New Research Confirms Consciousness Survives the Death of the Body The greatest question of all time may very well be, ‘what happens to us when we die?’ While many, individuals, religions and spiritual traditions have come to their own conclusions about the ever-lasting nature of the soul, it takes a great deal of faith to be certain about the after life. To the scientific mind, this won’t do, and the question looks a little more like, ‘what happens to human consciousness after clinical death?’ A team of researchers at Southampton University in the UK recently conducted one of the largest ever studies about what happens to consciousness after death. The conclusion: We still don’t know what happens, but consciousness and awareness appear to linger for sometime after physical death, suggesting that consciousness and the body are entangled actors somehow, and that may unravel and follow seperate paths after what we refer to as death. “The evidence thus far suggests that in the first few minutes after death, consciousness is not annihilated.
The Most Beautiful and Famous Trees on Earth “A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down” – Buddha. There are probably hundreds of majestic and magnificent trees in the world – of these, some are particularly special: 10 Maps That Will Change How You View The World Maps are one of those things you can lose yourself in for hours. Since their humble origins as scribbles in the sand thousands of millennia ago, maps have been useful companions during the development of human culture and society. Now, in an age of seemingly endless information, maps are more abundant, advanced and fascinating than ever before. Here are some of the most interesting maps we could find; hopefully, they will leave you looking at our little "pale blue dot" with a fresh perspective. Goode Homolosine Projection
Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-)
How Marianne Williamson advocates for mindful activism In this election season, a yoga studio is encouraging patrons to get off the mat and into citizen activism. On Saturday, Wanderlust Hollywood is hosting "Mindful America: Creating a Mindful Policy For a Healthy, Prosperous America." The six experts on the panel will pose answers to a provocative question: How can the personal practices of mindful living — living sustainably, buying organically and cultivating personal spirituality — be applied to public issues such as healthcare, energy and incarceration? Spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson will join the panel, which also includes Los Angeles yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn, Make Smart Cool founder Prince Ea, CTZNWELL founder Kerri Kelly, Revolve Impact founder Mike de la Rocha and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a meditation advocate and author of "A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit."
Here's What London's Underground System Actually Looks Like If you glanced at the London underground map for the first time, you probably wouldn’t think there’s much to write home about. Color-coded lines, dots and zones: it’s pretty easy to run your finger over and work out a journey. But residents and frequenters of the city know that it’s completely inaccurate. Distance between points, and where the points are, often don’t reflect actual distances or locations with respect to other areas. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player.
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Web 2.0 per la scuola Upload Anna Risi Loading... Working... It’s About Time : Visualizing temporal data to reveal patterns and stories: Visualizing temporal data to reveal patterns and stories "Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor."-Hesiod Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about time, but there are instances when we should. Consider Eos, goddess of the dawn in Greek myth, who fell in love with a man named Tithonus. She implored Zeus, ruler of the gods, to grant her human lover immortality. Her wish was granted, but over the years, a flaw in her request became tragically apparent: Eos had neglected to ask for eternal youth along with eternal life.