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Egyptian Pharaohs Were Ancient Aliens, Genetic Study Reveals

There has been recent speculation from many that ancient Egyptians had help from extra-terrestrial life. From hieroglyphics of strange beings with …

A Chemist Accidentally Creates A New Blue. Then What?

Mas Subramanian wasn't expecting blue.<p>In 2009, as part of his lab at Oregon State University, Subramanian — a professor of materials science — was working with students to manufacture new materials that could be used in electronics. They would mix and grind chemicals, then heat them to over 2000 …

Addiction has destroyed entire cities, yet we continue to fight a failed drug war

<b>To the editor:</b> Once again, the story is told in heartbreaking detail how OxyContin abuse has devastated the lives of addicts and their families. ("How black-market OxyContin spurred a town's descent into crime, addiction and heartbreak," July 10)<p>Similar stories have been written for decades about …

Santa Monica

DARPA thinks it has a solution to Ebola (and all other infectious diseases)

Saving the world from Ebola suddenly sounds so simple, as the solution spills from Colonel Dan Wattendorf’s mouth, up on the stage in the windowless …

Immune System

Why Do Humans Have An Innate Desire To Get High?

It’s easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain’s reward centres. What’s less easy to explain is …

7 TED Talks on how your brain constructs reality

Do we experience the world as it really is? Find out with these talks that explain why we see the world the way we do.

2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience

In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about what consciousness is.<p>One of the central claims of the …

Consciousness

How Physicists Quantum Teleported Information Over 62 Miles

Bringing us one step closer to a quantum Internet<p>Teleportation isn’t real, at least not as it’s depicted in fiction. No one has ever made a material object -- be it Harry Potter or Captain Kirk -- physically disappear from one location and reappear elsewhere. But information … that’s a different …

He invited drug users into his lab. What he discovered is changing what we know about addiction.

What were you taught about drugs?<p>Remember hearing about how even just trying an addictive drug once would mean you were hooked for good?<p>Well that's …

We already knew the Earth was not the center of the universe, but now we know exactly where it is.

Scientists have mapped more than 8,000 galaxies to find the Earth's official address, and it turns out the universe is even bigger than we …

Possible Hints of Consciousness After Death Found in Rats

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.12.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:30 pm. 3:30 pm<p>For a brief time after their hearts stop …

Searching For The Science Behind Reincarnation

Say a child has memories of being a Hollywood extra in the 1930s. Is it just an active imagination, or actual evidence of reincarnation? Jim Tucker, a psychologist at the University of Virginia studies hundreds of cases like this and joins NPR's Rachel Martin to share his research on the science …

Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain – Backchannel – Medium

“I need to know a bit about your background,” says Geoffrey Hinton. “Did you get a science degree?”<p>Hinton, a sinewy, dry-witted Englishman by way of …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

What that weird dress tells us about the metaphysics of consciousness

What if you woke up one day and all the things that looked red to you before going to sleep suddenly looked green, with the entire color spectrum shifted accordingly?<p>Welcome to the "inverted spectrum argument," a critical piece of philosophical lore (dating back to John Locke, more widely known for …

How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Light speed is often spoken of as a cosmic speed limit… but not everything plays by these rules. In fact, space itself can expand faster than a …

Buddhist Monk Displays “Unheard Of” Brain Activity While Meditating

When a person dies, many things can happen to them. I choose to believe that a deceased person has the ability to come back to Earth without taking a …

Indian mythology can be re-interpreted based on hard science: sci-fi author Clyde DeSouza

Clyde DeSouza calls himself a creative technology evangelist. This Dubai-based filmmaker and author, believes that holding on to tradition is …

Singularity

Depression Isn’t What You Think It Is

Millions of people are diagnosed with major depression, while a growing number of scientists are saying it isn’t a distinct condition. It’s part of a big shake-up in psychiatry as researchers attempt to define mental disorders by what’s going wrong in the brain rather than using checklists of …

A Universe of 10 Dimensions

When someone mentions “different dimensions,” we tend to think of things like parallel universes – alternate realities that exist parallel to our …

Dark Matter

What Is a Buddhist Perspective on Scientific Discoveries About the Nature of the Universe?

Flickr Roberto Trombetta (CC)<p>The universe emerged from an iota of space-time 13.8 billion years ago. This initial state of extremely high temperature …

Spirituality

Researchers claim real-life Tatooine-like planets could exist - ExtremeTech

By on March 31, 2015 at 4:34 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>NASA’s Kepler space telescope has …

Universe

NASA's Search for Water and Habitable Planets

NASA Television will air an event from 1 - 2 p.m. EDT (10 - 11 a.m. PDT) on Tuesday, April 7, featuring leading science and engineering experts …