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Panpsychism is crazy, but it’s also most probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations and experiences; tables and …

Quantum Mechanics

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This | Inc.com

Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. Doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles isn't going to hurt. …

The Brain

OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal?

Physicists have made a new phase of matter called a time crystal—but what does that even mean?<p>Last month, a team of physicists from UC Berkeley said they'd created a blueprint for a new phase of matter called a time crystal. Their paper, in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, turned what was once a pretty far …

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Science Fiction

Life Comes at This Fighting Crab and Octopus Fast

It was the underwater match of the year. A swimmer crab and a red octopus squared off in mortal combat while divers circled round for a first-hand …

‘Look what’s happening in Sweden’: Donald Trump says he was talking about immigration, not terrorism

HELSINKI — President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden’s immigration policies.<p>The president tweeted Monday that: “The FAKE NEWS …

Donald Trump

Why That Maui Wowie Doesn’t Hit You The Same Way Every Time

Humans and chimpanzees are often described as cousins, but that analogy doesn’t quite capture the true distance in the relationship. Cousins, after …

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

Genetics

ICYMI: Microsoft's drone simulator and Dubai's hover taxis

Today on In Case You Missed It: Why get stuck in traffic when you can simply fly over it? At least, that's Dubai's plan. The UAE's largest city announced its intent to unleash swarms of EHang 184 "Personal Flying Vehicles" -- the same ones that wowed crowds at last year's CES show -- to ferry …

Lightyears ahead of his time, buried paper reveals Winston Churchill believed aliens existed

He is acknowledged as Britain’s greatest war-time prime minister, one of the most celebrated orators of the 20th century, and a respected author who …

Winston Churchill

Trump ‘unleashed right-wing hate’: Number of U.S. extremist groups rose for second year, report says

The number of extremist groups active in the United States rose for the second year in a row last year, propelled in part by the mainstreaming of …

Donald Trump

IBM researchers have created an “impossible” molecule that could power quantum computers

Chemists hate being beaten by physicists at their own game. At IBM Research, physicist Leo Gross and his team have done just that.<p>Gross’s team made a triangular molecule that chemists have found impossible to produce by conventional chemistry. To rub it in even more, Gross and his colleagues may go …

Nanotech

The new tool to fight fentanyl: a nasal spray that stops overdoses in their tracks

Police in Surrey, B.C., had the latest tool for combating fentanyl overdoses on their belts for just two days the first time it saved a life.<p>The RCMP …

Western Canada

Busta Rhymes calls out 'President Agent Orange' Donald Trump at the Grammys

Twitter saw the funny side after Busta Ryhmes dubbed Donald Trump 'President Agent Orange' during a politically charged Grammys performance.<p>The rapper was performing on stage with A Tribe Called Quest when he sarcastically criticised Trump’s so-called ‘immigrant ban’.<p>"I just want to thank President …

Donald Trump

New Study: Life On Earth May Not Have Started Here

How did life on Earth begin? Scientists have been arguing over this exact question for years. But a new experiment has, among other things, lent some serious credence to a theory that life on Earth didn’t start on Earth at all.<p>More than a year ago, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute and the …

These Images of Eerie 'Blue Jets' Reveal Just How Creepy Being Alone in Space Is

Ghosts in the void.<p>When thrust into Earth's orbit for an extended stay in space, astronauts don't just experience an array of physical changes - …

17 Free Websites That Will Improve the Quality of Your Life Today

In the past decade, there has been a rise of amazing (and free) websites that can dramatically improve the quality of our lives.Not all of these …

Productivity

Rpt: Trump Border 'Wall' to Cost $21.6B, Take 3.5 Years to Build

President Donald Trump’s “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security internal report seen by Reuters on Thursday.<p>The report’s …

Immigration

Vancouver man missing since 2012 found wandering barefoot 10,000 miles away in the Amazon

A Canadian man who vanished five years ago has been found thousands of miles away in the heart of the Amazon after apparently walking much of the way …

Track Down

4 brain exercises elite athletes use to build mental strength

As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best come-from-behind victories of all time.<p>So what's the secret to Brady's success? Although he undoubtedly puts in countless hours of practice on the field, he also reports doing brain exercises to sharpen his …

9 Telltale Signs You Have Impostor Syndrome | Inc.com

Many high-achievers share a dirty little secret: deep down they feel like complete frauds.<p>They worry that they'll be exposed as untalented fakers and say their accomplishments have been due to luck.<p>This psychological phenomenon, known as Impostor Syndrome, reflects is the core belief that you are …

Self-improvement

Bush DOJ official: Trump's 'executive power run amok'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A conservative former Justice Department official who argued a President's executive authority includes the use of torture during George W. Bush's administration said that he has "grave concerns" about how President Donald Trump is approaching his new job.<p>Trump's uses of …

Donald Trump

The dream of home ownership for all is over. Even the Tories recognise this

This week’s announcement is significant for acknowledging that leaving housing to market forces results in crisis<p>Theresa May may do her best with her practised, joyless impersonation of Margaret Thatcher, but with this week’s housing white paper her government is acknowledging that part of the …

Housing

A neuroscientist explains why working out in the morning is best for your brain

The author of "Healthy brain, Happy Life" and professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, explains the best way to exercise in order to improve brain function.<p><i>Special thanks to Michael Bultman and CrossFit NYC.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Harvard scientists have created the rarest material on earth

Physicists have developed a process to make metallic hydrogen through extreme pressurization. Use of the rare and valuable material could …

‘I want to just pray for Arnold’: Trump mocks Schwarzenegger’s low Apprentice ratings during National Prayer Breakfast

He may now be president of the U.S., but one thing Donald Trump sorely misses is The Celebrity Apprentice, his NBC reality television series, which …

Donald Trump