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science | 5 sept 14 | Michael Balter, sciencemag
Humans are generally highly cooperative and often impressively altruistic, quicker than any other animal species to help out strangers in need.
mind | 1 sept 14 | Kat McGowan, Quanta Magazine
Your DNA is supposed to be your blueprint, your unique master code, identical in every one of your tens of trillions of cells. It is why you are you, indivisible and whole, consistent from tip to toe.
eco | 1 sept 14 | Eeva Haaramo, Norse Code
By 2025, the Finnish capital will have transformed its public transport network – with the help from some clever analytics and more.
culture | 28 aug 14 | Sarah Levine, Reality Sandwich
We are seeing festival culture move beyond being merely a hedonistic playground and into a realm where radical engagement can occur. A recent pilgrimage made this clear.
mind | 27 aug 14 | Peter Russell, YouTube
Seven different perspectives on Oneness.
culture | 25 aug 14 | John Danaher, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Voltaire once said that “work saves a man from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.” Many people endorse this sentiment. But what about the right not to work? A philosophical disquisition.
mind | 25 aug 14 | David Pearce, YouTube
Discussion on mental health in the third millennium, MDMA and beyond.
mind | 19 aug 14 | Luis R. Valadez, Learning Mind
Our human brains trick us into believing in the idea of separation when in truth, nothing is truly separated.
life | 19 aug 14 | Michael Graziano, Aeon
Why do laughter, smiles and tears look so similar? Perhaps because they all evolved from a single root.
life | 13 aug 14 | Sathya Achia Abraham, Eric Peters, Virginia Commonwealth University
As of this year, scientists have named and described over 10 000 reptiles, marking a new milestone in cataloging one of the most diverse vertebrate groups.
mind | 13 aug 14 | University of Tuebingen, ScienceDaily
Personality plays an important role in knowledge exchange. Givers share more important knowledge than takers, according to a recent study.
eco | 7 aug 14 | Michael Graham Richard, treehugger
India’s Rural Development Ministry has decided to try to tackle two problems at the same time: Youth unemployment and bad air quality. It has unveiled a plan to hire up to 300 000 youths to plant 2 billion trees along the country’s highways.
mind | 7 aug 14 | James W. Jesso, Psychedelic Press UK
Spiritual maturity requires a regular process or practice of some type to bring the essence of wisdom that a psychedelic experience offers into one’s life as a whole.
| 1 aug 14 | J. F. Martel, Reality Sandwich
Art doesn’t begin when you realize that you have something to say. It begins at the hour when there is nothing left to say, when everything has been said, when what must be said is unspeakable. It is a way to the sacred.
life | 1 aug 14 | Carlin Flora, Aeon
Everyone thinks that too much praise can turn children into entitled monsters but the science isn’t nearly that simple.
science | 25 july 14 | Carl Zimmer, Quanta Magazine
Newly discovered patterns in evolution may help scientists make accurate short-term predictions.
mind | 25 july 14 | Terence McKenna, Reality Club Archives
A talk from and an interview from 27 March 1990, with one of the leading authorities on the ontological foundations of shamanism and a fixture of popular counterculture.
culture | 21 july 14 | Dick Pelletier, Instititute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Imagine if you could jump into a parallel universe where another you is living a more exciting life than yours; and you could swap places if you like. Glimpse at humanity’s long range future.
eco | 21 july 14 | Carlo Leifert, Cambridge University Press
In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts finds significant differences between organic and non-organic food.
science | 17 july 14 | Paul Levy, Reality Sandwich
Science is the wisdom tradition par excellence of our modern age. Quantum physics can be likened to a genuine spiritual path in that its study becomes a “royal road” beyond both physics and the physical dimension into the realm of metaphysics.
mind | 17 july 14 | Nury Vittachi, Science 2.0
Cognitive scientists are becoming increasingly aware that a metaphysical outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought processes that it cannot be expunged.
life | 14 july 14 | Gaia Vince, BBC
Is our species evolving into something new? Is a new superorganism taking over Earth. A provocative argument that humanity is transforming, already having a huge effect on life on our planet.
mind | 14 july 14 | Francesca Davenport, Imperial College London
New research shows that our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during mind-expanding drug trips with psilocybin or the chemically related LSD.
life | 9 july 14 | Andrew Beattie, MAHB
On an individual level they regulate the development and physiology of our bodies while on a global level they underpin our food supply and provide the basic resources for many industries essential to human wellbeing.
mind | 9 july 14 | Peter Russell, YouTube
Exploring the question “Who am I?” What is known may change, but the knower, the true Self, never does.