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The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

Victoria’s Secret Photographer of Over 20 Years Releases Tell-All Book, Including Backstage Pictures

Russell James has quite firmly held the position of official backstage photographer at the Victoria’s Secret shows for 22 years – since the first in …

India’s temples of sex

This extremely conservative country was once home to the world’s first sex treatise and the erotic art on display is perhaps more shocking now than when it was created.<p>In December 2013, India’s LGBT community suffered a severe setback as the country’s Supreme Court ruled homosexuality to be a …

Sculpture

Watch 73 Questions Answered By Your Favorite Celebs | Aziz Ansari Talks Met Gala, Kanye West, and Learning to Speak Italian | Vogue Video | CNE

Aziz Ansari Talks Met Gala, Kanye West, and Learning to Speak Italian<p>On the eve of the Met Gala, "Master of None" co-creator Aziz Ansari makes us a smoothie while answering 73 unexpected questions. Aziz talks about his childhood crush on Elaine Benes, his displeasure with the term "foodie," and …

Timeline of the Syrian civil war and US response

The U.S. attack on a Syrian air base came after years of heated debate and deliberation in Washington over intervention in the bloody civil war.<p>Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of the conflict, with the U.N. blaming three attacks on the Syrian government and a fourth …

Middle East

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

The controversial plan to tunnel beneath Stonehenge

For engineers, boring a tunnel can be fairly straightforward. But when that tunnel goes beneath one of the world’s most heavily protected ancient sites, it becomes a lot more complicated.<p>It’s one of the world’s most famous ancient monuments: an instantly recognisable icon from a forgotten world, a …

Archaeology

Major celestial events of 2017

From meteor showers to supermoons, take a look at the major celestial events that will light up the sky in 2017.<p>The intensity of the meteor shower …

The most uplifting playlist ever, according to a neuroscientist

The list was commissioned by British electronics brand Alba, which had done a large survey of customers around the UK and Ireland — asking everything from their basic music taste to what sounds they listen to to feel happier.<p>According to Jolij's blog:<p>Basically, they asked me whether I could find a …

New Research on Overcoming Loneliness

New research finds the brains of lonely people respond more negatively to social stimuli<p>I was feeling lonely one recent weekend. I craved company, but friends and family all seemed to be on vacation or busy. So I arranged to chat with a friend who lives in another city, signed up for a group kayak …

Psychology

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

An Oral History of Langtang, the Valley Destroyed by the Nepal Earthquake

On April 25 of this year, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal at 11:56 a.m., local time. Half a million homes across the country were leveled and more than 8,500 people were killed, including 19 climbers and Sherpas who died in an avalanche that roared through Mount Everest Base Camp. While images …

Natural Disasters

22 Things To Keep In Your Home In Case Of Emergency

Sure, you have a first-aid kit and a couple cans of garbanzo beans. But, in our experience, it's always better to be over-prepared than not. Here, 22 things to keep on hand so you're ready for fire, flooding, zombies, cute zombies...anything that life throws your way.<p><b>1. Three days' worth of</b> …

The 11 must-read Hillary Clinton emails

From air traffic woes to more technology troubles, the latest release of Clinton emails includes some gems.<p>The latest trove of Hillary Clinton's emails shows how the former secretary of state dealt with with major geopolitical events such as the massive release of thousands of diplomatic cables by …

Hung Up

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

It's Peeple: The app where you review other humans — without their consent

Imagine a database that allows you and everyone you know to be ranked, classified and reviewed by someone you've dated, worked with or befriended, …

How Zombie Spiders Are Enslaved As Wasp Nursery Builders

Parasitic wasps are horrible things. They inject their quarry with chemicals that turn them into zombies, forcing the host animal to do their bidding. A new study has some insight into how a species of spider is forced to build a nursery for tiny wasp babies, ensuring their survival after the …

Insects

The Daily Show: The 5 Best Moments from Jon Stewart's Last Show

Legendary <i>Daily Show</i> host Jon Stewart took the anchor seat for the last time on Thursday night after 16½ years – and it didn’t disappoint.<p>Here are the …

The Daily Show

Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 1

<b>By Peter Elkind</b><p>June 25, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT<p>Above video by Sinelab<p><b>A cyber-invasion brought Sony Pictures to its knees and terrified corporate America.</b> …

Greek debt crisis is the Iraq War of finance

Guardians of financial stability are deliberately provoking a bank run and endangering Europe's system in their zeal to force Greece to its knees<p>Rarely in modern times have we witnessed such a display of petulance and bad judgment by those supposed to be in charge of global financial stability, and …

Edelkrone PocketSkater2 is a Mini Camera Dolly You Can Fit In Your Pocket

Camera dollies can add beautiful and fluid movement to your videos, but they tend to be both bulky and difficult to travel with for extended periods. …

Genius idea turns Albert Einstein's handwriting into a font

Soon, you'll be able to write like a genius without actually being one.<p>Typographer Harald Geisler from Frankfurt, Germany wants to turn Albert …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Case Western Reserve University

Ten Essential Tablet Apps for Creative Urges

Unleash your (mobile) creative genius.<p>The tablet … it has a reputation. No matter how many thrilling ads Apple puts out about composing verses and doing crazy cool DJ stuff with iPad, people often consider it more of a media consumption device than something you use to create things.<p>Fortunately, …

Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: First Solar<p>After about an hour of weaving up and down the winding, mountainous, two-lane highway that is route 58, …

Renewable Energy

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …