News Desk

Dream-shaping tech from MIT channels suggestions into your dreams
25th September 2020 | livescience.com | Humans, Tech

Guided dreaming could be used to boost creativity or to confront sources of stress and trauma.

How Neanderthals lost their Y chromosome
25th September 2020 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

A new study finds Homo sapiens men essentially emasculated their brawny brethren when they mated with Neanderthal women more than 100,000 years ago.

Newfound brain structure explains why some birds are so smart—and maybe even self-aware
25th September 2020 | sciencemag.org | Animal Life, Humans, Tech

Researchers have found a previously unknown arrangement of microcircuits in the avian brain that may be analogous to the mammalian neocortex. And in a separate study, other researchers have linked this same region to conscious thought.

Ancient wolves that played with humans likely evolved into today’s friendly dogs
25th September 2020 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Tens of thousands of years ago, our ancestors sought out wild canines with a frisky streak that lives on in modern dogs—particularly herding and hunting breeds.

Can Psychedelics Rekindle Ancient Animism in Modern Society?
23rd September 2020 doubleblindmag.com | Humans, Misc.

Animism—seeing the spirit in everything—goes deeper than the psychedelic experience, and this distinction may be crucial for psychedelic healing work.

Chromium steel was first made in ancient Persia
23rd September 2020 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Chromium steel—similar to what we know today as tool steel—was first made in Persia, nearly a millennium earlier than experts previously thought, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

What is dark matter?
23rd September 2020 | livescience.com | Ancient, Space

Dark matter is a mysterious non-luminous substance making up the vast majority of matter in the universe. Though experts have observed the gravitational effects of dark matter for decades, scientists remain baffled as to its true nature.

Why our understanding of ‘Survival of the Fittest’ is wrong
23rd September 2020 | bbc.com

Few phrases in science are as influential as Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory of ‘survival of the fittest’.
The idea is commonly understood to mean that those who are physically dominant have a higher chance of survival. But the evolutionary success of Homo Sapiens suggests that we might have completely misunderstood Darwin’s idea.

Image from Page:Reclus – L’Homme et la Terre, tome V, Librairie universelle, 1905.djvu/128 (Wiki Commons)

Ann Arbor has decriminalized psychedelic mushrooms and plants
22nd September 2020 m.metrotimes.com | Humans, Misc.

Ann Arbor’s City Council unanimously voted Monday to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms and plants.

Wizard battles and demon circles revealed in newly translated Christian texts
22nd September 2020 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Have you ever heard the story of a wizard battle that supposedly took place when an early church was constructed? Or how about the story of a border guard who defied King Herod’s orders and spared Jesus’ life?

Egypt tomb: Sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed in Saqqara
21st September 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

A total of 27 sarcophagi buried more than 2,500 years ago have been unearthed by archaeologists in an ancient Egyptian necropolis.

This is what life on Venus might look like – and how we’ll find it
21st September 2020 | wired.co.uk | Space

This is a world often regarded as Earth gone wrong, where extreme climate change has turned it into one of the closest approximations of hell we’ve ever seen. And now we’re told it might be home to alien life.

Stonehenge autumn equinox cancelled by English Heritage
21st September 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Misc.

About 800 people usually gather at the Wiltshire monument, on or around 21 September, to mark the autumn equinox.

What plants were smoked in pre-colonial North America? Ancient pipes hold clues
20th September 2020 news.uchicago.edu | Ancient, Humans

Study uncovers relationships between plants, people dating back more than 1,300 years.

Legal Ayahuasca Churches Are Spreading Across Canada
20th September 2020 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.
A sixth religious group in Canada has been granted an exemption to use the hallucinogenic tea, known for causing visions and vomiting, as part of its ceremonies.
A scientific first: How psychedelics bind to key brain cell receptor
18th September 2020 phys.org | Humans, Misc., Tech

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline cause severe and often long-lasting hallucinations, but they show great potential in treating serious psychiatric conditions, such as major depressive disorder.

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