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Lana’s Sawshark

Range and Conservation<p>Lana’s sawshark has only been documented as occupying the waters around the Philippine Islands, though researchers think it's …

Daily Meditation: Holi

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features an exuberant song and dance for the Hindu holiday of Holi. This festival of …

Using Mantras to Create Our Life Dreams.

Five Steps to Creating a Mantra.<p>A mantra is a repeated thought, used to focus the mind.<p>It is classically used to help the mind during meditation, …

The True Believers

<b>Graeme Wood</b> writes for <i>The Atlantic,</i> where he covers a wide range of subjects, including education, science, books, and politics, and he has reported …

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

The Eiffel Tower now generates its own energy with wind turbines

The Eiffel Tower has gone <i>vert</i>.<p>After going nearly 30 years without a major upgrade, the iconic French tower has undergone a modern-day makeover, …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …