Featured Articles and Journals: Science & Technology

June 1, 2011
Jonathan Franzen, author of the novel "Freedom" has a mouthful for the technocrats. "Liking" consumer technology is easy, "Loving" real life is hard.
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May 25, 2011
Whether or not you beleive that human carbon output is directly linked to climate change, one fact most people would agree on is that the world is round and not flat.
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April 29, 2011
(Follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) Ponlop Rinpoche told me, via twitter to enjoy my "iPad Dharma." He uses an iPad when he teaches. The Karmapa is in an iPad ad. Welcome to the 21st century.
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April 27, 2011
(Follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) From the counterintuitive-to-Buddhist-psychology-department, according to Gothamist, and a new study from University of Warwick, certain happy states carry with them a higher rate of suicide.
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April 21, 2011
I just read this article in Science Fair about how meditation can make one a more rational decision maker. Since my practice has been a bit shaky this week, reading this makes me want to sit RIGHT NOW. Yes I agree, I do feel calmer and more...
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March 14, 2011
  I confess to being somewhat swept up in the recent media frenzy over the new iPad 2. Sure, I already have the original version (which incidentally has more computing power than the Apollo 11 and does everything I want it to) but now there...
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March 4, 2011
  http://health.newsvine.com/_question/2011/02/25/6131050-do-you-believe-g... There's good reason for that, as the safety of Genetically Modified Foods is still questionable, and their use generates more needs for environmentally...
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November 22, 2010
This seems like a good quote for the holidays, which is one of the worst crisis times of the year, and a time of difficulty and depression for many people. If our survival instinct has actually wired us to view the world in a negative light, it...
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November 17, 2010
Yes, it is. And in honor of National Unfriend Day I'm going to tell you exactly how the internet is lying to you. It is lying because it is promising you endless satisfaction of all your desires - if you feel it, want it, wonder it, want to...
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November 12, 2010
According to a new study, it turns out that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. That's a pretty amazingly simple discovery, but the study demonstrates that our happiness level is less based on what we are doing than how simply we are engaged...
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August 25, 2010
I've been working these past few weeks on writing a proposal for a television series about the human brain, and it's been interesting seeing how much of neruoscience relates directly to my study and practice of Buddhism.  One thing in...
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August 25, 2010
  My first two thoughts upon watching this TED video were: "Do we really need computers to close our curtains for us?" and "This would be an amazing mind training tool".   
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