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How Near-death Experiences Work

BY ED GRABIANOWSKI Brain Pictures Find out what makes an experience an NDE, who typically has them and how people have tried to explain them. See more brain pictures. Near-death experiences (NDE­s) are common enough that they have enter­ed our everyday language. Phrases like “my whole life flashed before my eyes” and “go to …

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A Note on Science and NDE

A Note on Science and NDE, By Simon Berkovich, Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at the George Washington University.* Below is an introductory discussion of more theoretical papers exploring the idea that DNA information in living organisms is not complex enough to explain the quantity and diversity of information processed …

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Does Death Exist? New Theory Says ‘No’

Robert Lanza, MD Many of us fear death. We believe in death because we have been told we will die. We associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die. But a new scientific theory suggests that death is not the terminal event we think. One well-known aspect of …

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This is how your brain predicts future events

Published Thursday 22 November 2018 By Maria Cohut Fact checked by Jasmin Collier Brains learn how to anticipate future occurrences from patterns. This process is called “anticipatory timing,” and it allows us to successfully interact with the world around us. How does it work? A new study explores how the brain can …

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Left brain vs. right brain: How does one dominate?

Published Monday 24 December 2018 By Tim Newman Fact checked by Carolyn Robertson The two hemispheres of our brain — left and right — specialize in different tasks. A recent study asks how this occurs and reaches a surprising conclusion. Exactly how do the left and right brain compete for dominance? Hemispheric …

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New brain region ‘could be what makes humans unique’

Published Sunday 25 November 2018 By Ana Sandoiu Fact checked by Jasmin Collier A neuroscientist has just found a previously unknown brain area. The newly identified brain region could inform scientists’ efforts into curing neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s or motor neuron disease. New research uncovers a previously unknown brain area that …

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Mitochondrion

Mitochondrion – Wikipedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  (Redirected from Mitochondrial)Jump to navigationJump to search Two mitochondria from mammalian lung tissue displaying their matrix and membranes as shown by electron microscopy Cell biologyComponents of a typical animal cell: NucleolusNucleusRibosome (little dots)VesicleRough endoplasmic reticulumGolgi apparatus (or “Golgi body”)CytoskeletonSmooth endoplasmic reticulumMitochondrionVacuoleCytosol (fluid that …

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How we evolved into male and female

According to scientists, the very first organisms to dare engage in sex were more like Adam and Steve than Adam and Eve. That’s because sex was… By Faye Flam According to scientists, the very first organisms to dare engage in sex were more like Adam and Steve than Adam and Eve. …

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Homo sapiens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  (Redirected from Anatomically modern human)Jump to navigationJump to searchThis article is about Homo sapiens as a biological species (its evolution and habitat). For a more general perspective on humanity, see Human. For other uses, see Homo sapiens (disambiguation). Homo sapiensTemporal range: 0.35–0 Ma PreЄЄOSDCPTJKPgN↓Middle Pleistocene–PresentMale and female H s. sapiens(Akha in northern Thailand,2007 photograph)Conservation statusLeast Concern (IUCN …

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Which came first; male or female?

Daniel Gerber, Don’t trust me, I have no idea what I’m talking about. But I use wikipedia. Is this a joke question? If not, I’d suggest that you trawl through some of the questions that explain how evolution works.  Or better yet, go to your local college book store and …

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Genetics Suggest Modern Female Came First

By MAGGIE FOX Science may have caught up with the Bible, which says that Adam and Eve are the ancestors of all humans alive today. But in the scientists’ version, based on DNA analysis, “Adam,” the genetic ancestor of all men living today, and “Eve,” the genetic ancestor of all living …

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Origins of Pain

Researchers identify pathway that drives sustained pain following injury Date:December 13, 2018 Source: Harvard Medical School Summary:Research in mice identifies a set of neurons responsible for sustained pain and resulting pain-coping behaviors Findings point to the existence of separate neural pathways that regulate threat avoidance versus injury mitigation Study can …

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Algae May Hold Key to Origin of the Sexes

When a single gene is silenced in wild-type males of the alga V. carteri (upper left) they morph into pseudo-females (lower-left). The same gene inserted into females (upper right) turns them into pseudo-males (lower right).Credit: Sa Geng and James Umen. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001905.g001 A tiny, unassuming little alga may hold the secret to how …

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