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If 2014 was the year of mindfulness, 2015 was the year of fruitlessly trying to debunk it | Brigid Delaney

Meditation is everywhere: on holiday packages, in clinics and in workplaces. But the backlash, questioning whether and why it works, misses the point<p>Each week my group meditation class grows. New faces arrive, mostly young women in their 20s whose refrain is the same: they can’t sleep properly at …

2016 presidential race emerging as the first Uber election

The so-called sharing economy is fast emerging as a 2016 presidential battleground, exposing fundamentally different approaches over how to embrace new technologies without hurting American workers.<p>Eager to court millennial voters and deep-pocketed tech executives, Republicans have almost …

Sign of the times? Volcanic activity at record levels

The earth’s core is getting more restless, grinding and shifting underfoot, and increasingly spewing forth its fury.<p>From Alaska and Hawaii to Japan, …

Understanding the softness in Earth’s lithosphere

Yale researchers have proposed a new model to explain the drop in elastic stiffness in the middle of the Earth's continental lithosphere.

Happy Earth Day! The 8 Biggest Mysteries of Our Planet

When the first Earth Day was held in 1970, geologists were still putting the finishing touches on plate tectonics, the model that explains how the …

When Will the Next 'Big One' Hit?

Ask any geoscientist about predicting earthquakes, and they'll tell you it's risky business. After balking at the word "predict," they may begin to …

Durham University

How fracking leads to micro earthquakes

Usually small though occasionally damaging, earthquakes are a side-effect of industrial processes such as geothermal energy and oil-gas production …

San Andreas

Origin of Mysterious 'Cannon Earthquakes' in Red Sea Found

Mysterious earthquakes that sound like cannon blasts have been puzzling people for decades, and now their origin has been traced way back to a giant …

Strange Earthquakes Strike Across the United States | Restoring Liberty

<b>Alabama Earthquakes Stun Residents And Geologists Alike</b><p>By Weather.com. Early one morning last November, Jim Sterling was frightened when the ground …

Indonesia: Thousands flee volcanic eruption

Thousands of villagers living at the foot of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung have been evacuated following a violent eruption.<p>The mountain, on the island …

Quakes occur on moon? That's what study by Indian geology professor has revealed

Similar to earth, tectonic plate movement also occur on moon which causes quakes, a study has revealed.<p>An analysis of pictures taken by Chandrayaan-1 …

NASA’s Big Data Climate Change Model

When both NASA and the Pope are speaking out about climate change, you know something is up. Yesterday the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) unveiled a …

Newsmaker: Pope Francis wades into the climate-change wars

The Pope’s speech asks the whole world to listen to his pleas about climate change—and even invites Naomi Klein to Rome to help<p>Pope Francis is poised …

Pope's climate change encyclical could sway U.S. opinion: scientists

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some U.S. scientists are expressing hope that Pope Francis’ encyclical on global warming embracing the view that it is mostly caused by human activities will change public opinion in the United States, where the issue is highly politicized.<p>Pope Francis in Saint Peter's square at …

Pope Francis

“Way, way out of line”: Watch climate deniers bad-mouth the pope

<b>(Screenshot, The Guardian)</b><p>Pope Francis is speaking out on the need for climate action, and deniers are getting nervous<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>June 15, 2015 2:49pm (UTC)<p>Care to take a guess about what America's most prominent climate deniers think about Pope Francis' forthcoming encyclical on global …

Pope Francis

The water wars begin in parched California, as the rich fight drought restrictions: ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. — Drought or no drought, Steve Yuhas resents the idea that it is somehow shameful to be a water hog. If you can pay for it, …

Bobby Jindal’s dishonest scheme: Even fellow Republicans are embarrassed by this one

<b>Bobby Jindal, Grover Norquist (AP/Jim Cole/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Jindal’s “silly charade” to raise taxes without “raising taxes” is a joke. So why did Grover Norquist sign off?<p>Robert Mann<p>June 15, 2015 4:45pm (UTC)<p>Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to conceal a series of tax increases might not only …

Republicans

5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Climate deniers clown themselves

<b>Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. (AP/Susan Walsh)</b><p>Sen. James Inhofe says the Pope “ought to stay with his job,” while Rick Perry has this ISIS thing all figured out<p>Janet Allon<p>June 15, 2015 6:35pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><b>1. James Inhofe rips Pope buying climate change "hoax."</b><p>Times …

Megyn Kelly

The Christian right’s raging id: What Franklin Graham’s latest vile comments reveal | Salon.com

Religion

The GOP’s “Mad Max” fantasy: Lindsey Graham fires the latest shot in the war on women

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>Lindsey Graham has introduced a new anti-abortion bill in the Senate, one that makes clear where GOP priorities are<p>Bob Cesca<p>June 13, 2015 3:59pm (UTC)<p>It turns out Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-S.C.) campaign for president isn't just about damning the torpedoes and declaring …

Megyn Kelly: Obama wants to force wealthy, white neighborhoods to “diversify”

<b>Megyn Kelly (Fox News)</b><p>She neglected to note that the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation was already voted down in the House<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 12, 2015 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Last night on "The Kelly File," host Megyn Kelly spoke to the former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen about …