Leslie Edwin Davison

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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 …

Consciousness

A 'super telescope' has captured an astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

An astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way has been captured by a super telescope in South Africa.<p>The clearest image yet of the centre of the Milky Way galaxy has been released from South Africa's shiny new radio telescope, MeerKAT.<p>This $330 million (R4.4 billion) …

Number 10 Downing Street is no place for a Brexit betrayer

The UK government and parliament are fast approaching another of those thankfully rare historical episodes that are either nation-affirming or hugely …

What's the Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything?

The Standard Model. What a dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Man who 'vapes' cannabis says his brain tumour has 'almost completely disappeared' thanks to the drug

A man diagnosed with a brain tumour and given just two years to live says his brain tumour has almost completely disappeared after 'vaping …

Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

A real blood-pressure smartwatch is coming from Omron this year

Packing and wearing blood pressure cuffs, if you have hypertension, isn't easy. I measure my high blood pressure, and wish I had a smartwatch to do it. Omron, makers of medical-grade blood pressure monitors, have a fitness watch coming this year, called the HeartGuide. I love the idea of it. I hope …

Woman cured of sciatica within hours of using cannabis oil she bought online

A woman who spent 13 years in crippling pain that reduced her to tears says she has been cured thanks to cannabis oil.<p>Brenda Davidson says she is …

New Photo Shows the Moon May Be Farther Away Than You Think

When it's looming over the horizon, the moon can seem enormous and close. But looks can be deceptive. In a 2011 video posted by Veritasium, an interviewer found that people's guesses were wildly off when they tried to estimate the relative distance of the moon from the Earth.<p>If the Earth were the …

See the 1st Color Photos of Europe Mars Lander's Crash Site

The first color images of a European Mars lander's crash site are revealing new details about the spacecraft's unsuccessful touchdown attempt last …

Mars

We've got new wallpaper and easy-to-print images of spiral galaxy NGC 6503 fo...

Public<p><p>We've got new wallpaper and easy-to-print images of spiral galaxy NGC 6503 for you! This galaxy has found itself in a lonely position, at the …

Bursting at the seams

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the iridescent interior of one of the most active galaxies in our local neighbourhood — NGC 1569, …

Cosmology

supernovae anthology

Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever

The star closest to the sun hosts a planet that may be very much like Earth, a new study reports.<p>Astronomers have discovered a roughly Earth-size …

How to Release Painful Memories & Emotions Stored in Your Body

<b>“The cure for the pain is in the pain.” ~Rumi</b><p>Your body keeps a physical memory of all of your experiences.<p>You have lots of memories stored in your …

Brain Science Suggests This Is the Best Position to Sleep In

Rest easy and give your brain a boost.<p>Sleep is critical for rest and rejuvenation. A human being will actually die of sleep deprivation before starvation--it takes about two weeks to starve, but only 10 days to die if you go without sleep.<p>The CDC has also classified insufficient sleep as a public …

Nobody wants your filthy house, and other tips for selling your home from the 'Property Brothers'

When it comes to getting the best price for your house, there might be no higher-profile experts than Drew and Jonathan Scott, the personable hosts of several HGTV series including the long-running "Property Brothers."<p>The 38-year-old twins started their real-estate ways while still in college, …

Real Estate

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

71 Beatles GIFs For Paul McCartney's 71st Birthday

Hey, Paul McCartney! They say it's your birthday...<p>At 71, Sir Paul is still rocking out harder than musicians half his age. Case in point, he plays for nearly three hours straight on his current tour, Out There.<p>For the young ones who might not know or if you've been living under a rock, Paul …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Rosetta Spacecraft Gets Confused by Rough Comet 'Weather'

As the European Rosetta spacecraft continues to explore Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it gradually gets closer to the sun, it's having to deal …

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

"Known Unknowns" --The Strange Dark Side of the Universe

Although general relativity is now a hundred-year-old theory, it remains a powerful, and controversial, idea in cosmology. It is one of the basic …

Smartly Engineered WaterNest 100 Lets Residents Live as One With Nature

This masterfully designed floating home delightfully resembles a tidy, efficient nest that a water-loving animal would build. The pod-shaped WaterNest 100, produced by EcoFloLife, has been years in the making, and the firm's patient attention to detail is evident in the unit's beautiful aesthetics …

Consciousness

The wearables industry needs to brace itself for the Apple Watch

Since the launch of the iPod, Apple's either dominated or come close to dominating every industry that it has entered. The only market where the company isn't the world number one is in set-top boxes, a field that has always been described as a "hobby." It's not too much of a risk to think that …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Quantum Physics

This Incredible Photo Of A Baby Weasel Riding A Woodpecker Is Straight Out Of A Children's Fantasy Book

Unfortunately, the weasel was attacking the bird. Fortunately, the bird escaped.<p>It's a photo of a weasel trying to kill a woodpecker.<p>Le-May, a hobby photographer, was taking a walk with his wife through the Hornchurch Country Park in East London in the hopes of her seeing a green woodpecker for the …