Amy Scott

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Best apps to help stop panic and anxiety attacks

(Credit: nito, Shutterstock / nito)<p>Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., afflicting 40 million adults, or 18.1 percent of the population each year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The good news is that anxiety disorders are treatable via …

Depression

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

Having Expensive Taste Is Changing Your Ability to Make Friends

"If it looks good, then party on."<p>In 2010, Lloyd Banks posed the question: “Beamer, Benz or Bentley?” Eight years have passed, and we’ve only now …

TAG Heuer

Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, defending the former spy chief as …

Donald Trump

New York University Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students

New York University said Thursday that it will cover tuition for all its medical students regardless of their financial situation, a first among the nation’s major medical schools and an attempt to expand career options for graduates who won’t be saddled with six-figure debt.<p>School officials worry …

College & University

How drugs could repair damage from multiple sclerosis

At a Glance<p>Drugs that help repair the nerve cell lining that’s damaged in multiple sclerosis were found to target certain enzymes.<p>The finding could …

New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct

Scientists have discovered a chemical compound that cuts off the "energy supply" to glioblastoma cells, making them self-destruct. Glioblastoma is a …

Cancer Cells

China's most famous tree is in danger of being 'loved to death'

HUANGSHAN, China — On one of the world’s most beautiful mountains stands one of China’s most famous trees.<p>A specimen of rugged, flat-crowned evergreen that may be 1,000 years old, the Greeting Pine — or Yingkesong in Mandarin — overlooks a dramatic landscape of granite peaks and mist-shrouded …

China

There's a Chemical In Your Brain That Makes You Want More

Dopamine has been described as just a pleasure molecule, but that's a common misconception.<p>Neuroscientist Vaughn Bell once called dopamine the "Kim Kardashian of neurotransmitters," by which he meant dopamine is seen as the scandalous celebrity amongst its shyer peers like glutamate or GABA. …

Neuroscience

Why the age you get your period can matter forever

I got my period when I was 15-and-a-half years old, much later than most of the girls I knew. This meant that, until well into my teens, while my …

Puberty

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System

A.I. Researchers Have an Ingenious New Plan to Save Coral Reefs

It also involves scuba diving with 360-degree cameras, which sounds fun.<p>Climate change has been bleaching coral reefs, decimating the local marine …

Coral Reefs

Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric's power to fight cancer

Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah …

Cancer Cells

10 Power Foods That Will Help You Lose Belly Fat, Based on Science

Having a 6 pack abs is everyone’s dream and with the right combination of foods you too can lose belly fat. Here are 9 power foods that will help you …

Nutrition

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

Procrastination

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Blood-Sucking Invasive Tick Species Spreading Across United States

In September of last year, New Jersey-based entomologist Tadhgh Rainey was contacted by the owner of a tick-infested pet sheep. When he went to check …

New Jersey

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

Genetics

Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible ‘Hothouse Earth’ State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.<p>This summer people have been suffering and dying because of heat waves and wildfires in many parts of the world. The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, and 2018 is likely to follow suit. What we do in the next 10-20 years will determine whether our …

Climate Change

On the 10th anniversary of the App store, it’s time to delete most of your apps

Unused apps on your phone can do more harm than simply taking up space.<p>“This is a catastrophe,” my wife said—slightly horrified—as she swiped through page after page of apps on my phone. “Why do you even have most of these?” It’s a good question.<p>It’s hard to believe that just a decade ago, the App …

The way psychologists talk about sex reveals exactly what they get wrong about our inner lives

For much of the 20th century, psychologists ignored inner thoughts entirely. The field was going through a “behaviorism” phase at the time, and experts tended to believe people could only be understood by studying behavior and external stimuli.<p>This outlook, and its crucial flaw, is neatly surmised …

Psychology

Rheumatoid arthritis: How chronic inflammation affects the brain

A recent study demonstrates how the chronic inflammation that characterizes rheumatoid arthritis affects the brain. The results may explain the …

An Australian doctor’s stark note to parents is a devastating blow against anti-vaxxers

Australian doctor Rachel Heap has seen people suffer from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines throughout her career. She’s got a direct message for parents who refuse routine shots for their children—and it’s making waves across the internet.<p>A patient snapped a photo of the sign …

Public Health

The Quietest Place in America Is Becoming a Warzone

<b>N 47.51575°, W 123.52133°</b>—Amid the panoply of greenery that makes up the Hoh Rainforest, a gap in the old growth forest arises. Well, more accurately …

National Parks

Modified mosquitoes wipe out whole city’s dengue for the first time

Dengue virus has effectively been wiped out in Townsville, Australia, following the release of anti-dengue mosquitoes in 2014.<p>The Queensland city has …

Public Health

Diverse genome study upends understanding of how language evolved

Research casts doubt on the idea that the FOXP2 gene — linked to language evolution — is special to modern humans.<p>The evolution of human language was …

Anthropology

Scientists Have Developed A New Anti-Cancer Drug That Sends Cancer Cells Into A Permanent State Of Sleep

A new study shows that this groundbreaking new approach to cancer treatment can put cancer cells to sleep while attacking KAT6A and KAT6B proteins.<p>In …

Cancer Cells

What If We Actually Create Reality By Observation?

August 2, 2018 by Keith Giles<p>If we’re not here to observe the Universe, does it cease to exist?<p>What if Christ in us is what created the Universe, and …

Quantum Physics