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    The human brain is composed of around 88 billion neurons, with each neuron connecting to about 10,000 other neurons. Consciousness, as psychologist Axel Cleeremans puts it, is one of the most significant problems of the 21st century. “It really remains a mystery how the biological activity of the brain produces minds,” explains Cleermans.

    In episode three of The Most Unknown, dark matter physicist Davide D’Angelo travels to Belgium to explore unusual consciousness experiments at Axel Cleeremans’s lab. In the lab, researchers use thought-controlled robotic limbs—similar to the prosthetic limbs used by amputees—as a window into answering the enduring, perhaps unanswerable human question: What is Consciousness?

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    Motherboard travels the world from Italy to Puerto Rico with nine leading scientists researching the biggest questions puzzling science.
    • Extreme Life on Earth Will Help the Search for Aliens - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 6 days ago
      • 92,191 views
      For astrobiologist Luke McKay, the question of whether life exists on other planets begins at the microbial communities thriving in America’s hot springs. It’s at hostile environments like these wh...
    • What is Consciousness? Decoding the Mind With Robotic Limbs - Duration: 9 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 69,339 views
      The human brain is composed of around 88 billion neurons, with each neuron connecting to about 10,000 other neurons. Consciousness, as psychologist Axel Cleeremans puts it, is one of the most signi...
    • The New Hunt for Dark Matter - Duration: 8 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 306,137 views
      In the over two-decades-long search for dark matter, scientists so far have come up short. In recent years though, construction of new experiments and upgrades to already existing detectors are giv...
    • The Microbiologist Unearthing Clues to the Origin of Life - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 188,383 views
      In episode one of The Most Unknown, microbiologist Jennifer Macalady, along with a team of divers, spelunk through Italy’s water-rich Frasassi Caves to search for mysterious microbes that could hol...
    • The Most Unknown (Feature Film Official Trailer) - Duration: 117 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 50,819 views
      Watch the full-length, feature film available now on Netflix! Nine episodes with exclusive bonus material are releasing on Motherboard YouTube starting this Thursday, August 23.

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      • 1 hour ago
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      Astrophysicist Rachel Smith is an observer of forming stars. From 20,000 light years away, Smith trawls the frontiers of our galaxy searching through the chemistry of where in the universe Earth-li...
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    Motherboard shadows the people responsible for repairing and maintaining some of the most specialized, and sometimes outdated, machinery in the world.
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    • Looking Into the Center of the Galaxy - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 hour ago
      • 1,820 views
      Astrophysicist Rachel Smith is an observer of forming stars. From 20,000 light years away, Smith trawls the frontiers of our galaxy searching through the chemistry of where in the universe Earth-li...
    • Extreme Life on Earth Will Help the Search for Aliens - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 6 days ago
      • 92,191 views
      For astrobiologist Luke McKay, the question of whether life exists on other planets begins at the microbial communities thriving in America’s hot springs. It’s at hostile environments like these wh...
    • What is Consciousness? Decoding the Mind With Robotic Limbs - Duration: 9 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 69,339 views
      The human brain is composed of around 88 billion neurons, with each neuron connecting to about 10,000 other neurons. Consciousness, as psychologist Axel Cleeremans puts it, is one of the most signi...
    • The New Hunt for Dark Matter - Duration: 8 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 306,137 views
      In the over two-decades-long search for dark matter, scientists so far have come up short. In recent years though, construction of new experiments and upgrades to already existing detectors are giv...
    • What Does a Nuclear Bomb Explosion Feel Like? - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 365,075 views
      The existential threat of nuclear war is no longer a Cold War memory. With nine countries armed with around 15,000 atomic bombs up to 53 times stronger than those dropped in the Second World War, t...
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    • The Microbiologist Unearthing Clues to the Origin of Life - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 188,383 views
      In episode one of The Most Unknown, microbiologist Jennifer Macalady, along with a team of divers, spelunk through Italy’s water-rich Frasassi Caves to search for mysterious microbes that could hol...
    • The Most Unknown (Feature Film Official Trailer) - Duration: 117 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 50,819 views
      Watch the full-length, feature film available now on Netflix! Nine episodes with exclusive bonus material are releasing on Motherboard YouTube starting this Thursday, August 23.

      Subscribe now so y...
    • This Pyro Makes the Strongest DIY Lasers In the World Out of Old Tech - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 593,753 views
      From a storage unit in rural Illinois, YouTuber Styropyro builds high-powered laser experiments in a makeshift lab for his nearly half a million subscribers. A chemist by training, Drake Anthony st...
    • The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 2,788,058 views
      Rich is a car enthusiast whose passion is to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life, and then share his repair adventures on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds.

      When he found out that Tesla w...
    • The Bowling Mechanic Keeping America’s Favorite Pastime Alive - Duration: 7 minutes, 8 seconds.

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      • 38,919 views
      From birthday parties to televised professional leagues, bowling is the number one participatory sport in America.

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    • Surveillance and the City: Know When You're Being Watched - Duration: 3 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 87,496 views
      Ingrid Burrington, author of "Networks of New York," explains how big cities like New York are constantly under surveillance.

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    • The Hunt For The Devil Worm (360°) - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 45,137 views
      A mile under the Earth’s crust, inside the gold mines of South Africa, lie the deepest living animals on the planet: nematodes—or “Devil Worms”—the tiniest multicellular worms on Earth. Explore the...
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