Ars on your lunch break: The nature of consciousness

Enlarge / Artist’s rendering of man experiencing awe while regarding the nature of consciousness. (credit: Adult Swim) Below, you’ll find the third installment of this week’s After On podcast interview. It’s with University of California, San Francisco neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, about his trailblazing efforts to develop the medical potential (if any!) latent in video games. […]

Jeep Renegade Plug-in Promises to Conquer Nature the Socially Acceptable Way

There’s a raft of changes coming to Jeep’s Renegade for the 2019 model year, but the brand’s run-down of the various alterations for the U.S. market didn’t include the possibility of a gas-electric variant. That’s what’s coming to the model, however, as Fiat Chrysler looks to ditch its overseas diesel powerplants by 2021 and curry favor […]

7 Memory Boosters Straight from Nature That Actually Work

Forgot a name? Misplaced your keys? Taking longer to find the right words? Don’t panic. There’s plenty you can do to improve your memory.You’re probably expecting us to reveal 7 little known and newly discovered herbs from the forests of the Amazon, the peaks of the Himalayas and the Arctic tundra. No such luck.Despite Americans […]

Central bankers grapple with the changing nature of competition

RECENT visitors to Jackson Hole, a resort in the Teton Mountain range in Wyoming, were denied the usual scenic views by a shroud of smoke from recent forest fires. Disappointing, no doubt, for the tourists among them—but oddly fitting for the economic panjandrums attending the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual symposium on August […]

‘The Earth Is A Better Person Than Me’ Explores Self & Sexuality Through Communing With Nature

Visual novel the earth is a better person than me follows Delphine as she flees her life and heads into the forest. There, surrounded by nature, she can speak with several different elements, delving into aspects of her self-worth, sexuality, and most personal thoughts with the sun, trees, and water, growing beyond close with the […]

Nature rocks in Yorkshire: A family holiday discovering survival skills at Thornwick Bay

In glorious sunshine building a bivouac would have been enough of a challenge yet in the adverse climate we managed to create vital cover to escape the deluge. With survival at stake it was now a race against time to purify filthy, brown ditchwater into something safe enough to drink. Thankfully it was left to […]

Rupa Huq writes for BI: ‘This myth about the irreversible nature of Brexit must be confronted’

Parliament Labour’s Rupa Huq says Brexit is not “not carved into concrete, untouchable and unchangeable.” Writing for BI, Huq says Brexit promises have been broken and the public must be given the chance to vote on the final deal. “If the cost of Brexit reaches a point where the British people decide it’s not worth […]

EU’s ‘dictatorial’ nature helps US & UK hold sway in Skripal case – Senator Richard Black to RT

It didn’t take much effort for the US and UK to make the EU fall in line in the Skripal case, Virginia State Senator Richard Black told RT. The bloc is a “soft dictatorship” in which only key players need to be swayed, he said. The White House’s claims that it played a key role […]