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Cognitive science backs up the ancient Indian philosophy that we’re conscious even in deep sleep

Deep, dreamless sleep is often described as unconsciousness. We certainly don’t see distinct objects or have linear and memorable trains of thought, as we do in daily life or while dreaming. But in a meta-analysis published last month in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, cognitive science experts argue …

Consciousness

Consciousness Is Not The Voice In Your Head

I’ve been pondering a fascinating theory first published by Julian Jaynes in his 1976 book <i>The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the</i> …

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Four major changes to Canada’s housing rules

<i>Are you a first-time home buyer concerned about the housing rule changes? Email RYounglai@globeandmail.com and you could be featured in a story.</i><p>The Liberal government has announced sweeping changes aimed at ensuring Canadians aren't taking on bigger mortgages than they can afford in an era of …

Elon Musk aims to refit 5m homes with solar roofs

Elon Musk’s solar company has its sights set on replacing 5m rooftops in the US with traditional roofing materials integrated with solar cell technology.<p>SolarCity’s plans, announced last month, to develop traditional roofs made entirely from solar panels are part of a goal to make sustainable homes …

Clean Energy

For the Cost of an Iphone, A Wind Turbine Can Power An Entire House

Creating energy self-sufficiency has been an objective for people ever since electric power has become a necessity. But for a long time, doing that …

Renewable Energy

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance …

Solar Panels

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge literacy and numeracy exercises as more beneficial for your brain than running, playing and learning on the move.<p>But the …

The Brain

Meet Stemcentrx, the $US10.2 billion Silicon Valley firm that's curing cancer

Brian Slingerland is not your average scientist. The Stemcentrx co-founder and chief executive was an up-and-coming investment banker, before he met …

Cancer

The world's 2nd-smartest man says these 'brain drugs' make him smarter

Rick Rosner, the world's second-smartest man, starts his day by swallowing around 50 pills.<p>Omega 3 fish oil capsules (to control the bad fat), a baby aspirin (for longevity), Metformin (for the metabolism).<p>Pop, pop, pop.<p>Then breakfast.<p>The regimen, he says, "makes my brain work better." If you …

Inside The Brain Of Biotech's Top Venture Capitalist

Venture capitalist Robert Nelsen is sitting on a couch in his office in Seattle dressed like a rock star in tight-fitting black jeans, a black T-shirt and motorcycle boots. It’s almost lunchtime, so he reaches into a duffel and pulls out two giant Ziploc bags, one containing prescription pills, the …

Startups

Qardio's smart medical devices will now share data with your doctor

The future of health care is wearable devices that transmit our vitals to our physicians. Instead of self-reported data, which is often inaccurate (no offense, but your memory just kind of sucks), doctors will have real numbers to form the basis for diagnoses and treatment plans. In the wake of …

Germany's Merck says gene editing to help it outperform | Reuters

DARMSTADT, Germany (Reuters) - Germany’s Merck KGaA, the world’s second-largest supplier of materials and equipment to the biotech sector, expects to continue delivering market-beating sales growth, helped in part by new gene modification techniques.<p>A logo of drugs and chemicals group Merck KGaA is …

Genetics

Engineers design a home urine test that could scan for diseases

There's a good reason your doctor asks for a urine sample at your annual checkup. A simple, color-changing paper test, dipped into the specimen, can …

Cancer

New Vaccines Will Permanently Alter Human DNA

<b>Consider this article in light of the accelerating push to mandate and enforce vaccination across the planet.</b><p>The reference is the New York Times, …

Intrexon Corp. taps Pfizer Inc. veteran Geno Germano as president, successor to Randal Kirk - Washington Business Journal

By Tina Reed <br>– Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal<p>May 18, 2016, 2:16pm EDT<p>Germantown synthetic biology company Intrexon Corp. has its hand in …

'The Secret War' tells the remarkable story of World War II espionage

The highly respected British military historian Max Hastings has written an authoritative and engaging book that will stand as the definitive single …

World History

Venture Capital Is Facing an Impending Health-Care 'Avalanche'

<i>This is the first part of VC to VC, a monthly series that features conversations between veteran venture capitalist Phil Wickham and other leaders in</i> …

5 tools to build your brand online

If you’re like the average business owner, your online presence doesn’t reflect the hard-earned reputation you’ve built in real life. There may even …

Infographics

30 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Readamazon copy paste

1) The Lean Startup<p>Written by Eric Ries, this is sort of the bible for new business ventures. Regardless of the business you build, this will teach …

Canadian Spies May Have Unintentionally Exposed Canadians to Foreign Spying

Canada's secretive spy agency is left crossing its fingers.<p>Canada's digital spying watchdog announced today that the Communications Security Establishment, Canada's version of the United States' NSA, sent Canadians' data to international spy agencies without properly scrubbing it of potentially …

Unviability of Islamic Caliphate: Who Can Be Caliph? Part 2

A careful study of the first caliphate (632-661 C.E.) demonstrates that the ISIS caliphate launched by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in Iraq is a non-starter. A viable Islamic caliphate would most certainly abolish the kingdoms of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, and Morocco, the emirates of United Arab …

These Secret Netflix Codes Can Reveal Tons of Hidden Categories

Netflix has tons of great content, but it can be hard to find it all if you don’t know what you’re looking for. The site’s algorithms show you what …

Is Africa getting a Dubai?

Bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, tiny Djibouti has quietly been making headlines for its dreams to become as successful as the Emirate.

Africa

The Arab World is at war with itself | Politics

As if the severe damage inflicted by the US-led invasion of Iraq and the Israeli occupation of Palestine were not enough, the Arab world is now engaged in a self-destructive process of sectarian polarisation and violence.<p>While it is true that the 2003 Iraq War triggered the rise of sectarian …

Middle East

A former Wall Streeter who travels the world on credit-card points says there's one card that's better than the rest

The former Wall Streeter turned "The Points Guy," travels the globe up to six months a year — and he does it for next to nothing, thanks to credit-card rewards and frequent-flyer miles.<p>When he's not jet setting, he's running his website, The Points Guy.<p>In an interview with Vice, Kelly shared the …

Know your history: Understanding racism in the US | Black History

There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp <i>why</i> the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know American history.<p>We cannot fully comprehend why Dylan Roof murdered nine parishioners at …

Black History

Billionaires who used to be poor

John Paul Dejoria went from rags to riches.Shutterstock<p>Some of the world's wealthiest people started out dirt poor.<p>These 17 rags-to-riches stories remind us that through determination, grit, and a little bit of luck anyone can overcome their circumstances and achieve extraordinary success.<p><i>This is</i> …