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How Your Gut Bacteria May Be Thwarting Your Diet

As if changing dietary habits weren’t hard enough, it turns out there are other elements at play which slow things down: The microbes that live inside us. A new study in the journal <i>Cell Host & Microbe</i> offers some clues as to why it sometimes the body doesn’t seem to respond to changes in eating …

Holistic Medicine

Alan Watts on the most important realization you can come to about life

If you haven’t heard of Alan Watts, he was a famous philosopher, speaker and writer on mindfulness, Buddhism and eastern philosophy. Coming from …

Spirituality

5 Easy Ways To Incorporate Conscious Sexuality Into Your Life

The SFW guide so you can get NSFW later<p>A couple months ago, I traveled to Dorset, England, to participate in a conscious sexuality festival. I had never heard of the term before going. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew was what I gleaned from the website, which mentioned …

Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time

Theoretical physicists striving to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity into an all-encompassing theory of quantum gravity face what’s …

Transplendance

Burlesque

Physicists Uncover Strange Numbers in Particle Collisions

At the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, physicists shoot protons around a 17-mile track and smash them together at nearly the speed of light. It’s …

8 Tips To Improve Upper Back Mass

Ever since we became a society of technology-addicted hunchbacks, the number of back problems among the population has been on a steady incline. …

Exercise

2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S First Ride Review

Ducati says: “Better. Faster. Monster.”<p><i>Motorcyclist</i> says: “Agreed on all fronts.”<p>I will raise my hand. I admit it: When the 2017 Monster 1200 was …

10 Plant Stands to Amp Up Your Decor

Bookshelf minis<p><i>westelm.com;</i> <i>from $34; terra cotta pots included</i><p>Even the tiniest plant container deserves a lift. Elevate small containers against a …

Plants

Ask Ethan: What's So 'Spooky' About Quantum Entanglement?

There are a great many puzzles out there in quantum physics, which is notorious for defying our intuition. Particles seem to know whether you’re looking at them or not, displaying different behaviors if you watch them go through a double-slit versus if you don’t. Measuring one quantity, like a …

Quantum Physics

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New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Genetics

10 OF OUR FAVOURITE LESSONS FROM ALAN WATTS

Alan Watts died more than 40 years ago, but his teachings are as relevant today as they were decades ago.<p>You’ll find the philosopher, writer and …

Spirituality

Instead of detention, these students get meditation

<b>Baltimore (CNN) —</b> Into a room of pillows and lavender, an elementary school student walks, enraged.<p>He's just been made fun of by another student, an altercation that turned to pushing and name-calling. But rather than detention or the principal's office, his teacher sent him here, to Robert W. …

Mindfulness

No Known Expiration Date

“Hell, no,” Richard Isaacson bellows when asked whether some form of cognitive decline is inevitable with age, especially for those genetically …

11 of the Most Breathtaking Travel Photos of the Year

Prepare to get a serious case of wanderlust.<p>The Siena International Photo Awards recently announced the winners of their annual international photography contest and the results are stunning. With submissions from over 100 countries from Turkey to Myanmar, professional and amateur photographers …

Travel Photography

The 4 secrets to remarkable focus

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i><p><i>I make plans but I don't follow through on them.</i><p><i>I get things done… but not the</i> …

2016 wildlife photographer of the year - winners in pictures

American photographer Tim Laman was named winner of the prestigious annual competition for his image Entwined Lives, showing a critically endangered Bornean orangutan in the Indonesian rainforest. The award is given for a story told in just six images, which are judged on their story-telling power …

Wildlife

This Is Me In My New Aston Martin Boat

Hello, fellow Wealths. I see you’ve done well for yourself, what with capital gains and all, moving beyond horse dancing and into rhino waltzing. I, …