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Common cold cure on horizon after new drug successfully kills multiple strains of the virus

A cure for the common cold is in prospect after British scientists successfully tested a new drug molecule capable of killing multiple strains of the disease.<p>Until now it has been nearly impossible to vaccinate against cold virus because the condition is made of up a large family of different …

Medicine

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

Botany

Here Are 4 Conditions That the Drug Ecstasy May Help Treat

A party drug could likely be the next breakthrough in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but its potential therapeutic value doesn’t …

Ecstasy (Drug)

10 fairy-tale castles you must visit in your lifetime

European Travel

Welsh Slate Seeker – discovering the abandoned ruins of a great industry | The Great Outdoors

10th May 2018<p><b>Daniel Start, author of the new Wild Guide to Wales, shares his favourite slate quarry ruins in Northern Snowdonia, and talks about how</b> …

Archaeology

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Psychology

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>By<p>Michael Pollan<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a …

Psychedelia

The Best Books About Microdosing and Psychedelic Therapy

<i>Welcome to Reading Lists, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Psychedelia

UK Fintech Startup Revolut Will Give Cash Back In Cryptocurrencies

In a bold bid to further tempt young, tech-minded customers, London-based fintech startup Revolut is going to launch a debit card that gives users 1% cash back in cryptocurrencies.<p>The news, first reported by Business Insider, comes just after Revolut became a so-called unicorn this week. A unicorn …

Cryptocurrency

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Universe

How to be happy in today’s crazy world: 3 secrets from research

Sometimes it feels like the world is actively conspiring against your happiness. Now before you start folding your tin foil hat, let me say that you …

Happiness

NHS preparing to offer ‘game-changing’ cancer treatment

Health service chief calls for affordable access to CAR-T, which modifies immune system to destroy cancer cells<p>The NHS is preparing to fast-track a “game-changing” cancer treatment into hospitals, its chief executive has said, calling for the manufacturers to help by setting an affordable …

Cancer

End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

E.coli

Couple drop LSD to see if it makes them better at assembling IKEA furniture

Provider: Hikea ProductionsIt often seems like the instructions for IKEA furniture must have been written by somebody tripping balls on high-grade …

Furniture

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Wellness

The surprising beauty of nature reclaiming Toronto in VR

Post-apocalyptic stories are everywhere these days, so much so that it's not even surprising to see them in narratives meant for kids. But <i>Biidaaban First Light</i>, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, isn't that. Instead, it's more like indigenous futurism -- a vision of Toronto …

Native Americans

Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say

The latest clinical trial of esketamine, the nasal-spray form of the club drug ketamine, is boosting confidence <b></b>among some psychiatrists that it could be a major advance in the treatment of suicidal depression.<p>In a study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers report …

Depression

The Man Who Treated His OCD with Magic Mushrooms

On this episode, we talk to Adam Strauss, creator of the off-broadway show 'The Mushroom Cure,' about his experience treating his mental health with psychedelics.<p>Adam Strauss was in his 20s when he first started noticing symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He tried therapy, yoga, …

Mental Health

The Best Weed Strains for Mind-Blowing Sex

We turned to science and experts to find the most bangin' herb for bangin'.<p>Which weed strain is best for sex is a difficult question to answer. In fact, says Erica Krumpl of the Los Angeles's Cornerstone Collective, "You can't make a blanket statement about things like this." There are simply too …

Cannabis

This is the photo that conspiracy theorists say proves the Moon landing was a fraud

In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon. It was an incredible technological and scientific achievement for the human …

Paranormal

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

Wellness

10 great films about female desire

Let the Sunshine In is in cinemas from 20 April 2018<p>It first screened to UK audiences at the 61st BFI London Film Festival<p>Claire Denis’s next film, …

The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History

Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables.<p>The latest example of how one of …

Fossil Fuels

70 Amazing Color Snaps That Capture Street Scenes of Edinburgh, Scotland in the Early 1960s

These color snaps from doveson2002 show what Edinburgh looked like from the early 1960s.<br>Princes Street looking west, Edinburgh, circa 1960 <br>Castle …

Edinburgh

How Long Does Acid Last? What to Expect

You may begin to feel the effects of one tab of acid within 20 to 90 minutes of ingesting the drug.<p>Although the average acid trip can last anywhere …

Youngs don’t have to worry about smoking too much weed

A meta-review shows there are no long-term cognitive effects from using marijuana.<p>Marijuana causes brain cells to die, concluded a Tulane researcher …

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Antidepressants don’t always work. Now doctors can peer into the brain to get patients the right one

For people that take SSRIs (a specific type of antidepressant medication that affects a compound in the brain called serotonin), they are a great, …

These Brutally Honest Phases Of Falling Out Of Love Will Make You Grab The Tissues

I've got some bad news. Almost every single relationship you will ever have is going to end. Sorry, but I did warn you it was bad news. Here's the …