Jane Haggis

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How Do You Know You Exist? A Mind-Bending Animated Homage to Descartes Exploring the Conundrum of Reality

“When you’re awake, you know you’re awake. But when you aren’t, you don’t know you aren’t.”<p><i>“We don’t need to credit an all-seeing God with the creation of life and matter,”</i> wrote Douglas Rushkoff, <i>“to suspect that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”</i> But what …

Philip K. Dick

We Can’t Breathe

‘We live in a post-racial society,’ Obama enthused, referring to his own victory, soon after entering the White House. It sounded hollow at the time, …

The new world capital of tech?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including Google’s drone programme and an inside look at China’s Shenzhen, where much of our electronics are born.<p>Peter Thiel disagrees with you <br>Roger Parloff | Fortune | 4 September 2014<br>Profile of libertarian Christian venture capitalist Peter Thiel, …

Peter Thiel

Resilience: How to train a tougher mind

Can you learn to be mentally tougher? Emma Young investigates the science of mindfulness and other techniques promising to foster resilience in the face of extreme stress.<p>“It was one of those perfect days. I think that’s what everyone remembers. And now whenever the day’s too perfect and the sky’s …

Mindfulness

‘I was blind… now I have bionic eyes’

What is it like to see again after years of blindness? Rose Eveleth asks a woman whose sight was restored with a remarkable new eye implant.<p>Fran Fulton is 66, and she’s been fully blind for about 10 years. A few weeks ago, all that changed.<p>Fulton suffers from retinitis pigmentosa – a degenerative …

Neurophilosophy

How to save your memory

Are there ways to stop yourself losing your memory? The latest brain research suggests there’s hope for the forgetful…<p>Memory loss has to be one of our biggest fears. Names, words, facts and faces – nothing is spared.<p>As the latest video from the Head Squeeze team describes above, mental …

The Brain

Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ

If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym. But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?<p>We tend to assume that brains don’t go with brawn – but that assumption is turning out to be seriously flawed. As the latest video from the Head Squeeze …

Humanity

The truth about driverless vehicles

Is Google’s vision for driverless cars really the future? Plenty of autonomous vehicles are already on the road, says David Robson, but they’re not what you imagine…<p><b>We’ve heard a lot about Google’s cars. What’s the reality?</b> <br>Given the media coverage, it would be easy to assume that Google is the …

Driverless Cars

What will the internet look like in 2040?

In 25 years, will life online be bright or bleak? Chris Baraniuk analyses competing visions for the future of the internet.<p>In March 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a memo that led, eventually, to the web. That was 25 years ago this year. Back in the 1980s, even the simple concept of documents which …

Bruce Schneier

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

Ethical clothing - fashion

Made in Australia<p>Many outworkers are paid below-award wages according to the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) – often about …

Can China's middle class spend the world out of recession?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/987000/987982_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518111230_f5eb100482574e7cf9b671f037fff246<p><b>Meet the Zhangs, one of China's new middle-class families who some economists believe are going to spend their way to a revival of the global …

China

12 ideas to improve development research access and uptake

<b>Ruth King, publisher,</b> <b>BioMed Central</b><b>, London, UK. @tweetruth</b><p><b>Open access can strengthen research quality</b>: OA journals employ different business models …

How much of the world's workforce will come from Africa?

<b>Will 40% of the world's workforce will be based in Africa by about 2050? Fact-checking this claim - made by US Secretary of State John Kerry - reveals a fascinating, shifting future for the world's population.</b><p>"What I see in Africa - what I see around the world - are explosive numbers of young …

Demographics

Join the fight against extreme poverty

<b>Last month you may have caught the release of ONE’s 2013 DATA Report: Financing the Fight for Africa’s Transformation, chock full of data on African</b> …

What is middle class in Ivory Coast?

<b>Both men, who live in the main city of Abidjan, are single with no children, do not own a car, a house or land and were affected by the five-month conflict that followed the disputed 2010 polls.</b><p>Konan Kouassi Vercruysses:<p>I manage a phone box at the market of Cocody in Abidjan.<p>A phone box is where …

Africa

Seeing Africa as Business Partner, Not Charity: Todd Moss and Scott Morris on Obama’s Trip to Africa

President Obama will visit Africa this week for the second time in five years, stopping in Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. Expectations that …

George W. Bush

'Africapitalism' promises new model of African self-empowerment | Afua Hirsch

For investors seeking profits, Africa is impossible to ignore. Sub-Saharan Africa has six of the world's 10 fastest-growing economies over the past …