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When you die you know you are dead: Major study shows mind still works after the body shows no signs of life

Death just became even more scary: scientists say people are aware they’re dead because their consciousness continues to work after the body has …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Neuroscience

An absolutely maddening exchange between Sarah Sanders and the media

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Tuesday, amid chiding reporters for lacking a sense of humor about something that was not a joke, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had the following exchange with One America News Network's Trey Yingst:<p><b>Yingst</b>: "And I have one quick follow-up, Sarah, on taxes. The …

Sarah Sanders

The Dalai Lama speaks on Trump and ‘America first’

DHARAMSALA, India<p>The Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of the Tibetan nation, is known worldwide for his advocacy of non-violence, peaceful coexistence, environmental protection and human rights. But the 82-year-old Buddhist monk is worried about the rise of nationalism and selfishness around the …

China

Red Cross Reduces Presence in Afghanistan After Staff Is Attacked

KABUL, Afghanistan — After 30 years of medical work during some of Afghanistan’s bloodiest times, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Monday that it was drastically reducing its presence in the country after a series of attacks on its staff.<p>The Red Cross said it would close its …

Afghanistan

CRISPR is on the cusp of eradicating a host of diseases

Using CRISPR<p>The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool has had a busy year. It recently removed genetic disorders from human embryos, targeted the “command …

'Humanitarian catastrophe' unfolding as Myanmar takes over aid efforts in Rakhine state

Officials fear aid blockade could become permanent in region where Rohingya Muslims have reportedly been massacred by soldiers<p>The Myanmar government has taken control of aid operations in the country’s crisis-hit Rakhine state, as reports continue of massacres and “ethnic cleansing” by soldiers on …

Africa

Why North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test may have been a game-changing explosion

Deep inside a North Korean mountain on September 3, the government of leader Kim Jong Un set off its largest-ever nuclear test blast.<p>The explosion occurred at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, a series of tunnels located within Mount Mantap where the government, which calls itself the Democratic …

North Korea

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says 'fake news helping terrorists'

<b>Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has claimed that the crisis in Rakhine state is being distorted by a "huge iceberg of misinformation".</b><p>In her first comments on the latest Rohingya crisis, she said tensions were being fanned by fake news promoting the interests of terrorists.<p>Ms Suu Kyi …

Asia

A student found an ancient Canadian village that’s 10,000 years older than the Pyramids

For hundreds — perhaps thousands — of years, generations of the Heiltsuk Nation, an indigenous group in British Columbia, have passed down the oral histories of where they came from. The nation claims that its ancestors fled for survival to a coastal area in Canada that never froze during the Ice …

Why young Americans are giving up on capitalism

When you are twelve, in 2008, the global economy collapses. After years of bluster and bravado from President George W. Bush — who encouraged consumerism as a response to terror — it seems your country was weaker than you thought.<p>In America, the bottom falls out fast.The adults who take care of you …

The Upside of LSD: This Guy Wants You to Microdose on Psychedelics

When I connect with Paul Austin via Skype, there’s nothing to suggest he’d taken a dose of psychedelic mushrooms that morning. “You dry them up, …

Mountain ‘on verge of collapse’ after North Korea’s nuclear missile tests

<b>China is worried that the mountain under which North Korea tested its nuclear bombs is on the verge of collapsing, risking radiation spreading across</b> …

Thieves in the night: how men stole my sexuality

<i>Shon Faye is Dazed’s LGBTQ editor-at-large. She is a writer, presenter and comedian who describes herself as "a modern career transsexual" who mostly writes "for attention".</i><p>Living with myself became easier once I admitted that I need validation from men. I suffered, silently, for years with shame …

Feminism

Korea Crisis Exposes Orwellian West

From Sputnik<p>Nuclear Crisis<br>(Image by pixabay.com) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>The Western media would have us believe that North Korea and …

Blood test for PTSD on horizon as scientists find genetic changes in traumatised soldiers

Post traumatic stress disorder could soon be diagnosed with simple blood test after scientists found crucial genetic changes in soldiers suffering from trauma after serving in Afghanistan.<p>PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by stressful or frightening events which can cause flashbacks, nightmares, …

ISS crew return to Earth

The three-person crew of Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin have returned safely to Earth after 288 days in space.<p>They were carrying out physiological and biological experiments aboard the International Space Station.

Space Exploration

Two More Kansas Horses Confirmed EIA-Positive

One horse is located in Finney County and the other is located in Kearny County; both premises are under quarantine and all other horses on site are …

Kansas

We Don’t Deny Harvey, So Why Deny Climate Change?

Imagine that after the 9/11 attacks, the conversation had been limited to the tragedy in Lower Manhattan, the heroism of rescuers and the high heels of the visiting first lady — without addressing the risks of future terrorism.<p>That’s how we have viewed Hurricane Harvey in Houston, as a gripping …

Climate Change

Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious

In the past few years, there have been so many "superbugs" appearing in hospitals around the world that we here at Goats and Soda haven't had the time or resources to report on all of them.<p>But a new type of pneumonia emerging in China seems so important that we dropped what we were doing to write …

Microbiology

In El Salvador, ‘Girls Are a Problem’

SAN SALVADOR — I don’t want to go back to El Salvador. I felt afraid as a woman there more than in any other country in Latin America. I realized I had entered hostile territory while chatting with the taxi driver who picked me up at the airport, the first Salvadoran man I met. He told me he had a …

Latin America

Disturbed sleep patterns may be key to ADHD, study finds

Research links disruption of body clock to number of chronic conditions<p>Struggling to concentrate, having too much energy and being unable to control behaviour – the main manifestations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – have been linked to disruptions in sleep, researchers will …

ADHD

The Ancient Greeks had two different concepts of time — and the second could change how you organize your day

I like it when that happens. It introduces me to a new way of thinking, to a concept I hadn't considered in the same way.<p>The ancient Greek language has two different words for time. <i>Chronos</i> refers to the kind of time we measure by the ticking clock. It's the time we use as we try to meet deadlines, …

Malcolm Gladwell Challenges America to Rethink Health Care

The disheveled best-selling author of <i>The Tipping Point</i>, <i>Blink</i> and <i>David and Goliath</i> took to the main stage of the second annual OZY Fest yesterday to …

Aliens from another dimension might have created our universe, according to a speculative new study

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose?<p>Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his latest book, our evolution on this planet is just a "cosmic accident". If you believe otherwise, many would accuse you of suffering from some kind of …

Defending Liberal Democracy Is Not the Same as Defending 'the West'

If “Western” is synonymous with “democratic” or “free,” then you don’t need the term at all.<p>The most telling feature of Daniel Foster’s response to my article on Donald Trump’s Warsaw speech is that, while he dislikes my definition of “the West,” he never offers one of his own. I argued that, in …

First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

<b>A vaccine has for the first time been shown to protect against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, scientists in New Zealand say.</b><p>There are fears gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable as antibiotics fail.<p>The World Health Organization sees developing a vaccine as vital in stopping the global …

Public Health

8 Arrested In Beating Death Of 22-Year-Old American Visiting Greece

Eight people have been arrested in Greece, and two of them have been charged with murder, after a young American was beaten to death outside a bar on the island of Zakynthos.<p>Bakari Henderson, 22, of Austin, Texas, was beaten by a group of at least ten people, according to media reports. He died on …

Crime