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A Powerful Psychedelic Drug Gave Users a Taste of a Near-Death Experience

A new study sheds light on a myth surrounding DMT.<p>There’s no universally accepted definition of a near-death experience, but those who have come …

These are the Most Liveable Cities in 2018: New city knocks off Melbourne

Which city has knocked Melbourne off its perch? The World’s Most Liveable Cities 2018 has surprising results – here are the best and the worst.<p>For …

Urbanization

Sleep deprivation fuels loneliness because tired people are socially repellent, say scientists

Sleep deprivation is fuelling the loneliness epidemic because overly-tired people are less sociable, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact in …

Sleep

21 Best Beaches in the World You Must Visit

The best beaches in the world, stretching from Kenya to Cornwall, with shimmering sands and turquoise waters.<p>Serenity and peace of mind may be found …

Dominican Republic

Galileo Would Be Stunned: Jupiter Now Has 79 Moons

More than 400 years after Galileo Galilei discovered the first of Jupiter's moons, astronomers have found a dozen more — including one they've dubbed "oddball" — orbiting the planet. That brings the total number of Jovian moons to 79.<p>The team of astronomers originally wasn't even looking for the 12 …

Astronomy

A massive object devastated Uranus a long time ago and it never fully recovered

Our Solar System is a pretty calm place these days, all things considered, but that wasn’t always the case. In the period when the planets were still …

A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.<p>If you were to travel some 150 million light years from Earth in the direction of Ursa Major, you’d come across a cataclysmic collision of two galaxies, known collectively as Arp 299. It’s a pretty wild place …

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

Hippos Poop So Much That Sometimes All the Fish Die

Their dung consumes the oxygen around it, creating lethal pulses of suffocating water.<p>At first, Chris Dutton and Amanda Subalusky had no idea why the fish were dying.<p>At a bridge on the border between Kenya and Tanzania, they noticed that whenever the Mara River rose by a few feet, dead fish would …

University of California

The Palestinian whose life spans the 'Catastrophe' of his people

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At 96, Mohammad Mahmoud Jadallah has razor sharp memories of the founding of Israel in 1948, the event that has shaped his life and that of his fellow Palestinians.<p>The event whose 70th anniversary is celebrated by Israel is lamented by Palestinians as the Nakba, or …

The answer to life, the universe and everything might be 73. Or 67

A crisis of cosmic proportions is brewing: the universe is expanding 9% faster than it ought to be and scientists are not sure why.<p>The latest, most precise, estimate of the universe’s current rate of expansion - a value known as the Hubble constant - comes from observations by the European Space …

Universe

'I cured cancer. I can't be quiet': Woman claims

WITHOUT chemotherapy or radiation, Shona Leigh survived cancer and she claims to know something worth talking about.<p>"I cured cancer. Knowing what I …

Hundreds of Fossilized Pterosaur Eggs Uncovered in China

Welcome to Pterosaur Park.<p>Paleontologists have uncovered more than 200 fossilized eggs belonging to the flying reptiles that soared during the age of dinosaurs. The discovery, which was announced Thursday in the journal Science, is the largest collection of pterosaur eggs found so far.<p>“I remember …

After living in a wolf den, these two Indian sisters were never able to acclimate to society

Though many doubt the authenticity of Amala and Kamala’s origins<p>Every night around 10 p.m., the two small girls crawled from their beds at an …

Ancient Winged Terror Was One of the Largest Animals to Fly

A new pterosaur found in Mongolia had a 32-foot wingspan and likely feasted on baby dinosaurs.<p>The fragmentary fossil of a truly enormous pterosaur has been found in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. This formidable predator may have had a wingspan of 36 feet—close to the size a small aircraft and …

Asteroid impact plunged dinosaurs into catastrophic 'winter'

<b>Scientists say they now have a much clearer picture of the climate catastrophe that followed the asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago.</b><p>The event is blamed for the demise of three-quarters of plant and animal species, including the dinosaurs.<p>The researchers' investigations suggest the impact …

Dinosaur Extinction Asteroid Delivered Cancer-Killing Metals to Earth

An asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have delivered us a cosmic cancer-killing weapon. Scientists have discovered …

Mysterious void in Great Pyramid of Giza could finally reveal how pyramids were built

A mysterious void has been discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza and Egyptologists believe it could finally shed light on how the ancient tombs were constructed.<p>The enigmatic gap, which is around 100ft long is situated directly above the Grand Gallery, an elaborate access route which cuts through …

The most stunning photographs from David Attenborough's Planet Earth II

Nature