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Where does consciousness come from? Brain scientist closes in on the claustrum

SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, neuroscientist Christof Koch has been searching for the seat of consciousness — a quest that has taken him deep within …

Magic Mushrooms Found to Be "Resetting" Brain Circuits in Depressed People

One person said they felt like their brain was 'rebooted'.<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use …

Magic Mushrooms

Eataly’s Massive Food Theme Park Will Have Truffle-Hunting Dogs and 1,000 Different Negroni

Fico Eataly World — Eataly’s 20-acre Bologna theme park dedicated to Italian agriculture and food production — is living up to its “Disney World for Food Lovers” moniker. Eater previously reported that the park would include restaurants, rides, farming factories, a marketplace, and classes, and …

Italy

You can buy elite residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the government will even provide a 'concierge' service

There are seven different packages, with the most expensive being the "Elite Ultimate Privilege" scheme.<p>It costs $60,000 for 20 years residency, along with a $600 a year membership fee.<p>Included in the price is a state-sponsored concierge programme, entitling members to VIP access to government …

South-east Asia

11 basic meals you should know by the time you're 25

There are a lot of pros to learning how to cook. It’ll save you money, help you eat healthier, and prevent you from sifting through your roommate’s …

This Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella Chicken Is Literally To Die For

Keep it fresh for dinner!<p>2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts<p>Olive oil, to taste<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>Garlic powder, to taste<p>Oregano, to taste<p>1 ball of fresh mozzarella<p>1 medium tomato<p>5 leaves of fresh basil<p>For the balsamic glaze:<p>1 cup inexpensive dark balsamic vinegar<p>⅓ cup honey<p>*Try your …

27 Instant Pot Recipes That Save You a Crazy Amount of Time

When it comes to kitchen trends, 2017 is quickly shaping up to be "the year of the Instant Pot." Bloggers are professing their undying love for it, …

Cooking

Brain stimulation is getting popular with gamers – is it time to regulate it?

Gamers are increasingly turning to brain stimulation devices to enhance their performance. Using small, gentle electrical currents sent between two …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

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