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Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Singularity

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

Inventions

Portraits of a Lost Generation

Project info<p>Youth unemployment is one of the greatest sicknesses of our modern society. I developed a portrait series hoping to paint a fuller picture of Spain’s ‘lost generation'.<p>This story is part of a GroundTruth project called "Generation TBD," a year-long effort that brings together media, …

Generations

Two more mysterious holes discovered in remote Siberia

Researchers want to investigate two more mysterious holes found by reindeer herders in the Siberian wilderness<p>Researchers investigating a mysterious hole in the remote Siberian tundra might be busy over the next few weeks.<p>Two more formations, which are similar in appearance to the first, have been …

Japanese schoolgirl arrested on suspicion of decapitating classmate

A 15-year-old girl is accused of strangling her victim, Aiwa Matsuo, to death and dismembering her body<p>A teenage girl has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her classmate and dismembering her body, Japanese police say.<p>The 15-year-old suspect is accused of attacking her victim with a metal …

75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …

Breakfast

Ghostly Images of WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App

So much of the world today is invisible to cameras. Technology operates in a light-less world of zeroes and ones, electromagnetic waves that fly over …

‘My Saddest Photo Yet’: Does Astronaut Photo from Space Show Israel and Gaza Burning?

German astronaut Alexander Gerst sparked quite a discussion online yesterday by uploading the photograph above to Twitter. His caption read: “My …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

SBTRKT Details New Album Featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra, Jessie Ware, A$AP Ferg, Sampha

Earlier in the week, SBTRKT, aka Aaron Jerome, shared a new song called "New Dorp New York", featuring Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig. He also announced his new album, *Wonder Where We Land--*and now, he's shared the details of the release.<p><i>Wonder Where We Land</i> is out September 23 via Young Turks. It …

Texas Governor Perry Deploys 1,000 Troops to the Border

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to dispatch 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley. The news comes amid the continued surge …

Manhunt on for armed bandits in $181,000 heist at Atlantic City casino | Reuters

AVON-BY-THE-SEA N.J. (Reuters) - A manhunt was underway on Tuesday for masked bandits who reportedly stole roughly $181,000 in an armed robbery at Caesar’s Atlantic City casino in New Jersey, police said.<p>A general view shows the empty streets outside The Caesar's Casino in Atlantic City, New …

OH GOOD: China Just Quarantined An Entire City For Bubonic Plague

Bubonic plague, better known to you and I as the Black Death, has a terrifying reputation. When one of your symptoms is gangrene, that will generally terrify people. And now China is sealing off an entire city to prevent an outbreak.<p>The good news, according to the Guardian, is that no further cases …

Three Simultaneous Lighting Strikes Captured in One Awe-Inspiring Image

Lightning is one of the most spectacular, if not violent of events nature can unleash in the skies. To the photographer who patiently waits, some …

Bonsai tree rides helium balloon to edge of space

Gallery: Bonsai tree rides helium balloon to edge of space<p>Gallery: Bonsai tree rides helium balloon to edge of space<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>A bonsai tree and a …

Why Are Scientists Building an "Ocean" in the Middle of a Desert?

They hope the scaled-down version of the Gulf of California will open doors to exciting new science and outreach opportunities.<p>If you build it, scientists and the public will come. That's the hope researchers are holding on to as they work to revive a defunct artificial ocean in the middle of the …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Cooking

The NSA Disguises Itself as Google to Spy

It's come to light that the NSA has impersonated Google—and possibly other big websites—in order to intercept, store, and read supposedly secure …

New Material, Darker Than Black, Could Help Space Cameras See Better

Super-dark coatings help calibrate sensitive cameras and absorb unwanted light.<p>The latest super-dark material absorbs so much light, you can't tell when it's been crumpled or folded.<p>"You expect to see the hills and all you can see … it's like black, like a hole, like there's nothing there. It just …

New Venus Missions Could Lift Planet's Hellish Veil

If Mars is mysterious, Venus is truly scary. Long called Earth’s twin, it’s only four months away via unmanned probe and lies more than 70 percent of Earth’s distance from the Sun.<p>But with surface pressures and temperatures high enough to melt lead and crush steel, why is Venus so hauntingly …

9-year-old girl dies from brain-eating amoeba in water

A brain-eating amoeba that lurks in fresh water has prompted warnings from Kansas officials after it killed a 9-year-old girl.<p>Hally Yust was an avid water skier and spent the past few weeks swimming in several bodies of fresh water. She died last week from Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating parasite …

Brain's Consciousness 'Sleep Switch' Found By Accident?

Scientists believe they may have accidentally found the key in the human brain that, when turned or tweaked the right way, seems to switch our consciousness on and off.<p>A team led by Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University was working with a patient with epilepsy, placing electrodes …