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Consciousness: How we’re solving a mystery bigger than our minds

TWENTY years ago this week, two young men sat in a smoky bar in Bremen, northern Germany. Neuroscientist Christof Koch and philosopher David Chalmers …

Consciousness

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

Reverse engineering consciousness: Is the brain a quantum computer?

The human brain is often described as a powerful computer, a metaphor that leads many experts to fear AI could one day become sentient. But what if developers seeking to create machines that think are barking up the wrong tree?<p>Our minds, according to some, are actually <i>quantum</i> computers. And, if …

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What if Consciousness is Not What Drives the Human Mind?

Researchers provide new insight into human consciousness, reporting we don't consciously choose our feelings or thoughts; we simply become aware of …

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

Physicists Propose a Mirror Universe Where Time Moves in the Opposite Direction

Imagine waking up after death and living out your old age, until you grew young enough to have a career, and hoped someday to go to college. This is …

Scientists Uncover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

How Western civilisation could collapse

Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern …

Is consciousness just an illusion?

<b>The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny "robots" - our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special?</b><p>In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess …

Moving Toward Understanding Consciousness

If you stop and think about it, the idea that you could understand a complex system by detailed description of one its parts is crazy on the face of it.<p>You are unlikely to get too much insight into the principles organizing flocking behavior in birds by confining your attention to what is going on …

A theory that challenges Newton’s and Einstein’s gravity and nixes dark matter passed its first test

Margot Brouwer of Leiden University is brave—and you need to be, if you’re challenging Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton in one fell swoop.<p>Brouwer and her colleagues believe that the laws of gravity, as determined by Newton and further expanded by Einstein’s theory of relativity, are not quite …

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How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science

Researchers have been studying the art of persuasion for years. Here's what they've found.<p>The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. …

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This is the best way to motivate your kids to achieve success according to a behavioral economist

Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and author of "Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations." He discusses how focusing on the process instead of the outcome helps lead to success.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

What Is Consciousness? Physicists Look for Answers

Renowned physicist Edward Witten recently suggested that consciousness might forever remain a mystery. But his words haven't discouraged other …

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New Theory of Gravity Does Away With Need for Dark Matter

<i>Erik Verlinde explains his new view of gravity</i><p>Let’s be honest. Dark matter’s a pain in the butt. Astronomers have gone to great lengths to explain …

Harvard Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Physical Source of Consciousness

Is this where awareness lives?<p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite …

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A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold the key to quantum gravity

It's pretty easy to remember: ER=EPR.<p>You might suspect that to make this equation work, P must be equal to 1. But the symbols in this equation stand not for numbers, but for names. E, you probably guessed, stands for Einstein.<p>R and P are initials — for collaborators on two of Einstein's most …

Scientists possibly find "revolutionary" fifth force of nature

Physicists appear to be on the verge of a tremendous discovery. While examining an anomaly reported by a 2015 study on dark matter, a research team …

Physics

Your Thoughts Can Change Your Reality – Says Scientist - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

What if someone told you your own thoughts possess the immense power to change your reality?<p>Is it really possible to alter the present and the future …

Why Time Seems To Go By More Quickly As We Get Older

When we were children, the summer holidays seemed to last forever, and the wait between Christmases felt like an eternity. So why is that when we get …

These 5 Crazy Thought Experiments Show How Einstein Formed His Revolutionary Hypotheses

They're not easy.<p>Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing …

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If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger

We can't see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they're made of, and where does everything inside go once a black hole dies?<p>Physicists can't even agree on whether black holes are massive, three-dimensional behemoths, or just two-dimensional …

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When did Isaac Newton finally fail?

It took hundreds of years for Einstein to dethrone him, and even then, he was off by less than 1% of a spectacular prediction.<p><i>“To explain all nature</i> …

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

SJagiello/Shutterstock.com<p>Physics can be pretty intense at times, but one of the most straightforward aspects is that everything in the Universe is …

Where's the Edge of the Universe?

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i> <i>and the chief scientist at</i> <i>COSI Science Center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of the podcasts</i> <i>Ask a</i> …