Andreas Papadopoulos

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Why It Feels Like You Can Communicate with Nature on LSD

"There is no evidence that communion with entities during psychedelic experiences is not an illusion."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>"I was in my kitchen, staring at this massive tree," says Bill in Merseyside, England, as he recollects one of the times he's done LSD. "Suddenly, he …

Buenos Aires

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

Glowing beer is a thing thanks to biohacking technology

CRISPR-Cas9 is a gene-editing technique that uses bacterial protein to replace segments of DNA. Although CRISPR has clinical applications that could …

Synthetic Biology

Facebook’s Chatbots Have Invented Their Own Secret Language, Let’s Hope Our New Overlords Are Kind

It’s a commonly held belief that computers will become sentient and take over the planet, enslaving humans and reigning supreme until a plucky band of unlikely heroes shuts that whole thing down. That almost certainly won’t happen, but that doesn’t make the occasional surprise discovery that …

The surprising health benefits of drinking beer

It's National Beer Day, which seems like as good a reason as any to savour a pint of the amber nectar (though not Fosters, obviously – these days the selection on offer is much better than that).<p>And here's another: that same glass of beer could actually help you live longer.<p>Last year, a study of …

Apple is investing $1 billion in clean energy with this unique approach

Apple just announced a big clean energy investment on the heels of President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate …

Trump's proposed STEM budget cuts a grave mistake

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the 1950s, the late physicist Charles Townes was told he was wasting his time inventing lasers (a kind of powerful light source explained by a theory Albert Einstein published a century ago).<p>Ponder this every time you fire up your computer hard drive, or when a loved one receives …

Stem Cells

The island that forever changed science

When we think of evolution, we think of Charles Darwin. Yet on a tiny, volcanic, Indonesian island, a little-known naturalist formulated a theory that would shape the world of science.<p>The Indonesian island of Ternate, like its neighbour Tidore, is almost all volcano. It sprouts from the sea, an …

National University of Singapore

The FDA Now Trusts You With Your Own Genetic Information

0<p>SHARES<p>Before one of her pregnancies, my wife took a genetic test to find out if she was a cystic fibrosis carrier. Her doctor ordered the test, and …

Molecular Biology

Caterpillars that eat plastic bags discovered, could lead to pollution solution

<b>The greater wax moth caterpillar can biodegrade polyethylene, one of the most widely used and indestructible plastics vexing the planet.</b><p>Caterpillars. …

Sea Levels Could Rise 8 Feet: See How That Will Drown Your City

These animated videos show the findings of a new report on sea level rise, so you can fully understand that Manhattan streets and Fenway Park might be underwater by 2070.<p>By the end of the century, global sea levels could rise as much as 8.2 feet, according to a recent study. A new series of …

Solar Employs More Workers Than Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined

U.S. solar employs more workers than any other energy industry, including coal, oil and natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of …

Panasonic begins work on Denver future smart city, Peña Station next

Peña Station, currently a remote rail station south of Denver International Airport, may be the location of one of the most futuristic smart city developments.<p>Denver Mayor Michael Hancock expressed his desire for Peña Station to be more than just a transit hub and earlier this year Panasonic jumped …

Panasonic

The best free software for writers

Writing is a terrible job, and if you’re considering it a viable career path, you’re making a huge mistake. Just kidding. Writing is the best! Unlike …

Writing

11 science fiction adventures to escape into this Thanksgiving holiday

Here’s the scene: your family is coming in from all parts of the country for the big day. It’s great to see everyone, but you honestly would rather deal with them through Facebook this year. You need a quick and easy way to escape the crowd, so you power up your e-reader and jump into a new …

Science Fiction

Four Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Learning

The First 'Ghost in the Shell' Trailer Is Here

New trailer shows off Scarlett Johansson as "The Major," as well as piles of grim cyberpunky imagery.<p>Most of the focus surrounding the upcoming live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow's 1989 manga <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> has centered on the controversial casting of Scarlett Johansson, who's decidedly a …

Anime

How President Trump Will Affect Clean Energy and the Climate Change Fight

So it happened. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last night in a stunning victory. While many groups from Silicon Valley to the auto industry …

Clean Technology

Mountain Peaks and Stratovolcanoes (Mount Rainier National Park)

A New One-Stop Shop for Finding Cheap Flights

If you love the thrill of booking a great flight deal, you likely also know the frustration of having to sort through dozens (or even hundreds) of …

Woman's fart starts fire during surgery, causing serious burns to her body

A patient's flatulence sparked a fire which caused her serious burns to her body, according to a university hospital in Japan.<p>Although the incident …

Anti-Aging Startup Raises $116 Million With Bezos Backing

A Silicon Valley drugmaker focused on anti-aging treatments has raised $116 million from investors to support the development of medicines designed …

Macular Degeneration

The 13 Scariest Books You’ll Ever Read

These’ll make you scream<p>When people talk about scary pop culture, it's usually cinematic gore fests or televised bloodbaths which have a prominent place in the conversation. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of frights to be found on a screen near you (I mean, did you <i>see</i> any of the presidential …

Dub Box makes a smaller, lighter VW Microbus caravan

Just last month, we watched caravan icon Airstream go small with the new Basecamp trailer, saying it finally felt the market right for the model, …

Camping

Our Best Map Yet of Io's Volcanic Activity Looks Terrifying

Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically-active body in our solar system, and a recent observational campaign offers a little more insight into the …

A 15-Minute Workout That’ll Help You Crush Your Next Cardio Session

If you want to get better at cardio workouts spend some time doing plyometric exercises, explains Sara Lewis, trainer and owner of XO Fitness in …

Workouts