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Being mindful means being acutely aware of what is happening now—rather than drifting into the past or musing about the future—without emotionally reacting to these ongoing events.
Listen up, Lonely Hearts Club. Before you get all frothy about the holiday that rubs salt in the wounds of your failed attempts at love, take a page out of Beth Croce's book on How to Mend a Broken Heart, will ya?
Most of us enjoy one form or another of chocolate. Sometimes we eat a warm chocolate chip cookie or a good piece of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting with a cold glass of milk (or maybe chocolate milk).
A year and a half ago, the decision to pack up shop at ScienceBlogs and begin blogging at Scientific American was an easy one. The inimitable Bora Zivkovic had assembled a blogging dream team, a group of people I respected and admired and couldn't wait to call networkmates.
In my last post, I scrounged the parts for a very crude, but very cool, experiment you can do in your basement to demonstrate quantum entanglement. To my knowledge, it's the cheapest and simplest such experiment ever done.
Photo by Sue Hickton via Flickr What do the world's biggest fish and the Big Dipper have in common? Believe it or not, the answer is math. One of the same algorithms developed to help astronomers study the stars in the sky is being used to conserve and understand whale sharks ( Rhincodon typus ) under the sea.It turns out that each whale shark has a unique pattern of spots located behind its gills.
A continued fraction....of love. About a month ago, I awoke from a dream totally psyched about the brilliant blog post I would write for Valentine's Day.
It is Valentine’s Day and I want to talk to you about how you smell. This will not be a discussion about how your musky, earthy scent attracts a mate.
Why does the U.S. suspect Iran of faking their monkey space flight? Because we did it first. "Iranian Space Monkey (Espionage)" by Nathaniel Gold It was a blistering hot summer, as it usually is in that part of the world.
In our previous installment regarding the effects of the May 18th, 1980 Mount St. Helens directed blast on vehicles, we learned a valuable lesson. I will call upon commenter Angusum from Boing Boing to sum up: "The main thing we learn from studying vehicles trapped in the path of a volcanic eruption is that you should try very hard not to get trapped in the path of a volcanic eruption." Indeed.
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