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How to Meditate

Learning <i>how to meditate</i> will open the door to your inner sanctuary and bring peace of mind. It can help you deal with the ebb and flow of life, …

Every time we feel like we’ve finally wrapped our heads around the awesomeness of cephalopods, they go and do something that makes them seem even more amazing still. Today we learned that the southern sand octopus (Octopus kaurna) can hide itself from nosy visitors or potential predators by creating its own quicksand and disappearing into the ocean floor. Unlike many octopus species, the southern sand octopus cannot camouflage itself, so it’s developed a method for swiftly hiding instead. This behavior was first spotted by scientists from the University of Melbourne during a night dive in 2008: After the researchers shined a light on the octopus, it began to shoot jets of water into the sand below, creating a pit of quicksand. Research on this response—the first time a cephalopod has been seen forming a complete burrow—has just been published in the journal Behaviour. Jasper Montana, of the University of Melbourne, told New Scientist, “It actually was a pocket—like a space that the octopus could sit within. So it was a true burrow.” The process of creating this burrow required the octopus to use its arms to create a “chimney” to breathe through. It then solidified the walls of the chamber with a layer of mucus. Watch this video to see the southern sand octopus showing off its clever disappearing trick: [via mental_floss]

Every time we feel like we’ve finally wrapped our heads around the awesomeness of cephalopods, they go and do something that makes them seem even …

How Pixar Changed All The Rules To Make The Good Dinosaur A Stunning Masterpiece

Pixar’s new movie <i>The Good Dinosaur</i> takes place in a bizarre alternate history—what if the dinosaurs weren’t wiped out 65 million years ago? But the …

Animation

AM - New images of Pluto taken by New Horizons probe reveal water and blue sky 09/10/2015

BRENDAN TREMBATH: Blue skies and plenty of water.<p>They are some of the latest discoveries revealed by NASA's New Horizons research team which has just …

17 Micropoems To Give Your Soul A Lift In No Time

Take a Twitter poetry break in honor of National Poetry Day!<p>Poetry, unlike most forms of writing, isn't typically defined by its length. Sure, there are haikus and epics, but the essential joy of poetry -- its celebration of the beauty of language -- has no minimum word count.<p>Which makes it perfect …

This map shows the most popular slang word in every state

First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words that are in one way or another associated with a particular state. That got us off to a coruscant start (linguists!).<p>Next we researched online message board discussions about zany terms that have gained popularity …

Carnegie Mellon University

How to Design a Backyard Forest Garden - Organic Gardening

-Advertisement-<p>Learn how to design a lush forest garden right in your backyard with seven layers of vegetation including tall trees, low trees, …

Setting aside half the Earth for ‘rewilding’: the rational argument for extreme conservation

A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his proposal to set aside half the Earth for the preservation of biodiversity.<p>The famous biologist and naturalist would do this by …

10 Bizarre Warplanes Of World War II

War creates an urgency unmatched during peacetime. As countries compete to create the next great weapon, engineers sometimes resort to unconventional …

What Eating Organic Food Does for the World

<i>by guest blogger Lisa Bunin, PhD, organic policy director, Center for Food Safety</i><p>Sure, I eat organic food because I think it's healthier for me than food grown with synthetic, toxic agrochemicals or food that's been genetically engineered or injected with growth hormones. But equally important to …

60-Second Yoga Fix: Triangle Pose

You're flowing through vinyasa class, moving to the rhythm of your breath, lengthening and strengthening your entire body with each pose. But in the …

How to get quality sleep like a professional athlete

<i>This is the fifth of a nine-part print and online series looking at the science of sleep and the vital role of sleep in maintaining overall health.</i><p>One of the truisms of being a professional athlete is the constant travel. East Coast. West Coast. Late-night games and overnight flights. There is no …

Poetry Writing

Most people go through life using language haphazardly. That’s how we get words like irregardless, which has the exact same meaning as regardless. …

Creative Writing

94-year-old's memories of World War II in Singapore will give you chills

Singaporean Redditor WWIIGPA held an AMA session with his 94-year-old grandfather on Sunday evening in which he talked about his experiences during …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts

If you aren't excited for the film adaptation of "The Martian," a bestselling sci-fi novel by Andy Weir, this new video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson may do the trick.<p>Complete with epic music, stunning animations, and poetic narration from Tyson, it's clear the team behind the upcoming movie created …

What the animal world would look like if humans never existed

If humans never existed, lions, saber–tooth tigers, 330–pound beavers and house-sized armadillos would be walking around Texas right now. A new study from researchers at Aarhus University demonstrates what the world would look like for mammals if the most destructive super predator of them all —</i> …

A Relaxing Yoga Sequence You Can Do In Bed

I love to sleep. My life encourages me to burn bright most of the time, so I fully embrace rest whenever I can take it. Though sleep isn't the only …

Here Is Why "How to Write" Is Much More Important than "What to Write"

It’s hard enough to find the motivation to work. When you have to worry about concentration and creativity on top of that, things can get pretty …

Writing a fantasy novel: 34 must-visit websites

Writing a fantasy novel involves many considerations: Worldbuilding, avoiding clichés of the genre, using popular elements such as magic originally …

Creative Writing

Physics Doesn’t Negotiate

Notes on the dangerous difference between science and political science<p>President Obama is visiting Alaska this week — a territory changing as rapidly …

67,000 people have already signed up for this one-time opportunity from NASA

Calling space fans worldwide: Now is your chance to participate in NASA's human 'Journey to Mars' initiative and NASA's next robotic mission to Mars - the InSight lander launching to the Red Planet next spring.<p>InSight's science goal is totally unique - to "listen to the heart of Mars to find the …

100 Cameras Given To London's Homeless, This Is The Stunning Result

Since 2012, Cafe Art a UK based initiative has been giving the homeless free cameras to help them document and express themselves through the art of …

How Donald Duck helped win Second World War – and beat Mickey to the job

A new documentary is to explore how Disney favourite Donald helped the Allies win the Second World War<p>He has entertained generations of children with his adorable features and distinctive voice, but few will recall Donald Duck as the face of wartime America.<p>A new documentary is to explore not just …