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Doctors are prescribing mushrooms to cancer patients to treat anxiety

The results of the first study on LSD used in drug therapy were announced last month, hinting at the benefits of psychedelics substances used in treating patients with anxiety. Now, according to <i>The Atlantic</i>, similar research is being conducted at New York University, as scientists test psilocybin …

Geography in the News: Polio Returns with Tenacity

Human Journey<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p>Polio’s Tenacity a Constant Battle<p>Just as the eradication of the crippling polio disease seemed within reach, it is advancing again and new questions are rising. Ignorance of science and medicine by the general public, …

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Thousands of lives put at risk by clinical trials system that is 'not fit for purpose'

Call for radical overhaul of system to allow emergency trials to launch within 24 hours of an epidemic emerging<p>A major outbreak of infectious disease could sweep through the country and leave thousands dead or ill because hospitals cannot test life-saving treatments quickly enough, senior doctors …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …

NASA's Spitzer telescope completes 360-degree panorama of the Milky Way

NASA's Spitzer telescope has helped researchers catch two galaxies merging, and now it's created the clearest panorama of our Milky Way galaxy. The telescope took over 2 million infrared snapshots of our galaxy over the course of a decade, and with the help of GLIMPSE mapping data, researchers were …

First synthetic yeast chromosome built

Julie Steenhuysen<p>Related Stories<p>Scientists create synthetic life, Science Online, 27 May 2010<br>• Yeast assembles synthetic genome, Science Online, 08 Dec …

Disorder of neuronal circuits in autism is reversible, new study suggests

People with autism suffer from a pervasive developmental disorder of the brain that becomes evident in early childhood. Medical researchers have …

A Photographic Exploration Of The Oldest Living Things In The World

For nearly a decade, photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the globe in search of the world's oldest living things. From the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback to Greenland's icy expanses, she captures portraits of life forms so relentless they've managed to survive eons of planetary …

Giles Fraser says scientists are replacing theologians. Some thoughts on that

This transition can of course only be for the best. And this good-humoured article is definitely a step up from the "science is the new religion" trope I feared from the headline. Fraser talks about two desires that many (though perhaps not all) of us have. One is to understand the world we live …

A Second Baby May Have Been Cured Of HIV

The treatment that cured an infant of the virus last year may have put a second child into remission. The baby, doctors hope, may even be cured.<p>One of last year's biggest health stories came from the case of a Mississippi child apparently cured of HIV: treated with an anti-retroviral drug cocktail …

This Full-Color 3-D Printer Sounds Too Good To Be True. Is It?

Popular Science sat down with botObjects to ask some questions about their controversial 3-D printer. We left with some answers, and some new questions.<p>Back in May, a startup called botObjects unveiled what seemed like a stunning consumer gadget: the world's first full-color, desktop 3-D printer, …

How To Design A Drone-Proof City

Conceptual artist and law student Asher J. Kohn envisions a gated community as a sanctuary from drones.<p>Humans have always built defenses to match the prevailing threat of the day, from medieval castles to Cold War fallout shelters. In his Shura City concept, Asher J. Kohn speculates on what it …

Why 'Fake' Snow 'Doesn't Melt'--Because It's Real

It's just science, guys.<p>After a snowstorm hit Atlanta and a good portion of the Eastern Seaboard last week, snarling traffic and stranding many, rumors circulated that it wasn't snow. Some said that it was FAKE snow, either deposited via chemtrails, or made up of psychoactive substances, or …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Google Chrome can listen in on your conversations (but it probably isn't)

Google Chrome users are no strangers to speech recognition software -- heck, the internet browser has "Ok Google!" voice recognition built right into its URL navigation bar. But that recognition is triggered to "listen" only when you've opened a new tab or navigate to Google's homepage, and the …

From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

<b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother.<p>Swiss company Algordanza takes cremated human remains and — under high heat and pressure that mimic conditions deep within the Earth — …

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What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.<p>"Superbug" bacterial infections that are …

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Tech leaders reportedly challenge Obama over NSA at White House meeting

A White House meeting meant to get technology executives' recommendations on Healthcare.gov was pushed towards a debate over surveillance, <i>The Guardian</i> reports. Sources from the meeting, which included Apple's Tim Cook, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Google's Eric Schmidt among …

American Missing In Iran For Six Years Was On Rogue CIA Mission

The U.S. government reportedly covered up the CIA connections of Robert Levinson since 2007 and urged the Associated Press not to publish a report because officials were close to finding him.<p>The U.S. government's story that Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who went missing after traveling to an …

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UN's 2C target will fail to avoid a climate disaster, scientists warn

The limit of 2C of global warming agreed by the world's governments is a "dangerous target", "foolhardy" and will not avoid the most disastrous consequences of climate change, new research from a panel of eminent climate scientists warned on Tuesday.<p>In a new paper, the climate scientist Professor …

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Soda of future designed to trick taste buds into sweet submission

The future of the soda industry may end up looking a lot like a science-fiction movie. It will involve the loss of real ingredients and the creation of virtual substances meant to manipulate and trick the mind.<p>PepsiCo is working with Senomyx, a biotech company based in San Diego, to create a taste …

Bill Nye: Future of U.S. economy at stake in Texas Board of Education evolution debate

The Science Guy weighs in on how teaching kids about evolution will impact the U.S. economy well into the future<p>Members of the Texas Board of Education who don't want evolution taught in the state's schools have to contend with there being a legend on the other side of the issue — none other than …

Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.<p>They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay over shillings at the current black market …

Samsung Galaxy Round unboxing and first impressions

The company that’s always on the hunt for the <i>next big thing</i> may be responsible for the next big trend. Are curved displays the next step in the evolution of smartphones? Here’s the unboxing and first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Round!<p>Unboxing<p>The Samsung Galaxy Round comes in a large box, …