Staying awake. Sleeping more. Not understanding. Knowing everything…

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New Michigan State University research suggested babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights. Napping doesn’t help either. In fact, babies who slept less at night, yet napped more during the day, still weren’t able to get as much sleep overall as those who slept more at night. Plus, the tired tots weighed significantly more based on their length, indicating a potential risk for early onset obesity. (1)

In the beginning there was One.

And this is now broken.

Only those who remember that simple truth can see that there is nothing to see.

The universe is full of opposites.

And everything needs its opposite to be complete.

This is not a question to be answered.

But the answer which produces all questions.

Humans try to answer questions and understand things. But every new answer adds more questions, simply because from the beginning we have started travelling in the wrong direction. Our need to understand does not stem from the existence of questions to be answered, but from our resistance in accepting the fact that there are no questions in the first place.

There is no positive and negative charge, there are only particles.

There is no staying awake or sleeping, there is only living.

There is no living or dying, there is just being.

Stay awake more. And you will sleep more.

Do things. And you will need not to do anything.

Live a more intense life. And you will welcome death.

Ask more questions and provide more answers.

And you will get to know the value of doing neither…

For there is no knowing or not-knowing.

There is just…

Well, I’ll just stop there.

Only because I want to continue…

Mimicking an insect. Mimicking nothingness.

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A novel insect-inspired flying robot, developed by TU Delft researchers from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), is presented in Science. Experiments with this first autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot – carried out in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research – improved our understanding of how fruit flies control aggressive escape maneuvers. Apart from its further potential in insect flight research, the robot’s exceptional flight qualities open up new drone applications. (1)

We believe that mimicking insects is easier than mimicking humans.

But it’s quite the opposite.

It takes a lot to mimic something which does nothing.

For especially because of that, it does everything…

Look beyond the thunders in the storm.

It is the calmness before it which is the source of its strength.

Look beyond the fragility of the butterfly.

It is because of that that its existence is so substantial.

Look beyond the chattering arrogance of humans.

It is only because he talks too much that he can’t listen to anything…

Look beyond that robot which does everything.

It is because of that that it cannot accept that it just Is…

Killing the child God within us… Modern mental problems…

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All children have moments of moodiness, but family medicine doctors and pediatricians may doubt their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues, according to Penn State researchers.

When the researchers interviewed a group of health care providers, they found that the primary care providers and pediatricians were less confident than the child and adolescent psychiatrists in their ability to tell whether irritability in young patients was normal or could be linked to a deeper mental health issues.

They also found that primary care providers and pediatricians were more likely to prescribe medications when they thought there was a problem, while psychiatrists were more likely to start with behavioral therapy. (1)

We have lost our connection with our self.

We have lost our memory of our child self.

Lost in the aeons of history, through the mist of oblivion. A kid is lost. In the dark caves, through the rough seas, his voice still echoes. We denied its existence. And now we pay the price. We ridiculed myths. Turned them into fairy tales. Annihilated them into scientific explanations. The umbilical cord is cut. And now the myths are claiming their toll on our souls.

We used to accept our nature.

Now we have identity issues.

We used to have visions.

Now we have mental problems.

Look at the lion kid. Listen to it roar.

Accept its nature. Run for your life!

Cognitive ability. Longevity.

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Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research discovered dozens of new genetic variations associated with a person’s general cognitive ability. The findings, which were published online today in Cell Reports, have the potential to help researchers develop more targeted treatment for cognitive and memory disorders.

“For the first time, we were able to use genetic information to point us towards specific drugs that might aid in cognitive disorders of the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,” said Todd Lencz, PhD, senior author of the study and professor at the Feinstein Institute and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

While profiling cognitive ability, researchers also discovered a genetic overlap with longevity. They found when examining an individual’s family that a genetic predisposition towards higher cognitive ability was associated with longer lifespan. A new genetic overlap between cognitive ability and risk for autoimmune disease was also identified. (1)

Living longer. When understanding more.

But living is not related to being wise.

Wise men lived a very short life.

Understanding makes you blend in better with the cosmos.

But what if the cosmos you see is not real?

What if living more is not the ultimate goal?

You try to understand things. To live more.

But you do not understand why you live in the first place.

You want to be immortal.

But you are you only because you die…

Cast away your fear. Accept your nature.

It is hard. But you must understand it.

Without understanding anything…

Disease. Accepting.

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Can we learn to live with – rather than kill – cancer? A new study suggests that frequent, low-dose chemotherapy that keeps tumor growth under control may be more effective than standard high-dose chemotherapy that seeks to eradicate cancer cells completely. The treatment strategy, which was tested in mice, flies in the face of conventional cancer therapy, which generally hits patients with the maximum drug dose possible to kill off the largest number of tumor cells.

Despite aggressive treatment, complete cancer eradication is rare and toxic side effects all too common. Recently, researchers have questioned the benefits of standard chemotherapy because while it destroys drug-sensitive tumor cells, it leaves behind drug-resistant cells. By eliminating the former population of tumor cells, the drug allows resistant cells to take over and drive tumor growth uncontrolled. (1, 2)

Learning to accept.

The most difficult lesson of all…

People see humility as a sign of weakness.

People see acceptance as a sign of powerlessness.

But it was Christ and some fishermen who changed the world.

Just because they accepted us…