Inca Child Sacrifice Victims Drank "Anti-Depressant" Ayahuasca Before Death
Toxicological findings from two children dispatched atop a volcano in Peru, tested positive for cocaine and alkaloids found in ayahuasca. Thought to have been aged between six and seven at the time of their demise, the two children were immolated around 500 years ago as part of a capacocha ritual, occurring at an altitude of 5,800 meters on the Ampato mountain.
Mushrooms May “Talk” To Each Other And Have Vocabulary Of 50 “Words”
Mushrooms and other fungi may communicate electrically through what is known as the mycelium network. The filaments which form the network can join fungi underground over vast distances, arguably making entire ecosystems into an Avatar-like superorganism. New research reveals differences between species, described as having their own languages, formed through trains of electricity spikes. Each "language" typically having about 50 trains, equivalent to words.
W Boson Mass Is Higher Than Predicted – The Biggest Observed Deviation In Particle Physics
The W boson is one of the mediators of the weak nuclear force, one of the fundamental forces of nature. Its mass has now been estimated to its highest precision yet – twice as precise as the previous best measurement by the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). Researchers report nearly a decade of analysis of data collected by the Tevatron particle accelerator. The measurements show that the W boson mass is about 157,000 times that of an electron.
First Recorded Case Of Meningitis In A Greenland Shark Uncovered In Necropsy
Elusive creatures that can live 2,600 meters (8,530 feet) deep, Greenland sharks are the world's longest-living vertebrates, and they can be quite hard to study. Which is why scientists were eager to retrieve a runaway corpse that was found in Cornwall, UK. When the tide came in a search party was launched to try and retrieve the dead animal and the academic insights its body would contain.
Electronic Spinal Implant Allows Woman With Rare Neurodegenerative Disease To Walk Again
An electronic implant surgically placed into the spine of a woman has allowed her to walk again, after a debilitating neurodegenerative disease caused her to fall unconscious every time she stood up. The incredible system has previously allowed three paralyzed men to regain movement in their legs and shows huge promise for patients with neurodegenerative diseases for which there are currently no cures.
What Is MSG? The Odd Tale Of Its Unsavory Reputation
A story of anti-Asian prejudice, fake identities, (perhaps) a prank that snowballed out of control, and the unlikely substance at the center of it all – MSG.