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Mystery of the Mind

In the past fifty years scientists have begun to discover how the human brain functions. In this book Wilder Penfield, whose work has been at the …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Singularity

Could artificial intelligence kill us off?

Are you conscious? Of course you are. You're awake, you're sentient, you might even be upright. You're not comatose or dead, and it's reasonable to …

Einstein vs Bergson, science vs philosophy and the meaning of time

<i>When Henri met Albert the stars didn’t quite align; nor did their clocks. Jimena Canales, historian of science, tells Joe Gelonesi about her</i> …

Physics

Scientists discover theory-defying black hole 12 billion times the size of the Sun

“Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory”<p>Researchers from Peking University and the University of Arizona discovered what is being called a "monster black hole," which is powering the brightest quasar yet found. Results of …

Black Holes

Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction

Visionaries throughout history reported that intrusive ideas helped them create and caused them anguish. Here’s why<p>The obsessive thoughts of OCD are different to those that tend to dominate other types of mental anguish. Recurring and distressing thoughts are not always an obsession – at least not …

Cognition
Great Depression

These Before-And-After Shots Show How Quickly The Planet Is Changing

Glaciers shrinking. Seas disappearing. Cities sprawling. NASA combs through its satellite images to give us a stark reality check about how humans are utterly transforming our landscapes.<p>A little over a century after early explorers took the first photographs of Muir Glacier in Alaska, the same …

Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, and cosmology

Renowned English cosmologist Stephen Hawking has made his name through his work in theoretical physics as a bestselling author. His life – his …

Physics

Not Your Typical Artist

The ad in Craigslist read, "Not Your Typical Attendant Position." I was trying to be clever, to stand out from the other ads that read "Wanted -- Personal Care Attendant."<p>The attendant was for my daughter, Ariela. "I'm an active 23-year-old woman looking for a fun-loving, bright, energetic and …

The Arts

How to Get Interesting Foregrounds for Your Landscape Shots

There is an old convention among landscape photographers that getting an interesting foreground is a very desirable element in a lot of landscape …

Landscape Photography

Is All the Universe From Nothing?

In March, a team of researchers based in Antarctica announced they’d detected gravitational waves, faint echoes from the first moments of the Big …

Lizzie Siddal: Victorian model's tragic story on stage

<b>In 1849, Lizzie Siddal was plucked from obscurity to pose for some of the best-known painters of the Victorian art world. Now her tragic life story is being brought to the stage for the first time.</b><p>Elizabeth Siddal has been described by one biographer as a "Pre-Raphaelite supermodel".<p>The most …

Artists

A guide to buying the best digital camera for Street Photography

<i>Update</i><p><i>After quite a few suggestions from you, the StreetHunters.net Readers, this post has been updated. We have re-written the previous DOF</i> …

NASA unveils a gorgeous new gallery of celestial images

To get you sufficiently pumped for the new <i>Cosmos</i> re-make, NASA has put together a stunning set of 43 cosmic images that are guaranteed to instill a …

Astronomy

What is Newton's second law of motion?

It explains force, whichever way it is happening<p>Isaac Newton's laws of motion were first set down in his <i>Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis</i> in 1687. The first law states that an object will stay at rest or move with a constant velocity, unless it is acted upon by an external force. The …

Clean Up Space Junk or Risk Real-Life 'Gravity' Disaster, Lawmakers Say

While the plot of the hit Hollywood film "Gravity" is fictional, the United States must bolster efforts to address the alarming amount of space junk …

Quaoar: Planetoid Beyond Pluto

Quaoar is a planetoid that lies beyond Pluto's orbit in the solar system. Its discovery in 2002, as well as subsequent discoveries of other small …

New 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Trailer Shows All-Out War

The film is the sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" which starred James Franco.<p>While Franco will appear via flashback video in this film, Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty") will star along with Keri Russell ("The Americans") continuing the story of Caesar, the ape from …

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