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Psychedelic Drugs Don't Make People Crazy, Study Says

Researchers even found some associations between psychedelic drugs and fewer mental health issues.<p>Contrary to what some anti-drug campaigns will have you believe, dropping acid probably isn't going to make you depressed or psychotic. In fact, psychedelics might actually be associated with better …

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

DARPA Wants To Build A Computer That Mimics The Human Brain

The research group wants to develop machines with the capability for higher brain function.<p>The Department of Defense's research arm, DARPA, already has a lot of things on its wish list this year, but go ahead and add one more: a computer with the same brain capabilities as a mammal.<p>DARPA wants to …

Crazy New Electric Car Folds Itself In Half To Park

An armadillo-inspired micro car from South Korea can shrink itself down to just 65 inches.<p>This absolutely awesome all-electric car, created by engineers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, can fold itself completely in half when parking. Inspired by a certain leprosy-carrying …

Benedict Cumberbatch on playing Stephen Hawking

Watch this exclusive clip of Benedict Cumberbatch discussing the challenges of playing Stephen Hawking in an upcoming documentary on the eminent physicist.<p>In this exclusive clip from <b>Stephen Hawking's</b> upcoming documentary, Benedict Cumberbatch talks about playing the theoretical physicist in his …

Catch a Buzz for Science: Recording the Mysterious Calls of Summer Insects | WIRED

They're the background sound of a deep summer day, a sonic shorthand for sunshine and ease: cricket chirps and katydid buzzes and grasshopper …

This Truck Keeps The World's Largest Solar Plant Squeaky Clean

Getting the most out of the United Arab Emirates' Shams 1 solar panels<p>Because of its cloudless skies and favorable latitude, the Rub' al-Khali desert in the United Arab Emirates is a good home for the world's largest operational concentrated solar plant, the eight-month-old Shams 1. Its 258,048 …

7 Amazing Living Fossils

Want to see history? You could go to a museum--or you could go to the zoo and check out these animals that haven't changed for tens of millions of years.<p>Researchers recently uncovered a new and remarkable animal in the fossil record in China: <i>Rugosodon eurasiaticus</i>, a chipmunk-like creature that was …

20% time is officially alive and well, says Google

After assertions by ex-Googlers that 20% time is effectively dead, and rejoinders by Google employees that the situation is a bit more nuanced, a spokesperson from Google has finally weighed in: 20% time at Google is “alive and well.”<p>Google, it seems, is a place where engineers are encouraged to …

Android News

HTC's biggest problem is CEO Peter Chou, say insiders

HTC is still in disarray. After staff departures, a troubled "Facebook phone" launch with the First, and dwindling revenue and profits, the company has turned to Robert Downey Jr. in a new ad campaign to help boost its brand and prospects. At the center of HTC's rise and fall is the company's CEO: …

In the connected home, do you want your apps from scratch or pre-prepared?

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>As the internet of things matures, it’s forcing consumers to think about how they want to build their connected home of the …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch colors revealed

Samsung Smartwatch Concept<p>It seems like there’s been a rush of information about the Galaxy Gear smart watch over the past week, and here’s yet another piece of information. Samsung is planning to launch the device in a range of five different colors, which is good news for those looking to color …

Electronics Industry

Zuckerberg hacker gets a $11K cash reward — but not from Facebook

When Khalil Shreateh exploited a Facebook bug to post on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall, he wasn’t trying to cause trouble. He wanted to help Facebook out (and possibly make a few bucks in the process).<p>Facebook, however, doesn’t see it that way. While the company has already rewarded hackers $1 million for …

Google Is Talking To The NFL About Buying The Rights To Broadcast Games On YouTube

Google would get the NFL's "Sunday Ticket<br>package, which broadcasts all the out of town games. DirecTV currently owns that package, but its deal with NFL expires next year, so the NFL is starting to talking to potential bidders.<p>The current package costs DirecTV $1 billion a year. Ben Schacter at …

NFL

Hauntingly Beautiful Portraits Captured by Talented Young Photographer

Undiscovered talent is always a pleasure to share, especially if it is of remarkable caliber. Anyone that comes across the portfolio of Greg Ponthus …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Answering Your Copyright Questions: What To Do If You've Been Infringed

Earlier this month we did a live webinar with Carolyn E. Wright – aka The Photo Attorney. Carolyn is a full-time attorney whose practice is aimed …

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography