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Everything, even a rock, has some degree of consciousness

Philip Goff, associate professor in philosophy at Central European University in Budapest, argues that the idea of panpsychism ("mind is everywhere") …

Ecstasy could be ‘breakthrough’ therapy for soldiers, others suffering from PTSD

For Jon Lubecky, the scars on his wrists are a reminder of the years he spent in mental purgatory.<p>He returned from an Army deployment in Iraq a broken man. He heard mortar shells and helicopters where there were none. He couldn’t sleep and drank until he passed out. He got every treatment offered …

Mental Health

Top diver’s death casts long shadow over deep beauty of the Blue Hole

The ‘underwater cathedral’ at the edge of the Red Sea is arguably the most perilous diving spot in the world – even for experts such as Dublin-born Stephen Keenan. What lies behind its fearsome reputation?<p>In the bars and cafes of Dahab this summer, one recurring observation has been made among the …

Scuba Diving

See the International Space Station Photobomb the Eclipse

Sorry, Sun.<p>As people across the U.S. donned solar-eclipse glasses or used homemade techniques to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, a group of people …

Dwarfed by Saturn

Photojournal: PIA14631<p>Saturn's moon Mimas appears near Saturn, dwarfed by its parent planet in this image.<p>Mimas (246 miles, or 396 kilometers across) …

Researchers Capture the Best Image of Any Star Ever Taken

Look at the Stars<p>Red supergiant (RSG) stars are considered the most voluminous stars in the universe. The two most famous examples of RSGs are …

This Guy Shot the Solar Eclipse with a Game Boy Camera

During the Great American Eclipse, while most photographers worried about camera settings and solar filters, Redditor zhx decided to bust out a Game …

See the eclipse like never before – from space

You've seen plenty of solar eclipse photos from earth, but the celestial event takes on a new light when viewed from outer space.<p>Thousands of tourists flocked to Oregon to stand in the "path of totality" – a 70-mile-wide swath of land stretching from Oregon to South Carolina – to watch the moon …

News from Space: Diamond Rain

Scientists say they have demonstrated that inside our solar system’s great ice giants, Neptune and Uranus, it is raining diamonds. Yes! Rain those …

YouTube has an illegal TV streaming problem

Most people turn to Netflix to binge watch full seasons of a single TV show, but there could be a much cheaper way: YouTube.<p>You might be surprised to …

Varying Your Breakfast Routine Can Help You Lose Weight | MyRecipes

It's easy to fall into a routine and eat the exact same, simple breakfast every single morning. And if you're looking to be like Mark Zuckerberg and …

Oh no, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled due to fire risk

It's not every day that a 3-year-old phone surprises us with cutting-edge features, but the Galaxy Note 4 just revealed that it packs a punch we …

Take a Dream Trip to Greece for Only $372 Round-Trip

Grab your friend and pack a suitcase.<p>Travelers can book nonstop flights to Greece right now on one of the world’s best airlines, Emirates, for as …

Barack Obama's Charlottesville tweet is now the most-liked in history

A tweet sent by former US President Barack Obama last week just became the most-liked in Twitter’s history.<p>The tweet was made in response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left three people dead. It shows a picture of Obama greeting several children of different ethnicities, …

Barack Obama

Moon had magnetic field at least a billion years longer than thought – study

Even small planets could have long-lived magnetic fields, crucial for atmosphere and water, raising fresh possibilities in the hunt for new worlds<p>The moon’s magnetic field lasted at least a billion years longer than previously thought, researchers have revealed, shedding light on an enduring lunar …

Earth Science

Scientists find a new candidate for the ancestor of all apes — that includes us

2a488f37-8c43-4d61-86ab-9b85ae4bc4ac<p>Scientists find a new candidate for the ancestor of all apes — that includes …

Gina Haspel

Engraved prehistoric human bones show ritualistic cannibalism

LONDON (Reuters) - Engravings on a human bone from a prehistoric archaeological site in a cave in southern England shows that human cannibals ate their prey and then performed ritualistic burials with the remains, scientists said on Wednesday.<p>The forearm bone appears to have been disarticulated, …

Archaeology

World's Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are "Tools of Destruction, Not Creation"

Weapon of Mass Disruption<p>Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution of data processing. The future of this technology promises …

Disney sued for allegedly spying on children through 42 gaming apps

Disney says ‘we look forward to defending this action in court’<p>A federal class action lawsuit filed last week in California alleges that the Walt Disney Company is violating privacy protection laws by collecting children’s personal information from 42 of its apps and sharing the data with …

'Heed the Warnings.' This Hurricane Season Is Looking Worse Than Usual

National storm forecasters ratcheted up their prediction for a strong hurricane season Wednesday, estimating as many as five major Atlantic …

Death Valley had the hottest month ever measured on Earth

<i>This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Weather historian …

A 3.3-million-year-old fossil with a missing rib tells us a lot about human evolution

Meet Selam, the 2-and-a-half-year-old Australopithecus afarensis child<p>Our spinal column is different from that of apes because — yes, you guessed that right — we walk upright on two feet. But when did our distinctive back structure first evolve? The skeleton of an early human ancestor found in …

​History rewritten, with Europe the birthplace of mankind

It looks like we humans may have evolved from an ape-like creature found in Bulgaria and Greece, not Africa.<p>The history of human evolution continues to evolve.<p>Up until now, experts have believed human lineage split from apes some 7 million years ago in Africa. But now scientists have traced the …

Evolution

Why Did a Third S.N.L. Cast Member Silently Leave the Show Last Night?

S.N.L. didn’t know what to do with Sasheer Zamata right up to the very end.<p>Last week news spread across trade publications that long-time <i>S.N.L.</i> cast members <b>Bobby Moynihan</b> and <b>Vanessa Bayer</b> would be leaving the show after this week’s finale. Don’t cry for Moynihan, he already has a new CBS sitcom …

Comedy

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so …

Universe

So THAT'S Why You Should Never Go To Bed Angry

Sleep may make it harder to forget bad thoughts.<p>The age-old advice to “never go to bed angry” is getting some support from new research.<p>Researchers found that men in the study were less able to suppress a negative memory after they slept than they were before they slept.<p>Normally, sleep helps people …

The Brain

In 2019 We Might Finally Get Our Space Coins

On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that requires the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a special commemorate coin for the 50th …

7 Best Wearable Sleep Tracker Options For The Greatest Sleep Ever

<i>Written by Eugene Gabriel. Want to write for WearableZone? Check out our guidelines.</i><p>Technology has often been criticized for causing poor sleep. In a …

How the 404 Error Created the World Wide Web

It's the bane of every web surfer, the internet's version of fingernails on the chalkboard. Click almost any link that dates back to pre-2005 and brace for the inevitable: "HTTP 404 Not Found."<p>Anyone who's spent time near an internet connection is familiar with the 404 error, a webserver's way of …