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Magic-mushroom drug lifts depression in first human trial

A hallucinogenic drug derived from magic mushrooms could be useful in treating depression, the first safety study of this approach has …

3. You're Fat Because You're Fat, Not Because Of Your Genes

People will often blame their genes if they find that they're struggling to lose weight.<p>However, whilst it's true that DNA can be a good predictor of …

Science will never show us the root of all evil

No matter what the biological influences, we still have the freedom to choose right or wrong<p>When it comes to human behaviour, whether aggressive or benign, medical interpretation is ultimately of little worth. For this reason the revelation this week that scientists have located a precise area in …

17 Incredibly-Simple Ways to Be Happy Right Now

We all just want to be happy, don't we? So why is that we tend to live our lives steeped in worry, anxiety, and fear rather than just being happy? Is happiness just a temporary state of mind, or is something real and long-lasting?<p>No doubt you've heard the expression before that if you want to be …

Happiness

4 Keys to Mastering Love and Relationships

Love is an incredibly powerful force.<p>In one of the longest running studies to date, a group of Harvard researchers set out to determine the factors that lead to a happy and purposeful life. The lead researcher's conclusion: "Happiness is love. Full stop."<p>Seventy-five years after the study began and …

Mindfulness

World Still 3 Minutes Away From Destruction, Doomsday Clock Says

The Doomsday Clock remains at three minutes to midnight, the closest to the brink of global destruction since the height of the Cold War, …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

42 simple things that will help you discover your calling in life

"Sensations such as twinges, uneasiness, and tension are indicators that you may not be thinking, acting, or behaving in alignment with your authentic self, which is the source of all passion. When you sense constriction or discomfort stop and ask, "Why?" Let your intuition speak and decipher what …

Self-improvement

Half of Global Fish Catch May Have Gone Unreported, Study Says

Up to half of the global fish catch between 1950 and 2010 may have of unreported, according to new research. The finding adds to growing evidence …

Sanders spotlights new climate data: 'The debate is over'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that "climate change is real" and the "debate is over" after NOAA reported that 2015 was the hottest year on record.<p>"This planet and its people are in trouble" he warned. "Unless we get our act together, we will see in years to come more droughts, more floods …

Bernie Sanders

Why humans find it hard to do away with religion

The new atheists decry religion as a poisonous set of lies. But what if a belief in the supernatural is natural?<p>An American scientist visiting the …

Algae. The Surprising Key to Saving Humanity?

Somewhere between three and four billion years ago, algae first appeared. This may not sound exciting, but it paved the way for life on earth and could ultimately point to part of the solution to today's energy crisis.<p>Algae, along with other early organisms like cyaonobacteria, is photosynthetic. …

Hotel Workers Are Coming Clean About the Industry's Dirtiest Secrets

<i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p>"This blanket only gets washed once a year," reads one nightmare-inducing post on Whisper, an app that lets people post anonymously. Hotel staff--from front desk clerks to belhops to housekeepers--have been using the site to reveal some of the hotel industry's dirtiest …

What Is Climate Change Doing to Our Health?

We come together in Davos this year to discuss the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the previous ones outstripping our planet's ability to sustain itself, consuming and dumping millions of tonnes of fossil fuels into our fragile ecosystem.<p>Man-made greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the …

Plastic will outweigh fish in world’s oceans by 2050, study says | The Star

There is a lot of plastic in the world’s oceans.<p>It coagulates into great floating “garbage patches” that cover large swaths of the Pacific. It washes …

Facial Expressions: Dogs View Emotions Differently, So Faces Matter

A recent study from the University of Helsinki has shown that domestic dogs have the same social gazing behavior as the human beings they reside …

By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans, study says

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>There is a lot of plastic in the world’s oceans.<p>It coagulates into great floating “garbage patches” that cover large swaths of the Pacific. It washes up on urban beaches and remote islands, tossed about in the waves and transported across incredible distances before …

Pollution

The Search For The Oldest Life On Earth Is A Complicated One

Being in Kaikoura, New Zealand, for what is allegedly the first astrobiology workshop here, it's a good time to go back to the basics and reflect on what we know of the complicated question of the origin of life on Earth — and the possibility of life elsewhere.<p>I will do this, here at <i>13.7</i>, in …

2015 was warmest year since records began in 1880

Fueled by a combination of the natural El Niño climate pattern and man-made global warming, 2015 was the planet's warmest year since records began in 1880, federal scientists announced Wednesday.<p>The average temperature across the Earth's land and ocean surfaces was 1.62 degrees above average in …