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Breakthrough Study Reveals How LSD Dissolves a Person's Sense of Self

New submitter future guy shares a report from New Atlas: <i>A fascinating study led by scientists at the University of Zurich has uncovered key insights</i> …

Carrie Ann Baade’s Work Blends Art History, Autobiography

Oil painter Carrie Ann Baade says that her work “quotes from, interacts with, and deeply relates to art history.” Her absorbing, often haunting …

Art

Could a pathogen be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease?

Although we’ve had compelling evidence of this for decades, the pathogen hypothesis is finally being taken seriously.<br>Read More

Neuroscience

Mind-reading algorithm uses EEG data to reconstruct images based on what we perceive: New technique using EEG shows how our brains perceive faces

New technique using EEG shows how our brains perceive faces<p>A new technique developed by neuroscientists can reconstruct images of what people …

Camille Rose Garcia at Dorothy Circus Gallery

Los Angeles-born artist Camille Rose Garcia crafts vibrant, horror-infused paintings. A new show at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Italy, titled “The …

Art

Scientists Discover a New Way To Use DNA As a Storage Device

Mark Wilson shares a report from BetaNews: Researchers from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Ireland have developed a way to use …

Star Gallery Debuts With ‘American Monsters’

Chris BuzelliThe inaugural exhibition at Star Gallery in New York City, "American Monsters," explores the insidious icons of U.S. pop culture. With a …

Art

Nick Sullo’s Vivid, Techno-Punk Illustrations

Nick Sullo, also known as xsullo, crafts techno-dystopic works that move between analog and digital approaches. Touches of surrealism and a distinct …

Art

New therapy cures cancer with just one injection

It neutralized not only the tumor it was injected into but malignancies all over the body.<br>Read More

Immunotherapy

Float Past Flying Fishes and Burning Churches in a VR Bosch Painting

Still from Carlos Franklin’s VR recreation of Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” (all images courtesy the artist and Les Poissons …

First human eggs grown in laboratory

<b>Human eggs have been grown in the laboratory for the first time, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh.</b><p>The team say the technique could lead to new ways of preserving the fertility of children having cancer treatment.<p>It is also an opportunity to explore how human eggs develop, much of …

Eggs

Brain-Like Chips Now Beat the Human Brain in Speed and Efficiency

Move over, deep learning. Neuromorphic computing—the next big thing in artificial intelligence—is on fire.Just last week, two studies individually …

Emerging Technology

'Breath Therapy' Gave Me the Best High of My Life

Heavy breathing to a techno beat can be like tripping on hallucinogenic drugs.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Denmark.</i><p>There are ten of us here, all sitting on our own mattress in a function hall in Aarhus, Denmark. The floor is full of drums, rattles, and tambourines, and we've each been …

Stanford University

Worm 'uploaded' to computer and taught amazing tricks: Computer program or living being? Nematode's neural system translated into code

Computer program or living being? Nematode's neural system translated into code<p>The tiny worm C. elegans is the only living being whose neural network …

Nagato Iwasaki’s Driftwood Figurative Sculptures

Constructed from driftwood, the figurative sculptures of Nagato Iwasaki appear as ancient beings wandering through forests or curious …

Art

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Neuroscience

Anger is temporary madness: The stoics knew how to curb it

People get angry for all sorts of reasons, from the trivial ones (someone cut me off on the highway) to the really serious ones (people keep dying in …

Anger Management

Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

Hinduism

Serpentine Coiled Sculptures of Found British Bird Feathers by Kate MccGwire | Colossal

<p>Kate MccGwire‘s roiling feather sculptures juxtapose the beautiful, delicate material with discomfiting shapes. Whereas her earlier work tended …

Researchers Find Missing Link to Make Computers That Mimic the Brain

The key to a new era of computer.<p>Computer scientists have long tried to figure out just how to make machines mimic the incredible efficiency of the …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT Scientists Design Artificial Synapse to Power Brain-Like Computer Chips

For once, analog is more powerful than digital.<p>A new era of computing just got closer, as researchers have created the design and run the first ever …

Quantum Computing

Do Dreams Really Mean Anything?

Source: Pexels/public domain<p>When I was 14 years old, I had a dream I’ll never forget. Though it wasn’t dramatic or worthy of cinematic adaptation, it …

Consciousness

Emma Hopkins Crafts Oil Paintings Exploring Real-Life Narratives

The intimate paintings of London-based artist Emma Hopkins carry both vulnerability and absorbing detail, as rendered in oil in the artist’s visceral …

Art

The Type of Probiotic That Reverses Depression

The probiotic buffered the body against the damaging effects of stress.<b>→ NEW EBOOK: 'Accept Yourself' by Dr Jeremy Dean will help you overcome</b> …

Depression

The Surreal Objects of Nancy Fouts | Colossal

<p>Everyday objects take an unusual turn in Nancy Fouts‘ bizarre sculptures. Playing with unexpected combinations of violence and peace, the natural …

Art

Recording a thought's fleeting trip through the brain: Electrodes on brain surface provide best view yet of prefrontal cortex coordinating response to stimuli

Electrodes on brain surface provide best view yet of prefrontal cortex coordinating response to stimuli<p>Recording brain activity via electrodes placed …

Brain Activity

Scientists zoom in to watch DNA code being read

Scientists have unveiled incredible images of how the DNA code is read and interpreted -- revealing new detail about one of the fundamental processes …

Biochemistry

Paul Cristina's Musings on Life, Death, and Anxiety in New Solo Show

The seismic stages of life and how our end-goals change provides the context and energy for Through Birth & Burial, Paul Cristina’s debut solo of …

Art
Consciousness