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1 May 13 | Vanessa Grigoriadis, New York Magazine
The synthetic drugs being invented, refined, and produced today – and often shipped in from China – would have blown Timothy Leary’s mind. Who knows what they’re doing to the brains of users.
25 Apr 13 | Larry Dossey, Reality Sandwich
Our connections are real, and they are life-affirming. Our connections are not optional; they are obligatory and intrinsic. This implies that we cannot secede from the web of life, even if we try. On this realization our future may depend.
25 Apr 13 | Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich, Royal Society Publishing
The answer is yes, because modern society has shown some capacity to deal with long-term threats, at least if they are obvious or continuously brought to attention.
19 Apr 13 | Damien Walter, Aeon
Infatuated by celebrity, stuck in dreary work, addicted to consumerism. Only a creator culture can save us from ourselves.
19 Apr 13 | David E. Nichols, MAPS
The renowned pharmacologist and founder of the Heffter Research Institute explains the history and potential future of LSD while explaining how it affects the brain.
13 Apr 13 | University of Warwick, Physorg
Chimpanzees not only coordinate actions with each other but also understand the need to help a partner perform their role to achieve a common goal.
13 Apr 13 | Patty O’Grady, Psychology Today
Teaching students to be self-aware, self-assured, and self-sufficient.
7 Apr 13 | Olive Heffernan, Nature
Models predict that forests such as the Amazon are unlikely to die off as a result of the predicted rise in atmospheric greenhouse gases this century.
7 Apr 13 | Interview: Jennifer Jacquet, Edge
Adam Alter is interested in examining the concrete ways in which we are affected by subtle cues, such as symbols, culture, and colors. In this conversation, we learn on how we experience fluent and disfluent information.
1 Apr 13 | Rashmee Roshan Lall, Guardian
The Caribbean country aims to plant fifty million trees a year in a pioneering reforestation campaign to address one of the primary causes of the country’s poverty and ecological vulnerability.
1 Apr 13 | UC Davis, Medical Xpress
Remarkable changes occur in the brain as it prunes away neuronal connections and makes the major transition from childhood to adulthood.
25 Mar 13 | Barbara Fredrickson, Reality Sandwich
The “love hormone” oxytocin is actually more properly identified as a neuropeptide because it acts not just within your body but also within your brain. It has long been known to play a key role within social bonding and attachment.
25 Mar 13 | Interview: Naomi Klein, Yes!
A conversation with writer, spoken-word artist, and indigenous academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about “extractivism.”
19 Mar 13 | Stephen T Asma, Aeon
The more we learn about the emotions shared by all mammals, the more we must rethink our own human intelligence.
19 Mar 13 | Emily Badger, The Atlantic Cities
It’s like the cellphone replacing land line phones; the car won’t disappear overnight, but it’s following a familiar road.
13 Mar 13 | ScienceDaily
A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models.
13 Mar 13 | YouTube
Peter Russell and Eckhart Tolle discuss how meditation should be effortless, an open awareness to the present moment.
7 Mar 13 | Ta’Kaiya Blaney, You Tube
She’s only 11 years old, but she’s already been working for environmental justice for a few years now. Here, she addresses the crowd at an Idle No More event in British Columbia, Canada.
7 Mar 13 | Teafaerie, Erowid
Do psychedelics increase the potential for telepathic experiences? along with a whole-hearted affirmative yelp, performing such magic on command, can be problematic.
1 Mar 13 | Julie Rehmeyer, Nature
In general, systems of high complexity, including living things but ranging from the Internet to social networks, are often impossible to track in all their details. A new technique helps to untangle such systems from metabolism to social networks.
1 Mar 13 | Pam Grossman, Reality Sandwich
In 2013 we will channel the spirit of the witch, honor the earth, and elevate women and girls to equality all over the world – feminine magic that we are manifesting together.
25 Feb 13 | Lizzie Wade, Science
Can sex pheromones evolve without anyone noticing? A team of researchers found that one wasp species has developed a specific scent, which keeps it from mating with other species.
25 Feb 13 | Mark Rowlands, Aeon
In play an adult can become like a child, fully absorbed in the here-and-now. Play, not work, brings us fully to life.
19 Feb 13 | Philippa Warr, Wired UK
Based on 637 languages currently spoken in Asia and the Pacific, a computer program takes theories and rules about how the spoken word change over time to work and applies them to contemporary languages.
19 Feb 13 | Interview: Joanna Harcourt-Smith, Future Primitive
Stephen H. Buhner is a poet and the author of books on nature, indigenous cultures, and herbal medicine. A conversation about the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth. Audio.