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Inside Paul Stamets’ Massive Microdosing Study
31st August 2022 | Humans, Misc.

“We now know that psilocybin mushroom microdosing works. It is indisputable that there are benefits.” —Stamets

LSD decreases binge-like drinking in a rodent model of alcoholism, but only temporarily
31st August 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

New research has found that lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) briefly reduces binge-like alcohol consumption in mice but does not produce long-lasting effects. The findings, which appear in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, suggest that the psychedelic substance by itself does not produce lasting changes in alcohol drinking behavior.

Mysterious Script From 4,000 Years Ago May Finally Be Deciphered
31st August 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

A mysterious ancient writing system called Linear Elamite, used between about 2300 BCE and 1800 BCE in what is now southern Iran, might have finally been deciphered, although some experts are skeptical about the findings.

Khufu branch of Nile River once flowed close enough to Giza to carry the stones needed to build the pyramids
31st August 2022 | Ancient, Humans

A team of researchers has found evidence that shows the Khufu branch of the Nile River once ran so close to Giza that it could have been used to carry the stones that were used to build the famous pyramids.

Absolute gem of a find: Opalised dinosaur fossil studied using innovative 3D printing technology
29th August 2022 | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Palaeontologists at Adelaide’s Flinders University have used cutting edge micro-CT scanning and 3D printing technology to look inside a 100-million-year-old dinosaur fossil. But this was no ordinary fossil.

How many meteorites hit Earth every year?
29th August 2022 | | Earth, Humans, Space

Every year, millions of rocky shards from outer space burn up in Earth’s atmosphere, many briefly flaring and appearing in the sky as “shooting stars.” But how many survive their high-speed plunges to strike the ground?

Extraordinary Trove of Ancient Gold Rings Discovered in Romanian Grave
29th August 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists in Romania have discovered an extraordinary cache of ancient gold rings that a 6,500-year-old woman wore in her hair.

3 Ancient Burials Hint at Multiple Migrations of Ancient Humans Through Southeast Asia
27th August 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

Three skeletons uncovered in a rock shelter adorned with red pigment rock art reveal burial rituals of early humans who followed well-trodden paths through Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands, albeit thousands of years apart.

Psychedelic-occasioned mystical experiences linked to increased pro-environmental behaviors
26th August 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

People who have undergone a mystical experience after consuming a psychedelic substance are more likely to engage in behaviors aimed at protecting or conserving the environment, according to new research published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

Image from: Pashminu (Wiki Commons)

Webb telescope zooms in on planet beyond our solar system
26th August 2022 | | Humans, Space, Tech

The world’s most powerful telescope has made its first observations of a planet beyond our solar system, heralding a new era of astronomy in which distant worlds can be scanned for signs of life.

Dugong: Animal that inspired mermaid tales extinct in China
26th August 2022 | | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Only three people surveyed from coastal communities in China reported seeing the dugong in the past five years.

Vast paleogenetic study reveals insights on migration, farming and language development across the Southern Arc
26th August 2022 | Ancient, Humans

In a trio of papers published simultaneously in the journal, Science reports a massive effort of genome-wide sequencing from 727 distinct ancient individuals with which it was possible to test longstanding archaeological, genetic and linguistic hypotheses.

Ancient Human Ancestor Walked on Two Legs 7 Million Years Ago, Scientists Find
26th August 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

The switch to walking on two legs instead of four is a major moment in the evolution of our species, which is why scientists are keen to pinpoint exactly when it happened – and a new study puts the adaptation as happening around 7 million years ago.

24th August 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

Radiocarbon analysis of the material suggests that the mounds were built over thousands of years, with construction of Mound B starting around 11,000 years ago.

Fossilised chompers help scientists sink their teeth into how climate impacted primate and human evolution
23rd August 2022 | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Researchers looked at the impact of climate on 17-million-year-old tooth fossils.

New evidence that water separates into two different liquids at low temperatures
23rd August 2022 | Earth, Humans, Weird

A new kind of “phase transition” in water was first proposed 30 years ago in a study by researchers from Boston University. Because the transition has been predicted to occur at supercooled conditions, however, confirming its existence has been a challenge.

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