Nicole Schweiger

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Creative people really do see the world differently

What is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the thrill of being shown something …

The ayahuasca ceremony is going under the scientific-method microscope

Before neuroscientist Leanna Standish drank the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca for the first time, she was a steadfast scientific materialist. She was trained to believe—and she did—that everything could be explained by science. Then, much like the pioneering psychedelic researchers who came before …

Clinical Trials

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

<i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd been placed there deliberately — were 15 ancient skeletons that showed a confusing patchwork …

Anthropology

The hilarious hoax that should have taught the academy a lesson

The Chronicle of Higher Education, which is a window on the sometimes weird world of academia, recently revisited a hilarious intellectual hoax from 20 years ago. Reading the recollections of the perpetrator and of some who swallowed his gibberish is sobering.<p>In 1996, Alan Sokal, a New York …

York University

Does an anomaly in the Earth's magnetic field portend a coming pole reversal?

The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science

Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities …

Psychedelia

THE IMPRINTED BRAIN THEORY

The Imprinted Brain Theory<p>What causes mental illnesses like schizophrenia and autism? We have long known that both tend to run in families and that …

With Neuroscience Comes Art

Two subjects that you wouldn’t automatically imagine to come hand in hand, but work quite well nonetheless are neuroscience and art. The Queensland …

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

Movies

Animal Doodles, Illustrator Cleverly Adorns Photos of Animals in the Wild With Elegant Tribal Designs

Rohan Sharad Dahotre, a very talented illustrator and designer in Pune, India, has created “Animal Doodles“, a clever series in which he adorned …

A Mysterious 14-Year Cycle Has Been Controlling Our Words For Centuries

Some of your favourite science words are making a comeback.<p>Researchers analysing several centuries of literature have spotted a strange trend in our …

The DIY acne treatments that actually work, according to our editors

After years (maybe even decades) of trial and error with so-called acne-busting treatments, you’re probably still grappling with breakouts (the adult …

Japanese Artist Tightly Rolls Newspaper To Create Incredibly Realistic Animal Sculptures (11 Pics)

For most us, newspapers are for reading. But for Chie Hitotsuyama, newspapers serve a whole different purpose. Because as you can see below, the …

Classic Paintings Side-By-Side With Movie Shots That Look Just Like Them

Seeing these film shots from <i>Empire of the Sun,</i> <i>Lost in Translation</i> and <i>Sexy Beast</i> next to the paintings of Norman Rockwell, John Kacere and Marc …

The Incredibly Disturbing Origins of 7 Beloved Fairy Tales

The sugarcoated renditions we know and love come from much darker places.<p>Bedtime is often sweetened by stories of handsome princes and beautiful princesses, comical witches and lovable forest dwellers. But what happens when we follow the breadcrumb trail to a fairy tale's gloomy origin?<p>The …

To Raise Kids With More Empathy, We Need to Do Everything Wrong

Every parent wants their children to excel, so we line up tutors, buy the latest electronics, arrange after-school classes, and anything else to help …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Critical Thinking

A town in India has bridges completely made out of trees

Cherrapunji in northeast India is known as one of the wettest places in the world, and it has had an effect on the area's scenery.<p>Villagers cross rivers not on man-made bridges, but on ones made by trees.<p>A long time ago, the War-Khasis clan noticed that the vines and roots of the Ficus Elastica …

AOL

Who was Sattjeni? Tomb reveals secrets about ancient Egyptian elite

Two eyes painted on a newly discovered Egyptian coffin seem to stare out from across millennia, conveying the secrets of the ancient Egyptian elite.<p>The coffin, discovered this year in the necropolis at Qubbet el-Hawa across the Nile River from Aswan, belonged to an important local woman, Sattjeni, …

Ancient History

​tomo campbell is the young london artist who makes paint vibrate

The former football hopeful turned painter has a new solo exhibition of work that looks at subjects in search of something more.<p>Tomo Campbell is the 28-year-old Twickenham-born painter and Central Saint Martins graduate whose solo exhibition, <i>Held on the Tips of Fingers</i>, opens at the Golborne …

7 Things You Tell People Without Saying a Word | Inc.com

I shared an infographic recently that has really had me thinking about the impressions we make on others. Have you ever gotten the cold shoulder and wondered might you might have done to deserve it? Or been passed over for something you were sure you had in the bag -- whether it was a sale, a deal, …

Psychology

Trick Photography and Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau

Believe it or not, you don't have to own super expensive equipment or be some kind of camera wiz to take high quality camera shots like these…<p>… but …

42 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes So Good You Won't Even Miss the Carnitas

From fried avocado tacos to elote-style corn salad and black bean burritos you'll want every night of the week.<p><b>When you think of Mexican cooking</b>, it's hard not to conjure up images of carnitas, carne asada, beef-filled enchiladas, tacos al pastor ... but finding a Mexican vegetarian recipe is a lot …

Cooking

Try This Vegan Pesto Zoodle Dish for Your Next Dinner

The long-anticipated spring is here! We got warmer weather, flowers and amazing produce in season, which calls for yummy spring dinner recipes. I like to cook with seasonal ingredients, because it’s a cheap and fun way to consume your veggies. The zucchini noodle (or zoodle) dish has been in the …

What LSD tells us about human nature

Our brains, with their intrinsic tendency to segregate, are designed to veer toward over-control. Psychedelics blow all that apart – and we can learn from them<p>I was in San Francisco last week, visiting my brother and revisiting the years we spent there as young men. We walked through Golden Gate …

Golden Gate Park

Snappy dresser: Model poses for underwater fashion shoot with sharks, in pictures

Fashion Photography

This Pyramid House Will Have You Feeling Like a Futuristic Pharaoh

Last year, Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos designed the truly unique Pyramid House for a competition that was focused on simple geometry. The …

Architecture

Archaeologists Dig Up an 800-Year-Old Pot, And Find Ancient Seeds

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