Jess Taylor

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Urine test could predict risk of pre-term birth in first trimester, study finds

Researchers claimed certain molecules found in the urine of pregnant women can indicate whether they are at risk of premature birth or delivering a small baby<p>Women could find out whether they are at risk of a premature birth within their first three months of pregnancy using a simple urine test, …

Magic Mushrooms Expand Your Mind And Amplify Your Brain’s Dreaming Areas. Here’s How

Far out, man<p>Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, we were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for these effects.<p>In a new study, published in Human Brain …

Newly Discovered Wasp Plugs Nest With Cork of Ant Corpses

Here’s a great home security tip from nature: if you don’t want people breaking into your house, stuff your hallway with corpses. Ideally, use the corpses of dangerous and foul-smelling people.<p>For specific hints, you need to travel to the forests of China. There, Michael Staab from the University …

Scientists Figured Out How Magic Mushrooms Alter The Mind -- And It Has To Do With Dreaming

Thomson Reuters<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying the effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays …

Consciousness

Radio Signals from Jupiter Could Aid Search for Alien Life

Powerful radio signals that Jupiter generates could be used to help researchers scan its giant moons for oceans that could be home to …

Astronomy

Galactic pyrotechnics on display in nearby galaxy

As the US prepares for 4th of July fireworks here on Earth, a nearby spiral galaxy similar to our Milky Way is putting on a pyrotechnics display of …

Cosmology

Rare Megamouth Shark Caught Off Japan’s Coast

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Fishers recently captured a rare megamouth shark, similar to the one depicted in the image above, off the coast of Japan. Photograph by Natural History Museum and Institute/Reuters<p><b>It’s been a banner month for rare shark sightings. Last week a fisher off the coast of Florida</b> …