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The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Some first results from the new, higher-energy Large Hadron Collider

On 3 June this year, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN began delivering particle collisions at an energy 63% higher than previously achieved. This week in Vienna, first physics results were presented. Here are some highlights<p>The European Physical Society High Energy Physics conference is taking …

New Awe-Inspiring Sand Castles by Calvin Seibert

When summer is in full swing and it's perfect beach weather, artist Calvin Seibert allows his true talents to shine as an incredible sand sculptor. We've shared many of Seibert's creations over the years, and he's never disappointed us. The gifted artist continues to impress us with his expert …

Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

Underwater Plane Graveyard<p>For 70 years, World War II planes have been resting in peace at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Although divers have …

Scuba Diving

"This Bud's For You!" Not... Frank Zappa at home in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, 1968, on a shoot for a Rolling Stone cover story. #fotobaron #rollingstone #frankzappa #laurelcanyon #losangeles #therollingstoneyears #iconicimagesnet

Sphericam 2, a new 360º video camera for virtual reality

Panorama photographer Jeffrey Martin has entered the 360-degree video camera race with his Sphericam 2 and launched a Kickstarter campaign to help develop it. Many who shoot high-resolution 360-degree video have relied on a set of six GoPro cameras clustered in a cube. Martin’s camera is a …

Please Welcome Our New Contributing Writer: Photographer Sarah Ann Loreth

No doubt, you're probably already familiar with the name Sarah Ann Loreth. Throughout the seven years we've been around, we've featured her strong, conceptual photography countless times calling her images everything from “hauntingly engaging” to “mystifying” and “surreal.” In a new series called</i> …

How It Feels To Have An Anxiety Disorder Explained In 12 Self Portraits

Photographer Katie Joy Crawford has wrestled with anxiety disorder her entire life, which is why she was especially qualified to create this gripping …

It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

It's impolite to stare. But when it comes to severely injured soldiers, maybe we don't look enough; or maybe we'd rather not see wounded veterans at all.<p>That's the message you get from photographer David Jay's Unknown Soldier series. Jay spent three years taking portraits of veterans returning from …

Solar-Powered Ecocapsule Allows You to Live Off the Grid Anywhere in the World

Slovakia's Nice Architects recently revealed several exciting details about the Ecocapsule that will give you the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Ecocapsule is a micro-shelter that operates off-grid by using sustainable technology such as solar power, rainwater collection and filtration, …

A Tale of Four Supernovas

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Explosions are always messy, and this is especially true when combustion occurs on a cosmic scale.<p>In space, small, dead stars called white dwarfs occasionally blow themselves to smithereens, producing enough light to drown out entire galaxies. Astronomers use …

Adobe Illustrator Vs Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator Vs Photoshop explained in a minimalist visual design.<p>M.A. Kather, a Chennai, India based UX and UI designer has created this little …

Graphics

NASA's 10-Engine Electric Plane Takes Off and Lands Like a Helicopter

Innovation<p>NASA researchers took a rather unique prototype aircraft for a spin last week: Greased Lightning, a 10-engine electric plane with rotating wings that allow it to take off and land like a helicopter. Vertical take-off and landing aircraft, or VTOL, are not a new idea, but this particular …

Aviation

Custom diamond-studded Stratocaster guitar shines (pictures)

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams and lucid dreams. Let's look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming.<p>Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes …

Sleep Disorders

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes review – a state-of-the-art battle for supremacy

From its origins in Pierre Boulle's Swiftian 1963 novel <i>La Planète des singes</i> to this state-of-the art 21st-century 3D-CG cinema outing, the darkly satirical <i>Apes</i> saga has proved both resilient and flexible. Born amid the social upheavals of the late 60s and early 70s, the first cycle of five movies …

Hubble and Spitzer telescopes look deep into space to study early universe

Two venerable space telescopes, the Hubble and the Spitzer, have teamed up to study the very early universe, and here's what they see at the cosmic dawn: a wild and woolly party, with brilliant blue stars that aren't ready to settle down into anything so structured as a conventional spiral …

Microsoft's Twitter account: Don't use our e-mail

Sometimes, irony adorns Twitter like the sugar on a doughnut.<p>On Saturday morning, however, the Microsoft News Twitter account offered a curious instruction. It read: "Don't use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook),They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. #SEA …

Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner dreams of taking on James Bond franchise

Telltale Games co-founder Kevin Bruner would take on the James Bond franchise under the right circumstances, he told OXM.<p>The company CTO, whose studio is best known for its narrative-driven Walking Dead series, lamented the decisions made by other developers that have turned the James Bond …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

Frigid 'Polar Vortex' Cripples US for Second Straight Day

Deadly cold temperatures refused to loosen their grip on much of the country for a second straight day, spreading the bone-chilling weather this time …

Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs.<p>Super eruptions make those from normal volcanoes look like sputters of dust. They blast enough material into the …

Message in a bottle found 54 years later in Arctic

A message in a bottle, buried 54 years ago under a rock cairn in a remote Arctic valley on Canada's northernmost island, could well be the last written words from a promising young glaciologist and explorer from Pasadena.<p>The words from Paul T. Walker, penciled on July 10, 1959, were a simple …

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer