Tom Budig

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Zombie vortices may help lead to birth of new stars

Vortices arise from dead zones in disks around newly forming stars and help the stars complete their birth process.<p>A new theory by fluid dynamics …

Job Search 50: The Simple Phrase That Packs A Wallop!

Mature job-seekers are well aware of the fact that they face a number of unflattering stereotypes due to their age alone. However, by keeping one simple phrase in mind, you absolutely <i>can</i> overcome a number of negative preconceptions younger employers may be holding against you. In fact, you'll be …

What is Meditation and How It Affects Our Brains

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed to be so vague …

Magellan II's Adaptive Optics Top Hubble's Resolution

muon-catalyzed writes <i>"The incredible 'first light' images captured by the new adaptive optics system called Magellan|AO for "Magellan Adaptive</i> …

Do customers care you’ve been in business since the last century?

en_GB<p>article<p>I was intrigued to read that the Government is pioneering an initiative to approach brands that were trading 100 years ago to get their …

23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert

You might be a "quiet type" after all.<p>Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again. Although the stereotypical introvert may be the one at the party who’s hanging out alone by the food table fiddling with an iPhone, the “social butterfly” can just as easily have an introverted …

There Are No Victims In This World - Why It's Time To Accept Humanity's Power of Creation and The Soul's Journey

Michael Forrester, <i>Prevent Disease</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>It’s still a concept difficult to accept, even by those well-versed in meta-physical sciences, but we …

Relaxation Response Practice Like Deep Breathing or Meditation Found to Alter Genes

Christina Sarich, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The well known and once Harvard doctor Herbert Benson who coined the term ‘relaxation response’ has been …

5 Essential Questions to Lead You to Your Calling

I was talking to a son of a friend of mine who is 16 years old and rather evolved for his age, and I asked him, “Michael, why do you think we are …

How To Take Charge of Your Happiness Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have always opposed being told what to do or the vice versa of it. Since childhood I have lived the life of a rebel who wanted to make, follow and …

How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest collaboration with my friend and long-time meditator, Jason Marshall. Check out Jason’s blog, Living in the Now where</i> …

Become Open-Minded: The Benefits of Embracing New People and Ideas

<b>“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche</b><p>Toward the end of …

3 Quick Steps to Mindfulness

Peter O’Donoghue, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The mind is a tool to be used and directed according to one’s wishes. An out of control mind, one that has become …

Warren Buffett, age 44, explains the futility of playing the market

In 1975, shortly after joining the board of the Washington Post Company, Warren Buffett wrote a letter to the chairman and chief executive, Katherine Graham. He had some advice as to how the company should invest its pension accounts.<p>All 19 pages were recently published by Fortune, and are well …

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A magnetar at the heart of our Milky Way

Radio astronomers are using a pulsar with a strong magnetic field to investigate a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.<p>Astronomers …

How to predict the end of the universe

How can we gauge the age of the Universe – and when it might end? Cosmologist Renee Hlozek says we can do so by viewing light that has taken billions of years to reach us.<p>Renee Hlozek says there are vital clues about the fate of the Universe waiting to be discovered – clues 13 billion years in the …

ScienceCasts: Comet ISON to Fly By Mars

'Mature' Galaxies Around Not Long After Big Bang, Study Says

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to peer some 11 billion light-years into space and as many years back in time have seen something they didn't expect: fully formed galaxies when the universe was still quite young.<p>Galaxies come in three broad categories — spirals, such as our own Milky …

Do-it-yourself retirement v the plan that guarantees your income for years

There is a long-running idea in American life that all trends start on the west coast and move east. When it comes to the subject of retirement planning, let's hope that's true.<p>The do-it-yourself revolution in retirement savings has left the United States on the verge of a crisis; 30 years of …

Fantasy Football 2013: Under-the-Radar Sleepers You Must Draft

Fantasy gurus are forged during the draft, as these brilliant minds often have the foresight to identify the late-round talents that wind up becoming productive contributors in the NFL.<p>If you want to become a fantasy master and avoid drafting players that will quickly wind up in the scrap heap, you …

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Supernova lights up galaxy at the end of the Universe’s dark ages

Heavy elements detected less than a billion years after the Big Bang.<p>Early in the Universe's history, before the formation of the first stars, nearly …

Hubble Space Telescope solves a 40-year mystery

What is the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around our Milky Way galaxy? Now we know.<p>Astronomers …

"Intelligent Life May be Young in the Universe" (Weekend Feature)

Studies have shown that Jupiter-sized gas giants tend to form around stars containing more heavy elements than the Sun. However, research by a team …

How to Become a Real Estate Agent

After my grandfather sold his dry farm and retired as a supervisor in a local sugar factory, he found himself at loose ends. He needed something to …

Grinding 20-Ton Mirrors For The Giant Magellan Telescope

One of the largest telescopes ever made will reveal previously unobservable facets of our universe's past.<p>The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be one of the largest telescopes ever made, and will allow scientists to observe distant realms in unprecedented detail. It will display the far reaches …

Perseid meteor shower 2013: how to get the best view

One of the year's best astronomical events will light up the sky for the next five nights. Best of all, it's really easy to observe. You don't need telescopes or cameras, just a deckchair, blankets and a hot thermos to keep you company.<p>Wait until late at night. If the sky is clear, find the darkest …

Happiness is Not a Destination: How to Enjoy the Journey

<b>“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” ~Sydney J Harris</b><p>Being happy is for most of us one of the key aims in life. But where we often go wrong is in …

Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …