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'Cosmic time machines': how space telescopes transformed our ability to understand the universe
11 February 2024 - The launch of Hubble in 1990 marked a turning point in our quest to unravel the mysteries of deep space. ...For stunning astrophotography, nothing can beat Nasa's Hubble space telescope, or its huge new successor, the James Webb space telescope (JWST). They're called space telescopes not just because they observe space, but because they're located in space. (more)

AP PHOTOS: Asia welcomes Lunar New Year of the Dragon with temple visits and celebrations
10 February 2024 - People across Asia welcomed the Lunar New Year on Saturday [10 February ] with family gatherings, festivals, and temple visits to ask for blessings. The Lunar New Year is the most important annual holiday in China, a time for reunions with relatives and friends and to enjoy festive feasts. Each year is named after one of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, with this year being the Year of the Dragon -- widely considered the most auspicious zodiac sign in Chinese communities. (more)

Scientists in awe of detail in telescope photos
1 February 2024 - Highly detailed images of 19 spiral galaxies have been released by NASA. ...They were made public on Monday by scientists involved in a project called Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS) that operates across several major astronomical observatories. (more)

See the 19 spiral galaxies NASA captured 'on the smallest scales ever observed' past the Milky Way
30 January 2024 - A 'treasure trove' of stunning new images showing 19 spiral galaxies have been captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, the European Space Agency said on Monday [ 29 January]. The images reveal 'stars, gas, and dust on the smallest scales ever observed beyond our own galaxy,' the Milky Way, the agency said. (more)

'Landmark paper' shows why ice age Europeans wore jewelry
29 January 2024 - Pendants and beads reveal nine cultures living across the continent [of Europe] 30,000 years ago. (more)

Animals see the world in different colors than humans - new camera reveals what this looks like
29 January 2024 - If you've ever wished you could see the world though the eyes of another animal, we have good news for you. We also wondered about that and, being scientists who specialize in color vision, have created a solution: a camera system and software package that allows you to record videos in animal-view colors. Many animals, including bees, birds, and even mammals like reindeer and mice can perceive ultraviolet light. (more)

Prehistoric jewelry reveals 9 distinct cultures across Stone Age Europe
29 January 2024 - Prehistoric humans adorned themselves with different types of beads depending on their culture and location in Europe. Tens of thousands of years ago, prehistoric humans in Europe adorned themselves with such a wide variety of beads that researchers have classified nine distinct cultural groups across the continent based on their location and distinctive styles. (more)

'Old smokers': astronomers discover giant ancient stars in Milky Way
26 January 2024 - Astronomers have discovered a mysterious group of giant elderly stars at the heart of the Milky Way that are emitting solar system-sized clouds of dust and gas. The stars, which have been named 'old smokers', sat quietly for many years, fading almost to invisibility, before suddenly puffing out vast clouds of smoke. The discovery was made during the monitoring of almost a billion stars in infrared light during a 10-year survey of the night sky. (more)

Nearby star factory shines in stunning James Webb Space Telescope photo
23 January 2024 - A stunning new image from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) shows a vast star factory located in a neighboring galaxy in vibrant colors and incredible detail. (more)

Webb Telescope captures massive star-forming complex
23 January 2024 - This image from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope features an H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. This nebula, known as N79, is a region of interstellar atomic hydrogen that is ionized, captured here by Webb's Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI). N79 is a massive star-forming complex spanning roughly 1,630 light-years in the generally unexplored southwest region of the LMC. (more)


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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's comments to the press - Christmas, 2002
25 December 2022 - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi replies to a question from the world press on the Vedic nature of Christ's words, 'Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and all else will be added unto you.' - 25 December 2002, MERU, Netherlands. (more)

Evolution of consciousness as the foundation for improved quality of life in the world: Dr Tony Nader with journalist Mayank Chhaya
1 July 2022 - In this wide-ranging discussion, Dr. Tony Nader explores with journalist, author and filmmaker Mayank Chhaya the fundamental questions about the nature of life, how individual awareness can evolve to encompass cosmic awareness, and much more. Dr Nader is an MIT- and Harvard-trained medical doctor, neuroscientist, and leading authority in the field of consciousness, and head of the international Transcendental Meditation organizations in over 100 countries. (more)

