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Can you solve the chess problem which holds key to human consciousness?

It might look like a simple chess problem, but this puzzle could finally help scientists uncover what makes the human mind so unique, and why it may never be matched by a computer.<p>75 years after Bletchley Park sought codebreakers in the Second World War by placing a crossword in The Telegraph, …

There's A Scientific Reason Why Experiences Are Better Than Things

It’s not about the money, money, money<p>Rumours are swirling that the next iPhone could cost as much as US$1000. Despite the exorbitant price, Apple …

Several key penalties by the Patriots should have been called late in Super Bowl LI

The penalties wouldn't have necessarily saved the Falcons, but they are worth noting<p>HOUSTON -- The story surrounding the end of Super Bowl LI is …

How to Be an Exceptional Leader: Advice From a Navy SEAL

Great leaders push, pull, teach...and never set their teams up for failure.<p>If you're even a semi-regular reader of mine, by now you know I love the reality series <i>The Selection: Special Operations Experiment</i>, which airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on History. (Or you can catch up on the show's …

Leadership

NASA Needs You to Solve Its Zero Gravity Space Poop Problem

Not all heroes wear capes.<p>Houston, we have a space poop problem. NASA is offering $30,000 to the genius who can figure out a way to dispose of human bodily substances while astronauts are strapped into their seats in zero gravity and unable to use a restroom.<p>Currently, crew members wear adult …

See Dwayne Johnson, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Satirical 'Millennials: The Musical'

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda skewer millennial culture with the satirical musical short <i>Millennials: The Musical</i>. The pair …

The Apple Watch just got a selfie camera

Despite its many functions, one of the biggest questions about the Apple Watch from its critics — namely, what is it for? — may have finally been …

A new Apple Watch strap would put cameras on your wrist

The downside is the CMRA costs upward of $150 and won’t be shipping until spring.<p>In building its smartwatch, Apple designed it without a camera — a sensible choice given the challenges that come with trying to design a wearable that is small and yet has enough battery life to make it through the …

Smartwatches

'Every American Ever’ Highlights 240 Years Of Contradictory ‘Murica​

Just in time for the 4th of July!<p>"Every American Ever," a video released by Smosh, celebrates (and mocks) exactly what it means to be American.<p>The video includes skits dating as far back as the American Revolution and as contemporary as today's Miss America beauty pageants.<p>Despite our urge to laugh …

A civil servant missing most of his brain challenges our most basic theories of consciousness

Not much is definitively proven about consciousness, the awareness of one’s existence and surroundings, other than that it’s somehow linked to the brain. But theories as to how, exactly, grey matter generates consciousness are challenged when a fully-conscious man is found to be missing most of his …

Consciousness

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

Our 24 favorite military movies everyone should see

Few things have the power to transport people as the cinema.<p>Who can forget Robert Williams' "Good morning, Vietnam" to Marine Corps DI Hartman's memorable quotes.<p>The following list is of our favorite military movies.

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to

In addition to an ambitious movie plan announced last fall, the studio has called dibs on a few more weekends with untitled projects, including more fairy-tale adventures.<p>With the recent enormous success of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and the even more surprising staying power of "Zootopia" and …

B/R NFL 1000: Ranking the Top 80 Wide Receivers from 2015

Ask yourself: At the end of the 2015 NFL season, who was the best wide receiver in the game?<p>We're not talking about who made the Pro Bowl or even who got the All-Pro votes. Who was really, truly the best? Forget reputation and forget how much money each player makes. We want cold, hard analysis …

There would be 2 major downsides if Apple made iCloud literally impossible to hack

From the Financial Times:<p>Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers' iCloud backups in a way that would make it impossible for the company to comply with valid requests for data from law enforcement, according to people familiar with its plans.<p>What Apple is expected to …

This unofficial Tesla commercial is jaw-dropping

Tesla famously doesn’t do any advertising, instead opting to devote every spare dime it has towards R&D and capital expenditures. All the same, with …

Man Summons Tesla Via Apple Watch, Makes Your Car Look Like A Fossil

The future is now!<p>The Tesla Model S is a $75,000 vehicle with at least one really cool perk: It can <i>kind of</i> drive itself. A $2,500 "autopilot" package lets you "summon" the car to do things like park itself and open and close your garage door. Seconds saved every day!<p>But it gets better. The car can …

How to capture long exposures and light trails with your iPhone

Long-exposure photography lets you capture light trails, motion blur and better low-light shots. While the iPhone’s built-in Camera app doesn’t let you control shutter speed and light sensitivity, lots of apps do. Slow Shutter Cam is my favorite — here’s how I’ve used it to capture long exposures …

The Science of Improving Your Performance at Almost Anything

Improving our performance is something we all seek to do. Given that we spend a lot of time doing things that we never get better at, I thought I’d …

São Paulo

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …

Spirituality

Apple Watch Used to Pilot Drones and Manipulate Light

Taiwanese researchers at PVD+ have written an algorithm for remotely controlling a drone using the Apple Watch, reports Reuters.<p><i>PVD+, founded in 2013</i> …

Apple Watch

How dark is your personality?

Discover how nefarious you are in our interactive quiz<p>Do you have a ruthless streak? Psychologists believe the “dark triad” of personality – Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy – might help you succeed in life. To measure your own dark side, choose how much you agree or disagree with the …

Quizzes

Ping releases new app with workout features for Apple Watch

If you were paying close attention to last summer’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, you might have noticed a passing reference to a golf-swing-analyzer app for the new Apple Watch. In process at the time, the app was developed by Ping and is now available.<p>The app combines some of the …

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Journalism

$1.3M Arizona House Has Playground, Tree House, Zip Line, Basketball Court, and More

This $1.3 million <b>Peoria, Arizona</b> house looks like a <i>pretty fun</i> place to have a birthday party, with an outdoor area that includes—*deep breath*—a pool with a row of mini-waterfalls and three frog statues that spit streams of water, a tree house, a zip line that goes over the pool, a full playground …

Zip-lines

Coordinate your iPhone and Apple Watch with free photos

Since your Apple Watch must be tethered to your iPhone, they might as well match.<p>So Swiss designer Samuel Zeller has used his personal photography to make wallpaper to match both watch and phone, and it is available Wednesday with the launch of Apple Watch OS 2.<p>The work of the 24-year-old …

Tesla is in the middle of a huge debate about the future of driving

On one side is Morgan Stanley's lead auto analyst, Adam Jonas, who last week revisited his futuristic theory that individual ownership of cars is going away and that the "potential end of human driving" could be coming.<p>On the other side is an unlikely team of insurance analysts at Citi led by Todd …

How to Sell or Trade In Your iPhone So You Can Get the New One

This is one iPhone Life journey I’m very much going on with you all. It’s that time of year: new devices in means old devices got to go. But how? Should you sell your iPhone or trade-in your iPhone? How do you get the best deal? I’m facing these same questions. Sure, selling my iPhone would mean …