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Why Does DMT Make You Feel Like You’re Dying?

Researchers dosed 13 people with DMT to investigate the similarities between DMT trips and near death experiences in the first study of its kind.<p><b>This story is part of When the Drugs Hit, a Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today's psychedelic renaissance. Follow along</b></b> …

Consciousness

After 13 Years, Scientists Finally Map the Massive Wheat Genome

In a field at the edge of the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, half a dozen students and lab technicians glance up at the darkening …

Genetics

Scientist Finds a Hidden Diagnosis in Heart Rate Data From Fitness Watches

An algorithm can diagnose the heart condition that plagued Larry Bird.<p>A human heart beats about 86,000 times per day, accelerating if you drink …

Fibrillation

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t.<p>In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow …

Elephants

Alphabet invests $375 million in Oscar Health

Google parent Alphabet has invested $375 million in next-gen health insurance company, Oscar Health. Google has been a longtime supporter of the six-year-old New York company, having previously invested in Oscar through its Capital G investment wing and Verily health and life sciences research wing.<p>…

Health Care

Opinion: New Nvidia chip extends the company’s lead in graphics, artificial intelligence

Nvidia on Monday announced its next-generation graphics architecture called Turing, named after the early-20th century computer scientist credited as …

Artificial Intelligence

From Product To Platform: The Secret To Building A $10 Billion SaaS Business

What’s the “secret” to building a decacorn SaaS company? While there’s no silver bullet, one proven pathway blazed by pioneers like Salesforce, Slack and Shopify is to shift from product delivery to platform delivery. How do you make the transition, and what companies qualify? I recently presented …

SaaS

Can You Stop Being Sexually Attracted To Someone? Here's What Experts Say

There's nothing like that first spark of chemistry, when you see someone from across the room and your body shudders. It's almost as if some sort of …

Relationships

In the Tesla drama, Saudi Arabia reminds Silicon Valley of its weight

Not only are the Saudis are a viable pool of cash for cash-seekers, they are building considerable leverage in Silicon Valley dealmaking.<p>The Saudi Arabian government cannot make any Silicon Valley hotshot do anything. But they can make it awfully appetizing.<p>The news that the Saudi government had …

Silicon Valley

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

FBI warns of massive ATM scam that could affect banks worldwide

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned banks that cybercriminals are poised to carry out an “ATM cash-out,” an operation that gives thieves access to untold sums of money by bypassing security measures on an ATM. If successful, the operation has the potential to be a heist unlike …

ATMs

A student accidentally created a rechargeable battery that could last 400 years.

There’s an old saying that luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.<p>There’s no better example of that than a 2016 discovery at the University …

Rechargeable Batteries

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

<b>The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people</b> <b>but it</b> <b>is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 20</b><b>5</b><b>0, say researchers. Is it too late?</b><p>It sits on swampy land, the Java Sea lapping against it, and …

Asia

Dark Energy May Be Incompatible With String Theory

A controversial new paper argues that universes with dark energy profiles like ours do not exist in the “landscape” of universes allowed by string …

Dark Matter

The first human trials of this experimental, cancer-killing drug could change everything

Properly mixed, the medicine came out as a dark brown liquid. A nurse brought the intravenous bag to the side of a recliner, where a man with brain cancer sat. The nurse hung the plump bag on a stand and prepared the treatment for delivery. The moment had arrived for BXQ-350 to meet its first human …

Cancer

6 Unexpected Warning Signs That Could Indicate Your Heart Is in Trouble

Important.<p>The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner.<p>In …

Medical Research

‘Stories’ was Instagram’s smartest move yet

Can it become Facebook’s next big business?<p>Two years ago, Instagram did something that felt a little desperate: It copied the best product from a direct competitor, and even gave it the same name. Snapchat Stories were suddenly Instagram Stories.<p>It was a bold move. Silicon Valley is full of …

Social Media

Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military

Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would begin creating a military command dedicated to space and establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military as soon as 2020, the first since the Air Force was formed shortly after World War II.<p>Pence warned of the …

Military

Bizarre Phenomenon That Intrigued Leonardo Da Vinci Can Finally Be Explained

The shape of water.<p>Whenever the 15th century polymath Leonardo da Vinci wasn't painting masterpieces or coming up with new ways to launch humans into …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum

Philip Ball lauds a study of a famous experiment and the insights it offers into a thoroughly maddening theory.<p><b>Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant</b> …

Quantum Physics

Tesla says no final decision has been made to take company private

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shocked investors Tuesday by floating the idea of taking the company private, in what would be the largest deal of its kind.<p>The …

Tesla

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Could Face Jail Time With New Wire Fraud Charges

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of disgraced blood diagnostics company Theranos, was charged by a federal grand jury of various counts of wire fraud, …

Corruption

A New Drug for Migraines Hit the Market — It's a Landmark for Women's Health

Why did this take so long?<p>The announcement brought tears to my eyes. My prescription was called in by my doctor in June, but getting the injection to …

Women's Health

Astronomers Have Detected an Intense And Mysteriously Low Frequency Radio Signal Coming From Space

Hello?<p>Astronomers have detected yet another mysterious and powerful fast radio burst hitting Earth from an unknown source in space.<p>If that's not …

Universe

The Quietest Place in America Is Becoming a Warzone

<b>N 47.51575°, W 123.52133°</b>—Amid the panoply of greenery that makes up the Hoh Rainforest, a gap in the old growth forest arises. Well, more accurately …

National Parks

This Is A Game Changer For Bitcoin

The story<p>I don't normally write about the news, because normally I feel that it's either over hyped (click bait), already covered, or it really …

Bitcoin

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

Pandemics: A fast-spreading threat

Not all security threats are born from bad intentions. U.S. and global leaders aren't paying nearly enough attention to the threat from infectious …

Public Health

At spiking levels, foreign countries now see the U.S as a threat

Russian aggression and the rise of China are among the biggest foreign policy concerns Americans face. In many countries, though, the world power …

Geopolitics

Special report: America’s greatest threat is a hurricane-force cyberattack

<b>For the past month,</b> Axios has been interviewing people trusted with the nation’s most sensitive secrets. We wanted to know, in this time of acute …

Cybersecurity