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Where does consciousness come from? Brain scientist closes in on the claustrum

SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, neuroscientist Christof Koch has been searching for the seat of consciousness — a quest that has taken him deep within …

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain

<b>A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest.</b><p>The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin.<p>Half of patients ceased to be depressed and experienced …

Magic Mushrooms

Equifax says code on its website 'was serving malicious content'

Equifax Inc. took part of its website offline Thursday after code on the site redirected users to a malicious URL urging them to download malware.<p>Also Thursday, a top Republican congressman introduced a bill that would stop credit reporting companies such as Equifax from using Social Security …

Identity Theft

Identity theft nightmares: 'I've spent my lifetime building up my credit'

William Burnett, a retired pilot in Texas, says he's afraid to go to his mailbox.<p>That's where the 68-year-old first learned that someone had stolen his identity, and where he continues to receive evidence thatfraudulent accounts have beenopened in his name.<p>He first figured out there was a problem …

10 Underappreciated Foodie Cities in Europe

Skip the biggest cities in Europe for a taste of local life in these locales with curious culinary scenes that, for their own reasons, fly under the …

'Watermelon snow' is making glaciers in Alaska melt faster

An algae species that grows on glaciers gives the snow a crimson hue, which increases the amount of sunlight that the snow soaks up and makes it melt faster, new measurements confirm.<p>On Alaska's Harding Ice-field, these microbes are responsible for about a sixth of the snow-melt in algae-tinged …

Global Warming

7 Amazing International Vacations That Won't Cost a Fortune

1 of 8<p>Best in Travel<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 8<p>1. Oaxaca, Mexico<p>3 of 8<p>2. Xi'an, China<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 8<p>3. Hoi An, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 8<p>4. Siem Reap, …

‘What Happened’? They Lost. With Her Memoir, Hillary Clinton Joins a Haunted Club

She had packed for victory. There had been a white suit for election night at the Javits Center beneath a glass ceiling; white was the color of the suffragists who, a century earlier, had at last won the franchise for women. But now, in the morning hours after Donald J. Trump’s White House upset, …

Government

‘Super-Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!’ Review: Morgan Spurlock’s Fast Food Sequel Is Both Horrifying and Hilarious — TIFF 2017

A giant "cluck you" to the chicken industrial complex.<p>13 years after he spent a month eating nothing but McDonald’s, “Super-Size Me” director (and …

Fast Food

Jim Carrey Tells Us What He Meant in That Bizarre Viral Interview

TIFF 2017: “You suddenly have this separation and go, ‘Who’s Jim Carrey? Oh, he doesn’t exist actually,'” Carrey tells TheWrap<p>On Saturday, Jim Carrey …

6 harshest reactions to Hillary Clinton’s new book — from Democrats

<b>Hillary Clinton (AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>Many people are not looking forward to the candidate’s new memoir<p>September 9, 2017 5:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Hillary Clinton, who you might remember ran for president a second time last cycle, just wrote a new book. The memoir, titled …

This is the first time the Atlantic has had two hurricanes with 150-mph winds at the same time — here's why this season is so active

Hurricane Irma is churning through the Caribbean, setting records for being the first storm to sustain 185 mph Category 5 winds for 37 hours. Meanwhile, Hurricane Jose— a major Category 4 storm — is putting already devastated islands like Barbuda and Antigua at risk. Hurricane Katia is …

Weather

Hurricanes: A Science Primer

America seems to be a magnet for devastating hurricanes these days.<p>This year, Harvey came out strong with its horrific toll on parts of Texas and Louisiana. Now Irma, downgraded slightly Friday morning to a Category 4 storm from its most recent days as a Category 5, has left destruction in its wake …

Controversial A.I. Beats Humans at Detecting Sexual Orientation

Gay or straight? This problematic A.I. can tell.<p>Private and federal security forces are growing the controversial facial recognition technology …

Most hurricanes that hit the US come from the same exact spot in the world

As Hurricane Irma bears down on the East coast, Floridians may be wondering where all the hurricanes come from, and why they all follow a similar course. In fact, Irma, Harvey, and Jose were all born on the other side of the Atlantic, off the coast of Africa, and the Sahara desert may be to</b> …

Deserts

Which Deli Sandwich Is the Healthiest?

This Game of Thrones Theory May Reveal the Night King's Master Plan

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for season seven of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>The final moments of <i>Game of Thrones</i>‘ seventh season saw the Night King bring …

10 Easy Dinner Ideas for Last-Minute Meals

In my meal plan arsenal, there's a roster of reliable recipes I keep on standby for nights I need to throw dinner together in a pinch. Whether I'm …

The Most Misspelled Words in Canada, Mapped

'Banana', 'special', and 'college'. Those are just three of the words most commonly misspelled by Americans — a fact which was illustrated …

5 useless human body parts left over from evolution

Your body is walking proof of evolution, but some parts have grown unnecessary over time. Here are five useless body parts left over from evolution.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Human Anatomy

Scientists Just Found Some Cells Have a Surprisingly Huge Role in Brain Development

Who knew! ?<p>Pop quiz: what kind of cells form a human brain? If you said neurons, you get part marks – the brain wouldn't be half the organ it is if …

Neuroscience

Ten common foot problems

The feet take a lot of daily abuse from walking, running, jumping, and climbing, so naturally, they are subject to many different types of …

The Trump administration wants to bail out failed contrarian climate scientists | John Abraham

A climate “red team” is just a polite way to describe bailing out scientific losers<p>Climate contrarians, like Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, don’t understand how scientific research works. They are basically asking for a government handout to scientists to do …

Trump Administration

This is how your brain tells time

It takes a whole lotta gray matter.<p>Your mind is constantly counting: the rhythm of your speech, the minutes until your next snack, the awful pause between text messages. Without all that tallying, you’d misinterpret a friend’s motives, or (horrors!) miss doughnut time. So how does your clever …

The Brain

The most beautiful fall train trip in the US is only $53

When it comes to seeing fall foliage, it's hard to beat the yearly show New York's Adirondack Mountains put on come September. And while you could rent a car, squint your eyes over Google Maps and hope Justin Bieber doesn't come on the radio yet again, we have a better solution: Amtrak's famous …

Trains

In the Cold War, Makeup Was a Weapon

The Cold War was a game of one-upmanship in the areas of nuclear armament and in technology, such as the space race. But it also unfolded in other …

It Girls Are Obsessed With This Comfortable Shoe Trend

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The 7 Best Sneakers That Look Even Better With Wear

It’s hard to beat a brand new crisp pair of kicks, but one thing that’s arguably just as good are sneakers that become even better with age and …