December 6, 2013 7:00 AM EST
People around the world are mourning the death, and celebrating the life, of Nelson Mandela who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule. He served as his country's first black president, becoming an international emblem of dignity and forbearance. Mandela died Thursday evening at age 95.
Mr. Mandela was very sick last summer, with family members gathering at a Pretoria hospital.
He was indeed a survivor who made a difference and changed the world. His remarkable legacy inspired the world - his soul finally free. Read More ...
December 5, 2013 6:54 AM EST
An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet - a planet outside of our solar system - discovered at the UA.
December 5, 2013 7:37 AM EST
People live longer these days. This often reflects better health care and understanding genetic, psychological, and environmental issues that cause disease. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050, according to a new analysis. Read More ...
December 3, 2013 3:14 PM EST
Archaeologists have discovered the first ruins of a building from the Hasmonean period in Jerusalem, filling a gap in the ancient city's history. Excavations over several years at the site have turned up some remarkable finds, including a building from the Second Temple period that may have belonged to Queen Helene, a trove of coins from the Byzantine period
December 3, 2013 11:55 AM EST
The golden ratio is also called the golden section or golden mean. Other names include extreme and mean ratio, medial section, divine proportion, divine section golden proportion, golden cut, and golden number.
Many artists and architects have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio - especially in the form of the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio - believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing Read More ...
December 2, 2013 9:00 AM EST
How much sleep do you get on an average night? I am one of those lucky people who sleeps, uninterrupted, 9-10 hours a night. I also don't remember dreams - meaning my primary focus is beyond this reality. Further, I have no health issues at age 70.
We all know that sleep is necessary, the amount needed varying from person to person. It is related to stress, emotional problems, and personal conditioning. Reality is simply streaming consciousness and where you place your focus. A new article discusses 7 health problems that can be improved by sleeping more. Read More ...
December 2, 2013 7:52 AM EST
Looking at genetic memory from various perspectives: Psychology, Parapsychology, and Language.
An article posted today states that behavior can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory.
Genetic memory creates feelings of deja vu, karma, and wondering how we recognize, understand, and emotionally react to things that come along in our experience here.