Melissa Morecock

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Why Logan Paul Should Really Worry Us

It’s not so much the popular, controversial YouTuber himself, but what he represents.<p>On the last day of the year, a great disturbance rippled through the Internet. Well, a certain part of the Internet: the section that pays attention to the exploits of brash YouTube celebrities like <b>Logan Paul,</b> a …

Satan's enigma: 'Possessed' nun's 17th-century letter deciphered

A mysterious letter written more than 300 years ago by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Satan has finally been deciphered. Scientists used a deep-web code breaker to read the letter.<p>The message — indeed devilish — describes God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as "dead weights," the …

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

16 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this July

Space operas, superheroes, and fantasies<p>It’s July. I’m a little stunned at how fast 2017 has been passing us by. Half the year is gone already! A ton of really fantastic books have come out in those first six months, and if you’ve got vacation planned for this summer, it’ll be a good time to catch …

12 Life-Changing Habits You Can Honestly Start Today

Ridiculously simple. H/T Quora

What Helps Treat Pain from Multiple Sclerosis?

Pain

How to change anxiety into excitement

Found on The Kid Should See This: "Neuroscientist Ian Robertson explains the trick behind these perception-changing actions: Rather than trying to …

Zip-lines

Hemp Wars: Inside the Fight for Federally Legal CBD

Last December, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration made some waves when they announced a new code for marihuana extract. Under the new rule, all …

Can hemp extract provide health benefits without getting you high?

We might need more research to find out<p>Is there a substance that gives us the health benefits of marijuana without getting us stoned?<p>Some people think the answer lies in cannabidiol, or CBD. Like the more well-known tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), this molecule is very abundant in cannabis; in some …

For The Past 17 Years, Montel Williams Did What The FDA Won't: He Made Weed A Medicine

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000, Montel Williams set out to find the safest, most effective form of medicinal cannabis for treating his disease and others, and to bring that product to the masses. After 17 years of nonstop research and advocacy, those goals are finally in …

"What's Your Major": Another Blow to the So-Called Gender Pay Gap

On April 4, progressives commemorated “Equal Pay Day,” which purports to note the 20% “gender pay gap” between men and women. But a new study on gender differences in Ph.D. graduates shows, once again, how much of the gender pay gap is simply a myth. Far from men and women being paid differently …

Monogamy Could Be Built Into Our Genetics

A new study conducted on mice has alluded to monogamous behaviour as part of DNA.<p>A newly published study in the scientific journal <i>Nature</i> points to the novel concept of monogamous behaviour being encoded in genes. Using two species of mice with differing parental tendencies—the monogamous oldfield …

Biology

Stop Worrying That You Worry Too Much

There are few things in this world more irritating than when people try to calm your anxious mind by telling you to “try to stop worrying.” Oh, you …

Born anxious: Why some of us Are wired to worry

The secret to why you're so stressed out may be lurking in your DNA.<p>We're all feeling much more stressed out these days, showing up as increases over the last few decades in how many of us suffer from stress-related diseases and disorders. Even if we’re not sick yet, we carry more of the physical …

University of Michigan

Indica vs. Sativa: What's the difference, how to identify them and which is better for you

Whether you're talking with a doctor about a medical marijuana recommendation or just stepping into a recreational pot shop for the first time, weed …

Cannabis

Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'

<b>Scientists hope they have found a drug to stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia.</b><p>In 2013, a UK Medical Research Council team stopped brain cells dying in an animal for the first time, creating headline news around the world.<p>But the compound used was unsuitable for people, as …

Fossils From Africa Are New Extinct Species Distantly Related To Cats And Dogs

The extinction of the dinosaurs left an opening at the top of the food chain, and these ancient Egyptian carnivores helped fill it.<p>Bones from 34 …

Atara Biotherapeutics +8.7% on results from early stage trial of MS drug

Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) +8.7% AH after reporting positive results from a Phase 1 clinical trial of its multiple sclerosis drug.<p>ATRA says …

Scientists discover two repurposed drugs to halt neurodegenerative Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases - IBTimes India

Building up of misfolded proteins takes place in the brain due to neurodegenerative diseases and it also is one of the main causes of dementias like …

New Research Shows Electric Brain Stimulation Can Help Memory

Zapping the brain with small bursts of electricity in hopes of improving memory isn’t a brand new concept, however a new study shows that the …

The Brain

Why Birth Control Pills Might Be Making You Feel Bad

For many women, birth control pills provide huge benefits. They protect against unplanned pregnancies, can reduce symptoms of PMS and other hormonal …

Women's Health

Stress Might Make You A More Empathetic Person

While it might be uncomfortable, it could also be a force for good.<p>There could be an upside to those worries.<p>Brain imaging research suggests that being under stress may make you more compassionate to others who are struggling or in pain. That’s because stress may activate a part of the brain …

Young People Experience More Déjà Vu, And That Says Important Things About The Brain

Most people have experienced déjà vu at some point in their lives—that eerie phenomenon where an experience feels way more familiar than it should. …

Neurophilosophy

A Woman Developed Rhabdomyolysis After 15 Minutes of Indoor Cycling

When Lauren Peterson grew nauseated after 15 minutes of an indoor cycling class, she didn't think anything was terribly wrong. The 33-year-old Bronx …

Indoor Cycling

Mindfulness meditation helps women but not men, first study suggests

Mindfulness does not help men, the first study to look at the gender divide in meditation suggests.<p>Although recent research has shown that mindfulness meditation, the practice of directing attention to present sensations and feelings, can be beneficial, nobody has checked whether the results were …

Mindfulness

Scientists ponder the possibility of quantum consciousness

As AI improves, the mystery of consciousness interests more programmers and physicists.<p>Karla Lant explains:<p>This is probably in part because of the …

Consciousness