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Brains Might Sync As People Interact — and That Could Upend Consciousness Research

Monday July 26th, 2021 11:00:00 PM Conor Feehly
When we cooperate on certain tasks, our brainwaves might synchronize. This finding could upend the current understanding of consciousness.

Our Planet’s Changing Orbit Helped Life Survive 'Snowball Earth'

Monday July 26th, 2021 09:00:00 PM Theo Nicitopoulos
Iron-rich rock layers deposited during Earth’s most extreme ice ages could explain how oxygen persisted in oceans.

Ibogaine: The Psychedelic Drug That Could Fight Addiction

Monday July 26th, 2021 07:00:00 PM Donna Sarkar
This plant-based psychedelic could pave the road to recovery by easing withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Why Human Foreskin Is a Hot Commodity in Science

Monday July 26th, 2021 05:00:00 PM Molly Glick
Researchers have used these cells from foreskin to heal stubborn wounds and test revolutionary drugs. In the future, they may aid in repairing organs.

We Still Don’t Know What’s Killing the Birds

Monday July 26th, 2021 02:15:00 PM Brianna Barbu
Is it a disease? A toxin? A parasite? Ecologists and wildlife health experts are working to solve the mystery of why so many songbirds in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. are sick and dying.

3 Best CBD Dog Treats: Organic CBD for Dogs

Monday July 26th, 2021 05:00:00 AM Carol Lee

The Psychology of Why Consumer Rewards Programs Suck You In

Saturday July 24th, 2021 07:00:00 PM Leslie Nemo
Essentially, it comes down to status and those tiny gifts that keep you coming back for more.

Asteroids: What They Are and Where They Come From

Saturday July 24th, 2021 05:00:00 PM Avery Hurt
Over a million asteroids are zipping around the Sun. Here’s what you should know about our distant neighbors.

Awkward Silences: Maybe It's Time to Stop Avoiding Them and Start Embracing Them

Saturday July 24th, 2021 03:00:00 PM Sara Novak
Resist the urge to keep on talking: Some silence is not only good for conversations — it's good for you, too.

Mysteries of the Oort Cloud at the Edge of Our Solar System

Friday July 23rd, 2021 08:00:00 PM Joshua Rapp Learn
The entirely theoretical cloud of icy space debris marks the frontiers of our solar system.

The Forgotten History of Amazon Warrior Women of Ancient Scythia

Friday July 23rd, 2021 05:00:00 PM Joshua Rapp Learn
The remains of more than 300 ancient warrior women have been unearthed over the years — and more discoveries are likely, researchers say. Here's their story — and why scholars chose to ignore their history for decades.

How Scientists Are Bringing Back Sturgeons, Fish That Once Swam With Dinosaurs

Friday July 23rd, 2021 02:08:00 PM Leslie Nemo
After thriving for 200 million years, ancient sturgeon were wiped out in the U.S. by fishing and industry. Now they're on their way toward making a comeback.

Drought in the Western United States Sets a 122-Year Record

Friday July 23rd, 2021 12:30:00 AM Tom Yulsman
A vast region is arguably in crisis, and not just because of brutal wildfires. Farmers, ranchers, indigenous people and others are all suffering — with no end in sight.

The Future of Space-Based Quantum Technology

Thursday July 22nd, 2021 04:06:00 PM The Physics arXiv Blog
The next generation of quantum sensors are set to help us understand ourselves, the Earth and the cosmos in unprecedented detail.

Why People Become Overwhelmed by Conspiracy Theories — and How To Help Them

Thursday July 22nd, 2021 01:00:00 PM Tim Brinkhof
Commonly driven by financial stress, many people will readily adopt even the wildest conspiracy theories. Disavowing them, on the other hand, often requires the help of social psychologists.

The View From Space as Wildfire Smoke Smothers Large Swaths of North America

Thursday July 22nd, 2021 12:30:00 AM Tom Yulsman
Smoke from blazes in the western United States and Canada has blown across North America and even across the North Atlantic to Europe.

Cave Paintings May Depict Ice Age Sign Language

Wednesday July 21st, 2021 10:00:00 PM Nala Rogers
Ancient stencils of hands with "mutilated" fingers may actually show a type of sign language used for hunting or silent rituals.

Five Ways Humans Evolved to Be Athletes

Wednesday July 21st, 2021 09:21:00 PM Anna Goldfield
An archaeologist explores human athletic paleobiology to explain how our prowess in sport has deep roots in evolution.

Did Static Electricity — Not Gus Grissom — Blow the Hatch of the Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft?

Wednesday July 21st, 2021 09:00:00 PM George Leopold
Sixty years later, we present a plausible explanation for one of the most enduring mysteries of the space race.

Hugging Is an Evolutionary Tool for Survival

Wednesday July 21st, 2021 07:40:00 PM Sara Novak
There are biological reasons we hug it out.

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