Ashley Barthrop

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The Beauty of Eintein's General Theory of Relativity

Physics is so beautiful.<p><i>This article was written by Margaret</i> <i>Wertheim from the University of Melbourne. It was originally published by The</i> …

Looking for a good book? What I read and loved in 2015

If you have read my articles for a while, you will know I love a good book. Ok, let's get real - I am completely obsessed with books. I have thousands of them in my house, piled up on every available surface. I buy them even when I know I won't get to read them for months. I even have more than a …

Books

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Richard Feynman

Daily Meditation: Awakening From A Dream

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a love poem by Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. "The Dream" reminds us that …

The Intelligence of Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How Storytelling Rewires Us and Why Befriending Our Neediness Is Essential for Happiness

“Emotions are not just the fuel that powers the psychological mechanism of a reasoning creature, they are parts, highly complex and messy parts, of this creature’s reasoning itself.”<p><i>“The power of ‘the Eye of the Heart,’ which produces insight, is vastly superior to the power of thought, which</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Dark Matter

My Husband Camped Alone Naked in the Woods

I love his adventurous spirit, but this was a little much.<p>My husband is not a nudist. In fact, he's a bit of a middle-aged prude. With his black-framed glasses, khakis, and button-down shirts, he resembles Walter White before he broke bad.<p>But one day Dan announced his plans to camp nude in the …

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

Hinduism

Why we should stop worrying about our wandering minds

Daydreaming has a bad reputation, but neuroscientists are beginning to realise that a wandering mind is not only typical – it might be beneficial.<p>Sit down, relax and think of nothing. Struggling? There might be a good reason why your mind seems to wander even when you try very hard to switch off: …

One of Obama's Favorite Writers Redefines Spirituality

"Unfashionable" is a word that Marilynne Robinson has used to describe herself, but the world appears to disagree.The "self-declared Calvinist from …

Roasted Root Vegetable Buddha Bowl (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

It's the best time of year to take advantage of fresh root vegetables, and this Roasted Root Vegetable Buddha Bowl will help you do just that!<p>We’re …

Food

Here's Why Most Neuroscientists Are Wrong About the Brain - Facts So Romantic

Most neuroscientists believe that the brain learns by rewiring itself—by changing the strength of connections between brain cells, or neurons. But …

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

20 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

He wanted his selections to focus on "different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies."<p>"Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today," Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page. "I'm looking forward to shifting more of my media …

Books

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Climate Change

20 Inspiring Photos of Life ‘Off the Grid’

For our newest group show, “Off The Grid,” we partnered with ImageBrief and put out a call for images that depict what living life “off the grid” …

Salon’s Richard Dawkins peace summit: “I am against all religion … I think I’d call myself a lover of truth. I’m intolerant of bullsh*t”

<b>(AP/Fiona Hanson)</b><p>Exclusive: We talk with sparring partner Richard Dawkins about New Atheism, Twitter & why he sees Ahmed as a fraud<p>Michael Schulson<p>October 12, 2015 4:13pm (UTC)<p>A while back, I was having some beers with the founder of a small atheist publishing house. I’d recently savaged one of his …

Religion

The Meaning of NASA's New Images of Pluto

What they tell us about the value of exploration<p>It's impossible to gaze at the photos of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft, and not be awash with wonder at the marvels of nature and the daring behind our choice to explore it. The surprise of worlds long dismissed as dead, dull, and …

Solar System

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

Move over, Yellowstone.

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Literature

These THREE asteroids REALLY could HIT Earth and 'wipe out life'

GETTY•NASAA real photograph of 1999 asteroid RQ36 we have added to a mocked-up image to show it approaching Ea<p>Two of the hulking asteroids could even …

10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die

On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of …

Superfoods To Cut Alzheimer's Risk And Improve Memory

En español | The research is clear: What you eat has a big impact on your brain. In fact, the right foods — and combinations of foods — can enhance …

AM - New images of Pluto taken by New Horizons probe reveal water and blue sky 09/10/2015

BRENDAN TREMBATH: Blue skies and plenty of water.<p>They are some of the latest discoveries revealed by NASA's New Horizons research team which has just …

NASA tracks ‘world-killer’ giant rock

NASA experts believe Asteroid 86666 (2000 FL10), which could be up to 2.6km wide, will miss Earth when it passes by this weekend at 65.7LD (lunar …

25+ Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. 01. This is the Earth! This is where you live. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov …

Space Travel