Nathan Lewis

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How Do You Know You Are Reading This?

The only thing you know for sure is that you are conscious. All else is inference, however reasonable. There is something in your head that generates …

Consciousness

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Neuroscience

Crocodiles that swim in bat poop are turning into a new species

A very special kind of crocodile calls the Abanda caves in Gabon, Africa, home. The creatures are African dwarf crocodiles, but they might not be for …

Mobile comes of age: the rise of the intelligent chatbots

<i>Mobile apps promised to radically change the way businesses engage with customers – but too many haven’t achieved their goals. Could intelligent bots</i> …

Chatbots

How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too

My grandfather was caramel-skinned with black eyes and thick, dark hair, and until he discovered that he was adopted, he had no reason to suspect …

Genealogy

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Birds

7 of The Most Epic Space Events You Should Get Ready For in 2018

Mark all of these in your calendar!<p>Life down here on Earth goes along like it always does, with all its messy, petty, awful squabbles, with rent and …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

Elon Musk May Be the Creator of Bitcoin, a Former SpaceX Intern Theorizes

Could the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX have created the biggest cryptocurrency as well?<p>One of the key mysteries of Bitcoin -- which recently reached a jaw-dropping value of more than $9,000 -- is who exactly created the cryptocurrency. Satoshi Nakamoto is listed as the author of the original paper …

Elon Musk

Screams, torture and so much blood: The gruesome world of 19th-century surgery

In these troubling times — amid melting glaciers, worries about a nuclear war and white supremacy rallies — it can sometimes be hard to appreciate our modern-day life.<p>But here’s a thought guaranteed to make you feel grateful to be alive right now: Medical care in the Victorian era was a horrifying, …

Medicine

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

10 Midnight Munchies You Can Enjoy Without all the Calorie-Stressing

Because going hungry to bed is not an option<p>August 16, 2017<p>Maybe you ate dinner early and you’re hungry again. Maybe it’s exam season and you’ve been …

20 Behavioral Interview Questions to Test If Job Candidates Have High Motivation | Inc.com

Hiring managers spend countless, wasted hours, asking the wrong interview questions to determine the right job or culture fit in a candidate; many of them end up as mis-hires that hurt the bottom line.<p>What most managers don't do is make the adjustment from typical interview questions like "Why …

Employment

Within the Next Decade, You Could Be Living in a Post-Smartphone World

The Way of the Beeper<p>One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, the way beepers and fax machines …

'Physics-Defying' Gravity Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …

From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers' lives

Small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference. Here our readers suggest the hobbies or routines that might make 2017 that bit brighter<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals …

High Blood Pressure

The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

No one knows good books better than the people who read them.<p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2016 Goodreads Choice …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

10 Simple Habits of the World's Most Interesting People

Everyone falls short in the beginning. What you do after that is what matters.<p><i>How can I live a more interesting life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur, writer,</b> …

San Francisco

7 Exquisite Ways You Can Enhance Your Brain Power

Read more on my blog!<p>www.joeyt.net/blog<p>No matter who you are or what you do, there are so many different ways that you can enhance your brain power …

Leonardo da Vinci paintings analysed for DNA to solve grave mystery

The mystery of where Leonardo da Vinci is buried could be laid to rest after scientists began a painstaking hunt for his DNA.<p>Leonardo was originally interred in the chapel of Saint-Florentin at the Chateau d'Amboise in the Loire Valley, in 1519, but the building was destroyed in the French …

The 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Must Read Before You Die, According to Amazon

Assembling the list of the most essential science fiction and fantasy books is a huge undertaking, but Amazon has tackled it. And their list is not …

Science Fiction