Category Archives: Science

Superhuman Energy: It’s Science

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Author: Tara MacIsaac

The energy emitted by people who have reached an advanced level in meditation practice has been shown by multiple studies to exceed normal human levels by hundreds or thousands of times. Here’s a look at a few such studies. 1. Gamma Waves Off the Charts Neuroscientist Richard Davidson’s 2004 study...

Will Japanese Researchers Grow Human Organs Inside Pigs?

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Author: Tuan C. Nguyen - Video

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If all goes according to plan, professor Hiroshi Nagashima's genetically-engineered pigs will grow up with functional organs. A few of those body parts, though, will have the genetic makeup of a human. In essence, they'll be mostly swine, partly human. After successfully cloning pigs in 2007, the Tokyo-based geneticist has...

Over Time, Buddhism and Science Agree

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Author: David P. Barash

I remember my grandfather commenting—wry amusement tinged with grim resignation—that what made him finally feel old was seeing his children reach middle age. I was a child then. Now I see my own children, not quite middle aged, starting to have children of their own. Becoming a grandparent is quite...

What is Reality and What is It Made Of ?

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Author: Dejan Davcevski

Digging deeper into the understanding of reality we come to a conclusion that Reality is not exactly what we have always thought! What is reality? A question that troubled and still trouble many of the greatest minds. Almost everything is created by a combination of 2 elementary particles, Bosons and...

A Buddhist Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

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Author: Andrew Cvercko

It seems as though every day we grow closer to creating fully conscious and emergent artificial intelligences. As I’ve written about before, this poses a problem for many religions, especially those that ascribe a special place for humanity and for human consciousness in the cosmos. Buddhism stands out as an...

Plutonium From Nuclear Tests Lingers in the Atmosphere

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Author: Sarah Zielinski - Video

Particles of radioactive plutonium from nuclear testing have remained high in the stratosphere for more than 50 years, and volcanic eruptions such as Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 can bring those particles into the lower atmosphere, researchers report January 7 in Nature Communications. They caution, however, that the concentrations of particles...

Risk of Globally Cataclysmic Supervolcano Eruption Far Greater Than Thought

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Author: Steve Connor

The eruption of a “supervolcano” hundreds of times more powerful than conventional volcanoes – with the potential to wipe out civilisation as we know it – is more likely than previously thought, a study has found. An analysis of the molten rock within the dormant supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park...

Reconstruction Gives Stonehenge Man a Face

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Author: Sandrine Ceurstemont - Video

Tourists entering English Heritage's new £27 million visitor centre at Stonehenge will quickly confront its most spectacular exhibit – a man who was born 500 years before the earliest stone monument appeared at the site. He may have a touch of Hollywood about him, but this "Stonehenge Man" was once...