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According to a team of philosophers, mathematicians and scientists from Oxford University , who are exploring the future of humanity, there is growing evidence that our reliance on technology can cause elimination of human race. The media is actively discussing a range of possible disasters that can destroy humanity, but the most “obvious” threats, which include asteroids, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are unlikely to ruin the world’s population in the near future. This is the opinion of Nick Bostrom , a philosopher and director of the University of the future of humanity, who, together with his colleagues, is trying to determine the actual causes of destruction for mankind. In their last publication, the experts are pointing out that people are capable of destroying themselves through their technology. (more…) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
June 12, 2012 Scientists at Harvard University managed to explore the interior of the brain using new, hi-tech imaging methods.
June 16, 2012 The third eye is essentially a “blind” pituitary gland (or, to put into simple words, an autonomous “tube” that has neither the beginning nor the end) which is located at the base of our brain and, according to medical science, has no reason to exist. That is to say, it is something that the science has not yet found a role for. However, from ancient times, the mystics of every country connected it to the intuition and described it as “intuitional vision” or intuitional connection with the outside world.
Sorry to be a debbie downer, but there are still major practical limitations to gene therapy. The problem is that there's still no really "good" way of getting DNA into the cells of a living, breathing person. Viruses are the tried and true method, but viruses have a tendency to insert into the genome at random, and something inserts themselves in/near proto-oncogenes, which then go on to cause cancer.
Slow-wave sleep ( SWS ), often referred to as deep sleep, consists of stage 3 and 4 of non-rapid eye movement sleep , according to the Rechtschaffen & Kales (R & K) standard of 1968. [ 1 ] As of 2008, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has discontinued the use of stage 4, [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] such that the previous stages 3 and 4 now are combined as stage 3.
Daydreaming is a short-term detachment from one's immediate surroundings, during which a person's contact with reality is blurred and partially substituted by a visionary fantasy , especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake. [ 1 ]
An altered state of consciousness (ASC), [ 1 ] also called altered state of mind, is any condition which is significantly different from a normal waking beta wave state. The expression was used as early as 1966 by Arnold M. Ludwig [ 2 ] and brought into common usage from 1969 by Charles Tart . [ 3 ] [ 4 ] It describes induced changes in one's mental state, almost always temporary.
Astral projection (or astral travel ) is an interpretation of out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of an " astral body " separate from the physical body and capable of traveling outside it. [ 1 ] Astral projection or travel denotes the astral body leaving the physical body to travel in the astral plane .
Everyone can have an out-of-body experience, says expert Jerry Gross - in fact, you probably have. In this interview, Gross explains OBEs, what happens and how to begin your adventure
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Edit Edited by Sondra C, Choicefresh, Jack Herrick, Krystle and 265 others Lucid dreaming is awareness of the fact that you are dreaming.
Empathy is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another sentient or fictional being. One may need to have a certain amount of empathy before being able to experience accurate sympathy or compassion .
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Initiation ceremony, Korogo Village, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea , 1975. Franz Luthi
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