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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

Scientists witnessed the most spectacular event in the universe, and now we know where gold comes from

In a carefully orchestrated series of press conferences, papers, and journal studies that were sent out together today, scientists from around the …

Marijuana Farmers Hit Hard by California Wildfires

The wildfires that have incinerated hundreds of thousands of acres in the Northern California in October have destroyed thousands of homes, acres of …

So You Want to Read… A Guide to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres

Science fiction and fantasy have never been straightforward genres. They encompass any number of weird, obscure, and wildly imaginative works of …

Anxiety and Depression Are Linked To Chemical Brain Imbalances

Depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders have often been left untreated properly, and a chemical imbalance is the culprit.

Depression

How It Actually Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.<p>As part of the human body's acute stress system, the "fight-or-flight" response works by …

Top 10 2017 Science Fiction Novels I Want Now

2017 is here and, with it, new science fiction!<p>There are some great titles coming out this year. It is an exciting time for science fiction readers, …

Science Fiction

Scientists Predict Star Collision Visible To The Naked Eye In 2022

Scientists predict that a pair of stars in the constellation Cygnus will collide in 2022, give or take a year, creating an explosion in the night sky so bright that it will be visible to the naked eye.<p>If it happens, it would be the first time such an event was predicted by scientists.<p>Calvin College …

Universe

Tesla hid an Easter Egg in its Model X that triggers a Christmas light show

A fun, quirky perk about owning a Tesla is that you can always look forward to a new Easter Egg.<p>In the past, Tesla owners have been able to turn the car shown on their infotainment screen into the the submersible Lotus Esprit S1 from the James Bond movie, "The Spy Who Loved Me." They've also been …

4 Ways to Reduce Depression Without Medication

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Depression, sometimes known also as clinical …

Health Information

Russian reality TV show Game2: Winter to 'allow' rape and murder in Siberia

A new Russian reality show where crimes are “allowed” will begin next year.<p>Game2: Winter will strand 30 contestants in the -40F (-40C) Siberian wilderness for nine months with the surviving winner receiving a $1.6m prize. It will stream 24/7 online.<p>Chechnya picks leader's aide with an …

Reality TV

So You Want to Read Military Sci-Fi: Here’s Where to Start

<i>The Forever War</i> is probably one of the most powerful works of science-fiction I’ve ever read, military or not. Written by Vietnam vet Joe Haldeman,</i> …

Science Fiction

New studies just found psychedelics help terminal cancer patients and could be the new wonder drugs for psychiatry – they shouldn't be ignored

Today, in a ground-breaking development in the field of psychiatry, two new studies were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showing that …

Study: Marijuana Can Help Battle Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Addiction

The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress …

Trying to Be Creative When You're on Antidepressants Isn't Easy

Starting Lexapro, I had no idea the toll it would take. Sure my intense panic attacks dulled, but losing your emotions feels like dying.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>I always thought I wrote best when I was depressed. A lot of writers say the same thing. There's just something about …

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

Books

How Cannabidiol (CBD) Works for Treating Anxiety

<i>This article is sponsored by PureCBDvapors.com, your trusted CBD experts dealing in effective pain relief through the use of legal hemp derived</i> …

Neuroscience

Science Explains Why Anxiety Can Be So Hard to Treat

Anxiety, and more broadly, stress, is a common part of everyone’s lives, and for good reason: It actually has its roots in a survival mechanism that …

Bad Habits We Can Break That Are Linked To Depression And Anxiety

We often wonder if there are things that we are doing in our daily routine that actually increase our feelings of depression and anxiety. We also wonder if there are simple changes that we can make in our lives to decrease these feelings and provide us some relief. There are indeed things that we …

The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis

Let us take you through the rainbow of cannabis colors.<p>Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color. In fact, a whopping 93 percent of buyers make a purchasing choice contingent on the color and …

Report: The War on Marijuana in Black and White

<b>Over-Policing:</b> Between 2001 and 2010, there were over 8 million pot arrests in the U.S. That’s one bust every 37 seconds and hundreds of thousands …

Cannabis

12 Tweets That Make Perfect Sense To People With Social Anxiety

"Nothing worse than your social anxiety getting mistaken for rudeness."<p>Imagine having paralyzing self-doubt at a party or feel petrified speaking up during a meeting. If you have social anxiety, that’s just another day for you.<p>The mental health condition, which affects 15 million men and women, can …

Depression

Antidepressants may increase anxiety by activating serotonin-driven brain pathway

Study in mice challenges idea that neurotransmitter serotonin is only linked to happy moods.<p>Antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake …

This is how your brain deals with language while on LSD

Researchers in the United Kingdom now have a better understanding of how the psychedelic drug LSD, also known as acid, affects how the brain …

A Doctor's Take on Pot

On August 11th, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its decision to keep marijuana classified as a Schedule I drug. The federal government …

How to Increase Internet Speed on Android Phone or Tablet

DO YOU LIKE IT<p>Everyone who uses internet on their <i>android phones or tablet</i> want to know <i>how to increase internet speed.</i> Now in the era of technology …

Android News

DEA's Hypocritical Marijuana Decision Ignores The Evidence

Do you know where caffeine comes from? What about acetylsalicylic acid, otherwise known as aspirin? How about digitalis? If you said “plants,” you get a gold star. Many plants make caffeine, the active ingredient in aspirin derives from willow bark, and digitalis, along with its cousin digoxin, are …

Cannabis

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let's pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe.<p>You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 meters). Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you.<p>But it's not just your neck and their cameras that …

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

People in Silicon Valley are using this drug to be more creative

Common sense tells us that — in order to reach our full potential at the office — we'd probably be wise to avoid using illicit drugs.<p>Just tell that to Steve Jobs, who famously ranked his acid trips as some of the most important experiences of his life. Though Jobs is said to have stopped taking LSD …