Jason Philo

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Our weird sleep pattern might be why we are the top species on the planet

There’s much that we share with our primate ancestors: opposable thumbs, ability to eat many kinds of food, living in large social groups, and so on. Yet, it is perhaps one trait we don’t share with them that has made us the top species of the planet: a weird sleeping pattern.<p>Across populations and …

How Mindfulness Helps Us Lead Fuller, Happier Lives

"True life" begins when we are fully present, said Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>When we think about happiness and success, many of us turn our attention to some distant horizon where our hopes and aspirations lie. But according to Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, true happiness begins with mindfulness and …

Exercise Can Boost Your 'Visual' Brainpower, And Here's How

A workout keeps not only your body flexible, but also your brain.<p>Scientists have long known that going hard in the gym benefits the brain as much as it does brawn, from improving long-term memory to enhancing the amount of your brain's gray matter.<p>Now, a new small study that was published in the …

How to achieve and maintain a healthy weight

In the fight against weight gain, when you eat might be as important as what you eat.<p>The holiday season and weight gain trends this time of year often direct focus to specific foods to eat in order to maintain weight. Questions regarding how often to eat are largely ignored.<p>Cultural influences …

Rare arrangement of Earth, moon and sun has not occurred since 1982 and will not happen again until 2033<p>The moon will loom large and turn coppery red on Sunday night as its closest approach to Earth coincides with a total lunar eclipse.<p>The rare arrangement of the Earth, moon and sun has not …

Astronomy

A Quick Run Through the History of the Porsche 911

This is how an icon evolves.<p>Born in 1963, the Porsche 911 has become a legend. And while it may still look similar, it's actually come a long way. Here are the changes that the 911 went through to become the car that it is today, and the trivia you need to impress your friends.

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Right now the front of your brain is firing signals about what you’re reading and how much of it you soak up has a lot to do with whether there is a …

Universe Sandbox

It's easy to use, beautifully tutorialised, and hugely fascinating.<p>I just finished playing and my mind is blown. I spent most of my time staring at …

SETI: The Black Hole Alternative

<i>Our speculations about advanced civilizations invariably invoke Nikolai Kardashev’s scale, on which a Type III civilization is the most advanced,</i> …

How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.<p>Astrophysics and medical pathology don't, at first sight, appear to have much in common. What do sunspots have to do with liver spots? How does the big bang connect with cystic fibrosis?<p>Astrophysicist Karel …

Stanford University

Space Wallpapers - Free HD Desktop Backgrounds

July 19, 2016 | Wallpaper<p>In Spring 2015, images of the Acidalia Planitia region of Mars captured by the HiRISe camera, giving writers of "The …

Holiday gifts for the space fanatic

The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time --"We may have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher-Dimensional Universe"

Our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-dimensional universe, proposed a trio of Perimeter Institute researchers in the cover …

Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …

We could find alien life but politicians don't want to, claims scientist

• <b>This is according to Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer at Seti Institute</b>• <b><br>Data suggests our galaxy has 40 billion planets with potential for life</b>• <b><br>But</b> …