News Desk

Where Witchcraft Meets Plant Medicine
31st October 2020 doubleblindmag.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

How witches from ancient Greece to Gaeilge used plant medicine for sorcery, prophecy, and divine connection.

Archaeologists reveal human resilience in the face of climate change in ancient Turkey
31st October 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Earth, Humans

An examination of two documented periods of climate change in the greater Middle East, between approximately 4,500 and 3,000 years ago, reveals local evidence of resilience and even of a flourishing ancient society despite the changes in climate seen in the larger region.

Coral ‘tower’ taller than the Empire State Building discovered off Australian coast
31st October 2020 | livescience.com | Earth, Humans

An underwater research vessel has stumbled upon a gargantuan coral reef, standing like a monolithic tower off the coast of northern Australia.

DNA tracks mysterious Denisovans to Chinese cave, just before modern humans arrived nearby
31st October 2020 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

For today’s Buddhist monks, Baishiya Karst Cave, 3200 meters high on the Tibetan Plateau, is holy. For ancient Denisovans, extinct hominins known only from DNA, teeth, and bits of bone found in another cave 2800 kilometers away in Siberia, it was a home.

Dogs are humans’ oldest companions, DNA shows
30th October 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

A study of dog DNA has shown that our “best friend” in the animal world may also be our oldest one.

International study finds 79% of individuals who microdose with psychedelics report improvements in their mental health
30th October 2020 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

A study published in Psychopharmacology suggests that people may turn to microdosing with psychedelics in an attempt to improve their mental health. According to most self-reports, these attempts may be effective.

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Bulging with a galaxy’s data
29th October 2020 cosmosmagazine.com | Humans, Space

More than 250 million stars in the bulge at the heart of the Milky Way have been surveyed in near-ultraviolet, optical and near-infrared light for the first time, offering the chance to re-examine questions about the galaxy’s formation and history.

Massive asteroid subject of new findings
29th October 2020 | hawaii.edu | Earth, Humans, Space

A University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) astronomer has revealed critical new findings linked to a large asteroid expected to pass extremely close to Earth.

Bison engravings in Spanish caves reveal a common art culture across ancient Europe
29th October 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Recently discovered rock art from caves in Northern Spain represents an artistic cultural style common across ancient Europe….

Hippocrates and willow bark?
27th October 2020 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

What you know about history of aspirin is probably wrong.

What Is Mescaline? A Guide to this Cactus-Derived Psychedelic
27th October 2020 doubleblindmag.com | Humans, Misc.

Aldous Huxley popularized mescaline in “The Doors of Perception,” but no conversation today about this entheogen is complete without attention paid to indigenous sovereignty and conservation strategies around the mescaline-containing peyote succulent.

Red and black ink from Egyptian papyri unveil ancient writing practices
27th October 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Scientists led by the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, have discovered the composition of red and black inks in ancient Egyptian papyri from circa 100-200 AD, leading to a number of hypotheses about writing practices.

Water exists on the moon, scientists confirm
27th October 2020 | theguardian.com | Humans, Space, Tech

Scientists have gathered some of the most compelling evidence yet for the existence of water on the moon – and it may be relatively accessible.

Tools made by some of North America’s earliest inhabitants were made only during a 300-year period
26th October 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

There is much debate surrounding the age of the Clovis—a prehistoric culture named for stone tools found near Clovis, New Mexico in the early 1930s—who once occupied North America during the end of the last Ice Age.

Chimps pare down their social circle in later years – study
24th October 2020 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Humans

Researchers say chimpanzees and humans share same pattern of social ageing.

New theory of consciousness proposed by Surrey Scientist
24th October 2020 | surrey.ac.uk | Humans, Misc.

Electromagnetic energy in the brain enables brain matter to create our consciousness and our ability to be aware and think, according to a new theory developed by Professor Johnjoe McFadden from the University of Surrey.

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