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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

The Most Highly Anticipated Films At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

There are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Ten killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital

Gunmen have stormed a luxury hotel in Libya’s capital, killing at least five foreigners and five guards, authorities said.<p>The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the Corinthia hotel – which sits along the Mediterranean sea. In a brief statement on Twitter, the Tripoli branch of Islamic …

Transfer news and rumours: January 27 live

January transfer window 2015: the day's transfer rumours and gossip in the Premier League and Europe on Tuesday January 27<p><b>- Gabriel Paulista cleared for Arsenal move<br>- Van Gaal blocks Januzaj's PSG switch<br>- Schuerrle nears Wolfsburg deal</b> <b><br>-</b> <b>Sky Sports News prevent fans from appearing on deadline day</b> …

European challenger boosts chances of Sepp Blatter

European federation UEFA has effectively secured a further four years for Sepp Blatter as FIFA president by undermining the one challenger who had the faintest chance of success.<p>Michael Van Praag, former Ajax chairman and president of the Dutch football association, is being nominated by his …