Stephen James Yaster

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Why Does DMT Make You Feel Like You’re Dying?

Researchers dosed 13 people with DMT to investigate the similarities between DMT trips and near death experiences in the first study of its kind.<p><b>This story is part of When the Drugs Hit, a Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today's psychedelic renaissance. Follow along</b></b> …

Consciousness

This Is The Most Common Sexual Fantasy, A Study Says, & The Reason Why Is So Fascinating

It can be sort of awkward working up the courage to admit your deepest and, at times, darkest sexual fantasy to anyone other than, well, yourself. …

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When You Learn, Your Brain Swells with New Cells — Then It Kills Them

Every time you learn a skill, new cells burst to life in your brain. Then, one after another, those cells die off as your brain figures out which …

Sunbeam Snakes Are Little Scaly Rainbows

For most people, snakes probably inspire an Indiana Jones-like terror more so than any other feeling. But there’s one kind of snake with whom you …

Why Are There No New Major Religions?

The story of one imprisoned prophet illustrates the difficulties of getting a “baby religion” off the ground.<p>Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in …

Scientists Just Revealed a Hidden Secret About The Sun's Inner Core

The beginning of new solar physics.<p>The innermost region of the Sun is hidden from our eyes, and it looks like this stealth has enabled the core to …

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

Turmeric: From humble root to golden goddess

She is a golden goddess, a brightly hued star of Ayurvedic medicine for millennia, a favourite with naturopathic doctors and suddenly a craze with …

A Strange, Primitive Atmosphere Has Been Discovered Around a Water-Rich Alien World

We didn't know planets like this were possible.<p>Unexpected findings about the atmosphere of a distant Neptune-sized world have surprised scientists, …

Your Ultimate Guide to Growing Herbs in Water All Year

<b>Here's How:</b><p>1. To take a cutting from your herb growing in the garden, snip off 6-inch sections from the growing tips and put the cutting in the …

These Herbs Can Help You With Anxiety And They’re More Effective Than Medicines

<b>Anxiety is associated with a group of uncomfortable symptoms that most of us want to avoid, but taking prescription medication with its’ many adverse</b> …

Anxiety

How to Grow Yarrow in Containers

After growing up on a farm, Dan started growing food in containers when he moved to London. He writes about container gardening on his blog Urban …

Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at …

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50 Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is a mixture of sugars and other compounds. With respect to carbohydrates, honey is mainly fructose and glucose making it similar to the …

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Scientists Think Earth Is Spewing Up The Deepest Traces of Life Ever Found

Life from below the Mariana Trench.<p>Scientists may have discovered evidence of the deepest microbial life ever found on the planet, detecting the …

A Brain-Invading Parasite Is Believed to Be Spreading Because of Humans

Health officials in Hawaii have been warning residents not to touch snails or slugs with their bare hands because of an increase in cases of people …

The Living Table is a verdant indoor garden hidden in your table

If you’re looking to greenify your home, look no further than the plant-filled Living Table. At first glance, the table appears to be a simple square …

Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

They edit their own genes!<p>Just when we thought octopuses couldn't be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve …

Accounts of girl raised by monkeys in India questioned

By Samantha Schmidt<p>Samantha Schmidt<p>Reporter covering gender and family issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Editor’s note: New information has been reported since publication of this story that raise significant doubts about the veracity of the initial accounts on which it was based. The story relied on reports</i> …

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot, Turbulent Atmosphere Revealed In New Hubble Image

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a stunning new image of Jupiter, showing several distinct bands in its roiling atmosphere, …

We're About to See Our First-Ever Black Hole

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*). But …

Tea Is Good For Your Health! Here Are The Different Kinds Of Tea All Their Benefits

Tea is better than coffee.<p>This statement will evoke emotions, start heated debates, maybe even a war. It will divide the population into half and …

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10 Really Rare Herbs You Should Try Growing In Your Herb Garden

7K Shares<p>There are few things better than relaxing in your own beautiful herb garden, enjoying the aroma of sage and lavender while sipping on a cup …

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Similar to Morphine: The Best Natural Painkiller that Grows in Your Backyard

From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a …

8 Excellent Herbs That Boost Memory & Increase Brain Health

Nature is full of medicine, if you take the time to look. Herbs have been used for centuries to treat various illnesses and diseases. When it comes …

The Brain

10 Powerful Herbs That Clear Mucus From Your Lungs & Help You Breathe Easier

Viral and bacterial infections have a way of creeping up on you. Especially during cold and flu season, they seem to spread like wildfire. Taking …

Immune System