New Edge Science Articles

Hope for Humankind

People everywhere recognize that our species is in danger. Since most threats to our survival are of human origin, they can be understood by human minds and overcome with human effort. By far the most ominous threat of all is not nuclear weapons,...

What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.The artist Sarah Walker once told me that becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house...

How Modern Societies Violate Human Development

Withholding Human Needs Changes Human NatureThe modern world has been making itself into a pathological place by establishing as “normal” various practices that violate basic human needs. This leads to the development of suboptimal cre...

Ultrasound: 8 Reasons it's Not Safe or Painless for your Developing Child

Except for the slimy goo and full bladder, Maureen Markus remembers her first ultrasound fondly: “My husband was with me and together we heard our son’s heartbeat for the first time!” She was 10 weeks pregnant. Before she left the doctor’s office,...

Neuroplasticity: Changing our Belief about Change

A dangerous belief in our culture is that we can’t change. We’ve all heard the disempowered statements: “He’s just grumpy. He can’t change that,” or “I will always be anxious. It’s the way I was born.” While we most certainly have genetic...

A Summit for Conscious Choice

A conversation with Gregg Braden, Joe Dispenza and Bruce Lipton.Chiropractors have always been a collaborative force in joining professions related to natural healing. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association embraces this...

How Emotions Shape Your Baby’s Brain

Psychoanalyst John Bowlby’s landmark hypothesis—that attachment to a loving caregiver is the core element in optimal development from infancy to adulthood—was a great step in our understanding of babies and children. The questions he raised about the...

Enhancing Our Babies' Innate Expression

When my husband and I became parents, we had a strong recognition that children were intelligent, conscious beings responsive to their surrounding experiences. The world around us was waking up with what was termed the “Human Potential Movement.” Fro...

Babies Remember Birth

What do you see when you look at a newborn baby, bright-eyed, gazing straight at you? Is there really a person there? Silently frowning or beet-red with rage, can this baby think and feel? For its small size, a newborn makes a powerful, compelling...

The Twinkle in Your Parents' Eyes: Conscious Conception and Conscious Pregnancy

You know the expression, “When you were only a twinkle in your parents’ eyes.” The phrase conjures up the happiness of loving parents who truly want to conceive a child. It turns out it is also a phrase that sums up the latest genetic research...

Gut Instincts: Neuroscientists have Identified How the Vagus Nerve Communicates With the Brain

What situations make you feel nervous, fearful, or anxious to the point that you get butterflies and feel sick to your stomach? Are there people, places, or situations in your life that evoke a “fear-conditioned” response? Scientists in Switzerland...

Mother and Child are Linked at the Cellular Level

The Mother and Child Connection As we approach this Mother’s Day, I wish to honor all mothers and show an understanding of the healing relationship we have shared with our mothers and our children, and how they have reciprocated this...

You’re Glowing. Literally: So Be Sure to Shine on Your Kids

A 2009 study by several Japanese scientists found that “the human body literally glimmers.” It turns out that the light the body gives off is of 1,000 times lower intensity than the sensitivity of our naked eyes. They found this by making a rather...

Cancer: Shifting Our Perception

We’ve spent billions of dollars fighting it but has cancer been fundamentally misunderstood?Ever since Richard Nixon officially declared a war on cancer in 1971 through the signing of the National Cancer Act, more than $100 billion in t...

Chiropractic Philosophy and the New Science: An Emerging Unity

As a former medical school professor who currently lectures before chiropractors and chiropractic students, I must admit I am very perplexed about the intellectual foundation of chiropractic education. Major chiropractic colleges create an academic...

Has the Science Revolution of Our Times Just Begun?

In April, two open letters from Deepak Chopra and several highly acclaimed scientists, including Stuart Hameroff and Menas C. Kafatos, reprimanding TED’s removal of the talks by Graham Hancock (The War on Consciousness) and Rupert Sheldrake (The...

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The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Inquiry

The “scientific worldview” is supremely influential because science has been so successful. It touches all our lives through technology and through modern medicine. Our intellectual world has been transformed through an immense expansion of our...

A Radical Reality: Rethinking the Way We Live

To this day, quite possibly the most provocative, if not astounding, discovery of modern science remains relatively obscure to the general public. This is, perhaps, due to how greatly it shatters our myth of reality—and, subsequently, our...

Our Consciousness Journey

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell’s epiphany of oneness inspired him to explore the frontier of inner space: human consciousness. Forty years later, Mitchell’s research institute and Pathways readers are still blazing trails.Moon dust floated...

Collapsing the Wave: How Significant Moments Create New Realities That Shape Our Lives

One of the fundamental aspects of the weirdness of the quantum world is the fact that light has a somewhat schizophrenic nature. It has the capacity to exist either as a wave or a particle, a tendency referred to as wave/particle duality. This...