Month: March 2015

Meditation gives your mind a minute

Chade-Meng Tan is Google’s official “Jolly Good Fellow,” with the responsibility to “enlighten minds, open hearts, and create world peace.” He was an early Google employee, hired as an engineer, who used the time that Google sanctioned for personal creativity to establish a mindfulness-based course, “Search Inside Yourself,” that was wildly popular at Google and inspired […]

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Shown to Protect Heart

Omega-3 fatty acids may lower inflammation and guard against further declines in heart function among people who have had a recent heart attack and who already receive optimal standard care. Patients in a recent study who took 4 grams of an omega-3 fatty acid capsule daily for six months after a heart attack showed improvements […]

Amazon deforestation accelerates loss of species

One of the first studies to map the impact of deforestation on biodiversity across entire regions of the Amazon has found a clear ‘threshold’ for forest cover below which species loss becomes more rapid and widespread. By measuring the loss of a portion of the dominant species of large and medium-sized mammals and birds, and […]

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