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Scientists Finally Have A Way To Quantify Consciousness, Using Magnets

Locked-in syndrome, where a person with a fully functioning brain is trapped in a completely paralysed body, is one of neurology's most vexing (and …

Ubuntu Edge raises record-breaking $10 million, enters Guinness Book of Almost

$10,311,220. It isn't sufficient to greenlight Canonical's innovative hybrid smartphone, but it <i>is</i> just enough to beat the sum raised by the Pebble smartwatch and thereby steal the crowdfunding record. Well, <i>sort of</i>, at least. It depends on whether the amount pledged is all that matters, regardless …

Snowden not interrogated by Russians: Assange

"My interpretation is that this is a political and diplomatic matter that long ago rose above being just an intelligence matter," he …

Europe's new refugees | Latin America

Filmmaker: Bernhard Kocian<p>When the banking and economic crisis broke around the world in October 2008, few imagined that its recessionary effects would linger for as long as they have. In Europe, and particularly in some eurozone countries, people accustomed to years of relative prosperity have had …

Non-Alcoholic Beer Is "Cool" to Drink Now

In recent years, studies have been released showing the gradual decline of our generation's desire to get wasted. I was under the impression that no matter how gluten-free our lifestyle got and no matter how many e-cigarettes we purchase, that at least...<p><i>Photo by Flickr User a4gpa</i><p>I am an unhealthy …

The Best of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the Clown Prince of Russian Politics

When he ran for prime minister, Zhirinovsky's campaign promises included free vodka for men and better underwear for women. He’s throttled newscasters and state officials, told world leaders to suck Russian dick, and pontificated about enslaving the...<p>Vladimir Zhirinovsky sounds like a serious …

Sympathy for the Beijing Airport Bomber

Years after Dongguan police beat Ji Zhongxing and left him paralyzed, he went to the Beijing Capital International Airport to hand out out leaflets regarding his grievances. When airport security officers approached him and asked him to stop, Ji held...<p>Beijing Capital Interational Airport terminal …

Felicia Day Issues a Geek Call to Arms

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 08.10.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Felicia Day …

Interviewing the Editor of the Middle East's Version of the 'Onion'

The Pan-Arabia Enquirer is a satire website much like the <i>Onion</i>, but based in the Middle East, a region that isn't traditionally known for being very good at laughing at itself. I got in touch with its editor to find out what it's like running a...<p><i>Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mohamed Morsi</i> …

We doodled while Rome burned

We doodled while Rome burned.

Fancy Dining!: A Luxurious 12-Course Meal In A Can

This is 'All In One', an extravagant 12-course meal in a can created by designer Christopher Godfrey to make some sort of statement about …

The Wu-Tang Clan Swarm London

Verena is still across the pond in London. This week, she caught up with the New York rap legends, the Wu-Tang Clan, as they toured around London in a minivan. While hanging with the Wu, she shopped for sneakers with Raekwon, and took photos of the...<p>Hip-hop is having a renaissance right now in the …

Watch: An Amazing Mechanical Computer From 1948

The smaller and more sophisticated computers get, the less your average user is likely to know about what's going on inside them. Today's tablets and …

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Changes His Mind On Medical Marijuana

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he was wrong about medical marijuana and that "we have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that."

Cannabis

California Can't Decide Where To Send Its Youngest Killer

Six months after Joseph Hall, now 13, was convicted of second-degree murder for fatally shooting his neo-Nazi father in 2011, the state weighs where he will spend the next decade: in therapy or in one of the country’s most violent prison systems.<p>In January 2013, when now-13-year-old Joseph Hall was …

Crime

Acer to expand its Android and Chromebook lineup, offer fewer Windows devices

Historically, most of Acer's device lineup has been focused on Windows products -- it's the fourth-largest PC maker, after all -- but a less-than-pleasant second quarter seems to have given the company reason to switch its strategy up a bit. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Acer is looking into …

New Wearable Device Helps Blind Patients See Shapes and Colors

Dean Lloyd started losing his sight in his mid-twenties, while he was studying medicine in the early 1960s. His doctors diagnosed him with a …

How Marvel Unified Its Movie Universe (and Why That Won't Be Easy for DC)

In the midst of the massive geek Mecca that is San Diego Comic-Con, the big Marvel Studios movie panel had all the theater of a presidential campaign …

The Most Bonkers Scientific Theories (Almost) Nobody Believes Anymore | WIRED

Look, I’m not here to tell you what to think. But you need to be grateful for science – all of it. Even the crazy stuff. Even for folks who could …

Cyber Criminals Hate Brian Krebs So Much They Sent Heroin and SWAT Teams to His Home

If you have the right kind of knowledge, enough free time, and a penchant for misanthropy, the internet can provide the means to make someone's life really fucking miserable. A perfect example is last week's case of internet security journalist Brian...<p><i>The heroin delivered to Brian Krebs' home by</i> …

Golden Dawn is a product of Greece's crisis | Greece

Golden Dawn made headlines yet again on July 24, when it organised another food handout outside their Athens headquarters "for Greeks only". However, this was no ordinary event; the date marks the anniversary of the restoration of democracy, back in 1974, after seven years of authoritarian rule …

Fact checker: Can Tony Abbott create two million jobs in a decade?

<b>Supporting evidence</b><br>In fact it's happening right now. Australia has been producing new jobs at the rate of two million workers per decade since …

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier—as I’m sure most …

Happiness

Leap Motion Australian Hands-On: The Force Is Strong With This One

If motion control has a future, Leap Motion will have something to do with it. Our mates a <i>Business Insider Australia</i> had one given to them, and we …

How to Get Some of the Best Moto X Features on Your Android Phone Now

Last week, Motorola announced its new flagship handset, the Moto X, that included some sweet new features. The phone isn't out yet, but you can …

Android Phones

The Best News Reader Application for Android

Android has several great news readers, and while many of them have gone by the wayside now that Google Reader is no more, others have stepped up to …

Apps

Study Of Different Ammo Types Being Shot Underwater

This is a video from RatedRR (more nudity than an R movie, but not a full-blown porno) of a bunch of different ammo types being fired underwater in …

10-Year Old Finds Real Life Mummy In Grandma's Attic

10-year old German boy Alexander Kettler was doing what any kid would, rummaging through his grandparent's attic looking for stashed away nudie …

If it grows in the ground it’s OK (or not OK, or somewhere in between)

If it grows in the ground it’s OK (or not OK, or somewhere in between).<p><b>#4. Natural Drugs Aren’t as Bad for You</b><p>Let’s start with the obvious: A substance being “natural” means precisely squat in terms of its potential risks and benefits. For example, opium, which is squirted straight out of a poppy, is a highly addictive narcotic that can easily kill you dead if you overdo it.