Kim Funderburk

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Could multiple personality disorder explain life, the universe and everything?

<b>(Courtesy of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Consortium of the Human Connectome Project - www.humanconnectomeproject.org, www.loni.usc.edu via AP)</b><p>A new paper argues that “dissociative identity disorder” might help us understand the fundamental nature of …

Consciousness

Traversing Astral Realms with Jason Quitt

Jason Quitt explains that one largely untapped potential of human consciousness is to break free from the corporeal restraints of the body and …

Voices from the Forest

New Zealand sacred sites researcher Gary Cook wanted to find out whether the fairy folk beings are physical or if they live in another dimension. …

Scientists Say Giant Hole in Universe is Evidence of A Multiverse

<b>The Multiverse</b><p>Instead of a massive void, an idea made popular by astrophysicist Laura Mersini-Houghton, posits the possibility that the CMB cold spot …

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

The second blue moon of 2018 is about to arrive — here's what that means and how rare they really are

On March 31, much of the world will get to see a rare event: A second blue moon in one year. It'll be the second blue moon of 2018 — at least, according to one definition of the term.<p>Despite the name, as many of us have learned at some point (often in a disappointing fashion, if we learned this as …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Stem Cells

America's largest mass pirate burial ground uncovered after 300 years

America's largest pirate mass burial site has been discovered after 300 years, with more than 100 sets of remains offering clues to the crew's exploits.<p>Archaeologists believe the site is the last resting place of Captain "Black Sam" Bellamy's crew, who drowned when the Whydah Gally, their ship, was …

Palestinian claim to Dead Sea Scrolls may be next up at UNESCO

Ex-agency head to ‘Post’: Mixing religion and politics is dangerous.<p>><br>• ><p>Fragments of dead sea scrolls. (photo credit: DANIEL J. ROTH)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As …

Israel

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

Archaeologists Have Discovered a Ghastly 'Coffin Birth' in a Medieval Grave

We didn't know such horror was even possible.<p>A grave dating back to early medieval Italy is a sad testament to the horrors of medicine in the Dark …

Archaeology

Weird New Theory Presents Unexpected Reason Huge Mammals Live in the Sea

"It’s not that water allows you to be a big mammal."<p>Fifty million years ago, whales were four-footed, tailed land mammals about the size of wolves. …

National Academy of Sciences

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

Nature Turned the Sky Above Rome into Terrifying TV Static

Drivers looked up and saw the Matrix.<p>William Gibson’s seminal sci-fi novel <i>Neuromancer</i> opens with an unforgettably bleak line: “The sky above the port …

Eastern Europe

12 texting tricks you didn’t know the iPhone could do

“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.<p>Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via …

Apps

How science found a way to help coma patients communicate

On 20 December 1999, a young man pulled away in his car from his grandfather’s house in Sarnia, Ontario, with his girlfriend in the passenger seat beside him. Scott Routley, who was 26, had studied physics at the University of Waterloo and had a promising career in robotics ahead of him. But at an …

The Brain

‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-Adams<p>When Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor …

Anesthesia

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

The Brain

World’s tiniest 3D glasses reveal how praying mantises see the world

Praying mantises are the only invertebrates known to see in 3D. The predatory insects excel at detecting prey that comes within striking distance, …

Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday

<b>An asteroid up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, is due to skim past the Earth on Friday.</b><p>Asteroid 2018 CB will pass by at just less than one-fifth the distance between the Earth and the Moon.<p>It was first spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson, Arizona, a Nasa-funded project to …

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice.<p>Publishing their result in the journal Molecular Human …

Genetics

Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released …

The Brain

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Lake Erie

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Suspended – Medium

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

300 years before the fall of Rome, the empire survived 50 years of chaos

<i>With more than 5.5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or you</i> …

Newly Discovered Egyptian Dinosaur Is "Holy Grail" of Fossils

"When I first saw pics of the fossils, my jaw hit the floor."<p>In Egypt, buried within a stretch of the Sahara Desert, paleontologists have unearthed a …