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News Update

23rd of June 2017 03:37 PM Link
"New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety, PTSD could be 'erased' without affecting normal memory of past events"
22nd of June 2017 02:50 PM Link
"The subtle teachings of the two major streams of spirituality, the Abrahamic and the Indian, will reveal pathways for spiritual development."
22nd of June 2017 02:48 PM Link
"The subtle teachings of the two major streams of spirituality, the Abrahamic and the Indian, will reveal pathways for spiritual development."
15th of June 2017 11:01 AM Link
"Scientists have known for centuries that light is composed of waves. The fact that light can also behave as a liquid, rippling and spiraling around obstacles like the current of a river, is a much more recent finding that is still a subject of active research. The "liquid" properties of light emerge under special circumstances, when the photons that form the light wave are able to interact with each other."
14th of June 2017 12:44 PM Link
"Scientists studying the brain have discovered that the organ operates on up to 11 different dimensions, creating multiverse-like structures that are “a world we had never imagined.”

By using an advanced mathematical system, researchers were able to uncover architectural structures that appears when the brain has to process information, before they disintegrate into nothing."
11th of June 2017 01:39 PM Link
"The eminent conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner will be taking part in our Harmony in Food and Farming Conference on the 10th and 11th July 2017. Along with Dame Ellen MacArthur and other speakers, Gardiner will explore the philosophy and principles of Harmony and the connection between the mathematical laws which inform the musical scale, the movement of celestial bodies and the principles and practices of harmonious agriculture."
8th of June 2017 10:31 AM Link
Two presentations from John Hands

The 2017 Network Annual Gathering returns to the University of Plymouth, where we held the meeting some 10 years ago. The Programme will begin on Friday evening with drinks and dinner and continue on Saturday morning with a presentation from 2016 Network Book Prize winner John Hands, author of the magisterial book Cosmo Sapiens.

In the afternoon there will be free time for networking and for short informal presentations from members related to the theme, such as opening up other ways of knowing and new methodologies. Please send 150-word abstracts to [email protected] by May 30 at the latest.

On Saturday evening we will be going on an extended boat trip in The Spirit of Plymouth, so we can have our meal, entertainment, and party on board!

On Sunday we will hold our formal Annual General Meeting, where Members have a chance to hear from the officers about our work over the past year, to contribute to the evolving direction of the Network and to elect new members of the Network Board.

For those of you who have not yet attended the Network Annual Gathering, you will find it a wonderfully stimulating and sociable event where you can meet other Members in relaxed surroundings to exchange ideas and experiences.
SMN AGM - Widening the Evidence Base in Science and Spirituality
Two presentations from John Hands The 2017 Network Annual Gathering returns to the University of Plymouth, where we hel...
7th of July 2017 05:00 PM
5th of June 2017 02:50 PM Link
"Anyone who has sat at the bedside of a person who is terminally ill will notice that as death approaches, the subject often feels a burst of positive emotions. Contrary to our popular culture, where death is seen as frightening, something to be avoided, the dying don’t necessarily feel that way. Positive emotions about dying are present irrespective of whether the subject is religious or not."
5th of June 2017 12:55 PM Link
"The dying do not simply have to let go as is often said. They also have to find a new awareness of time, space, and body, in a new connectedness with some fundamentally other mode of existence."
2nd of June 2017 10:59 AM Link
"For any given medical problem, it seems, there’s a research team trying to use stem cells to find a solution. In clinical trials to treat everything from diabetes to macular degeneration to ALS, researchers are injecting the cells in efforts to cure patients.
But in one study expected to launch later this year, scientists hope to use stem cells in a new, highly controversial way — to reverse death."
31st of May 2017 02:12 PM Link
"The soaring temperature of the oceans is the “greatest hidden challenge of our generation” that is altering the make-up of marine species, shrinking fishing areas and starting to spread disease to humans, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of ocean warming."
29th of May 2017 03:50 PM Link
“The universe throws down a challenge to the human spirit… We have a right to our moods of sober exultation.”
29th of May 2017 11:25 AM Link
"Discover the inspiring film that has rallied thousands to action and gained the support of the Academy-Award-winning actress, Marion Cotillard!

@A Quest for Meaning – The Movie tells the story of two friends, Marc and Nathanael, who leave everything behind to go question the workings of the world and look for alternative ways of thinking and living. Their authentic journey has inspired thousands of citizens and organizations who have joined forces to spread their message. You can join the adventure too and become an ambassador:"
27th of May 2017 05:28 PM Link
"Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a distance” — also known as quantum entanglement. This quantum effect is behind what makes quantum computers work, as quantum bits (qubits) generally rely on entanglement to process data and information. It’s also the working theory behind the possibility of quantum teleportation."
25th of May 2017 11:35 AM Link
"No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies of words, pictures, grammatical rules or any other kinds of environmental stimuli. The human brain isn’t really empty, of course. But it does not contain most of the things people think it does – not even simple things such as ‘memories’."
25th of May 2017 08:21 AM Link
Complexity & The Implicate Order
2017 marks the centenary of two of the most creative scientists of the 20th century, Prof David Bohm FRS (1917 – 1992)...
24th of June 2017 08:00 AM
23rd of May 2017 03:04 PM Link
"Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa."
21st of May 2017 01:36 PM Link
"The wavelike properties of quantum matter could lead to a scaled-down version of Star Trek technology. A new kind of tractor beam could use a beam of particles to reel in atoms or molecules, physicists propose in the May 5 Physical Review Letters."
18th of May 2017 03:22 PM Link
"In recent years, science and medicine have increasingly recognised the role spirituality plays in health."
17th of May 2017 06:12 PM Link
"The title comes from William James, the worm is death, and the central theme and claim of this extraordinary book is the terror of death being the motivation of all human activity."