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Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism - The Atlantic

Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice meditation? In a new book titled <i>Beyond the Self</i>, two friends—Matthieu Ricard, who left a …

Meditation

Small star has storm like Jupiter’s

While planets in our solar system are known to have long-lasting storms, stars – until now – aren’t. This star storm has lasted at least two …

Highest-Res Pluto Images Reveal A Complex, Beautiful World

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how difficult it can be to focus on science when the world is tearing itself apart. As this latest terrible chapter is being written into the already overwhelming history of violence on Earth, I worry I might find myself seeking solace from that post’s optimism more …

Solar System

The Wine Guide For People Who Can Never Remember Anything About Wine

<i>Caldera is the newest bottle from Bellus Wines, with a label designed by Cherry Bombe creative director Claudia Wu. A portion of its sales benefit the environmental nonprofit Earth Justice.(Photo: Chad Silver)</i><p><i>By Jordan Salcito as told to Catie L'Heureux</i><p>Choosing which wine to buy for a party depends …

Worms (And Germs) May Be The Answer To Preventing Allergies

Researchers have found helminths and gut bacteria work together to prevent allergies<p>For more than half a century, the focus of an allergic response has been the antibody, Immunoglobulin E (IgE). Upon identification of an allergen, IgE sends signals to the rest of the immune system leading to …

Biology

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Time Travel

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

Microsoft’s new app translates 50 languages on your watch

Microsoft has launched Translator, a new Android and iOS app that translates your text or speech input into 50 different languages. In addition to your mobile devices, Translator works with Apple Watch and Android Wear gear too.<p>The app features a clean interface that displays your translated text …

Language Learning

This black hole outgrew its galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a gigantic black hole – among the most massive black holes ever found – inside a normal-sized galaxy.<p>Astronomers have …

Universe

This 'tediously accurate' map of the Solar System puts the space into space

In the words of Douglas Adams, space is big. How big? "Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." Peanuts indeed, but peanuts worth considering — especially …

15 of the best new and updated Android apps from May 2015

It’s been a busy month for Android apps, with news from big names – Periscope from Twitter lading on the platform for the first time and notable updates to Flickr’s mobile apps.<p>Then, of course, there’s the black-and-white photography app Lenka, and an overhauled version of QuizUp.<p>All you need to do …

Apps

Can Mars One colonise the red planet?

When Nasa’s first rover set down on the surface of Mars in 1997, its streamed colour images caused an early internet sensation. After centuries of dreaming, here we were, at eye level to our closest potentially habitable neighbour, and the sight was as bleakly majestic as we could have imagined: a …

Mars

Why did men stop wearing high heels, anyway?

You have probably heard by now that a woman wearing flat shoes—albeit, flats with rhinestones—was turned away from the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this week, due to inappropriate footwear. It seems this happened to a handful of women above the age of 50 (who knew they were even <i>allowed</i> at …

High Heels

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

June 2015

Diversity

Watch a moon shadow on Jupiter

This composite represents an hour of Jupiter-watching. Watch a moon shadow on Jupiter’s face, and see how far the Great Red Spot moves in that …

These bladeless wind turbines shake to generate electricity

Farms dotted with the gigantic spinning blades of wind turbines have become a standard sight on long-distance road trips, but what if there was another way to capture energy from the wind? A startup out of Spain is working on that very idea. The company's called Vortex Bladeless, and its turbines …

Wide-area networking startup CloudGenix raises $25M

CloudGenix, a Silicon Valley startup with software for managing networks across multiple data centers, today announced a $25 million funding round, which allows the startup to spend more on sales and product development.<p>CloudGenix came out of stealth mode in April 2014. A competitor, Viptela, came …

Spectacular Milky Way Awes Photographers

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

NASA Spacecraft to Impact Planet Mercury on Thursday

Astronomy

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Space Ventures Will Spawn First Trillionaire

A passion for exploration is the fuel to an innovative economy, says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.<p>In an interview with CNBC's On the Money, the host of the new National Geographic Channel show StarTalk — based on Tyson's podcast and Sirius XM radio show of the same name — described the …

Obama Administration

Surprising new study suggests that flying may be greener than driving

If you want to live a green and energy conscious lifestyle, then the travel or transportation choices you make are crucial. That’s because travel uses a great deal more energy than, say, spending time at home, or cleaning, or eating.<p>So what should you do when Thanksgiving is coming, and you’ve got …

USDOT

The Apple Watch Sport Only Costs $83.70 To Make

The Apple Watch may cost consumers anywhere from $349 to $17,000 depending on how much gold they want, and it looks like Apple will be making a nice margin off the new product.<p>In a teardown of a 38mm Apple Watch Sport, the research firm IHS said it costs an estimated $83.70 to build. That’s only …

Apple Watch

The Beauty and Grandeur of Opera Houses Around the World

For centuries, opera houses have stood as the symbol of a nation's wealth and grandeur. David Leventi celebrates these cultural landmarks by photographing the interiors of world-famous opera houses around the globe, capturing the spectacular architecture and ornate decor of vast halls in Budapest, …

Buenos Aires

US aviation authority: Boeing 787 bug could cause 'loss of control'

The US air safety authority has issued a warning and maintenance order over a software bug that causes a complete electric shutdown of Boeing’s 787 and potentially “loss of control” of the aircraft.<p>In the latest of a long line of problems plaguing Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which saw the company’s …

Aviation

Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

Vaccines don't always make it into the people who need them the most. Many require a syringe and a needle to enter the bloodstream and create immunity. And that means a doctor or nurse has to do the job.<p>But with if a vaccine could be delivered by simply applying a patch?That's Mark Prausnitz's …

Public Health

Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO, Dies Unexpectedly

Silicon Valley and the wider world of technology are mourning the very sudden death of Dave Goldberg, a long time entrepreneur and investor, CEO of SurveyMonkey, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, father and friend to many. The news was made public earlier today in a Facebook post from his …

The 15 best smartphones in the world

Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy right now in the U.S. (based on factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price), including approximate unsubsidized cost.