedious year in Scottish politics …

This Millennial Might Be the New Einstein

One of the things the brilliant minds at MIT do — besides ponder the nature of the universe and build sci-fi gizmos, of course — is notarize aircraft …

The 6 Traits of Conscious Love.

<i>“Most people see the problem of love primarily as that of being loved, rather than that of loving, of one’s capacity to love.” ~ Erich Fromm.</i><p>My …

Relationships

So you want to build a Death Star? Here’s how to get started

<b>(Lucasfilm)</b><p>A space plasma physicist figured out what you might need to actually build the space craft. Hint: nuclear fusion<p>Martin Archer<p>December 18, 2016 10:58am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>I’m very excited about seeing "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which tells …

3 Simple Ways to Settle a Busy Mind

Settling the mind is not the same as silencing the mind. When we settle our mind we put our mental chatter aside—give it a rest, if you will—so that …

A Planet With Brains? The Peril And Potential Of Self-Aware Geological Change

Recent years have seen a vigorous debate over whether or not we have entered a new epoch of geologic time, the "Anthropocene," characterized by humanity as a new geologic force.<p>Much of this has centered over when this age began. Three candidates for this include: an "Early Anthropocene" many …

Consciousness

22 ways to be healthier with minimal effort

The new year is a common time to think about self-improvement.<p>Luckily, there are lots of ways to better your lifestyle without throwing your daily …

Nutrition

Here's how you can turn your toilet paper rolls into the most festive decorations in your house

We’ve discovered the best decorations for the holidays this year: your toilet paper rolls. Wait, back up. Say what? Yes. Toilet paper rolls. This DIY …

Crafting

Stephen Fry backs humanist funerals as '14 per cent of Britons say they want one'

Television presenter Stephen Fry has lent his voice to a new campaign promoting a humanist approach to life's big moments, like weddings, funerals …

Study: Alcohol amplifies aggression but cannabis diminishes it

Alcohol intoxication amplifies feelings of aggression while cannabis intoxication diminishes feelings of aggression, according to research published …

You Need a Beautiful Orrery in Your Life

These mechanical models of the solar system are stunning, and the perfect project for any ambitious maker.<p>Few things are as captivating as an orrery. First, the craftsmanship required to build these remarkable mechanical models is of the highest order. And like a globe, an orrery also serves a …

Best Therapy Dogs: More Than Just Play Fetch

«Happiness is a warm puppy.» – Charles Schulz<p>Dogs can address our needs for companionship and affection and they are considered as possibly the best …

The myths of growing old: You're not just 'aging' if this happens to you

"People have a perception, promulgated by our culture, that aging equals decline.<p>When Dr Christopher Callahan examines older patients, he often hears …

Euthanasia and palliative sedation are distinct concepts – intent matters

Debate over euthanasia in Australia has been renewed by the recently failed bill to legalise it in South Australia, and the Victorian government’s …