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The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Mental Health

What Cookies and Meth Have in Common

As a psychiatrist, I have yet to meet a patient who enjoys being addicted to drugs or compulsively overeating.<p>Why would anyone continue to use recreational drugs despite the medical consequences and social condemnation? What makes someone eat more and more in the face of poor health?<p>One answer is …

Plexus Nexus: Samuel R. Delany’s Pataphysics

By Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky<br>NY 2013<p>”Lift up your hearts, you good dancers, high! higher! And do not forget the good laughter!”<br>— Friedrich …

LSD microdoses make people feel sharper, and scientists want to know how

What we do — and mostly don’t — know about tiny doses of hallucinogens<p>May didn’t notice much with the first dose of LSD. She felt good, and she got a lot accomplished, and that was all.<p>It was the day after that things really clicked. She felt even better, and she got a lot more accomplished. She …

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

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Donald Trump’s Russia scandal: What you need to know (and what you should avoid)

<b>(Reuters/Maxim Shipenkov/Christopher Aluka Berry/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>When it comes to Russia, there are a lot of dangling threads that could distract us from the important points<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>April 9, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>If President Donald Trump did indeed collude with Russia to defeat Hillary …

Adam Curtis: Donald Trump is stepping for the first time into the real world

<b>Adam Curtis; Donald Trump (Getty/Scott Gries/Mandel Ngan/AP/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The legendary documentarian shares his thoughts on the Syrian airstrike and Trump’s presidency<p>Jacob Sugarman<p>April 9, 2017 12:48pm (UTC)<p>The 2016 election has made soothsayers of any number of historians, academics and …

The Psychology Behind Why Some People Are Chronically Late

Blame your optimism.<p>Some people are always late. You probably know someone who just never shows up when you want them to, armed with an excuse when …

Psychology

This Weird Trick Might Give You Brief Relief From Your Tinnitus

If you suffer from tinnitus, or a constant “ringing in your ears,” this bizarre trick you do with your hands might offer some small respite.<p>As …

Father John Misty: Pure Comedy review – wonderfully uneasy listening

Josh Tillman’s dark pronouncements, set to luscious, 70s-style orchestration, update the idea of the confessional singer-songwriter for the post-truth era<p>Towards the end of Pure Comedy’s 13-minute centrepiece track, Josh Tillman offers a glum assessment of the album’s commercial chances. His …

Hilarious hashtag on how Trump interprets classic literature

LONDON — Another debate, another Twitterstorm.<p>And this one has spawned possibly THE best hashtag of the election season — …

Psilocybin Is Looking More and More Like a Potential Wonder Drug

For most of the 1950s and 1960s, researchers enthusiastically studied the psychological properties — and potential — of hallucinogens like LSD and …

The Research on Ketamine As an Antidepressant Looks Quite Exciting

At the moment, the study of hallucinogens as possible treatments for mental illness is in an early, exciting stage — partly because the U.S. …

Politeness isn’t enough; we now demand friendliness. And it’s destroying authenticity

“How’s your day going?” can be a truly personal question. It’s banal chitchat if all is well, but if you’re going through immense trauma or crisis, it can feel invasive. Once, it might have been possible to brush off the question with a polite “fine” but we live in a world that no longer settles …

How better definitions of mental disorders could aid diagnosis and treatment

Mental disorders are currently defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which includes hundreds of distinct …

Mental Disorders

Oulipo and the Eodermdrome challenge : programming

What is pup play? Study explores new sexual subculture

Researchers have begun to examine the sexual behavior known as “pup play.” A new exploratory study, published in the <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i>, …

Cannabidiol has therapeutic potential in the treatment of anxiety and substance abuse disorders

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that cannabidiol could aid the treatment of anxiety-related and substance abuse disorders.<p>Cannabidiol …

The Brain

Crazy Conspiracy Theories TruthSeeker Cruise Experience

Now more than ever, we're living in a world where opposing beliefs can be explosive. Which is why it's important to hear people out — no matter how …

Conspiracies

16: The Fake Zombie Invasion

Read a crucial set of essays from the progenitor of “mansplaining”

Rebecca Solnit, an author long esteemed for her thoughtfulness and variety of interests, jumped to the kind of weird prominence made by the internet …

Why We Are So Creeped Out by the Idea of a “Moral Enhancement” Pill

Scientists from computer guru Bill Joy to Astronomer Royal Martin Rees have wondered whether humanity is morally equipped to cope with the challenges …

What is Identity Politics? - Fact / Myth

Identity Politics Explained Simply<p>Identity Politics describes identifying with a concept, or being perceived as identifying with a concept, and the …

You can now gamble on Trump's every move

President Donald Trump’s policies have made a lot of people angry, but they have also made others much wealthier through an unconventional source - …

Donald Trump

My Cat Saved My Son

Paris Hilton Stars In Weird April Fools' Ad For Super Hydrating Water

The product, NanoDrop, was made by the “Paris Hilton Institute of Plastic Pollution Solutions.”<p>If you’ve been wondering what Paris Hilton has been up to, you’re in luck. She’s currently the star of a branded April Fools’ Day prank video on behalf of SodaStream.<p>And ... it’s not half bad.<p>The hotel …