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A plant native to the Amazonian jungles has been used by the indigenous population for generations untold for physical, spiritual and emotional health. Now, the science is beginning to prove its efficacy.
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...
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How does the popular new drug Ayahuasca affect your brain?
By Jonathan Psenka Food allergies result when your immune system mistakes a food you've eaten for an invader. Instead of digesting the food and using it as nourishment, your body launches an attack, which can lead to symptoms that range from mildly unpleasant to...
Avoiding sun exposure may cause an increase in vitamin D deficiency so dangerous that it is comparable to smoking.
Agricultural methods pose some of the biggest challenges.
For a long time, solar power has been very much hated from a cost-benefit standpoint but things are starting to turn around for the technology. Around the world, progress is being made to make solar power a viable alternative.
On Nov. 5, 2015, a mine-waste dam collapsed at an enormous iron mine in southeastern Brazil. The wave of toxic waste was at least twice the volume of the Johnstown Flood and wiped out buildings and bridges more than 40 miles downstream.
How is the chemical energy of gasoline transformed into kinetic energy of a moving car? And where does that kinetic energy go when the car crashes into something and stops moving?
Neil deGrasse Tyson and physicist Brian Cox debate whether the fictional weapon could ever exist.
Perovskites are materials used in batteries, fuel cells, and electronic components, and occur in nature as minerals. Despite their important role in technology, little is known about the reactivity of their surfaces. Professor Ulrike Diebold's team at TU Wien (Vienna)...
The polar regions are called the “lands of the midnight sun” because in the summer, the sun never sets.
There are cosmic snipers firing at random into the unvierse. What are they and what happens if they hit us?
For the first time in history, the U.S. government has approved a private company’s plans to visit the moon.
Visit all the modules of humankind’s weightless laboratory orbiting Earth 400 km above.
A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn’t need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more sustainable than a normal house.
This is why looking at your phone at night is a terrible idea.