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Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Will We Ever Be Able to Upload a Mind to a New Body?

In <i>Altered Carbon</i>, the body no longer matters. As one character quipped: “You shed it like a snake sheds its skin.” That’s because the human …

The people who think 9/11 may have been an 'inside job'

<b>On 11 September 2001, four passenger planes were hijacked by radical Islamist terrorists - almost 3,000 people were killed as the aircraft were flown into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. Just hours after the collapse of New York's Twin Towers, a conspiracy theory</b> …

International Trade

The Earth's poles may be about to flip - and the consequences could be 'dire'

Over the past 200 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been getting weaker. Researchers believe that this could be a sign that the poles are about …

What the Blood Moon Has in Store for Your Sign

Today's lunar eclipse falls on 11 degrees Leo, similar to last year when it also transited in the sign of Leo. This time, it will manifest as a softer aspect of Leo’s as opposed to the solar energy aspect, which is Leo’s natural ruler.<p>Due to the Moon’s energy, we can expect circumstances to be less …

Lunar Eclipse

MIT students are being scared straight with episodes of ‘Black Mirror’

Those who create future technologies should also fear their power.<p>The MIT Media Lab is one of the most visible parts of the Massachusetts Institute …