Peter Thiel-Backed Psychedelics Firm Buys Majority of Brain-Control Interface Firm

Photo: Stephanie Keith (Getty Images) ATAI Life Sciences, a biosciences company backed by venture capitalist and freedom-loving billionaire Peter Thiel that specializes in experimental treatment of mental disorders with psychedelic drugs, has bought out a majority stake in a company working to meld the mind with machines. Advertisement Per CNBC, the Berlin-based ATAI has purchased…

‘Vokabulantis’ turns photogrammetry and stop-motion into a poetic platformer

There’s something special about Vokabulantis. At first glance, it doesn’t look like a video game at all, with hand-built puppets clambering up deliciously detailed sets, limbs as slender and fluid as those in Coraline or The Nightmare Before Christmas. However, the environments in Vokabulantis look slightly different from classic stop-motion movies — gritty and tactile,…

The 10 Best Deals of April 9, 2021

Gif: Juliana Clark Friday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals It’s April 9, and we at Kinja Deals are here to bring you the top 10 deals of the day. Cash in on Truly Products and chill out. Indulge in your cravings with Daelman’s Stroopwafels. And do self-care right by taking 20% off Bellesa’s sitewide spring…

Chronic Stuffy Nose Linked to Changes in Brain Activity, Study Finds

Photo: AP (AP) Your always-congested sinuses might be a harbinger of more trouble down the road, new research out Friday suggests. The small study found evidence of a link between chronic sinus inflammation and altered, possibly harmful brain activity. The findings don’t necessarily prove that the two things are directly connected, but they do highlight…

Chronic Sinus Inflammation Linked to Changed Brain Activity, Study Finds

Photo: AP (AP) Your always-congested sinuses might be a harbinger of more trouble down the road, new research out Friday suggests. The small study found evidence of a link between chronic sinus inflammation and altered, possibly harmful brain activity. The findings don’t necessarily prove that the two things are directly connected, but they do highlight…

The next Star Trek movie is scheduled for 2023

It’s been five long years since the last Star Trek movie and while the next one might still be quite some time away, there’s at least some light at the end of the tunnel (or wormhole) for Trekkers. Paramount Pictures has announced a June 9th, 2023 release date for an untitled Star Trek film, according…

We’re Archiving Yahoo Answers So You’ll Always Know How Babby Is Formed

Photo: Postmodern Studio (Shutterstock) When the internet was mourning the impending shutdown of Yahoo Answers, announced earlier this week, there was a sentiment that you saw over and over again: that shutting the site down was akin to the library of Alexandria burning down. Advertisement Honestly, that’s not too much of an exaggeration. When the…

Discovery of 3,400-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian City Stuns Archaeologists

Remains of the ancient Egyptian city, “The Rise of Aten.”Image: Zahi Hawass/Facebook An expedition working near Luxor has stumbled upon the remains of a lost ancient Egyptian city, in what is being hailed as the most significant archaeological discovery in the region since the 1920s. Advertisement Archaeologist Zahi Hawass, the former Minister of State for…

This Week’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Wasn’t Really About Either

Wonder what John is looking at?Photo: Marvel Studios Episode four of Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was all about contrasting viewpoints, mainly from two people—neither of which were the Falcon or the Winter Soldier—who represent factions on a collision course for possible war. And it might be up to Sam (Anthony Mackie) and…