Assistive Robot Operated via a Brain-Computer Interface

By Dr. Fillipo Arrichello / 11.16.2016 Associate Professor in Control Engineering University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy Research and development of robotic assistive technologies has gained tremendous momentum in the last decade due to several factors such as the maturity level reached by several technologies, the advances in robotics and AI and the fact[…]

How to Journal Through Your Struggles

By Kira M. Newman / 11.17.2016 Do you keep a diary in good times or bad? According to researchers James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth, most journalers tend to fall squarely in one of the two categories: Either they write regularly until adversity hits, then can’t continue; or they only put pen to paper[…]

Glenn Beck Says That If Americans Accept Steve Bannon In The White House, ‘Then We Are Racist’

By Kyle Mantyla / 11.15.2016 On his television program last night, Glenn Beck sat down with some of his staff members to discuss the election results and Donald Trump’s transition into the White House. During the conversation, Beck once again issued a warning about Steve Bannon, the former head of the right-wing website Breitbart who[…]

Getty Exhibit on Ancient and Medieval Alchemy

Detail of Mercury, “The Hypocritical Planet,” watercolor in Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini, Book of Wonders and Oddities, 1553. The Getty Research Institute, Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg, 2010.M.65 The Getty Research Institute’s rare books curator and curator of the exhibition The Art of Alchemy offers the first in a series of blog posts from contributors[…]

The Six Kinds of Loneliness

By Pema Chodron / 11.18.2016 Is Enlightenment the Ultimate Loneliness? To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment. In the middle way, there is no reference point. The mind with no reference point does not resolve itself, does not fixate or grasp. How could we possibly have no[…]