Tag: God

  • The front door… Mind the front door…

    The front door… Mind the front door…

    Engineers have developed a navigation method that doesn’t require mapping an area in advance. Instead, their approach enables a robot to use clues in its environment to plan out a route to its destination, which can be described in general semantic terms, such as ‘front door’ or ‘garage,’ rather than as coordinates on a map. […]

  • Walking upright (Missing home…)

    A paper published today in the Journal of Geology makes the case: Supernovae bombarded Earth with cosmic energy starting as many as 8 million years ago, with a peak some 2.6 million years ago, initiating an avalanche of electrons in the lower atmosphere and setting off a chain of events that feasibly ended with bipedal […]

  • God… Can you feel me?

    God… Can you feel me?

    In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, researchers report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists shed that label after their encounter, regardless of whether it was spontaneous or while taking a psychedelic. (1) Feeling God changes you. We humans try to understand whether this feeling corresponds to […]

  • Magnetic sense. Astronomy. Void cosmos. Humans moving.

    The human brain can unconsciously respond to changes in Earth’s magnetic fields, according to a team of geoscientists and neurobiologists. This interdisciplinary study revives a research area in neuroscience that has remained dormant for decades. (1) We used to believe we can sense the cosmos. We used to have astrology and religion. Now we have […]

  • Tools: God. Humans. Apes.

    Tools: God. Humans. Apes.

    Flexible tool use is closely associated to higher mental processes such as the ability to plan actions. Now a group of cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists found out that the apes carefully weighed their options. To do so the apes considered the details such as differences in quality between the two food rewards and the […]