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The art of augmented reality is very real (video)

But few people realise that not only is augmented reality a technology breakthrough, it is a seismic breakthrough in how we could potentially enjoy a …

Hubble sees monstrous cloud boomerang back to our galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope astronomers are finding that the old adage “what goes up must come down” even applies to an immense cloud of hydrogen gas …

Researchers Are One Step Closer to Mind Reading in Real Time

Analyzing brain waves transmitted via electrodes, lets researchers see what the person is perceiving.<p>Researchers have moved a step closer to reading people's minds.<p>In a study published Thursday in the journal <i>Plos Computational Biology</i>, researchers from the US used computational software to decode …

How to Stop Thinking During Meditation: 10 Tips to Calm in 10 Minutes

Have you tried meditation only to get frustrated because you can't stop thinking or worrying?<p>Maybe you worry so much that you feel more stressed after meditation than when you began! If you struggle with constant thoughts during meditation, don't give up yet!<p><b>With these 10 tips, you'll get calm,</b> …

The ‘Same God’ Debate Is Too Important to Leave to Philosophers

By now many readers have heard about Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins, who wore a hijab to show solidarity with Muslims and whose future …

Nanodevice, build thyself

As we continue to shrink electronic components, top-down manufacturing methods begin to approach a physical limit at the nanoscale. Rather than …

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

Chances are good that most folks are still a little hungover from all the lightsaber fights, superhero flights of fancy, Western revivals and "bear …

The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God

Nietzsche is famous for saying that God is dead, but news of The Almighty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some of the most …

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12 Holiday Gift Ideas That Are Certain To Inspire

Gifts for people who'd rather be present than get presents.<p>Is there a person you know who needs to be reminded of how beautiful life can be?<p>HuffPost Religion's 2015 gift guide is full of presents for people who are searching for something bigger than an ordinary gift, something more immaterial. …

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Ghostly ships filled with bodies arrive on Japan's shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> An unsettling mystery has washed up on Japan's shores.<p>Over the past two months, at least 12 wooden boats have been found adrift or on the coast, carrying chilling cargo -- the decaying bodies of 22 people, police and Japan's coast guard said.<p>All the bodies were "partially skeletonized" -- …

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained

On Friday, the New York Times Magazine decided to tweet this for some reason:<p>Given certain assumptions, this isn't a hard question. Assume that going back in time merely eliminates Hitler, and that the sole effect of that is that the Nazi Party lacks a charismatic leader and never takes power in …

Apple pulls hundreds of apps that collected personal data

Apple recently suffered a rare breakdown of its App Store review policies. Because of that lapse, a couple hundred apps that used private APIs to collect personal information from users made its way into the App Store -- but Apple has confirmed that it pulled the offending apps. Analytics service …

Meditation is everywhere: on holiday packages, in clinics and in workplaces. But the backlash, questioning whether and why it works, misses the point<p>Each week my group meditation class grows. New faces arrive, mostly young women in their 20s whose refrain is the same: they can’t sleep properly at …

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Incredible Images Of The Mysterious Dogon Tribe

The Dogon are an indigenous tribe located in a region of Mali, south of the Sahara Dessert of Africa. They are a reclusive tribe of people with an …

Arctic 'Doomsday Vault' opens to retrieve vital seeds for Syria

<b>Svalbard, Norway (CNN) —</b> Humanity has had to cash in on its insurance policy earlier than expected.<p>Deep in the side of a mountain in the Arctic archipelago is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.<p>Known as the "Doomsday Vault," this seed bank -- operated by the Norwegian government and containing a seed …

Here's the real reason artificial intelligence could be a threat

Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk are just a few notable people who have warned about the perilous consequences associated with developing AI systems.<p>"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race," Hawking cautioned last year.<p>Musk …

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

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Living in Presence With Your Emotional Pain Body

There is such a thing as old emotional pain living inside you. It is an accumulation of painful life experience that was not fully faced and accepted in the moment it arose. It leaves behind an energy form of emotional pain. It comes together with other energy forms from other instances, and so …

10-Day Meditation Retreat: Why you have to try this!

In a nutshell, a meditation retreat is spending 10-days (sometimes more sometimes less) at a secluded location designed solely for one thing – …

Anti-Muslim Buddhist group moves toward Myanmar's mainstream | Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Swathed in crimson robes, 77-year-old Ashin Tilawkar Biwonsa shuffles through a crowded conference room with the help of an aide, his supporters standing in respect as he takes a seat at the head of a table under a portrait of his own image.<p>Ashin Tilawkar Biwonsa (C), 77, Ma Ba …

Thais and Dolls: American Toys, Blessed by Buddhist Monks, Bring Good Luck

Adults in Thailand carry blinged-out dolls for good fortune; ‘Richie’ and ‘Diamond’ help sell handbags<p>BANGKOK—For years, Thais have turned to talismans to bring them good luck. Adults, both male and female, often carry them around.<p>Even if they take the form of toy dolls.<p>Many people here, both rich …