The brain connects sensory information from the environment to our subjective experiences, resulting in our perceptions, emotions, and memories. However, our brains need to disconnect — i.e., sleep — from the noisy sensory world that we’re steeped in. Sleep helps us maintain brain health, makes our memories stronger, and aids in problem solving.
Posted: 8/30/2016 10:59:27 PM Reads: 55 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: news.mit.edu Category: Dream Research
Category: Dream Research
Steve Swatton was with his friend”s son, Brad Bugdale, when they came across what they said was a panther. The pair were walking through a field near Plymouth, Devon, were shocked when they realised the “huge black” creature was the the “beast” on Saturday afternoon.
Posted: 8/30/2016 10:56:35 PM Reads: 97 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: reportuk.org Category: Cryptozoology
"I used my kayak and paddled 2 miles to this location, and came across these huge footprints leading up the hill. I couldn't tell where they went once I got over the other side, but you can only get to this location by boat. There are no hiking trails at all to this area. My phone also overheated as usual and the video was cut short, which is a shame because I got several vocals and tree snaps across the water in the forest."
Posted: 8/30/2016 10:52:35 PM Reads: 49 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.youtube.com Category: Cryptozoology
A GIANT triangular UFO that a young family photographed on the Tablelands on the weekend was likely the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit over the Far North. Kyle Mathiot was playing with sparklers with his two young boys at their Herberton home about 7.30pm on Saturday when they claimed they spotted an object with three lights that was about “100 times bigger than a plane” in the distance.
Posted: 8/30/2016 7:35:16 PM Reads: 78 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.cairnspost.com.au Category: UFOs
Sean Hutchinson from the Bate Hall pub says he andhis wife have been plagued by ghosts since moving there two years ago.
Posted: 8/30/2016 7:33:27 PM Reads: 56 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.macclesfield-express.co.uk Category: Ghosts
There are ways you can contribute to large-scale research. It is old news that projects let you share your computers with SETI and protein folding experiments. But that isn’t as satisfying as doing something personally. That’s where Zooniverse comes in. They host a variety of scientific projects that collect lots of data and they need the best computers in the world to crunch the data. In case you haven’t noticed, the best computers in the world are still human brains (at least, for the moment).
Posted: 8/30/2016 7:19:57 PM Reads: 150 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: hackaday.com Category: SETI
"Nobody has been able to explain to me what it is. I've studied hundreds of paranormal sightings and I've never seen something like this. There's no way it's a drone because it's not the right shape and it's not aerodynamic. It looks like a giant trophy or an egg timer."
Posted: 8/30/2016 7:16:50 PM Reads: 89 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.dailystar.co.uk Category: UFOs
Soon, the machines really might be watching your every move -- and, for the first time, independently making sense of what they see.
Posted: 8/30/2016 6:44:22 PM Reads: 43 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.extremetech.com Category: Technology News
Category: Technology News
If this matter does exist, what is it made of? So far, theories have ranged from saying that it is made up of cold, warm or hot matter, with the most widely-accepted theory being the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model. However, a new study produced by a team of European astronomer suggests that the Warm Dark Matter (WDM) model may be able to explain the latest observations made of the early Universe.
Posted: 8/30/2016 6:35:31 PM Reads: 35 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.universetoday.com Category: Science
Here are 10 things about purgatory that may surprise you.
Posted: 8/30/2016 6:28:31 PM Reads: 106 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: epicpew.com Category: Religion
We all know the animal kingdom is a horrible place, filled with brutal murder, aggressive mating practices, debilitating parasites – the list goes on. But it doesn’t stop there.
Posted: 8/30/2016 6:05:36 PM Reads: 75 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.gizmodo.co.uk Category: Science
Priest Juan Angel Lopez has dismissed rumours the weeping effigy in Danli, Honduras could be a fake - but he has been left mystified by what is causing it
Posted: 8/30/2016 3:50:41 PM Reads: 73 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.mirror.co.uk Category: Religion
The weird story of the surgeons who want to do the world's first head transplant. And yes, they have a head
The surgery would require 80 surgeons and cost tens of millions of dollars. One scientist says if the patient dies, the doctors should be prosecuted for murder
Posted: 8/30/2016 3:44:54 PM Reads: 78 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: news.nationalpost.com Category: Strange Health
Category: Strange Health
Phobos just can’t catch a break. Not only is Mars’ lumpy, crusted-over dust bunny of a moon destined to be ripped to pieces in ten million years, it seems the poor thing can’t stop punching itself.
The real risk posed by AI – at least in the near term – is much more insidious. It’s far more likely that robots would inadvertently harm or frustrate humans while carrying out our orders than they would become conscious and rise up against us.
