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This Is What It Feels Like to Treat Depression with Magic Mushrooms

We spoke to a woman who's been trialling a psilocybin micro-dose treatment for a month, and the doctor who devised the method.<p>When Sue* greets me, she's all sparkly eyes and smiles. Beaming, she shakes my hand firmly and, as she sits, talks animatedly about her dash from the office to our meeting. …

An Entrepreneur Asks Her Customers To Arrive High At 'The Goodship Academy Of Higher Education'

Remember that super intense conversation you had stoned in your dorm room? Imagine that experience in a lecture hall where the foremost expert on a technological or cultural topic is leading the conversation and the whole audience is high. Now meet Jody Hall who wants to take you there.<p>Hall can …

Cannabis

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment. Now this idea, believe it or not, is quite new. Of course, prevention is always the ideal, but sadly the health care sector has been programmed to curing …

Netflix hacks, secrets and tricks you need to know

Mad Men

Two men try and fail to fly drugs and porn into a Maryland prison

Another contraband-carrying drone has been caught red-handed, this time at a maximum-security prison near Cumberland, Maryland.<p>Police arrested two men who were preparing to fly a Yuneec typhoon model with a cargo capacity of up to 8 oz (225 g), the Associated Press reports, which was intended to …

The NFL's Policy On Punishing Weed Smokers Is Arbitrary And Retrograde

Congratulations to Oday Aboushi on his one-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substances of abuse policy. Police arrested the Jets offensive …

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

Ashley Madison Hackers Speak Out: 'Nobody Was Watching'

The company's security was bad, the hackers say.<p>For the past week, international media has reported on the hack of extramarital site Ashley Madison and its parent company Avid Life Media, which has affected potentially tens of millions of site users, as well as spewed the alleged source code of the …

Be wary of studies that link mental ill health with creativity or a high IQ

The idea that highly creative or intelligent individuals are especially vulnerable to mental ill health has been around for a long time. “No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness” is attributed to Aristotle in 350BC, and more recent examples of creative types describing their …

Mental Health

Ashley Madison Hackers Break Their Silence

The hackers who stole countless gigabytes of Ashley Madison user data finally spoke up. In an interview with Motherboard, the Impact Team said that …

Ashley Madison

Mom And Toddler Put Sleep-Inducing 'Rabbit' Book To The Test

Every so often, a genuine publishing phenomenon emerges. The latest one is no <i>Harry Potter,</i> but the reason for its meteoric rise to the top of Amazon's best-seller list is self-evident. On the cover of Carl- Johan Forssen Ehrlin's self-published <i>The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep</i> there's a sign that …

What I Learned When I Lost My Internship at Facebook

Steve Proehl—Corbis<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Steve Proehl—Corbis<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Matt Harnack for …

Moore's Law in action: making our machines ever more micro

Over the past few decades, engineers have leveraged Moore's Law to the fullest, resulting in powerful ultrathin laptops and feature-rich miniature wearables. Back in 1981, a 23-pound Osborne 1 computer was considered portable, with 64KB of onboard memory. Today, smartphones weigh just a few ounces …

Sociopaths Are Charming, Manipulative, and Fantastic in Bed

They may be compulsive liars without empathy or full human emotions, but they have seductive powers on their side.<p>"Over time, you may sometimes just feel it in your gut," says<p>Dr. Stephan Snyder, a New York City sex and relationship expert, of dating sociopaths—that is, individuals diagnosed with …

5 stats that illustrate LeBron James' greatness in the 2015 NBA Finals

He might not be the MVP, but the King is proving once again that he is, unquestionably, the best player in the world.<p>So, it turns out this LeBron James guy is pretty good. He might not have won the MVP this year, but he's proven once again that he is the best player in the world.<p>Following their …

10 Future Technologies That Will Change The World

When we first watched this video by Top10Media back in November 2014 we couldn’t tear our eyes away from the possibilities of what the future had in …

Interactive documentary’s data visualization brings staggering WWII losses to life

A new interactive documentary, “The Fallen of World War II,” which helps viewers understand the shocking numbers of both military and civilian deaths …

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How To Know For Sure

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of …

5 Ways to Be More Likable

Even though there were around 20 of us in the conference room, the atmosphere was pretty subdued. It had been a long, stressful week, and while this …

Google's genius futurist has one theory that he says will rule the future — and it's a little terrifying

But, to paraphrase fellow futurist Peter Diamandis, Kurzweil's brilliance isn't in the predictions themselves.<p>It's in what the predictions represent — Kurzweil's core thesis, a little thing called <b>"the Law of Accelerating Returns."</b><p>It states that "fundamental measures of information technology follow …

Cleveland Cavaliers Bus Leaves Without Matthew Dellavedova After Game 1 Loss

Cleveland Cavaliers backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova barely showed up to Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.<p>The scrappy floor general couldn’t get anything going on either end and struggled to bring the ball up against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. In close to 10 …

Basketball

Why has the murder rate in some US cities suddenly spiked?

Murder and violent crime rates have risen in multiple US cities since the beginning of 2015, after falling for two decades. Some have put this down to a so-called Ferguson effect, referring to the protests against perceived police brutality, that sometimes became violent. Could that be true?<p>What do …

Doyle: FIFA’s hush money to Ireland over Henry handball is worst insult of all

Of all the revelations about alleged corruption at FIFA and the shenanigans of its executives, from Sepp Blatter down to the hobbit-like U.S. soccer administrator Chuck Blazer keeping a luxury apartment for his cats in Manhattan, one has struck with a particular blistering sting.<p>It's this: The …

NASA wants to cut travel time to Mars “in half” with new propulsion tech

Ion thrusters, nuclear rockets, and other in-space propulsion tech being looked at.<p>Speaking at an Aerojet Rocketdyne plant, NASA administrator …

DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events<p>Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered.<p>Previously large …

Genetics

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data …