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When Does Consciousness Arise in Human Babies?

<b>MOTHERS</b> will want to crucify me for this seemingly cruel question, but it needs to be posed: How do we know that a newly born and healthy infant is …

Physicists Discover ‘Clearest Evidence Yet’ That The Universe Is A Hologram

By In5D on April 29, 2015 in Exiting The Matrix<p>A team of physicists have provided what has been described by the journal Nature as the <i>“clearest</i> …

Affordable Star Trek-like transparent aluminum could protect phones, windows, and lenses - ExtremeTech

By on April 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at the US Naval …

Stated Clearly: Website to support science.

Here at BA Central, we’re* big supporters of evidence-based reality and using science as a way to collect and weigh that evidence.<p>Phil Plait writes</b> …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

March 2015

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Steve Wozniak talks early days of Apple in profile piece

What really comes out in the interview is Wozniak's passion for engineering. He details how he went so far as to completely re-design his initial …

Humans Need Not Apply

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Proving Galileo: Brian Cox gets the drop on physics.

One of the funny things about being a human is that our intuition can steer us wrong, even on things that should be pretty obvious, things we see …

​Half of the stars in our universe live in the space between galaxies

Hubble's deep field imagery is breathtaking, but what lies between those thousands of spiral-arm galaxies? More stars, of course. Data collected by CIBER rockets (Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment)show that as many as half of the stars in the universe are orphans -- suns that spun out of their …

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Homo sapiens were not always so special. In the ancient past, other human forms lived beside us. The Neanderthals in Eurasia. Small, hobbit-like humans in Indonesia. The mysterious Denisovans in the Ural mountains.<p>But our time alone may be nearing its end. Through the power of technology, humans …

Honda's Asimo: the penalty-taking, bar-tending robot

The World is Not Enough: A New Theory of Parallel Universes is Proposed

Imagine if you were told that the world is simple and exactly as it seems, but that there is an infinite number of worlds just like ours. They share …

‘You want to kill’: ISIS deserter recounts training, torture and terror

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> It wasn’t the slaughter of innocent women and children, the $150-per-month in wages or the strict rules enforced by torture and death that prompted Abu Almouthanna to desert the Islamic State army.<p>It was the endless killing -- ordered by his Islamic State “emir” -- of like-minded …

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Psychology: The truth about the paranormal

In the 21st Century, why do so many people still believe in the paranormal? David Robson discovers that there’s good reason we hold superstitions – and a few surprising benefits.<p>Soon after World War II, Winston Churchill was visiting the White House when he is said to have had an uncanny …

'The Hobbit' turns 10: Find that rewrote human history

The discovery of a tiny species of human 10 years ago has transformed theories of human evolution.<p>The claim is made by Prof Richard Roberts who was among those to have published details of the "Hobbit".<p>The early human was thought to have lived as recently as 20,000 years ago and so walked the Earth …

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ISIS Defends Enslaving Women in New Magazine

The militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) appeared to defend its enslavement of women on Sunday in the latest edition of its …

Secular Societies Fare Better Than Religious Societies

It is said over and over again by religious conservatives: without faith in God, society will fall apart. If we don't worship God, pray to God, and …

Religion

Christianity Disproved

Powerful Genetic Engineering Technique Could Modify Entire Wild Populations

When it comes to genetic engineering, we’re amateurs. Sure, we’ve known about DNA’s structure for more than 60 years, we first sequenced every A, T, …

Optical illusion: Rotating rings change directions when you look away.

I do so love making your brains melt, dear BA Bloggees. That’s why I post the occasional mind-twisting illusion. And I have one here that will tangle …

This Video Nails the Absurd Physics of Sci-Fi Space Battles

Space dogfights, "pew pew" sounds, and more things to which the laws of physics say, "nope."<p>X-Wings bobbing and weaving around other ships, with nimble TIE fighters in hot pursuit. Photon torpedoes exploding on the surface of an enemy ship. Those fantastic "pew pew pew" sound effects of laser …