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Scientists come up with neural mechanism—and possible fix—for chronic pain

Study in mice reveals how brain circuitry goes haywire after peripheral nerve damage.<p>Chronic, aching pain after an injury or operation may be all in …

Neuroscience

Victims of the global cyberattack have paid $9,000 so far but can't get their files back

Victims of the ongoing Petya cyberattack have paid £7,064 ($9,000) in Bitcoin to hackers so far to try and get their files back — but they won't have much luck.<p>The cyberattack broke out on Tuesday, impacting the Ukrainian government and banks, then spreading to a Russian oil company, advertising …

Malware

Human enzyme may be key to unraveling Alzheimer's disease

Protein aggregates are the hallmark of a number of neurodegenerative diseases. New research, published in the journal <i>PLOS Biology</i>, examines a human …

A Hypnotic Look at How Japanese Samurai Swords Are Made

Paper, books, wooden joints, tea whisks — Japanese culture has, for seemingly all of its long recorded history, greatly esteemed the making of …

Los Angeles

How Meditation Can Help Make Your Mind Happier

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

Is your gut making you sick?

New research suggests that the range and quantity of microbes that live in our guts could have a powerful effect on a range of conditions including depression, MS and obesity<p>A gut full of diverse microbes – bacteria, viruses and fungi – is essential for a healthy mind and body. And evidence is …

Microbiology

Psychedelics have had a long strange trip in our society. Once maligned as insanity-inducing, microdosing or taking small amounts of may help cure depression, PTSD, addiction, and more.

Psychedelics have been with humans for over two millennia. Ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s “stoned ape theory,” postulates that the development of …

Psychedelia

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Yoga Benefits for Men | Men's Health

The area wasn’t particularly dangerous (for a war zone, anyway), and we had some free time on our hands. So my fellow SF guys did yoga. I lifted heavy things. Yoga was a sissy workout, I thought.<p>But one day after I’d finished a CrossFit WOD, the guys goaded me into joining one of their “sissy” …

Yes, The Calorie Is Broken. Here's Why.

Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. Except it often doesn’t work.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook publisher. …

Nutrition

Solid Experiments: Watch A 50's Housewife Trip On LSD

This is a video of psychoactive drug researcher Dr. Sidney Cohen interviewing a 1950's housewife (chosen for her complete "normality") after she …

Lsd

Oliver Sacks said he benefited from LSD. It's not pseudoscience.

Pseudo-science

This Is What It Feels Like to Treat Depression with Magic Mushrooms

We spoke to a woman who's been trialling a psilocybin micro-dose treatment for a month, and the doctor who devised the method.<p>When Sue* greets me, she's all sparkly eyes and smiles. Beaming, she shakes my hand firmly and, as she sits, talks animatedly about her dash from the office to our meeting. …

Scientists Find Hints Of A Giant, Hidden Planet In Our Solar System

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there's an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system.<p>That's quite a claim, because Mike Brown of Caltech is no stranger to this part of our …

Universe

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

A psychologist interviewed a bunch of murderers and learned 5 surprising things about what drives people to kill

<i>Who could do something like this? Who is truly that evil?</i><p>Forensic psychologist James Garbarino might have some answers.<p>Earlier this year, the Loyola University psychologist published a book tying these experiences together, entitled "Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My Twenty Years as a …

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 Years

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 YearsRed and white capsuleGetty Images/Image SourceDo you ever think that it's kinda crazy …

Anti-aging

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

Self-help

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A real-life cyborg says his sixth-sense antenna will be totally normal in 10 years

Skye Gould/Tech Insider<p>A lot was going on during the week of March 22, 2004.<p>"Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" was the No. 1 movie in the US. "Yeah!" …

Why Do Hackers Want Your Health Data?

Recent security breaches at health insurance companies affect millions of Americans: here’s why that’s bad news.<p>Yesterday, major health insurance providers Lifetime Healthcare Companies and its subsidiary BlueCross BlueShield announced that they had been hacked, affecting a total of 10.5 million …

Blue Cross

Your tongue reveals when you're impatient to talk - Futurity

An MRI study shows that we get our tongues, jaw, and lips in position for the sounds we're planning to make in the near future.

Lips

Psychedelic drugs as treatment for anxiety, addiction

In a carefully controlled setting, psychedelic drugs such as LSD or "magic mushrooms" may benefit patients with hard-to-treat anxiety, addiction or …

Actions Speak Louder Than Feelings

Getting past your feelings is the first step to overcoming life’s problems. Wallowing in your emotions only holds you back.<br>Read More

Michael Bennett

Scientist: Forcing People to Work before 10 AM is Basically Torture

(Photo: reynermedia)<p>Is your boss telling you to do actual work before 10 AM? If so, he's effectively torturing you by forcing you to work outside of …

Petting This Cute Caterpillar Could Send You To The Hospital

Most people think of caterpillars as harmless, fuzzy little creatures that will soon morph into beautiful butterflies. The puss caterpillar …

Zoology

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

Microbiology

Mayhem As Entire Conference of Homeopaths Poisons Themselves With Hallucinogenic Drugs

It took a 160-strong response team of paramedics, firefighters, and rescue workers to get the chaotic scene under control.<br>Read More

Homeopathy

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Here's the real reason artificial intelligence could be a threat

Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk are just a few notable people who have warned about the perilous consequences associated with developing AI systems.<p>"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race," Hawking cautioned last year.<p>Musk …