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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 Best Tech Skills To Have On Your Resume In 2015

Salaries hit an all-time high in the US last year, and there are plenty of free online classes and workshops to help you develop your skills.<p>Although it's a fairly lucrative industry in general, there are some skills that pay off more than others. Whether you're just starting out or already have …

Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can put them on.<p>The glasses come from Meta, a small company with huge dreams that's already comparing …

Rumor: Oculus Rift Will Launch Summer 2014 For Less Than $499

<i>Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift will launch this summer with a price tag of $499 or less based on an upcoming product that integrates the technology.</i><p>Oculus VR is demonstrating a new prototype of their virtual reality headset behind closed doors at CES (stay tuned for eyes-on impressions), but …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

Ripoff nation: How Verizon and AT&T stacked the deck against cellphone users

Heads they win. Tails you lose<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>January 10, 2014 2:24pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If you live in America, there’s a good chance you’ve not been overjoyed by your wireless plan. Simply by using a device essential to your daily life, you have been screwed. …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

Sriracha Sauce

Supreme Court Justice Blocks Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked implementation of a controversial mandate in President Obama's health care law Tuesday that would require religious groups to provide birth control for employees, just hours before it was set to take effect.<p>The last-minute move came after …

Health Care

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Imposing, Eye-Catching And Mysterious: The Running Wall Residence

The <b>Running Wall residence</b> in Kerala, India by <b>LIJO RENY Architects</b> is built more as a fort house that reminds us of the Great Wall of China. The …

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New HIV outbreak in US porn industry leaves insiders divided over condoms

Derrick Burts was a newly minted porn actor in Los Angeles, using the screen names Derrick Cameron and Cameron Reid in a handful of productions, when he learned he was infected with HIV.<p>"I was desperately shocked. You hear about it but you don't think it will actually happen to you. It was …

Ohio man to plead guilty after YouTube confession

An Ohio man whose YouTube confession drew more than 1.2 million views was indicted Monday on a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide and plans to plead guilty Tuesday, his lawyer said<p>Matthew Cordle, 22, admitted in the video posted Friday that he was drunk and driving the wrong way on …

George Zimmerman released after incident involving estranged wife

The 911 call seemed frantic: George Zimmerman's sobbing estranged wife said he was threatening her and her father with a gun and she feared for her life. Please come.<p>Hours later Monday, after police converged on the home in an Orlando suburb and after speaking to her attorney, she changed her …

Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / Overholser

Owning a house nearby the seashore can be a wonderful experience. Hearing the sea’s whisperings, capturing thousands of unique sunsets and waking up …

Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People's Data, But That's Way More Than You Think

Yahoo just released its first transparency report, and despite what the company wants you to believe, the U.S. government is looking at a lot of people's data.<p>In the report released Friday, Yahoo says that the U.S. government requested "less than one-hundredth of one percent of Yahoo users …

Perfectly Timed Photography

This post is a collection of the most awesome & perfectly timed photography. To show that sometimes you don't need to be the best photographer and …

How Toxic Are You?

With the current GMO outcry, it is important that we ensure that what we are eating is nutritious and not the opposite. Nurtima is a kitchen scale …

The adventure playground of the Azores

The remote Portuguese archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves – with jewel-coloured lakes to kayak, misty laurel forests to hike and sparkling lava tubes to explore.<p>Asking someone to find the Azores on a map would probably have drawn a blank look a decade ago when the remote …

Decluttering The Desk

Bring order to chaos, now doesn’t that sound so familiar! Raise your hands if you belong to the clutter club, the one that crams everything in a …

FH-01X Jet by Thiago Mazzini

<b>FH-01X Jet</b> is a design study of creating beautiful and sexy jet fighter that mixes human-alien forms and technologies. It’s a compact concept of a …

Fujitsu's FingerLink Interaction System Makes Dumb Paper Smart

I've simplistically assumed we would advance from "dumb" paper with things printed on it to some smarter variant, where every sheet of paper is an …

City Halls

Hillside Luxury: Head Road 1816 by SAOTA

This four-bedroom residence is located in the Fresnaye section of Cape Town, South Africa and was designed by the incomparable SAOTA (Stefan Antoni …

Indoor-Outdoor Paradise: South American Forest Retreat

The magnificent Fresno House in Carilo, Argentina is a sunny modern retreat for its owners, a place between the forest and the ocean in which to let …

Cantilevered Vacation Home Takes in the Forest and Sea

Rising above the grassy landscape, this vacation home in the seaside Argentina town of Cariló features a rooftop swimming pool and expansive views of …

How An Unlikely Drug Helps Some Children Consumed By Fear

As far back as he can remember, George McCann lived in fear. When he was asleep he would have horrific nightmares filled with violent images. When he was awake, he often felt threatened by people, including members of his own family. And when he felt threatened, he would become aggressive, even …