Today: Penguin Random House Audio launches One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness audiobook by Dr. Tony Nader
21 January 2022 - Join the Penguin Random House Audio team today for their global launch of this powerful recording of bestselling author and renowned leader in the field of consciousness Dr. Tony Nader's One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness audiobook. Dr. Nader, a Harvard- and MIT-trained medical doctor and neuroscientist, will read selections from his book. The event starts 10am NYC (US ET), 4pm Holland (CET). (more)

Watch and Listen: Dr Tony Nader on Consciousness and Human Potential - recent podcasts
10 January 2022 - Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, has been a popular guest on recent cutting-edge podcasts with leading figures, talking about the science of Consciousness and his new book, One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness. Dr Nader is a Harvard- and MIT- trained medical doctor, neuroscientist, and globally recognized expert in consciousness. As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's successor, Dr Nader is head of the international Transcendental Meditation organizations in over 100 countries. (more)

Save the date: Penguin Random House Audio to launch One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness audiobook by Dr. Tony Nader - January 21
23 December 2021 - Celebrate the launch of Dr. Tony Nader's One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness audiobook on 21 January and bring in the New Year with an expanded vision of life. On that day Penguin Random House Audio will launch the best-selling author's audiobook around the globe - join the Penguin Random House Audio team as they launch this powerful recording and listen to selections from a great book read by the renowned author and leader in the field of consciousness, Dr. Tony Nader. (more)

Starts tomorrow - International Symposium on the Role of Consciousness in Solving the World's Problems: Making Life Work for Everyone - 2530 July
24 July 2021 - Maharishi International University announces the first International Symposium on the Role of Consciousness in Solving the World's Problems: Making Life Work for Everyone, 25-30 July. Today, when the world is facing so many critical problems, it is timely and vital to consider the primary role of consciousness in providing practical and profound solutions to the most important issues in our fields, and to bring these solutions to the world's leaders. The symposium will be conducted by Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., head of the international Transcendental Meditation organizations, foremost expert in the science of consciousness, and author of the new book One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness: Simple Answers to Life's Big Questions. (more)

One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness: New book by Dr Tony Nader launched 1 April
3 April 2021 - A live virtual event on the 1st of April celebrated the launch of Dr Tony Nader's new book, One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness: Simple answers to the big questions in life, by publisher Penguin Random House. 'In this landmark book, Dr Nader presents ideas that can change the world,' writes filmmaker and philanthropist David Lynch in the book's Prologue. To questions that have long intrigued philosophers and scientists: 'What is consciousness, do we have freedom? How to create peace and harmony among peoples and nations? - Dr Nader offers profound solutions based on a simple underlying paradigm that unifies mind, body, and environment in one ocean of pure Being, pure consciousness. A must read for any seeker of answers to the mysteries of life, the absolute and ultimate truth.' The book is available from five major online venues. (more)

Today: Dr Tony Nader on his new book: One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness - Live on Facebook
19 March 2021 - Join Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR today, live on Facebook and Instagram - to explore his new book: One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness: Simple Answers to the Big Questions in Life. 'Is there some hidden purpose to life, a secret design, a meaningful logic, a goal to reach? Why are we here? Where do we come from?' Dr Nader is an MIT and Harvard-trained medical doctor and neuroscientist, and a globally recognized expert in the fields of meditation and consciousness. He directs the organizations teaching the Transcendental Meditation programme in over 100 countries. Today's live session begins at 1 PM NYC, 6 PM Amsterdam. (more)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's comments to the press - Christmas, 2002
25 December 2020 - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi replies to a question from the world press on the Vedic nature of Christ's words, 'Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and all else will be added unto you.' - 25 December 2002, MERU, Netherlands. (more)

