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Netflix lands on Google’s Daydream VR

Daydream got a long list of new apps and services last week, including HBO Now, but Netflix was listed only as “coming soon.” Now, the Netflix VR app has arrived, as a separate, standalone app that works with Daydream VR headsets, including the Google Daydream View.<p>The VR version of Netflix for …

New Trials Are Using Ketamine to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Researchers in the UK and US are running studies to see if ketamine could help prevent alcoholics from relapsing.<p>People looking to quit problematic drinking in the UK could one day have access to a new, quick-acting treatment to help them cope with the difficult first few weeks of sobriety: …

Bold, Text-Heavy Tattoos by Luxiano Street Classic Will Not Be Ignored

Traveling tattoo artist Luxiano Street Classic has only been working for a few short years, but his bold style has made striking impression with …

Fine Art

The Birth of Modern Chemistry Was the Birth of Barbiturates

From pee to goofballs.<p>The death of vitalism was the birth of sedation.<p>In 1828 the German chemist Friedrich Wöhler synthesized urea, an organic molecule otherwise found in urine that primarily serves to remove nitrogen produced in metabolic reactions from the body. This synthesis from the inorganic …

Everything Your Weed Guy Knows About Weed Is Probably Wrong

Meet Canada's foremost weed expert: Al The Alchemist.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Last week the Liberal government in Canada announced the creation of its Legalization Task Force. Composed of doctors, politicians, addiction experts, and cops, it has the people with the expertise—in …

Flatbush Zombies Get Deadpool Cover

Since last year, Marvel has been producing variant comic book covers that pay homage to hip-hop. The publisher has put out Run the Jewels-influenced covers of <i>Howard the Duck</i>, <i>Deadpool</i>, and <i>Black Panther</i>, a Kendrick Lamar-style cover of <i>Guardians of Infinity</i>, a Biggie-influenced <i>Ant-Man</i> cover, and …

Science can’t totally explain consciousness, and it never will

There are several major scientific theories that attempt to explain how exactly how our brains have consciousness. But all of them, argues Lisa Miracchi, an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, have the effect of reducing consciousness to neural processes.<p>While some …

Consciousness

How understanding the brain affects learning potential

Does knowing whether the brain changes or is static have an impact on student success?<p>Parents of GCSE and A-level students taking their exams this month will know how important encouragement is. But they might be surprised to learn that how we understand the brain can affect academic …

The Brain

26 Extremely Dope Overlooked Albums of 2016 (So Far)

There's more to life than Kanye West, or Drake, or even—hear us out—Beyoncé. This has been a year of great music, and some extremely dope albums have slipped under the radar.<p>This has been a year full of music and, more specifically, full of great music. Even more specifically, 2016 has been a year …

Guitar Essentials: Learn Chords in Every Key—All Over the Neck

0<p>SHARES<p>Most guitarists start out learning how to play open-position chords, like the major chords E, A, D, G, C and F, and Em, Am and Dm. But as they …

The universe is expanding faster than we thought

This week, astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope have determined that the universe is expanding faster than previously thought—between 5 and 9 percent faster, to be precise.<p>This new number comes after the scientists, led by Adam Reiss, who won the Nobel prize in 2011 for finding …

We Asked a Veteran Peruvian Ayahuasca Shaman About Dumb Tourists

In the middle of the ayahuasca industry boom, we wanted to find out what life's been like for one of the local shamans using the mind-bending medicine to heal people.<p>Almost all of us have heard of ayahuasca by now. The hallucinogenic medicinal plant used by indigenous communities in central America …

History of Humanistic and Rational Thought in the Arab world

<i>Last Edited: 4th of May 2016</i><p>There is a rich and often overlooked tradition of humanistic thought in Arab history that this page aims to highlight. …

Religion

3 Tips for Integrating Meditation Into Your Schedule

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many entrepreneurs, my schedule changes from day to day. Despite a real effort to create a routine, the requirement to hustle, connect and work dynamically makes it a challenge and I know I’m not alone in this.<p>The “liquid schedule” …

Can meditation and psychedelics have the same benefits for your mind?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you ever find yourself worrying about an upcoming situation, even though similar past experiences have worked out fine? Or do you worry about your relationship or finances in a way that is out of proportion with your actual circumstances? These are classic symptoms of anxiety.<p>Anxiety …

Psychedelia

10 quotes from ancient philosophers show they figured life out 2,000 years ago

Modern homo sapiens have been around for about 200,000 years.<p>For about 2,500 years, we've had philosophers, sages, and deep thinkers to help us guide (and understand!) our behaviors.<p>Here's a highlight reel of the finest in ancient wisdom. Some names you'll recognize and some might be entirely fresh.<p>…

Ketamine's antidepressant qualities linked to breakdown byproduct

Until now, the link between club drug ketamine and the alleviation of depression has been unknown. But a new study claims that the antidepressant …

Bernie Sanders Look-Alike Spotted Driving R8, Internet Goes Nuts

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, an image of what appears to be a dead ringer for Senator Sanders behind the wheel of a pre-facelift Audi R8 …

Bernie Sanders

Cocaine Causes Your Brain To Literally Eat Itself, Study Finds

High doses kick your cells' cannibalism function into gear.<p>We know cocaine's not so good for your brain, but it turns out the effects of the popular drug are more gruesome than we thought. A new study from Johns Hopkins University finds that high doses of cocaine cause your brain cells to kill …

Neuroscience

'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

Faith

Skrillex: ‘I stopped doing interviews because of the Guardian’

<b>Hi Sonny, if I’d come up to you five years ago (1) and told you that in 2015 you’ll have produced half a Justin Bieber album, how would you have reacted?</b><p>It’s funny you should ask that. I’m always transporting myself to five years ago and asking myself the same questions. I’d have been really …

Music

This 1-minute animation will change your perception of life in the universe

If extraterrestrial life is anything like what we see on Earth, then chances are it's living on Earth-like planets thousands, or even millions, of light years from our solar system.<p>Today, astronomers have detected over 1,700 extra-solar planets, or exoplanets, with NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. …

Animation

Scott Weiland Talks Legacy, David Bowie in Final Video Interviews

Singer reveals his favorite Stone Temple Pilots album and says he'd be open to Velvet Revolver reunion just two days before death<p>In one of Scott …

Rock Music

Can we prove that God exists? Richard Dawkins and the limits of faith and atheism

<b>God, Santa Claus (Wikimedia/Milles Studio via Shutterstock)</b><p>Atheists sometimes argue the case against God is the same as the case against Santa Claus. Let’s test the logic<p>Gary Gutting<p>November 29, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “What Philosophy Can Do”<p>Our first concern will be Richard Dawkins’s …

Easter Bunny

METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Looks Back On Commercial Failure Of 'Through The Never' Movie: 'We've Learned A Lesson'

<b>METALLICA</b> frontman <b>James Hetfield</b> has admitted that the band could not understand why its 2013 concert film, <b>"Metallica Through The Never"</b>, failed to …

Photographer Captures Stunning South Korean Landscapes Reflected in Mirror-Like Lakes

South Korean photographer Jaewoon U has gathered quite the following on 500px, and rightly so. His majestic landscape shots of his home country are nothing if not magical, overflowing with colors and rich details. The Seoul-based artist is particularly skilled at capturing beautiful outdoor scenery …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Quantum Mechanics