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What mindfulness gurus won’t tell you: meditation has a dark side

We never intended to be the Richard Dawkins of mindfulness — but, because of our book, we seem to have started a public debate about its downsides nonetheless.<p>Our approach was to go through almost half a century of scientific evidence and tease out fact from fiction when it comes to beliefs about …

Mindfulness

New Mathematical Model Maps The Expansion of The Early Universe Better Than Ever Before

This is where we came from.<p>Physicists in Switzerland are using new code called 'gevolution' together with Einstein's theory of general relativity to …

Dark Matter

I've spent my career studying bad habits. Here's what I've learned about breaking them. - Vox

Let's face reality: Change is hard! Look at change rates for people with heart issues who are told by their doctors that they are seriously at risk of dying if they do not change their habits. These patients know exactly what they need to do: eat a more wholesome, lower-calorie diet, exercise more, …

Self-improvement

These New Quantum Dot Crystals Could Replace Silicon in Super-Fast, Next-Gen Computers

Bring it on.<p>Solid, crystalline structures of incredibly tiny particles known as quantum dots have been developed by engineers in the US, and they're …

Quantum Physics

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person?

Up to 20% of the population are considered to be ‘highly sensitive.’ High sensitivity isn’t a psychological weakness, but is an innate trait…the …

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.<p>We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by ― and that may be negatively affecting our health.<p>In fact, a 2011 World …

Mindfulness and Chronic Pain

We tend to think that mindfulness meditation is a prescription for the treatment of stress. However, a new study has shown that as little as eight …

5 Things That Could Tell Others A Lot About Your Personality Secrets

Sometimes we tend to judge people by their attitude rather than getting to know the person. Each of us also has our own unique threshold for …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Why Mistakes Are Often Repeated

Several recent studies show how the brain fails to learn from past experience, dooming us to relive our errors.<p>If there’s anything that stings more than wasting good money on a subpar outing, it’s doing so repeatedly—but still, the depths of TripAdvisor teem with accounts of mistakes that were made …

50 Extraordinary Photos From One Year in Space

Some 340 days ago, astronaut Scott Kelly arrived at the International Space Station to begin his 11-month mission to explore and help document the effects of longterm spaceflight on the human body. For nearly a year, Kelly has shared his days through some of the most astounding photos of our solar …

Why People Love Bass

The beat drops and people start nodding their heads. It's a common behavior, so it's easy to disregard. But the reasons why humans respond to a killer beat aren't necessarily obvious.

The Brain Hack That Could Kill Your Procrastination

Recent research suggests we can artificially create motivation with a combination of psyching ourselves up and an fMRI scanner.<p>We can psych ourselves up and try to get motivated all we want, but it's often easier said than done. But recent research suggests that it can be scientifically crafted. …