Katharine Ryan

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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

A Place for Everything: A 900-Square-Foot Loft for a Family of Four

Many of us aspire to an organized life, but for those living in open lofts, it’s the only way to stay sane. Nine hundred square feet for a family of …

Couple Quit Their Jobs And Build A Dream Home For $500 Only

Advertisement<p>Building the dream home is a goal that everyone has but not everyone is able to execute it the way they want to. Usually that happens …

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The Teeny iBox Nano 3D Resin Printer Reckons Small Is Beautiful

The Formlabs Form 1+ is a $3,299 stereolithography 3D printing machine that takes up a large chunk of desk space, and takes a similarly sizeable bite out of your savings. But what if there’s another way to get your hands on this type of 3D printing tech? Well, say hello to the teeny gizmo in the …

Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

1 of 12<p>Much of what we don't understand about being human is simply in our heads. The brain is a befuddling organ, as are the very questions of life …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

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Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

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Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil

<b>For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.</b><p>In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.<p>This doubles the longest brooding time …

Monterey Bay Aquarium

A Do-Gooding Diet Plan: Order Less Food, And This Restaurant Donates To A Food Bank

In the German city of Dusseldorf, waistline-watchers get to give and the hungry get fed with an innovative food aid program called “All You Can’t Eat.”<p>Many people in this world are trying to eat less. Many others don’t have enough to eat. A city in Germany shows how to match up these needs. In …

Sugru - Self-Setting Rubber

One time when I was a young boy I, like all young boys, wanted to hang a Tawny Kitaen poster on my wall. But I didn't have any poster putty on hand, …

The World’s Smallest Sandcastles Built on Individual Grains of Sand by Vik Muniz and Marcelo Coelho | Colossal

<p>Artist Vik Muniz (previously here, here, and here) is known for his gigantic composite installations and sculptures created from thousands of …

Beautiful Details of Tiny Insect Wings Revealed in Macro Photos

As butterflies and moths flutter past, it's difficult to see all of the beautiful details of each tiny insect. Biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill has worked hard to bring those microscopic details to plain view through his incredible macro photography.<p>Using magnification from 7 to 17 times …

Photography

Holy Cow: Tech Designer Whips Up a Business Card That You Can Use to Play Tetris!

That the business card is dead, or at least dying, is no secret. At any trade fair I've been to in the past few years, exhibitors would rather scan …

ClearView Audio Clio Transparent Bluetooth Speaker

ClearView Audio has this week unveiled their new Clio transparent Bluetooth speaker at CES 2014 which is equipped with a 2-inch woofer and …

How to dress: the teddy bear coat

What do Carine Roitfeld, Kim Kardashian and I have in common? This coat. Nothing else, to be fair, but no matter. Such is the barrier-crashing, agenda-setting power of the teddy bear coat, which may well be the world's very first It coat. Carine, to give her her dues, owned the grungy-fur look – as …

Daily Roundup: CES 2014 preview, new Acer tablets, Veronica Mars movie trailer and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …