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The ability to control dreams may help us unravel the mystery of consciousness We spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that’s 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the perceptions and emotions we experience in our dreams, we are not conscious in the same way as when we’re awake. This explains why we can’t recognise that we’re in a dream and [...]
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Today I Love This January Thaw Today  love this January thaw. I love that it’s a part of this beautiful, murky grey Saturday morning. I love that it’s heading for plus 5°C or 41°F if you … ...
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