Adrian Bebenek

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Apotropaic Practices and the Undead: A Biogeochemical Assessment of Deviant Burials in Post-Medieval Poland

1. Reynolds A (2009) Anglo-Saxon deviant burial customs. Oxford: Oxford University Press.<p>2. Parker Pearson M (1999) The archaeology of death and …

Archaeology

Hadron Collider ‘did NOT find Higgs Boson – but something else’

The new particle discovered at the Large Hadron Collider may not be the Higgs Boson – the so-called ‘God particle’ which scientists have sought for …

Train Your Brain to Think More Clearly | Inc.com

According to the latest neuroscience, the human brain uses neurons in the left visual cortex to process written words as whole word units. The brain combines these words and their stored meanings to remember and understand information.<p>Analytical thinking is the process of remembering words and …

Management

Genetically modified cells learn to fight mesothelioma

It’s been called the “fifth pillar” of<p>cancertreatment: genetically reengineering the human immune system to recognize cancers and fight them.<p>The treatment has shown recent promise in fighting<p>blood cancerssuch as leukemia. But hard tumors, such asmesothelioma, have proven to be more resistant to …

Immunotherapy

String field theory could be the foundation of quantum mechanics

Two USC researchers have proposed a link between string field theory and quantum mechanics that could open the door to using string field theory—or a …

Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …

Physics

What seizures and migraines have in common - Futurity

Scientists think of seizures and migraines as two very different brain events, but new research has uncovered a surprising link between the two.

What Is It Like to Control a Robotic Arm with a Brain Implant?

Jan Scheuermann is not your average experimental subject. Diagnosed with spinocerebellar degeneration, she is only able to move her head and neck. …

The 7 Most Mind-Blowing Places Science Has Discovered Life

Life is the whole point of the universe. Anyone who says different is either a robot or a hypocrite. Without living things, the vast celestial …

No More Knife: The Stem-Cell Shortcut To Injury Recovery

Stephan Drake was halfway down a backcountry ski run in Alaska last March, filming with Sweetgrass Productions and Patagonia, when he aired over a steep spine onto an unexpected wind crust. The snow grabbed his right ski and Drake felt the unmistakable <i>snap!</i> of his knee ripping apart as he rolled …

Medicine

First Study Of LSD's Psychotherapeutic Benefits In Four Decades Breaks Research Taboo

Today <i>The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease</i> published results from the first study of LSD’s therapeutic potential in humans to appear in more than four decades. The controlled, double-blind study, which was conducted in Switzerland under the direction of Swiss psychiatrist Peter Gasser, measured …

Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

The Brain

Trial Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

Another step towards the cure for Alzheimer’s happened at Saint Louis University, where researchers were able to reverse symptoms in mice. What does …

This is what your brain looks like on magic mushrooms

A new way of looking at brain activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.<p>In recent years, a …