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This Is Your Brain on Magic Mushrooms

Brain scans of people injected with psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, explain what happens to connections across the brain when people take psychedelic drugs.<p><b>Brain scans of people under the influence of</b> psilocybin, the hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms, may help to …

Electrical Stimulation Of Brain Could Induce Lucid Dreaming

But don't try this at home.<p>In case you hadn't heard, stimulation of the brain with mild electrical currents can in some people induce lucid dreaming: the ability to become self-aware in dreams, and to sometimes control them.<p>In the study, the scientists, led by Ursula Voss at the J.W. Goethe …

Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

Innovation<p>Crossing a traditional computer with a biological one, the brain, is no easy task — but researchers at IBM have been hard at work doing just that. On Thursday they announced the results of 10 years of research and $53 million in DARPA funding. The company's new brain-inspired chip …

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

A bacterium that destroys tumors' dark heart shows promise

A mutant form of a bacterium that lives in soil and thrives in low-oxygen environments appears to be a precise and aggressive killer of malignant tumors as well as an energetic activator of the body's immune system, according to new research.<p>When scientists injected spores of a weakened form of the …