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Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

The Stoics thought of anger as temporary madness — and knew how to curb it

But, mostly, anger arises for trivial reasons. That's why the American Psychological Association has a section of its website devoted to anger management.<p>Interestingly, it reads very much like one of the oldest treatises on the subject, On Anger, written by the Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus …

Anger Management

Mystery Of The Buried Ferrari Dino Solved

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Cars<br>• Ferrari<br>• Films<p>The story of the buried Dino Ferrari is fascinating, and until 2012 it was incomplete. That is until …

Super-dark short film was shot entirely in 'Grand Theft Auto V' and is way too real

I'm all for criticizing our world view and cultural trends in 2017, but this guy takes it way too far.<p>If this short film by Matt MacDonald starts off …

Grand Theft Auto

Helikopter und Shutter-Speed in Sync - Engadget Deutschland

Wir denken nicht immer dran, aber die Geschwindigkeit eines Blendenverschlusses hat Auswirkungen auf das Bild. Selten aber sind sie so massiv, wie bei diesem Video eines Helikopters, bei dem die Rotorblätter und die Blende in genau dem gleichen Tempo laufen. Sehr eigenwilliger Effekt, der den …

Each Bugatti Chiron goes through incredibly intense testing before it can be delivered

The first three were just shipped to customers<p>Video: Bugatti<p>After months of assembling and testing inside Bugatti’s Atelier in Molsheim, France, the first production Bugatti Chiron super sports cars are on their way to three owners in Europe and the Middle East, the company announced this week.<p>I …

Sports Cars

How The Best Racing Cheat Of All Time Worked

I can’t think of a sport where rules are molested with as much glee and abandon as they are in motorsports. That’s part of what makes racing so …

Cannondale Headquarters Tour, Part 2 – Wild prototypes & team bikes!

When we visited Cannondale’s HQ just before CX Nats, we took a lot of photos of bikes. Prototypes, concepts, team bikes and one-off race rigs. Being …

World’s first rideable hoverbike looks cool as hell but will probably kill you

Or at least amputate your legs<p>Hoversurf, a Russian company that builds drones, posted a video last week showing off its latest prototype: the Scorpion-3, a single-seat, electric-powered hoverbike that looks cool as hell but probably won’t be ready for the X Games anytime soon.<p>The manufacturers say …

Drones

These Are the Rarest, Raddest Cars in Porsche's Private Collection

Porsche gives us a sneak-peak into its factory collection to check out some of its most famous limited-production cars.<p>Over the years Porsche has built a multitude of awesome limited production cars. Whether they were for racing homologation or customer demand, these cars are among the most sought …

Le Mans

This Audi R8 Onboard Shows How Insane Bathurst Is

Australia’s Mount Panorama Circuit is one of the greatest tracks in the world. Watch this howling Audi R8 LMS take it on and you’ll understand …

Audi R8

This Custom 918 Spyder Is Possibly the Most Badass Porsche Ever Made

If you ever thought practical dirt road driving and looking cool were mutually incompatible, then you’ve obviously never seen this badass, off-road …

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

Hydrogen

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A practical guide for learning meditation through the art of gaming

Gaming and meditation have more in common than you think. These seemingly unrelated pursuits both offer important self-development lessons that use similar parts of our brains to mold us into better humans.<p>Both also suffer from public perception problems: Gaming is often seen as a potentially …

Meditation

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Conan O'Brien deems Final Fantasy XV 'epic waste of time'

Have you been waiting 10 years to play Square Enix's new epic? If so, maybe don't watch the latest edition of Clueless Gamer.<p>What happens when the very American Conan O'Brien plays the very Japanese Final Fantasy XV? Confusion, mainly.<p>The talk show host was joined by Elijah Wood for the latest …

Final Fantasy XV

Flashback: How 'Metal Gear Solid 2' Foretold Our Post-Truth Future

An unexpected (and controversial) change of hero and AI allies showed up for this 2001 sequel to the PlayStation classic<p>It was one heck of a bait and …

Watch These Guys Jump-Start a Car Using Two AK-47s Instead of Cables

Now that's ingenuity.<p>In most places in the world, it's easier to find a jumper cable than it is to find two AK-47s. Apparently, that's not the case wherever this video was taken.<p>The video, apparently taken somewhere in the Middle East, shows what appears to be members of the local military or …

Handy

Your bike's secret to staying upright is actually a mystery

Everyone knows how a bike stays upright — the gyroscopic forces induced by the spinning wheels, and the “castor effect” created by trail. Or do they? …

Indoor Cycling

Does Quantum Entanglement Mean the Universe Exists in Infinite States?

The behavior of atomic particles has us questioning the very nature of reality.<p>Does the universe exist as a concrete structure if there is no one to observe it? Or, is the cosmos a fluid, infinite amount of possible realities until the moment it is measured? This is one of the subjects of a series …

Physicists Are Close to Producing Metallic Hydrogen, And It Could Change Everything

Hydrogen’s Mega-Evolution<p>The simplest and most common element, first in the periodic table, shouldn’t be difficult to crack, right? “What could be …

Chemistry

Peek Inside a Running Motorcycle with This Transparent Engine Cover

This mechanic created a custom engine cover that allows you to see what happens inside.<p>Internal combustion engines are pretty cool. But, unfortunately, you can't easily see all the neat things happening because, well, that stuff takes place internally.<p>To get around that problem, these guys came up …

A Nashville Cryptography Expert Has Been Trying To Crack This CIA Riddle For 16 Years

Nashville software developer Elonka Dunin spent the better part of two decades trying to unravel a mystery on the grounds of CIA headquarters in …

TC’s Top 5 Remixes

In July TC set a bold new precedent in recorded music history… He gave away all the parts to his second album Unleash The Wolves.<p>The move was as …

Native Americans Acknowledged 5 Genders before European Colonization

It wasn’t until Europeans took over North America that natives adopted the ideas of gender roles. For Native Americans, there was no set of rules …

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Consciousness