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Why time seems to speed up as we get older

Five or six times a day, every day, for 48 years, chronobiologist Robert Sothern has counted off 60 seconds in his head and then compared the results against a clock.<p>As part of a lifelong experiment on circadian rhythms, Sothern, now 69, is trying to confirm or reject a widely held belief: Many …

Psychology

10 Of The Scariest Scientific Theories Known To Man. These Are Terrifying.

<b>1. False vacuum</b><p>This is, in short, a scientific hypothesis that our universe is actually in a false phase state as part of a larger universe, like if …

Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

While international analysts often try their hand at predicting the major events of the coming year, Stratfor believes that it's identified the major trends of the next 10.<p>In many ways, Stratfor thinks the world a decade from now will be more dangerous place, with US power waning and other …

How Controversial Gene Editing Could Lead To Groundbreaking Cures

This technology may change the way we think of some of the world's most challenging diseases.<p>Thanks to the controversial new technology known as CRISPR, scientists are beginning to make headway in understanding and potentially curing some of the world's most intractable diseases.<p>Sickle-cell anemia, …

Philosophy of Religion: The Nature of God

God of hosts - Viktor Vasnetsov<p>Before I can talk about arguments for and against the existence of God, I need to talk a bit about the nature of God. …

Theology

The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained

On Friday, the New York Times Magazine decided to tweet this for some reason:<p>Given certain assumptions, this isn't a hard question. Assume that going back in time merely eliminates Hitler, and that the sole effect of that is that the Nazi Party lacks a charismatic leader and never takes power in …

Time Travel

A Google researcher said that we’ll become ‘highly dependent’ on artificial intelligence in the near future

Google just announced that they're making a big bet on artificial intelligence to move the company's services forward.<p>During Google's Q3 earnings …

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Could All Really Come From Nothing?

The origin of the universe is one of the most difficult realities we ponder.<p>It bends our logic, straining the words we have to describe it. If one is to say the universe started at the Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago, the immediate reaction is: "But what came before that? What caused the Big …

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

5 amazing predictions by futurist Ray Kurzweil that came true — and 4 that haven't

He's so influential that Google (now Alphabet) hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions about the future, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are a few of the predictions he's made about life up to 2015. They're shockingly accurate.<p>And …

How Artificial Intelligence Will Give Birth To Itself

There’s a saying among futurists that a human-equivalent artificial intelligence will be our last invention. After that, AIs will be capable of …

Our Future Is A Beautiful Place In This Mesmerizing Photo Series

We're all living in tomorrowland, kinda!<p>These photos may look ripped straight from the pages of a 1970s textbook on robotics, but don’t be fooled: David Vintiner’s mesmerizing photos are so modern they’re practically in the future.<p>In his photo series “Futurists,” Vintiner captures the …

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Consciousness