In diaphragmatic breathing, you actively expand the abdomen during inhalation. The abdominal expansion occurs via the diaphragm contracting and pressing down on the abdominal contents. Chest expansion is kept at a minimum in this type of breathing. Exhalation is a relaxed process and occurs through the elastic recoil of the chest wall and lungs.Regular practice of diaphragmatic breathing draws the mental focus into what is known as the “belly brain”. It has a calming effect on the mind while, at the same time, potentially strengthens the diaphragm. I recommend practicing diaphragmatic breathing for 5-10 minutes per day. We have included a video link below to guide your practice and aid you in visualization of the movement of the diaphragm and abdomen.
The research published this week in the journal Environmental Science and Technology as a pair of studies (here and here) found that 100 mealworms ate up to 39 milligrams of Styrofoam each day and within 24 hours excreted what they didn’t use into what the news release described as “biodegraded fragments that look similar to tiny rabbit droppings.” This excrement, Wu said, appeared to be safe in the soil for crops.
“A decade ago, Linux was seen as the more secure alternative to Windows environments, which suffered the lion’s share of attacks at the time, and companies increasingly adopted Linux as part of their security-hardening efforts,” the Akamai team said. “As the number of Linux environments has grown, the potential opportunity and rewards for criminals has also grown. Attackers will continue to evolve their tactics and tools and security professionals should continue to harden their Linux based systems accordingly.”
These pictures were created in a time well before the introduction of high tech machinery, the industrial revolution, or flying contraptions. The world was clean, and human impact on the environment and our own health was minimal. In the past 100 years alone, the way we’ve ‘progressed’ has harmed our planet and all life on it. A time for change is long overdue, and I’m sure if you asked some artists to depict what the human experience will be like 100 years from now, it wouldn’t be so pretty.
Learn how to play mumbley peg, a classic game with pocket knives.
“There are different variations of Mumbley Peg. One version involves two opponents who stand opposite from one another, feet shoulder-width apart. The first player takes his pocket knife and throws it at the ground, so that it sticks into the ground as close as possible to his own foot. The second player take his knife and does the same. The player who sticks his knife closest to his own foot wins. A player could automatically win if he purposely stuck his knife into his own foot. What can we say, this was a time before Xbox 360. Kids needed something do.”
The Pixel C is a 10.2-inch (308 pixels-per-inch) tablet that runs the Android operating system (Android 6.0 Marshmallow, of course). Powering the device is an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor that is paired with 3GB of RAM (for comparison, the Surface Pro 3 tops out at 8GB, while the iPad Pro comes with 4GB of RAM). The device also features a USB-C port, which brings it in line with the newly announced Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Biofluorescence happens when a living creature absorbs blue light and re-emits it as a different color. It’s a separate phenomenon from bioluminescence, a chemical reaction that creates light, like with fireflies.
With Piper, we can turn Minecraft into something more exciting. The kit lets kids create circuits in real life and then see how they interact in Minecraft. It lets you, for example, add a battery and a button to a breadboard and see those parts pop up on the screen. Electricity flowing through virtual wires simulates what is happening in real life.
During a recent experiment, researchers at the University of Washington used direct brain-to-brain connection for enabling a group of individuals play a question and answer game by sending out signals from the brain of one participant to that of another via the internet. This experiment has shown that it’s possible to connect two brains for allowing one person guess what another is thinking.
The subject of the research, carried out by scientists at the University of California, Irvine, had been paralyzed for five years. The work began with a stint of mental training designed to reengage the brain’s walking ability, which saw the subject don an electroencephalogram (EEG) cap (a piece of headwear fitted with electrodes that monitor the brain’s electrical impulses). The man was first made to control an avatar in a virtual environment, which was then followed with physical training to build up the strength of his leg muscles.
“There have been at least 12 selfie-related deaths around the world this year —and although Mashable reported that eight people were killed by shark attacks this year,
George Burgess, director of shark research at the Florida Museum of Natural History, said the figure is actually six.”
“The standard neuroscience view is that deep sleep is a blackout state where consciousness disappears,” Thompson says. “In Indian philosophy we see some theorists argue that there’s a subtle awareness that continues to be present in dreamless sleep, there’s just a lack of ability to consolidate that in a moment-to-moment way in memory.”
Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners. The campaign that was launched in December 2013 was backed by more than 17 000 people who together gave more than $630 000.
Consciousness — the internal dialogue that seems to govern one’s thoughts and actions — is far less powerful than people believe, serving as a passive conduit rather than an active force that exerts control, according to a new theory proposed by a researcher.
“Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail.” –Theodore Roosevelt
If your kids are anything like mine, the first thing they want to do when they get home from school or wake up in the morning is turn on something with a screen. Usually the computer with Minecraft on it. Keep them productive and also limit screen time with a must-do list.