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Study Shows How LSD Mimics Infant's Mind as Ego Dissolves

A groundbreaking series of experiments show how LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) alters the operation of the brain. Scientists gave LSD to 20 healthy …

Australian Renewable Energy Agency gets new board and chairman

The environment minister, Greg Hunt, announces six new directors who have been appointed for a two-year term<p>The government has appointed six new directors to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) board, to be headed by a new chairman, Martijn Wilder, an environmental markets lawyer.<p>The …

A Deeper Understanding of the Universe – from 2km Underground

The ‘missing neutrinos’ from the Sun plagued particle physics for decades. The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), under the leadership Art McDonald, found them. In this month’s Perimeter public lecture, the Nobel Laureate explains how it was done, and what else SNO might do<p>The Nobel prize for …

An FBI Agent Shares 9 Secrets to Reading People

23 years in the FBI taught this entrepreneur the remarkable power of observation.<p>The ability to read others will greatly affect how you deal with them. When you understand how another person is feeling, you can adapt your message and communication style to make sure it is received in the best way …

This App Alerts You If Your Food Is About To Go Bad, Then Tells You How To Cook It

“We wanted to try to start to make a dent in some of the millions and millions of pounds of food that go to landfill every year,” says Brianna …

X-ray vision: an accidental discovery that revolutionized medicine

One hundred and twenty years ago, W. C. Röntgen discovered it was possible to use a new kind of ray to X-ray or "roentgenize" people and things. It …

The Tantalizing Links between Gut Microbes and the Brain

Nearly a year has passed since Rebecca Knickmeyer first met the participants in her latest study on brain development. Knickmeyer, a neuroscientist …

The secret (and sinister) history of American surveillance

Our modern-day surveillance state dates back to the 1870s, when a new technology launched an information revolution<p>Ariane Wu<p>October 24, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on revealnews.org.<p>From cellphone spying to facial scanning technology to massive data farms, it’s no secret that …

Hubble spots mother lode of 250 ancient tiny galaxies

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in operation since 1990 and it still can amaze scientists and space fans alike. A team of astronomers has used the Hubble to make a fascinating discovery that links back to the early days of our universe: a collection of over 250 dwarf galaxies.<p>Researchers date …

Here's why a particle that barely exists won this year's Physics Nobel Prize

They're worth it, and the announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics recognizes that, following related prizes in 1988, 1995 and 2002. Ironically, these near-undetectable particles can reveal things that cannot be seen any other way.<p>I could begin by telling you that neutrinos are elementary …

Seven new species of Australian spider discovered including unique tarantula

Seven new species of spider, including a type of tarantula completely new to science, have been discovered in a Northern Territory national park.<p>The discoveries were made by a team participating in the Bush Blitz nature program which saw 16 scientists, Indigenous rangers and field assistants, …

Where Millennials Went Wrong and How They're Paying the Price

Millennials messed up and as a result they're paying the price.<p>Here's a few unfortunate facts about Millennials:<p>They contributed $1 trillion to our national student loan debt [Bloomberg]<br>• They are the most educated generation in human history, yet they have the highest share of people who are …

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

Are we witnessing the emergence of the United States of Australia?

In terms of social and economic policy Australia has, for the last 40 years or so, sat somewhere between the free market individualist policies of the Unites States and the social democracy approach of much of continental Europe. Australia has had effective social safety nets, free universal …