Tag Archives: Science

What is the Science of Meditation?

Meditation is a centuries-old practice of getting in touch with one’s self, observing thoughts without judgment, and finding peace and ease with the present moment. Despite what many think meditation is, quieting the mind or shutting the mind off, meditation isn’t about that. It’s about connecting, observing, and letting your thoughts move along without attaching… Read More »

Is Dentistry a Science? – The Atlantic

In the early 2000s Terry Mitchell’s dentist retired. For a while, Mitchell, an electrician in his 50s, stopped seeking dental care altogether. But when one of his wisdom teeth began to ache, he started looking for someone new. An acquaintance recommended John Roger Lund, whose practice was a convenient 10-minute walk from Mitchell’s home, in… Read More »

A global database of women scientists is diversifying the face of science

Underrepresentation of women scientists in the public sphere perpetuates the stereotype of the white male scientist and fails both to reflect the true diversity of people practicing science today and to encourage more diversity. In a new article publishing April 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Dr. Elizabeth McCullagh and colleagues from the grassroots… Read More »

Side-effects not fully reported in more than 30 percent of healthcare reviews – Science Daily

The potential side-effects of health interventions were not fully reported in more than a third of published health study reviews, research at the University of York has shown. Negative outcomes of a health intervention refers to either a drug reaction or an effect of a procedure, such as surgery. Harmful side-effects can be rare and… Read More »