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An Asteroid Gets Its Close-Up As Geminids Light Up The Sky

This week, the skywatchers will experience a flashy double feature: The Geminid meteor shower — one of the year's best — will coincide with an unusually close encounter by an asteroid.<p>That asteroid? It's called 3200 Phaethon, discovered by a NASA satellite in 1983. With a diameter of about 3 miles, …

This May Be Our Best Idea of What a Dinosaur Really Looked Like

By lighting up Jurassic-era bones with lasers, researchers have added even more detail to our picture of the feathered dinosaur Anchiornis.<p>Picture a red-headed woodpecker crossed with a tiny velociraptor, and you have a good mental image of <i>Anchiornis,</i> a foot-high dinosaur that hails from the Late …

Cosmic Superclusters, The Universe's Largest Structures, Don't Actually Exist

On the largest scales, the Universe looks like a vast cosmic web. Stars link up into galaxies, which are clustered together in galactic groups. Many groups bound together lead to galaxy clusters, and occasionally clusters merge together, creating even larger clusters. Many clusters together, …

How To Make Any Android Phone a Nexus

Nexus phones are essential tools for any Android fan or developer because of their lack of bloatware and regular system updates. Now, thanks to …

People Pets

First of all, let’s hear it for fractured-English titles like this one: “Lemur Requires To Scratch His Back.”<p>Second of all, that’s accurate. This lemur does require that. He’s not asking for a back scratch, he’s actively demanding it.<p>Chubby little fella, too. (Not that we’re body-shaming.) But that …

Study: religious people not as smart while atheists closer to psychopaths

<b>Science and religion are fighting it out in your brain</b>, <b>not just in a metaphorical sense, but in a real, physical altercation.</b> That’s the conclusion …

Religion

How to Be Happy: 10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

Happiness

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Madhyamaka

<b>Madhyamaka</b> (Sanskrit: Madhyamaka, Chinese: 中觀见; pinyin: <i>Zhōngguān Jìan</i>; also known as <i>Śūnyavāda</i>) refers primarily to the later schools of Buddhist …

An Analysis of Madhyamaka Particle Physics

It's a paper I wrote several years ago, when I was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, sitting for a Ph.D. in Buddhism. My advisor, …

An Analysis of Madhyamike Particle Physics

When asked what an object, let's say a baseball, is made of, many people today will reply that it is made of atoms. If pressed, some can describe the …

Anatta

In Buddhism, the term <b>anattā</b> (Pali) or <b>anātman</b> (Sanskrit) refers to the doctrine of "non-self", that there is no unchanging, permanent self, soul or …

Svatantrika–Prasaṅgika distinction

The <b>Svatantrika–Prasaṅgika distinction</b> is a doctrinal distinction made within Tibetan Buddhism between two stances regarding the use of logic and the …

Dhyāna in Buddhism

See also: Samadhi, Samatha, Vipassanā, and Dhyana in Hinduism<p>In Buddhism, <i>Dhyāna</i> (Sanskrit) or <i>Jhāna</i> (Pali) is a series of cultivated states of mind, …

Samadhi

This article is about meditation. For other uses, see Samādhi (disambiguation).<p><b>Samadhi</b> (Sanskrit: समाधि, Hindi pronunciation: [səˈmaːd̪ʱi]), also …

Thích Nhất Hạnh

In this Vietnamese name, the family name is <i>Thích</i>. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name <i>Nhất</i> …

Pratītyasamutpāda

<i>Pratītyasamutpāda</i> (Sanskrit: प्रतीत्यसमुत्पाद pratītyasamutpāda; Pali: पटिच्चसमुप्पाद <i>paṭiccasamuppāda</i>), commonly translated as <b>dependent origination</b>, …

Prajnaparamita

<b>Prajñāpāramitā</b> means "the Perfection of (Transcendent) Wisdom" in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Prajñāpāramitā refers to this perfected way of seeing the nature …

Phenomenon

"Phenomena" redirects here. For other uses, see Phenomena (disambiguation).<p>"Phenomenal" redirects here. For other uses, see Phenomenal …

Dhamma theory

The <i>Dhamma theory</i> is an Abhidammic innovation[1] It gives an overview of all the bare phenomena which form this world.[2]<p>The early Buddhist scriptures …

Śūnyatā

"Sunyata" redirects here. For other uses, see Sunyata (disambiguation).<p><b>Śūnyatā</b> (Sanskrit; Pali: <i>suññatā</i>), pronounced ‘shoonyataa’, translated into …

Ideology

<b>Ideology</b> is a comprehensive set of normative beliefs, conscious and unconscious ideas, that an individual, group or society has.<p>An ideology is …

Dogma

This article is about established beliefs, doctrines or sets of theological or philosophical tenets. For other uses, see Dogma (disambiguation).<p>The …

Delusion

For other uses, see Delusion (disambiguation).<p>See also: Delusional disorder<p>A <b>delusion</b> is a mistaken belief that is held with strong conviction even …

Vajra

For the mythical king of the Yadava dynasty, see Vajra (king).<p><b>Vajra</b> is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond.[1] Additionally, it is a …

Arhat

This article is about the term in Buddhism. For the term in Jainism, see Arihant (Jainism).<p>Theravada Buddhism defines <i>arhat</i> (Sanskrit) or <b>arahant</b> …

Sarvastivada

The <b>Sarvāstivāda</b> (Sanskrit; Chinese: 說一切有部; pinyin: <i>Shuō Yīqièyǒu Bù</i>) were an early school of Buddhism that held to the existence of all dharmas in the …

Diamond Sutra

The <i>Diamond Sūtra</i> (Sanskrit:<i>Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra</i>) is a Mahāyāna (Buddhist) sūtra from the Prajñāpāramitā sutras which means "Perfection …

Skandha

This article is about a term in Buddhist phenomenology. For the bodhisattva by a similar name, see Skanda (Buddhism). For Jain use, see Skandha …

Ancient DNA deciphers our past

Huge advances in the ability to gather and decode ancient DNA from humans and animals have meant a paradigm shift for science, writes Annie …