News Desk

Biden Administration Prepares for Legalization of MDMA and Psilocybin Within Two Years
17th August 2022 doubleblindmag.com | Humans, Misc.

In the wake of a growing mental health crisis, the feds get ready for legal psychedelic therapy.

‘Magical’ rock crystals found at Stone Age ceremonial site in England
17th August 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

The rock crystals were likely brought to the site from a source more than 80 miles (130 kilometers) away, over mountainous terrain, and the crystals appear to have been carefully broken into much smaller pieces, possibly during a community gathering to watch the working of what must have seemed like a magical material

Ancient asteroids are covered with popcorning pebbles, new study finds
16th August 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

A new study of a meteorite that landed on Earth reveals how this asteroid activity occurs. Small collisions can dislodge the pebbles, which shoot off the asteroid but fall back, drawn in by the space rock’s gravitational pull.

Integration of psychedelic experiences linked to self-actualization via improvements in personal development and self-insight
16th August 2022 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

New research suggests that improvements in personal development and self-insight act as a pathway between post-psychedelic integration practices and optimal well-being. The study, which appears in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, provides evidence that this is the case for both clinical and non-clinical populations.

Weird and wonderful world of fungi shaped by evolutionary bursts, study finds
16th August 2022 phys.org | Earth, Weird

Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered that the vast anatomical variety of fungi stems from evolutionary increases in multicellular complexity.

8,000-Year-Old Settlement Found in Saudi Arabia Offers Rare View of Prehistoric Religion
15th August 2022 | artnews.com | Ancient, Humans

A team of archaeologists uncovered the Neolithic-era remains using laser scanning, aerial photography, drones, and various forms of surveying. The scientists located the settlement at Al-Faw, an archaeological site that has previously turned up evidence of a strong trade network that sustained an ancient city.

‘I am, in fact, a person’: can artificial intelligence ever be sentient?
14th August 2022 | theguardian.com | Humans, Tech

Controversy over Google’s AI program is raising questions about just how powerful it is. Is it even safe?

Ice Age footprints shed light on North America’s early humans
14th August 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Footprints laid down by Ice Age hunter-gatherers and recently discovered in a US desert are shedding new light on North America’s earliest human inhabitants.

Ancient Maya Used Ashes of Rulers to Make Rubber Balls, Some Researchers Suggest
14th August 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

Maya people cremated their rulers and used the ashes to help make rubber balls that were used in ballgames, an archaeologist has claimed.

Prehistoric Brits used rare rock crystals to mark burial sites, research finds
11th August 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Distinctive and rare rock crystals were moved over long distances by Early Neolithic Brits and were used to mark their burial sites, according to groundbreaking new archaeological research.

Continents on Ancient Earth Were Created by Giant Meteorite Impacts, Scientists Find
11th August 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth

To date, Earth is the only planet we know of that has continents. Exactly how they formed and evolved is unclear, but we do know – because the edges of continents thousands of miles apart match up – that, at one time long ago, Earth’s landmass was concentrated in one big supercontinent.

Researchers decode metal-making recipes in ancient Chinese text
10th August 2022 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Researchers have deciphered enigmatic recipes for metal-making contained in an ancient Chinese text, revealing unexpected complexity in the art at the time.

Twin ‘grumpy mouth’ reliefs of Olmec contortionists discovered in Mexico
10th August 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered two Olmec reliefs chiseled into large, circular stones that are thought to depict local rulers performing ritual contortion.

These Spiders Look Like They’re in REM Sleep… Which Could Mean They’re Dreaming
10th August 2022 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life, Weird

A new discovery about jumping spiders could challenge some pretty hefty human assumptions about the cognitive abilities of arthropods.

The Peyote Plot: The Indigenous Fight to Conserve the Sacred Plant and the Spiritual Medicine it Contains
9th August 2022 doubleblindmag.com | Ancient, Humans, Misc.

The story of peyote is something like a fairytale, beginning in a time long ago and containing what could be called magic by those who utilize it for healing. However, today’s reality for the Indigenous people who consider it sacred is anything but…

Are we living in a simulation?
9th August 2022 | theguardian.com | Humans, Misc.

Could the universe be an elaborate game constructed by bored aliens?

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