Jon Honda

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An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

This Study Has Good News For People Who Spend All Their Time Daydreaming

To the imaginarium!<p>Unable to stay focused? Frequently going away with the fairies? It may be because you have so much brain capacity that it needs to …

These Award-Winning Wedding Photos Do Not Disappoint

Want to see some epic wedding photos? Fearless Awards have rounded up the most incredible shots from weddings around the world.

No surprise that the NCAA did nothing to North Carolina

The NCAA had an opportunity to punish North Carolina for allowing its student-athletes to benefit from sham classes that required little coursework, …

The Rock Solid History of Concrete

The story of concrete is so ancient that we don't even know when and where it begins. It is a story of discovery, experimentation, and mystery. Emperors and kings became legends for erecting great concrete structures, some of which are still a mystery to engineers today. Many of history's most …

Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, And Other Scientists On God: The Existence And Mind Of God [Opinion]

Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku both speak of God. So did Albert Einstein. Kaku is a believer in intelligent design, but Hawking doesn’t resonate …

Trump elevates Cyber Command, setting the stage for NSA separation

Long-awaited move underscores the growing significance of cyber warfare<p>The Trump administration this week elevated the US Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command, in a long-awaited move that underscores the growing importance of cyber warfare.<p>The decision, announced Friday, puts the Cyber …

Cyberwarfare

Everything you need to know about the multiverse in 'The Dark Tower'

If you like your fantasy worlds full of ominous black structures and universe-vomiting turtles, you're probably going to enjoy <i>The Dark Tower</i>.<p>Chances …

Stephen King

Top 5 Places to Visit in Peru

Travel<p>Let’s get to it: Peru is the place to be.<p>Peru is a destination that begs to be explored. In this vast and storied land, ancient, colonial, and modern traditions meld together for an unforgettable cultural experience. No matter the type of traveler—history buff, adventurer, or foodie—Peru …

South America

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

It’s the most fundamental fabric of the Universe itself. But how does it work?<p><i>“‘Space-time’ — that hideous hybrid whose very hyphen looks phoney.” …

Physics

Pat Haden's USC legacy will be written by Clay Helton

Pat Haden announced his retirement Friday as USC's athletic director, and at this moment -- <i>right now</i> -- his tenure can be judged a disappointment.<p>He …

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at …

Periodic Table

The Way of Coffee: Japan Brews Up Its Own Unique Culture

After a particularly long day of listening to atomic bomb survivor testimony for my Fulbright research, I turned to my translator Kanade who already knew what I was going to ask. We needed to go for coffee.<p>Having spent the previous year in Rwanda living in a Youth Village for vulnerable teens, I …

Are We Alone? Have We Always Been? How Do We Know?

A report from DARPA's Wait, What? conference<p>ST. LOUIS — It's the loneliest question in the cosmos: Are we, creative and intelligent and flawed as we are, really all there is? Are we alone, and have we always been? Is there anybody else out there?<p>Leave it to the people of DARPA to think not only of …

Astonishing Color Photographs of Life in the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II

Between 1909 and 1915, Tsar Nicholas II commissioned innovative color photographer and chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii to document what …

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

University of Illinois

How to Create a Perfect Sky Selection in Photoshop

In landscape photography, you often need to process the sky separately from the rest of your image, for example to give it more color and definition. …

What's the most awe-inspiring view you've seen recently? -Nick Fan Photo by Emily Sanford above the clouds in the Boston Basin area of the North Cascades, WA | http://stp.me/ShareYourAdventure

At this point, a Fed rate hike may be largely symbolic

It has become one of the most anticipated — and dreaded — events of the year. Some are calling it the Y2K of 2015, referring to the fears of widespread potential computer breakdowns at the turn of the century.<p>At the stroke of 2 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, the<p>Federal Reservewill announce whether it …

USC vs. Idaho: Trojans face another Sun Belt foe

USCwelcomesIdaho, a second consecutive undermannedSun Belt Conferenceopponent. Will that help the Trojans in preparation for aPac-12Conference opener againstStanford? Gary Klein examines the matchups and story lines:<p><b>Relatively speaking</b><p>USC safety Chris Hawkins will see a familiar face on the …

Tiny plants on ocean's surface help build clouds, research shows

Microscopic plants that grow on the thin surface of the ocean can influence cloud formation miles above.<p>The discovery, published this week in the journal Nature, gives scientists a better understanding of how clouds are made in some parts of the world. It also could improve their forecasts of how …

Talkeetna, Alaska's charms include good views of Denali, log buildings, rafting, savings

You don't have to visit Denali National Park and Preserve to see the 20,310-foot peak. In fact, the odds of seeing it may be better in Talkeetna, about 100 miles south of the park entrance.<p>At certain times of year, the skies are less overcast in Talkeetna, eliminating the clouds that often cloak …

Boeing plans to finish some 737 jetliners in China: report | Reuters

MOBILE, Ala. (Reuters) - Boeing Co is planning to move final production work for some 737 jetliners to a new facility in China, and is timing an announcement to coincide with the first U.S. state visit of China’s president, Xi Jinping, later this month, according to a published report.<p>A Boeing 737 …

Goldman's entire outlook for markets and the economy in one big slide

Goldman Sachs remains bullish on US stocks after all the volatility of the past few weeks.<p>The bank's strategists laid out the bank's forecasts for major global markets and US economic data on Friday in a weekly note to clients.<p>According to chief equity strategist David Kostin, the S&P 500 is …

Aeroscraft Shows Off Its Giant Airship

A second age of dirigibles is moving ahead<p>Lighter than air vehicles are, for the most part, relics of a distant past. The first Zeppelin age ended with cries of “oh, the humanity.” One problem of the Hindenburg was its reliance on flammable hydrogen, but modern airships take advantage instead of …

Is Earth as Special as We Think?

You might be surprised at some of the factors that made Earth a cozy place for life to set up shop.<p>Maybe Earth isn't so special. "We could have easily been standing on Venus having this conversation," says Mark Jellinek, a geologist who studies how planets form.<p>I envision standing under Venus' …

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