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Magic Mushrooms Do The Opposite of Anti-Depressants, But That May Be Why They Work

"I felt so much lighter, like something had been released."<p>Psychedelic therapy is going through something of a revival right now, and we may now know …

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archeologist at the University of Alaska …

Do you ‘black out’ when drinking? Here’s why it happens (and what to do about it)

Credit: GettyMost heavy drinkers have been there once or twice: you wake up with a pounding head, a tongue like sandpaper, and no idea what happened …

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Military Aircraft

Scientists Are Testing Psychedelic Drugs on Human Minibrains, With Surprising Results

So cool.<p>New research using human minibrains has revealed that a hallucinogenic compound known as 5-MeO-DMT triggers changes in neuronal signalling …

Neuroscience

Will Psychedelic Therapy Transform Mental Health Care?

Therapeutic ‘trips’ may someday bring relief from addiction, anxiety, depression — and even the fear of death.<p>In the mid-1950s, LSD and other psychedelic drugs took the medical world by storm — and no wonder. Studies at the time suggested that the hallucinogens were effective against a variety of …

Mental Health

How these 3 experiments went from goose egg to science gold

The Golden Goose award celebrates scientists who conduct basic research — studies that reveal the fundamental truths of nature — and use creative …

Zoology

How Evaporating Water Could Replace All Nuclear Power

Research has been published in the journal 'Nature'.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Elon Musk, Physics & Solar Energy<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be …

Appetite-controlling brain cells activated by amino acids

You've likely heard that eating protein can fill you up faster than eating simple carbs like bread and pasta. Now, researchers at the University of …

Marijuana money may push California into public banking

Marijuana-related businesses face a funny problem: they make lots of money yet can’t securely put it in banks. The US banking system is nationally regulated and weed’s illegal under federal law, a Schedule I substance with no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse, according to the …

Cannabis

Habitual cannabis use alters brain oxygen

Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active ingredient in cannabis, is linked to changes in how oxygen "travels" through the brain. This may correlate with …

Cannabis

Scientists Finally Unlock the Recipe For Magic Mushrooms

Based on prior reporting from field work and various sources, this reporter can confidently conclude that magic mushrooms are very chill. There’s …

Magic Mushrooms

23 messages, quotes and poems to write in a good luck card

<b>A card can be the perfect way to give someone embarking on a new adventure some encouragement.</b><p>Whether it be starting a new job, taking an exam, a …

Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells

A combination of vitamin C and antibiotics could be key to killing cancer stem cells, a new study finds, paving the way for a strategy that could …

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy.<p>But what …

7 Nutrients That Keep Your Brain Young, According To Science

While genetics and exercise play a large role in your brain health and risk of developing dementia, diet is quite influential, too. There is no …

Party drug’s power to fight depression puzzles scientists​

Ketamine can ease depression in hours, but researchers might have misjudged how it works.<p>The anaesthetic ketamine — a hallucinogenic club drug also …

Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

They edit their own genes!<p>Just when we thought octopuses couldn't be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve …

This psychedelic drug seems to affect the brain in ways that are surprisingly similar to meditation

Across the Atlantic, researchers in an ornate, blue-tiled hospital in Barcelona, Spain, study ayahuasca's physical effects on the brain.<p>The teams in those two disparate locations approach the study of the psychedelic drug differently, but researchers at each are coming to similar conclusions about …

Consciousness

You're probably showering way too often

Spring is here. That means longer, warmer days — and, for many people, more frequent showering to wash away the sweat and smells that come with higher temperatures.<p>Here's the thing, though: Your regular showers may be grosser than your sweat.<p>There isn't much research that can tell you exactly how …

Microbiology

Could the extraordinary compound in cannabis that helps kids with epilepsy make you feel better?

Will Kleidon, a loquacious 27-year-old, and I were sitting in a restaurant called Food Harmonics here on Ojai's main drag the other day, sipping $5 mushroom coffee with shots of CBD elixir.<p>It was delicious, if slightly expensive.<p>If you have been paying attention to what's going on in the cannabis …

Cannabis

Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

On a warm, clear evening in March, with the sun still hanging above the horizon, Cassandra Quave climbed aboard a jalapeño-green 4-by-4 and started to drive across her father’s ranch in Arcadia, Fla. Surveying the landscape, most people would have seen a homogenous mat of pasture and weeds …

America’s largest veterans group wants Congress to treat marijuana like medicine | VICE News

A US military veterans group with more than 2 million members has formally called on Congress to "recognize cannabis as a drug with potential medical value" and make it easier for researchers to study whether marijuana is an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and …

Cannabis

This is your brain on pot

Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. …

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Everything You Need to Know About Making Terrarium - Quiet Corner

Terrariums are the perfect way to spruce up your home with a little greenery. They don’t take up much space, are quick and easy to make, and add a …

Gardening

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

The Brain

Powerful Electromagnets Explode Soda Cans in Slow-Motion

In the last episode of Physics Girl, Dianna Cowern used the effects of electromagnetism to assemble and power the world’s simplest electric train. …

Are You an Ambivert?

A new personality type has emerged that puts the old introvert vs. extrovert debate to rest. Find out if you're an ambivert.<p>I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way …