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Neuroimaging Reveals How LSD Affects the Brain

Since its invention some 80 years ago, LSD has been considered one of the most powerful psychedelic drugs, with a mysteriously high ability to expand …

Neuroscience and the premature death of the soul

Twenty years ago, Tom Wolfe made predictions about how advances in neuroscience would transform our understanding of human behaviour. So, how much did he get right?<p>Exactly 20 years ago, Tom Wolfe wrote one of the most influential articles in neuroscience. Titled Sorry, But Your Soul Just Died, the …

Wolfe

The Right Way to Freeze Basically Everything

We talked to a culinary school professor about how to freeze any food like a pro.<p>Preserving is getting a lot of attention right now: throw a stick and you’re bound to hit a 10 dollar jar of artisan pickles or a jam made from berries you've never heard of before. But the easiest—and most direct—way …

Comfort Food

How to Make a Pastry Bag in a Pinch (Your Cookies Will Thank You)

A simple cornet is the only tool you need for perfectly iced holiday cookies. And you already have all the materials you need to make one at home.<p>Like turning potatoes or making a béarnaise sauce by hand, forming a cornet—essentially a DIY pastry bag—from parchment paper feels like one of those …

Dessert

Jacques Pépin Demos How to Make Perfect Pie Dough

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Baking

A World Class English Muffin

Beware of the Model Bakery and its English muffin. It's an item so delicious that it could make you move to St. Helena, California, or fall in love with the baker...or start a territorial war over the last one left. Quite literally it's an English muffin you would change your life for; it will make …

Breakfast

Weather On Sunless Planet Is Cloudy With A Chance Of Molten Iron Rain

Bring an umbrella<p>Most planets orbit stars, but sometimes, a planet just has to go it alone. Scientists discovered the strange lonely planet PSO J318.5-22 in 2013. The size of Jupiter, the planet was all alone in the universe, going on its merry way with no star to tie it down.<p>The planet is 75 …

Nissan's Full Display Mirror lets racers see through solid objects

When your race car doesn't have a rear window, and your side mirrors aren't providing much help, it's up to camera technology to fill in the gaps.<p>Usually, technology created for motorsport tends to trickle its way downward to regular passenger cars -- high-end carbon-ceramic brakes are an excellent …

Le Mans

Unbelievable 5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites

<i>5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites are so easy, you won't believe it. You just need four ingredients and five minutes for this silly easy breakfast!</i><p>This recipe is almost embarrassing. But it was too amazing not to share. Because WHO doesn’t have 5 minutes?! I have 5 minutes to spare almost every …

Breakfast

Fluffy Scones From Scratch

There are two kinds of scones in this world: the dense kind that are more like Irish soda bread and the fluffy kind served in Britain and its colonies on proper tea trays.<p>In Australia, what's traditional is a version of the fluffy ones Australians call lemonade scones, which use a sweet soda in the …

Breakfast

Canada’s First (and Female) Science Minister is a Badass

If you stay a reporter long enough, stories that you covered once tend to come back to you again. In bad ways, and good: A cleaned-up chemical plant leaks a different toxin. A scientist goes back to old results, and finds something new. A city block that was infamous for murders erupts in fresh …

This Tractor Beam Uses Holograms Made Of Sound To Move Objects

You can now lock on to (very small) targets<p>Every day it seems like <i>Star Trek</i> is looking more like actual science than science fiction. We're working on holographic doctors, transporter beams, and tricorders--and intelligent sliding doors are now a reality.<p>But what about the real-world status of the …

Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a harmful message in this age of diversity.<p>Acting under the order of Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks, three campus police …

Ole Miss

Scientist who found new human species accused of playing fast and loose with the truth

The palaeontologist whose team found Homo naledi has been criticised for rushing his findings and making basic errors<p>It remains one of the most dramatic human fossil finds of recent years. In 2013, in a tiny, cramped chamber in the Rising Star cave near Johannesburg, researchers led by …

