Emily Johnston

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Travis Reinking Is What Happens When Black People Are 'Criminals' And White People Are Allowed To Be Invisible

A few months ago, during a conversation on Facebook about one of the many mass shootings committed by a white man (I forget which one), the homie Sai …

Crime

An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any …

Psychology

'Truly alarming': No babies for endangered right whales

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales has nearly ended with zero newborns spotted in the past four months — a reproductive drought that scientists who study the fragile species haven't seen in three decades.<p>Survey flights to look for mother-and-calf …

Whales

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Consciousness

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

Depression

15 People On Reddit Describe What They Saw During Their Near-Death Experiences

Stories about people dying and coming back to life grab our attention in a way that few other things do — and a lot of it has to do with what people …

A 9-Year, 105,000-Person Study Links Cancer to This One Food Group

Scientists have discovered that a person's processed food intake is one of the strongest predictors of cancer development—above age, sex, body mass …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Meteorites brought water to Earth during the first two million years

A new study of a rare basaltic meteorites called angrites suggests that volatiles, which are elements with relatively low boiling points such as water, could have been brought to our planet by meteorites during the first two million years of the Solar System.<p>Since elements such as water and carbon …

Meteorites

Prize for thrillers with zero violence against women divides novelists

It's a novel idea: a new book prize that's only for thrillers which contain no sexual or physical violence against a female character.<p>The award, called the Staunch Book Prize, was created by British writer and educator Bridget Lawless, who argues that sexual assaults on female characters are an …

Creative Writing

Government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

It was another crazy news week, so it's understandable if you missed a small but important announcement from the Treasury Department: The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year - President Donald Trump's first full year in charge of the budget.<p>That's almost …

Plastic chemical linked to male infertility in majority of teenagers, study suggests

A plastics chemical linked to reduced fertility in men is in the majority of teenagers, research has found.<p>More than 80 per cent of teenagers have traces of the chemical compound in their bodies, according to the study involving 94 young people aged between 17 and 19.<p>The chemical known as Bisphenol …

Pollution

Injection helps the immune system obliterate tumors, at least in mice

Our immune cells can destroy tumors, but sometimes they need a kick in the pants to do the job. A study in mice describes a new way to incite these …

Lunar trifecta: Rare 'super blue blood moon' will light the sky this week

<b>(CNN) —</b> Set your alarms, space fans -- if you can drag yourself out of bed on Wednesday, you're in for a treat.<p>The pre-dawn hours of January 31 will play host to an incredibly rare celestial convergence -- a "super blue blood moon."<p>To prepare you for the lunar triple whammy, here's your …

Super Blue Blood Moon

How do I stop being lonely? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Loneliness is a stealthy bastard. It can settle in on your soul without you even noticing, until the texture of the words appear on your tongue one day: “I’m lonely.” It’s a …

Psychology

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

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Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Replay Video<p>SETTINGS<p>OFF<p>HD<p>HQ<p>SD<p>LO<p><i>Video provided by Dailymotion</i><p>Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Donald Trump

Eating these two fruits could help repair the lungs of ex-smokers, says study

Stock up now if you used to smoke...<p>If you're a former smoker worried about the damage that cigarettes could have caused to your lungs, then you …

Repairs

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.<p>"My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Luis Elizondo …

UFOs

Navy Pilot Says UFO He Saw Off California Was ‘Not of This World’

A former Navy pilot has opened up about an otherworldly experience he says he experienced in 2004. His testimony comes just days after the Pentagon …

Paranormal

There's a Weird Feedback Loop Between Guts And Brains That Can Turn Deadly

It's all connected.<p>As if experiencing a traumatic brain injury wasn't enough of a problem on its own, it turns out the consequences can have an …

Patient 17: Surgeon who removed alien chips from abductees died in OT but chips real, claims Corbell

A new documentary directed by US filmmaker Jeremy Corbell is now the hottest talking topic among UFO buffs. The documentary titled 'Patient …

Paranormal

As more teens got smartphones, more started killing themselves. There might be a link

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt …

With Teen Mental Health Deteriorating Over Five Years, There’s a Likely Culprit

Screen time may be harming the mental health of our teens.<p>By<p>Nov 15 2017, 2:01 PM<p>Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In …

Mental Health

10 Foods To Boost Your Memory And Improve Focus

Go ace your exams this year and thank me later.<p>November 15, 2017<p>With finals coming up, I'm on the lookout for some tricks and hacks that'll help with …