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Maslow's Hierarchy Is the Source of Our Self-Obsession

Whether you know it or not, a powerful cult is recruiting you. Cults display unwarranted admiration for a person or thing, and this one has chosen an …

Behavioral Sciences

'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 …

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Babies Kick in the Womb

They're not just saying hello.<p>It’s easy to confuse the phenomenon for a bad case of gas, but moms-to-be start feeling flutters and waves in their …

Chief Medical Officer Warns Of ‘Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse’ And ‘End Of Modern Medicine’

Friday, England’s chief medical officer warned world leaders that the world is headed towards a “post-antibiotic apocalypse” that would mean the “end …

Medicine

Tripping on mushrooms has promise in treating depression

Psilocybin—the naturally occurring psychedelic compound in hundreds of kinds mushrooms—has been reported to show promise as a treatment for depression. Now researchers are trying to find out more about how that works.<p>Scientists looking at how the brain responds to psilocybin gave 19 patients two …

Depression

Tiny, Transparent Worm Challenges Notions About Sex

Abstinence may have found its most impressive poster child yet: <i>Diploscapter pachys</i>. The tiny worm is transparent, smaller than a poppy seed and hasn't had sex in 18 million years.<p>It has basically just been cloning itself this whole time. Usually, that is a solid strategy for going extinct, fast. …

Understanding Cannabis Concentrates

If you are looking for a different and often more potent form of cannabis, check this out<p>Cannabis concentrates involves an elaborate process that …

What marijuana really does to your body and brain

On July 19, Canada's senate voted to legalize marijuana nationwide. That makes it the second nation, after Uruguay, to fully legalize cannabis. Marijuana has been legalized in a number of US states as well, with more likely to join soon.<p>Yet marijuana's official designation in the US as a Schedule 1 …

Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Experts suggest patients should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than completing their prescription<p>Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be preferable to instructing them to finish the course, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule …

Medicine

Human antibody bolsters cancer drug performance

Although generally effective, the cancer drug rituximab does not work for everyone. However, a new study finds that adding a specific human antibody …

Get Creative with an App: Cool Smartphone Apps for Photography II

Get Creative with an App: Cool Smartphone apps for photography – Part 2<p>Rating:<p>5.00 based on 3 Ratings<p>June 28, 2017 By Simran Nanwani<p>Get Creative with …

It's Official: These Are the 14 Best Foods to Fight Bloating

Pretty much everyone has experienced bloating at one point or another. Not only is it uncomfortable, but stomach bloat can also change how your …

Wellness

Craig Venter's ‘Digital-to-Biological Converter’ Is Real

Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars.<p>Craig Venter thinks that sending living organisms to other galaxies on spaceships is "definitely" science fiction. It's much more realistic, he thinks, to print them on-site using digital representations of their …

Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading.<p>She wasn't sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a …

5 Habits That Improve your Mental State, Motivation and Productivity

Most entrepreneurs have an intuitive understanding that mental health is important to the success of their business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lonely, difficult journey. You're running your own business and dealing with the fact that your …

E-cigarettes found to cause as much DNA damage as unfiltered cigarettes

A new study from the University of Connecticut has found the vapor from electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes – which are often seen and marketed as …

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.<p>The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might …

How to Become More Self-Aware, According to Research

You probably know more than a few people who are just clueless about themselves.<p>They make the same errors over and over but never seem to notice. …

A New Test Could Detect Cancer Years Before Symptoms Show

Simple and Non-Invasive<p>Cancer research is one of the busiest fields in medical technology, and understandably so, as cancer remains one of the …

11 Morning Rituals You Can Adopt To Become A Happier And More Successful Person

People are made up of their habits.<p>If you eat junk food and watch a lot of TV, you may end up like a lazy couch potato. If you read a lot of books …

10 Genetic Mutations That Can Give You ‘Superhuman' Powers

We’re all born with genes that determine everything from our eye color to gender, and beyond. But, some of us are born with genetic mutations that …

Gene therapy could wipe immune memory and "turn off" severe allergies

Scientists may be one step closer to discovering a way to genetically "turn off" allergic responses with a single injection. A team of researchers at …

Tell the truth: Most of us lie, but why do we do it?

By Vicky Hallett<p>Imagine you’re given a test with 20 simple math problems. You have five minutes to solve as many as possible — and the better you do, the more you’ll get paid. When time’s up, you’re instructed to drop the paper into a shredder.<p>But it’s not really going to be shredded.<p>Instead, the …

Psychology

CRISPR controversy raises questions about gene-editing technique

<b>(cosmin4000 via iStock/Salon)</b><p>A new controversial research study is causing a stir with scientists<p>Ian Haydon<p>June 3, 2017 7:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>A new research paper is stirring up controversy among scientists interested in using DNA editing to treat …

Genetics

How medical marijuana can help those with ADD and ADHD focus | Salon.com

So what’s the next best contender? According to research, cannabis.<p>A 2013 study published in the Journal of Substance Use & Misuse found that people were self-medicating, in order to deal with and manage hyperactivity and impulsive — two major components of ADD/ADHD.<p>The study surveyed about 280 …

Animation: 100 years of global warming in less than a minute

Nasa has released a powerful animation mapping global warming trends between 1880 and 2015.<p>It shows the changing temparatures over the last 100 or so years using a rolling five-year average.<p>The blue colours represent temperatures cooler than average, while hues of orange signify temperatures warmer …

Global Warming

20 Uses for Baking Soda in Your Home, From Cleaning to Firefighting

A little box of baking soda goes a long way toward making your house look and smell fresh. While other multipurpose grime-fighters cost a pretty …

Cleaning

How to Re-Ignite Your Passion in Photography

Dear friend,<p>I think a lot of us are hungering after passion in our photography and life.<p>I think I’m a quite passionate person. Let me share my …

I Owe My Self-Care and Wellness Routine to My Relationship Status

The stages of falling in love can feel crazy—both like a slow-motion, pastel-colored dream and a sped-up music video at the same time. So much so …