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A non-binary, gender fluid creature of indeterminate sexuality

If you don't know what that means, Piers Morgan lays out the widely discussed insufferable gender issue that is flooding the world; he got our ear. Published in Mailonline on [...]

Khachapuri – a Georgian cousin to pizza

Hot on the heels of hearing about the expanding buddhafield in Georgia (Europe), we also got the details on a gooey, addictive, cheese-stuffed flatbread, ubiquitous in Georgia. [...]

“What is silence? Why is it more important now than ever?”

"Silence can be anywhere, any time – it’s just in front of your nose. I create it for myself as I walk up the stairs, prepare food or merely focus on my breathing," writes [...]

Poem of the Atoms

Rumi's timeless poem, part of the soundtrack of the film Bab'Aziz, composed by Armand Amar, performed by Salar Aghili and Haroun Teboul.

Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online

Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis can now be downloaded to read this historic and compelling research by the then little-known 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate.

Everyone is distracted… all of the time

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks [...]

How the river Ganges was taken to London

About an extraordinary journey that was made possible by the largest silver objects ever produced. Explained by Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum.

All of us are energy

Scientific argument for the mystical experience given in a riveting speech with core statements about oneness and energy by Jeff Liebermann at TEDxCambridge.

The road from Killar via Kishtwar to Pangi

Not for the faint-hearted - a road with toe-curling vistas! Can you watch the 5-min video to the end?

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

"Only when you have something that is truly worth complaining about ... engage in solution-oriented complaining." Article by Travis Bradberry, published in Entrepreneur.

Veda Village in St Petersburg

An interesting experiment in Russia invites vegetarians to live and evolve together in a healthy, supportive environment. Published in SOTT and RT on October 14, 2017.

Why do we celebrate Halloween?

A video about the origins of Halloween. Why do we carve pumpkins and 'trick or treat'?

The Atlantic Slave Trade

315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives. Link to a two-minute animation. Article by Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie, published in 'Slate'.

How the food you eat affects your gut

In this video, Shilpa Ravella shares the best foods for a healthy gut.

Location of the soul

Two eminent scientists believe to have located the soul in the human body. Written by Ivan (who added a relevant quote by Osho) at Ancient Code, published on October 18, 2017.

All of us are energy

Jim Carrey is a well-known Canadian-American actor and quirky comedian. He also acted in several unusual outstanding movies which are early pointers to his present life and [...]

The gardeners of Kabul

Kabul and Afghanistan have become associated with war and violence for decades. Among all strife, people keenly aware of the importance of trees and plants persevered to maintain [...]

Dark humour

It appears to be the funniest sign of high intelligence; result of a study published on PsyBlog and SOTT on October 15, 2017.

Are we heading towards a godless society?

No one believes God exists because it is a 'preposterous' idea, according to Graham Lawton, in 'How to be Human' by the New Scientist. Phoebe Weston in Mail Online, UK, September [...]

A train passenger’s view of India

Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him. Published on BBC on September 23, 2017.

Love prohibited to be listed as an ingredient

Of all the bizarre moves federal US agencies (and many also in other countries these days) came up with in the last few years, this one beats them all! Published in The Kansas City [...]

Stunning 30-day time-lapse taken from a cargo ship

The vastness of the world's oceans is something not many ponder on. Watching this spectacular time-lapse of a cargo ship's journey over the course of a month will infuse you with [...]

A ‘hidden portal’ to another world

An underground cave in Vietnam is probably beyond anything you’ve ever come across! It’s mesmerizing, it’s mysterious, it’s beautiful and magical. Published by Ivan in [...]

It’s in the eyes that see

For those who participated in Enlightenment Intensive (now Who Is In), wisps of memories will arise - and tears - then as now. A four minute experience to look beyond borders in a [...]

Dalit women breaking stereotypes

Savita Devi is leading a group of 10 Dalit (formerly known as untouchable) women who have broken stereotypes by coming together to form a drum band. Published on BBC on October 2, [...]

Not here – Alan’s choices

Phyllis Shacter shares a very personal story about love and courage - and her husband Alan's choice to die with the aid of VSED, voluntary stopping eating and drinking. Recorded at [...]

