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The Dalai Lama Visits Vrindavan
April 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | 8 Comments
The Dalai Lama Visits Vrindavan

Hinduism and Buddhism have many common features, especially in the practical basics of the inner-directed life of self-abnegation and meditation, spiritual discourse and promotion of the spiritual virtues.

The Ganga and Yamuna are Living Entities
March 27, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Ganga and Yamuna are Living Entities

The Uttarakhand high court on Monday declared the Ganga and Yamuna living entities, bestowing on them same legal rights as a person, a move that could help in efforts to clean the pollution-choked rivers.

What We Cannot Know
March 23, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
What We Cannot Know

Science promises answers to the fundamental questions. But does knowledge have limits?

Physics, Biology, and the Multiverse
March 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Physics, Biology, and the Multiverse

The multiple universe argument is very much similar to the argument establishing evolution by natural selection as the centerpiece of biology.

Consciousness and Dreamless Sleep
December 26, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Consciousness and Dreamless Sleep

Deep, dreamless sleep has long been thought of as a state of unconsciousness, but in a new paper, several researchers suggest that consciousness may not completely disappear when the mind recedes into deep sleep.

The Non-Physical is Real
December 1, 2016 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
The Non-Physical is Real

Post-material science is an area of study dealing with the non-physical realm and it’s challenging the modern scientific worldview of materialism that’s dominated mainstream science.

Consciousness and Quantum Mechanics
November 24, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Consciousness and Quantum Mechanics

Our thoughts, our will, our consciousness and our feelings show properties that could be referred to as spiritual properties. No direct interaction with the known fundamental forces of natural science, such as gravitation, electromagnetic forces, etc. can be detected in the spiritual.

Consciousness Lives In Quantum State After Death
October 17, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Consciousness Lives In Quantum State After Death

Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as Cambridge University, Princeton University, and the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich claim that quantum mechanics predicts some version of “life after death.”

It’s Hip to Be Sober
October 3, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
It’s Hip to Be Sober

Booze culture is beginning to fall by the wayside, with a wide range of sober, mindful, after-work activities—making happy hour a little more meaningful, and the morning after a lot more happy.

Allergies, Amish Dairy Cows, and Raw Milk
September 29, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Allergies, Amish Dairy Cows, and Raw Milk

European scientists identified livestock, particularly dairy cows, fermented feed and raw milk consumption as protective in what they eventually called the “farm effect.” Many scientists argued that the abundant microbes of the cowshed stimulated children’s immune systems in a way that prevented allergic disease.

The Problems Facing Science, According to Scientists
August 11, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
The Problems Facing Science, According to Scientists

Today, scientists’ success often isn’t measured by the quality of their questions or the rigor of their methods. It’s instead measured by how much grant money they win, the number of studies they publish, and how they spin their findings to appeal to the public.