Feeling the consciousness – The New Indian Express

The great divide between scientific and mystical views of reality lands on the question of our subjective awareness. It is harder to demonstrate objectively the transformative experiences that a seeker may undergo. Ultimately it comes down to how someone feels. This domain of feeling is so extraordinary and intricate in our subjectivity, and yet it has been often quite disregarded as the source of our capacity to orientate and connect with our environment.

— Read on www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/spirituality/2021/apr/11/feeling-the-consciousness-2287617.amp

The Weird Science of Loneliness and Our Brains | WIRED

Attempts to manufacture isolation in the laboratory are even more disturbing. In the 1950s, Canadian psychologist Donald Hebb paid graduate students at McGill University $20 a day to stay alone in tiny rooms. The volunteers’ hands were placed in cardboard tubes, their ears covered by thick U-shaped pillows to muffle any sounds, and opaque goggles were placed over their eyes. Soon enough their mental cognition deteriorated and they experienced extreme restlessness and vivid hallucinations. One student reported feeling that his body was in two places at once, and he was unable to decide which one was really him.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/weird-science-of-loneliness-brains/

6,000-year-old child skeleton found in Israel’s ‘Cave of Horrors’ along with ancient Dead Sea scrolls and world’s oldest basket

Written mainly in Greek, newly unveiled Dead Sea Scrolls fragments contain parts of the book of the 12 minor prophets. Massive survey of Israel’s Judean Desert caves also discovered body of mummified child wrapped in a 6,000-year-old blanket

  • Archaeologists found the child’s preserved skeleton naturally mummified in the dry cave.
  • The “Cave of Horrors” takes its name from the 40 skeletons found during excavations in the 1960s.
  • A CT scan revealed the child was 6 to 12 years old. The child is thought to have been a girl.

— Read on https://www.businessinsider.in/science/news/6000-year-old-child-skeleton-found-in-israels-cave-of-horrors-along-with-ancient-dead-sea-scrolls-and-worlds-oldest-basket/articleshow/81619934.cms

Is Consciousness Everywhere? | The MIT Press Reader

But who else, besides myself, has experiences? Because you are so similar to me, I abduce that you do. The same logic applies to other people. Apart from the occasional solitary solipsist this is uncontroversial. But how widespread is consciousness in the cosmos at large? How far consciousness extends its dominion within the tree of life becomes more difficult to abduce as species become more alien to us.
— Read on thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/is-consciousness-everywhere/

The moon has a tail, and Earth wears it like a scarf once a month | Live Science

According to a study published March 3 in the journal JGR Planets, the lunar tail is made of millions of sodium atoms blasted out of the lunar soil and into space by meteor strikes and then pushed hundreds of thousands of miles downstream by solar radiation. For a few days a month, when the new moon sits between Earth and the sun, our planet’s gravity drags that sodium tail into a long beam that wraps around Earth’s atmosphere before blasting into space on the opposite side.
— Read on www.livescience.com/amp/moon-has-a-sodium-tail.html

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