Ashley Fowler

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Preparing for the Singularity

<b>The following is an excerpt from</b> <b>Technology vs. Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine</b> <b>as published by Fast Future Publishing Ltd.</b><p>Dr. Ray …

A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved

Ever since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, evolution has been the grand unifying theory of biology. Yet one of our most …

Salted dulce de leche blondies

A blondie with a layer of dulce de leche in the middle is finished off with a thin layer of sea salt.<p>February 9, 2017 —I had a jar of dulce de leche …

23 Romantic Love Quotes That Instantly Make You Think of Someone Special

Though it may seem like the language of love is slowly getting killed by texting, all you need is a few reminders that romance is still out there. We looked to Instagram to find beautiful love quotes that will make your heart swell. You might recognize a few or discover your newest favorite, but …

Does vinyl really sound better? An engineer explains

First appearing on Oregonlive, Even Steve Jobs listened to vinyl.<p>The late Apple CEO, whose iTunes Store revolutionized the music business for the …

Music Production

What If We Live In A Quantum Multiverse?

You've probably heard of the Schrödinger's Cat thought experiment (though your understanding of it is probably wrong). But what if quantum physics …

Quantum Physics

Giant winged Transylvanian predators could have eaten dinosaurs

What makes ancient, extinct animals so compelling is that they are often beyond anything we can imagine. Many of them have no comparison among the lifeforms surviving on earth today. They reached unsurpassed sizes, or were chimeric half-and-halfs. Others had alien skeletons with bodily projections …

Dinosaurs

Top 10 books about the apocalypse

The apocalypse – the literal end of the world – has long captured humanity’s dark imagination. Is it because the end of life on Earth is so impossible to comprehend, or that it feels so frighteningly close at hand? I personally enjoy the terrible dread of dropping into a world near enough to my own …

Books

Nothing Is Quite What It Seems In Surreal, Unsettling 'Twenty Days'

I read it like a memoir. Like autobiography. Which, ideally, is the way it's supposed to be read, I suppose, but is also a dangerous way to let it into your head. The way it will mess with you most fully and inhabit your dreams. <i>The Twenty Days Of Turin</i> is a novel. There's no truth to it at all. But …

Books

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Total recall: the people who never forget

If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and their family for Labour Day weekend,” she says. “And before we went to …

The Brain

The Idealist View of Consciousness After Death

<i>The following essay was originally published in the Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research, Volume 7, Number 11 (2016).</i><p><b>1</b> <b>Introduction</b><p>Our …

Consciousness

New Theory Suggests That Consciousness Is a Byproduct of Entropy

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

Consciousness = Entropy

Is consciousness a matter of entropy in the brain? An intriguing paper by R. Guevara Erra, D. M. Mateos, R. Wennberg, and J.L. Perez Velazquez …

Consciousness

Science Reveals The Best Music We Should Listen To At Different Time Of A Day

What Exactly Is ASMR?

Before there were unboxing and haul videos on YouTube, there was another genre of aimless-seeming videos that captivated audiences on the Internet: …