5 Tips For Your Mental Survival: Join Dr Tony Nader Live today on Facebook and Instagram
25 November 2020 - Having trouble keeping your balance? Feel like you want to hide? Anxiety and fear are issues for many right now. Join Tony Nader MD, PhD, MARR today on Facebook and Instagram LIVE and he will walk you through the steps to take in order to find balance in these times of change and uncertainty. Wednesday, 25 November - 1PM New York / 7PM Amsterdam. Dr Nader is a neuroscientist trained at MIT and Harvard University, and a globally recognized expert in the fields of meditation, yoga, and consciousness. As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's successor, he is head of the international Transcendental Meditation organizations in more than 100 countries. (more)


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Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, UN report says
12 February 2024 - Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, according to a new United Nations report released Monday [12 February]. Many songbirds, sea turtles, whales, sharks, and other migratory animals move to different environments with changing seasons and are imperiled by habitat loss, illegal hunting and fishing, pollution, and climate change. (more)

'Doomsday Clock' signals existential threats of nuclear war, climate disasters, and AI
23 January 2024 - Earth, for the second year running, is nearing apocalypse, a science-oriented advocacy group said, pointing to its famous 'Doomsday Clock' that shows 90 seconds till midnight. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists made the annual announcement Tuesday [23 January] rating how close humanity is from ending. It cited nuclear threat in Russia's war on Ukraine as well as the Oct. 7 attack in Israel and war in Gaza, worsening climate-related disasters, and the danger of generative artificial intelligence. (more)

Wars and climate crisis keep Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight
23 January 2024 - Scientists say 'billions of lives' under threat as symbolic clock stays at closest point to midnight since it was established in 1947. The Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to human extinction, has stayed at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it had been since it was established in 1947, a panel of international scientists has said. (more)

Long COVID causes changes in body that make exercise debilitating - study
4 January 2024 - Many people with long COVID feel tired, unwell, and in pain for lengthy periods after exercise, and researchers say they now know why. Experts say they have evidence that biological changes are to blame, such as severe muscle damage, mitochondrial problems, and the presence of microclots in the body. (more)

Quarter of world's freshwater fish at risk of extinction, according to assessment
11 December 2023 - Nearly a quarter of the world's freshwater fish are at risk of extinction due to global heating, overfishing, and pollution, according to an expert assessment. (more)

Microplastics could trigger cloud formation and affect the weather, new study suggests
15 November 2023 - Microplastics are turning up in unusual places increasingly often as they filter into nearly every facet of life on Earth. They've been discovered in drinking water, food, air, and even in blood. Now, scientists have found that these tiny particles might even be able to influence the weather. Researchers reported Wednesday [15 Nov] they detected microplastics in a majority of cloud samples taken from a mountaintop in China, in a study published in the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science [and] Technology Letters. (more)

Addiction to ultra-processed food affects 14 percent of adults, global study shows
9 October 2023 - One in seven adults and one in eight children may be hooked on ultra-processed foods (UPFs), experts have said, prompting calls for some products to be labelled as addictive. Recent studies have linked UPFs such as ice-cream, fizzy drinks, and ready meals to poor health, including an increased risk of cancer, weight gain, and heart disease. Global consumption of the products is soaring and UPFs now make up more than half the average diet in the UK and US. (more)

'Mutilating the tree of life': Wildlife loss accelerating, scientists warn
19 September 2023 - Study finds species groups are going extinct 35 times faster than the previous million years because of human activity. Groups of animal species are vanishing at a rate 35 times higher than average due to human activity, according to researchers, who say it is further evidence that a sixth mass extinction in Earth's history is under way and accelerating. ...Due to habitat destruction, the climate crisis, and the illegal trade in wildlife, losses are projected to accelerate in the coming years. (more)

Earth is outside its 'safe operating space for humanity' on most key measurements, study says
14 September 2023 - Earth is exceeding its 'safe operating space for humanity' in six of nine key measurements of its health, and two of the remaining three are headed in the wrong direction, a new study said. (more)

Nine things you need to know about cancer surge among under-50s
8 September 2023 - A global study published in BMJ Oncology this week reported a surge in the number of people under the age of 50 being diagnosed with cancer. Here are nine things everyone needs to know. (more)

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