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The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics

Do substances like LSD and psilocybin have a place in a dharma practice?<p>The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day.<p>But perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise, given that they share a common aim: …

Psychedelia

Air rage case: diversion to Belfast not my fault, US man tells court

An American man charged over an alleged air rage incident does not accept responsibility for the costly diversion of a transatlantic flight, a court has heard.<p>The United Airlines plane was en route from Rome to Chicago on 20 June when the captain made the decision to touch down at Belfast …

Airplanes

Captain America: Civil War Rumor Reveals How Iron Man Helps Spider-Man

One of the more significant aspects of the <i>Civil War</i> comic book series was Peter Parker’s relationship with Tony Stark. During that time, in the …

Mummies know best: the pharaohs giving up their secrets about heart disease

In 2008, Greg Thomas, a cardiologist from California, was in Cairo for work. While there, he visited the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities with another cardiologist, Adel Allam of Al Azhar University in Cairo. They came across the mummy of King Merneptah, a pharaoh who lived 3,200 years ago. The …

Archaeology

Our Biggest Planets Grow From Tiny Space Pebbles

Scientists have figured out that gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn started out as nothing more than tiny space rocks of about a foot round.<p>The formation of these large planets has always been something of a mystery, as existing planetary models don’t really give enough time for gas giants to come …

Universe

Jupiter assembling: planet 96 light years away hints at how gas giants form

Astronomers find 51 Eridani b, an infant at 20m years old that is still cooking and throwing off clues about methane-rich biggest planet in Earth’s solar system<p>Astronomers have taken a photograph of a young planet beyond the solar system that may reveal clues as to how planets such as Jupiter are …

Astronomy

The Fascinating Power of Meditation: Mind Over Chatter

Life can often seem out of control—but you don’t have to be. Meditate a few days a week and, chances are, you’ll get a better grip on potential frustrations and anxieties. The best part: You can find your way to inner peace and serenity just about anywhere and anytime.<p>As it’s often been said, no …

Mindfulness

A Guy Was In An Airplane When He Captured This Shot That NASA Went Nuts Over

​<p>Trevor Mahlmann dreams big. And I mean real big. He's a aeronautical and astronautical engineering student, photographer, and all around awesome …

Space Exploration