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Strange 'bird fish' goes viral: What is this creature?

Images of a strange ‘bird fish’ have gone viral, prompting questions about what the bizarre creature is.<p>Citing the Guizhou Urban Daily newspaper, Metro reports that the fish was reeled in by anglers in Guizhou, South-West China.<p>The fish, which appears to more than a foot long, can be seen gasping …

Is Parkinson's linked to bacteriophages?

A recent study concludes that bacteriophages — or viruses that attack bacteria — may play a pivotal role in the development of Parkinson's disease. …

Psychedelic Medicine 101: The curious case of ketamine

Psychedelic medicine 101 is a series that will investigate the past, present and future medical uses of these formerly taboo substances. Our first …

How Lucinda Williams Wore Her Pain On Her Sleeve With ‘World Without Tears’

They say time heals all wounds, but that maxim has never applied to Lucinda Williams. On her <b>seventh studio album</b>, 2003’s <i>World Without Tears</i>, Williams …

50 Productive Things You Can Do Right This Minute

"I have nothing to do!!!" Bitch, you thought.<p>2. Back up your phone and computer so you can stop clicking "Remind me tomorrow" when they remind you that it's been 152 days since you last did it.<p>3. Watch an inspiring TED Talk. Like this one. Or this one. Or this one.<p>4. Make a wishlist on Amazon.<p>5. …

Idaho State University loses weapons-grade plutonium

Idaho State University was fined last week for losing a small amount of radioactive, weapons-grade plutonium that is too small to make a nuclear bomb, but could be used in a dirty bomb, according to a regulatory commission.<p>Dr. Cornelis Van der Schyf, vice president for research at the university, …

The Flower Gardens of Singapore from Above

Landscape or Portrait?<p>Today’s photo is obviously a quad shot, aiming straight down. I’ve noticed that it doesn’t really matter how it’s oriented: …

11 ways to get more love in your life

<i>When Poorna Bell lost her husband, it made her understand that life is filled with many different kinds of love. Here she reveals 11 ways to find and</i> …

Can ecstasy combat the effects of PTSD?

US researchers have said drug tests conducted with soldiers suffering from trauma show signs of promise. Drug regulators say MDMA, administered with …

MDMA Used in Breakthrough PTSD Study, Bringing FDA Approval into View

The anticipated approval date is within reach.<p>In the 1970s, MDMA was considered to be an anxiety-relieving drug. But when the United States …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Research Suggests Changing Diet Can Be Used To Treat Depression

<b>Follow KDKA-TV</b>: Facebook | TwitterPITTSBURGH (KDKA) – We all know the importance of eating right, but now there’s scientific proof that diet can be …

You Can Do Hard Things

As a highly sensitive person, I get uncomfortable very easily. I get uncomfortable when it’s too cold or hot. In fact, I can’t think when I’m …

Leslie Jamison: ‘Why was life such a barren tundra if I wasn’t drinking?’

The last nights of my drinking were very ordinary. I took a huge amount of whisky into a room to pass out drunk<p>I heard somebody in recovery say things don’t always get better, but they always get different<p>The American writer Leslie Jamison is the bestselling author of the acclaimed essay collection</i> …

Books

The Best Way to Deal With Sentimental Clutter

My husband and I recently replaced our dresser, which spurred an event which I'll be referring to in the confines of our relationship history as "The …

Don't glare at your horse, scientists warn: it may hold a grudge

Horses can be tricky creatures, and even the most tolerant rider will occasionally yield to the temptation to give their mount a ticking off and a stern look.<p>But, according to groundbreaking new research, they really shouldn’t: the horse may bear a grudge.<p>Scientists at the Universities of Sussex …

Fibromyalgia and chest pain: What is normal, symptoms, and treatment

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition. A person will often experience pain, tenderness, and stiffness in many muscles, connective tissues, bones, and …

Tired Brains See the World in a Very Different Way

Our schedules are literally killing us. We asked neuroscientist Russell Foster what sleeplessness does to your brain, and he offers his personal tips …

‘Desperation Oncology’: When Patients Are Dying, Some Cancer Doctors Turn to Immunotherapy

Dr. Oliver Sartor has a provocative question for patients who are running out of time.<p>Most are dying of prostate cancer. They have tried every standard treatment, to no avail. New immunotherapy drugs, which can work miracles against a few types of cancer, are not known to work for this kind.<p>Still, …

Cancer

This company is making an at-home CRISPR kit to find out what’s making you sick

‘When I think of CRISPR, I really think of biology’s search engine’<p>A new biotech company co-founded by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna is developing a device that uses CRISPR to detect all kinds of diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, and Zika. The tech is still just in prototype phase, but research …

How Can I Talk to Myself in a Positive Way?

If you suffer with social anxiety disorder (SAD), you might consider using positive affirmations as a way to improve your self-esteem and reduce …

The lies that are OK to tell in a relationship

"I *definitely* didn't watch this episode yet!" *SWEATS PROFUSELY*<p>Trust, honesty, and openness are all deeply crucial to maintaining a solid relationship. Buuuuut, sometimes you catch yourself pretending to love the kinda-dry chicken your partner cooked for you, or telling them you're totally into …

The Rolleiflex is Back: Say Hello to the Instant Kamera

The legendary Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera is back… in a very different style. Rollei today announced the new Rolleiflex Instant Kamera, a TLR …

Benzodiazepines: America's 'Other Prescription Drug Problem'

Drew was in his early 30s. His medical history included alcohol abuse, but he had been sober for several months when he became my patient.<p>His previous doctor had given him a prescription for Ativan, or lorazepam, which is frequently used to allay tremors and seizures from alcohol withdrawal.<p>My …

Medicine

Study of long-term heterosexual couples finds women over-estimate and men underestimate their partner’s sexual advances

<i>By</i> Emma Young<i>Imagine that, during a quiet evening at home watching a movie with your romantic partner, you feel intense sexual desire and sensually</i> …

The drugs found in London’s fatberg autopsy present a surprising discovery into city life

When scientists performed an autopsy on a chunk of London’s huge fatberg, they found the monstrous lump contained 20 types of drugs. Perhaps more surprising was that it had a higher concentration of prohibited gym supplements than street drugs, such as cocaine and MDMA.<p>Channel 4 and utilities …

Autopsy

7 Surprisingly Common Personality Disorders That Are Hardest To Spot

Out of the ten personality disorders recognized in the DSM-5, some may seem more obvious and easy to diagnose, while other signs of personality …

Third of early deaths could be prevented by everyone giving up meat, Harvard says

At least one-third of early deaths could be prevented if everyone moved to a vegetarian diet, Harvard scientists have calculated.<p>Dr Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School said the benefits of a plant-based diet had been vastly underestimated.<p>Recent figures …

Diets

Chinese geologists say North Korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end of program

BEIJING — A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation.<p>The findings by the scientists at the University of …

South Korea