Just Breathe: Confirming Meditation's Benefits
Plenty of followers swear by meditation to cure a long list of ails. But how does it work? Neuroscientist Clifford Saron, of the University of California, Davis, and a Who’s Who of peers, are spending millions to find out.
Computer Determines If Torah Is Mosaic … or a mosaic
A computer analysis of the text of the first five books of the Bible determines at least two hands working on the scrolls.
Chicago Charter Schools Aim to Lift Urban Education
The University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute runs charter schools and uses innovative practices to provide inner-city children a pathway to college.
Study: Buddhist Meditation Promotes Rational Thinking
Studies looking at the brains of people playing a fairness game found very different responses between Buddhist meditators and other participants.
Rooftop Solar Power to the People?
Some environmental advocates say the federal government is ignoring the real future of solar energy: photovoltaic cells on almost every roof. But even supporters acknowledge rooftop solar isn't the complete answer to the energy question — yet.
Are New Solar Power Projects Anti-Environmental?
Big money, big energy and big environmentalism join forces to support big solar energy projects on federal land in the Southwest. But could these "green" projects actually be anti-environmental boondoggles in the making?
Inkjet Printers Used in Bioprinting to Creates Human Tissue
Bioprinting allows researchers to create replacement human tissue and output it on equipment similar to what came free in your desktop bundle.
CSI: Pompeii — Findings May Impact Today's Naples Residents
The ancient Romans of Pompeii were already parboiled when the lava arrived, according to a new investigation with scary implications for modern-day Naples.
Order From Chaos: Making Sense of Schizophrenia Research
The tyranny of choice also appears to affect research into schizophrenia: The sheer volume of data can make teasing out what's important from what's trivial an obstacle to better understanding the disease.
Keeping More Species Around May Dilute Disease Threat
A study on hantavirus and Panama rats suggests another and less obvious benefit to biodiversity — it may diminish the threat humans face from zoonotic diseases.
Been Caught Stealing: A Drug That Fights Kleptomania
A drug used to treat alcoholics and heroin addicts shows promise in treating those addicted to theft.