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Psilocybin produces an immunology-related genetic response in the prefrontal cortex of pig brains
14th January 2021 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

Psilocybin does not appear to severely impact gene expression, according to a new study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology. But the psychedelic substance — which is found in “magic” mushrooms — might produce lasting changes to the expression of a few immune-related genes in the brain.

Astronomers Find an Astonishing ‘Super-Earth’ That’s Nearly as Old as The Universe
14th January 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Space

Around one of the galaxy’s oldest stars, an orange dwarf named TOI-561 just 280 light-years away, astronomers have found three orbiting exoplanets – one of which is a rocky world 1.5 times the size of Earth, whipping around the star on a breakneck 10.5-hour orbit.

Here’s what we know sex with Neanderthals was like
14th January 2021 | bbc.com | Ancient, Humans
Scientists know a surprising amount about the titillating episode in human history when our species got together, including whether we kissed and the nature of their sexual organs.
Dire wolves were real—and even stranger than we thought
14th January 2021 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life

A study of extinct dire wolf DNA reveals surprises, including that the carnivores, made famous as fictional pets in Game of Thrones, weren’t closely related to wolves.

Image from: Flickr: Dire Wolf Skeleton (Wiki Commons)

45,500-year-old rock painting of pigs in Indonesia is the oldest-known art depicting real, recognisable objects
14th January 2021 | abc.net.au | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

More than 45,500 years ago, perched on a ledge at the back of an Indonesian cave, an artist was at work.

Fossils shed light on puzzle that vexed Darwin
13th January 2021 | ed.ac.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Remarkably well-preserved fossils are helping scientists unravel a mystery about the origins of early animals that puzzled Charles Darwin.

For The First Time, Astronomers May Have Heard The Background ‘Hum’ of The Universe
13th January 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Space

Based on what we know about gravitational waves, the Universe should be full of them. Every colliding pair of black holes or neutron stars, every core-collapse supernova – even the Big Bang itself – should have sent ripples ringing across spacetime.

Statue of mysterious woman with ‘Star Wars’-like headdress found in Mexico
13th January 2021 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

A 500-year-old statue of a mysterious woman wearing a large, “Star Wars”-like headdress has been discovered in central Mexico, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History.

Meipu teeth shed light on the human settlement of Asia
13th January 2021 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Researchers at CENIEH, have participated in a study published in the Journal of Human Evolution, on one of the few human fossils known from late Early Pleistocene China…

Here’s What Happens When Animals Eat LSD
11th January 2021 doubleblindmag.com | Animal Life, Humans, Misc.

Hippies and other early psychonauts weren’t the only ones dropping acid back in the Sixties and Seventies. Several animals also had the experience of dabbling with LSD, courtesy of the scientists who wanted to see what effects it would have on various species. The results of those tests ranged from bizarre to tragic.

Young tools rewrite old history
11th January 2021 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Scientists have uncovered the youngest known Middle Stone Age tools in modern-day Senegal, on the west coast of Africa, dated to as recently as 11,000 years ago.

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