The wonderful and brilliant scientists over at theInstitute of HeartMath have done some amazing work in shedding a light on the science of the heart.
Dear EarthTalk: How can I measure—and then improve—my overall “carbon footprint?” What are the major areas of one’s daily life that one measures?
— Andy Fusco, Passaic, NJ
With global warming dominating so many headlines today, it’s no surprise that many of us are looking to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases our activities produce.
By Katherine Derla, Tech Times
For the first time, scientists developed brain scans of people who were high on LSD and saw how the psychedelic substance affects brain activity and connectivity. They found that LSD makes the brain more complete. Continue reading LSD Makes The Brain More Complete: Scientists
ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued. You often catch them looking after other people and as they do so their laugh is musical and their manner is infused with gratitude. They are not thinking about what wonderful work they are doing. They are not thinking about themselves at all.
Theo Jansen’s “Strandbeest” sculptures are more like a species of artificial animals than a work of art. Their movements are incredibly life-like. Meaning “beach animals” in Dutch, Jansen’s creations move with the wind and are made with plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. In the future, he wants to equip them with artificial intelligence, so they know to avoid the water and not drown.
The golden ratio is the golden thread that weaves its way through the tapestry of creation, uniting diverse and contrasting elements into a harmonious whole. Continue reading The Golden Key by Jonathan Quintin
photo credit: Artist’s impression of The Tree of 40 Fruit. Sam Van Aken/Ronald Feldman Fine Art
The enchanted-looking tree above harbors a wondrous secret.
Using an ancient technique called “chip grafting,” artist and Syracuse University professor Sam Van Aken has carefully nurtured trees that can bear over 40 different types of stone fruits, including peaches, nectarines, apricots and almonds.