Archive for Science & Nature

The Wave

Shown by BBC Earth on October 21, 2014 - a stunning geological formation, known as the Wave, captured on film as never before [...]

Sea Lion Boards Boat for Food

By Leon Siciliano, video source Newsflare / tony1971, published in The Telegraph, UK, on November 6, 2014. [...]

Tweaking Bacterial DNA to Fast-track Evolution

Article published by BBC Future on August 21, 2014 explains why reprogramming tiny life could reap rich rewards. [...]

Linguistic Family Tree

Where do all our many languages come from? There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today yet about 2,000 of them are spoken by less than 1,000 people. [...]

10 Things You May Not Know About Laughter

By Prof Sophie Scott, University College London, published on BBC on October 25, 2014. [...]

The Flow State

Jason Silver writes on October 10, 2014 on ideapod. [...]

Google Knowledge Vault

Hal Hodson reports in New Scientist on August 20, 2014 that Google is building the largest store of knowledge in human history – and it's doing so without any human help. [...]

How to Save Your Memory

Are there ways to stop yourself losing your memory? The latest brain research suggests there’s hope for the forgetful. [...]

Red Moon on October 8, 2014

The second of four lunar eclipses (2014 -2015) that cause the moon to turn red. [...]

Full Circle Rainbow Over Oz

Dominique Mosbergen reports in The Huffington Post on October 2, 2014: [...]

The Baby Elephant

Naina remembers an incident from her childhood when she was living in Assam. [...]

The Tree of Forty Fruit

Syracuse University professor and contemporary artist Sam Van Aken spent nine years growing a single tree. At TEDxManhattan, he introduces his work and art, combining sophisticated technology with traditional modes of art-making. [...]

How the Universe Was Created…

... or was it? Published by BBC Future on August 12, 2014 [...]

Getting To Know Each Other

A cat on a boat, a dolphin in the water... [...]

Everything is Energy

Waking Times published this article by Brandon West on July 17, 2014 [...]

It Kind of Happened…

Photographer Clark Little dives head on into largest waves on Earth. [...]

The Science Delusion

Rupert Sheldrake, author of "Science Set Free", speaks on TEDx (this video was later removed, sparking a controversy about TED's censorship). [...]

Planetary Panoramas

A multiple camera, 360 degree, night-sky time-lapse (one of the first of its kind!) by photographer Vincent Brady and his friend, musician Brandon McCoy. [...]

Robots Are Coming!

Bodhisagar visited a conference on 'legged robotics' at ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. [...]

Stephen Hawking: Artificial Intelligence Could be a ‘Real Danger’

Chris Matyszczyk reports in CNET on June 16, 2014 about John Oliver’s interview with Stephen Hawking who shows a wonderful sense of humour. [...]

Wolves Change Rivers

A 'trophic cascade' occurred in Yellowstone National Park in the US after wolves were introduced after being absent for nearly 70 years. [...]

Obsessed with Immortalility

In this TEDx Bratislava talk, Stephen Cave speaks on what he calls "the biggest bias of all": [...]

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

A beautifully conceived video with captivating visuals and profound commentary. Part 1 of 4 videos. [...]

Popularity and Danger of Nano-Particles

A look at the latest scientific excitement about nano-particles and their side effects on the human body. [...]

A Red Moon

A total lunar eclipse will be visible from several locations on Earth, depending on which time zone people live in. [...]

Plant Intelligence

From an article by Sarah Griffiths in the Daily Mail published on January 17, 2014. [...]

Synchronicity and the Holographic Universe

Excerpt from an interview with Michael Talbot: “There is no separation between people.” [...]

Best Friends

Tory is an island 14.5 km off the north-west coast of County Donegal in Ireland. [...]

The Most Astounding Fact about the Universe

...explained by Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson [...]

Spirit, not Diabolo

Watch an incredible transformation happen when Anna Breytenbach communicates with an abused black leopard. [...]

Mapped Universe

Our planet is small, a mere speck in our universe. [...]

Surf’s Up for Black Swans

A group of black swans have been filmed surfing off a beach on the Gold Coast, Australia. [...]

Biontology Shows Inner Light

Christina Sari reports in Natural Society on December 20, 2013 that with the help of a new science light stored in our DNA can be measured and show our probable state of well-being. [...]

Are We Living in a Hologram?

Ellie Zolfagharifard in the Daily Mail on December 12, 2013 explains how a team of Japanese physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection. [...]

Mindfulness and Thoughts

Researchers finally show how mindfulness and your thoughts can induce specific molecular changes to your genes, writes Michael Forrester on December 5, 2013 in ‘Prevent Disease’. [...]

Global Wind Patterns

A new interactive map of global wind patterns is mind blowing (pun intended). [...]

Bimini Dolphin Tales

A taste of summer: Atmo and Amlas wrote... [...]

History of our World in 18 Minutes

David Christian is a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, and since the 1980s has become interested in world history on very large scales. [...]

Smart Bra

As reported widely in the media recently, Microsoft is developing a ‘smart bra’ that will be able to detect women’s moods and combat overeating. [...]

Leopard Changes its Spots

Rare footage of a leopard bonding with a baby baboon after having killed its mother [...]

Oldest Buddhist Shrine Uncovered

The discovery of the shrine pushes back Buddha’s birth date, writes Dan Vergano of National Geographic. [...]

A Conscious Internet?

Brandon Keim of wired.com reports on Neuroscientist Christof Koch’s radical theory of how networks might become conscious. [...]

Comet ISON Shines Green

The latest images of the comet of the century. [...]

Sun About to Flip Magnetic Field

According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun's vast magnetic field is about to flip. [...]

Processes of Consciousness

Regina Meredith talks with Konstantin Korotkov, Professor of Physics at St. Petersburg State Technical University in Russia, about how we can see energy using scientific principles. [...]

Photographs of the Soul

Russian scientist Konstantin Korotkov photographed a person at the moment of his death with a bioelectrographic camera. [...]

Aura Portraits

Striking photographs that capture the colours of a person's aura and reflect how they feel. [...]

Much Ado About Nothing: ‘A Universe from Nothing’

“God is unnecessary - or at best redundant,” writes theoretical physicist Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss in the bestselling science book, “A Universe from Nothing”. [...]

Messy Desks and Creativity

The Telegraph, UK, reports about a new study that compared messy desks with tidy desks. [...]

Converting Plastic into Oil

Tao alerted us to this video that shows the machine invented by Akinori Ito that turns plastic waste into oil. [...]