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This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

Chemistry

How H.R. Giger Invented Sci-Fi's Most Terrifying Monster

Taschen's monograph on the late genius H.R. Giger took ten years to complete and is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the artist's inimitable work. In this excerpt, writer Andreas J. Hirsch explains why Giger's work is like a "Rosetta Stone."<p><i>The following excerpt from Taschen's</i> …

Art

Could Dark Energy Be Caused By A Reaction To What's In The Universe?

Most of the forces and phenomena in the Universe have causes that can be easily uncovered. Two massive objects experience a gravitational force due to the fact that spacetime is curved by the presence of matter and energy. The Universe has expanded as it has over its history because of the changing …

Dark Matter

Six vehicles powered by coffee, saltwater, sewage and other crazy fuels

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to advances in automotive technology, the search for alternative fuels is pretty exciting. Of course, you've heard about biodiesel engines converted to run on used vegetable oil that sputter out little more than water and the faint smell of French fries. However, …

The black-hole collision that reshaped physics

A momentous signal from space has confirmed decades of theorizing on black holes — and launched a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.<p>The event …

Physics

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

Hillary Clinton had a tense meeting with Black Lives Matter activists

Last week, a group of activists met privately with Clinton following a speech in New Hampshire, after they showed up late to an event at which they planned to confront her.<p>They pushed her to address her role in supporting legislation signed by President Bill Clinton that increased incarceration of …

Government

Several arrests in 4th night of Ferguson protests

Police arrested more than a dozen people in Ferguson on Monday night after protesters blocked traffic during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.<p>The gathering came about 24 hours after a demonstration along West …

Sorry Einstein, 'spooky' quantum entanglement is real

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein …

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages > Well done GIF whoever crea...

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages ><br>Well done GIF whoever created it, thank you much! Added to collection!

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

Common, Vince Staples, Jay Electronica Pay Tribute to Mike Brown at the BET Hip-Hop Awards

Tonight on the Bet Hip-Hop Awards, Common, Jay Electronica, and Vince Staples took the stage to pay tribute to Mike Brown, the teenager who was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The "Kingdom" remix performance ended when Brown's parents joined them. Then, everybody in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the …

12 Things We Learned From Howard Stern's Interview With Neil Young

He's pissed at David Crosby and Barack Obama, and he's got a secret cure for weed-induced paranoia<p>Howard Stern has been asked many times over the …

This Gorgeous Image From Hubble Shines New Light On Old Cosmic Mystery

Holy Hubble!<p>It's been almost 25 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in 1990, but the orbiting observatory keeps sending exciting new images. Just check out one of Hubble's latest images below, featuring a brilliant globular cluster full of stars that shine bright like</i> …

The Other 98%

In what world does this make sense??<p>H/T to Raise The Minimum Wage

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

Net Neutrality

Halo around the sun over Normandy, France

We get many messages throughout each year from people who’ve just spotted a halo, or ring, around the sun or moon.<p>This is a classic solar halo, what …

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …

Sriracha Sauce

Democracy Demands a Journalist-Source Shield Law

The press isn’t free if it has fear of prosecution for leaks. It’s time to give reporters the same type of privilege attorneys and doctors have.<p><i>The</i></i> …

Did You See It? If Not, Here's The 'Blood Moon'

There were "whistles, cheers and howls" early Tuesday on the grounds of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles as the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse.<p>As the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> adds, "Telescopes dotting the lawn pointed upward and southward, as the moon hovered above the observatory" and …

5 Sky Events This Week: Full Lunar Eclipse and Lord of the Rings

Changing Planet<p><b>This is a big week even for the most amateur of sky-watchers, with a rare full lunar eclipse and Mars getting as close as it ever does to Earth.</b><p><b>Moon shadow play.</b> The moon will appear to be orange-red late Monday night and early Tuesday morning as it undergoes a total eclipse, the …

'Game of Thrones' spawns epic baby name boom

If you thought Apple and North were bizarre baby names, it seems that HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has spurred Americans to name their …

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Cute