Sea of Crises A sumo wrestling tournament. A failed coup ending in seppuku. A search for a forgotten man. How one writer’s trip to Japan becamea journey through oblivion.
Glenn Beck asks, “What the hell is wrong with us?” Well worth reading.
A 25-year-old student has just come up with a way to fight drug-resistant superbugs without antibiotics.The new approach has so far only been tested in the lab and on mice, but it could offer a potential solution to antibiotic resistance, which is now getting so bad that the United Nations recently declared it a “fundamental threat” to […]
A school in Baltimore, MD has decided that kids in trouble should meditate instead of be punished, resulting in quite a positive change in behaviour. I recall reading an article about prisoners in a jail who were taught meditation with great results too. It was recently reported that Robert W. Coleman Elementary in West Baltimore […]
A high-res panorama from Mars. It’s amazing to think that we can look out upon the surface of another planet.
This is crazy stuff. Just watch. Eight years old! Sky Brown from Miyazaki, Japan is the new, pint-sized skate prodigy. Source: This 8-Year-Old is the Youngest Girl to Skate in the Vans US Open Pro Series
One of the greatest thinkers in physics says the human brain—and the universe itself—must function according to some theory we haven’t yet discovered. I believe I was a teenager when I read The Emperor’s New Mind. What physicists have encountered is a universe that defies being neatly defined, and may require a fundamental re-think to understand.
The reason I ask is that everyone I know who has changed genders spent a decade of their lives in hell, yet physically became genderless from the transition. I have been wondering about this for years. Many people would obviously say “no”, especially the above-mentioned friends, but let’s throw a logical argument out there: All […]
I’m surprised that this isn’t considered obvious, given how well known addiction as a result of childhood abuse is common. What is interesting is the possible successful treatment with psychedelic drugs. What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn’t the drugs themselves. Dr. Gabor Maté believes — based on research and […]
A fascinating picture of Japan before major earthquakes and wars. Back in 1908, a German photographer Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) spent six months in Japan, documenting the everyday life of Japanese during the Meiji period. Photos Of 1908 Japan, Before Wars And Devastation