Saht Howell

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My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

Drugs

How to instantly tell if someone is attracted to you, according to science

How can you tell if someone is attracted to you? Never mind advice columns in glossy magazines or picking off flower petals, just listen to the findings of this new psychological study on attraction and behavior.<p>The research, published this week in the journal Psychological Bulletin, has conducted …

InterAct

The Explosion Geologists Feared From Hawaii's Volcano Has Just Happened

Ash shot up in the sky higher than Everest.<p>Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano erupted explosively early Thursday, tossing boulders hundreds of feet and sending …

Kīlauea

Protons Contain 10 Times More Pressure Than a Neutron Star, According to First-Ever Measurement

But they're so tiny!<p>In what was once thought to be an impossible task, for the first time physicists have put a figure on the pressure inside a …

Physics

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Trump defends 'animals' remark, says he'll always use it

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members in spite of a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders.<p>Answering a …

Donald Trump

Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

New research could open the doors for drugs that help repair the digestive system<p>Fasting has long-held associations with mental and bodily repair, …

Stem Cells

McDonald's Just Made a Startling Addition to Its Restaurants and Staff Say It's 'Annoying as Hell'

Why would the burger chain do this? It's a mystery.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>When managements get excited about a project, they can sometimes forget that their employees might not be so thrilled.<p>The bosses get carried away …

McDonald's

What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World?

<b>WHAT IS REAL?</b> <b><br>The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics</b><br>By Adam Becker<br>370 pp. Basic Books. $32.<p>Are atoms real? Of course they are. Everybody believes in atoms, even people who don’t believe in evolution or climate change. If we didn’t have atoms, how could we have atomic bombs? But you …

Quantum Physics

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

Happiness

Stephen Hawking's final paper cuts the multiverse down to size

Stephen Hawking's final paper, which aims to test a theory that proposes parallel universes, appeared today (May 2) in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>As Live Science reported at length in March, before the paper was peer-reviewed and officially published, it shares Hawking's final look at one …

Physics

Physicists Just Found Time Crystals in a Common Item You Can Buy at The Toy Store

Whoa.<p>Characteristics of mysterious time crystals have been found in the most unexpected place you'd ever think to look - a compound found in …

Quantum Mechanics

An airline charged her $36,000 to rush to her son's side after Parkland. 74 days later, they made it right

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Linda Beigel Schulman heard that a geography teacher was among the victims of the Parkland shooting, she knew it was her son. And she knew she had to be with him.<p>Schulman, her husband and her brother rushed to look for flights out of the New York area. They couldn't find an open seat …

Nikolas Cruz

This Common Cooking Ingredient Is "Worse Than Sugar," Study Confirms

Navigating the oil aisle at the supermarket can be a headache-inducing task. Between olive, coconut, canola, and vegetable oil, it can be tough to …

Nutrition

The Boy Scouts' New Name Change Is an Epic Fail (And a Giant, Unintentional Gift to the Girl Scouts)

Everything about this says "decision by committee." And it's not a good decision.<p>So much for the Boy Scouts. The 108-year-old Boy Scouts of America organization is making a massive change: renaming its flagship program.<p>It made sense in theory. Since the Boy Scouts are now trying to recruit girls, …

Boy Scouts of America

Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130K for payment to porn star

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's attorneys, said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president's past claims that he didn't know the …

Donald Trump

NASA Technology Uncovers Never-Before-Seen Text on Dead Sea Scrolls

They raise the possibility of a "still unknown manuscript."<p>In 1947, in a cave one mile west of the Dead Sea, a Bedouin shepherd stumbled upon large …

Archaeology

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with the company

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the world's biggest coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education.<p>Separately, they reached a deal with the city for a symbolic $1 …

Trespassing

Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

Physics

The First Black Hole Close-Up

The EHT isn’t just one telescope: It’s a network of eight radio telescopes in Hawaii, Arizona, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Antarctica. Astronomers align …

Black Holes

'If I were the president, I'd get rid of you': Scott Pruitt lacerated at ethics hearing

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has blamed the media and the “learning process” of his job for the flurry of ethical controversies that have engulfed his tenure, during a lacerating congressional hearing.<p>Pruitt said opponents of Donald Trump, and the media, …

Donald Trump

‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President’

Things were already looking bad when, several people told me, Chelsea Clinton popped the Champagne. It was just after 9 p.m. on election night and she was having her hair and makeup done in the family’s suite at the Peninsula hotel. She stopped to pour what someone said was Veuve Clicquot into …

Government

In front of an international audience, Trump delivered the single most embarrassing moment thus far

Donald Trump has struggled to connect with world leaders, primarily because they prefer to discuss policy and the hard issues facing the world …

Donald Trump

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

Former President George H.W. Bush is alert and talking, but remains in intensive care

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former President George H.W. Bush is awake, alert and talking after he was admitted to intensive care earlier this week, a family spokesman said Tuesday.<p>Bush, 93, was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, family …

Intensive Care

Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure, an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos seen in …

Universe

The bizarre holes NASA found in the Arctic sea ice are actually a sign of a more worrying trend

On April 14, a group of NASA scientists were flying over the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and the Canadian border, when they saw something puzzling: Three holes in the sea ice with what look like rings around them and some wavy ice to their left.<p>“I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing …

Global Warming

As algorithms take over, YouTube's recommendations highlight a human problem

A supercomputer playing chess against your mind to get you to keep watching.<p>YouTube is a supercomputer working to achieve a specific goal — to get you to spend as much time on YouTube as possible.<p>But no one told its system exactly how to do that. After YouTube built the system that recommends …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla and Waymo are taking wildly different paths to creating self-driving cars

Autonomous cars won’t happen without tons of data, but Tesla and Waymo have a big head start<p>There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even …

Tesla

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt fish has finally been revealed – and it’s down to evolution.<p>The Bajau people are able to dive tens of metres underwater with no conventional …

Biology