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What Are the Medical Benefits of Psychedelics?

I sat down with Professor David Nutt to find out.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Sweden</i><p>After LSD became illegal in many countries in the late 1960s, scientific research into its potential benefits to mental health largely stalled. It's only recently that this topic has become subject to …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Is there another ‘you’ out there in a parallel Universe?

Even if the Universe grows to infinity, there might not be enough space to hold all the possibilities.<p><i>“We are actually living in a million parallel</i> …

Revealed: The world's safest (and least safe) countries - Zimbabwe and Nicaragua beat the UK

Are you a nervous traveller? Then you might want to consider a trip to Finland, the safest country on Earth according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).<p>Those countries shown in lighter colours on the map above rated highest for "safety and security" in the foundation's latest biennial Travel and …

World Economic Forum

'He has a real shot': Stephen King talks about his horror of a Trump presidency

The Shining author says Republican candidate’s campaign ‘scares me more than anything else’, adding that decline in reading has blunted voters’s ‘nose for bullshit’<p>Stephen King has said that listening to Donald Trump’s speeches “is like listening to a piano fall down stairs”, as he admitted that …

Science Proves What Dale Carnegie Knew All Along About Motivation

Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success.<p>Dale Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success. He was a master of self-improvement and ever the optimist. The guy behind the whole "you get a lemon, make lemonade" logic also said:<p>"People rarely …

The Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Make on Website Redesign

Image credit: Photodune<p>Let's face it: when designing a new website, it's the design that takes center stage:<p><i>What image should be featured on the home page?</i><p><i>Which colors and fonts look great and will drive visitors to take action?</i> <i>Where should the call-to-action button be placed and should it say</i> …

Italians Rally to Save 'Ghost Village' with a Population of 10

The 1200-year-old Civita di Bagnoregio, just north of Rome, is one of many Italian villages in danger of extinction. But Italians are in the midst of …

Four traditional habits every small business should break

Have you ever wondered about handshakes: Respected business owners stand with their backs straight, looking each other in the eye while they compete to crush each other's fingers?<p>The handshake may be a time-honored tradition that's here to stay. But, contrary to many business beliefs, not all …

Watch this biped robot endure kicks and a barrage of dodgeballs

For a biped robot to be able to do its job, it needs to be stable -- it can't topple at the gentlest touch or gust of wind. That's why Oregon State University's Dynamic Robotics Laboratory designed its prototype robot called ATRIAS to be extra stable, as you'll see in the videos below the fold. It …

Change Your Life -- Now! -- In 3 Ridiculously Easy Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless of upbringing, education or privilege, we all get 168 hours in the week. That's it. Everyone from serial entrepreneur Elon Musk to the guy pouring your coffee at your local bodega -- even Beyonce (who run the world?) -- gets …

Time Management

‘Eye-watering’ salary rises for university chiefs cannot be justified, says report

A pay increase for university vice-chancellors of nearly 60% in the last two decades cannot be justified by their performance in the job, research suggests.<p>University heads have seen their salaries soar during recent years to an average of £260,000, with some receiving packages worth more than …

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

As the airborne particles turn: Across the globe, dust (red-orange) is lifted from land, sea salt (blue) swirls up from oceans, soot (green and yellow) rises from fires and sulfur (white) streams from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.<p>It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on …

Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

Project Management

What Did Cavemen Think About Lust?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Seven Deadly Sins<p><b>About Christopher Ryan's TED Talk</b><p>Christopher Ryan says that human beings are sexual omnivores and hopes that a better understanding of sexual fidelity may end discrimination, shame and unrealistic expectations.<p><b>About Christopher Ryan</b><p>In their book</i> …

E-cigarette vapor damages the immune system of mice, study finds

E-cigarettes are being pitched as potentially safer alternatives to traditional tobacco cigarettes, but it's starting to look like they may share some of the same deleterious effects. A new study out of Johns Hopkins University looks at e-cigarettes' effects on mice, and it finds that exposure to …

How to Save More for Retirement Without Saving an Extra Cent

Think you can't set aside any more dough than you're already saving? Here's a simple way to grow your nest egg without squeezing your budget.<p>If I …

YouTube star PewDiePie criticises Nintendo's new revenue-sharing plans

Games company’s new Creators Program aims to share advertising income, but the owner of YouTube’s biggest channel isn’t impressed<p>Nintendo’s launch of a “Creators Program” to share YouTube advertising revenues from videos featuring its games has been criticised by the platform’s biggest star, …

What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

It's a tradition as old as New Year's: making resolutions. We will not smoke, or sojourn with the bucket of mint chocolate chip. In fact, we will resist sweets generally, including the bowl of M&M's that our co-worker has helpfully positioned on the aisle corner of his desk. There will be exercise, …

Young people are 'lost generation' who can no longer fix gadgets, warns professor

Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, at the University of Manchester, is giving this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures<p>Young people in Britain have become a lost generation who can no longer mend gadgets and appliances because they have grown up in a disposable world, …

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

Here’s why email newsletters can be so powerful — and valuable

In a world of virtual-reality headsets and Google Glass and responsive mobile websites, an email newsletter seems like the most antiquated technology …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Strange thrust: the unproven science that could propel our children into space

<i>The torsion balance is contained in an evacuated lucite cylinder. The hardwood frame is leveled and stabilized with lead weights (gray bricks, in the</i> …

Marijuana Industry Sets Its Sights On The Mainstream

Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington’s recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take shape, so-called ganjapreneurs are looking for ways to take cannabis mainstream. Before long, they hope, marijuana products will be as widely available …

Are links between breastfeeding and health confounded? Quite possibly

There’s been a lot of discussion recently around breastfeeding. In particular, whether paying women to breastfeed could give babies a better start in life. A thought provoking Comment Is Free piece discussed the elephant in the room – social class – and questioned whether findings from …

Google's Larry Page: The Most Ambitious CEO in the Universe

There’s a joke about Larry Page that’s been making the rounds at Google X, the “moon shot” factory where Google is developing self-driving cars, …