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How does the brain turn unconscious information into conscious thought?

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what …

The apocalypse-ready knife we should all own

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>It’s fun to go off into the wilderness and …

Off-grid

The discovery of alien life may be close. How will religion survive it?

Encounters with new worlds and new life will present religions with the ultimate theological conundrum. But they will adapt, as they have done before<p>About two decades ago, it was quite uncertain whether stars other than our own sun even hosted their own planets. However, according to Nasa, the …

Pew Research Center

Inside Unheard 'Sgt. Pepper' Outtakes: Exclusive First Listen

Giles Martin taks us through alternate endings, different instrumentation and studio instructions on massive upcoming set<p>There's something magical …

Trump supporters tricked into waving Russian flags at CPAC

Attendees of the annual conservative conference in the US have been duped into waving red, white and blue Russian flags emblazoned with the word …

Donald Trump

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature

Iraqis thought they had a special relationship with the United States. Now they're furious over Trump's travel ban

At Café Baghdad, a gathering spot in Beirut for many Iraqis and Syrians who fled violence in their countries, the conversation Monday was of little but the U.S. travel ban.<p>"What's the fault of the families and children here?" said 50-year-old Mounir Gerges, whose voice rose in indignation as he …

Microsoft Is Being Sued by Online Moderators, Who Say Watching Violent Images Gave Them PTSD

Microsoft is being sued by two men who worked on the company’s “online safety team,” who claim they have suffered from PTSD after having to view …

Mental Health

Why our presidents are elected by a clique of elites

American presidential elections are generally orderly affairs. People vote, somebody wins and life goes on. It's our proud tradition of democratic self-governance.<p>And yet: <i></i>The whole thing is controlled by a cabal of elites who <i>actually</i> pick the nation’s commander-in-chief, and who, theoretically, …

Ten Great Psychedelic Rock Albums

Ten Great Psychedelic Rock Albums<p>Updated on August 28, 2017<p>I Grew Up on Hippie Music<p>The music I loved so much growing up is now labeled "Classic …

The Doors

New Radical Theory Shatters What We Know Of Parallel Universes, Space And Time

Howard Wiseman of Griffith University in Australia led a team that has created a new, groundbreaking theory.<p>The theory suggests that multiple other …

29 Easy Recipes to Help You Stick to Your Healthy-Eating Resolutions

'Tis the season for stuffing our faces. Whether it’s with a few extra slices of pie here or several celebratory glasses of wine there, we all know …

Cooking

3tags.org

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Trump Worried He Can’t Keep His Android Phone in White House

In a new report from inside the Trump transition process, the <i>New York Times</i> reports that President-Elect Trump doesn’t want to give up his Android …

Donald Trump

What triggered Solange and Jay Z's infamous elevator fight? Beyonce's former hair stylist has the answer

During the Met Gala 2014, Solange had a violent altercation with Jay Z in the elevator.<p>The reason behind the infamous Met Gala elevator fight between …

Hundreds of children accused of witchcraft at risk of abuse in UK warns charity

Charity Africans Unite Against Child Abuse warns that 'witchcraft' and 'exorcism' child abuse cases are rising.<p>Charity Africans Unite Against Child …

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Real Life Alien Encounters: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

<b>The alien invasion and subsequent destruction of London depicted in Independence Day: Resurgence may represent a worst-case scenario in the event of</b> …

Paranormal

Shia LaBeouf Freestyle Rapping Skills Are the Perfect Antidote to Election Woes – Watch

The actor raps about his Missy Elliott tattoos, Dr. Dre and calls himself the Einstein of rhyming.<p>In case you didn’t know Shia LaBeouf can rap. No, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Jeremy Renner interview: ‘Watching Arrival emotionally wrecked me’

“I never anticipated any of that stuff,” shrugs Jeremy Renner, talking about his mid-life career boom. These past five years, the 45-year-old has …

Jeremy Renner

Someone just found a lump of alien ‘UFO metal’ near Roswell

Has someone just found a lump of alien metal which fell off the flying saucer which crashed at Roswell?<p>Is this the ‘smoking gun’ which proves that …

The Legend (and Truth) of the Voodoo Priestess Who Haunts a Louisiana Swamp

The Manchac wetlands, about a half hour northwest of New Orleans, are thick with swamp ooze. In the summer the water is pea-green, covered in tiny …

51 Iconic Tech Gadgets Through the Years From 1966 to Today

Take a trip down tech memory lane.<p>From the first home microwave oven, through the Apple 1 computer, all the way to AI-powered robots you can play with, we take a look at 50 iconic products that defined technology for the past 50 years. Take a walk down tech memory lane and shop their contemporaries.

Gear & Gadgets

A Personalized Nutrition Company Will Use Your DNA To Tell You What To Eat

Is a diet based on your genome the future of nutrition?<p>Dieting in the United States is a multi-million dollar industry. Over the past few decades, there have been diets that focus on increasing protein, eliminating fats, lowering calories—you name the food group, a diet fad has been centered around …