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Study maps psychedelic-induced changes in consciousness to specific regions of the brain
11th April 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

For the past several decades, psychedelics have been widely stigmatized as dangerous illegal drugs. But a recent surge of academic research into their use to treat psychiatric conditions is spurring a recent shift in public opinion.

Where did the unicorn myth come from?
11th April 2022 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Unicorn-like imagery dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization (about 3300 B.C. to 1300 B.C.) in South Asia, which included parts of modern-day Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

First European farmers’ heights did not meet expectations
8th April 2022 | Ancient, Humans

A combined study of genetics and skeletal remains show that the switch from primarily hunting, gathering and foraging to farming about 12,000 years ago in Europe may have had negative health effects as indicated by shorter than expected heights in the earliest farmers, according to an international team of researchers.

A Surprise Cave Finding Has Once Again Upended Our Story of Humans Leaving Africa
8th April 2022 | | Ancient, Humans

Last year, a genetic analysis of bone fragments representing our earliest known presence in Europe raised a few questions over the steps modern humans took to conquer every corner of the modern world.

‘Extraordinary’ W boson particle finding contradicts understanding of how universe works
8th April 2022 | | Humans, Tech, Weird

New measurement of fundamental particle of physics after decade-long study challenges theoretical rulebook in scientific ‘mystery’.

Ancient Chilean tsunami scared local people away for 1000 years
8th April 2022 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

A tsunami 3800 years ago devastated the coastline of Chile and encouraged hunter-gatherers to move inland, where they stayed for the next 1000 years.

New research sheds light on how psilocybin influences sleeping patterns
7th April 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

The psychedelic substance psilocybin causes transient changes to the sleep-wake architecture of laboratory mice, according to new preliminary research published in Translational Psychiatry. The findings provide new details about how the drug impacts sleep-related brain activity.

Fossil of dinosaur killed in asteroid strike found, scientists claim
7th April 2022 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Scientists have presented a stunningly preserved leg of a dinosaur. The limb, complete with skin, is just one of a series of remarkable finds emerging from the Tanis fossil site in the US State of North Dakota.


The furthest object we’ve ever seen – a very young galaxy
7th April 2022 | Space, Tech

The super-distant galaxy could have either a supermassive black hole or a nursery of incredibly quick-forming stars.

Hidden World of Octopus Cities Shows We Must Leave These Sentient Creatures Alone
7th April 2022 | | Animal Life, Humans

The discovery of octopus communities came as a surprise to biologists who have long described octopuses as solitary animals that interact with others in three specific contexts: hunting, avoiding being hunted, and mating.

Mushrooms communicate with each other using up to 50 ‘words’, scientist claims
7th April 2022 | | Earth, Humans

Buried in forest litter or sprouting from trees, fungi might give the impression of being silent and relatively self-contained organisms, but a new study suggests they may be champignon communicators

Mo’orea’s hidden treasure trove of fungi
5th April 2022 | Earth, Humans

A stunning array of new fungi has been described for the first time on the Polynesian Island.

Rare glimpse of giant planet still ‘in the womb’ yet nine times the mass of Jupiter
5th April 2022 | | Space, Tech

Scientists have observed an enormous planet about nine times the mass of Jupiter at a remarkably early stage of formation – describing it as still in the womb – in a discovery that challenges the current understanding of planetary formation.

Mars Is Rumbling With Mysterious Quakes We’ve Never Detected Before
5th April 2022 | | Space

It turns out that Mars is rumblier than we knew. New techniques have revealed previously undetected quakes beneath the Martian surface – and, scientists say, the best explanation so far is ongoing volcanic activity.

New Johns Hopkins study explores relationship between psychedelics and consciousness
1st April 2022 | | Humans, Misc.

The findings, published March 28 in Frontiers in Psychology, reveal that higher ratings of mystical-type experiences, which often include a sense that everything is alive, were associated with greater increases in the attribution of consciousness.

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Tools reveal patterns of Neandertal extinction in the Iberian Peninsula
1st April 2022 | Ancient, Humans

Neandertal populations in the Iberian Peninsula were experiencing local extinction and replacement even before Homo sapiens arrived, according to a study published March 30, 2022 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Joseba Rios-Garaizar of the Archaeological Museum of Bilbao, Spain and colleagues.

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