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What Just a Little Bit of These 5 Drugs Does to Your Health

Many of today's street drugs were first developed in the pharmaceutical industry before they were scheduled as illicit narcotics.<p>Medicinal cocaine …

Depression

De tien belangrijkste undergroundlocaties van Nederland - artikelen

<b>WORM, Rotterdam</b><br>Het podium dat de mooiste reacties krijgt in deze verkiezing. Zoals van Jasper Willems (33, geen onbekende in het undergroundwereld) …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Homeland Security

Elton John pops into London train station, plays piano, leaves

LONDON — It's not every day you get to see Elton John casually tickling the ivories in a random London train station.<p>Anyone who happened to be …

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Harvard Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy on Mastering the Antidote to Anxiety, Self-Consciousness, and Impostor Syndrome

“Before we even show up at the doorstep of an opportunity, we are teeming with dread and anxiety, borrowing trouble from a future that hasn’t yet unfolded.”<p><i>“We know that we live in contradiction,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his magnificent meditation on strength of character, <i>“but we also know that we</i> …

TED Talks

5 Habits Ruining Your Brain

A few days ago I was walking on the bike path near our house. I had my headphones on. I may have occasionally busted a sweet dance move or two when no one was looking. It has been an insane sixth months and I'm doing everything I can these days to clear out my bad habits. Walking, tunes, ninja …

Headphones

Homo Spaciens: How humanity will leave Earth behind

Welcome to a BBC Future special series about how we will live beyond Earth.<p>In the timeline of human history, our species’ time spent exploring the Universe outside our planet is a mere blip.<p>Yet in the few short decades since we first ventured into space, our ambitions have switched from simply …

How to build the world's first underground park

"It’s at the heart of the Lower East Side, the meeting point of five different ethnicities," Ramsey says. "The entire neighborhood above it was literally knocked down in the ’70s. So I think this is an opportunity to begin to knit back together a tear in the urban fabric."<p>Not that the abandoned …

Humans Actually Did Some Good Stuff For The Planet In 2015

All is not lost ... yet.<p>This year was a big one for the planet, and world leaders are finally listening to scientists who say all is not well in the world.<p>But while some things look dire, we've made progress in 2015. The planet has banded together to stave off the worst effects of climate change. …

Climate

The man who studies the spread of ignorance

How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>In 1979, a secret memo from the tobacco …

UC Berkeley

Big Idea: Marijuana Reaches New Highs

Reduced restrictions will make it easier for scientists to study pot's potential<p>It’s now easier to buy marijuana in the U.S. for personal consumption than it is for scientists to procure it for research: 23 states and D.C. have legalized it (at least as medicine), and several others may have it on …

Bernie Sanders

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropecene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.<p>"Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth." So begins one of the more depressing scientific papers I've ever read.<p>What follows in "The …

Consciousness Is Not Mysterious

It’s just the brain describing itself—to itself.<p>When Isaac Newton was 17 years old, he performed a series of experiments with prisms and light beams. Within weeks he discovered the scientific explanation for color, invented the reflecting telescope, proposed the particle theory of light, and …

Humanity

Are your opinions really your own?

The “wisdom of crowds” doesn’t always apply – sometimes group-think nudges people to make wrong-headed decisions.<p>The downstairs room of a central London pub is not where most psychologists would choose to stage an experiment in decision-making, but for Daniel Richardson it is ideal. A researcher at …

Critical Thinking

Virtual Reality Therapy: Treating The Global Mental Health Crisis

Alex Senson Contributor<p>Alex Senson is a biotech/pharmaceutical professional.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?<p>Most of us experience some level of stress and anxiety in our lives. It can be relatively mild or extremely severe and debilitating — or …

A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We've Been Waiting For

By Ben Schiller6 minute Read<p>There’s a simple way to end poverty: the government just gives everyone enough money, so nobody is poor. No ifs, buts, …

Can There Really Be A Planet In Our Solar System That We Don't Know About?

How skeptical should we be, and how will we find out if this mystery planet is really out there?<p>Scientists have long suspected that our solar system might harbor a hidden planet. Now, after decades of searching, they may be on to something.<p>This week, in <i>The Astronomical Journal</i>, astronomer Mike …

Astronomy

'We know so little about so much': Robert Newman talks skulls, science and psychology

The comedian talks us through why Freud was was wrong, Isaac Newton’s brain capacity and why thinking of the brain as a ‘wet computer’ is an error<p>I discovered Rob Newman’s comedy when I was 16. His shows were relentless: packed full of quotes, arguments, anger, history, philosophy and, above all, …

How are all those screens changing kids' behavior?

In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, businessman and author Tony Schwartz offered an honest yet troubling account of what he calls his "addiction" to technology.<p>The medical and research fields have not yet come to a clear consensus on what constitutes technology "addiction" and which factors …

This 11-Year-Old Girl Started A Project To Get More Diverse Books In Schools

"If you have something in common with the characters, you'll always remember and learn a lesson from the book."

UK scientists get permission to 'gene edit' human embryos

A team of British scientists has been approved to use "gene editing" techniques on human embryos, in the hope that it will better our understanding of early human life. A group at the Francis Crick Institute in London wants to research newly fertilised eggs and how they develop in the first seven …

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