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2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience

In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about what consciousness is.<p>One of the central claims of the …

So, King Tut Had a Knife From Outer Space

Where can we get one of these?<p>It's been nearly a century since Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and we're still learning surprising things about the Egyptian boy king. This knife of King Tut that Carter first described in 1925 is made of a meteorite, according to a new study.<p>Using …

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Ricky Gervais: Donald Trump 'Would Be the Funniest President'

When Donald Trump announced that he would be running for president, Ricky Gervais found it instantly amusing. "I thought, 'This is a man who …

These 3 Psychological Barriers Are Hurting Your Creativity | Inc.com

Psychological barriers routinely put chains around workplace creativity, stalling both projects and careers. To unlock your innovation, recognize these three most common hurdles and apply the easy fixes.<p><b>Conformity</b><p>If you're a conformist at work, you say and do what you think others expect you to do …

Creativity

With patience, I defeated Supercell’s monetization strategy in Clash Royale

It took me 55 days, but I finally have the Prince. One of the most powerful characters in Supercell’s Clash Royale is very hard to earn without paying real money in the free-to-play mobile game. But after getting lucky and patiently biding my time, I was finally able to secure the slippery …

The Nintendo NX is Coming in 2017… and I Couldn’t Care Less

Nintendo NX is Coming in 2017… Do You Care?<p>One of my strongest memories as a child is the first time I was introduced to the Nintendo Entertainment …

Video: Feast Your Eyes on these Five Cancelled Super Mario Games

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The Mystery Of The Unknown Neo Geo Game Has Been Solved

Hey, remember that unfinished Neo Geo fighting game that was discovered lurking on an arcade board? And how nobody knew what the hell it was? The man …

A space pirate roguelike with one of the most satisfying movement mechanics ever

Hookshotting your way around a roguelike dungeon doesn’t seem like it would an easy thing to do, but developer Tribute Games have managed to make …

Game from Doom Co-Creators Already Pulled from Kickstarter

Blackroom goes back into the black box.<p>Just days after launching, the Kickstarter for John Romero and Adrian Carmack's new game has been pulled …

On the Road to Finding Other Earths

Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds that resemble our own "blue marble" of a planet. NASA's Kepler mission alone has confirmed more than …

Explore your home city like it's a Nintendo game

Who needs super accurate Google Maps or perfectly handy physical maps when you can have Nintendo?<p>A new interactive map designed by Brett Camper …

Maps

Twitter just killed off the most useful Twitter account

RIP MagicRecs<p>So much happens on Twitter that it can be impossible to keep track of, even if you're staring at it for hours a day. That's what made MagicRecs so useful. It was an account Twitter created that sent you custom alerts based on the people you had chosen to follow. If 10 of them all …

Puma Created A Robot As Fast As Usain Bolt To Make Athletes Better

The Beatbot is a programmable, self-driving robot that aims to motivate runners more than a stopwatch.<p>The world is awash in fitness apps and trackers. Nike Plus, Fitbit, Under Armour’s Healthbox, and more–they’re all based on the idea that tracking and monitoring your health and athletic …

Zappa Family Trust Threatens Dweezil Zappa Over Band Name

This summer, Dweezil Zappa and his backing band will once again perform the music of his father Frank Zappa on a nationwide tour, but unlike the past …

Rock Music

Construction workers in Spain unearth 1,300 pound trove of ancient Roman coins

Some 1,300 pounds of bronze Roman coins dating to the 3rd and 4th centuries have been unearthed by construction workers digging ditches in Spain.<p>The find, in 19 amphoras — storage containers — is unique not only because of the volume of coins but because the coins appear to have never been in …

Archaeology

A Go-to Guide for Japanese Anime Beginners!

I was first introduced to Japanese anime series and OVAs (original video animation) at 10 years old, back when laser disc was still popular. I had no …

Why Is 'Second Life' Still a Thing?

It was never just a game.<p>To an outsider, <i>Second Life</i> may look like a crappier version of <i>World of Warcraft</i>. It's a vast digital space many people can log into with their virtual avatars, only instead of going on wild adventures, slaying dragons and collecting epic swords, it just seems like a bunch …

Ancient hyenas ate human relatives half a million years ago

Tooth marks on the leg bone of a hominin, an ancient human relative, suggest that the poor soul had a gristly end, a new study finds.<p>The tooth marks and fractures on the roughly 500,000-year-old femur indicate that a large carnivore, likely an extinct hyena, chewed on the bone, the researchers …

The simple truths of language

If you want to improve your writing in 30 minutes, read George Orwell’s essay Politics and the English Language. “Most people who bother with the …

Stressed? Science Says Do These 3 Things Immediately | Inc.com

Advice for dealing with stress often boils down to clichés like, "Don't worry, be happy!" or, "Just stay positive." Don't get me wrong, there are some great resources that share how successful people tackle stress and awesome stress management apps to consider, but why not try lifestyle changes …

Self-improvement

Is marijuana a gateway drug? Here's what the research says.

Is marijuana a gateway drug? Much of the conventional wisdom and middle school drug education say yes. But the research tells a different story.<p>The gateway hypothesis says marijuana inspires users to try other drugs: Once they get a taste of how fun pot is, they're more likely to want to see how …

Cannabis

The Long-Lost Psychedelic Japanese Cartoon ‘Belladonna Of Sadness’ Has Finally Been Found

Animation has long been the cinematic medium most conducive to psychedelic experimentation; once film was divorced from reality and the people who made it could do anything, many chose to do everything. In the grandly trippy tradition of such fine films as <i>Yellow Submarine</i>, <i>Fritz The Cat</i>, and <i>The</i> …

Anime

Yep, Marvel and Netflix Are Making a Punisher Series

Not a total surprise after the love the character got in <i>Daredevil</i>, but now it’s official: there will be a <i>Punisher TV</i> show on Netflix.<p>Jon Bernthal …

TV

Take a look at the average American gamer in new survey findings

1.7 gamers in every house and two hands on every controller<p>The Entertainment Software Association has published its annual report on the essential facts about gaming habits in America. Surveying over 4,000 households nationwide, the group collected its findings on how many Americans are playing …

Gaming Industry

The first game coming to Nintendo's new console looks stunning

There are two sure things in this world: death, and delays of Nintendo games.<p>The most recent example of this is "The Legend of Zelda." It was recently delayed to 2017 to line up with the launch of Nintendo's new console, currently codenamed "NX," which makes it the first officially announced game …

What an Anti-Memory Is and How It Frees Your Mind

Neuroscientists at Oxford just discovered how your brain moves memories into long-term storage. It’s called an anti-memory, and it’s more helpful …

Batman is getting its first ever R-rated movie in 'The Killing Joke'

"Batman: The Killing Joke," which stars longtime voice of the animated version of the Dark Knight, Kevin Conroy, and Mark Hamill as the Joker (he too has done that voice in the past), is an adaptation of a 1988 comic in which the Clown Prince of Crime gets Batman's attention by capturing and …