Karen Zehnal

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Brain images display the beauty and complexity of consciousness

THIS is what consciousness looks like – but these aren’t brain scans. Neuroscientist-turned-artist Greg Dunn created the art, aided by artist and …

Consciousness

How Will Our Species Survive in an Ever-Expanding Universe?

A hyper-advanced civilization might raid other galaxies for stars to keep the Milky Way glowing for trillions of years

Universe

Mozart on how to unlock your inner creative genius

In 1787, one of history’s most prolific and influential music composers had just arrived in Prague for a second time.<p>Over the next few days, Wolfgang …

Creativity

How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Jeff Bezos

These Gravity-Defying Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …

Physics

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Slow, rhythmic brainwaves linked to consciousness

By John Kerin ’20 If you closely observe an MRI of the human brain, you will notice ultra-slow waves that pass through in a heartbeat-like rhythm at …

Breathing

Ancient Pali texts liken <b>meditation</b> to the process of taming a wild elephant. The procedure in those days was to tie a newly captured animal to a post …

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Duke University

A New 'Vantablack' Bird-of-Paradise Has Been Discovered, And It's Absolutely Mesmerising

Not of this world.<p>Ornithologists have classified the Vogelkop superb bird-of-paradise as its own species after recognizing differences in two …

World's first ocean plastic-cleaning machine set to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Scientists are preparing to launch the world's first machine to clean up the planet's largest mass of ocean plastic.<p>The system, originally dreamed up …

Science Has Found a Drug-Free Way to Unlock Lucid Dreaming

Try this at home.<p>In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having …

Qigong

What is Qigong?<p>Qigong, which is sometimes spelled Chi-Kung (and pronounced chee-gung), is the study and practice of cultivating vital life-force …

Humanity could be waste-free if we lived in a Circular Economy — here's how it would work

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Teresa Domenech:</b> Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to really own a car, own a house, or own a phone. What if we just use what we need in the way we need it and then when we no longer need it or when we need something else we just change it easily.<p>Hello, my name …

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

Scientists Show How LSD Dissolves the Barrier Between You and Everyone Else

There's a reason acid trips create feeling of "oneness."<p>A distorted “sense of self” underlies certain psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia and …

Neuroscience

A new school in India will prioritize happiness instead of grades — take a look inside

Around the world, most secondary schools share a similar design: There are hallways that lead to classrooms, a front and back entrance, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium.<p>Near Chennai, India, a new boarding school called Riverbend aims to rethink traditional architecture — and curricula — in education. …

Education

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Muscle

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

A QiGong Master Demonstrating Chi Energy (Video)

Superhuman abilities have been present and written about in human literature, spanning all cultures, since the beginning of time. There are several …

Here’s How You Can Stop Absorbing ‘Negative’ Energy From Other People

Have you ever cried for no reason or expressed emotions for inexplicable reasons? Well, this could mean one of two things: There actually is a reason …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Neuroscience

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …

How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat Chromosomes

A human cell carries in its nucleus two meters of spiraling DNA, split up among the 46 slender, double-helical molecules that are its chromosomes. …

Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart

Around 1920, Justo Daza, an experienced mine worker, and Fritz Klein, a mining engineer, were scrambling over the steep mountainside terraces of Chivor, a legendary emerald site in northeast Colombia. They were breaking rocks apart with long iron poles and explosives packed into drill holes. They …

Scientists Have Finally Caught The Eerie Hum of Earth Deep Under The Sea

Ommmm.<p>For the past few decades, something has been becoming increasingly clear: Earth constantly hums, even though we can't hear it.<p>The first attempt …

Astronomers just spotted a new ‘Super Earth’ planet that feels a whole lot like home

Humans originated here on planet Earth and, all things considered, it’s a mighty nice place to be, but we won’t be able to stay here forever. …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …