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Why We Laugh: Science of Laughter

In this TED Talk, British neuroscientist Prof. Sophie Scott delves deeply into the matter of laughter.

Plants Respond to Pain

Experiments with plants shown on the Smithsonian Channel.

People and Plants Draw Energy from Others

New research findings were released in the online journal Nature Communications published by the renowned journal Nature. Published by on March 24, 2015.

The Divided Brain

Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist and author of the book 'The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.'

The Universe Kind of ‘Complexity Machine’

Study on human purpose and creation of complexity by Clemson University, USA, published by Science Daily on January 23, 2015.

Power from the Universe

Special celestial events are upon us on 20th March 2015.

Time Lapse: Five Years On The Sun’s Surface

February 11, 2015 marked five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day.

A Cosmic Tug-of-War

Reported by Jaqueline Howard in The Huffington Post on February 20, 2015

View From the Dark Side of the Moon

There's always been a mystery about the dark side of the moon.

How Plants Communicate and Think

An amazing 50-minute nature documentary from the BBC (from 2009).

Stephen Hawking Warns AI Could End Mankind

Rory Cellan-Jones writes on BBC on December 2, 2014.

My Weird Voice

Why does your voice sound different to you than to everyone else?

Early Bird Or Night Owl?

Your sleep schedule says a lot about your personality, reports Jaqueline Howard in The Huffington Post on December 1, 2014.

An Inventory of the Invisible

A speech by John Lloyd at TED.

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.

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.

Full Circle Rainbow Over Oz

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

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 [...]

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.

How Does Facebook Make its Money?

Ever wondered how the financial side of Facebook works? Here some answers:

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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.