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How does the brain give rise to consciousness?

<i>Eliezer J. Sternberg is a neurologist at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the author of “NeuroLogic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior.”</i><p>Three decades after being awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery of DNA, Francis Crick wrote a book about consciousness, “The Astonishing …

Consciousness

Cryptocurrency mining is hampering the search for alien life

It turns out that high-end graphics cards are fantastic for mining non-bitcoin cryptocurrencies, which has led to a global shortage of GPUs. Gamers are livid at the lack of supply, especially as prices skyrocket on secondary markets. But they're not the only ones with ruined dreams: The shortage …

Cryptocurrency

Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Russian Election Interference, Fake News and Tax Reform in Nightly News Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with NBC's Lester Holt on tonight's NBC Nightly News broadcast, where he spoke about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the need for tax reform in the United States, and more.<p>As was shared in a clip of the interview earlier today, Cook commented on …

Tim Cook

How to Winterize Drafty Windows

Don't throw money away all winter by allowing cold air to leak into your home. Seal up those drafty windows now.<p>With winter rapidly approaching, it's time to seal drafty windows to prevent cold winds from blowing into your home. And while there are many ways to solve this problem, the best approach …

How to Paint a Room

Painting interior walls is the easiest way to freshen up your place. But this project can quickly turn into a nightmare if you're not careful. Follow these six tips the next time you paint and you'll get great-looking walls while keeping your sanity.<p>Interior painting is by far the most popular …

STOCK DAMAGE

We didn’t realize what we were saying to each other until it was too late and feelings were hurt, and it became stock damage. We never thought …

The Defenders: what you need to know before you watch

Refresh your memory before the premiere<p><i>The Defenders</i>, the culmination of five full seasons of Marvel’s most successful television project, premieres tonight. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will team up to face the Hand, and it looks like it’s going to be pretty enjoyable.<p>But …

After Wowing Pharrell, Maggie Rogers Delivers Her Pop Thesis

Maggie Rogers has been making and releasing albums since she was in high school — but last year, her profile got an unexpected boost when a video of her meeting Pharrell Williams went viral.<p>Rogers was attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Williams was there to critique the students' work. …

Music

Why a whiteboard can be your best friend as a creative writer

Last November I attended a writing workshop about memoir writing, taught by author Joyce Maynard. What an amazing experience. I spent a week in a …

If You’re Copy/Pasting One Thing at a Time, You’re Doing It Wrong

If you spend any length of time at all on the computer, chances are you copy and paste things on occasion. If you’re anything like us, you do it all. The. Time. But copying and pasting one thing at a time gets tedious super quickly. That’s what Wirelessheads, the masterminds behind a fancy app …

Snapchat’s big redesign, featuring universal search and more, just hit iOS

Snapchat’s target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2017/01/12/snapchat-search/"> major redesign, which introduces a universal search bar to the top of the app, among other features, has today hit iOS. The refreshed user interface was first announced earlier this month, but was only …

Cutting Ties: The Fruits of Solitude

The great sage Shantideva composed <i>The Way of the Bodhisattva</i> in India over twelve centuries ago, yet it remains remarkably relevant for our times. …

Meditation

How Silence Affects Our Brains in A Good Way, Science Explains

In a world that’s increasingly busy and loud, silence sells. Like clean water, silence is a resource, and can, in fact, be used as a selling point. …

Bonfire of the theories: Wolfe battles Chomsky over roots of language

The arcane study of language has a new literary entrant: the famed New Journalism author Tom Wolfe. Never one to back away from a fight, Wolfe, 85, has picked two disputes in his new book, <i>The Kingdom of Speech</i> – one with Charles Darwin and a second with linguist Noam Chomsky, 87, professor emeritus …

Linguistics

A creative writing lesson from the ‘God of Story’

Robert McKee, has taught creative writing for 30 years. His seminars have attracted more than 60 Oscar winners, but are treated with suspicion by many novelists – including Tim Lott. Can he be won over?<p>One of the main differences between humans and animals is that we compulsively tell stories – to …

Writing

Samuel L. Jackson recaps first five seasons of Game of Thrones

It's one of the funnier recap videos out there<p>Academy-Award winning actor Samuel L. Jackson is a pretty big <i>Game of Thrones</i> fan. He's such a big fan that he decided to work with HBO on creating a nearly eight-minute video recapping the first five seasons of the show for newcomers.<p>He has some pretty …

New form of light could make fiber optics more secure

When light hits your eyeball, the spinning photons actually twist it (infinitesimally). The force of that spin, known as angular momentum, has always been thought to be a direct multiple of a quantum physics number called Planck's constant. However, scientists from Trinity College Dublin discovered …

The Cognitive Science Behind Repeating Mistakes

Being constantly late, losing your phone, spending too much money, dating the same inadvisable people—these are all errors that human beings make over and over again. But it has more to do with how the brain is wired than with a lack of discipline. In attempting to understand where we went wrong, …

5 new books not to be missed

Five new books people are talking about, from the editors of the National Book Review.<p>1."The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir" by Betsy Lerner (Harper Wave: 320 pp., $25.99) Bridge, the card game, proves to be an apt metaphor for connection in this memoir about five Jewish ladies who have been playing …

Books

Mads Mikkelsen Wants Hannibal To Return

We were pretty annoyed about NBC’s decision to cancel Hannibal last year, but no more than the show’s star, Mads Mikkelsen, who said that he’s …

Sanders: 'It will be a contested convention'

Bernie Sanders predicted Sunday that Hillary Clinton would not win enough pledged delegates to claim the nomination ahead of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, and he delivered his most forceful call yet for superdelegates in states he's won to consider throwing their support to …

Middle-class

21 tiny design features that show Apple’s incredible attention to detail

Apple is known for its insane attention to detail. Oftentimes, it’s what sets Apple’s products apart from the competition.<p>Some of these features are incredibly useful and make the products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, …

Smartwatches

How to Free Yourself from Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives--so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about …

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story': 20 Clues and Revelations

1 of 20<p>1<p>Her name is Jyn Erso. And she's not just the main character in <i>Rogue One</i>, she's also basically the title character. Until now, many assumed …

Sanders tangles with Charlie Rose over Clinton's qualifications

Bernie Sanders is refusing to back down from his claim that Hillary Clinton is not "qualified" to be president, though he told CBS host Charlie Rose on Thursday that he only attacked her because she attacked him first.<p>“Do you believe Secretary Clinton is unqualified to be president?” Rose asked the …

Government

Why Is The Walking Dead's Cliffhanger So Much Worse Than Game of Thrones'?

Greetings! Lots of hot topics in this week’s mailbag: <i>The Walking Dead</i>’s incredibly aggravating finale! <i>Rogue One</i> confusion! <i>Batman v Superman</i> possibly …

Let’s Talk About That ‘Rogue One’ Trailer

My gosh, we really are getting a <i>Star Wars</i> movie every year, aren’t we? I mean, sure, we were <i>told</i> this was going to happen, but until that <i>Rogue One</i> trailer hit, it hadn’t really sunk in yet. <i>The Force</i> <i>Awakens</i> was a huge event – and one that happened only three and a half months ago, somehow – yet here …

Reminders finally available in Google Calendar for the web

Bringing reminders to Google Calendar was only a natural progression. After all, the Search Giant offers them in Google Keep, Google Now and Inbox. This feature was long overdue and finally introduced last December, but it seems Google itself needed a reminder, as there was a key part of the puzzle …

Google Calendar