Devin McKinney

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Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Black Holes May Explode Into 'White Holes' And Pour All Their Matter Into Space, Physicists Say

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallowed into space, say two physicists. The suggestion, based on a speculative quantum theory of gravity, could solve a long-standing conundrum about …

3D model of a nerve terminal in atomic detail

Researchers in Germany have created an exquisitely detailed three-dimensional model of a nerve terminal<p>The electrochemical jelly inside your head contains something like one quadrillion synapses, the junctions at which nerve cells talk to one other by converting electrical signals into chemical …

Gay Dads' Brain Activity Pattern Resembles Both New Mothers And Fathers, Study Finds

By Sharon Begley<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Having a baby alters new mothers' brain activity, researchers have found, and a new study adds the first evidence of such changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy.<p>The men's pattern of brain activity resembles that of both …