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Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. - Vox

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype is outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>The juniors and seniors …

'Boring' Bill English spices up first speech as New Zealand's prime minister

Former finance minister and self-confessed bore takes office quoting poetry and saying he is no longer against gay marriage

This tiny little device lets you create your own personal cloud network in seconds

The Lima Smart & Private Cloud Storage Device is a tiny little device that fits in the palm of your hand, but don’t let its cute design fool you: …

MoD gravity sensor breakthrough to 'see underground or through walls'

A scientific breakthrough in a Ministry of Defence research project could pave the way for a scanners that one day could see underground or through walls.<p>A team of scientists including experts at the MoD’s Porton Down labs have developed a new device that can detect tiny fluctuations in gravity.<p>The …

Second Pleistocene Puppy Autopsied in Siberia

YAKUTSK, RUSSIA—The body of a second puppy discovered in permafrost on the banks of the Syallakh River has been autopsied by a team of scientists. …

5 things your insurance probably doesn't cover during a winter storm

In addition to the health and safety dangers of sub-zero temperatures, blinding snowstorms and inconspicuous ice sheets, winter weather can also be incredibly dangerous to your home. Homeowners must consider a number of winter weather issues, including legal liabilities to watch out for and knowing …

Weather

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir by Carly Simon review – Bond, Warren Beatty and the ‘Beast’

The You’re So Vain singer’s fabulous memoir lays bare her love life and her depressive streak<p>No need for a review, folks: it was Warren Beatty. The first giddy avalanche of press about Carly Simon’s memoir wasn’t about her, but about him, the sole subject, according to the papers, of her biggest …

Best space photographs of 2015

Overwhelmed with Transcribing Jazz Solos? – Here’s the Secret That Will Speed Up Your Improvement

“What solo should I transcribe?”You’ve probably asked yourself this question. And you’ve probably searched far and wide for answers.If you look in …

This Hubble image shows thousands of galaxies — and that's only a tiny fraction of the sky

What happens when you take a 2.4-meter telescope, launch it into space, and command it to stare at one spot in the sky for a solid 14 hours, taking data both in visible light (like our eyes see) and infrared?<p>This. This.<p>Can I get a "Yowza!" from the congregation? No? Maybe that's because when I …

Universe

Newly discovered reef is said to rival Great Barrier Reef

With its multitudes of marine animal and plant life, the Great Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and indisputably one of the wonders of …

Astronomers suggest that the Milky Way is not the most friendly place for life

However, the cosmos is vast and we don't really have any idea which bits of it are actually habitable.<p>But what if we could target the search? We have built the first-ever "cosmobiological" model mapping the galaxies in our local universe to help us understand which ones are habitable.<p>Surprisingly, …

Galaxies

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Octopuses

Earth - Giant animals that are almost impossible to find

<b>Giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus)</b><p>You think you'd notice something the size of a large pig, covered in scales with 20cm (8") front claws like scimitar blades. But the giant armadillo does such a good job of hiding, scientists have had to install secret cameras to find out more about it.<p>"Very few …

Mind-boggling images from 25 years of the Hubble Telescope

NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope, 25 years ago this week, on April 24, 1990. The $2.5 billion project has transformed the way the public and …

Jaimie Alexander Engagement Ring Pictures Peter Facinelli; Celebrity Weddings

Jaimie Alexander got her venti with a side of sparkle: The actress was running errands in Los Angeles today, where she picked up a beverage that perfectly showcased her new engagement ring from Peter Facinelli.<p>Pinterest<p>Obviously we're going in for a closer look:<p>Pinterest<p>Looks like cushion-cut …

Engagement Rings

Famous Astronomers | List of Great Scientists in Astronomy

Throughout human history, scientists have struggled to understand what they see in the night sky. Famous astronomers — many of them great scientists …

NASA Dawn Probe Enters Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres, a Historic First

The year of the dwarf planet has begun.<p>NASA's Dawn probe arrived at Ceres today (March 6) at about 7:39 a.m. EST (1239 GMT), becoming the first …

Devastating Computer Simulation of Asteroid Hitting Earth Set to Pink Floyd’s ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’

Anselmo la Manna has combined a devastating computer simulation of a massive 310-mile-wide asteroid impacting the Earth with the beautiful Pink Floyd …

Ultra-lab 3D prints 7000 words as a tribute to Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez

Feb. 27, 2015 | By Alec<p>While people say a picture says more than a thousand words, there are some writers out there that can do more than pictures …

Zion National Park Photos

#MagsWeLove: Staff Picks Edition

<i>At Flipboard, we love to read on the job. In fact, we’re encouraged. No matter the department, we’ve each got our own favorite reader-curated</i> …

7 Dead-Serious Uber Controversies That Somehow Didn’t Sink the Company

Uber is no stranger to confrontation. The ride-sharing firm is known for aggressive tactics that have helped fuel its explosive growth. Its very …