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Elon Musk's idea for city-to-city rockets just might work

City-To-City Rockets<p>Your day might start like this. You wake to a barrage of email and texts: Your boss wants you at an urgent meeting in London …

5 science fiction books Hollywood needs to turn into amazing movies

As you all line up to see <i>Blade Runner: 2049,</i> the sequel to the enormously influential <i>Blade Runner</i>, this week, remember the first film was based on an atmospheric story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick. So we started thinking: what other science fiction novels need a big …

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Japanese siblings accept WWII soldier's flag from US veteran

HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more …

Japan

Every sunset ends with a green flash. Why is it so hard to see?

Don't blink.<p>The finale of every sunset is green. Try to catch it, if you can. The story of the so-called green flash begins by answering this question: Why is the sky blue?<p>Sunlight contains every visible color, each with its own wavelength. Light travels as ripples, with crests and valleys; …

Astronomy

Exclusive: Conclusive Proof That We Need to Take Immediate Action Against Climate Change

Vital Signs of a Warming World<p>Melting glaciers. Rising seas. Extreme weather events. Perhaps there are no melting ice caps in your backyard. Perhaps …

Stage Five Of Qi Cultivation – Directing Qi

Our Body’s Innate Capacity To Heal<p>As our qi cultivation journey continues, I’d invite you to consider now what typically we take for granted: the …

Buddhist Mindfulness Training & Qigong Practice

The Best of Both Worlds<p>A major theme in Buddhist Mindfulness practice is insight into impermanence (aniccha). There is a deep link between the …

391-Year-Old Bonsai Tree Survived Hiroshima Bombings and Keeps Growing

If trees could talk, this bonsai would certainly have a lot of to say. Planted in 1625, it’s lived a lot of history in its nearly 400 years. Currently located at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., it was gifted to the United States by bonsai master Masaru Yamaki in 1976. Little did …

How I survived the Hiroshima atomic bomb

Hiroshima: the horror of the world's first atomic bombing, by Chisako Takeoka, who was a young factory worker living in the city at the time<p>August 6, 1945. I had finished my night shift at a local factory in Hiroshima and had the next day off work, so I planned to go to the mountains in nearby …

Hiroshima

Haunting footage from Hiroshima 10 years before it was nuked

Newly digitally remastered footage shows daily life in the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1935. A nuclear bomb was dropped on the city in August 1945, …

Climate Doomsday Essay 'Is Exactly What We Don't Need'

It's not often that an article about climate change becomes one of the most hotly debated issues on the internet—especially in the midst of a …

Cinematic Film Look on a DSLR

November 23, 2015<p>How can we make our films look more expensive & professional?<p>This subject has been talked about many times here on YouTube, but I …

Cinematography

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Yazidi Child Soldiers Take Revenge on ISIS

A year ago, the U.S. went back to Iraq to defend the Yazidis. Now the youngest of them, coached by a Marxist terrorist organization, are training to …

Middle East

Here's How Far Our Music Has Traveled Into Deep Space

Remember the famous opening scene from the 1997 sci-fi classic Contact--the one that shows just how far into deep space radio broadcasts bearing our music have traveled?<p>A new website turns that mind-blowing sci-fi conceit into a real-life interactive "map" that lets you track the progress of our …

Universe

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’s’ Feminine Mystique: A Dystopian Tale of Reproductive Rights

Whereas the first Mad Max films were inspired by the ’70s oil crisis, Fury Road is an unabashedly feminist manifesto about women’s ownership over …

Mad Max

How you can get paid to travel

Earning an income while travelling is also easier than you think. While joining airline and hotel loyalty clubs might get you a free ticket or a …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Discover Haruki Murakami’s Advertorial Short Stories: Rare Short-Short Fiction from the 1980s

No profile of Haruki Murakami, the most globally popular novelist alive, fails to refer to the high number of languages (as of this writing, the …

The 7 Creepiest Uses Of Technology In Human History

There is a thin line between art and science that will one day be erased when the robots take over and all art becomes human organs smashed onto cold …

Blood moon: After the solar eclipse see what cosmic events are hitting our skies in 2015

Thousands of sky watchers who flocked to see the solar eclipse are preparing for the next big celestial event - the Blood Moon.<p>It looks like the …