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Mind Before Matter: How Consciousness is Making a Comeback Through Scientific Exploration

A person’s worldview has always been shaped by their culture and period in history. If we grew up in a tribal setting, we would have a remarkably …

Ask Ethan #100: Why doesn’t dark matter form black holes?

If dark matter is the most abundant form of mass, and has gravity, where are all the dark matter structures?<p><i>“All enterprises that are entered into</i> …

Dark Matter

How colour perception could unlock consciousness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including everything you need to know about Apple Watch, and why colour could be the key to understanding consciousness.<p>Work | Keynes and hard work<p>JM Keynes was right to predict global prosperity in the 21st Century, wrong to predict that …

Apple Watch

Could Quantum Brain Effects Explain Consciousness?

<i>Updated on Monday, July 1, at 9:25 a.m. ET.</i><p>NEW YORK — The idea that consciousness arises from quantum mechanical phenomena in the brain is …

Quantum Mechanics

New Horizons Goes to Pluto: A Mission Timeline

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>Imagine taking a road trip to visit an old friend, driving for nine years, and finding out that, along the way, they had a couple more kids and turned into a potato<p>Imagine taking a road trip to visit …

Sentient robots? Not possible if you do the maths

So long, robot pals – and robot overlords. Sentient machines may never exist, according to a variation on a leading mathematical model of how our …

Quantum Camera Sheds Light on 'Spooky' Physics

In late August, scientists at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna, Austria, used a device called a “Quantum …

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …