Psychiatrist Bruce Greyson has spent decades talking to people about near-death experiences. His work raises questions about what happens when we die, and how we ought to choose to live
When you think about what separates humans from chimpanzees and other apes, you might think of our big brains or the fact that we get around on two legs rather than four. But we have another distinguishing feature: water efficiency.
More people are using psychedelics to treat their mental health, according to the 2020 Global Drug Survey, which asked 110,000 people about their drug use.
Scientists have identified the earliest primate fossils: tiny ancient teeth from a rat-size creature that suggest our ancient ancestors once lived alongside the dinosaurs.
It is still unclear how the Neanderthals died out. For long, one theory seemed most likely: the emergence of the highly intelligent Homo sapiens, or modern humans. This competition hypothesis is no longer the dominant theory among scientists, research among archaeologists and anthropologists has shown.
A lone cranium in an Italian cave wound up there after being washed away from its original burial site, according to a study published March 3, 2021…
Cephalopods were willing to forgo meals when they knew that waiting meant they would be rewarded with more delicious treats, according to a new study. That makes them the first known invertebrates to show the ability to exert self-control.
While most of us take the ground beneath our feet for granted, written within its complex layers, like pages of a book, is Earth’s history. Our history.
Imperial College London researchers conducted largest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelics
Anglo-Australian mining giant triggered an outcry last year when it blew up the 46,000-year-old rock shelters at Juukan Gorge.
With a growing body of research showing psilocybin as an effective mental health treatment, many journalists reporting on these studies have dubbed the lab-made psilocybin capsules used in scientific research as “synthetic magic mushrooms.” However, does such a simplification ignore the range of potentially psychoactive compounds found in these mushrooms, most of which we currently know little about?
A priceless fossil was briefly brought to a UK research centre in complete secrecy two years ago, in an operation that had more than a touch of the spy novel about it.
Humans were present in Florida by 14,000 years ago, and until recently, it was believed the Bahamas—located only a few miles away—were not colonized until about 1,000 years ago
Our Neanderthal cousins had the capacity to both hear and produce the speech sounds of modern humans, a new study has found.
Research from the University of Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation has discovered that one of the earliest stone tool cultures, known as the Acheulean, likely persisted for tens of thousands of years longer than previously thought.
Image from: José-Manuel Benito Álvarez (Wiki Commons)
How we humans became what we are today is a question that scientists have been trying to answer for a long time. How did we evolve such advanced cognitive abilities, giving rise to complex language, poetry and rocket science?