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The Beginner's Guide to Chakras | The Thirty

First, it’s important to note that “all chakras play an equally important role in helping us to manage certain aspects of our existence,” Tabe says. …

Psychics Who Hear Voices Could Be On to Something

The ways some “healthy voice hearers” cope might be able to help people with psychotic disorders.<p>Jessica Dorner was lying in bed at her cousin’s house when her grandmother, a “pushy lady” in an apron who had been dead for several years, appeared in front of her. “I know you can see me,” Jessica …

Mental Health

How Exercise May Protect the Brain From Alzheimer’s Disease

Regular exercise may offer some protection against Alzheimer's disease, even for people who are genetically at risk, according to recent research.<p>In …

The Brain

Despite money and effort, homelessness in SF as bad as ever

On the face of it, San Francisco’s homeless problem should have improved dramatically over the past year.<p>After all, last summer Mayor Ed Lee formed …

San Francisco

Indian prime minister is a serial hugger

NEW DELHI — President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India’s prime minister, an unabashed hugger.<p>Smiling widely at a news …

India

How to Backpack With a Toddler

Get excited: you are about to share a gorgeous, unpredictable adventure with your tiniest pal. Sure, there’ll be temper tantrums and diaper changes …

How Harry Potter enchanted the world

Entertainment correspondent<p><b>Can you believe it's 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?</b><p>Joanne Rowling, as she was known then, dreamed up the story of the bespectacled boy wizard on a train trip between London and Manchester.<p>She finished the manuscript in 1995, …

Harry Potter

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This story appears in the July 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>In the morning, when we arrive on foot from Dumont d’Urville, the French scientific base on the Adélie Coast of East Antarctica, we have to break up a thin layer of ice that has formed over the hole we drilled the day before. …

Nature

How to Turbocharge Your Car

Here's exactly what you'll need to add a turbo to a naturally-aspirated engine.<p>As much as your local car club might like you to think it, turbocharging a naturally-aspirated car isn’t simple. There are a lot of different thing you’ll need to do to add forced induction to a car that didn't come with …

Engineering

How Did a 30-Year-Old Jet Dodge the Pentagon's Latest Missile?

The AIM-9X Sidewinder failed to bring down an aging attack jet.<p>By now you've probably heard that a U.S. fighter shot down a Syrian jet about a week ago. What you might not know is that before the F/A-18E hit its target, it missed–and it missed with the best, newest U.S. missile.<p>On June 18, just …

Military

How to Eat Street Food Anywhere in the World Without Getting Sick

Street food is one of the best ways to experience a country’s culture. While these makeshift stalls might look risky, street food is often just as …

Cool Stuff

10 Crazy Beautiful National Parks in Europe

Whether you're browsing the rails of designer stores in Paris or checking out the street art scene in Berlin, when it comes to travelling Europe, …

List-Worthy

This Photographer Creates Amazing Planet Photos by Hand

Photographer Adam Makarenko has a portfolio filled with space photos that look like they were shot by NASA probes. But each of the planets and alien …

Photography

iOS 11 on the iPhone will upgrade your everyday experience

iOS 11 is coming.<p>This fall, iPhones and iPads will get the latest version of Apple's mobile software, first unveiled earlier in June. Developers have had access to a beta preview of iOS 11 since then, but on Monday it becomes available as a public beta. That means anyone who wants it can get it, …

iOS

The best house museums in the U.S., mapped - Curbed

At Curbed, we’re obsessed with superlative homes and groundbreaking domestic design, architecture that not only features exceptional living spaces but in some cases, looks to define new ways of living. There’s no shortage of noteworthy homes across the country, spanning different styles, regions, …

Architecture

7 of the Most Iconic Pieces of American Architecture

Skyscrapers, museums, concert halls, desert homes, and more.<p>Iconic American architecture doesn't fit neatly in a box. Everything from cloud-scraping skyscrapers to flowing museums fit the bill—and those are both in the same city. Of course the are some fantastic historical pieces to look at but …

Architecture

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

1 of 12<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and …

Genetics

Chill Out: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – …

Meditation

A Look at Google’s $20 Photo Book in a Hands-On Review

Expanding into its ever-growing range of products and services, Google is now offering photo books. They’re competitively good value, and in this …

Photography

How Quickly Are The Pillars Of Creation Being Destroyed?

The Eagle Nebula is a large, active, star-forming region located 7,000 light years away.<p>Near its heart, beside a massive collection of new stars, lie the Pillars of Creation.<p>Imaged in breathtaking detail in 1995, a 20-year follow-up was done, showcasing additional details, larger field-of-view, and …

Galaxies

Sony made an $800 phone with extravagant features you won’t find in any iPhone or Galaxy phone — here’s what it’s like

Sony has come to grips with the fact that you’re probably not going to buy its smartphones.<p>The Japanese giant has steadily stripped down its Xperia line of phones over the past few years, effectively conceding that its dreams of reaching Apple and Samsung are over. But the company has brought its …

Phones

At The Molecular Level: A New Study Examines The Deep Benefits Of Meditation, Yoga And Tai Chi

<b>Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don’t simply relax us; they can ‘reverse’ the molecular reactions in our DNA</b> …

T'ai Chi

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

Travel Photography

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Google is maintaining its edge in the world of quantum computing.<p>Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google’s most powerful …

Quantum Mechanics

First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

DNA

Improve Your Astrophotography Focus With a Bahtinov Mask

Finding razor-sharp focus when shooting astrophotography can be hard – stars appear as point light sources, and there are no detailed surfaces to aid …

Tutorials

The Boosted Electric Skateboard Is Better Than Just Fun—It's Useful

And every ride puts a smile on your face.<p>Riding an electric powered skateboard has been a dream of mine since 7th grade. So when I saw Casey Neistat cruising through New York so effortlessly on his Boosted Board, I knew I had to try it.<p>I have little interest in riding a hoverboard unless it's like …

Cool Stuff

Amazon dreams of putting a giant drone beehive in your city

Patents don't mean anything right up until the moment that they mean everything, so take it as read that none of this could happen. Amazon has, however, registered a patent for a concept that it's calling a "Multi-Level Fulfillment Center for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles." Which is a fancy way of …

Drones