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Silicon Valley tech workers are taking LSD to increase their productivity

For most people it's coffee. For some, Red Bull or Adderall. And for the truly diehard, there's Soylent.

But for a growing number of Silicon Valley professionals looking to add that extra productivity edge, the drug of choice is LSD, Rolling Stone reports.

The practice is called "microdosing."

Users …


CERN’s Large Hadron Collider hits 1-PeV milestone with heavy ions (and re-ignites doomsday talk)

This computer graphic shows one of the first collisions recorded between two lead ions at the Large Hadron Collider’s top energy. The energy in the …


Why the Greatest Minds Take Long Walks


alking isn’t sexy. It’s not the hot new trend or the most enticing productivity hack. Even so, it’s probably one of the most beneficial habits you …


Physics You’ve Never Heard Of Provides Power From Waves

“In the future, we’ll be generating a significant fraction of our electricity from harnessing the waves!” People have been saying this for decades, …


The 5 Step Process To Get Any Level Of Success You Want

According to science, success is based on randomness more than anything else.

Think about it.

The best products aren’t the ones that sell the most. The …


Painful Chikungunya Virus Can be Worse Than Feared, Study Shows

Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne virus that's spreading fast across the Americas, can be more serious than feared, researchers report.

They found it can cause a serious brain inflammation called encephalitis far more frequently than reported before. That's bad news for Latin America and the …


Light-bending microchip could fire up quantum computers

For the first time, scientists have achieved infinite speeds on a microchip. Although this advance will not enable faster-than-light starships, the light-warping technology behind this innovation could lead to new light-based microchips and help enable powerful quantum computers, researchers …

Quantum Computing

Forget “Should” and Live the Life You Want to Live

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There was a time …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

World’s toughest animal has tons of foreign DNA

Tardigrades are nearly microscopic animals that can survive the harshest of environments, including outer space.

Scientists sequenced their genome and …


Scientists capture black hole eating a star and then vomiting it back out

It is the first time that anyone has seen the radio signal that comes from what has been likened to a cosmic ‘burp’


Teach yourself to stop procrastinating with the '2-minute rule'

Recently, I've been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same time.

I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.

The best part? It's a simple strategy that …


The Best Times to Sleep, Wake, Exercise and Eat Are Based on Age, Circadian Rhythms

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. …


How to power through a day when you didn't get any sleep the night before

We all know the importance of getting a good night's sleep. Lack of sleep can cause anxiety and irritability and affect your ability to retain information, all impairing your productivity. But as all busy entrepreneurs know, sometimes getting a full night of shut-eye just isn't possible, leaving …


Resetting the Addictive Brain

Researchers have begun to pinpoint the detailed circuitry that governs addiction. By rewiring those connections, they just might serve up a cure.

The Brain

Scientists Link Moon’s Tilt and Earth’s Gold

The moon’s orbit is askew, and two planetary scientists believe that they have come up with a good reason.

Intriguingly, their idea also explains why gold and platinum are found in the Earth’s crust, well within diggable reach.

The moon is believed to have formed out of a giant cataclysmic collision …


Can we avoid climate apocalypse?

(CNN) — It's probably the most important number you've never heard of: 2 degrees Celsius.

That's when climate change starts to get especially dangerous. Nearly every country in the world has agreed that 2 degrees of warming, measured as an increase in global average temperature since the Industrial

Climate Change

Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Field Guide to Finally Getting Started

How often do you catch yourself putting things off until tomorrow? Does “tomorrow” ever really come? In Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, you’ll …


Better Than Sci-Fi

Science fiction has imagined some pretty wild ideas about the universe and our place in it. Parallel or alternative universes have been a recurrent …

6 Life Changing Tips To Stay Motivated

In order to truly become great and make our dreams into realities we have to cultivate superior levels of consistent motivation. This type of …


This Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Has A Blue Sky Like Earth

Astronomers can learn a lot about a planet using very little. In this specific case, a team of researchers was able to find out that the sky of an …


The Revolutionary Rocket That Could Shuttle Humans to Mars

Traveling to Mars is not easy, which may be why no one has ever tried. It would take a good six to nine months to get there with today’s …

Rocket Engines

Novel arthritis treatment possible with new discovery

Researchers say a patient's own microvesicles - small particles released by cells - could help treat arthritis.

Microvesicles are tiny, fluid-filled …


Waking Up Early Could Be Bad for Your Health, Study Says

We've all had a case of the Sunday night blues, but the end of the weekend might be more than just depressing. New research shows the transition from …


We Just Discovered 6 New Kinds of Brain Cells

​Thanks to a handful of newly discovered neurons, the brain just became a little bit less mysterious.

Today a team of neuroscientists led by Xiaolong Jiang and Andreas Tolias at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston announced six altogether new types of brain cells. The neuroscientists came across …

The Brain

Regulating alternative medicine adds false legitimacy to anti-vaccine claims

In Canada, more naturopaths and homeopaths are being regulated in a manner similar to doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Earlier this year, Ontario became the first province to start regulating homeopaths, while naturopaths are regulated in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and …

Alternative Medicine

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that everyone deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …


Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.

TWENTY-FOUR years ago this month, my wife and I married in Barcelona, Spain. Two weeks after our wedding, flush with international idealism, I had the bright idea of sharing a bit of American culture with my Spanish in-laws by cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner.

Easier said than done. Turkeys are …


Surprising discovery of a new particle

When ETH professor Hermann Weyl arrived for his one-year tenure as guest professor at Princeton in the autumn of 1928, the quantum physicist Paul …

Quantum Mechanics

Earth Is Surrounded by Strings of Dark Matter

New computations from NASA suggest that long strings of mysterious dark matter form around planets like Earth.

The solar system is hairy? Thanks to dark matter, this might actually be the case.

This week a study will publish in the Astrophysical Journal by Gary Prézeau of NASA’s Jet Propulsion …


NASA to test sugary bacteria as space-based power source

Following its successful harvest of red leaf lettuce, NASA has announced plans to launch genetically engineered bacteria into orbit to see if they can be harnessed by future astronauts as potent survival resource. The experiment is scheduled to take place in 2017 and will study the genus Anabaena. …