Lao Tzu, author of Tao Te Ching, was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. As founder of philosophical Taoism, he's a legendary figure dated back to the 6th Century BCE and supposedly a contemporary of Confucius. Throughout history, Laozi's work has been embraced by various anti-authoritarian movements.
It doesn't matter whether you're a vegan or meat-eater, there's an invisible war which many of us have little knowledge about. The way humanity is treating the animals which provide us with food and scientific advancement is evolving rapidly with many groups striving to free the horrible conditions in which many of these beautiful animals endure in the name of money.
An artificial light called the CoeLux is making it possible to have daylight anytime. Through a scientific process designed to replicate the sun, the amazing skylight appears to feature crystal blue skies and adds an illusion of depth with the addition of a sun gazing in from above.
Electric-free and odd looking compared to more conventional musical instruments, the Yaybahar sounds like it could definitely catch on in the modern day era of electronic beats. Designed by Gorkem Sen, the instrument uses vibrations from the strings which are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums.
Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders?
The experience is called frisson (pronounced free-sawn), a French term meaning “aesthetic chills,” and it feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin. Some researchers have even dubbed it a “skin orgasm.”
Did you know that planets and stars actually give off music? Although space is a virtual vacuum, this does not mean there is no sound in space. Sounds still exists in the form of electromagnetic vibrations and can be detected using specially designed instruments developed by NASA.
Making his name at the front of Australia's glass art scene, Sydney-based artist Ben Young demonstrates his skill by crafting sculptures which depict running water trapped in motion. Using high-tech machinery, the artist hand-cuts glass sheets which are layered into translucent patterns which replicate the rippling of ocean waves.
While the Nobel Prizes are 115 years old, rewards for scientific achievement have been around much longer. As early as the 17th century, at the very origins of modern experimental science, promoters of science realized the need for some system of recognition and reward that would provide incentive for advances in the field.
Before the prize, it was the gift that reigned in science. Precursors to modern scientists – the early astronomers, philosophers, physicians, alchemists and engineers – offered wonderful achievements, discoveries, inventions and works of literature or art as gifts to powerful patrons, often royalty. Authors prefaced their publications with extravagant letters of dedication; they might, or they might not, be rewarded with a gift in return. Many of these practitioners worked outside of academe; even those who enjoyed a modest academic salary lacked today’s large institutional funders, beyond the Catholic Church. Gifts from patrons offered a crucial means of support, yet they came with many strings attached.
Inside a glass dome in Northern Norway, lives a family of five. Hjertefølger means heart follower in Norwegian, and the Hjertefølger family were certainly keeping that phrase in mind when designing and integrating efficient ways to incorporate nature's potential into a beautiful space.
In 2013, they built a three-story, five-bedroom, 25-foot-high solar geodesic dome on Norway’s Sandhornøya island, located over 1000km north of Oslo.
Until recently, research into psychedelic drugs have been strictly forbidden despite their therapeutic potential. These trends are changing however as more researchers are taking the leap into the reality of MDMA. MAPS, a non-profit organization, is sponsoring FDA-approved clinical research to develop psychedelic-assisted therapies into prescriptions for mental health. The research focuses on adults on the autism spectrum and whether or not the therapy can enhance functional skills and quality of life with those dealing with social anxiety.
Nature has untold ways of warning others not to interfere with its creatures, and yet how can we understand the potential dangers which each life-form harbors. Coyote Peterson hosts a Youtube-based channel which tackles many of these questions head-on with some of mother nature's most painful and exotic creatures. From bullet ants to tarantula hawks, this is not your typical nature documentary which merely educates, but subjects the body to the full sense of venomous fury.
Directed and animated by Hideki Inaba, this amazing video was created for the track Slowly Rising, off the album Full Circle by BEATSOFREEN. The 3-minute animation features armies of infinite creatures across an ever-changing landscape.