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Lucy in the sky with protein: Did we find the key to LSD’s psychoactive potency?

The discovery of how LSD changes a protein’s structure may explain why the drug is so powerful<p>One drop of LSD can erase your entire sense of being until — interminable hours later — you recapitulate your identity, one puzzle piece at a time. Beyond that and the iconic kaleidoscope visual effects, …

The First Human-Pig Hybrid Embryo Has Been Created in The Lab

A big step towards lab-grown organs.<p>For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, …

[WEB SITE] Much of what we know about the brain may be wrong: The problem with fMRI

The past decade has brought us jaw-dropping insights about the hidden workings of our brains, in part thanks to a popular brain scan technique called …

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …

This Is the Easiest Way to Diffuse an Argument, According to Psychologists

It's when we're in the middle of an argument that we're least likely to turn to problem-solving strategies—seeking compromise, taking the other …

When Scientists Hate Science

Climate denialists have been able to hide behind very misleading science. But this is far from the first time that science has been backstabbed by …

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

President Obama says he could have beaten Trump — Trump says ‘NO WAY!’

President Obama said in an interview released Monday that he could have beaten Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “if I had run again.” In his most pointed critique yet, Obama said Hillary Clinton's campaign acted too cautiously out of a mistaken belief that victory was all but …

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This Is the Sexiest Thing to Happen to Pants Maybe Ever

My body is ready.<p>In our present imbroglio, fashion might not seem to have much of a place—it never does. Until you consider the significance of Hillary Clinton's lapel during her concession speech. The double pussy-bow blouses our new First Lady wore during the debates. Safety pins. The sartorial …

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Are Dark Matter, Dark Energy Real? New Theory Of Gravity Says No

The hunt for dark matter and dark energy — the mysterious stuff that scientists believe make up 95 percent of the universe — has so far been …

Donald Trump on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, funding Nasa and the climate change 'hoax'

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States. Through months of campaigning, Trump was criticised …

Browser add-on caught selling identifiable web histories

When you include the word "trust" in your internet company's name, you're under more pressure than most to respect the privacy of your customers... and one firm is learning that lesson the hard way. Web of Trust Services' browser add-on has left the extension libraries for Chrome, Firefox and Opera …

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Google's mini radar can identify virtually any object

Google's Project Soli radar technology is useful for much more than controlling your smartwatch with gestures. University of St. Andrews scientists have used the Soli developer kit to create RadarCat, a device that identifies many kinds of objects just by getting close enough. Thanks to machine …

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Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

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Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’

For centuries scientists dismissed birds as dumb based on physical differences in their brains. How wrong we were.<p>When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there …

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David Bowie’s Art Collection To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s: Pictures

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Apple's stock is expensive

Apple still trades at 13x earnings. The S&P 500 trades at 16x. Apple trades at 13x next year's projected earnings. The S&P 500 trades at 16.5x. Clearly it's undervalued compared to the broader market. What about Apple's monster cash position? Apple has even more cash now-a record $237 billion. If …

Halliburton Company: The Oil Market Revival Is Just Around the Corner

Image source: Getty Images.<p>As one of the largest oil-field service companies in the world,<b>Halliburton Company</b> (NYSE: HAL) deeply embeds itself into most of the world's biggest oil companies. Because of that, it has its finger right on the pulse of its customers. That gives it unique insight into …

Over a Third of Trump Supporters Follow White Nationalists on Twitter, Research Finds

Would Trump stand a chance without the support of hate groups?<p>In a Politico article about white nationalists supporting Donald Trump published earlier this week, Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller denied the campaign's connection with hate groups, claiming that they've "rejected and rebuked" …

This was the first time ‘Google’ was ever used on a TV show

I’m old enough to remember a time when Google wasn’t the only search engine in town. You say, way back in the day, the search engine landscape was …

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Here's what I found on America's favorite country road, the Blue Ridge Parkway

Here's how not to start a road trip.<p>First, at the Alamo rental car counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport just over the line from Washington, D.C., discover that your driver's license is missing. Search and swear for two hours. Then find it in your left shoe.<p>Second, when the Holiday …

The Best New Images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Russell crater dunes, June 28, 2016.<br>NASA/JPL/University of Arizona<p>1 of 15<p>August has been an extra productive month for the team working with NASA's …

Psychologists spent a month tracking the moods of 28,000 people, and what they did when they were the happiest surprised them

We like doing things that feel good because, well, they feel good. It's something psychologists call the "hedonic principle." Basically, the principle goes, we try to do pleasurable things whenever possible and avoid un-pleasurable things whenever we can.<p>Given our pleasure-seeking track record, …

A quick way to fix your internet connection and make it faster: Update your router's firmware

Updating a router's firmware can help improve or even repair a faulty internet connection.<p>Updating the firmware (a process often called "flashing the firmware") can help a router work better and sometimes even repair an annoying bug or add support for faster internet speed. This is especially when …

Mental Clarity During Near-Death Experiences Suggests Mind Exists Apart From Brain: Study

If the mind is just a function of the brain, it stands to reason that the worse the brain is injured, the worse the mind would function. While this …

Becky Cloonan Is the Most Metal Artist in the Marvel Universe

When she’s not writing high-profile comics like 'The Punisher' or drawing Batman, the Texas-based artist is creating art for bands, music festivals—and even Black Sabbath.<p>Becky Cloonan stays busy. When she’s not writing high-profile comics like <i>The Punishe</i>r and <i>Gotham Academy,</i> or drawing books like</i> …

Food-poisoning expert reveals 6 foods he refuses to eat

The attorney, who's litigating suits against Chipotle after the chain's E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, was cited in an article by Health Insider from Bottom Line, outlining what foods he's cut from his diet.<p>Having won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases, Marler says that …

Our 24 favorite military movies everyone should see

Few things have the power to transport people as the cinema.<p>Who can forget Robert Williams' "Good morning, Vietnam" to Marine Corps DI Hartman's memorable quotes.<p>The following list is of our favorite military movies.