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Psychedelic discovery could lead to new antidepressants

Structural changes in the brain may suggest that psychedelics, such as LSD and MDMA, are capable of repairing the circuits that malfunction in mood …

Neuroscience

How Amazon Used Psychology to Take Your Money on Prime Day

Amazon employed its most psychologically manipulative method in the final hours of Prime Day.<p>Prime Day! Prime Day! Prime Day!… is over. If you’re …

Washington University in St. Louis

7 Fascinating Habits Serial Killers Often Display When They’re Young

It's interesting to consider what makes a serial killer, and whether or not they show early warning signs as kids. In many cases, "serial killers …

Crime

New Technology Allows Ground Telescope to Take Sharper Images Than Hubble

Adaptive optics is the future of astronomy.<p>In 1610, Galileo used a telescope to discover the four largest moons of Jupiter, and for more than two hundred years the only way to get a better look at the night sky was to build a bigger telescope. In the 19th century, astronomers began hauling …

Universe

Here's how patients say they reversed early Alzheimer's symptoms

There are two California doctors who are shaking up the medical world, saying their protocols can dramatically improve brain health in children and …

Dementia

July's 10 Most Anticipated TV Premieres

From HBO's 'Sharp Objects' to Hulu's 'Castle Rock,' here are the 10 must-see new and returning shows.<p>Breaking through in a Peak TV world of more than …

TV

Met Gala 2018: The Best Dressed Celebrities on the Red Carpet

The dress code on the invitation read (aptly and amusingly) “Sunday Best” for an evening known globally as the first Monday in May or the Met Gala. But what did that mean for the diverse, glittery crew of bold-face guests who strode the red carpet? The stylishly pious (gala cochair Amal Clooney in …

Behind Trump’s Termination of Iran Deal Is a Risky Bet

WASHINGTON — For President Trump and two of the allies he values most — Israel and Saudi Arabia — the problem of the Iranian nuclear accord was not, primarily, about nuclear weapons. It was that the deal legitimized and normalized Iran’s clerical government, reopening it to the world economy with …

South Asia

Inside The Ecosystem That Fuels Amazon’s Fake Review Problem

A vast web of Amazon review fraud lives online, and it's designed to evade the company’s efforts to thwart it.<p><b>One morning in late January</b>, Jake picked up the box on his desk, tore through the packing tape, unearthed the iPhone case inside, snapped a picture, and uploaded it to an Amazon review he’d …

eCommerce

The thinking error at the root of science denial

Currently, there are three important issues on which there is scientific consensus but controversy among laypeople: climate change, biological …

Neuro-Parasites Exerting Mind Control Reveal Nature's 'Imperius Curse'

This is far more horrifying than anything you'd see in the Harry Potter universe.<p>In the ‘Harry Potter’ universe, one of the worst things you can do …

Insects

Style Is an Algorithm

No one is original anymore, not even you.<p><i>The message of many things in America is “Like this or die.”</i><p><i>— George W.S. Trow,</i> <i>Within the Context of No Context</i><i>, 1980</i><p>The Seeing Robot<p>The camera is a small, white, curvilinear monolith on a pedestal. Inside its smooth casing are a microphone, a speaker, and …

Kylie Jenner

You listen to music at work, and it alters your mind. Yes, seriously.

by Thor Benson April 9, 2018 Hard Science 21217<p>Many people feel that listening to music at work improves their mood. Others claim it even makes them …

Headphones

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Dementia

7 Psychological Biases You Need To Understand To Become A Stronger Person

It is easy to point out the ways in which other people fail to see their own biases and perceptions. It’s harder is to recognize our own. There’s even a term for this: the bias “blind spot,” first coined by social psychologists Emily Pronin, Daniel Lin and Lee Ross.<p>We can attribute this to …

Psychology

Statins and hayfever pills could be driving antibiotic resistance, warn scientists

Statins and hayfever pills could be fuelling antibiotic resistance by changing the growth of bacteria in the human gut, scientists have found.<p>Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) looked at the impact of 1,000 common drugs on the 40 strains of gut bacteria and found that …

LSD blurs line between ourselves and others, study finds

Apart from the wide-eyed bike ride home from the lab, his neighbour turning into a witch, the threatening behaviour of his furniture and the futile battle to save his ego from collapse, Dr Albert Hofmann appeared to enjoy his first trip on LSD.<p>Now, 75 years after the Swiss chemist witnessed the …

Consciousness

We asked Siri, Alexa, and the Google Assistant 10 questions — here's which one is the smartest

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon's Alexa came out on top this time. Amazon<p>For better or worse, many of us rely on digital assistants to answer our everyday …

Google Assistant

What to Do If You're Allergic to Cats But You Love Them

Allergies are as mysterious as they are frustrating. Our immune systems decide they don’t like something and wage all-out war against the invader, …

Why Heartbreak Hurts—and How to Fix It

It all comes down to your identity—or what you think your identity is.<p>Breaking up is hard. <i>Really</i> hard. After the boxes of Kleenex, morosely stalking …

Social Media

What's at stake in the Benjamin Netanyahu corruption scandal

The Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Benjmain Netanyahu be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.<p>The police decision was long expected but it still landed like a bombshell and many Israeli commentators are saying openly that Mr Netanyahu’s 11 years in power are coming to an …

Israel

How I discovered there are (at least) 14 different kinds of love by analysing the world's languages

No emotion, surely, is as cherished and sought after as love. Yet on occasions such as Valentine’s day, we can often be misled into thinking that it …

Relationships

She championed the idea that freezing your eggs would free your career. But things didn’t quite work out.

Brigitte Adams caused a sensation four years ago when she appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek under the headline, "Freeze your eggs, Free your career." She was single and blond, a Vassar graduate who spoke fluent Italian, and was working in tech marketing for a number of prestigious …

What Does It Mean to Die?

When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence.<p>Before having her tonsils removed, Jahi McMath, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl from Oakland, California, asked her doctor, Frederick Rosen, about his …

Alameda County

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster

Our brains are constantly optimizing themselves.<p><i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience,</b> …

Short-Term Memory

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade

How to get your audience more engaged by making them laugh.<p>David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was …

Comedy

10 little things you can do every day to improve your memory

Memory is one of the most precious functions our brain has.<p>So it's no wonder that we're constantly on the lookout for ways to improve it. Studies on the subject have recommended everything from eating chocolate to reading out loud to yourself.<p>INSIDER spoke to two experts to figure out a few simple …

Researchers have stumbled upon an old drug that might treat Alzheimer’s

For a group of lab mice suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a case of an old drug having new tricks—a new development that might one day help humans.<p>A study published in the journal Brain Research shows that a drug created to treat Type 2 diabetes could slow down and even reverse memory loss …

Alzheimer's Disease

Top 8 Must-See Sky Events for 2018

Get ready to see amazing eclipses, a comet encounter, planetary pairings, and more celestial wonders.<p>The year ahead offers many heavenly delights for sky-watchers, including a pair of lunar eclipses and a comet with potentially surprising brightness.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena …

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …