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The Ancient Origins of Consciousness by Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt review – how the brain created experience

What does it mean to say that I am conscious? For sure, consciousness is a protean term, with multiple meanings. Among its features are some or all of the following: trivially, that I am awake and not asleep or “unconscious”; more positively that I am aware of my surroundings, experiencing and …

Consciousness

Galaxy S7 Settings: Let’s Fix this Android flagship smartphone

Now that the Galaxy S7 is out in the wild, it’s time we had a look at the settings and features you’ll want to keep an eye on when you get the …

Xbox One to Windows 10 streaming has a hidden video setting

Redditor OomaThurman recently detailed a hidden "very high" video quality setting tucked within the Xbox One's streaming app. Thurman writes, "Simply edit the userconsoledata in the xbox app folder and change IsInternalPreview to true," though there are actually a couple of additional steps needed …

Windows 10

AI: will the machines ever rise up?

The harried parents in one family in the Channel 4 drama Humans are divided about having a robot called Anita.<p>The father is delighted with the extra help; the mother unnerved and threatened. The teenage daughter, bright and hardworking, gives up at school after wondering why she would spend seven …

Artificial Intelligence

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

Ambassadors from Flatland

It is frequently suggested that UFOs originate in or at least travel through other, higher dimensions. The examples of interdimensional interaction …

Behind the Monster Music: Why Some Tunes Scare Us

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The third generation of the popular personalized magazine app Flipboard has begun unfolding on iOS.<p>Launched in 2010, Flipboard was updated to version …

15 best Android tablet games

Tablets seem almost tailor made to play Android games. Their larger screen sizes allow you to enjoy the graphics more. It also lets developers spread out the controls for an easier, better feel. Android tablets aren’t the most popular devices in the world. Many developers are making games that play …

Google Play

Disney Animated app review: a close look at Big Hero 6

Introduction<p>If you're excited about the latest Disney animated feature that is soon to be released, Big Hero 6, then this app is a must-have. The …

Spider House, BBC Four, review: 'panic-inducing'

This close-up look at spider behaviour was deeply disturbing, says Anna Leszkiewicz<p>BBC Four’s Spider House, which followed Dr Alice Roberts into an artificially constructed home filled with thousands of spiders, may sound intentionally panic-inducing. But it actually promised to cure audiences of …

Insects

Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life

The new enzyme is called a ribozyme because it is made from ribonucleic acid (RNA). Modern DNA-based life forms appear to have evolved from a simpler …

Five steps to colonising Mars

If setting up home on another planet sounds a daunting prospect, then our space correspondent Richard Hollingham is here to help. And in the video above, former astronaut Jeff Hoffman describes his project to bring oxygen to Mars.<p>It seems plenty of people want to abandon the Earth. Interest in …

Habitats

Feast Your Eyes On The Best Microscope Images Of The Year

From cricket tongues to DVD circuitry, an amazing world awaits under the microscope.<p>Every year since 1974, Nikon has herded a gaggle of nerds into a room for an impossible task: Pore over thousands of microscope images and pick the very best ones.<p>I was lucky enough to join the judge’s circle this …

In the ‘Interstellar’ Universe, the Apollo Missions Were a Hoax and 7 More Highlights from TIME

In the 'Interstellar' Universe, the Apollo Missions Were a Hoax and 7 More Highlights from TIME<p>Time senior writer Jeffrey Kluger is no stranger to …

Should I Eat Shrimp?

<i>Welcome to</i> Should I Eat This?<i>—our weekly poll of five experts who answer nutrition questions that gnaw at you.</i><p><b>5/5 experts say yes.</b><p>The lure of …

Lollipop will try to make it easier to control pre-installed bloatware

Several months ago, Strategy Analytics released the results of a study which showed that few, if anyone, use the large amount of bloatware that companies like Samsung include on their handsets. As the study showed, US users spent just six seconds on Samsung bloatware and many times that number was …

DGiT

Facebook data breach may have included private Messenger chats<p>Derrek Leigh20 hours ago<p>The fire just keeps growing.<p>What’s the best smart speaker? …

A piece of Amelia Earhart's plane has been found, researchers claim

The part may be the piece used to repair one of the plane's windows<p>Researchers think they’ve finally found a piece of Amelia Earhart’s lost plane. An aluminum sheet, found in 1991 on Nikumaroro Island, might be the patch that once covered a window on Earhart’s plane, reports <i>Discovery News</i>. The …

Mexico Is Looking For 43 Missing Students. What Has Been Found Is Truly Terrifying

After a student protest in Iguala, Mexico, last month, dozens of young men were seen being hauled off into police vans. Then, they vanished.<p>One month later, 43 students from the Ayotzinapa rural teachers college are still missing and presumed dead. Instead of finding the students, authorities …