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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 …

What It Takes To 3-D Print A Building

Only seven machines and two months! And the structure still isn't big enough for people. Womp womp.<p>We've seen some neat plans for 3-D printed architecture. But completed buildings? Those are a little more rare.<p>Which makes this new project, conceived and built by architecture studio Smith|Allen, all …

Why Did Humans Invent Music?

Darwin and others have said it was a way to woo. Others believe music is social glue—a theory bolstered by a new study.<p><b>Why did humans invent music?</b><p>Until the hot tub time machine becomes a reality, the answer to that question will remain as mysterious as the true identity of the '60s garage band ? …

More dinosaurs found in rare triceratops dig in northeast Wyoming

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. — Somewhere south of Newcastle, amid the wide-open prairie and rolling hills, rests a mass grave. A femur here. A tooth there. A tip …

This 3-D Printed Skateboard Is The Geekiest Way To Shred

Extra nerd cred: the bottom looks like the moon<p>For too long, skateboarding has been the domain of cool kids. This geeky 3-D printed skateboard brings the pastime to nerds.<p>Artist Sam Abbott designed the board and entered it in a contest hosted by 3-D printing company 3DprintUK. The design won, and …

Pitch Drop Experiment Scientist Dies Without Ever Seeing A Drop Fall

Nobody has ever witnessed a drop fall from this demonstration, which has run continuously for 86 years.<p>The drop never fell for physicist John Mainstone, but many of his colleagues and students may get to witness it later this year.<p>Mainstone, the custodian of the world's longest-running science …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Look toward our galaxy’s center

On the night of August 26, a waxing crescent moon will set in early evening. So you’ll have dark time to find the Teapot asterism and let it guide …

Mild stress makes it tough to control emotion

Everyday levels of stress can keep therapeutic methods for controlling emotions—like fear and anxiety—from working, report neuroscientists.<p>Their …

Psychology

Adaptive bacteria makes psychedelic art worthy of The Grateful Dead

A professor at Tel Aviv University is studying bacteria to move the world of science forward, but he's creating some breathtaking art as well. As <i>FastCo.Design</i> explains, Professor Eshel Ben-Jacob decided to study the adaptive behavior of wild bacteria strains some 20 years ago. The idea was to put …

Scientists detect magmatic water on moon’s surface

“This impressive research confirms earlier lab analyses of Apollo samples, and will help broaden our understanding of how this water originated and …

Hole Or Whole, Why Can Our Brains Hear The Difference?

Late summer tends to be a slow month for news. But at All Things Considered, we put on a two hour program, no matter what. So — without a trace of irony — one of our science correspondents offered to help fill some holes in the show with a series of stories about holes. Today he looks at how the …

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