Earth’s core. Human souls.
A new study could help us understand how our planet was formed. Scientists report that their research shows that Earth’s inner core is solid – a finding made possible by a new method for detecting shear waves, or ‘J waves’ in the inner core. (1) We believe that pressure creates solids. That diamonds are the […]
By focusing on nervous system circuits of nociception, the body’s sensing of tissue damage, anesthesiologists can achieve unconsciousness in patients using less drug and manage post-operative pain better, leading to less need for opioids. (1) We don’t know what consciousness is. Yet, we know when we do not have it. We can’t say what a […]
Built from glass…
Ever wondered how groups of cells managed to build your tissues and organs while you were just an embryo? Using state-of-the-art techniques he developed, UC Santa Barbara researcher Otger Campàs and his group have cracked this longstanding mystery, revealing the astonishing innerworkings of how embryos are physically constructed. Cells coordinate by exchanging biochemical signals, but […]
Sensing… Not sensing… Being…
Engineers have created an electronic ‘skin’ in an effort to restore a real sense of touch for amputees using prosthetics. (1) We have senses. We lose senses. We improve senses. We regain senses. And at no point do we ever stop to wander. That what can so easily change. Cannot truly exist after all… In […]
Engraved symbols. Long gone. Deep into our heart…
Engraved stone artifacts are important clues to the history of human culture and cognition. Incisions on the cortex (soft outer layer) of flint or chert flakes are known from Middle and Lower Paleolithic sites across Europe and the Middle East. However, it can be difficult to determine the action that created an incision: was it […]
You must be logged in to post a comment.