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The paradox of measuring happiness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including Silicon Valley’s resurgence and why suicide rates are highest in the happiest places.<p>Food | Two months of soylent<p>Consumer review of the powdered meal-replacement mix which claims to be a complete adult food. “Soylent is a …

3D printing has been taken to a whole new level: Color

3D printing is driving a huge revolution in the world of design and technology. In the process, it is changing the way we think about the design, …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

Ayahuasca, Psychedelics and Marijuana: A Critical Look at the Psychedelic Movement

Contributing writer For Wake Up World<p><i>Reflections on Ayahuasca.</i><p>In December of 2013 I visited the Peruvian jungle with two of my best friends. Spending …

Your body language may shape who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — …

Public Speaking

Thanks to Crowdfunding, the World’s First Brain Scan Study of LSD’s Effects is a Go

Of all the psychedelic substances on Earth, perhaps none are as powerful, or as stigmatized, as that of Lysergic acid diethylamide, or as it’s …

Consciousness

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

The Day You'll Prefer Robots to Humans

Finally, the robot revolution is arriving.<p>There’s a Cambrian explosion in robotics, with species of all sizes, shapes and modes of mobility crawling …

Astronomers Just Witnessed the Formation of an Ancient Galaxy

Think Milky Way, but smaller.<p>Astronomers have for the first time witnessed the formation of a massive galaxy, which they have dubbed “Sparky.” This …