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Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

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Why does the media have a blindspot on food science?

Last week the news told us to be scared of our salad. The story came from food journalist Joanna Blythman, who had a lengthy feature article in the Guardian’s weekend magazine that took readers around a food manufacturers’ trade show, informing us of the unearthly sounding gunk lurking unseen, and …

The 13 best standup specials on Netflix

<b>(MandeePhoto/Flickr)</b><p>Looking to escape your family this holiday season? Pull up a chair with Rob Delaney and Chelsea Peretti<p>Greg Seals<p>December 24, 2014 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>For about the first half hour of festivities, Christmas is a wonderful time. The …

Lara Gasparotto's Ecstatic Kaleidoscope

Here are some of her photographs of women, nature, and women in nature.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Netherlands</i><p>Twenty five-year-old Lara Gasparotto comes from the city of Liège in Belgium and has an eye for beautiful things. Fortunately for us, she is also a photographer so she can share …

Chris Rock’s economic bombshell: What his “riots in the streets” prediction says about the American Dream

<b>Chris Rock (AP/Victoria Will)</b><p>Comedian reveals what it means to be rich today — and how little the average American really understands about it<p>Elias Isquith<p>December 3, 2014 11:45pm (UTC)<p>I’ve already written a bit about Chris Rock’s must-read interview with Frank Rich and, as much as I enjoy the …

Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon and Alaska. That number also includes the District of Columbia. As a result, Americans appear to be buying more domestic marijuana, which in turn is …

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Movie Review

Go ahead and call foul. The greedy suits have made two movies out of the last book in the bestselling <i>Hunger Games</i> trilogy because, well, they can …

Ferguson, Missouri, faces another day waiting for grand jury decision

Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.<p>"Our goal here is to keep the peace and allow …

Meditate To Improve Your Presentations...And Your Life | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design Agency

Meditation is all the rage among thought leaders and business influencers. Executives and ambitious professionals have taken to heart the old Zen …

Paramahansa Yogananda, and the legacy of India’s mission to enlighten America

Yoga and meditation are seen by the public as methods to exercise and relax, respectively. However, these are side-benefits of their actual purpose, …

Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

With the community of Ferguson, Mo., poised to receive a grand jury decision regarding possible charges in the death of Michael Brown, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday.<p>Nixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help …

Thich Nhat Hanh is in the Hospital, But He Will Never Leave Us

YesterdayI received a message that one of the greatest mindfulness and compassion teachers to grace this planet was in the hospital after …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …