Dream engineering: Virtual reality and brain stimulation yield surprising insight into the brain

Dream engineering: Virtual reality and brain stimulation yield surprising insight into the brain

[Adam] Haar Horowitz is one of a small but growing group of researchers who call themselves dream engineers and are ...
Exploring the science and mystery of dreams

Exploring the science and mystery of dreams

While there is a vigorous debate over whether the actual conscious experiencing of dreams while they occur serves a function, ...
We assume life originated as a freak occurrence in a disordered, primordial soup of chemicals. Is this model wrong?

We assume life originated as a freak occurrence in a disordered, primordial soup of chemicals. Is this model wrong?

What is becoming increasingly clear is that interacting collectives of “dumb” particles can evolve into specialized structures with fine-tuned relationships ...
Emergency use authorizations for COVID vaccines seem like a no brainer, but they potentially pose real threats. Here’s why

Emergency use authorizations for COVID vaccines seem like a no brainer, but they potentially pose real threats. Here’s why

The FDA can grant an [emergency use authorization, or EUA] to a drug to treat COVID-19 to facilitate the distribution ...
Scourge of pay-for-play predatory journals: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research publishes Pokémon satire on COVID with Bruce Wayne quote from Gotham Forensics Quarterly

Scourge of pay-for-play predatory journals: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research publishes Pokémon satire on COVID with Bruce Wayne quote from Gotham Forensics Quarterly

[My] paper, “Cyllage City COVID-19 outbreak linked to Zubat consumption,” blames a fictional creature for an outbreak in a fictional ...
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De-extinction efforts are being directed at reviving lost bird species

While efforts are underway to bring back extinct mammals, such as the woolly mammoth and quagga, through cloning, artificial insemination, ...
Fear and anxiety may not be as separate as we have come to believe

Fear and anxiety may not be as separate as we have come to believe

[It’s commonly believed that] fear is a more basal response to an immediate threat thought to be controlled by the ...
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The Great migrations in the US in the first half of the 20th century show up in our genes

[Software engineer Chengzhen Dai] and his advisor, designer and engineer Carlo Ratti, teamed up with population geneticist Alicia Martin of ...
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When ‘bones and stones’ are not enough: Genetics fills in the blanks in the story of human evolution

In recent years, a field that has traditionally relied on fossil discoveries has acquired helpful new tools: genomics and ancient ...
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