The Brain: A computer or Quantum Orchestra?

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One of the world's leading researchers in consciousness studies brings the audience at SAND Italy up to date with the latest research into the relationship between the brain's neuronal firing and consciousness. He explains Penrose's illustrations of nonlocality and superposition as separations in spacetime geometry, focusing in particular on microtubules. He also discusses pi resonance groups in anesthetics and psychedelics, which point to involvement of microtubules, and collapse of the wave function. This is the only scientific explanation of consciousness.
 

Small Island Nations & Climate Change Models

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An international team of climate change experts says global models which are used to help nations prepare for the impact of climate change are overlooking small island nations

The Light Eaters: Zoë Schlanger

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At the edges of plant consciousness and the more-than-human in Schlanger new book

New Paradigm of Animal Consciousness

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Far more animals than previously thought likely have consciousness, top scientists say in a new declaration — including fish, lobsters and octopus

Indigenous Knowledge & Climate Crisis: Nonette Royo

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Robust Indigenous and local land rights are vital for managing forests, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preserving biodiversity, and improving livelihoods

Indigenous Solar Eclipse Stories From Across Turtle Island

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From rodents of unusual size to flaming arrows, communities across North America share solar eclipse traditions

Chasing Cicadas

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Amid the cacophony of a cicada emergence, Anisa George reflects on her choice to leave the Bahá’í faith and its promise of a new civilization

The Possibilities of Regeneration

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Origins of regenerative agriculture, offering a story that is both new and ancient in its roots

Ghost Pipe, Illness, and Mycoheterotrophy

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No matter how sick I feel, I’m still afire with a need to do something for my living

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