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Under pressure, Silicon Valley workers turn to LSD microdosing

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Psychedelic Drugs

Ancient Egyptian History

HOME / Table of Contents = Civilizations - Cultures - Areas - Regions - Prehistory <br>Other Archaeological Sites / The Neolithic of the Levant (500 Page …

Archaeology

"After School Satan Club" could be coming to elementary schools in the U.S.

Now that public schools across the country have opened their doors to after-school evangelical religious programming, the Satanic Temple thinks it's …

Religion

6 Tips for Keeping a Well Behaved Dog

Dogs may make great pets, however a dog that isn’t well-behaved can cause a lot of problems. While a good UT personal injury attorney will be able to …

The Rise Of Road Rage: Drivers Worry About Safety -Nearly 80 % Express Extreme Behavior, Study Finds

An online survey of drivers found that nearly two in three believe aggressive driving is a bigger problem today than it was three years ago; nine out of ten think it poses a serious threat to personal safety; and almost 80 percent said they personally engaged in some kind of significant anger, …

The Very Strange—And Fascinating— Ideas Behind Quantum Computing

IBM has been working on a new quantum computer that can dominate the industry for decades to come. If that sounds incredible, wait till you hear the …

Ask Ethan: Where Did The Big Bang Happen?

Of all the concepts and topics that get tossed around, the Big Bang is one of the most controversial. Sure, it’s a scientific theory that’s quite old — it’s been around since the 1940s — and the evidence in favor of it has been overwhelming since the 1960s. The idea is simple: that the Universe had …

The Mathematical Formula That Causes Your Headphones to Tangle

The mystery, untangled (sorry).<p>With iPhone 7, Apple could be about to solve one of the most annoying things about mobile phones: The way your earbud …

Headphones

Neural Evolution – Building a natural selection process with AI

Created by Fabio Carbone, Neural Evolution is a an experiment created in Processing that trains a Neural Network through a natural selection process …

The 10 best UK punk bands from 1982

To say that 1982 was a good year for British punk rock is something of an understatement; it was a fucking great year! So much so, in fact, that over …

Classic Rock

Humanity Finally Travels to Mars in Ron Howard's New Half-Scifi, Half-Documentary TV Series

This November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven’t seen before. From producers Ron Howard and …

Martian gully theory doesn't hold water, study finds

In spite of the flowing gouges they leave behind, gullies on the Red Planet may not have been formed by liquid water, according to data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.<p>The findings, described in Geophysical Research Letters, showcase the complexity of Martian geology and highlight how some …

Visiting Italy's Lost City of Pompeii

Visiting Italy's Lost City of Pompeii<p>Updated on August 12, 2017<p>One of the most popular visitor attractions in Italy is without a doubt the ruins of …

Archaeology

Teasing out the microbiome of the Kansas prairie: One teaspoonful of soil holds DNA of tens of thousands of microbial species

One teaspoonful of soil holds DNA of tens of thousands of microbial species<p>Scientists have untangled a soil metagenome -- all the genetic material …

Microbiome

Pope Francis' Auschwitz Visit Said to Represent 'Universal Lesson' for Church

Pope Francis made a mostly silent pilgrimage Friday to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp but his very presence on the Nazi killing ground spoke volumes.<p>"I would like to go to that place of horror without speeches, without crowds — only the few people necessary," Francis said before embarking for …

'Star Trek Beyond' Takes an Ethical Leap Forward

The film is a paean to the value of diversity, and perhaps heralds the end of “speciesism” on the big screen.<p>If you’re looking for a diversion after two weeks of heavy convention viewing, I’d recommend a trip to the multiplex to see “Star Trek Beyond.” The reason isn’t just that the movie is by far …

Jupiter Is So Ridiculously Massive It Makes The Sun Wobble

This is mind-boggling.<p>Here’s something that might come as a bit of a shock: Jupiter doesn’t orbit the sun.<p>Planets revolve around stars though, right? …

World’s largest solar power plant planned for Chernobyl nuclear wasteland

The world’s most famous and damaging nuclear meltdown is now being considered for the world’s largest solar power plant. The Ukrainian nuclear power station Chernobyl had a nuclear meltdown on April 26, 1986. Since then 1,600 square miles of land has been deemed an ‘exclusion zone’ as the radiation …

Chernobyl

Scientists Create Successful Biohybrid for 3-D Printing, Genetic Engineering

Scientists genetically engineered and 3-D-printed a biohybrid being, opening the door further for lifelike robots and artificial intelligence.<p>If you met this lab-created critter over your beach vacation, you'd swear you saw a baby ray. In fact, the tiny, flexible swimmer is the product of a team of …

Artificial Intelligence

What Are The Most Energetic Particles In The Universe?

You might think of the largest and most powerful particle accelerators in the world — places like SLAC, Fermilab and the Large Hadron Collider — as the source of the highest energies we’ll ever see. But everything we’ve ever done here on Earth has absolutely <i>nothing</i> on the natural Universe itself! …

Physics

The Nazca Lines and the "Eye in the Sky"

<b>Nazca Geoglyphs and the Eclipse - "Eye in the Sky" that Inspired Them</b><p>"While Nasca’s trapezoids and lines seem to exhibit some organization, the large …

Rediscovered films show a 'friendly' Hitler in Bayreuth

Long-lost film material reveals a remarkably "friendly" and "modest" side of Adolf Hitler at the Bayreuth Festival. The Nazi leader's connection to …

Richard Wagner

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Jacobites and the Ancient World

Jacqueline Riding describes the events of the 1745 rebellion, while Michael Scott explains how ancient cultures across the globe managed to interact …

Are We the Only Animals That Understand Ignorance?

Two psychologists argue that while apes and monkeys can think about the minds of others, they lack one crucial ability that only humans have.<p>You’re holding a surprise party for a friend. The door opens, the lights flick on, everyone leaps out... and your friend stands there silent and unmoved. Now,</i> …