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An Argument Against Every General Theory of Consciousness

As a philosophical expert on theories of consciousness, I try to keep abreast of the most promising recent theories. I also sometimes receive …

Consciousness

4 Huge Career Mistakes I Made That You Can Avoid

Treating people equally is unfair.<p><i>What were the top mistakes you made early on in your career? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by John L. Miller, Interviewed candidates for Microsoft,</b> …

Emerging Technology

7 Things Your Feet Reveal About Your Health, According To Eastern Medicine

When trying to determine the status of their health, most people don't turn to their feet for indication. However, in some types of medicine, they …

Wellness

This 6-Step Routine Will Get Your Glutes in Shape | Runner's World

1 V-Lift<p>Matt Rainey<p>Lie facedown on a stability ball. Position your pelvis in the middle of the ball, hands resting lightly on floor, legs straight, feet shoulder-width apart, legs in a “V” position. Keeping your back flat, squeeze your glutes to lift legs as high as you can. Lower and …

Workouts

Quantum effects observed in photosynthesis

Molecules that are involved in photosynthesis exhibit the same quantum effects as non-living matter, concludes an international team of scientists …

Quantum Physics

Mysterious 'Planet Nine' gets more evidence from weird space rock

The solar system just got a bit stranger. As astronomers continue their ongoing quest to find the elusive Planet Nine, a team found a space rock that lends credence to the idea that a huge super-Earth planet really exists in the outer reaches of our solar system.<p>The newfound asteroid, called 2015 …

Universe

A rare and deadly virus spread by fruit bats has been detected in south India

At least five people have died over the past two weeks in the southern Indian state of Kerala after contracting the rare Nipah virus. The condition of nine others is said to be critical.<p>Three members of a family in Kozhikode district reportedly died due to virus encephalitis (brain inflammation …

Disease

Understanding Autoimmune Disease + EXACTLY What To Do After A Diagnosis

Despite what conventional medicine may tell you, autoimmunity is not a black-and-white issue. Instead, there’s what I call "the autoimmune spectrum," …

Wellness

Entangled atoms shine in unison

A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms …

Quantum Physics

This Study Reveals Why Leaders Derail

There’s nothing worse than having the right person in the wrong role. I saw this problem often in the military: operators who were promoted to the next level only to become slugs on a wheel. They were great individual contributors, but not so great team leaders.<p>I see the same phenomena occur in …

Leadership

The Simulation Hypothesis — Why Quantum Physics, AI, and Eastern Mystics Agree We Are In A Video Game

An MIT trained computer scientist and Silicon Valley video game designer gives 10 reasons for the “Simulation Hypothesis”: that our reality is a …

Quantum Physics

You might be able to meditate your way to a sharper mind, science says

The wide-ranging restorative powers of meditation give proof to the power of your mind—and the direct link between the mind and body. The ancient …

Meditation

People Just Discovered This Unique Animal Who Only Lives On A 'Sky Island'

“There could be many new species on these high mountainous regions ... but because they are so high, and hard to get to, knowledge of their existence …

Zoology

10 Things You Don't Know about Yourself

You probably do not understand yourself as well as you think you do

Psychology

Yanny or Laurel? Why people are hearing different names when they listen to the same viral audio clip

The question is seemingly a straightforward one: Do you hear Yanny or Laurel?<p>Yet the answer for the millions of people who have listened to the short audio clip since it appeared on Twitter yesterday is proving as divisive as the infamous gold and white dress debate of 2015.<p>The seconds-long …

Social Media

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

Microbiology

Vagus nerve stimulation

Overview<p>Vagus nerve stimulation is a procedure that involves implantation of a device that stimulates the vagus nerve with electrical …

Neurology

Yanny or Laurel solved: Check out these waveforms

By now you’ve probably heard about the audio version of the Great Dress Debacle that’s turning citizens of the internet against each other in a battle of perception. If you haven’t, here’s the tl;dr: There’s an audio clip of a male computer-generated voice saying a word. To some people, the word …

Music Production

Mind-Altering Quantum Experiment Shows Time Has Never Existed

In 2012 US National Medal of Science award winner Yakir Aharonov, who is regarded as one of the world’s leading quantum theorists published a paper …

Quantum Physics

20 Health Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Before You Turn 40

<i>This content originally appeared on Health.</i><p>Turn your health around<p>Want look and feel young into your 40s and beyond? Now's the time to hit the …

Wellness

This husband-and-wife team ran with wolves for years. Here’s what they learned.

For six years in the 1990s, documentary filmmaker Jim Dutcher lived among a pack of wolves in Idaho. His wife, Jamie, joined him in 1993, and together they witnessed acts of wolf devotion, compassion and rivalry. The Dutchers have documented the sights and sounds of their pack mates, producing six …

Wildlife

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

I HIT HIDWAL: How This Crazy Acronym Can Help You Turn Your Life Around

The real enemy of "good" may be "great."<p>5 min read<p>In <i>Good to Great,</i> Jim Collins opened up a whole new paradigm for many people. He showed us that “bad” is not the enemy of “great.” “Good” is the enemy of “great.” Everyone can recognize when something is really horrible. It is, in fact, “good” that …

Entrepreneurship

The universe is out of balance and nobody knows why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It seems like everywhere we look, the universe is balanced. Life and death. Yin and Yang. Jedi knights and Sith lords. But it's not true of the universe as a whole.<p>On the surface, that might not be obvious, but it has been obvious to scientists for nearly a century now. And a recent …

Physics

Can you hear these silent GIFs? You may have a new form of synesthesia.

Scientists are starting to figure out why these GIFs are so damn loud.<p>Can you “hear” visual motion? If so, you’re hardly alone. There’s a huge Reddit community of 114,000-plus people who post and discuss silent videos that have the illusion of making noise.<p>And now a new study in the journal …

The Brain

Monologue: I’m Your Outdoor Dream Girl and Not an Evil Wood Nymph Who Wants to Steal Your Soul

I’m your outdoor dream girl and there’s nothing I love more than being outside, except for maybe stealing the souls of men, but that’s not important …

Environmentally Friendly

Here's How to Lose Arm Fat and Achieve Those Toned Muscles You're After

Let's face it: even if you're a devoted fitness junkie who eats well and is in relatively good shape, chances are you've got that one body part you're constantly looking to perfect. Even the thinnest among us have likely longed for lean, toned arms at one point, and the good news is that even if …

Exercise

These five healthy habits could extend your life by a dozen years or more, study says

You know that getting exercise, eating vegetables and quitting smoking are good for you. A new study shows just how good they are, in terms of the number of years they can add to your life.<p>American women who followed five "healthy lifestyle factors" lived about 14 years longer than women who …

Holistic Medicine

The 50+ Best Beauty Memes We Always Retweet

Working in the digital media space, we come across a ton of both bizarre and hilarious GIFs, Vines, and photos on the daily. (Seriously, check any …

Beauty

Learn the Basic Structures of Brain Anatomy

The human brain is not only one of the most important organs in the human body; it is also the most complex. In the following tour, you will learn …

Neurology