by William Harwood: In the final chapter of a history-making space drama, a commercial cargo ship completed a near-flawless test flight to the International Space Station
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by Elizabeth Landau: Michael Jackson was on to something when he sang that “A-B-C” is “simple as ‘Do Re Mi.’” Music helps kids remember basic facts such as the order of letters in the alphabet, partly because songs tap into fundamental systems in our brains that are sensitive to melody and beat.
by Beth Buczynski: Reducing home energy consumption can be as simple as programming your thermostat to raise or reduce the indoor temperature depending on the time of day, and your normal routine.
by Jesse Ainscough: Too many of us wear stress and busy lifestyles like a badge of honor. Unfortunately, the medal that goes along with stress is usually adrenal fatigue.
by Jacqueline Howard: Maya history–and the civilization’s “collapse”–continue to occupy the minds of archeologists. Some research points to a series of droughts as playing an important role in the Maya demise.
Archaeologists are uncovering the early years of the ancient Maya to reveal a culture more dynamic and sophisticated than ever believed, featuring flourishing cities, powerful kings, and massive pyramids before the time of Christ.
by Nadia Webb: A new study suggests that your brain reacts the same way to meditation as it does to sex. Both dissolve our sense of self-awareness, separating ourselves from our ego. Sex in the brain, and what it reveals about the neuroscience of deep pleasure.
In a talk titled “Beyond Today”, Google’s CEO Larry Page infused Zeitgeist 2012 attendees with a healthy dose of optimism and a call to make ambitious bets, be better organized and work harder to accelerate technology and improve people’s lives.
It is a well-worn cliche but age really is a state of mind. If you follow these simple tips you’ll feel soon younger than your years.
The Dawn of the Maya Part 6. Archaeologists are uncovering the early years of the ancient Maya to reveal a culture more dynamic and sophisticated than ever believed, featuring flourishing cities, powerful kings, and massive pyramids before the time of Christ.