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5 Zen Principles To Live By: Practical Wisdom That Instantly Improves Your Life

I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism, is full of practical wisdom.<p>When I tell …

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

But new evidence outlined in two papers published in the journal Nature challenges that hypothesis. Instead, the authors describe recently discovered remains that suggest the first Homo sapiens showed up more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought in a place many experts didn't suspect.<p>The …

Anthropology

Why one hedge-fund titan is bracing for ‘all hell to break loose’ in the stock market

Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a bleak outlook for Wall Street, and he has built a $5 billion rainy-day fund in preparation for what he …

Study offers best evidence yet that we're in a holographic universe

Don't freak out, but there's a good chance that the entire universe is actually a holographic projection. The theory isn't new -- we've been talking about it since the 90's -- but a new study from researchers in Canada, Italy and the United Kingdom hint that it's even more likely than we thought. …

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Are Remaking Themselves Around AI

Fei-Fei Li is a big deal in the world of AI. As the director of the Artificial Intelligence and Vision labs at Stanford University, she oversaw the …

Mexican experts say they have discovered what may be the original structure at the pyramid of Kukulkan at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza

Mexico

California voters approve recreational use of marijuana

Cannabis

China’s model of economic development is becoming more popular in Africa than America’s

More African countries are looking East for inspiration on how to grow and manage their economies. According to a survey by Afrobarometer, China is the second-most popular international presence on the continent, only slightly behind the United States. “China rivals the United States in influence …

China

Aliens Visited Earth 250,000 Years Ago? New Findings Seem To Suggest

Paranormal

Study Questions Accelerated Expansion Of Universe

Stephen Hawking is wrong. Humans won't compete with AI – we will merge with it

Stephen Hawking summed up the thinking of many of the researchers and funders behind artificial intelligence this week when he launched the new Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge by claiming that AI is "either the best or worst thing to happen to humanity."<p>His statement …

Singularity

Sony MDR-1000X Review: Wireless Hi-Res Headphones Offer Next-Level Noise Canceling

The wireless headphone market has been shaken up so much recently that it's hard to know where to begin when a new entry appears on the stage and announces itself as the next big thing.<p>Fortunately this latest Bluetooth offering from Sony is targeting a very specific market segment best referred to …

Consumer Tech

Report: Ecuador Has Been Sick of Julian Assange 'for Months'

It doesn’t matter if you’re an anti-secrecy activist and they’re a leftist government critical of the United States—if you happen to be Julian …

U.S. Takes Additional Steps to Ease Restrictions on Trade, Ties with Cuba

Administration drops limits on cigars, rum for returning travelers<p>WASHINGTON—The Obama administration announced new steps to loosen longstanding U.S. sanctions against Cuba, part of a gradual normalization of relations as President Barack Obama looks to make a signature policy shift permanent …

Cuba

Algorithms Aren’t Biased, But the People Who Write Them May Be

Mathematical models that create rankings often use proxies to stand in for things the modelers wish to measure but can’t<p>By<p>Jo Craven McGinty<p>A provocative new book called “Weapons of Math Destruction” has inspired some charged headlines. “Math Is Racist,” one asserts. “ Math Is Biased Against Women …

Occupy Wall Street

Judge Dismisses Newtown Families’ Lawsuit Against Gun Industry

Lawyers had crafted lawsuit over Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to slip through narrow exception to federal law<p>A Connecticut judge on Friday dismissed legal claims against the gun industry brought by families of some of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.<p>A gunman …

Guns

U.S. Seeks Curb on Chemicals Used to Make Fentanyl, a Powerful Opioid

U.N. is asked to label NPP and ANPP as controlled substances; ingredients have fueled opioid crisis<p>The U.S. has asked the United Nations to help curb the trade of chemicals used to make illicit batches of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller causing thousands of overdose deaths nationwide.<p>In a …

Opioids

ObamaCare Continues to Unravel: Major Insurers Bailing as 1.4 Million Americans Will Lose Coverage

As “open enrollment” season approaches, the number of people finding out their health insurance plans will disappear next year is growing at a …

Investors anxious as Oregonians again vote on marijuana

Last year, Golden Leaf Holdings, a leading cannabis company, paid $3.3 million for almost 100 acres of land in Oregon to build a marijuana growing, …

Cannabis

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert

"All the world's a stage." — Shakespeare AP/John Lent<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past eight years doing …

Eduardo Saverin

Why Hurricane Matthew Hit Haiti So Hard

Before Hurricane Matthew hit the United States this week the storm tore through the Caribbean, bringing torrential rain and high winds to Haiti, Cuba …

By: choiceandtruth The Vatican church, or the Roman Catholic church, has a long history of corruption and deception. Aside from literally committing acts of outright genocide several centuries ago against the Cathars, to sexually abusing children in more modern times, it is certainly one of the most corrupt organizations in history. In the year 1611 […]

Share Email Comments<p><i>By: choiceandtruth</i><p>The Vatican church, or the Roman Catholic church, has a long history of corruption and deception. Aside from …

Theology

Vitamin B12 as Protection for the Aging Brain

As a woman of a certain age who consumes a well-balanced diet of all the usual food groups, including reasonable amounts of animal protein, I tend to dismiss advice to take a multivitamin supplement. I’ve been told repeatedly by nutrition experts that the overuse of dietary supplements for …

Vitamins

Good news, stoners: Study links daily marijuana use to lower BMI

People who smoke marijuana daily may be slimmer than those who don't use the drug, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found that people in the study …

Beyond AI: Human + Machine Collaboration For The Advancement Of Humankind

It seems like almost every day a new headline warns us that artificial intelligence (AI) will soon take over the world, or at the very least steal jobs. Even when AI is not in the news, Hollywood offers up a steady stream of entertainment that depicts a very near future in which life as we know it …

Artificial Intelligence

Experts think bitcoin's tech is the future of finance

Even if bitcoin fades into obscurity, finance experts believe that the technology behind it will live on and even change how financial services work. According to a study conducted by Swiss non-profit World Economic Forum, the blockchain, which is the public ledger that makes bitcoin transactions …

How big is the universe? Attempting to answer one of astronomy’s most complex questions

The universe is a <i>big</i> place, and it’s hard to fathom the immense size given our finite ideas of distance here on Earth. Because of this, determining …

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

LIGO