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Can Psychedelics Expand Our Consciousness?

<i>"One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting and for what purpose and which are not. ... If I knew that either of my daughters would eventually develop a fondness for methamphetamine or</i> …

How To Take Control Of Your Reputation At Work

The most important career capital you have isn’t your technical skills or academic pedigree. It’s not your high-flying title. It’s not even your relationships… It’s your reputation. In every job, people will wonder if you have what it takes to get things done and if you can deal with a wide range …

1 Easy Tool to Help You Stay Focused and Motivated | Inc.com

Of course, your goals quadrant will differ from the example given. You may have a longer term ultimate goal. Your interim benchmarks may have different time frames, and the specifics of those benchmarks will certainly differ. But the overall concept is the same.<p>By breaking your ultimate goals down …

Motivation

The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To

You know you should take regular breaks during the workday, but did you know they should be exactly 17 minutes long?<p>It turns out going hard for eight hours straight every day <i>isn’t</i> the best way to get work done.<p>Contrary to the popular convention of working ourselves to exhaustion, researchers from …

Time Management

What 5 Counterintuitive Things Can Help You Make Better Choices?

You love having lots of choices.<p>But having more choices isn’t always a good thing — ever see so many good options that you end up picking… …

Happiness

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

Understanding Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Entanglement : The Movie - by Scientific American<p>How Does a Transistor Work?<p>Oddly entangled: Quantum relationships in space<p>Quantum Computers …

World's first cyborg wants to hack your body

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neil Harbisson is the world's first legally recognized cyborg. He has an antenna implanted into his skull that gives him access to something he was born without: the ability to perceive color.<p>In a world where technology is overwhelming our mental focus and social lives, Harbisson, 32, has a …

It's Not Your Heart That Rules Your Emotions It's Your Gut

A few years ago my life was at a crossroads. I was lying dormant in a hospital bed staring up at the peeling ceiling wondering whether I should continue swallowing the twenty pills a day the doctors had prescribed to help my autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia or take a different path that may lead …

Wellness

Researchers Demonstrate Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Human Subjects

<b>Advanced neuro-technologies including wireless EEG and robotized TMS enable first successful transmission.</b><p>In a first-of-its-kind study, an …

Neuroscience

A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers.<p>So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes?<p>Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team at Stanford University have designed a light microscope that not only fits in your pocket but …

A New Idea For Colonizing Space: Send Our DNA, Assemble Ourselves Once We Get There

I mean, it’s just too hard to send actual humans, right?<p>It’s difficult to send people far into space. Why not send bacteria instead? That’s the simple foundation behind one decidedly out-there idea for sending humans to live on other planets in the future.<p>“Our best bet for space exploration could …

Harvard

Helmhurts

A few posts back I was concerned with optimising the WiFi reception in my flat, and I chose a simple method for calculating the distribution of …

Chinese team is catching up in hunt for dark matter

On Thursday, physicists in China reported the latest result in the search for particles of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity holds the …

Do we live in a 2-D hologram?

New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe<p>A Fermilab scientist works on the laser beams at the heart of the Holometer experiment. …

How much do our genes dictate our GCSE results?

Your scores in your GCSEs are heavily influenced by your genetic heritage<p>Almost three quarters of a million students will have received their GCSE results this week and congratulated themselves on – or bemoaned the lack of – the effort they put in back in May. Of course, hard work is important, but …

The Top 25 Most Innovative Companies 2014

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Cancer

Who governs science?

Traditionally, science holds itself to account, primarily through internal systems of peer review. But the recent retraction of two papers on stem-cell research by the journal Nature highlights weaknesses in this self-regulatory framework that scientists need to address<p>To err is human, so why …

This Scent Can Help Heal Wounds, Study Says

Get a whiff of this: Skin cells have olfactory receptors, and when those receptors are exposed to sandalwood, a popular ingredient in perfumes and …

Neuroscience

Scientists Develop Technique To Produce Self-Assembling Anticancer Molecules In Minutes

Scientists from the University of Warwick have developed a simple technique for the production of a variety of self-assembling molecules that could …

Atoms

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Future contraceptives will let women remote-control their fertility

Contraceptive implants are nothing new, but the current generation of progestogen-releasing devices need to be replaced every three years and have to be removed if you want to try for a baby. That may change soon, however, now that the Gates Foundation is backing a Massachusetts biotech company to …

New App Lets You 'Hide' Secret Digital Messages IRL

This new messaging app that wants to take social media to the streets— literally.<p>Images via, via<p>By inserting digital content into the physical world, a new messaging app called Traces is attempting to solve the problems of 'passive' social media. Simply select some digital content— anything from a …

Augmented Reality

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

How Should You Behave On A First Date?

Photographed by Maria Del Rio.<p>Does it pay to play nice in the dating game? It does if you're a lady, according to a new study published in the</i> …