Anthropology

Venus, Jupiter and Mars cross paths in pre-Halloween spectacle for last time until 2021

The three planets, all pursuing their ordinary orbits around the sun, will be visible until around October 29 but will be best witnessed on October 26 before dawn<p>Early risers are in for a treat this month, and for those rising early on October 26, the treat will be even greater.<p>Venus, Jupiter and …

Nasa images of cosmic catastrophe give glimpse of Earth's ultimate fate

Earth’s final days are in the distant future, but the the death of a far-off solar system revealed in images from Kepler 2 shows how the world might end<p>The destruction of a solar system has been captured for the first time by astronomers who said the violent events provide a grim glimpse of Earth’s …

Universe

Plainclothes Cop Fatally Shoots Drummer, Claims He Was Armed

A plainclothes police officer fatally shot a Florida man whose car had broken down early on Sunday, claiming that he had a gun.<p>Corey Jones, a 31-year-old drummer, was last seen alive by his band mate Mathew Huntsberger, who tried to help Jones with his broken-down SUV on Interstate 95 in West Palm …

Law Enforcement

Fold A Paper Robot With An Arduino Brain

Origami action<p>Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, also shows up in modern science and engineering. By turning a two-dimensional sheet into a 3-D product, as origami artists do, engineers can make more-versatile versions of devices like space mirrors and heart stents. The same techniques can …

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

Handheld DNA reader revolutionary and democratising, say scientists

New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’<p>An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the …

Genetics

How To Make A 'Flax Egg,' The Answer To Vegan Baking

The biggest problem with vegan baking is finding a good egg substitute. Anyone who knows anything about baking can attest to the amazing abilities of eggs, from working as a binding agent to whipping up into the tallest, softest cakes the world has ever known. It is very difficult to find an …

Breakfast

Things You Didn't Know About Eggs

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>The incredible edible chicken egg is a marvel of nature.<p>Chicken eggs are one of the most commonly eaten foods on the planet, and also one of the most versatile. They can be fried, poached, hard-boiled, deviled, coddled, shirred, or scrambled, and are incorporated, both …

Breakfast

Young adults with autism work on building social skills — and dating

Standing in front of a conference room table on the<p>UCLAcampus, Albert Miranda fixes a wide smile on his face and stares at Elina Veytsman, giving her the once-over. Elina fidgets, growing increasingly unnerved.<p>The students around the table giggle as the tension rises. Then Elizabeth Laugeson steps …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Hidden Fossil Collection Offers Unique Window Into Extinction

For nearly a century, thousands of fossils belonging to the massive creatures that once roamed North America — saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, lions — collected dust in a bell tower in the heart of the University of California at Berkeley.<p>But now, this enormous collection of bones — housed in a …

Paleontology

We're all about to start taking 3D printed drugs

<i>Aprecia Pharmaceuticals announced that its epilepsy drug SPRITAM was the first drug approved by the FDA that is manufactured with 3-D printing technologies. (Image Credit: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals)</i><p>“By combining 3D printing technology with a highly-prescribed epilepsy treatment, SPRITAM is designed …

Vital information could be lost in 'digital dark age' warns professor

Paper archives are vital to prevent information stored on computers becoming inaccessible because of out-dated formats<p>The world faces an information 'dark age' because so much information is stored digitally, the former president of the Royal Society for Chemistry as warned.<p>Professor David Garner …

Easy Techniques to Improve Any Shrimp Recipe

I was raised in what you might call a shrimp cocktail family—each and every one of us is a complete fanatic. To this day, it's not uncommon for an oversize platter of poached shrimp and a bowl of horseradish-heavy cocktail sauce to stand in as my dinner. Unfortunately, not all shrimp cocktail is …

Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found<p>Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumours.<p>Researchers have long …

Cancer

Cut-and-paste 'tattoo' monitors health 24/7 - Futurity

Engineers have figured out how to mass produce a patch that monitors vital signs for health—and say the "tattoo" may even outperform more traditional …

Medical Technology