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New scientific research demonstrates magic mushrooms treat depression in ways conventional medicine can’t
Did you know that an estimated 350 million people worldwide are affected by depression? It's now the leading cause of global mental and physical disability and plays a major role in countless suicides, including among children, teens and young adults. The situation is...
Parenthood. One of the biggest changes in life one can go through. It's no longer just yourself. You now have to protect and care for an innocent and defenseless little human being. Dealing with this change is tough enough, but have you wondered what biochemical...
If you're like most people, you probably drink alcohol regularly. According to statistics, there were 136.8 million drinkers in the US in 2013. But have you wondered what alcohol is doing to your body and brain? Sure, if you can stick to one drink a day, the effects...
Mind & Brain
Bad things happen to everyone. But how we react to the bad things in life reveals a lot about our brains. It might be obvious, but people who are happier are better able to regulate their emotions when dealing with unpleasant events. How? There are a few theories. One...
Mindfulness has become an all too popular buzzword among CEO's, self-help gurus and religious figureheads. It has become synonymous with something akin to a mental stress ball. Although the terminology is sometimes regurgitated with blatant disregard for the actual...
Scientists, who lack the samples to carry out their research in the fight against mental illnesses, are calling for gifts of nature to mark the spirits. After your death, your brain can still serve science. Problem: Too few people still accept to give their supreme...
Health & Psychology
Parasites are more than dormant feeders. Microscopic science is uncovering the ways viruses and bacteria prey on their hosts, influencing them to behave in some very strange ways.
No, it's not "all in your head." Depression and all of its relatives are manifestations of glitches in the immune system and inflammatory pathways—not a neurochemical deficiency disorder. Psychiatry: A Very Special Specialty Psychiatry, unlike other fields of...
Turns out you have TWO brains!
If human-caused climate change continues unabated our world could change dramatically.
Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming. But what is realyy warming the Earth?
Three decades after the worst nuclear power plant catastrophe in history, a site in Chernobyl is being reimagined as a solar energy farm—one that would be the world's largest once built. The 1986 meltdown, which released radiation at least 100 times more powerful than...
You actually know more about it than you may think!
Explaining Einstein’s relativity theory doesn’t have to be boring, as proved by young Ryan Chester in this video.
Have Gravitational Waves finally been detected by LIGO?
This video explores how the Yarkovsky effect occurs and how it can change the orbits of asteroids—changing near misses to impacts or impacts to near misses.
A 360-degree immersive virtual reality (VR) viewing experience, featuring exclusive astronaut training footage from NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston, Texas.
The Big Bang theory is so often proclaimed as the likeliest cause of our Universe’s existence. But there are alternatives theories that deserve to be looked in to. Here are 10 of the best!
Is the human body obsolete? The 10 cyborgs on this list certainly think so.
This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?
Your microwave clock might not use *that* much power, but add it to your plugged in tv, computer, DVR, etc.? That’s a lot of wasted energy.