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From Psychedelics To Alzheimer's, 2016 Was A Good Year For Brain Science

With a president-elect who has publicly supported the debunked claim that vaccines cause autism, suggested that climate change is a hoax dreamed up by the Chinese, and appointed to his Cabinet a retired neurosurgeon who doesn't buy the theory of evolution, things might look grim for science.<p>Yet …

Ancient aurochs species close to being brought back to life by European scientists

The ancient cattle, standing at 7ft and almost 1,000kg, would not go unnoticed on Europe's plains.<p>The ancient aurochs cattle species is closer to …

Scientists Invent a Device That Can Detect 17 Diseases From Your Breath, Including Cancers

Scientists have created a device straight out of <i>Star Trek</i> that can detect 17 diseases, including 8 different types of cancer, just from your breath. …

Multiple Sclerosis

It's official: Russia tamped with the 2016 election via hackers

The United States formally accused Russia of tampering with the 2016 election.<p>According to a joint report by the FBI and Department of Homeland …

Psychedelic Drugs Research And Therapy Have Reached A 'Turning Point', Campaigners Say

Long-time campaigner Amanda Feilding believes a 'tipping point' has been reached.<p>Beckley Foundation / Facebook<p>Amanda Feilding has been a drugs …

Psychedelic Drugs

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. President Obama has expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the US in response to "malicious cyber-enabled activities" targeting the presidential election.</b> The diplomats will be given 72 hours to leave the country.<p><b>2. Syria's Russian-backed ceasefire has been ushered in despite reports of isolated</b> …

Northern lights' festive show captured in stunning NASA image

The northern lights put on a festive show over northern Canada just before Christmas, and a NASA satellite captured a stunning infrared image of the spectacular display.<p>The night after the winter solstice, NASA's Suomi NPP spacecraft recorded the northern lights, or aurora borealis, across British …

New music: Here are the artists who’ll rule 2017

As we leave behind a messy 2016, surely 2017 can only take us up from here.<p>Certainly on the music scene that’s a big fat yes. Here’s the heads up – …

50 fascinating things we learned about the world in 2016

Toodle-oo, 2016. As we skip off into the sunset of this rather tumultous year, here's what we've learned over the past 12 months of travelling.<p>1. What happens when you miss your flight<p>It’s no fun, but it happens to the best of us – including Telegraph Travel's Hugh Morris. “Your first reaction will …

US gives detailed look at Russia's alleged election hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has released its most detailed report yet on accusations that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election by …

NASA's 4K Footage Of Earth From Space Is Utterly Spellbinding

If you only watch one video today, make it this.<p>If your commitment to the planet has wavered this year, NASA’s latest 4K footage might just be the …

Space

The Avalanches Enlist Freddie Gibbs for New Song “Bad Day”: Listen

The Avalanches have shared two mixes of “Bad Day,” a track with Freddie Gibbs that didn’t appear on this year’s <i>Wildflower</i>. Check them out below. Following last month’s “All Day,” it’s Gibbs’ second release since he was acquitted of a sexual assault charge in Vienna earlier this year.<p>Read …

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Astronomers discover Jupiter-like planet surrounded by clouds of rubies and sapphires

While we earthlings are being subjected to rain filled with potentially carcinogenic toxins, it looks like it’s raining rubies and sapphires on other …

Astronomy

Iggy Pop Remembers Bob Dylan Wannabes, Ruining Joe Perry’s Acid Trip

Dressed, seated and in a bookstore is not how you’d expect Iggy Pop to begin his vacation. But there he was Friday night at Manhattan’s upscale …

Rock & Roll

Lady Gaga did an a cappella serenade of Led Zeppelin we are bowing down

While she’s always been completely awe-inspiring, Lady Gaga has been particularly impressive during her press tour for her latest album, “Joanne.” …

Colonising Mars could put astronauts at 'risk of chronic dementia'

Astronauts travelling to Mars and beyond could be at risk from chronic dementia according to research from the University of California, Irvine (UCI).<p>…

Neuroscience

Could Our Universe Have Arisen From A Black Hole?

If you go back in time as far as you can, you’ll find a Universe that was hotter, denser and more energetic. If you were to extrapolate back to an arbitrarily hot, dense state, the laws of physics that describe space, time, matter and energy break down; you’ll arrive at a singularity. Yet a …