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Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box -- Part 6

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2013 | Science
Deepak Chopra

Intellectually you know that your body today isn't the same as the body you had in the past. But if you tune in, you generally feel the present you in continuity with yesterday's you and all the others going back to childhood.  

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box, Part Five

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Your brain doesn't determine your mind. Brain and mind are recreating each other with every act of perception. Moreover, with training, you can learn to experience your mind in parts of your body beyond the enclosure inside your skull, perhaps experiencing it even as filling your body.

Ancient Life Form 'Breathes' Rocket Fuel Ingredient, Study Shows

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/04/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience An ancient form of life can use an ingredient in rocke...

In Memorium Carl Woese (1928-2012), the Most Important Evolutionary Biologist of the 20th Century

James A. Shapiro | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Shortly before New Year's Day, we lost Carl Woese, one of the 20th Century's greatest scientists. It is fitting to use the first blog of 2013 to pay homage to this creative and determined pioneer of molecular phylogenomics.

Cell Mergers and the Evolution of New Life Forms: Symbiogenesis Rather Than Selection

James A. Shapiro | Posted 10.21.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Since all "higher" and large multicellular organisms, including ourselves, are eukaryotes, the formation of the eukaryotic cell is arguably the single most important evolutionary event since the origin of life.

Nitrogen Cycle Rewritten After Discovery Of Tiny Ammonia Eaters

sciencedaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A better understanding of archaea's lifestyle and role in nitrogen cycles not only would rewrite ecology textbooks. It could also have practical appli...

The Venus Syndrome Revisited

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

According to some atmospheric scientists, this miniscule amount of methane in our atmosphere already has half the potency of carbon dioxide in warming our globe.