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Scientists Still Don’t Totally Understand What It Means to Be Conscious

Axel Cleeremans, a psychologist and researcher, has spent the last 30 years trying to figure it out.<p><i>THE MOST UNKNOWN is Motherboard's love letter to the scientific process. For the next nine weeks, we'll be profiling the people trying to answer science's most difficult questions. Our feature-length</i> …

Consciousness

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

Telescope Aimed at Black Hole Gives Taste of Incredible Results to Come

You might remember that about a year ago, astrophysicists <i>turned the whole Earth into a telescope</i> to try and get a picture of a black hole<i>.</i> That image …

Black Holes

If renewable energy can power entire countries, why isn't everyone doing it?

This is not science fiction, this is for real.<p>Mark Diesendorf, associate professor, University of New South Wales

Renewable Energy

Where Is the Center of the Universe?

Looking up at a clear night sky, you see stars in every direction. It almost feels as if you're at the center of the cosmos. But are you? And if not, …

Universe

Can Integrated Information Theory Explain Consciousness?

Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last …

Consciousness

Bye, black holes: white holes are even weirder

If there is a phenomenon out there that is actually more bizarre than black holes, it has to be white holes. Black holes can’t say that they might be …

Black Holes

11 new Gmail features, how they work, and when you'll get them

Google on Wednesday announced a brand new Gmail. Well, not brand new, but the company took the Gmail we all know and (maybe) love, added a ton of new features and overhauled the design.<p>By my count there are 11 new features in Gmail, some of which you can get today. Others you'll have to wait a few …

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Dit koufront in de ruimte wordt beschermd door een onzichtbaar schild

<b>Dit front rolt al 5 miljard jaar vrijwel onaangetast door de ruimte.</b><p>Het koufront bevindt zich in het Perseus-cluster dat duizenden sterrenstelsels …

Scientifically Speaking, You Could Run Through Platform 9 3/4

I’m a muggle, but I can of course see the appeal of attending a school of witchcraft and wizardry like Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts. The wands, the …

How To Choose Your D&D Character Class

Board Games

This Wild Concept Phone's Got All the Sweet Gimmicks the Rest Should Have

I’m not going to lie, despite all the hype about 5G and new phones announced at MWC 2018, it still felt kind of like a down year. LG didn’t have …

Nuclear Weapons

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques

Mastering a skill takes serious time. Here's how to make the most out of the hours you put in towards mastering your craft.<p>10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Groundbreaking new studies suggest the presence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Physics

Anesthetics found to do more than simply induce sleep

Despite the widespread use of anesthetics, we still don't know exactly how they work. The reason we don't fully understand the mechanism behind them …

Panoramic video camera goes for the neck

Interactive 360-degree video is becoming increasingly popular, as are cameras that allow everyday folks to shoot it. Samsung-backed startup Linkflow …

2018: het jaar waarin spectaculaire dingen gaan gebeuren in de ruimte

<b>Hier kijken wij naar uit!</b><p>Afbeelding: winterseitler / Pixabay.<p><b>De Google Lunar X Prize komt ten einde</b><br>De deadline is regelmatig opgeschoven, maar vóór …

The 5 craziest things we learned about the universe in 2017

In the search for answers, the universe usually only gives us more questions.<p>And those questions are becoming as infinite as the cosmos …

ITER nuclear reactor may be the "holy grail" of limitless renewable energy

by Dom Galeon December 30, 2017 Earth & Energy 16630<p>Not Just More Stable<p>Overcoming a series of setbacks, an international project to build what could …

Nuclear Fusion

Watch the Magical New Trailer for Mary and the Witch's Flower

Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.<p>January is usually a dark time for new movies, but …

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along the way.<p>1. Archive vs. …

Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS Robot Is Now a Backflipping Cyborg Supersoldier

10 minutes ago, I was cautiously optimistic that one day we’d live and work side-by-side with robots in perfect harmony. Then Boston Dynamics posted …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Mogelijke oorzaak van dyslexie gevonden

<b>Het zit allemaal in de ogen.</b><p>Dat is kortweg de conclusie die Franse onderzoekers trekken in het blad <i>Proceedings of the Royal Society B</i>. De …

iPhone X vs. Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Size<p>The new iPhone is a fair bit shorter and thinner than both Galaxies, but a little wider.<p>Weight<p>Tipping the scales at 174 g, the iPhone X is a …

Popular Hack Used by Whisky Snobs Actually Works, Says Science

There are plenty of people who enjoy the warm sadness cowboy drink known as whiskey. While some might have a John Wayne instinct to drink it neat, …

Whiskey

The iPhone's Turning 10. What Will It Look Like at 20?

You wake up refreshed. Ever since you got that alarm clock that adapts to your sleep cycle, your calendar, and the traffic report, you practically …

Ask Ethan: Can the Universe ever expand faster than the speed of light?

How the Universe’s expansion rate continues to baffle us.<p><i>“In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance.” -</i>Henry Miller<p>…

Empty Space Isn't Empty, And Quantum Researchers Now Have Direct Evidence

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …