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Hannah Arendt on Science, the Value of Space Exploration, and How Our Cosmic Aspirations Shed Light On the Human Condition
"Who indeed will set bounds to human ingenuity?" Galileo asked in the seventeenth century during the time he dethroned human beings from the center of the universe. "Who will assert that everything in the universe capable of being perceived is already discovered and...
The concept of Aliens or Extraterrestrial Beings living on other planets has fascinated human beings from the moment we discovered how big our universe really is. From watching alien movies like The ET to binging on TV series like The X-Files, we have often asked the...
One of the major impacts of the Internet is the widespread availability of porn. It's incredibly easy to stream it for free, yet according to a Harvard scientist it may be doing damage to your health. Kevin Majeres is a psychiatrist specializing in...
Mind & Brain
So many of us seek happiness as our greatest goal in life. What if I told you that trying to be happy was making you unhappy? New research is starting to show us that the pursuit of happiness is getting the way of actually being happy. How can this be? It's because we...
This will come as no surprise to an avid reader, but science is now proving that a great book can make your brain come alive. Not only does reading improve your memory, but science is showing that it helps us reduce stress, improve empathy and helps stave off...
Meditation is far more than just a religious practice; it is actually incredibly good for your mental, physical and emotional health. It is great for relieving stress, and has no negative side effects. Below are ten things meditation does to improve your health.
Health & Psychology
No, it's not "all in your head." Depression and all of its relatives are manifestations of glitches in the immune system and inflammatory pathways—not a neurochemical deficiency disorder. Psychiatry: A Very Special Specialty Psychiatry, unlike other fields of...
Turns out you have TWO brains!
The new transparent adhesive patch that can consistently deliver a prolonged high dose of the painkiller ibuprofen directly through the skin.
If human-caused climate change continues unabated our world could change dramatically.
Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming. But what is realyy warming the Earth?
Three decades after the worst nuclear power plant catastrophe in history, a site in Chernobyl is being reimagined as a solar energy farm—one that would be the world's largest once built. The 1986 meltdown, which released radiation at least 100 times more powerful than...
In case you forgot.
Ever wondered what water in space would look like in 6K?
How can we know that North Korea and Iran (to name a few) are exploding nuclear weapons if no inspectors have ever been granted access to suspected nuclear sites in these countries?
What would it look like to return home from outside our galaxy?
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has outlined his highly ambitious vision for manned missions to Mars, which he said could begin as soon as 2022 – three years sooner than his previous estimates.
Scientists believe Venus was once Earth-like. How is this possible and what caused the planet to turn toxic?
Doctors in Arizona are experimenting with 3D printing technology to help save the lives of babies.
Is the human body obsolete? The 10 cyborgs on this list certainly think so.
This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?