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Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

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Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life

In her new book, <i>Venomous</i>, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.<p>A large dose from the dreaded Australian box jelly, a.k.a. <i>Chironex fleckeri</i>, can …

New study suggests brain glitch may cause OCD

Scientists may be a step closer to having a good target for drugs that could treat at least some cases of the misery-rendering malady of obsessive-compulsive disorder. A new study in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> finds that when a certain receptor in the brain goes into warp overdrive, it causes …

3D Printing Pen Review: Which One Is Best?

Our 3D pen review takes a look a three popular models.<p>Living in the future—as we do—pens and 3D printers are no longer separate items. You can now create plastic masterpieces on the go with 3D-printing pens. Simply place the pen on a surface, draw a line up into the air, and then start adding …

Where Will All the New Neuroscientists Go?

Unlike biochemistry and psychology, brain science did not exist as a separate academic field until the middle of the 20th century. In recent decades, …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new researchᅡᅠhas shown that the brain can form new neural pathways andᅡᅠcreate neurons even inᅡᅠadulthood.<p>Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But …

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This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have specific morning rituals to start their day on the right foot.<p>The neuroscience behind these behaviors is well-documented. …

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Alice in Wonderland’s hidden messages

Is Lewis Carroll’s tale really about sex, drugs, and colonialism? Some say yes. Others argue it’s about eating disorders or the Wars of the Roses. Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.<p>To fully experience what it means to vanish down a rabbit hole, just ask the internet about hidden messages in the book …

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We Asked People How Drug Use Affected Their Relationships

Mixing drugs and romance can lead to startlingly different outcomes.<p>The synergy between two people in a relationship is enough to create an effect akin to taking a mind-altering substance. But when you add actual drugs into the mix, the experience can get even more complex.<p>Just as no two …

This alcohol monitoring wristband just won a $200,000 prize

Soon, you may be able to strap a gadget on your wrist to keep tabs on your alcohol consumption.<p>It's called the BACtrack Skyn, and it's not a breathalyzer. You don't need to bring it up to your mouth. Instead, the gadget uses an electrochemical sensor to measure your sweat -- which, when you're …

Google: Useful artificial intelligence finally here

Spring may finally have arrived for artificial intelligence, Google executives said Friday.<p>But summer remains a ways off.<p>Speaking at the Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, executives said that artificial intelligence and machine learning have advanced to the point where they are …

This Math Problem Will Make You Question Everything You Ever Knew About Algebra

Math isn't everyone's best skill — and even those who are good at it are questioning everything after trying this algebra problem.<p>The question originally went viral in Japan, after a study discovered that only 60 percent of 20-somethings could actually solve it. Are you already feeling frustrated …

9 Foods That Will Fill You Up Without Filling You Out

Here’s how to quiet your growling stomach until the next meal

How McDonald's chicken nuggets are made

The recipe strips the nuggets of artificial preservatives and contains more recognizable ingredients like lemon-juice solids and rice starch.<p>The chain is changing the nuggets so "parents can feel good" about feeding them to their kids, McDonald's spokeswoman Becca Hary said.<p>"More than ever, …

Analysis of Burger Market Finds Unwanted Ingredients: Rat and Human DNA

Warning: You may never look at a burger the same way again.<p>The most unappetizing results of a recent test of 258 burgers at their molecular level …

Meet the First Polaroid-Style Camera in Years

Technology, like fashion, is cyclical. What’s cutting-edge today will be yesterday’s news tomorrow, only to develop a kind of retro appeal the day …

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Texas Instruments has a gold-hued graphing calculator

The TI-84 Plus CE will prove that you're a calculus boss.<p>Want to prove that you're a cosine champion at your next math exam? Texas Instruments thinks it has the answer. It's trotting out a limited edition version of the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator that comes in a gold-hued (as TI puts it, …

Study: No scientific basis for laws on marijuana and driving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states that allow marijuana use legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation's largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws.<p>The study commissioned by AAA's safety foundation said …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Diabetes and Dementia Link: Alzheimer's Impairs Insulin Signalling

<b>Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Brain Insulin Resistance as Possible New Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes.</b><p>Several epidemiological …

HIV cure now a step closer after scientists make gene editing breakthrough

American scientists have made huge strides towards finding a cure for HIV using pioneering 'gene editing' techniques.<p>After years of research, the …

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Pot activists to light up in front of the White House

Marijuana activists will be exercising their First Amendment rights on Saturday — and then deliberately breaking federal law on the National Mall in front of the White House — as they push President Obama to loosen national restrictions on pot use.<p>Rallies like this one typically take place on April …

First they came for the bacon: New study says vegetarianism can cause cancer

New research may shed light on why vegetarians are almost 40 percent more likely to suffer colorectal cancer than those of the carnivorous …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

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LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

By Daniel Miller<p>In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of …

The Genes for Pot Addiction Have Been Identified

For what may be the first time, specific genes associated with marijuana addiction have been identified— and some of them are also linked to …

Everything We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

Ask most people what causes drug addiction, and they’ll probably say drugs. According to this line of conventional wisdom, the pharmacological …