Nicolas Harms

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This Radical Approach to Meditation Even Works for Mindfulness Skeptics

For those who find mindfulness dull, Radical Meditation’s New York pop-up offers a more intense route to inner peace.<p>On the third floor of a SoHo …

Meditation

Harvard's new organic flow battery uses a long-lived recipe of Biblical proportions

Storing renewable energy is just as important as generating it, and flow batteries might be one of the most promising ways to do that. While there …

Clean Energy

The Large Hadron Collider Is Getting A Huge Power Boost

In 2008, outside Geneva, Switzerland, physicists turned on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator and most …

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

This amateur mathematician just made an enormous “lucky” breakthrough in solving the 60-year-old Hadwiger-Nelson problem

The breakthrough is the first time the problem’s answer has been narrowed down since last century<p>Some of the greatest mathematical minds have been …

Mathematics

Let's Fix Our Either-Or Thinking Problem for the Good of Evangelicalism

<i>“If we would just preach the word and lean on the Holy Spirit, we wouldn’t have to worry about ‘growing’ our churches…”</i><p><i>“God has called pastors to be</i> …

A librarian discovered the secret codes used by elderly library-goers

A librarian has given the Twittersphere an insight into the world of elderly library-goers and their mysterious ways.<p>Twitter user and library-worker …

Sinclair TV Anchor Suddenly Begins Reading News in Russian

AKRON, OHIO (The Borowitz Report)—Viewers of the Sinclair station in Akron were startled on Monday when a longtime news anchor, Carol Foyler, inexplicably began reading the evening news report in Russian.<p>Foyler, who is not of Russian heritage, greeted her audience with a hearty “<i>Zdravstvuyte</i>,” and …

Water might be the weirdest liquid in the universe, and now we know why

H2O might seem simple, but how it arranges itself is bizarre.<p>Water might seem ubiquitous and ordinary; it covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface, …

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital is good for peace. Britain should do so too

Following the United States’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded by saying that the Americans can no longer have “any role” in the peace process. In this country, too, the White House’s decision has been criticised by some MPs and in …

Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

It sounds like a joke, but, well — keep reading.<p>In December 2015, 64-year-old Daniel Rushing had just dropped off a friend at chemotherapy and was driving home an older woman from his church who worked at the 7-Eleven and would otherwise walk the 2 miles home.<p>As Rushing drove away from the …

Crime

The Power of Letting Go

I often ask my students, “What are you really hungry for now?” They don’t say French fries or more clothes. These are the common responses:• I want …

French Fries

The Language You Speak Can Change Your Perception of Time

It's all relative anyway.<p>Time seems to pass faster or slower depending on the language you speak, new research has revealed, because of the way your …

These solar panel window blinds generate energy while blocking rays

The blinds from SolarGaps offer a renter-friendly alternative to conventional panels<p>Window blinds block harsh sun from entering a room. Solar panels harness the sun’s rays to generate energy. With a new product from SolarGaps, those two functions are cleverly combined into solar-panel-window-blinds …

Kid genius brothers, 11 and 14, graduate high school and college this weekend

By Katie Mettler<p>, Reporter<p>Claretta Kimp wants you to understand this:<p>Yes, she gave birth to two child prodigies, and yes, they’re graduating from high school and college this weekend at ages 11 and 14, respectively. Carson, her oldest, is leaving Texas Christian University with a degree in physics …

High School

22 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks

What you think is reality is a lie. And we have the proof.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying …

4 Surprises in Bible Publishing

LightstockFor seven months now, I’ve been serving as the Bible and Reference Publisher for Broadman & Holman and overseeing the launch of the …

Theology

Ten Incredible Pictures That Showcase Astronomy's Future

A visible-light telescope can reveal incredible views of nebulae, thanks to multi-wavelength imaging and advanced camera technology.<p>But in order to view what happens inside, you have to go into space.<p>Visible light can reveal the wispy tendrils of evaporating gas, the presence of various elements …

Cosmology

Do We Really Need Musical Worship?

Qualified leaders should help God’s people come together to express his infinite value by lifting their voices and hearts in song.Listen Now

10 things we should all do every day to keep our brains sharp

Let's start giving our brains some TLC!<p>As we get older, it's easy for our brains to get rusty. That's why we want to know how to keep them healthy …

The Example of Jesus: A challenge to Christians in a politically divided nation

"Let him begin by treating the Patriotism or the Pacifism as a part of his religion. Then let him, under the influence of partisan spirit, come to regard it as the most important part. Then quietly and gradually nurse him on to the stage at which the religion becomes merely part of the 'Cause,' in …

Religion

600-Year-Old Starlight Bolsters Einstein's 'Spooky Action at a Distance'

A group of scientists has used starlight to test a feature of quantum mechanics that gave Albert Einstein the creeps.<p>Entanglement is what Einstein …

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Mindfulness meditation has become a staple among successful people — and it's surprisingly easy to learn

Meditation provides all sorts of benefits, so it's no wonder that it's become a favorite habit of tons of successful people. But if you're not familiar with it, the concept can be confusing.<p>Mindfulness meditation, one branch of the practice, might actually be easier than you thought. We made this …

Mindfulness

A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Humanity

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' …

20 Things To Avoid When Parenting A Teenager

As our children grow up everything, starts to change. No sooner do we start feeling confident that we have this 'parenting-lark' sussed - that the …

5 Things I Learned From Living Zero Waste

Five days, five ways to reduce waste<p>I grew up in a household where we preferred paper over plastic, always recycled, and even grew our own vegetables. (You could say our family was greener than most.) So it wasn't until college that I really began noticing how much waste we, as a society, …

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …