Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Best of Mind Power News 2007, Part 2

The new issue of Mind Power News is now available to be read
at http://www.mindpowernews.com/197.htm

This Week: The Very Best of 2007, Part 2

--> The Future of Science: We Will Have the Power of Gods
--> We Will All Be Telepathic in 25 Years
--> Extremes of Human Memory
--> Can 'Genius Pills' Boost Your Brain Power?
--> The Universal Law of Bollocks
--> How to Be Happy Right Now
--> The 8th Wonder of the World?
--> The Most Powerful Force in the Universe

CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST OF 2007, PART 2

Friday, December 28, 2007

The Very Best of Mind Power News 2007

The new issue of Mind Power News is now available to be read
at http://www.mindpowernews.com/196.htm

This Week: The Very Best of 2007, Part 1

--> Karma of the Brain: Why Good Things Happen to Good People
--> Amazing Video Proves that Subliminal Suggestion Works
--> The Cat That Predicts Death
--> Scientist Claims Proof of Afterlife
--> Future Wife's Phone Number Revealed in a Dream
--> How to Slow Down Time With Your Mind
--> The Strange Way Botox Relieves Depression
--> Top 10 Brain Teasers

CLICK HERE TO READ THE BEST STORIES OF 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

How to Make Your Own Luck

By Alan Bellows
Source: DamnInteresting.com

Some individuals seem to have an inexplicable abundance of good fortune. They are successful in matters of love, in their careers, in their finances, and in leading happy and meaningful lives. Yet these people don't seem to work particularly hard, nor do they posses extraordinary intelligence or other gifts. Of course there are also the natural opposites of the superfortunate; people who repeatedly fail despite their efforts and talents.

As is true with so many human problems, people tend to deal with this difficult-to-quantify inequality by giving it a name -- "luck" -- and then disclaiming any responsibility for how much of it they are apportioned. Luck is considered by many to be a force of nature, coming and going as inevitably as the tide. But Richard Wiseman, a professor at Britain's University of Hertfordshire, has conducted some experiments which indicate to him that we have a lot more influence on our own good fortune than we realize.


Professor Wiseman executed a ten-year study to determine the nature of luck, and published his findings in a book called The Luck Factor: The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind.


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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Why Time Slows Down in Emergencies

By Charles Q. Choi,
Special to LiveScience.com


In The Matrix, the hero Neo could dodge bullets because time moved in slow motion for him during battles. Indeed, in the real world, people in danger often feel as if time slowed down for them.


This warping of time apparently does not result from the brain speeding up from adrenaline when in danger. Instead, this feeling seems to be an illusion, scientists now find.


To see if danger makes people experience time in slow motion, scientists at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston tried scaring volunteers. However, roller coasters and other frightening amusement park rides did not cause enough fear to make time warp.


Instead, the researchers dropped volunteers from great heights. Scientists had volunteers dive backward with no ropes attached, into a special net that helped break their fall. They reached 70 mph during the roughly three-second, 150-foot drop.


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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Human Calculator Breaks World Record

Source: BBC

The fastest human calculator has broken his own mental arithmetic world record.


Alexis Lemaire used brain power alone to work out the answer to the 13th root of a random 200-digit number in 70.2 seconds at London's Science Museum.


The 27-year-old student correctly calculated an answer of 2,407,899,893,032,210, beating his record of 72.4 seconds, set in 2004.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Act Rich to Become Rich

By Adam Khoo
Source
: Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

Always keep in mind that you can attract as much money as you desire by knowing that it is all in the mind. It is what you choose to think, and act upon, that produces the money you want. What you think will be, will be.

What I am about to teach you is a simple yet very powerful way of attracting wealth and prosperity in your life.


First, imagine what life would be like if you are rich. Don’t just see it. Feel it as if you’re already experiencing the luxuries and lifestyle of the rich.


Do you see yourself driving your dream car? What model and color is it? Touch the seat and feel its soft texture. Open the car radio and listen to your favorite music. Experience the joy of driving it towards your favorite place.

Maybe you could visualize a house. How many rooms does it have? Take a relaxing soak in the bath tub. Smell the food aroma coming out from the large kitchen. Play sports in your own private gym.


The important thing here is to believe that you are already rich.


Now doesn’t that feel good? By doing this exercise, you are unleashing the powers of your subconscious and directing it to give you what you’re dreaming of.


But it doesn’t end there. To make this even more effective, breathe slowly while still hanging on to this wonderful feeling of being rich, and say a small thanks to God, or to a Higher Power.


By being grateful, you are commanding the Powers of the Universe to work in your favor. You are confirming that you are graciously accepting your blessings.


Try it out. Believe and feel that you are already wealthy, and be thankful for it. You will be astounded by the results.


Learn more at Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

The Amazing Kreskin Predicts Next President

Associated Press

No votes have been cast for president yet. But the Kreskin primary is over.


George Kresge Jr., better known as The Amazing Kreskin, wrote the name of his choice to win next year's election, had a rabbi sign the paper and dropped it into a locked box on Thursday.


Kreskin says he didn't want to make a presidential prediction. But the name of the winner came to him three months ago and wouldn't leave him alone. So he came up with the scheme to write it down and lock it away.


"If I can remain impartial at least by putting it away, sealing it, having someone witness what I wrote, then I can at least get the credit. Because I really think I hit it," the 72-year-old mentalist said.


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Monday, December 10, 2007

Chimps Beat Humans in Memory Tests

By Rowan Hooper
Source: New Scientist


Young chimps can beat adult humans in a task involving remembering numbers, reveals a new study. It is the first time chimps – and young ones, at that – have outperformed humans at a cognitive task.


And the finding may add weight to a theory about the evolution of language in humans, say the researchers.


Three adult female chimps, their three 5-year-old offspring, and university student volunteers were tested on their ability to memorise the numbers 1 to 9 appearing at random locations on a touchscreen monitor.


The chimps had previously been taught the ascending order of the numbers. Using an ability akin to photographic memory, the young chimps were able to memorise the location of the numerals with better accuracy than humans performing the same task.


During the test, the numerals appeared on the screen for 650, 430 or 210 milliseconds, and were then replaced by blank white squares.


While the adult chimps were able to remember the location of the numbers in the correct order with the same or worse ability as the humans, the three adolescent chimps outperformed the humans.


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Thieves Cut Off Man's Holy Leg

By Omer Farooq
BBC News, Hyderabad


Police in southern India are hunting for two men who attacked a Hindu holy man, cut off his right leg and then made off with it.


The 80-year-old holy man, Yanadi Kondaiah, claimed to have healing powers in the leg.


He is now recovering from his ordeal in hospital in the city of Tirupati in the state of Andhra Pradesh.


Local people believed they could be healed of spiritual and physical problems if they touched his leg.


They also believed in Mr Kondaiah's predictions of the future.


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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Improve Your Self Confidence in 15 Minutes

By Mark Tyrrell
Creative Director of Hypnosis Downloads

I used to be frighteningly lacking in confidence in social situations. And although people who know me now would never believe it, I used to doubt myself so much that I literally had to learn confidence until it became a natural part of me. I can tell you: relaxed optimistic confidence is just, well, so much more fun! Here I'll tell you about the things that made the most difference to my confidence levels...

Some people have naturally high levels of confidence but everybody can learn to be more confident. Firstly, it's important to get a clear idea of what self confidence really means, otherwise you won't know when you've got it! So, self confidence means:

1. Being calm. For every situation in life you need to run on the appropriate level of emotion. Too much emotional 'leakage' into a experience can spoil the experience. You make great strides towards confidence when you begin to relax in a greater range of situations.

2. Being cool. The second part of self confidence is about being able to relax with uncertainty. To be 'cool' in a situation really means relaxing with not knowing how things will pan out. If you truly tolerate uncertainty, you can do pretty much anything.

3. Not being too concerned with what others think of you. You know when you imagine what some place is going to be like before you go there but when you get there it is totally different to your imagination? That's how reliable your imagination is! Stop trusting your imagination so much. I've long since stopped bothering to imagine what others think of me because so often I've turned out to be wrong.

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Stop Smoking for the Last Time: How to Use Mind Power to Break Addictions

By Rev. George Wissing
Author of Stop Smoking for the Last Time


Most smokers and overeaters believe they lack willpower and most, who do not have these addictions, tend to agree. Yet, is willpower what really helps people break these addictions? What is the mind power that truly helps kick bad habits?


The common use of the word willpower has come to mean “self-control”. This common definition means that a person should be able to use self control to win a battle against the urge to smoke or overeat over a lifetime.

Isn’t a better strategy to eliminate the urge completely? —To have a final energetic event, a complete shift in perception, that simply ends the urge? Simply, the best way to stop smoking or overeating, is to have an energetic event within the mind that ends the desire completely. This is sometimes called spontaneous remission— the “ah ha” moment— the way millions “just quit”.

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Sex and Chocolate Boost Brain Power

By Lewis Carter
Source: The Telegraph


Lots of sex, dark chocolate and the Scandinavian routine of cold meat for breakfast are the best ways to boost brain power, a new book claims.


And watching soap operas, mixing with serial moaners and fat-free diets should be avoided in the quest for increased mental ability, the book says.


Much of the advice in Teach Yourself Training Your Brain is unconventional, but its co-authors, Terry Horne and Simon Wootton, say it is based on leading scientific research.


They claim that people can combat the considered wisdom that the brain deteriorates with age.


Mr Horne, a university lecturer, said: "For decades we have thought that the capacity of our brains is genetically determined, whereas it's now clear it's a lifestyle choice.
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83 Unique Exercises to Keep Your Brain Alive

A Discussion With Lawrence C. Katz, PhD,
Co-author of "Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises"


Have you ever searched in vain for your glasses, only to find them perched on top of your head? How many times have you gone shopping and later been unable to find your car in the parking lot? You may tell yourself such things are all part of getting older -- but are they?


Lawrence C. Katz, PhD, recognizes the tremendous need to understand what happens to our brains as we age, and knows that the way we live our lives affects our brains for a long time. Together with co-author Manning Rubin, Dr. Katz developed "neurobics" -- brain exercises that affect how our brains are actually used. He explained the basics of this exciting program in our conversation with him.


What is the new science of brain exercise?


What your brain does most is form associations between different senses -- that's what your brain is really good at; that's what it is designed to do. The basic idea behind brain exercises is to use your brain's natural desire to form associations, to do things in different ways that cause it to form new associations. The capacity of the brain to form new associations is essentially unlimited.


When your brain does this it causes brain cells to become more active. And when cells are more active they produce molecules that, in turn, "fertilize" nerve cells, keeping them healthier and more resistant to the assaults of old age. It used to be thought that as you get older, you lose nerve cells. That's not really the case.


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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Donovan Plans Meditation University

By Ben McConville
Source: Associated Press

Donovan, famous for '60s pop hits such as "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Mellow Yellow," has announced plans to open the Invincible Donovan University, where students will adhere to the principles of transcendental meditation.

"I know it sounds like an airy-fairy hippie dream to go on about '60s peace and love," said the 61-year-old singer, who was born Donovan Leitch in the Maryhill area of Glasgow. "But the world is ready for this now, it is clear this is the time."


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Brain Boosting Drugs Spark Ethical Debate

By Ben Hirschler
Source: Reuters

A rise in healthy people popping pills to boost performance in exams or work, raises long-term ethical and safety concerns about the effects of such treatments, British doctors said on Thursday.


The British Medical Association (BMA) wants a public debate about the risks and benefits of using drugs to improve memory and concentration, sometimes called "cognitive enhancement".


The ability of prescription drugs and medical procedures to improve intellectual performance is likely to increase significantly in the next 20 to 30 years as technology advances.


"We know that there is likely to be a demand by healthy individuals for this treatment," Dr Tony Calland, chairman of the BMA's Medical Ethics Committee said at the launch of a discussion paper on the issue.


"However, given that no drug or invasive medical procedure is risk free, is it ethical to make them available to people who are not ill?"


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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I Was a Neuroscience Guinea Pig: How Scientists Scrambled My Brain

By Lisa Katayama
Source: Wired.com

I feel like the hoodlum Alex in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange: My head is held steady by a chin strap, while two technicians grease my scalp with conductive gel and slip on a cap bristling with electrodes.

I'm about to have my brain scrambled -- electrically -- in the name of medical science. Scientists are going to knock out regions of my brain while I perform a memory test.


"We're ready to do some zapping!" one of the technicians says excitedly.


I'm a guinea pig in a brain-scan experiment conceived by neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, who is testing how memory changes with age. The "zapping" induces seizures in some subjects and cures depression in others. I don't know what it will do to me, but I'm about to find out.


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Old Brain, New Tricks

By Cara Feinberg
Source: Boston Globe


Esref Armagan is a 52-year-old Turkish painter who has been blind in both eyes since the day he was born. He has never seen a coffee cup, a toothbrush, an elephant, or a tree-lined street, but he can draw them each, from any perspective, with or without shadows depending on the time of day.

His portrait of President Clinton, which he painted from an embossed photograph, looks, well, like Clinton-complete with grey hair and bulbous nose-and though Armagan has never had an art lesson, the streets he paints stretch into the distance as converging parallel lines.


For years, Armagan has been a phenomenon in the art world, displaying his work in museums around the globe. But it was not until two summers ago, when he traveled to Boston, that scientists were able to study precisely how he generates such images.

Their hope was that he might teach them something about neural ''plasticity"--the brain's ability to reorganize its functions based on new information and experiences. If Armagan had never seen with his eyes, how had his brain adapted to give him visual representations of the world, and more importantly, what could it reveal about brain adaptation in general?


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Saturday, December 01, 2007

How Hypnosis Boosts Your Immune System

By Steve G. Jones
Better Living With Hypnosis

The mind/body connection has long been understood by hypnotherapists. In fact, the mind has such a powerful impact over physical well being that people have been known to “will” themselves into better health or even to death. Hypnosis works to keep the body healthy by boosting the immune system through positive thought processes that reduce stress and ignite the body’s own healing abilities.

Emotional stress has such a destructive impact on health. When stress is left unchecked, it causes the body to have a continual release of the hormone cortisol which can negatively impact such things as blood pressure and cholesterol. This can ultimately lead to heart disease. Hypnosis works to relax the mind and body to reduce stress and cortisol production. In addition, hypnosis can boost the immune system by acting as a catalyst to wound healing and vitamin absorption as it eliminates stress.

A study of 33 medical students was conducted by the Ohio State University and reports that self-hypnosis was able to reduce stress and lead to strengthened immune systems in the sub-group given the hypnotic relaxation training. These students experienced less anxiety during exam time. In addition, blood tests indicated greater immune responses as T-cells in their blood were studied both before stressful periods and during them.

Hypnosis is used at a time of day when the participant is able to completely relax, usually just before going to sleep. Self-hypnosis will not be effective if there are other distractions such as driving a car or doing tasks around the house. The mind needs to relax to the point where the hypnotic messages can completely penetrate the subconscious. This way the stress that can hinder the immune system can be removed and the body can become strengthened.

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Steve G. Jones’ program Immune System Booster is used over the course of a few weeks to reduce stress and improve immune system function.

Learn more here about the Immune System Booster here...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mind Control -- Through Your Nose

Source: New York Times

Within a broader movement known as "full-sensory branding," the practice of scent marketing -- using specially formulated fragrances to make you buy unrelated products and services -- is on the rise. Smell, it is said, has an unrivaled power to evoke emotion, and this power can be harnessed to boost sales.


Hundreds of companies already set your mood with piped-in aromas, in everything from real estate show rooms to shoe stores. Advertising Age named the practice one of the top 10 trends to watch in 2007. ScentAir, a producer of aroma-marketing systems, stated their business quadrupled between 2005 and 2006.


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Pharmaceutical Company Tests 'Fountain of Youth' Pill in Humans

By David Ewing Duncan
Source: Portfolio.com


When Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon heard rumors of a fountain of youth from native Floridians in 1513, he was desperate enough to find it that he was willing to march in chain mail through fetid swamps infested with mosquitoes, alligators, and hostile locals. He never found it.


Nearly five centuries later, the fabled longevity imbued by Florida's mythic fountains may be here for real. Not spewing from a magical spring with sweet-tasting waters, but in a pill designated SRT501.


In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals is testing such a pill in humans in a Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical trial. The tests began last spring with 85 volunteers; in August, the company announced that this medication designed to slow aging and bump up lifespan is working.


A caveat: It will take years of tests and trials to know if the drug will ultimately permit people to routinely live to over 100 years old, while fending off diseases of aging ranging from diabetes to cancer.


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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How To Get Motivated and Overcome Procrastination

By Arina Nikitina
Author of "How to Set and Achieve a Goal"

Procrastination is a complicated behavior that affects all people to some degree. Some experience only small problems with procrastination while with others, it is a major source of anxiety and stress.

Lack of motivation and procrastination is related to time management. Procrastinators often fail to complete tasks even though thsey know what the task is and the time they have to do it.


Why do people procrastinate? Often a difficult task is avoided in favor of the less difficult. Tasks that take longer amounts of time are less desirable than those that can be completed quickly. People sometimes procrastinate due to fear of failure.

No one wants to be embarrassed by a lack of knowledge or skills when beginning a new task. Overcoming the fear of failure and developing good work habits will do wonders for those who tend to procrastinate.


The first step in overcoming procrastination is to recognize what psychological issues cause you to procrastinate in the first place.

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Scientists 'Read' Paralyzed Man's Mind

Source: BBC

Scientists say they may be on the brink of translating into words the thoughts of a man who can no longer speak, after a pioneering experiment.


Electrodes have been implanted in the brain of Eric Ramsay, who has been "locked in" - conscious but paralysed - since a car crash eight years ago.


These have been recording pulses in areas of the brain involved in speech.


Now, New Scientist magazine reports, they are to use the signals he generates to drive speech software.


Although the data is still being analysed, researchers at Boston University believe they can correctly identify the sound Mr Ramsay's brain is imagining some 80% of the time.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Don't Forget to Backup Your Brain

By Corinna Underwood
Source: FoxNews


As any Baby Boomer will tell you, Americans have more information to cram into their memories than ever. Yet, as we age, our capacity for recall grows weaker.


But what if you could capture every waking moment of your entire life, store it on your computer and then recall digital snapshots of everything you've seen and heard with just a quick search?


Renowned computer scientist Gordon Bell, head of Microsoft's Media Presence Research Group and founder of the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, thinks he might be able to do just that.


He calls it a "surrogate memory," and what he considers an early version of it even has an official name — MyLifeBits.


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Thursday, November 22, 2007

What's In Your Spiritual Toolkit?

By Nelson Berry
Creator of Subliminal Video Messages


Tools are tools that you use to make yourself of maximum value to yourself and others. All of the tools that you use to acheive this aim are in your "Spiritual Toolkit".


It is mandatory to have a spiritual toolkit and to use the tools -- and use them regularly -- to to initiate/ maintain/ improve your value to yourself (The Power Within You) and others. It is very simple to apply the tools.


What are some of the things that are in your spiritual toolkit?


1- Helping others outside of your job?

2- Gratitude - Make a list of things you are grateful for (this is actually a tool!).

3- Taking time to talk and listen to someone about their problems.

4- Meeting new people and trying to be helpful and useful in all circumstances.

5- Cleaning up your place (or someone elses place) so that you have a clean place to bring people to further your relationships and usefulness.

6- Going to the gym/ keeping yourself physically fit so you CAN be of service to people in the first place.

7- Subliminal Messages so you can outgrow your fears and increase your personal power in all areas faster.

8- Prayer/ Meditation.

9- Volunteer work.

10- Share with others what is working for you.

11- This list could go on and on....


Did you know that spiritual progress always proceeds material possessions? It is NEVER the other way around!


Get busy using your spiritual tools and get busy living a large & rich life Today!


With Respect,

Nelson Berry

Creator of Subliminal Video Messages

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Boost Your Brain Power with Neurobics

By Dr. Sean Kenniff
Source: CBS News

Tom McQuade's memory isn't what it used to be. "Forgetting simple things. Going out to work to look for my belt, and it's around my waist."


Tom's wife, Ann, married together for 39 years, has even more trouble. "She starts asking me where we are. It's as much the confusion as much as the memory."


That's the reason they've come to Leeza's Place in Pembroke Pines. They want to sharpen their minds with new activities.


Dr. Damon Salzman from The Memory Center at Memorial Hospital Pembroke says, "Brain cells actually continue to grow, even in adults," meaning older brains improve with new challenges.


That "use it or lose it" philosophy is the premise behind "Neurobic," a book of 83 brain boosting exercises.


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The $450 Mind Control Device

Source: Gearlog.com

When I received five e-mails to check out the MC Square—a handheld device that's said to relieve stress, improve memory, and enhance concentration through light and sound—I knew I couldn't pass the opportunity up. (My memory is horrible!)

Plus, 1.5 million units have already been sold in Korea, so it's gotta be legit, right? And for the first time starting today, it's available in the U.S.


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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Microsoft Plans to Read Your Mind

Source: New Scientist

Not content with running your computer, Microsoft now wants to read your mind too.


The company says that it is hard to properly evaluate the way people interact with computers since questioning them at the time is distracting and asking questions later may not produce reliable answers. "Human beings are often poor reporters of their own actions," the company says.


Instead, Microsoft wants to read the data straight from the user's brain as he or she works away. They plan to do this using electroencephalograms (EEGs) to record electrical signals within the brain. The trouble is that EEG data is filled with artefacts caused, for example, by blinking or involuntary actions, and this is hard to tease apart from the cognitive data that Microsoft would like to study.


So the company has come up with a method for filtering EEG data in such a way that it separates useful cognitive information from the not-so-useful non-cognitive stuff. The company hopes that the data will better enable to them to design user interfaces that people find easy to use. Whether users will want Microsoft reading their brain waves is another matter altogether.


Read the full Microsoft mind reading patent application


LSD and the Secret of Life

By Alun Rees

Francis Crick, the Nobel Prize-winning father of modern genetics, was under the influence of LSD when he first deduced the double-helix structure of DNA over 50 years ago.


The abrasive and unorthodox Crick and his brilliant American co-researcher James Watson famously celebrated their eureka moment in March 1953 by running from the now legendary Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge to the nearby Eagle pub, where they announced over pints of bitter that they had discovered the secret of life.


Crick, who died [in 2004], aged 88, later told a fellow scientist that he often used small doses of LSD, then an experimental drug used in psychotherapy, to boost his powers of thought. He said it was LSD, not the Eagle's warm beer, that helped him to unravel the structure of DNA, the discovery that won him the Nobel Prize.


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Sunday, November 18, 2007

11 Steps to a Better Brain

Source: New Scientist

It doesn't matter how brainy you are or how much education you've had - you can still improve and expand your mind. Boosting your mental faculties doesn't have to mean studying hard or becoming a reclusive book worm. There are lots of tricks, techniques and habits, as well as changes to your lifestyle, diet and behaviour that can help you flex your grey matter and get the best out of your brain cells. And here are 11 of them.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

How to Read Minds to Influence the Opposite Sex

By Steve Gillman
Excerpt from A Book of Secrets

I hope you won't be too disappointed when I tell you that you'll never read minds like Mel Gibson in "What Women Want."


However, you can learn how to get a better idea of the general state of mind and receptivity of the person in front of you. And you can subliminally persuade the opposite sex. Lets jump straight to one of the fun ways.


Watch Those Pupils


A persons pupils get bigger when they are aroused, interested and/or receptive. If you look into his or her eyes and see those pupils growing large - it's looking good for you. Basically big pupils (unless it's just dark) mean a person likes what they see.


Try this experiment, and you'll understand how immediate this effect can be. Go right now and look in the mirror at your own eyes. As you look at them, imagine a sexy man or woman you are attracted to - in whatever way would turn you on. You'll see that your pupils get bigger in just seconds. Actually, if you love to fish, they may get big just thinking about a lake you love. Anything you like to look at can make your pupils bigger.


Now, there are two ways to use this...


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Friday, November 16, 2007

The $100,000 Self Improvement Experiment

By John Paul Carinci
Author of The Power of Being Different


The magic of believing will help you gain tremendous rewards. Let's look at an example of belief. When you have pains in your chest, you may become alarmed. After you make an appointment with your doctor, he will give you a complete examination and tell you to come back in order to go over the test results.

On the second visit, the doctor tells you that all the tests come back negative and that there is nothing to be concerned about. He explains that perhaps you were affected by stress and that you should try to relax. If you do not feel better, he suggests that you can come back for another visit.


Having heard the good news that nothing is wrong, you leave the doctor’s office suddenly feeling fantastic. Your mind gets rid of all your aches and pains that you thought were real.


Belief in something, including your own health, is very powerful. If you learn how to capitalize on the power of belief, you can alter your life for the good.


What if someone promised to pay you $100,000 in return for following a 10-day plan that was not hazardous in any way, morally acceptable to you, and which was guaranteed to improve your life? Would you agree to follow the plan? You probably would because you wanted the $100,000 reward.


CLICK HERE TO READ THE $100,000 EXPERIMENT

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Plant Intelligence Studied in Lab

By Nicole Martinelli
Source: Wired


Professor Stefano Mancuso knows it isn't easy being green: He runs the world's only laboratory dedicated to plant intelligence.

At the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology (LINV), about seven miles outside Florence, Italy, Mancuso and his team of nine work to debunk the myth that plants are low-life. Research at the modern building combines physiology, ecology and molecular biology.


"If you define intelligence as the capacity to solve problems, plants have a lot to teach us," says Mancuso, dressed in harmonizing shades of his favorite color: green. "Not only are they 'smart' in how they grow, adapt and thrive, they do it without neuroses. Intelligence isn't only about having a brain."


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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This is Your Brain on Advertising

By Amber Haq
Source: Business Week


Do you ever get the creepy feeling that advertisers know how to put a lump in your throat, inspire subconscious brand loyalty, or make your mouth water? Just wait: It could get worse.

An emerging technique called neuromarketing that uses brain scans to measure human response to promotional messages is starting to catch on in Europe—and soon ads may become even more effective at prompting you to pull out your wallet.


Orwellian, perhaps. But for companies looking to fine-tune their promotions and boost sales, neuromarketing offers the enticing prospect of a quantitative way to test the subconscious effectiveness of ads, jingles, and logos before spending big bucks on media placements. That's a godsend for marketers wary of the sometimes unreliable results of focus groups and other field testing.


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Marketing and Mind Control

By Wray Herbert
Source: Newsweek


Imagine that I have $100 and I offer you $20 of it, no strings attached. You'd take it, right? Any fool would; it's a windfall. But imagine further that you know I must give away part of my $100 or lose it all. All of a sudden my motives aren't entirely altruistic, but I'm still offering you free money. Take it or leave it, but no negotiation allowed. How would you feel? What would you do?

If you were like a lot of people who have answered these questions in a psychological experiment over the years, you would now feel conflicted. Many of these people actually walked away from the deal, even though it would have meant a no-strings-attached twenty bucks in their pockets. Why? Because the arrangement is fundamentally unfair, and once you know this your basic sense of moral indignation clicks in. Your emotions and principles trump your pure rationality.


Psychologists have demonstrated this in the laboratory, time and time again. It's known as the Ultimatum Game, and its counterintuitive findings are part of a broad new understanding of how the human brain and mind work. As it turns out, we are not very reasonable creatures much of the time, nor are we very aware. Indeed, we are under constant sway of our emotions and intuitions, and most of the time we are not even aware of just how quirky and emotional our everyday decisions are.


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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Brainwave Entrainment, Why "The Secret" Doesn't Work, and Portuguese Translations...

3 quick bits of news today:

1. What the heck is Brainwave Entrainment?

Song Chengxiang is bringing out his limited edition box set of his best selling 'Quantum Mind Power' today. This is the physical CD package of his cutting edge brain entrainment system, and since it is a physical product, there is a limit of 1000 sets available. If you have been wondering about the power of Brainwave Entrainment, check out his offer at http://www.MindPowerNews.com/QMP.htm


2. FREE REPORT: Why "The Secret" Might Not be Working For You

If you're a student of "The Secret" you have no doubt run into many obstacles on your way to manifesting what you want. This free report describes exactly the three most common hurdles in implementing the secret and how to get beyond those stumbling blocks on your way to "living the life you are meant to live."


Download this free report at http://www.MindPowerNews.com/3UntoldSecrets.pdf


3. A Portuguese version of "Mind Over Money: Program Your Mind For Wealth"

One of the members of the Mind Power News community loved the book "Mind Over Money" so much she translated the entire text into her native language of Portuguese, so if you speak the language or know anyone who does, you can check it out at http://shanta.biz/a_mente_sobre_o_dinheiro.html

Monday, November 12, 2007

How to Fall Asleep in 3 Minutes

By Kacper Postawski
Creator of the Sleep Wiz Revitalizing Program


The inability to fall asleep can be frustrating and greatly impede one's ability to function on a day to day basis. The following tips will help you to fall asleep in no time. Pleasant dreams!

1. Food That Can Help You Fall Asleep.
Trytophan is an amino acid that helps the brain produce serotonin, which helps you relax. Found in such things as turkey, milk, chicken, ice cream, tuna and peanuts, the soothing effect of trytophan can help you put your day's worries behind you and allow you to fall into blissful slumber. On the other hand, avoid spicy and fatty foods, which can give you heartburn and keep you awake. Similarly, too much liquid before bedtime can leave you running to the bathroom all night rather than sleeping.


2. Relax.
One of the biggest culprits of sleep deprivation is the inability to stop the mind from racing with the day's event and ongoing worries. The key is to slow down, and try to leave your troubles behind. A warm bath, meditation, peaceful music, a good book and dimmed lights can have a soothing, therapeutic effect.


3. Avoid Stimulants.
Caffeine, found in coffee and soda, and nicotine, found in cigarettes, are stimulants that inhibit your ability to slow down and get some rest. Herbal energy boosters can also keep you awake. Try to avoid stimulants for eight hours prior to bedtime.


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Can Your Dog Read Your Mind?

Source: BrainMysteries.com

Dog owners who think their beloved pooch can read their mind may be right.


Canterbury University psychology student Michelle Maginnity has just completed a masters research project looking at whether the domestic dog has a theory of mind - that is, whether they can think about the thoughts and feelings of self and others.


She said after carrying out a range of experiments which tested the cognitive skills of dogs, she believed they were not only sensitive to human cues, but also had the ability to think about what their human companions may be thinking.


"So, in a way, dogs may be able to read minds," she said.


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Friday, November 09, 2007

How to Learn Like a Genius

By Win Wenger, Ph.D.
Source: Project Renaissance


All of you reading this:


You have brains enough to run a galaxy. What are you doing with them?


One of the most frequently used paths to genius: find a knack that works for you. Get on a roll. Find ways to stay on that roll. Find ways to return to being on that roll, until so much else falls into that roll that even you begin to realize that you are, indeed, a genius.....


How to Learn Through a Periscope


We had enrolled our 4-year-old daughter in a neighborhood swim team, not for the sake of competing but simply for safety reasons, to ensure she would be competent in the water. During one of the team's meets, in one heat a clerical error had her swim as the only small kid among 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds. To our amazement, she swam far faster than ever before and finished right in the middle of the pack. "How did you do that?!?" we asked her. Her reply: "I made believe I was one of the big kids."


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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Ending Aging: How One Scientist Plans to Live to 1,000

By Joel Garreau
Washington Post Staff Writer

Aubrey de Grey may be wrong but, evidence suggests, he's not nuts. This is a no small assertion. De Grey argues that some people alive today will live in a robust and youthful fashion for 1,000 years.


In 2005, an authoritative publication offered $20,000 to any molecular biologist who could demonstrate that de Grey's plan for treating aging as a disease -- and curing it -- was "so wrong that it was unworthy of learned debate."


Now mere mortals -- who may wish to be significantly less mortal -- can judge whether de Grey's proposals are "science or fantasy," as the magazine put it. De Grey's much-awaited "Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime" has just been published.


The judges were formidable for that MIT Technology Review challenge prize. They included Rodney Brooks, then director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Nathan Myhrvold, former chief technology officer of Microsoft; and J. Craig Venter, who shares credit for first sequencing the human genome.


In the end, they decided no scientist had succeeded in blowing de Grey out of the water. "At issue is the conflict between the scientific process and the ambiguous status of ideas that have not yet been subjected to that process," Myhrvold wrote for the judges.


Well yes, that. Plus the question that has tantalized humans forever. What if the only certainty is taxes?


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Sunday, November 04, 2007

FREE REPORT: How to Set and Achieve a Goal

Arina Nikitina, the author of How to Set and Achieve a Goal has created a free report for all members of the Mind Power News community called "7 Goal Setting Tips: How to Turn Your Vague Dreams into Tangible Reality."

There is no need to sign up for anything, just go to the link below and download your free report:

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Science of Walking on Fire

By Matt Nisbet
Generation SXeptic


David Willey is not your ordinary science teacher. To put it mildly, he goes to extremes. Willey, an instructor of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, walks across hot coals, sinks his hand in molten lead, strides across broken glass, and has concrete blocks smashed across his body while lying on a bed of nails.

Each daring feat is a demonstration in science that Willey performs at venues ranging from college classrooms to NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


When I heard that Willey was scheduled to perform and lecture at the Center for Inquiry-International in Buffalo, New York, headquarters to the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), and Skeptical Inquirer magazine, I was compelled to investigate.

On a Saturday afternoon in mid-September, I drove in from Ithaca, New York, to meet and interview Willey just before he began preparations for the evening's firewalk and demonstrations.


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Friday, November 02, 2007

Happiness Comes Cheap - Even for Millionaires

Source: PhysOrg.com

In a study commissioned by the National Lottery, Dr Richard Tunney of the University's School of Psychology found that it's the simple things in life that impact most positively on our sense of well being.


The study compared the 'happiness levels' of lottery jackpot winners with a control group, using a 'Satisfaction with Life Scale' developed by the University of Illinois. Respondents were asked how satisfied they were in relation to different elements of their life, their different mood states explored, how often they treated themselves and what form this took.


Surprisingly, it wasn't the flashy cars and diamond jewellery that upped the jackpot winners' happiness quotient. It was the listening to music, reading a book, or enjoying a bottle of wine with a takeaway that really made the difference.


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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Truth About Brainwave Entrainment

By Morry Zelcovitch
Creator of
Quantum Mind Power

The purpose of this article is to introduce you to the world of brainwave entrainment (BWE) and its incredible benefits and effects.

Much of what is currently written about brainwave entrainment (especially on the internet) is just plain wrong and after personally analyzing much of what is out there it became apparent to me that there was a need for people to know the truth and not the marketing hype. Its truly amazing how so many so called experts out there tell us things as if they new what they were talking about. This articles intension is to give people a clear look at BWE and its value to us all.

Entrainment is a term borrowed from physics which simply means the tendency for two vibrating bodies to lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony. For example, one tuning fork when struck and placed next to another tuning fork will cause the second one to vibrate at the same frequency.

What if this same phenomenon could be repeated in training the brain to lock into the vibrations of an outside stimulus? Many scientific studies have shown that this is in fact possible. For centuries people have been using outside rhythmic stimulus in the form of drumbeats, chants and singing to induce various feelings.

When the brain is stimulated with pulsed sounds (neuro-electrical activity via the nerves originating from the ears), the overall activity of the brain will respond to and align with these pulses. By selecting the desired rate, the brain via the frequency following response (entrainment) can be naturally induced towards the selected brainwave state.


The applications for this technology are unlimited. Stimulation in the theta range appears to be a beneficial approach to accelerated learning. Research also indicates that using BWE in the alpha brainwave range may result in benefits similarly found with Zen or Transcendental Meditation.

These benefits extend throughout the body including improved breathing patterns and higher physical energy levels, not to mention an improved outlook, better performance in both sports and career, improved relationships and increased workplace satisfaction. Recently, many studies have shown that the use of guided imagery while in altered states of consciousness can be a very effective stimulant in psycho immunology, corporate performance and sports enhancement.


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Monday, October 29, 2007

The World's Largest Manifestation Portal

My good friends Barry Goss and Heather Vale over at the Manifestation Portal have slashed the price in half for the next three days, so now is a great time to check out the massive library of wisdom which they have to offer you.

This is the world's first, and still largest, Multimedia Manifestation Portal which hands you the deepest, darkest, nitty-gritty secrets of the world's greatest manifesting masters.



If you've been searching for a one-stop-self-growth vault for getting you the inner-world makeover you need so you can turn whatever you want into personal reality,this is it.

And here's the best part... for the next 3 days, until October 31, Barry and Heather are offering access to the Manifestation Portal at less than half the regular price (save 55%).

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Future of Science: We Will Have the Power of Gods

By Roger Highfield
Source: The Telegraph


Just before Sir Isaac Newton died, he described how humbled he felt by the thought that he had glimpsed only a fraction of the potential of the great scientific revolution he had helped to launch: "I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."


Three centuries later, that great ocean of truth is not so mysterious. According to the theoretical physicist Professor Michio Kaku of the City College of New York, we are entering an empowered new era: "We have unlocked the secrets of matter. We have unravelled the molecule of life, DNA. And we have created a form of artificial intelligence, the computer. We are making the historic transition from the age of scientific discovery to the age of scientific mastery in which we will be able to manipulate and mould nature almost to our wishes."

Among the technologies he believes will change our lives in the coming decades are cars that drive themselves, lab-grown human organs, 3D television, robots that can perform household tasks, eye glasses that double as home-entertainment centres, the exploitation of genes that alter human ageing and the possibility of invisibility and forms of teleportation.


"We will have the power to animate the inanimate, the power to create life itself," says Prof Kaku. "We will have the power of gods. But will we also have the wisdom of Solomon?"


In a new BBC4 series called Visions of the Future, Prof Kaku talks to today's pioneers about how we are moving from being passive observers of nature to its choreographers. Here are their remarkable speculations about how the scientific and technological revolution will transform life and society in the 21st century.


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Thursday, October 25, 2007

How to Live Forever (or at least to 100)

By Jason Wilson
Source: TheSmartSet.com


The Mediterranean island of Sardinia is dotted with prehistoric stone ruins called nuraghi. Little is known about the nuraghi, or the ancient people who built them, except that they predate the earliest invaders to Sardinia, the Phoenicians, who arrived here about 9,000 years ago.


I passed a number of nuraghi as I drove up into the island’s interior through mountains of limestone and granite, on a terrifying road, into a region called the Ogliastra. It’s never been an easy ramble into Sardinia’s mountains. Neither the Phoenicians nor any of other invaders who came to Sardinia later — Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Carthaginians, Arabs, Genoese, Catalans — were ever able to the penetrate them.

The villages of Ogliastra have had very little contact with the outside world since about the 11th century. Even now, the region is considered by many to be a wild, dangerous place and travelers like me are regularly warned about bandits and kidnappers.


Ignoring those overheated warnings, I traveled into the Ogliastra anyway. I’d been sent into the wild interior of Sardinia on assignment by AARP Magazine. Researchers had recently documented an abnormal cluster of modern-day Methuselahs residing here. At least one man in this region lived to 112 and, until his death, was the oldest man in the world. And there were many other centenarians living in isolated Ogliastra villages.


Basically, my AARP assignment called for me to barge in on very old Sardinians and ask: How can our readers, too, live such a long life?

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Optimism Won't Cure Cancer

Source: BBC Health

The power of the mind has been overestimated when it comes to fighting cancer, US scientists say.


They said they found that a patient's positive or negative emotional state had no direct bearing on cancer survival or disease progression.


The University of Pennsylvania team followed more than 1,000 patients with head and neck cancer.


But experts said the Cancer journal study should not deter people from adopting a "fighting spirit".


Indeed, a positive outlook can help patients cope with gruelling cancer therapies and resume a "normal" life, a spokeswoman for Macmillan Cancer Support said.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Life's Top 5 Illusions

By Barry Goss,
Creator of The Manifestation Portal


WARNING: These new paradigms may well be somewhat controversial, or even, dare I say it, shocking to your system of thought; but I did not invent these visionary views of life. But, only through intense gut-level questioning and critical-thinking, come to understand that it is the knowledge and brief understanding of these that will either cause you to throw-up or wave on the unpalatable taste of more good medicine. You’ll either be moved to ‘consume’ something sweet, easy, mundane and valueless, like a newspaper, magazine, or cheap novel or you’ll continue to take the good medicine knowing that your mind viruses will eventually cure themselves from the insideout.


Illusion #1: God is a personality

God is a personality - an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits "up there" watching our every move.


My New Paradigm: Like the electrical source from an outlet, God is formless, infinite, nonlinear, as well as unperceivable. God is that First Force that expressed Itself as and through you, as and through me, as and through All Things everywhere.


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Monday, October 22, 2007

Top 10 Bizarre Mental Disorders

Source: The List Universe

Mental disorders effect millions of people in the world and can lead to years of psychotherapy. In some cases, the psychological problem suffered is extremely rare or bizarre. This is a list of the ten most bizarre mental disorders.


10. Stockholm Syndrome


Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage shows signs of sympathy, loyalty or even voluntary compliance with the hostage taker, regardless of the risk in which the hostage has been placed. The syndrome is also discussed in other cases, including those of wife-beating, rape and child abuse.


The syndrome is named after a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage from August 23 to August 28 in 1973. In this case, the victims became emotionally attached to their victimizers, and even defended their captors after they were freed from their six-day ordeal, refusing to testify against them. Later, after the gang were tried and sentenced to jail, one of them married a woman who had been his hostage.


A famous example of Stockholm syndrome is the story of Patty Hearst, a millionaire’s daughter who was kidnapped in 1974, seemed to develop sympathy with her captors, and later took part in a robbery they were orchestrating.


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Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Spiritual Brain

The new issue of Mind Power News is now available to be read at www.MindPowerNews.com/188.htm

This Week:

--> The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul
--> Genome Scientist Peers into the Mind of God
--> Karma of the Brain: Why Good Things Happen to Good People
--> Scientist Claims Proof of Afterlife

And much more...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Scientist Claims Proof Of Afterlife

Source: NewsNet5.com

What happens after we die -- do we continue on or is this life the end?


Many of us hope there is an afterlife, and now some Arizona scientists say they have proof through their afterlife experiments.


There are many people who say they have died and come back to life. They claim to have experienced an afterlife, even if for only a short time.


Scientists at The University of Arizona have done extensive research, and say that they have the proof that when we die we continue to live beyond our physical bodies.


"Almost anyone who sees the data says there's something real here," said one of the researchers.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

State of the Future: The World is Getting Better

By Stephen Moore
Source: The Wall Street Journal


I'm old enough to recall the days in the late 1960s when people wore those trendy buttons that read: "Stop the Planet I Want to Get Off." And I will never forget that era's "educational" films of what life would be like in the year 2000. Played on clanky 16-millimeter projectors, they showed images of people walking down the streets of Manhattan with masks on, so they could avoid breathing the poison gases our industrial society was spewing.


The future seemed mighty bleak back then, and you merely had to open the newspapers for the latest story confirming how the human species was speeding down a congested highway to extinction.

A group of scientists calling themselves the Club of Rome issued a report called "Limits to Growth." It explained that lifeboat Earth had become so weighed down with humans that we were running out of food, minerals, forests, water, energy and just about everything else that we need for survival.

Paul Ehrlich's best-selling book "The Population Bomb" (1968) gave England a 50-50 chance of surviving into the 21st century. In 1980, Jimmy Carter released the "Global 2000 Report," which declared that life on Earth was getting worse in every measurable way.


So imagine how shocked I was to learn, officially, that we're not doomed after all. A new United Nations report called "State of the Future" concludes: "People around the world are becoming healthier, wealthier, better educated, more peaceful, more connected, and they are living longer."


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Monday, October 15, 2007

Sex and Marriage with Robots by 2050

By Charles Q. Choi,
Special to LiveScience


Humans could marry robots within the century. And consummate those vows.


"My forecast is that around 2050, the state of Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize marriages with robots," artificial intelligence researcher David Levy at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands told LiveScience. Levy recently completed his Ph.D. work on the subject of human-robot relationships, covering many of the privileges and practices that generally come with marriage as well as outside of it.


At first, sex with robots might be considered geeky, "but once you have a story like 'I had sex with a robot, and it was great!' appear someplace like Cosmo magazine, I'd expect many people to jump on the bandwagon," Levy said.


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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Why Are Men Happier Than Women?

By David Leonhardt
Source: New York Times


Last year, a team of researchers added a novel twist to something known as a time-use survey. Instead of simply asking people what they had done over the course of their day, as pollsters have been doing since the 1960s, the researchers also asked how people felt during each activity. Were they happy? Interested? Tired? Stressed?


Not surprisingly, men and women often gave similar answers about what they liked to do (hanging out with friends) and didn’t like (paying bills). But there were also a number of activities that produced very different reactions from the two sexes — and one of them really stands out: Men apparently enjoy being with their parents, while women find time with their mom and dad to be slightly less pleasant than doing laundry.


Alan Krueger, a Princeton economist working with four psychologists on the time-use research team, figures that there is a simple explanation for the difference. For a woman, time with her parents often resembles work, whether it’s helping them pay bills or plan a family gathering. “For men, it tends to be sitting on the sofa and watching football with their dad,” said Mr. Krueger, who, when not crunching data, enjoys watching the New York Giants with his father.


This intriguing — if unsettling — finding is part of a larger story: there appears to be a growing happiness gap between men and women.


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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Top 10 Brain Teasers

Source: The Link Universe

Brain teasers are a good way to improve your mind and have some fun at the same time. They usually require lateral thinking and patience. This is a list of my favorite 10 brain teasers.

1. The Firing Squad

Pirate Pete had been captured by a Spanish general and sentenced to death by his 50-man firing squad.

Pete cringed, as he knew their reputation for being the worst firing squad in the Spanish military. They were such bad shots that they would often all miss their targets and simply maim their victims, leaving them to bleed to death, as the general’s tradition was to only allow one shot per man to save on ammunition. The thought of a slow painful death made Pete beg for mercy.

“Very well, I have some compassion. You may choose where the men stand when they shoot you and I will add 50 extra men to the squad to ensure someone will at least hit you. Perhaps if they stand closer they will kill you quicker, if you’re lucky,” snickered the general. “Oh, and just so you don’t get any funny ideas, they can’t stand more than 20 ft away, they must be facing you, and you must remain tied to the post in the middle of the yard. And to show I’m not totally heartless, if you aren’t dead by sundown I’ll release you so you can die peacefully outside the compound. I must go now but will return tomorrow and see to it that you are buried in a nice spot, though with 100 men, I doubt there will be much left of you to bury.”

After giving his instructions the general left. Upon his return the next day, he found that Pete had been set free alive and well. “How could this be?” demanded the general. “It was where Pete had us stand,” explained the captain of the squad.

Where did Pete tell them to stand?


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Monday, October 01, 2007

The Good and Evil of Mind Control

The new issue of Mind Power News is now available to be read at http://www.mindpowernews.com/186.htm

This Week:

--> The Future of Mind-Control Weapons
--> How to Escape Mind Control
--> Is All Mind Control Evil?
--> How to Profit from Non-Conformity

And much more...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Super Free Will: Metaprogramming and the Quantum Observer

Source: FutureHi.net

Contrary to popular belief among most brain scientists today, I will argue that free-will not only exists, but ultimately is all that remains in an ever changing uncertain universe. In order to understand the body of my argument, we’ll need to delve into quantum physics, Skinnerian behaviorism, neurological imprinting, brainwashing and metaprogramming.


Here is Robert Anton Wilson’s definition of Von Neumann's Catastrophe of the infinite regress.


A demonstration by Dr.Von Neumann that quantum mechanics entails an infinite regress of measurements before the quantum uncertainty can be removed. That is, any measuring device is itself a quantum system containing uncertainty; a second measuring device, used to monitor the first, contains its own quantum uncertainty; and so on, to infinity. Wigner and others have pointed out that this uncertainty is only terminated by the decision of the observer.


What this means, and has been proven time and again in experiment after experiment, is that without a conscious observer, quantum states remain uncertain and in a state of indeterminacy. It is the conscious observer that makes the uncertainty wave function collapse out of an either/or “maybe” into something "real". No experiment has yet been able to remove this observer from the results. Therefore without consciousness, there is no wave function collapse, and no "reality".


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