The avid watchers of India’s old school travelling cinemas

For seven decades now, travelling cinemas have been transporting the magic of movies to audiences across rural India. Published on BBC on September 27, 2017.

Earliest origins of zero symbol revealed

Carbon dating shows an ancient Indian manuscript has the earliest recorded origin of the zero symbol. Published on BBC, September 15, 2017.

Something extraordinary is happening in the world

... and most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening, writes Gustavo Tanaka in Wake-Up World.

Brian Weiss: Past-Life Regression Session

Having reported previously on Dr Brian Weiss and his important work into regressions and healing, we gladly show now this video to participate from home in a past life regression [...]

Biocentrism – no death exists, only continual nows

The past, present and future are not absolutes, demolishing the idea of time as inviolable. Video about biocentrism.

Scientist concludes death is only an illusion, it is not real

Scientist Dr Robert Lanza says in his book 'Biocentrism', that death is an illusion generated by our consciousness. Furthermore, life does not end when the body dies, and it can [...]

Consciousness is the Key to World Change

"Those craftily manipulating and controlling our society are caring less and less about whether or not we buy into their false reality, played out in the world 'theatre of [...]

Walking barefoot

Studies show what happens to the human body when we walk barefoot, writes Arjun Walia in Collective Evolution on August 24, 2017.

The supernatural weapons of the Mahabharata and their world destroying power

In view of the ever erupting tensions and threats between countries who hold nuclear weapons, it is interesting to note that we've been there before. Wu Mingren explains the [...]

The defiance of an ‘untouchable’ New York subway worker

Sujatha Gidla, who was born into the Dalit caste and now works as a conductor on the New York City Subway, wrote a remarkable and candid memoir, 'Ants Among Elephants'. Sudha G [...]

Addiction to economic growth is killing us

Anthropologist Dr Jason Hickel questions if economic growth really makes our lives better. He is the author of 'The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions'. [...]

Monsoon

Always long-awaited, a collective sigh is heard once monsoon starts in India. The rains are an annual blessing yet often resulting in floods, hardship and death.

An Open Letter from Guam to America

Following the increasing political war speeches on this planet, it is obvious that we, the people, are forgotten in all those grand schemes and threats. Victoria-Lola M. Leon [...]

The religion disaster

A noted speaker, Hans Wilhelm has been inspiring audiences around the world with his spiritual and life-affirming concepts that he shares in many of his more than 200 books that he [...]

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

From the northern lights to noctilucent clouds, the range of subjects in this year's competition covers all things astronomical. Here is a selection of the shortlisted images. [...]

FB shuts down AI robots after they start talking to each other in strange language

Facebook abandoned an experiment after two artificially intelligent programs appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they understood. Andrew Griffin [...]

Move over, Facebook

Deidre Macken points out why Facebook’s business model turns users to Instagram, Snapchat; published in The Australian on July 1, 2017.

French supermarket chain celebrates inglorious produce

Carolanne Wright reports stunning results in the campaign against food waste. Published in WakeUp World.

How doctors die – it’s not like the rest of us, but it should be

An article by Ken Murray, MD, published in Zócalo; "How has it come to this – that doctors administer so much care that they wouldn’t want for themselves? The simple, or [...]

Coping with dementia

While humans are reaching a longer lifespan, afflictions such a dementia and Alzheimer's are also on the rise. Instead of separating old people from their families who feel they [...]

The problem solving booth

A young clinical psychologist in London launched a bold experiment, setting up open-air cubicles in a park to help people solve problems with accidental strangers. Published on BBC [...]

How not to be offended

There is an ancient and well-kept secret to happiness which the Great Ones have known for centuries, writes Shemsi Prinzivalli.

The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power

Alarm bells have been sounding for years but most smartphone users ignore them, and are seen forever hunched over their device, busy with seemingly urgent transmissions. So here's [...]

Yoga and meditation can change your genes

A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness exercises can actually reverse stress-related changes in genes, writes Amanda McMillan in TIME Magazine, published [...]