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Johns Hopkins psychedelics research keeps finding medical uses

Johns Hopkins is among several institutions challenging a key tenet of outlawing psychedelics: that they have "no medicinal use." <i>Baltimore Magazine</i> …

The Secrets of Consciousness

<b>Introduction</b><br>Searching for the Secrets of Consciousness <i><br>by Jeanene Swanson</i><p><b>Section 1: The Nature of Consciousness</b><p>1.1 How Unconscious Mechanisms Affect …

Neuroscience: Your Brain Can Literally Be on the Same Wavelength as Someone Else's

Did you 'click' with someone? A brain scan could tell you.<p>The Beach Boys wrote a whole song about the experience, and we have plenty of informal phrases that try to capture the feeling. "We just clicked," you might tell your friend of a great date. Or, "It felt like we were totally on the same …

Who Watches The ‘Watchmen’ Honest Trailer?

“Before Zack Snyder turned one of the most universally beloved comic books of all time into a completely polarizing movie [<i>Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>], he turned <i>the</i> most universally beloved comic of all time into… a completely polarizing movie: <i>Watchmen</i>.” That’s right, <i>Watchmen</i> is getting an …

Quantum computing: To boldly go where Einstein feared to tread

To build a quantum computer — and to understand what it's good for — scientists will have to stretch their minds farther than Einstein could stretch his.<p>It was the scientific equivalent of a heavyweight title fight, but less conclusive. During the 1920s and ’30s, two of the century’s greatest …

Joey Jordison says ‘cowardly’ Slipknot fired him via email because they thought he was on drugs

Drummer has explained how health problems stopped him from being in the band<p>Ex-Slipknot drummer <b>Joey Jordison</b> has described his departure from the …

Schlock & Awe: Ralph Bakshi’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS

There are few things I love more these days than weird-ass old animated films. While Disney was busy making glossy family fare for the masses, other …

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Snowden calls for whistleblower shield after claims by new Pentagon source

Accusations that Pentagon retaliated against a whistleblower undermine argument that there were options for Snowden other than leaking to the media<p>Long read: how the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers Exclusive: Pentagon source goes on record against whistleblower program<p>Edward Snowden has called …

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Apple is ditching an update that has been killing iPads

iOS 9.3.2 was released this week, including features like Night Shift mode and Low Power mode. But some iPad Pro users also reported that it left their devices totally unusable — displaying an "Error 56" message that can't be removed. It can't even be solved by restoring the tablet from iTunes, a …

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Why Do We Still Depict All Pot Smokers as Bong-Toting Losers?

These stock images are meant to help the media rethink the way they portray stoners.<p>According to a Health Canada report, about 39 percent of Canadians have tried smoking pot. There's no way they all look like Cheech & Chong, so why does the media keep portraying them that way?<p>As Canada's Liberal …

James Cameron Explains Why the World Needs 4 Avatar Sequels

The filmmaker made the surprise announcement at CinemaCon on Thursday.<p>When <b>James Cameron</b> took the CinemaCon stage on Thursday during Fox's presentation to theater owners, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind the $2.8 billion-grossing <i>Avatar</i> joked, “I'll do my best to try to prove myself to 20th Century …

LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

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‘Why aren’t we earning enough to live?’ – how The Divide lays bare global inequality

The documentary film reveals the toxic social divisions caused by low pay for US and UK workers<p>Janet, a Walmart shop assistant in Louisiana, is so visibly stressed by working in a very understaffed store that a customer tells her she looks as if she’s going have a heart attack. Rochelle, a care …

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Antimatter changed physics, and the discovery of antimemories could revolutionise neuroscience

The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.<p>One of the most intriguing …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

20 greatest metal albums ever – as voted by you

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is image <i>1</i> of 20<p>Pantera – ‘Vulgar Display Of Power’<p>A countdown of the top 20 metal albums, as voted for by …

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Welcome to the climate emergency: you’re about 20 years late

Everywhere you look right now, the Earth’s climate system seems to be breaking records.<p>February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount<p>Read more<p>To choose the most inappropriate metaphor possible, February 2016 would have been enough to bring a lot of climate watchers out in a cold …

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Dining in Texas Hill Country, Mapped

Just outside of Austin is the <b>Hill Country</b>, known for more than just wide open spaces, stellar sunset views, and wineries. Find Southern food with German and Mexican influences, which combine for a varied culinary experience in the live oak groves of small town Texas. From plum jelly kolaches at</b> …

America’s fatal Trump obsession: This wannabe strongman monopolizes the airwaves while our planet is falling apart

The news about our climate continues to get more and more dire. But you wouldn’t know it from watching the news<p>Though you’ll barely hear about it on CNN or the nightly news, during the last three months the world has been historically warm, with each month eclipsing the previous as the warmest in …

How to Make Cannabis-Infused Bacon Bloody Marys

Pairing wine with weed may bring out the flavors in a vintage, but weed-infused vodka can also make for a relaxed boozy brunch cocktail experience. In this video, the cannabis enthusiasts at Cut engineer a weekend cocktail experience that will get you baked and ready to munch on your Sunday meal. …

The U.S. Government Launches a $100-Million "Apollo Project of the Brain"

Three decades ago, the U.S. government launched the Human Genome Project, a 13-year endeavor to sequence and map all the genes of the human species. …

FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans

Exclusive: Classified revisions accepted by secret Fisa court affect NSA data involving Americans’ international emails, texts and phone calls<p>The FBI has quietly revised its privacy rules for searching data involving Americans’ international communications that was collected by the National …

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How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

How can we measure the phenomenon of human consciousness?<p>A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD …

Unpopular Opinion: It's Time to Talk About How Terrible Pantera Are

The weird thing is, I <i>want</i> to like them, if only because I’ve hated them for so long. You see, kids, I have a long, long history of hating Pantera. …

Physicist Brian Greene clearly, joyfully explains gravitational waves to Stephen Colbert, and us

If you have Brian Greene as your teacher, count yourself lucky. The Columbia professor of physics and mathematics was Stephen Colbert's guest on …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Chef Jack Gilmore’s Lake House Has the Outdoor Kitchen Of Your Dreams

"We wanted to create a party house," he explains, where his friends, family, and dogs could all just come over. Twelve years ago, after his sons Bryce and Dylan (of Odd Duck and Barley Swine) graduated high school, they found the Marble Falls location and worked to remake the property into their …

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