Shahfizee Baharom

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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

A Few Days With The Microsoft Band

Wearables are a hot topic at the moment. I haven’t really be enamored with any one particular wearable device as of yet—I’ve found most of what’s currently available to be clunky and of minimal use–but decided to take the plunge a few months back anyway. I made a decision to lose some weight and …

Weird and wonderful: the most popular science stories of 2014

From a tapeworm that made its home in a man’s brain to a dinosaur dubbed the chicken from hell, it’s been a bumper year for bizarre science. There have been serious scientific breakthroughs, too, including a possible first detection of dark matter and the regrowing of nerves in a man’s severed …

Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon …

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

Egypt bans 'Zionist' film Exodus and cites 'historical inaccuracies'

A day after Morocco bans film, Egypt says it’s rife with mistakes, including an apparent claim that ‘Moses and the Jews built the pyramids’<p>Exodus: Gods and Kings review – holy Moses, wholly acceptable for the devout<p>Egypt has banned the Hollywood biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, citing …

The Best-Dressed Men of 2014: Style Tips

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley1 day agoView …

Lifestyle

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Sony thanks moviegoers as The Interview hits $1 million

A distribution executive from Sony has publicly thanked moviegoers for their ongoing support on the controversial release of the <b>The</b> <b>Interview</b>, which …

What moves Death Valley’s sliding stones?

People used to think that strong winds caused the rocks to move across Death Vally’s Racetrack Playa. Turns out, it’s not.<p>The video above – from the …

Mouthguards, Magnets And Smart Helmets Are Putting The Brakes On Traumatic Brain Injuries

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tishin Donkersley is the chief editor for AZ Tech Beat.</i><p>On beautiful green fields around the U.S., college and professional football players are facing up to 100Gs of rapid deceleration from helmet-to-helmet collisions each week. The result? Concussions and, sometimes, permanent brain …

The 10 best tech movies of 2014 (and a couple of the worst)

In this year’s crop of tech-themed movies you’ll notice that the paranoid machine vs. human/singularity-horror-show pictures of the 1990s and early 2000s (<i>The Matrix</i> et al) seem to have given way to a new kind of story that explores the peaceful, if troubled, coexistence between the carbon- and the …

Christmas celebrations from around the world

More than 160 countries celebrate Christmas around the world. A few countries refer to the holiday as Family Day, including Angola and Uruguay. Some …

Rocket Fuel from Human Waste

Getting rid of human waste has been a problem for NASA since the earliest days of space exploration. That’s why the U.S. space agency is funding …

The Future Of The MMO Is Casual, Accessible And Free-To-Play

This year, video game maker Blizzard did two very remarkable things.<p>First, the company released <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i>, a free-to-play collectible card game that’s taken the world by storm.<p>Second, they cancelled their in-development MMO <i>Titan</i>, and pared it down into the multiplayer shooter</i> …