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The Meaning of Yoga

I spend a lot of time these days around yogis and yoginis. My partner is a yoga teacher. Most of my friends do yoga. I have a yoga practice myself. I …

10 Ways To Be More Mindful And Improve Your Overall Well-Being

The benefits of mindfulness are plenty and have been clinically proven to improve a wide range of clinical disorders, including chronic pain, anxiety …

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Why Learning How to Meditate Changes Everything

There is a Hindu saying: When the student is ready, the teacher will show. Meditation was certainly that teacher for me. Meditation and I first met each other almost four years ago during a period in my life when the challenges on the path before me were great -- the launching of a startup, the …

Happiness "relies on what you think"- Buddha. So think happy today! #gettheglow http://t.co/ThpaUNVRah

Banish all negative thoughts this morning and list 5 things that you are grateful for #thinkclean #gettheglow http://t.co/aiFDJhLtHV

These Meditation Practices Will Help You Find Calm, No Matter Which Method You Prefer

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

9 Self-Assuring Affirmations For When You Need A Little Boost

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

How Meditation Helped Me Deal With Loneliness

I’ve struggled with loneliness a lot. I live in Los Angeles by myself, far from my family in New Jersey. I don’t have a family of my own, and I’ve …

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Ship of Dreams

It all began on a clear night in 1610 AD. Galileo Galilei caught glimpses of four bodies that would later bear his name — the Galilean Moons. Because …

Chasing Life In An Inhospitable Universe

Let's face it, the evidence is hard on the case for life elsewhere in the universe. This, of course, doesn't mean that there is no life on another world. We couldn't ever make a statement like that. Science is better at finding things than at ruling things out. Or, as Carl Sagan used to say, "the …

Mars Offers Humanity A Do-Over

On Monday, the Mars One Project announced that its group of 1,058 finalists for a one-way trip to Mars has been whittled down to 705, based on the results of medical examinations and on personal decisions to drop out of the pool.<p>Last month when I wrote about Mars One's aim to establish a human …

OMG Cats in Space

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Hubble Eyes a Scale of the Universe This bundle of bright stars and dark dust is a dwarf spiral galaxy known as NGC 4605, located around 16 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). This galaxy's spiral structure is not obvious from this image, but NGC 4605 is classified as an SBc type galaxy - meaning that it has sprawling, loosely wound arms and a bright bar of stars cutting through its center. NGC 4605 is a member of the Messier 81 group of galaxies, a gathering of bright galaxies including its namesake Messier 81 (heic0710), and the well-known Messier 82 (heic0604a). Galaxy groups like this usually contain around 50 galaxies, all loosely bound together by gravity. This group is famous for its unusual members, many of which formed from collisions between galaxies. With its somewhat unusual form, NGC 4605 fits in well with the family of perturbed galaxies in the M81 group, although the origin of its abnormal features is not yet clear. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement

Week’s Best Space Pictures: Titan Winks, Rover Strikes, and Suns Burn

Infant stars illuminate, a rover drills, and tragedies scar our own planet.<p>This May 7 peek by not one but two NASA space telescopes lays bare secrets hidden in the heart of the Flame Nebula. There a stellar nursery, the star cluster NGC 2024, has older stars (some 1.5 million years old) around its …

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Space-Born Jellyfish Hate Life On Earth

Space babies get major vertigo on Earth after a microgravity childhood.<p>A warning for future space colonizers: Babies born in space might not ever figure out how to deal with gravity. Jellyfish babies, at least, have to deal with massive vertigo on Earth after spending their first few days in …

Big Pic: Testing Spacesuits For Mars

Three Mars spacesuit designs hop through obstacle courses.<p>Last week, spacesuit designers tested whether their creations would be flexible enough for a mission to Mars. Teams in two continents suited up to hop over zigzag lines, set up tripods, take photos, and bag pretend samples.<p>Any future …

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Data-driven medicine: understanding the link between genetics and disease

Activities that involve gathering vast quantities of data are often portrayed in a negative light, but Sophie Curtis reveals how 'big data' is also being used to identify the links between genetics and diseases such as cancer, diabetes and obesity.<p>From Google to Facebook and GCHQ to the NSA, every …

Making Mars exploration SAFER

There's always an air of calm about a space mission control room. It's akin to a library but with computers instead of books. The same hushed conversations take place, the same quiet focus. For those seeing one for the first time, it can be a surprise because it is a far cry from the Hollywood …

Frogs' legs may have been English delicacy 8,000 years before France

If you're French, asseyez-vous, s'il vous plait. Archaeologists digging about a mile away from Stonehenge have made a discovery that appears to overturn centuries of received wisdom: frogs' legs were an English delicacy around eight millennia before becoming a French one.<p>The shock revelation was …

Not-so special K: Big Pharma wants ketamine clones to treat depression

Some companies are betting big on the club drug<p>It's commonly used as an anesthetic, and perhaps best known as hallucinogenic club drug Special K, but ketamine might soon have a third application: as a prescription treatment for depression, and one that portends to be the biggest breakthrough in the …

Snapshots: Where the Dinosaurs Are

I licked a dinosaur. Really.<p>As a photo editor for National Geographic, I spend most days in a D.C. office dealing with the practicalities of getting photographers to far-off places: visas, permits, tickets, equipment, budgets, etc. And once the photographers return, I look at tens of thousands of …

Get Rid Of Pills: Happiness Could Trigger A Dose Of Meds

An implant releases medication in response to dopamine.<p>Taking a medication every day, or multiple times a day, is way too much work. You're bound to forget every once in a while. So what if you could program a cell to release the medication for you? In a study published this week, a group of …