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Here’s Why Half of the Life You Experience is Over by Age 7

Posted by on August 13, 2017 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Here’s Why Half of the Life You Experience is Over by Age 7

Have you ever observed that time seems to be going by faster as you get older? There’s a reason that one summer seems to stretch out forever when you’re a kid, but zips by before you know it when you’re 30. That reason is perspective, as a gorgeous interactive visualization, by Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener, demonstrates. When you’re one year old, a year is literally forever to you — it’s all the time that you’ve ever known. But as you grow older, one year is a smaller and smaller fraction of your total life. It’s like watching something shrink in your rear view mirror.

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Light Therapy is More Effective than Prozac in Major Depression

Light Therapy is More Effective than Prozac in Major Depression

Bright light therapy has a proven track record of success in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly referred to as the winter blues. A new study from the University of British Columbia shows that this simple and safe therapy is effective for non-seasonal major depression. In fact, researchers showed light therapy was much more effective than fluoxetine (Prozac).

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How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

Posted by on June 22, 2017 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 5 Comments
How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

We live with ubiquitous technology designed to constantly pull for our attention. But many scientists believe our brains were not made for this kind of information bombardment, and that it can lead to mental fatigue, overwhelm, and burnout, requiring “attention restoration” to get back to a normal, healthy state. Nature can restore depleted attention circuits, which can then help us be more open to creativity and problem-solving.

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Scientists Just Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations

Scientists Just Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations

Scientists have made some incredible new discoveries on how our minds can literally affect our biology, especially through the study of epigenetics, the branch of science that looks at how inherited changes of phenotype (appearance) or gene expression are caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. Instead of looking at DNA as the only factor controlling our biology, scientists are also looking at what’s actually controlling the DNA, which includes our thoughts.

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Weird Life Form Found Trapped Inside Huge Underground Crystals

Posted by on March 1, 2017 in Archaeology, Earth & Space, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Weird Life Form Found Trapped Inside Huge Underground Crystals

Trapped inside massive crystals deep in a Mexican cave, creatures have been discovered that subsist on iron, sulfur, and other chemicals. The researchers say the microbial lifeforms are new to science but have been tucked away for tens of thousands of years.

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Incredible, Surprising Photos of Tribe Living in Jungle in Total Isolation

Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Incredible, Surprising Photos of Tribe Living in Jungle in Total Isolation

Have you ever wondered what a tribe that always lived isolated from civilization would look like? See these real photos.

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Spooky Quantum Camera Can Snap Photos of ‘Ghosts’

Spooky Quantum Camera Can Snap Photos of ‘Ghosts’

People have mixed opinions about ghosts. Some only think of them as the stuff of movies and books, movies and books, while others believe they can feel them, have seen them, and that they need to be recognized as real, not imaginary.

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Stress & Depression Early in Life Stunts Our Reward Circuits

Stress & Depression Early in Life Stunts Our Reward Circuits

Researchers at Duke University and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio looked specifically at this second phenomenon in a longitudinal neuroimaging study of adolescents, in order to better understand how early life stress contributes to depression.

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How the Human Heart Functions as a Second Brain

Posted by on October 11, 2016 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 16 Comments
How the Human Heart Functions as a Second Brain

Did you know that the human heart is the organ that generates the strongest electromagnetic field of any organ of the human body? In fact, the electromagnetic field of your heart can be measured up to a few feet away from your body. Furthermore, this energy field changes in relation to your emotions. One thing you should know about electromagnetic field is that every organ and cell in your body generate an energy field.

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Americans Used to Get Happier in Their Thirties. Not Any More

Posted by on October 6, 2016 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 10 Comments
Americans Used to Get Happier in Their Thirties. Not Any More

For decades, Americans struggled through angst-filled and turbulent teenage years only to become happier once they reached the full bloom of adulthood. But that link between age and happiness disappeared in 2010, according to a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science on Nov. 5. Adolescents have become steadily happier while those in their thirties are more miserable.

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Young People’s Friendships Affect Their Health Later On

Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Young People’s Friendships Affect Their Health Later On

What’s particularly important, regardless of how old you are, is to surround yourself with as many good friends as you can find, as a wide body of research links poor social connections with early mortality.

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Secrets of Sonic Levitation Behind the Building of the Pyramids and Other Seeming Miracles

Posted by on August 15, 2016 in Archaeology, Earth & Space, Nature, Science with 9 Comments
Secrets of Sonic Levitation Behind the Building of the Pyramids and Other Seeming Miracles

Ancient manuscripts describe sound levitating heavy objects, perhaps aiding in the building of huge pyramids and monuments. Ancient texts, all over the globe, describe sound as an effective method to move and alter dense physical matter.

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Spying on Subconscious Feelings – Part 3

Spying on Subconscious Feelings – Part 3

We are focusing on one of many fascinating uses of the freeware program [of Sharry Edwards, of the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology and Soundhealth], nanoVoice! (Try it at www.nanoVoice.org…but so you know, Sharry does not offer a MAC version, sorry) The NanoVoice graphs your emotions -even the subconscious ones! The nanoVoice graphs our emotions, whether or not we are conscious of them.

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Pokemon in Real Life

Posted by on July 16, 2016 in Nature, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Pokemon in Real Life

Pokemon Go has created a great sense of adventure about exploring the world and capturing pokemon. But what about real life pokemon? Watch as AsapSCIENCE talks about the amazing creatures currently in our world in real life with some wonderful features. Then share on social media with the hashtags #PokemonIRL and #PokeBlitz

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Spying on Subconscious Feelings – Part 1

Spying on Subconscious Feelings – Part 1

We spend our formative years in school, developing our rational minds, but our emotions receive no formal attention. High divorce rates, job loss, employment stress, accidents, deaths, personal struggles, changing hormones, financial problems and health issues challenge everyone’s emotional health. Yet, as a society, we stubbornly treat the development of our emotions as a low priority. Since emotions are invisible, they are treated as if they don’t exist. S

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