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Apple looks ahead with the new MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro is on its last legs. The anti-glare laminate began bubbling up some time ago, spreading across the screen like an untreatable rash, fogging up the webcam in the process. The hinge is loose, so the screen shakes when someone walks by. The little black rubber bumpers have fallen off …

MacBook Pro

One Simple Yoga Pose Can Eliminate Chronic Lower Back Pain

Chronic back pain — especially when it concerns your sciatic nerve — is the exact opposite of fun. It's anti-fun. If Fun was a superhero, Chronic …

THIRTY-THREE BOOKS ON ZEN & BUDDHISM

THIRTY-THREE BOOKS ON ZEN & BUDDHISM An Introduction to the Ways for Western Readers A friend asked if I could recommend a bookshelf full of books on …

Meditation

One in Five Genetics Papers Have Errors Caused by Microsoft Excel

Spreadsheet programs like Excel are creating issues when they reformat scientific data.<p>According to a study in the journal <i>Genome Biology</i>, around 20 percent of genetics papers, have errors that have been introduced by Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet programs. The researchers analyzed more …

Most Scientific Findings Are Wrong or Useless

"Science, the pride of modernity, our one source of objective knowledge, is in deep trouble." So begins "Saving Science," an incisive and deeply …

Breast Cancer

Why Does Time Seem to Fly as We Get Older?

When we were children, the summer holidays seemed to last forever, and the wait between Christmases felt like an eternity. So why is that when we get …

Biomarkers

Magic in Ancient Greece

For the Greeks magic (<i>mageia</i> or <i>goeteia</i>) was a wide-ranging topic which involved spells and evil prayers (<i>epoidai</i>), curse tablets (<i>katadesmoi</i>), …

Dark Buddhist Teachings That’ll Upend Westerners’ Peace-And-Love Assumptions

From hatred of singing and dancing to comparing women to snakes, these Buddhist teachings reveal that this religion isn't exactly the paragon of …

Why calls for “unity” in American politics are not enough: Look at the 1930s and 1940s

The US is in the midst of a tepid economic recovery following a catastrophic downturn, but millions of Americans continue to feel left behind. Some turn their anger on corporations and Wall Street. Others target nonwhite immigrant workers. A charismatic media personality with a populist message …

Society

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Amsterdam — A FRIEND recently invited me over to see the blackbird that had taken up residence in a potted plant on her balcony.<p>Serenely incubating eggs in the inner city, this bird had little in common with its shy, reclusive ancestors that nested in Europe’s forests. Early in the 19th century, …

Ecology

The Multiverse for non-scientists

Why we’re positive the Universe isn’t all there is, and what the different possibilities for a Multiverse are.<p><i>“Go, then. There are other worlds than</i> …

How To Unleash The Cauldron Of Desire From Your Pelvis

What if it was possible to use your sexual energy not just for great sex, but to fuel other parts of your life like your career, fertility or even crafty activities such as painting or cooking? It's all about harnessing the power of your pelvis, and then unleashing that energy right where you want …

Yoga

What Is A Paradigm Shift, Anyway?

Thomas Kuhn, the well-known physicist, philosopher and historian of science, was born 94 years ago today. He went on to become an important and broad-ranging thinker, and one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century.<p>Kuhn's 1962 book, <i>The Structure of Scientific Revolutions</i>, …

The Biggest Problems Facing Science - How Different is Philosophy?

A few reporters at <i>Vox</i> conducted an unscientific survey of scientists to unpack the sense they’ve been getting that “science is in big trouble.” The …

Replication

From eye contact to aloofness, 4 techniques to make him fall in love with you

When it comes to falling in love, good looks and a great personality can certainly lure potential mates.<p>But to get the job done, sometimes it pays to be clever, experts say. Knowing how human beings tend to respond to certain behaviors and social cues can help you turn a fun fling into long-lasting …

Relationships

How to become an expert in reading other people

We'd all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Modern physics questions if there are extra dimensions humans can't perceive

It’s an <b>idea</b> that goes way, <b>way back</b>, at least to Aristotle, and likely further. It’s the idea that there are <b>more dimensions</b> than the <b>three</b> we perceive:</b> …

Regular Christians Are No Longer Welcome in American Culture

One of the most elaborate national celebrations of liberty leading up to Independence Day is the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ new annual “fortnight for …

The Nuances of Vitamin D—and How to Get Enough of It | Goop

We’ve been interested in the role vitamin D plays in our overall health for a while—particularly as it emerges that so many of us are quite …

The US Has Screwed Up in the Muslim World for 36 Years

Beginning with the Carter Doctrine, the US has aggressively injected itself into the Muslim world but with little to show for it besides a record of …

Aristotle's Ethics > Alternate Readings of Aristotle on Akrasia (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Alternate Readings of Aristotle on <i>Akrasia</i><p>That, at any rate, is one way of interpreting Aristotle’s statements. But it must be admitted that his …

Webinars

Modern Meditator<p>What’s Being Too Busy or Too Stressed Out to Meditate Costing You? When we allow ourselves to be ruled by the thoughts and fears of …

Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

2016.03.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews<b></b>Michel Foucault, <i>Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature</i>, Philippe Artièries, …

Literature

Google’s Eric Schmidt says it’s time to ignore petty politics and focus on “transformative” tech

When Eric Schmidt took the stage today in New York City, he spent less time talking about business at Google (where he was previously CEO and now serves as executive chairman of parent company Alphabet), and more time focused on new technologies and the bigger picture.<p>Schmidt was interviewed by …

In God We Don't Trust: Growing American Secular Movement Rallies in D.C. Today (Live Video)

They may be the most invisible interest group in American politics: secular Americans who now make up nearly a quarter of the American population, according to recent Gallup and Pew Research polls. But attendees of the "Reason Rally" at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, where as many as 30,00 …

Why does E=mc^2?

Einstein’s most famous equation didn’t have to be this way, but it is, all the same.<p><i>“Science is global. Einstein’s equation, E=mc^2, has to reach</i> …

39 Movies That Are, In Fact, Better Than The Book

Sorry, Stephen King.

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

These 4 rituals will make you an expert at anything

We hear a lot about "10,000 hours" being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …