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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 [...]

Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon

The world's longest and oldest 'art gallery' filled with tens of thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs is located deep in the Utah desert in the Western United States, writes [...]

Wacky road regulations in other countries

In particular there's this odd law in Alabama, USA (where else?), where it is illegal to drive blindfolded. Who knew?

The Tejas Express

The Tejas Express with coaches in attractive orange hues has begun running between Mumbai and the tourist state of Goa. Published by BBC News, 25 May 2017.

Remember oneness

Examining the role that stories play in how we think about ourselves and each other, offering a glimpse at a new emerging story that can help bring about a more sustainable world. [...]

Transforming anger into disarming

Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari is the creator of the 'Vulnerability Series', that brings awareness to the plight of five million refugees that fled from Syria. A number that [...]

Taiwan’s forest bus

Passengers used to crammed public transport in Taipei, Taiwan's capital, have been offered a fragrant leafy ride.

Why Is Earth’s Schumann Resonance Accelerating?

This very relevant far-reaching essay by Dr Kathy Forti was published on trinfiniti8.com on September 2015.

How the British say ‘no’ politely

Helpful and humorous English lesson with Benjamin.

The importance of hugging each other

Sannyasins are widely known for their spontaneous loving hugs. Yet who knew the significance of touch for the emotional and physical health for all humans - from newborns to old [...]

Unacknowledged

A new documentary by Dr. Steven Greer exposes a huge cover-up, maybe the largest in our history so far. Arjun Walia has the story; published in Collective Evolution on May 12, [...]

106 year-old Indian woman stars in cooking videos

Mastanamma from Andhra Pradesh doesn't have a birth certificate to prove her 106 years but has millions of followers who can't have enough of her recipes and #GrannyWisdom.

The hidden world of EMF bombardments made visible

Colourful yet hauntingly disturbing images of EMF's have been brought to light. Alanna Ketler at Collective Evolution has the story and encourages your body to take breaks from the [...]

Springtime exuberance

A stunning time-lapse video showing spring flowers blooming, by New York-based visual effects artist Jamie Scott.

Irrefutable proof: the power of Om

A very small baby stops crying inconsolably as soon as her father starts chanting OM - and falls asleep immediately (video).

Passionate call by Pope Francis

In our present time, rife with conflict, war, political madness, increasing poverty, health issues and hardship for so many on our planet, we haven’t been blessed being exposed [...]

Bend it like granny

Feeling stiff when you get out of bed? And you are not even 'that' old? Here's an inspirational woman who hasn't even been to consult a doctor her entire life.

Reunited in time: ‘My son says he was Lou Gehrig in a past life’

Article by Cathy Byrd, as told to Maria Carter at Country Living. Published in SOTT on April 23, 2017.

Newfoundland surprise visit

A large iceberg cozied up to the coastline of Newfoundland near the town of Ferryland.

Planet Bin Chicken

Learn about the quite recently evolved and notorious Bin Chicken (video).

Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear

Scientists at Northwestern Medicine discovered that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. [...]

The Metaphysical Meanings of Specific Physical Pains

Aleksa Erickson lists a number of general observations of pain and the location in the physical body to serve as a guide to help healing. Published in Collective Evolution.

April Fools? No – this fuzzball comet is real!

Wanting to unleash a good April Fool’s joke on you all, we found that there is so much fake news going around that a good old joke won’t raise even an eyebrow! Hence we go for [...]

How Tibetans survive life on the ‘roof of the world’

How the indigenous Tibetan population evolved to live with so little oxygen has been a mystery. Now we are beginning to understand that another species may lie behind their [...]

Child Monks of the Himalayas

India-based Irish photographer Cathal McNaughton shows his images of boy monks who live in the 15th-Century Thiksey monastery near Leh in Ladakh. Published on BBC on 9 January [...]

The intoxicating drug of an Indian god

The cannabis plant’s role in Hindu mythology has authorities turning a blind eye to India’s drug shops, writes Charukesi Ramadurain on BBC on March 13, 2017.

Answer to 17 things to know when flying

People when flying in a plane from here to there to nowhere usually take it in stride, thinking they know all about it. Well, maybe not. This Infographic by SilverDoor.co.uk might [...]

Bhutan’s humorous and caring road signs

Related to the humorous road signs in India, Bhutan has put up very caring warnings with the help of India's Border Roads Organisation. Chris Dwyer has the story and photos; [...]

The unseen effects of embracing someone

Intimacy is one of the most elementary human needs. Its wealth nourishes the human soul, writes Frank M. Wanderer, PhD, in Wake Up World on December 17, 2016.

Mad splashes of colour on Holi

Spring is here and to celebrate the vibrancy and joyful hues all around, people in India play Holi, the festival of colours. Published in the Indian Express on March 14, 2017

Smartphones ARE dumbing us down — here’s how

Carolanne Wright's essential article on the subject. Published in Wakeup-World.

The importance of ‘the moment’

Past and future are created in our mind. They are distractions... writes Jon E. Dougherty in mindbodyscience.news and SOTT on May 20th, 2016.

Stephen Hawking: Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us

Hawking says, "This aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason." By Aatif Sulleyman, published [...]

Graceful steps in pink to literacy

Every afternoon, the grandmothers of Phangane village wrap pink saris around themselves and slip abacuses and chalkboard into their backpacks. They are going to school. Satyaki [...]

Five new brain ‘disorders’ born out of the digital age

Tammy Kennon explores the rather unsettling changes happening in our brains, minds and emotions with the constant exposure to the internet and electronic gadgets. Published on [...]

Himalayan remedy to neutralise electro-smog

Protecting yourself from electro smog and EMF toxins from wifi, cellphones and computers that bombard our bodies is actually simple and very effective. Carolanne Wright writes in [...]

Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022

The light from a 1800 year old star collision will arrive to be seen from Earth in 2022, writes Sarah Knapton in The Telegraph, UK. Published on January 7, 2016.

The hidden dangers of euphemisms

An increase in bizarre euphemisms has been sneaking up on an unsuspecting public in recent years. Mark Peters wrote the essential update. Published on BBC on January 27, 2017.

20 Great Euphemisms

Lynn Schneider's crucial list of euphemisms.

Ice music on Lake Baikal

Frozen spectacle in Lake Baikal creates its own beautiful music - a blend of the sound of water with the tinkling of glass shards.

Coolest Concert Ever

Ice instruments, a creation of ice sculptor Tim Linhart, in concert - a National Geographic Short Film.