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Daily Grind – 07/01/10

July 1, 2010

I thought that I should sporadically start sharing daily links to amazing news articles about science and religion, or whatever I see fit. Good to wake up and drink your coffee to (thus the name). This Is Your Brain On Meditation: Mingyur Rinpoche Describes The Science Of Happiness Mingyur underwent brain imaging scans to test the effects of meditation. The studies found that the brain changed significantly during meditation. “The result”, said Rinpoche, was that my gamma synchronicity was very high.…

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Other Great Apes are our rebellious cousins (you know, the ones with the tattoos and silver back hair)

June 26, 2010

‘Lucy’s Grandfather’ Fossil Makes Humanity’s Ancestor Seem More Like Us | Wired Science | Wired.com. While this article is revolutionary enough to suggest that Australopithecus afarensis was taller and stronger than scientists previously thought, the real shocking part of this article comes near the very end. That raises the possibility that it’s the other Great Apes, rather than humans, whose bodies have evolved the most over the last few million years. Big Man, with a rib cage shaped more like…

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