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Habit has been called the invisible architecture of our lives. Often, though, the design’s more busy than minimalist.
It’s against (and possibly with) this chaos that Leo Babauta founded Zen Habits, his full-time blog “about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives.” Founded in 2007, the monochrome, Georgia-set blog is a safe haven for a million readers.
In a new post, Babauta outlines how to fight daily stresses and anxieties with calm. We’ve got a few examples of how to:
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If you want to read a mouse’s mind, it takes some fluorescent protein and a tiny microscope implanted in the rodent’s head.
Stanford scientists have demonstrated a technique for observing hundreds of neurons firing in the brain of a live mouse, in real time, and have linked that activity to long-term information storage. The unprecedented work could provide a useful tool for studying new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
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Beck and more than 170 musicians reimagine David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” as a fully interactive immersive 360 web experience, created by Chris Milk & Beck.
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Ever wanted to see a thought?
The insides of computer systems are often portrayed in science fiction movies as vast arcologies of virtual structures, with whizzing electrical impulses flashing through them. As it turns out, our brains might not look very different from our dreams of artificial computing entities.
For the first time, Japanese scientists captured video of a thought being formed, and it looks pretty much like miniature lightning tracing its way through a meshed structure of neurons:
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What is going on inside the heads of individuals in a coma has been steeped in mystery. Now, a new study finds coma patients have dramatically reorganized brain networks, a finding that could shed light on the mystery of consciousness.
Compared with healthy patients in the study, high-traffic hubs of brain activity are dark in coma patients while more quiet regions spring to life.
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Lets hangout here
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“Night is the time when I get stuff done and can think about the bigger picture. It’s focused. That’s the time when I can turn notes and ideas drafted on the fly into concepts and future projects”
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WATCH THIS, HOLY SHIT: I don’t even know where to begin. This is the trailer for Danger 5. It is a television series currently airing in Australia, created by Dario Russo and David Ashby. Danger 5 is an action series about five international spies on a mission to kill Adolf Hitler. I am about to track down all of the episodes and watch them.
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