Study shows laughter produces brain waves like master of meditation

In a study from Loma Linda University Health, presented at the Experimental Biology conference meetings in San Diego, joyful or mirthful laughter was shown to produce brain wave frequencies similar to those seen among people who reach what is considered the desired “true state of meditation.” Researchers, led by Lee Berk, an associate professor in …

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Fears of the ultimate computer: Star Trek’s Captain Kirk to Stephen Hawking

What happens when machines become smarter than humans? Will they take over the world? Is the survival of the human species at risk? These may seem like questions for science fiction enthusiasts, but with the release of recent movies like “Her” with Joaquin Phoenix and “Transcendence” with Johnny Depp, scientists are voicing their trepidation and …

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Email marketing: Einstein, Darwin and Freud’s letter writing habits reveal a pattern

In a paper, “On Universality in Human Correspondence Activity,”  published in the journal “Science” by Northwestern University researchers, examined the letter correspondence of 16 famous writers, performers, politicians and scientists, including Einstein, Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Ernest Hemingway, and found that the 16 individuals sent letters randomly following a circadian cycle. “No matter …

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New scientific breakthrough proves why acupuncture works

New groundbreaking research shows that the insertion of an acupuncture needle into the skin disrupts the branching point of nerves called C fibres. These C fibres transmit low-grade sensory information over very long distances by using Merkel cells as intermediaries. Dr. Morry Silberstein of the Curtin University of Technology will publish his research in the …

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Spooky lecture from 1996 prophesizes the future of the WWW and its spiritual dimension

On February 1st 1996, at Mpath’s Internet Game Developers Conference in San Jose, California a video game developer named Brain Moriarty gave an amazing lecture “to a crowd that seemingly grew smaller and smaller as he talked on.” “The Point Is,” (1996) is a virtual and hypnotic roller-coaster ride that starts from a point of …

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Scientists grow fully functional tooth from stem cells

Though teeth have been grown in mice before, scientists revealed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences success at growing a ‘fully functional’ tooth from stem cells in mice. The article states: “Here, we report a successful fully functioning tooth replacement in an adult mouse achieved through the transplantation of bioengineered tooth germ …

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Study shows a glass of water reduces pain just as well as a lollipop

A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by authors Peggy Mason, PhD, professor of neurobiology, and Hayley Foo, PhD, research associate professor of neurobiology at the University of Chicago, is the first to show that while ingesting food or drink, a powerful painkilling effect occurs. They found a region in the brainstem called …

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Incredible cures ignored by science: Royal Rife and others

In the 1950’s Dr. Royal Rife, an American inventor designed a very powerful microscope that could detect living microbes by the color of their vibratory rates. Financed by millionaires like Henry Timken, Rife invented the Universal Microscope with 5,682 parts. It was a miraculous machine that could see things smaller than waves of light (which …

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Beyond a high IQ: Emotional, social and ecological intelligence (VIDEO)

Daniel Goleman, PhD, is a psychologist and former science journalist at the New York Times and best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, and most recently, Ecological Intelligence. Goleman supports the concept that conventional intelligence measured by one’s IQ isn’t necessarily a measure of how intelligent or successful we are or will be. Abraham Maslow, …

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Computer scientists reveal the secret to getting more Twitter followers

Want more followers on Twitter? Followers are Twitter “gold” but unless you are a celebrity or part of the “Twitterati” they are pretty hard to get. Georgia Tech with 522,368 tweets in hand found a few Twitter secrets. A research team led by Eric Gilbert, assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing and …

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Science: Google Trends keywords that predict Dow Jones rise and fall

A study, “Quantifying Trading Behavior in Financial Markets Using Google Trends,” published in Scientific Reports by a team of UK and US researchers, found Google Trends keywords can predict the rise and fall of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Using historic data from January 2004 to February 2011, researchers analyzed the use of 98 commonly …

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