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Win a Huckberry Explorers Grant, Go on an Adventure of a Lifetime

Huckberry is a website that sells outdoor and adventure travel gear. It was founded back in 2011 by two friends who wanted to shift their careers …

Google creates a cloud-based machine learning platform that everyone can use

Google this week announced a new cloud-based Machine Learning platform for developers or businesses that’ll allow users to access the company’s …

Machine Learning

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Neurology

19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

~Spring~ into reading a new book!

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

Vegan Peanut, Sweet Potato, and Kale Soup With Coconut Recipe

The version of West African groundnut soup I ate in my youth was a thick, peanut-packed broth made with chicken, spices, and tomatoes, but recipes for <i>maafe</i> (as it's called in Mali) vary hugely. I'm taking that as free license to stray as far from tradition as I'd like, so this recipe takes a quick …

Recipes

The Mind-Melting Psychedelic Illustrations of Christophe Gilland

Artist Christophe Gilland is an Irish-born Czech-Canadian Fench Citizen. Working in the mediums of ink, watercolor and graphite, he manages to create …

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'What Is Not Yours' Is Flawless

Most writers would give everything they own to have just one masterpiece to their name. British author Helen Oyeyemi is barely 31, and she already has at least three of them. That includes her last two novels, <i>Mr. Fox</i> and <i>Boy, Snow, Bird</i>, both of which received extensive critical acclaim in the U.S. …

Books

DIY Concrete Lets You Channel Your Inner Sculptor

Legendary designer Fu-Tung Cheng wants you to get your hands dirty<p>Cheng has spent his entire career bringing concrete into the spotlight. He doesn’t see the material as purely functional, instead, it’s often front and center in his work as an artistic feature, natural flaws and all. After mastering …

New Mathematical Model Maps The Expansion of The Early Universe Better Than Ever Before

This is where we came from.<p>Physicists in Switzerland are using new code called 'gevolution' together with Einstein's theory of general relativity to …

Dark Matter

This Virtual Reality Slaughterhouse Could Turn You Vegetarian

A simulated factory farm tour from animal welfare group Animal Equality is traveling the UK to test the meat-eating resolve of anyone willing to strap on the goggles.<p>Bleeding animal carcasses, piglets torn from their mothers, and the harrowing squeals of pigs being led to slaughter could be coming …

Good Writing Is the Hardest Form of Thinking

Good writing is the hardest form of thinking. It involves the agony of turning profoundly difficult thoughts into lucid form, then forcing them into …

The Most Devastating Quake In US History Is Headed for Portland

The chances of a 9.0 earthquake slamming the Pacific Northwest are disturbingly high. Introducing a novel way to engage the threat: reported science fiction.<p><i>This week's Terraform is something special: It's a hybrid format, what we've taken to calling "reported science fiction"—a deeply researched,</i> …

Mughal India ~ The Biggest Holocaust in World History

[<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>Sikhism believes in defence of all people including themselves. This article is not meant to single out any religion but tyranny</i> …

25 books that will stick with you and blow your mind

The best books have the potential to stick with you long after you've finished them. Some can even affect how you look at the world.<p>We've put …

Literature

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a rocket tonight followed by another epic rocket landing attempt — here's how to watch live

SpaceX on Flickr<p>Thursday's launch was postponed. Learn more here.<p>SpaceX was scheduled to launch an 11,750-pound satellite into space on Wednesday, but dodgy weather got in the way.<p>The next launch attempt is scheduled for Thursday evening.<p>The launch window — a carefully calibrated time when the …

Look At This Amazing Cat Who Goes On Adventures

This is a truly magnificent cat.

26 years ago, Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our planet

As NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft was about to leave our Solar System in 1989, Sagan, who was a member of the mission's imaging team, pleaded with officials to turn the camera around to take one last look back at Earth before the spaceship left our solar system.<p>The resulting image, with the Earth as a …

Why is China’s greatest novel virtually unknown in the west?

Dream of the Red Chamber is a masterpiece that has been called the ‘book of the millennium’ and it is high time it receives the attention it deserves<p>When I was a graduate student in Oxford many years ago I shared a house with a brilliant German sinologist who used to push translations my way, …

China

Bouquet - The Open-Source Analytics Toolbox

<b>Bouquet</b> was born from a simple idea: provide a powerful analytics toolbox that’s flexible and open source. Over the years, an open-source …

The Herbs I Use To Manage Insomnia & Anxiety (After 12 Years On A Prescription Cocktail)

Nearly 7 in 10 (70 percent) of Americans are on some kind of prescription drug, and many are on two or more. This is the highest number in …

Mental Health

Check out Fluance's new insane-looking beast of a Bluetooth speaker

The Fluance Fi70 is being billed as the first speaker to house dual 8-inch woofers. It's a sculpted 81-pound monster.<p>Canadian audio company Fluance, known for making high-performing speakers at modest prices, has something new and slightly unusual for sale: the giant $500 Fi70 Bluetooth speaker. …

Harvard Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy on Mastering the Antidote to Anxiety, Self-Consciousness, and Impostor Syndrome

“Before we even show up at the doorstep of an opportunity, we are teeming with dread and anxiety, borrowing trouble from a future that hasn’t yet unfolded.”<p><i>“We know that we live in contradiction,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his magnificent meditation on strength of character, <i>“but we also know that we</i> …

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

Narcissism

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time

Robert McCrum launches the Observer’s definitive 100 works of nonfiction – key texts in English that have shaped our literary culture and made us who we are<p>Another book list? Yes and no. When we completed our 100 best novels in the English language last August, you did not have to be one of its …

Literature

One Scientist Claims to have Found the Solution to Sleep Paralysis

<i>[Hi, Van Winkle's readers! Woolly is a curious exploration of comfort, wellness, and modern life — published and emotionally supported by Casper.</i> …

Meditation of Orgasm | goop

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

Meditation

Let’s Discuss Narcissism: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Good Morning Dr. Ramani Durvasula! First, I’d like to introduce you to our readers, then talk about how narcissism intersects with bipolar disorder, …

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