Sarah Snyder

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Everything Has Meaning In The Dream World Of 'Vellitt Boe'

I write this as if surfacing from deep water, or looking up to find a bright world dimmed around me. I have just put down <i>The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe</i> and it is dark outside, a rush of wind constant as surf, and I find myself wondering if the stars will be uncountable millions or if there will be …

Books

Why Astronaut Mark Kelly Is Now Even Older Than His Twin Brother

Astronaut Scott Kelly returned from a year-long sojourn in space in June. His slightly older astronaut twin, Mark Kelly, stayed home as a …

3tags.org

5 Of the Most Awesome Hikes In Norway That Will Take Your Breath Away

Norway is a hiker’s paradise. There are hundreds of hiking trails all over the country. Whenever you see a red “T” etched on a rock or a tree, or …

Hiking

Can Magic Mushrooms Cure Addiction?

Kathleen Conneally successfully quit smoking, after a decades-long habit, with the help of psilocybin. Conneally was a participant in a study at Johns Hopkins University looking at whether nicotine addiction could be treated by psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms. In this short …

Magic Mushrooms

27 Songs From The Early '00s You'll Never Forget The Lyrics To

"Drop your glasses, shake your asses."

Rap & Hip-Hop

Depressing Paper Suggests Cancer's an Evolutionary Mechanism to 'Autocorrect' Our Gene Pool

We were never meant to live forever.<p>Two scientists have come up with a depressing new hypothesis that attempts to explain why cancer is so hard to …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

All the Drugs You Can Expect to Find at Music Festivals This Summer

We talked to dope fiends and goofball addicts to get the scoop on what trill drugs kids are huffing these days.<p>Summertime is here and, with it, an endless parade of outdoor music festivals. For some, music festivals are a place to see as many great artists as they can, taking advantage of superstar …

Festivals

Did our sun steal 'Planet 9' from another star?

There are eight planets in our solar system, and have been officially ever since Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006. But what if there was a ninth planet, billions of miles past Neptune?<p>Earlier this year, researchers from CalTech announced that they had found signs of the planet, …

Universe

Supermassive black hole spotted devouring surprising meal

Black hole consumes cold, clumpy clouds of gas — not the hot plasma scientists had expected<p>Cold molecular gas clouds condense out of the hot, ionized …

How often you should wash your hair, according to science

The question is a vexing one. And there are lots of different answers people swear by.<p>For example, Kim Kardashian says she only washes her hair twice a week.<p>Outside the shower, our scalps gradually get shinier, darker, and oilier.<p>So why does it happen? And how often should you wash to keep the …

Hair

A Promising New Way To Spot Cancer? Your Search History

If your Internet searches reveal you have cancer, should Google or Microsoft tell you? And how?<p>In a study published this week in the <i>Journal of Oncology Practice</i>, Microsoft researchers revealed that they can likely identify many Bing users who have pancreatic cancer–even before their disease has …

Cancer

Researchers Say the Ocean's Fish Are Now Addicted to Eating Plastic 'Like Teens Eat Fast Food'

<i>( Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)</i><p>By Clint Rainey<p>Pollution is turning young fish into the human teenagers of the sea, new research claims. No, they haven't figured out how to refill their parents' liquor bottles quite yet, but they are basically "stuffing themselves" with the only processed food …

Fast Food

This Fish Trapped Inside a Jellyfish Is Probably Having a Worse Day Than You

"I've made a terrible mistake."<p>Sometimes life can make you feel like you're going nowhere fast, but spare a thought for this poor fish trapped inside …

University of Queensland

It's Official: There Are No More 'Untouched' Places Left on Earth

The pristine habitat is an illusion.<p>It's pretty clear that human society has left an indelible impression on the natural environment around us, with …

Ecology

Creation of an Atmosphere for the Moon.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation paper series. The paper was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 2003 that captured speeches, …

Scientists Have Found a Human Protein That Blocks Zika Replication And Prevents Cell Death

Yes!!<p>Scientists have finally figured out what Zika virus does to the human body, and it explains why its effects can be so devastating, but …

Scientists Believe This Is How Stonehenge Was Built, and It's Way Easier Than You'd Think

For quite some time now, the massive English Neolithic period monument Stonehenge has baffled scientists and visitors alike. After all, dragging …

Archaeology

Underwater 'lost city' in Greece is actually the aftermath of a gas leak

An underwater “lost city” appearing to boast colonnades and courtyards has turned out to be nothing more than the aftermath of a gas leak.<p>When divers first spotted the structures in shallow water off the Greek island of Zakynthos in 2013 they thought they had discovered the ruins of a …

#Recipe : Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Recipes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced<br>2 Tablespoons olive oil<br>1 cup heavy cream<br>½ cup chicken broth<br>1 teaspoon …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

Tumor-killing virus nearly doubles survival time of brain cancer patients | Ars Technica

In early clinical trial, one-two punch of virus and drugs was safe and effective.<p>To defeat the deadliest of cancers, it's time to unleash the viruses.<p>…

Cancer

King Tut's Knife Was Made From A Meteorite

Scientists say an iron knife buried with King Tut is truly out of this world.<p>The knife was made with iron that came from a meteorite, according to an article in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science published online last month.<p>The dagger in question was one of two found in the wrapping of …

Archaeology

8 Oddly Effective Weight Loss Tips That Are Backed By Science

Shutterstock<p>In the game of weight loss, the deck is stacked against you. Food marketers have spent millions researching colors, flavors, scents, and packaging in order to find the best ways of getting you to eat more.<p>But in the past few years, brain researchers have discovered some tricks to help …

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

Immunotherapy