Posted: 8/30/2016 3:23:24 PM Reads: 66 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.theguardian.com Category: Doomsday
Lu Pingyuan is keeping the ghost of the executed Earl of Derby, James Stanley, in his show in a metal canister.
Posted: 8/30/2016 3:15:55 PM Reads: 113 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk Category: Ghosts
New research conducted by a team of astronomers, led by Simone Scaringi of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany, examines peculiar dimming of a newly found young stellar object designated EPIC 204278916. The study tries to explain the nature of these dipping events observed in the object's light curve. The results were published Aug. 25 in a paper available on arXiv.org.
The solar system could be thrown into disaster when the sun dies if the mysterious 'Planet Nine' exists, according to research from the University of Warwick.
Eventually, L’s thoughts were not hers any more. And once again, she was asking “why” – there had to be an explanation for this. Soon enough, it dawned on her that someone must have access to her mind. How else would they gain control of her thoughts?
Posted: 8/30/2016 2:27:56 PM Reads: 66 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: theconversation.com Category: Strange Health
Category: Strange Health
A video showing four mysterious objects hovering over High Wycombe has caused a social media storm.
Posted: 8/30/2016 1:24:46 PM Reads: 68 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.bucksfreepress.co.uk Category: UFOs
The 1900 World’s Fair Produced Dazzling Dynamos, Great Art, and Our Current Conversation About Technology
Debates rage today about the risks and benefits of modern technology. Driverless cars, the use of drones in warfare and commerce, the deployment of robots in place of human soldiers, surgery by robotic rather than human hands. The Internet of Things that puts digital devices in just about everything. Artificial intelligence not only assisting but superseding the human brain. Genetic manipulation of food, organisms, and human parts. Human cloning—even the manufacture of human beings.
Posted: 8/30/2016 1:00:49 PM Reads: 52 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.zocalopublicsquare.org Category: Philosophy and Culture
Category: Philosophy and Culture
Is this star too young or too old? No one actually knows as NASA astronomers are puzzled over age of this age-defying star. Earlier, scientists believed it to be a fully grown and old star but new study suggests that the star is still under making. The star has both the sign of being young and old which is confusing the scientists.
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We still live in the dark ages despite tall claims of digital India and scientific temper which has been proved as villagers of S. Chintaluguda village under Gunupur police limits in Odisha’s Rayagada killed a person by forcing him to consume pesticide as they suspected him of killing people through witchcraft.
Posted: 8/30/2016 12:36:45 PM Reads: 52 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: odishasuntimes.com Category: Witchcraft
No matter how many times you come across the names of these cities, it will surely give you goosebumps. Here, in this article, we are about to share the list of the most haunted towns in the world. These are the towns where there is maximum paranormal activities that are known to have taken place.
Posted: 8/30/2016 12:30:44 PM Reads: 68 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.boldsky.com Category: General
Huge crop circle SWASTIKA appears in a field in Wiltshire (Is it a Nazi symbol or Indian symbol of positivity?)
A huge crop circle in the shape of a swastika has been spotted in the Wiltshire countryside. The symbol, which has been cut into a huge field in Beckhampton, near Avery, Wiltshire, is roughly 150 to 180 ft wide.
Posted: 8/30/2016 12:27:49 PM Reads: 52 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Crop Circles
Category: Crop Circles
Last week, an international team of astronomers announced the discovery of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, our solar system's closest neighbor. Called Proxima b, the planet is 4.2 light years away from Earth—the closest any extrasolar planet is ever likely to be—and lies within the potentially habitable zone of its star, raising the possibility for life.
A journalist from the Italian newspaper La Repubblica says he has solved the mystery of Atlantis, a mythical island described by ancient and Renaissance writers.
Posted: 8/30/2016 11:11:47 AM Reads: 106 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: sputniknews.com Category: Ancient Civilizations
Category: Ancient Civilizations
The US space agency NASA’s Cassini spacecraft that is orbiting Saturn has beamed back another beautiful image revealing bright spot on the B ring. It might seem strange to some, but NASA explained that glowing effect on the ring is due to the “opposition surge” which is making that particular area on the ring glow brightly.
Rather than the result of a fall while she was alive, White says the cracks in Lucy’s bones emerged long after she passed away - something that happens to thousands of bones that get buried and shuffled around in the Earth’s soil for millions of years.
Posted: 8/30/2016 10:30:45 AM Reads: 47 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.sciencealert.com Category: Ancient Mysteries
Category: Ancient Mysteries
The most powerful governments of the world seem to control everything. What we watch, eat, sold, and taught are just a few of the things that the governments and elitists of earth manipulate to work in their advantage...
Posted: 8/30/2016 10:21:51 AM Reads: 108 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.survivaldan101.com Category: Doomsday