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10 amazing archaeological discoveries of 2015

2015 has been a year of compelling discoveries. From sunken ships to megalithic stones, colorful mosaics, intact tombs, 2015 gave us a rich view into …

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Scientists May Have Found Evidence of a Parallel Universe

Who's out there?<p>Ranga-Ram Chary, a researcher at Planck's U.S. Data Center in California, might have found evidence of another universe.<p>Chary …

Alkonost and the Gamayun, the mythical beings of Slavic folklore

The Alkonost and the Gamayun are mythological creatures with the body of a bird and the head of a beautiful woman. They derive from Slavic and Old …

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

We Never Actually Die: The Science Behind Eternal Consciousness | Spirit Science

A book called “Biocentrism: How life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature and the universe” stirred the Internet, stating …

Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But …

Cryptocurrency

This is how the universe will end: not with a bang but a rip | Kurzweil

A radical new timeline of the life of the universe (credit: Jeremy Teaford, Vanderbilt University)<p>Vanderbilt University mathematicians have come up …

20 Meditation Tips for Beginners

If you're new to meditation, then you might feel overwhelmed when trying to keep so many instructions in your head: <i>watch your breathing, calm your mind, keep your back straight...</i><p>To take the pressure off and allow your practice to unfold more naturally, here are 20 priceless tips to help you get …

Meditation

10 Effective Ways To Make You A Faster Learner

It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: <i>An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in …

Economics

Magi: Adventure of Sinbad's New Original Video Anime Previewed in Video

Conclusion to "Capture of Valefor Dungeon" story ships on July 7<p>Shogakukan began streaming a promotional video for the <i>Magi: Adventure of Sinbad</i> …

An Alternative Approach to Nuclear Fusion: Think Smaller

A UK group is trying to use new superconducting tech to make a smaller fusion reactor.<p>Nuclear fusion is the energy of the Sun and the stars, and there's a worldwide scientific quest to produce it as a clean, sustainable energy source.<p>In Europe, the international scientific community has supported …

Dark matter map begins to reveal the universe's early history

Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the University of Tokyo and other institutions have begun a wide-area survey …

Nike and Neymar might have just shown us the future of virtual reality

Watch this on a smartphone in the YouTube app, then come back here.<p>To promote its new soccer cleats, Nike has made a virtual reality video of Brazilian soccer phenom Neymar scoring a goal for the national team (something he won’t actually be doing any time soon). Move the video around, and you’ll …

Science proves what you suspected: hiking's good for your mental health

Do not underestimate the power of a walk in the woods: A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help combat depression.<p>Previous research has shown that just a 50-minute walk in nature can improve your mood, …

Mental Health

MOD to release UK's top secret UFO 'X-Files' that 'could prove aliens exist'

GETTYWill release of top secret UK UFO files reveal proof of aliens?<p>The major boost for alien hunters can be exclusively revealed by Express.co.uk on …

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Rice University installs powerful electron microscope with sub-nanoscale resolution | Kurzweil

The Titan Themis microscope at Rice University incorporates a variety of detectors, including X-ray, optical, and multiple electron detectors and a …

Precision Medicine Initiative®

January 30, 2015, by Harold Varmus, M.D.<p>This is a transformational moment for cancer research. Thanks to the investment by Congress in NCI and NIH …

Scientists have made the first fully functional artificial human brain cells

But there is more to the idea behind this synthetic neuron than simply proving that it can be done. The team reckons that in the future, it might be possible to actually use these devices in patients to replace damaged nerves, for example, to help treat injury or disease. They may also have a place …

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Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …