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The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

Science and Sensationalism: Is Japan’s Fuji in a “Critical State” for an Eruption? | Science Blogs

Author: Erik Klemetti. Erik Klemetti Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.22.14.<p>Time of Publication: 3:05 pm. 3:05 pm<p>Sometimes, it’s the sales pitch that …

New drug to prevent Alzheimer's disease enters trial

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The day her mother put a plastic food container in the oven and heated it up was the day Elizabeth Miller knew the elderly woman's increasingly frequent lapses in judgment had progressed to something much worse.<p>Alzheimer's disease stole her mother, an artist who worked as a …

Researchers Reveal Why Giant Black Hole's 'Galactic Fireworks' Were A Flop

Nothing. Nada. Zilch. That’s what astronomers saw this spring when they trained their telescopes on the giant black hole at the Milky Way’s center, hoping to see galactic fireworks as a huge gas cloud smashed into it.<p>A team of astronomers now says that it has an explanation for the lack of …

Japan's prime minister wants to host the first 'robot Olympics' in 2020

Tokyo is already the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, so why not add nonhuman machines to the mix?<p>For as long as there have been robots, humans have wanted to thrust them into battle. Now Japan's prime minister wants to take that idea to the largest stage possible. Speaking to reporters last …

Fund a hoverbike, get a quadcopter

Three years ago, engineer Chris Malloy unveiled his Hoverbike: a twin-bladed 'copter that, he claimed, could reach speeds of 173mph (278.4kph) and was built to withstand altitudes of 10,000ft (3km). Understandably, this has been taking quite some time to refine for the consumer market; but Malloy …