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The Nature Of Consciousness: Resonance Between Ancient Philosophies And Current Science

What is consciousness? Is it an essentially human characteristic or a fundamental characteristic of the universe? Questions about consciousness have intrigued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years. Neuroscientists, like myself, are asking questions about the essential characteristics …

Consciousness

Bill Nye the Science Guy trashes 'brainwashing' Noah's Ark Encounter theme park

Taxpayer-backed Biblical theme park is packed with scientific inaccuracies complains Nye.<p>American television's beloved Bill Nye the Science Guy has a …

Meanwhile, in Outer Space

NASA releases more than 1,300 unprocessed images of Juno’s Jupiter approach.<p>If humans paused to marvel at each of the technological miracles that shape our understanding of the universe in 2016, we would be in a constant state of stupefied wonder.<p>Instead, most of us are able to go about our lives …

Astronomy

Forget what you heard: Jupiter does not orbit the sun

ESOJupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, gas giant, and subject of the Juno mission, is huge. Huge.It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually …

Astronomy

Bill Nye: Assuming For A Second That God Is Real, Should We Serve That God?

<b>Cameron:</b> Hi Bill. My name’s Cameron and I am a junior at Libertyville High School in Washington. And I was just wondering on this hypothetical …

Bill Nye

Pentagon assembles allied nations to plot out next stage of Islamic State fight

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will gather defense ministers from allied nations this week to plan what officials hope will be the decisive stage in the campaign against the Islamic State, even as political upheaval and terrorist attacks strain the U.S.-led coalition battling the group.<p>At …

Middle East

Jupiter came this close to being Earth's second, blood-red sun

But if things had gone a bit differently during the emergence of our solar system, the Juno mission wouldn't be a trip to a planet at all — but a visit to Earth's second local star.<p>Jupiter, according to NASA, is composed of similar materials to the sun: mostly hydrogen and helium. And it was the …

Astronomy

The Great Grammar Debate: 5 Books on How to Write ‘Right’

If, as Oliver Kamm writes in his new book <i>Accidence Will Happen</i>, “learning rules of language is part of what it is to be human,” then arguing over what those rules are, and if they matter, is most certainly another part. Can you start a sentence with ‘hopefully?’ Is confusing ‘it’s’ and ‘its’ an …

What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills?

For some people it’s David Bowie. For others it’s Franz Liszt. But regardless of the genre, when the right chords combine, many people will get goose …