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Can Integrated Information Theory Explain Consciousness?

Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last …

Consciousness

9 reasons to visit Guizhou, China's next big travel destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of China's fastest-growing provinces , Guizhou has been steadily upgrading its offerings and is now one of the most promising travel destinations in the country.<p>From jaw-dropping superlative achievements to some of the most breathtaking scenery in China, here are nine reasons you should …

China

Urban dwellers will like the sound of these noise-canceling windows

One of the joys of living in the countryside must surely be pushing open the windows each morning to allow the soothing sounds of birdsong to float …

Consumer Tech

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

Is Cruise ship living a cheaper option for seniors than assisted living?

During retirement, there may come a time when maintaining your current household just becomes too difficult. When the yard work and housecleaning become too much, or when you begin to struggle to get meals on the table, the obvious option many seniors consider: assisted living.<p>Unfortunately, …

Retirement

Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

Physics

This Neurologist Found Out What Happens to Our Brains When We Die

Only to realise 'Star Trek' had already explained the process in a 1988 episode.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p>If we had paid closer attention to <i>The Simpsons</i> 18 years ago, the election of Donald Trump might not have come as such a shock. And if German neurologist Jens Dreier had …

Star Trek

Mobile World Congress 2018: 3D selfies, super slo mo video and 4G for the moon

The biggest mobile showcase of the year – the Mobile World Congress (MWC) – wrapped up in Barcelona yesterday, where some 2,300 exhibitors revealed …

I Was A Skeptic Of Mindfulness … Until I Tried To Make My Case

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and</i> …

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

Quantum Physics

35 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That You Will Be Obsessed With Too

The First Supermoon of 2018 in Pictures

England

Extreme Cold Turns Niagara Falls Into a Fairy Tale Landscape Frozen in Time

Ask anyone in the eastern half of North America about the 2017 holiday weather and they'll tell you one thing: it was (and still remains) bitterly cold. Bundling up in layers of sweaters can be a drag, but there is one advantage—the scenery outside is beautiful. With temperatures well below …

Singapore's Vickers Venture targets $500 million fund late-2018, eyes biotech, nanotech, AI

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Singapore-based Vickers Venture Partners is looking to raise its largest fund yet of up to $500 million later this year as it seeks to increase investment in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI), said its chairman, Finian Tan.<p>The venture capital …

Venture Capital

Top-selling German newspaper says new online hate speech law must be scrapped

(Attention: strong language in eighth paragraph)<p>BERLIN (Reuters) - A new law meant to curtail hate speech on social media in Germany is stifling free speech and making martyrs out of anti-immigrant politicians whose posts are deleted, the top-selling Bild newspaper said on Thursday.<p>The law which …

Rights & Freedoms

No worries about vitamin D in summer, but keep sun exposure brief: experts

"There is very little disagreement in terms of what our public health advice is; and essentially that is if you are going to be spending time …

Just got a drone for Christmas? Here's what you need to know

With drones expected to be one of the most popular items under Christmas trees this year, experts and aviation authorities are reminding first-time …

Robot giant FX-2 is ridden by human pilots - BBC News

Wild truffle found growing on Paris rooftop

Urban scientists and Paris foodies are getting excited about a bizarre discovery atop a hotel near the Eiffel Tower: the first-ever wild truffle …

Teva’s Comfy New Ember Moc Shoe Is ‘Part Sneaker, Part Sleeping Bag’

Active lifestyle brand Teva may be best known for its warm weather sandals and hiking shoes, but the brand also has winter-ready sneaker that’s …

6 Ways to Win $1 Million if You're Really, Really Good at Mathematics

These problems need solving.<p>In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the …

Mathematics

The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

Analog For The People: Synth Master Tatsuya Takahashi On Engineering Fun

<i>In music and the culture it reflects, 2017 was predictably unpredictable: idols fell, empires shook, consensus was scarce. This conversation is one of five with artists, makers and thinkers whose work captured something unique about a chaotic year, and hinted at bigger revelations around the …

Synthesizers

​Beyond Design Thinking: Why Education Entrepreneurs Need to Think in Systems

For the last few years, design thinking has been in vogue. I’ve worked for three years as a member of the team designing and running +Acumen courses. …

North Carolina

The 10 Most Popular Scientific Papers Everyone Was Talking About This Year

We've read all of them. #humblebrag<p>In the academic world, citations matter. But thanks to the internet, the public is increasingly engaging with …

Nature Communications

The 17 Best Movies No One Saw In 2017

The greatest movies you've barely heard of<p>2017 has been a corker for cinema, with the likes of <i>Dunkirk</i>, <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, <i>Wonder Woman</i>, <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> and <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> knocking it out of the park. But there were also plenty of absolute gems that fell under the radar.<p>Here's our pick of …

Construction

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Neuroscience

Chill out to the cool tunes of Terje Isungset

If you want to a get a cool sound, make ice sound - One of Europe’s most accomplished and innovative musicians and percussionists is Norwegian, Terje Isungset, and his instruments are like nothing you have ever seen.<p>A recent performance at London's Royal Festival Hall featured a set including ice …

This Behind-The-Scenes Action From Professional Shoots Will Make You Sit Back Admire Photographers

There are times when we gawk at a stellar picture portrait with more amazement and appreciation for the photographer's skill than admiration for the …

Photography