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Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

War veterans: Confessions of a Japanese kamikaze pilot, Nazi officer, Russian war hero and more...

Photographer Sasha Maslov has tracked down more than 100 Second World War veterans over the last decade - and has travelled around the world to photograph them at home. Among his subjects are a Japanese pilot who was recruited at just 14, a German officer who risked execution by his own country to …

The Map of Mathematics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Math Fit Together

Back in December, you hopefully thoroughly immersed yourself in <i>The Map of Physics</i>, an animated video--a visual aid for the modern age--that mapped …

Mathematics

The best home 3D printer for beginners (so far)

<i>By Signe Brewster</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>Though 3D printers …

3D Printing

Russian deep-sea fisherman's Twitter feed is filled with nightmares

Earth's most mysterious and creepiest creatures remain mostly untouched in the deep ocean.<p>If you're into weird, strange and downright scary species …

Astronomers discover signs of giant planet being born in star's dust cloud

Signs of a planet being born around a star have been discovered by astronomers.<p>The star is 176 light-years from Earth and was observed through an …

This motorized wheel adds electric power to your bike

GeoOrbital brings a novel idea to Kickstarter<p>Many different kinds of personal transportation are undergoing an electric revolution, but electric <i>bikes</i> might make up the biggest section of the market. In fact, it's boomed fast enough that we're already seeing weird, alternative ideas pop up. A …

Bike Lanes

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The ultimate guide to 3D technologies

We’ve been hearing about how 3D and “holograms” will become an integral part of lives for a long time.<p>It infuses our pop culture, and from Panasonic’s first commercialized first 3D TV system in 2010 to our present day fascination with VR/AR, it has become more and more of a focus for both our …

Scientists discover another design principle for building nanostructures

When it comes to the various nanowidgets scientists are developing, nanotubes are especially intriguing. That's because hollow tubes that have …

Why Torture Doesn't Work

Torture is pointless, useless and degrading for all involved – there are better ways to gather information from other human beings. Discussions and …

3 Trends That Will Completely Change the World by 2020

Ideas are the true currency of this next century.<p><i>What are the most promising disruptive innovations for the decade 2011-2020? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, blogger, author,</b> …

Science News' favorite books of 2015

This biography of Alexander von Humboldt explores how the 19th century German naturalist’s expeditions helped lay the groundwork for our modern …

'Free' Trade, Jobs And Income Inequality: It's Not As Easy As We Might Think

<i>Cheap imports, offshoring of production and the global expansion of financial markets have driven U.S. corporate and financial profits to</i> …

Our biology wants us untethered. So why does society place so much emphasis on monogamy?

Monogamy is a mystery. A Martian zoologist, visiting Earth and noting our basic biology — not to mention our frequent philandering — would conclude that monogamy is not "natural" to the human species. So why is it so widely promulgated, especially in the modern Western world?<p>Of course, just because …

University of Washington

Seven Steps To Keep Donald Trump And European Populists Out Of Power

Donald Trump keeps winning Republican Party primaries. He is the favorite to take the GOP presidential nomination. More important, he could be America’s next president.<p>The public symbol of American liberty and exceptionalism. The international exponent of American principles and values. The world’s …

There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins | Philip Ball

The gravitational waves theorist saw physics as no one else did, but if he was around today his time would be spent chasing grants or tenures<p>The discovery of gravitational waves has been hailed as yet another vindication of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, unveiled a century ago. …

Physics

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

One statistic shows just how dramatically our energy system is changing

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>In mid-2015, when the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, it made a prediction of sorts. Under the new policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector, the EPA said, coal use would decline and the use of natural gas and renewables …

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This is how science lost God: Atheism, evolution and the long road to Richard Dawkins’ latest Twitter controversy

<b>René Descartes, Richard Dawkins (Wikimedia/AP/Fiona Hanson)</b><p>The roots of today’s battles over atheism, science, religion and climate change actually date back centuries<p>Bill Mesler • H. James Cleaves II<p>January 17, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search …

New Shock Wave Engines Have the Potential to Triple Fuel Efficiency in Hybrid Vehicles

We’ve seen a number of innovations focused on improving the efficiency of hybrid cars. But while most of these new ideas have focused on optimizing …

Engineers Combine Biological Energy-Harvesting with Electronic Circuits

The future promises bomb-sniffing dogs on a chip and so much more.<p>Engineers at Columbia University have, for the first time, successfully plugged an electronic circuit into a biological energy-harvesting system constructed only from raw molecular materials. The advance, described Monday in Nature …

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

UK jets strike ISIS oilfield; Iraq has warning for Turkey

<b>(CNN) —</b> British fighter planes have carried out their first sorties against the ISIS terrorist group in Syria. But in Iraq, the government has a message for Turkish forces who say they are fighting ISIS as well: Please get out.<p>The British Ministry of Defense said its Typhoon and Tornado jets had …

Livermore researchers create energy-storing 3D printed "liquid smoke" aerogel

Apr. 23, 2015 | By Simon<p>Aerogel, which is called “Liquid Smoke”, is a synthetic porous ultralight material that’s aderived from gel. Unlike more …

15 Fascinating Facts About The SR-71 Blackbird, The Fastest Plane On Earth

April 21, 2015 | Rachel<p>1. The SR-71 Blackbird aircraft was built by Lockheed Martin and took its first flight in 1964. It was retired by NASA in 1999.<p>…

Five Future Weapon Systems That Will Change Warfare

<b>Five Futuristic Weapons That Could Change Warfare -- J. Michael Cole, National Interest</b><p>Predicting which five weapons will have the greatest impact on …