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'Mad Honey' and 4 Other Naturally Occurring Psychedelics

Natural doesn't always mean better, though.<p>Nature is full of drugs. For various reasons, evolutionary forces have led certain plants, fungi, and even …

Psychedelia

Steven Universe creator would have made a few changes to the show knowing what she does now

It’s not about regret, but learning<p><i>Steven Universe</i> is one of the most popular and acclaimed cartoons on television, but showrunner Rebecca Sugar isn’t shy about admitting she would have changed some things had she known what she does now about developing a TV series.<p>Sugar told Polygon that while …

TV

Whole Foods CEO Hints at Launching Another Brand Under Amazon

After Amazon completes its takeover of high-end grocer Whole Foods Market, it might launch another brand with different standards, the grocery …

Whole Foods

Amazon shakes up the grocery business with its $13.7-billion deal to buy Whole Foods

Amazon revolutionized the sale of books, electronics and other products. Now the online shopping giant is threatening to transform how people buy their food.<p>Amazon.com Inc. dropped a bombshell Friday on the U.S. grocery industry by agreeing to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, …

Scientists Have Created The Largest Ever Virtual Universe Inside a Supercomputer

This thing is bananas.<p>As well as studying what we can observe today, scientists rely on simulations to understand more about the past and future of …

Dark Matter

One of Europe's most influential investors gave a brutal example of how AI could wipe out white-collar jobs

Fred Destin, former general partner at Accel and currently raising his own seed fund, predicted that automation will wipe out up to 70% of white-collar roles, pointing to legal and insurance firms in particular.<p>"The next wave will destroy white-collar jobs at speed and at scale," he said, speaking …

Investing

Geese Just Pooped All Over 17 People at Disneyland

Ew.<p>Police and firefighters flocked to Disneyland on Friday, June 9, to address a problem affecting six kids and 11 adults. The culprit? Geese. Yes, you read that right. A whole bunch of geese flew above the park and pooped all over the guests, <i>Time</i> reports.<p>There were so many droppings that people …

Birds

Modder manages to get the fabled 'Nintendo PlayStation' console working

A super-rare prototype of the "Nintendo Playstation" — a failed Frankenstein collaboration between Nintendo and Sony from the early '90s — surfaced …

5 Weird Things You Never Thought To Do In Paris

Related: Paris<p>Next time you go to Paris, surprise your loved one with a weird activity. Forget the Eiffel Tower, romantic walks along the Seine and …

France Just Banned a Hoverboard Inventor From Taking Flight

Franky Zapata can no longer fly his jet-powered hoverboard in France.<p>Zapata, a hoverboard inventor who created Flyboard Air, was told by officials …

Hoverboards

Evolutionary study unravels mystery of how cobras evolved their flesh-eating venom

Like an unhappy marriage, every animal toxin is toxic in its own way. Lick a feather plucked from Papua New Guinea’s pitohui bird, as more than one scientist has done, and the mouth will tingle, burn and go numb. No researcher who orally investigated these birds has perished. If only all toxic …

Zoology

Astronomers Just Found a Star Orbiting a Black Hole at 1 Percent The Speed of Light

The closest we've seen a star get to a black hole.<p>Astronomers have just spotted a star whizzing around a vast black hole at about 2.5 times the …

Universe

Bill Nye has an important message for Donald Trump about outer space

Bill Nye, celebrated Science Guy, has some very helpful advice for President Donald Trump.<p>In addition to being an icon of '90s nostalgia, Nye is also …

Donald Trump

Scientists now have proof that Neanderthals swapped spit

Because most of us brush our pearly whites at least twice a day, we rarely think of them as time capsules for the stuff we’ve put in our mouths.<p>But, as the hardest parts of our bodies (thanks to the calcified material called dentine, which makes teeth distinct from the rest of our bones), teeth …

Anthropology

Scientists Transplanted Laboratory-Grown Vaginas Into Women Born Without Them

After receiving the organs, which were "hand-sewn into a vagina-like shape," patients reported completely normal function several years later.<p>For the first time ever, researchers have grown human vaginas in a laboratory and implanted them into women born with a rare disorder. The procedure has …

Wake Forest University

This biology teacher destroyed transphobic myths with one science lesson

“Alternative facts” have become par for the course in 2017, so it’s more important than ever to use good, old-fashioned “real facts” to combat …

Physicists Say They've Created an 'Impossible' New Form of Matter: Supersolids

The most compelling evidence yet that supersolids exist.<p>Our world just got a little stranger, with physicists claiming they've successfully created a …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Order Drinks at the Bar Without Embarrassing Yourself

I once ordered a martini at a networking event. “How do you want it?” the bartender asked. I had no idea what he meant but I didn’t want to look …

The woolly mammoth die-off was even sadder than you think

Rest in peace, big guys<p>You probably already know that woolly mammoths went extinct on the American continent around 10,000 years ago.<p>But few have heard that a small population of these Ice Age giants persisted for much longer on small islands in the Arctic Ocean. A new study in <i>PLOS Genetics</i> …

Paleontology

An Explosion of Never-Before-Seen Minerals Could Mark The Dawn of a New Geological Epoch

This eclipses the Great Oxidation Event.<p>Scientists have identified a sudden explosion of mineral diversity on the surface of our planet that would …

Earth Science

Got a craving? Here's what your body actually wants to eat

Ever find yourself rummaging through the fridge or kitchen cabinets for that delicious, satisfying something—except nothing seems to fill that void? Maybe you know what you’re craving, but would actually have to leave the house to go and buy it (who wants to do that?), or your craving is so …

Alec Baldwin's Trump act fools newspaper

<b>Actor Alec Baldwin's impression on Saturday Night Live of Donald Trump tricked a national newspaper into thinking he was the real thing.</b><p>El Nacional in the Dominican Republic has now apologised for accidentally publishing a still of Alec Baldwin, captioned as the US president, next to Israeli PM …

Alec Baldwin

Photo of Alec Baldwin's 'SNL' Trump Mistakenly Used Instead of Real POTUS in Newspaper

Although the Dominican paper immediately issued a correction, social media had a field day<p>It was a case of mistaken identity for a Dominican Republic …

Alec Baldwin

Hubble Just Saw a Star Rip Apart The 'Big Brother' of Halley's Comet

Space is brutal.<p>Astronomers have observed something unexpectedly vicious happening in space - for the first time, researchers saw a white dwarf star …

Astronomy

Scientists Drill Deep to Harness the Awesome Energy of Volcanoes

It's not every day that scientists can study a volcano up close, but researchers investigating the feasibility of volcano-powered electricity successfully drilled into the core of one in Iceland.<p>Scientists studied the volcanic system at Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, which has been dormant for …

Hydroelectric Power

Scientists to uncover the mysteries of 'Dark Energy', and whether it even exists at all

Scientists might be about to uncover one of the universe's biggest mysteries.<p>A new experiment looks to use gravitational waves – tiny ripples in the …

You Could Get Paid to Eat Cadbury Chocolate

Job alert: You could be getting paid to eat chocolate. Mondelēz International, the company that owns Cadbury, Oreo, and other confection-makers, is …

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

Autism Risk May Arise from Sex-Specific Traits

Genetic variants that shape physical features that vary with sex, such as waist-to-hip ratio, may also affect autism risk, according to a new …

Autism

This lovely seadragon has never been seen alive, until now

Ladies and gentlemen, meet one of the newest known members of the animal kingdom.<p>For the first time, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California, have filmed a new species of seadragon in the wild. Dubbed the ruby seadragon for its resplendent red coloration, …

Fish