Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of an extinct cave bear using a 360,000-year-old bone—the oldest genome of any organism from a non-permafrost environment.
Many people have a spiritual experience on psychedelics. How they make meaning of it could be influenced by the metaphysical beliefs of their therapists.
Penis Envy mushrooms were encountered by ethnobotanist Terence McKenna in the Amazon…the story unfolds from there.
The 5cm (2in) figure of a Celtic deity was discovered at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.
Researchers have discovered organic molecules trapped in incredibly ancient rock formations in Australia, revealing what they say is the first detailed evidence of early chemical ingredients that could have underpinned Earth’s primeval microbial life-forms.
Neuroscientist Prof Carl Hart argues that addiction isn’t the only way to think about drug use.
Humanity has been able to reach distant vistas, such as the Moon, the deep oceans, and the wild expanses at Earth’s poles. Now, scientists have made a new breakthrough in the exploration of a very different type of frontier—the hallucinatory world inside dreams.
The most recent reversal of Earth’s magnetic field may have been as recent as 42,000 years ago, according to a new analysis of fossilised tree rings.
The standing stones at Avebury and the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney are henges, but it is generally agreed that Stonehenge is not. But why?
Scientists recently captured a high-resolution video of DNA shimmying into weird shapes in order to squeeze inside cells.
Permafrost-preserved teeth, up to 1.6 million years old, identify a new kind of mammoth in Siberia.
The bill touts the benefits of the drugs and would expunge the criminal records for those already convicted of possession or use of a substance.
Earlier studies have suggested that growing numbers of “big-game” hunting humans in the Americas some 14,000 years ago led to large mammals being wiped out.
Image from: Merikanto (Wiki Commons)
A crater that covers nearly a quarter of the Moon’s surface has revealed new information on how Earth’s natural satellite buddy formed – and the findings have tremendous implications, researchers say.
Fungi have been discovered making fake flowers that look and even smell like the real thing, fooling bees and other pollinating insects into visiting them.
The fossilised tooth of a nine-year-old child found in Shuqba (or Shukbah) Cave is the most southerly evidence of Neanderthals ever discovered.