Mariana Aubin

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Colorful Clouds Churn on Jupiter in Stunning NASA Juno Image

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this stunning image of Jupiter's south pole during a close flyby of the planet on Feb. 7.<p>The view reveals colorful …

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

Study: Your Moods Are Contagious, Depression is Not

For those who don’t understand depression, it’s tempting to think that it’s simply a matter of mood. And if it is a matter of mood, then why can’t depressed people just adjust their moods and find a way to feel happier?<p>The answer – as those experiencing depression know too well – is that true …

Company Uses Patients' Own Cells To Put An End To Baldness, Aging Skin And Tendon Degeneration

Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense …

Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state

Stimulation of the vagus nerve allows patient who had been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years to track objects with his eyes and respond to simple requests<p>A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a …

Neurology

Study links suicidal thoughts to brain inflammation

A growing body of research is suggesting that brain inflammation could be responsible for some major depressive episodes. A new study from a team at …

The Real Harm In Multitasking

New studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain.<p>You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less …

The Brain

How do we override sleepiness? Brain region identified

A paper published this week in the journal <i>Neuron</i> peers into a region of the brain involved in the state of wakefulness. The findings could help to …

15 Underrated But Totally Romantic Beach Destinations

Your S.O. won't say no.<p>Bali, Fiji, the Maldives... When it comes to romantic beach trips, the options can seem surprisingly overdone, overcrowded or overpriced ― especially if you’re craving someplace that’s not in the typical playbook for a honeymoon <b></b>or couple’s vacation.<p>Below are 15 coastal …

Beaches

5 Places That Are Straight Out Of Fairy Tales

For Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton.<p>Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers.<p><b>1. Multnomah Falls: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon</b><p>This 611-foot-tall double cascade flows through Oregon's lush …

European Travel

First snapshot of diabetes receptor may mean new drugs

Researchers have captured the first cryo-electron microscopy images of a key cellular receptor for diabetes in action.<p>The findings, published in …

2 Unique Workouts To Treat Depression

Exercise is often associated with the physical benefits that come along with it, like a smaller waistline and stronger, more toned muscles. But, …

Dads Really Do Treat Daughters And Sons Differently, And It Has A Lasting Impact

The different ways dads respond to and interact with sons and daughters can have a lasting impact<p>We’ve all heard the phrase “daddy’s girl.” Cue the …

What It’s Really Like to Be a Therapist to Music's Stars

We sit down with Siri Sat Nam Singh, host of VICELAND's 'The Therapist,' to talk about mental health in music and the darkness behind creativity.<p>In 2004, a study showed that nearly half of American households included someone who received mental health treatment—a number that has most certainly …

Psychiatrist Bandy Lee: “We have an obligation to speak about Donald Trump’s mental health issues. . . . Our survival as a species may be at stake”

<b>Bandy Lee; Donald Trump (Yale/Getty/Mark Wilson)</b><p>“Malignant reality is taking hold” in American politics, says shrink who held conference on Trump’s mental health<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>May 25, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States and the world.<p>He has …

Mental Health

What science can reveal about the psychological profiles of terrorists

But when we learn that they were seemingly normal individuals with families and jobs, it's hard not to wonder about how their minds really work.<p>The search for a terrorist "personality" or "mindset" dominated psychological research in the 1970s and 1980s and remains a significant area for research …

Psychology

The Secret Life of Secrets

Everybody has secrets. You do. I do. Maybe even the President of the United States does. For better or worse, science can’t much help in revealing the details of any particular secret. But it is gaining a better handle on the nature of secrets generally. For instance, according to a recent study by …

Dreams Might be Warning Us About Our Brain Health

This scientist says dream disorders could be a sign of future disease.<p>What are your dreams trying to tell you? Research suggests they could be …

Too many children being prescribed melatonin to aid sleep, experts warn

Some specialists concerned use of hormone has become a ‘fashionable treatment’ for parents who want ‘perfect children’<p>The hormone melatonin is being handed out too readily to children who are struggling to sleep, despite the fact little is known about the long-term risks of taking it, experts have …

This May Be The Most Boring--And The Most Useful--Article You Read All Day

Why you should embrace monotony.<p>As an entrepreneur, you might be tempted to jam-pack your schedule you're doing something productive every minute of the day. But one activity you might not have considered making more room for: boredom<p>According to recent studies, boredom is a productive, regulatory …

May 2017

Pride in one’s local music scene is something that unites fans of all genres and all backgrounds. Any time a band who is important to you gains …

Death Metal

A Playlist of Songs I Listened to While Trying to Get from Syria to Europe

Ever since I was 10, I've been into metal.<p><i>This article is part of our New Neighbours series, in which young refugees from across Europe guest edit VICE.com. Read the editor's letter here.</i><p>–––<p><i>A.* is 17 years old and originally from Syria. He currently lives in a guesthouse run by Greek NGO Praksis,</i> …

Twenty quarterfinalists chosen in Cliburn Piano Competition in Fort Worth

The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Sunday evening named 20 pianists to advance to the contest's quarterfinal round. Selected from 30 …

The Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard

There are <b>cult heroes</b>, and there are <b>one-hit wonders</b>. And then there are bona fide megastars who, despite enjoying worldwide acclaim, still release …

Philadelphia's music legacy is vast but hard to find

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Detroit has the Motown Museum. Mississippi has a blues trail. Memphis has Graceland, Sun Studio and the Stax Museum of American …

Hall of Fame

Bipolar Sunshine - Tears

Written in response to the recent attack in his hometown of Manchester, Bipolar Sunshine's "Tears" is as earnest and uplifting as it is a genuinely …

Un-True Blood: Japan’s Weird Taste for Discrimination Against ‘Type Bs’

If you have Type B or AB blood in Tokyo, you may not want to admit it, lest you be considered impulsive, even degenerate.<p>TOKYO—At least since the …

Why Do More Intelligent People Tend To Be Atheist?

Historical evidence collected over time and data gathered through recent surveys both point to a curious fact: intelligent people tend to be …

Amazing Solar Eclipse Pictures from Around the World

Photo Credit: Ian Hitchcock/Getty<p>Slide 1 of 58<p>Amazing Images<p>A total solar eclipse crossed the U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017, wowing skywatchers from Oregon …

New vancomycin kills antibiotic-resistant bacterial superbugs

<b>UPDATE: PNAS has now placed the study online.</b><p>The frightening spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs threatens to return medicine to the …