Kristin Kennedy Anderson

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Earth - The birds that fear death

Crows are known to behave strangely around their dead: they gather around and squawk loudly nearby.<p>The idea that it is part of some sort of ritual funeral has often been proposed.<p>But what they are actually doing has largely remained a mystery, as scientists had little to rely on except anecdotal …

Is sensory deprivation the key to relaxation? My test in a float tank

A few months ago, a mysterious new business opened in my neighborhood: a “flotation therapy center” offering one-hour sessions in sensory deprivation tanks.<p><i>“Aren’t you curious?”</i> beckoned the sandwich board from the sidewalk, as did the eerie blue light that glowed from the second-story …

Meditation

Buddhism and Grief: Where It Gets Tricky

<i>(I spent the winter of 2012 in silence on a self-guided retreat at the Forest Refuge, a Buddhist meditation center in rural Massachusetts. This twice-monthly blog, which begins with this installment, explores daily life in the silence, and how intensive retreats offer a compass for everyday …

Cherokee blood: Why do so many Americans believe they have Cherokee ancestry?

“I cannot say when I first heard of my Indian blood, but as a boy I heard it spoken of in a general way,” Charles Phelps, a resident of Winston-Salem …

Audubon Launches First Ever Free and Complete Field Guide App for North American Birds

NEW YORK (October 1, 2015)—The National Audubon Society has released an updated Audubon Birds Pro mobile app available via iTunes, Google Play and …

Whisper it: Quiet wind power with a revolutionary design

<i>In this special Cleantech Innovation Series sponsored by Autodesk you’ll hear unique insights from a number of entrepreneurs, start-ups and</i> …

Renewable Energy