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Stephen's Web ~ Has Consciousness Lost Its Mind?

This review of the Science of Consciousness conference, held recently in Tucson, illustrates everything that is wrong with academia. The Chronicle of …

Consciousness

Kymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom

Like with cars, established companies are following in the footsteps of startups<p>One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter. It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company …

Electric Vehicles

This giant tubular glass treehouse is a childhood dream come true

Located in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 65-foot-tall cylindrical house will feature a mature fir tree at its center.<p><i>Aibek Almassov</i><p>A staircase will wind up …

Treehouses

How the Book of Ryan Became My Therapy and Helped Me Understand Fatherhood

When I’m in the studio, I sometimes have these visions of conversations I’d like to have with my father. It leads me to think what it would be like …

Parenting

The Opportunities in Agritourism

Agritourism is a growing industry that benefits both curious visitors and farmers.<p>Many of us have participated in agritourism even if we haven’t …

Farm-to-table

Teaching Children To Ask The Big Questions Without Religion

Emily Freeman, a writer in Montana, grew up unaffiliated to a religion — culturally Jewish on her father's side, a smattering of churchgoing on her mother's. She and her husband Nathan Freeman talked about not identifying as religious — but they didn't really discuss how it would affect their …

Parenting

P.E.I. electric utilities involved in pilot project for heat pumps that store energy

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Three entrepreneurs, including one from P.E.I., think they’ve come up with a home heating innovation that will “stash” energy …

Clean Energy

Everyone wants to go camping these days

<b>But with this explosion in popularity comes a greater responsibility to care for nature.</b><p>My family wants to go camping this weekend, so I spent some …

RVs

Carrots n' beets used to strengthen concrete

It was just back in April that we heard about how scientists had made concrete stronger and more eco-friendly by adding graphene to it. Now, …

Engineering

Futurology: A new study looks at the design of the home in 2050

<b>It seems that sometimes it goes too far, and in other ways doesn't go far enough.</b><p>A new study has been released by the NHBC foundation in the UK, …

Research

An innovative “forever house” renovation features a pocket park for the community

Mention the word ‘renovation’ and thoughts of expansion immediately spring to mind — especially in the expensive suburb Fitzroy of Melbourne. So when …

Design

Nas Unveils New Kanye-Produced Album Nasir: Listen

Tonight, Nas is live streaming the New York City listening party for his new Kanye West-produced album <i>Nasir</i>. He’s debuting the album right now. As soon as <i>Nasir</i> began playing, the Mass Appeal YouTube live stream stopped working. Now, it’s back up again—watch it below.<p>On the first track of <i>Nasir</i>, Nas …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Neuronal activity sheds light on the origin of consciousness

Consciousness is everything people experience — from the taste of chocolate to the pain of a migraine, the disappointment of failing an exam to the …

Neuroscience

Brains Improved by Graphene Are on the Horizon

Researchers gain better understanding of how graphene interacts with brain cells to increase neuron activity Image: SISSAWhile graphene has been …

Nanotech

Solar-powered harvester sucks drinkable water out of thin air

Although there are trillions of liters of water floating around in the air, it's not easily accessible for those who need it. Now engineers at UC …

UC Berkeley

How to Protect Your Kids from Your Money Struggles

If you are living paycheck-to-paycheck, overwhelmed by debt, or are struggling in another way financially, your money issues are affecting your …

Personal Finance

IKEA and Little Sun team up to design sustainable, off-grid tools

Little Sun, a social business from artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen, creates products to put “the power of the sun in the palm of …

Off-grid

Ethec's awkward 2WD electric motorcycle packs a monster 250-mile range

It seems whenever we present an electric motorcycle, somebody pops up in the comments asking "how come there's no electric cruisers?" Well, dear …

Electric Vehicles

Lindsay Shepherd suing Wilfrid Laurier University | The Star

WATERLOO REGION—Wilfrid Laurier graduate student Lindsay Shepherd is suing the university, two professors and an employee of its diversity and equity …

Southwestern Ontario

10 Healthy Foods That Fight Stubborn Belly Fat

That extra weight on your midsection is arguably one of the hardest things to tackle, but if you do the right diet and exercise work, you'll be shocked at the results.<p>The one sneaky thing that might be working against you? Foods that might seem healthy but actually work against your tummy-toning …

Nutrition

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Here’s Why You’ll Want a Living Green Roof on Your Home

A green roof, also known as a grass roof or living roof, is a growing trend. Architects and designers have cleverly figured out how to put down roots …

Green Roofs

Lindsay Shepherd files lawsuit against Wilfrid Laurier University, claiming ‘attacks’ have ‘rendered her unemployable in academia’

Lindsay Shepherd, the teaching assistant who rose to prominence after she was controversially disciplined for showing her class part of a TVOntario …

University of Toronto

These basic survival skills could save your life in the wilderness

<b>No one ever plans on getting lost, which is why it's smart to have some rudimentary knowledge about how to handle such a situation.</b><p>Last summer, while …

Weather

LSD and DMT Caused the Brain to Form New Connections in Flies and Rats

The effects of psychedelic drugs on neurite density is a promising sign that they may be useful in treating depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.<p><i>This story is part of When the Drugs Hit, a Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today's psychedelic</i> …

Consciousness

If You're Trying to Get Rid of Belly Fat, Eat Any of These 14 Delicious Breakfasts

Diet plays a huge role in reducing body fat percentage, and there are certain foods proven to target abdominal fat specifically. Ingredients such as …

Nutrition

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

Motivation

Gastric bypass "surgery in a pill" points to inspired new treatment for diabetes

While gastric-bypass, or bariatric, surgery can be a very successful weight-loss treatment option for those suffering from obesity, it has also been …

Diabetes

The energy-efficient Aspen tiny home is built tough to withstand Canadian winters

Over the years, tiny homes have popped up everywhere from coastal landscapes to lush woodlands. But now, one Canadian-based builder is proving that …

Design