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Mind menders: how psychedelic drugs rebuild broken brains

HE WASN’T the first person to say it, and he probably won’t be the last, but Tom Insel’s accusation carried extra weight thanks to his job title: …

Mental Health

The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin’s Tree of Life

On Nov. 3, 1977, a new scientific revolution was heralded to the world — but it came cryptically, in slightly confused form. The front page of that day’s New York Times carried a headline: “Scientists Discover a Form of Life That Predates Higher Organisms.” A photograph showed a man named Carl R. …

Atoms

Peter Mandelson joins Brexiters in attack on May’s EU ‘humiliation’

Britain’s former trade commissioner in Brussels, Lord Mandelson, is making common cause with hardline, anti-EU Tories, saying Theresa May’s latest Brexit blueprint would lead to “national humiliation” and leave the country in a worse position than if it turned its back on the entire European …

How to Clean Your Filthy, Disgusting Laptop

You know your laptop is filthy. You can see the dirt and grime on your keyboard. You can see that circle of skin oils on the middle of the trackpad. So when’s the last time you cleaned it?<p>Using a freshly cleaned laptop is almost as satisfying as getting a brand new one. The keys are clean, the …

How a Brain Circuit Generates Anxiety

Researchers have identified a specific circuit in the brain's central amygdala that raises anxiety levels. The study could pave the way for the …

Facebook

Jeg var på et seminar med psykolog John Gottman, som i en mannsalder har forsket på hva som virker og ikke virker i parforhold. Han pekte på sin …

The best replacements for Apple’s defunct AirPort accessories

On Thursday, Apple made the disappointing announcement that it is discontinuing its AirPort line of network accessories. The company told <i>9to5Mac</i> that it will continue to sell remaining inventory, but has no plans for future hardware.<p>With the AirPort devices on the way out, what are the best …

How I use my iPad: Yoink – a powerful drag and drop companion app [Video]

I constantly get questions about how I use my iPad, and posts like our recent iOS 11 iPad multitasking walkthrough have only increased interest among those looking to get more out of their tablets. With this in mind, I plan on sharing my iPad workflows with you on a more regular basis, including …

In-App Purchases

Two Britons kidnapped in Virunga National Park

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two British nationals have been abducted following an incident Friday at the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>The UK Foreign Office said it was "in close contact with the authorities in Democratic Republic of the Congo following an incident involving two British …

Why Everyone Is Insecure (and Why That's Okay)

We all know what it’s like to feel as insecure as an e-mail password. We know we should raise our hand in class, but are afraid we’ll sound stupid. …

Don't hate me, but record-setting cold and snow are about to sweep across the U.S.

It's April. I know. Flowers should be blooming, outdoor lunches should be starting.<p>But that springtime reality is a long way off for tens of millions …

Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two

The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p><b>By Lucia</b> …

Earth Science

Most of last 11,000 years cooler than past decade in North America, Europe

University of Wyoming researchers led a climate study that determined recent temperatures across Europe and North America appear to have few, if any, …

7 Ways to Achieve a Beautiful Bokeh Effect in Your Photos (with Stunning Examples)

If you frequent photography websites or have photographer friends, then there’s a good chance you’ve encountered the term bokeh before.<br>Camera …

Oldest life on Earth dated to 3.465 billion years shows high diversity

<b>Robyn Williams:</b> Life on Earth has, until now, been pegged at going back around 3.5 billion years, life found in Western Australia. But now Professor …

Western Australia

The Arctic had a scarily low amount of ice this past winter

5 reasons the Arctic’s extremely warm winter should alarm you.<p>Cape Morris Jesup in Greenland is just about the northernmost piece of land on planet Earth. It’s located just 400 miles south of the North Pole, on Greenland’s craggy, desolate north shore. This is a place so far north that the sun …

Ancient DNA tells tales of humans' migrant history

Fueled by advances in analyzing DNA from the bones of ancient humans, scientists have dramatically expanded the number of samples studied -- …

Evolution

Must Atheists Trash Religion?

WE LIVE IN polarized times, and that’s no secret. This polarization is often noted and often lamented. It is said to be tearing our country apart at …

Religion

Scientists Discover a Self-Replicating Protein Structure, And It Could Have Built The First Life on Earth

The discovery could overthrow our current understanding of how life on Earth began.<p>Roughly 4 billion years ago an assortment of complex organic …

A Pioneering Woman of Science Re‑Emerges After 300 Years

Maria Sibylla Merian, like many European women of the 17th century, stayed busy managing a household and rearing children. But on top of that, Merian, a German-born woman who lived in the Netherlands, also managed a successful career as an artist, botanist, naturalist and entomologist.<p>“She was a …

The 'imminent mini ice age' myth is back, and it's still wrong | Dana Nuccitelli

We can’t accurately predict solar activity, and a quiet solar cycle would have a small impact on Earth’s climate anyway<p>Roughly every two years we’re treated to headlines repeating the myth that Earth is headed for an imminent “mini ice age.” It happened in 2013, 2015, and again just recently at the …

Ice Age

Groundbreaking research reveals the first modern Brits had 'dark to black' skin and blue eyes

Britain's oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough's Cave in Somerset.<p>But an unprecedented …

Anthropology

Record jump in 2014-2016 global temperatures largest since 1900

Global surface temperatures surged by a record amount from 2014 to 2016, boosting the total amount of warming since the start of the last century by …

Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world's great untapped gold deposits

To the west of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border lies a place called the Asosa zone. This may be the location of the oldest gold mine in the world. …

5 periods of mass extinction on Earth. Are we entering the sixth?

Our earth is very old. Based on the estimation of the oldest rock, it’s around 4.5 billion years of age.<p>Scientists from all over the world use …

Eastern China Is a ‘Museum’ of Flowering Plants

New research digs into the evolutionary history of these plants and finds an impressive diversity across the country.<p>China, as many have noted, is a …

Botany

The Lion Man: an Ice Age masterpiece

The Lion Man is a masterpiece. Sculpted with great originality, virtuosity and technical skill from mammoth ivory, this 40,000-year-old image is 31 …

Tools found in India suggest humans left Africa earlier than we thought

We are all children of Africa. As members of the hominin species <i>Homo sapiens</i>, you and I are the product of millions of years of a shared evolutionary history of life on Earth. But as a species we are relatively recent, emerging between 400,000 and 300,000 years ago in east Africa from indigenous …