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The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

The Early Three Kingdoms Period

The Early Three Kingdoms Period in ancient China, from 184 CE to 190 CE for the purposes of this article, was one of the most turbulent in China’s …

Ancient History

1660: The year that changed everything

In terms of sheer impact on the ordinary people of England, Charles II's restoration in 1660 is eclipsed only by the events of 1066, writes Ian …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

How To Know When Your Relationship Is Over

Marriage experts say there are eight tell-tale signs.<p>Who you choose to spend your life with is an incredibly important decision ― and sometimes, you realize the person you thought was “the one” isn’t the right choice anymore.<p>But that doesn’t stop people from staying put in dead-end relationships, …

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals His Top 10 Favorite Metal Albums

Topping his list was <b>AC/DC</b>'s 1979 masterpiece <i>Highway To Hell</i>, saying, "I love Brian Johnson but to me my good friend, the late Bon Scott, was the best …

Bring Out the Sound of Each Chord in Your Solos

234<p>SHARES<p>Many of my students are interested in learning how to play over changes in the way that jazz musicians do. On that note, here's a lesson on …

Three Finger Exercises Every Guitarist Should Know

2.7K<p>SHARES<p>Darrell Braun, one of our favorite-ish YouTube bloggers, usually compares different makes and models of guitars in his videos. Once in a …

Constructing Solo Phrases in the Style of Jimi Hendrix

1K<p>SHARES<p>All things that are truly great only become greater with the passing of time, an attribute that can certainly be applied to the incredible …

Watch This Guitarist Simulate Seven Effects Without Using a Pedal

1.7K<p>SHARES<p>Recently, TC Electronic had Danish guitarist Uffe Steen stop by its headquarters.<p>While Steen was there, he filmed a remarkable demo video, …

There's a new religion centered around artificial intelligence and it sounds terrifying

There's a new church for tech-minded folks, and it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel.<p>"Way of the Future" (or WOTF, as they …

Enuma Elish: The Oldest Written Creation Myth

Cultures around the world and throughout the history of humankind have sought to explain how the world began and how their people came to be. The …

Ancient History

Video Lesson: Sharpen Your Rhythms With These Displacement Exercises

Bill EvansNovember 14, 2017<p><b>From the January 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM LEVY</b><p>When it comes to playing rhythm guitar, it’s easy to fall …

Video Lesson: How to Play the Blues Like Booker White

Bill EvansJune 15, 2017<p><b>From the August 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PETE MADSEN</b><p>Known professionally as “Bukka” White, Booker T. Washington …

Guitar

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …

Dark Matter

It's almost impossible to understand how unfathomably massive our universe truly is

by Aeon November 6, 2017 Sci-Fi Visions 11057<p>Michael Strauss<p>As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest …

Universe

The Unsettling Sound Of Tritones, The Devil's Interval

Everyone knows the sounds of Halloween: creaky floorboards, howling winds, the amplified sound of a beating heart. But back in the day, the devil was said to exist in a particular musical tone. For centuries, it was called the devil's interval — or, in Latin, <i>diabolus in musica</i>. In music theory, …

West Side Story

When will London Grammar fulfil their potential? – Brixton Academy, review

If the xx's métier is supposedly music to have sex to, then fellow minimalists London Grammar's crepuscular soundscapes, which mix melancholic vocals with glacial atmospherics, are there to help you nod off afterwards. As a formula, it's proved undeniably popular: their superb 2013 debut record, If …

Gods, Goddesses and Buddhist Tantra

An Overview of Deities in Buddhist Tantra<p>Great misunderstanding surrounds the many deities of Buddhist tantra. On the surface, the veneration of …

Spirituality

How to Play Jimi Hendrix-Style Rhythm Guitar

849<p>SHARES<p>Jimi Hendrix was nothing less than a complete guitarist. He was a brilliant and seemingly effortless performer, improviser, songwriter and …

Early Judaism

During the period of early Judaism (6th century BCE - 70 CE), Judean religion began to develop ideas which diverged significantly from …

Video Lesson: How to Use the Whole-tone Scale

Bill EvansOctober 18, 2017<p><b>From the December 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY RON JACKSON</b><p>One of the most interesting scales to play on guitar is the …

The great Viking terror: how Norse warriors conquered the Anglo-Saxons

Until AD 865, Viking raiders' modus operandi in the British Isles was simple – they came, they saw, they plundered, and then they sped away back over …

Everything you need to know about the latest "physics-breaking" EM drive research

An Overlooked Theory<p>Much has been said about the EM Drive, a propulsion system that doesn’t use propellant (very simply put), and recently …

Physics

Physicists may finally understand the spatial dimensions in our universe

Back to the Beginning<p>An international team of scientists has come up with a new explanation for why space occupies three dimensions. The theory …

Physics

Your Bones Live On Without You

The human skeleton inspires wonder and terror because it lasts much longer than its owner. An Object Lesson.<p>A skeleton is a human being in its most naked form. A life stripped down to its essence. As the foundation of our bodies—indeed, of our very being—skeletons provoke equal measures of …

From sweets to furniture: The secrets of selling online

<b>What are the best ways to sell online? And how do you make sure you have a website that really works? Part one in our eight-part series exploring all things e-commerce.</b><p>Lavinia Davolio makes luxury handmade sweets inspired by her Italian heritage. She says her business received a boost when she …

Why Is Space 3D? Physicists Might Finally Have a Plausible Explanation

But it's weird and knotty.<p>You might never have wondered why the Universe has just three spatial dimensions, but it is a question that has long vexed …

A New History of the First Peoples in the Americas

The miracle of modern genetics has revolutionized the story anthropologists tell about how humans spread out across the Earth.<p>Europeans arriving in the New World met people all the way from the frozen north to the frozen south. All had rich and mature cultures and established languages. The …

Tom Waits: his 25 best songs