LSD Treatments Can Actually ‘Harmonise’ The Brain, Study Shows

In recent years, scientists have been uncovering potential therapeutic benefits of psychedelic substances like psilocybin and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) – it looks like they can ‘reset’ the brain in people with mental health conditions….

Scientists observe a new quantum particle with properties of ball lightning

Scientists at Amherst College and Aalto University have created, for the first time a three-dimensional skyrmion in a quantum gas. The skyrmion was predicted theoretically over 40 years ago, but only now has…

Caterpillar wrestling, next-generation CRISPR, and the troubled James Webb Space Telescope

(LEFT TO RIGHT): SHINJI SUGIURA; KC ROEYER/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY; NASA/DESIREE STOVER/FLICKR (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Thirteen million degrees of Kevin Bacon: World’s largest family tree shines light on life span, who marries whom…

Astronomers Glimpse Cosmic Dawn, When the Stars Switched On

For the first time, astronomers have glimpsed the dawn of the universe 13.6 billion years ago when the earliest stars were just beginning to glow. This image provided by the National Science Foundation…

Researchers create first stem cells using CRISPR genome activation

In a scientific first, researchers have turned skin cells from mice into stem cells by activating a specific gene in the cells using CRISPR technology. The innovative approach offers a potentially simpler technique…

Flights worldwide face increased risk of severe turbulence due to climate change

Flights all around the world could be encountering lots more turbulence in the future, according to the first ever global projections of in-flight bumpiness.   A map of the percentage change in the…

NASA crashed the Cassini spacecraft into Saturn

NASA crashed the $4 billion Cassini spacecraft into Saturn. It was awesome. For 13 years, Cassini explored the gas giant and its moons. On Friday, it ended its mission in an elegant dive….

2 new CRISPR tools overcome the scariest parts of gene editing

The ability to edit RNA and individual DNA base pairs will make gene editing much more precise. CRISPR-Cas9 can still be a blunt instrument for gene editing. Scientists have discovered two new tools…

The total solar eclipse transfixed the nation

I drove nine hours to see a few minutes of totality in South Carolina. It was worth it. Montana State University   WESTMINSTER, South Carolina — When I was a little kid, I…

Monarch butterflies’ rapid population decline can lead to extinction in the coming decades, study says

Monarch butterflies have fascinated humans with their vivid black and orange colors. What’s more fascinating is their ability to journey for up to 3ooo miles or 4800 kilometers. Sadly, the population of these…

Nervous System: Facts, Function & Diseases

The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. Vertebrates — animals with backbones and spinal columns —…

Elongated heads were a mark of elite status in an ancient Peruvian society

Bigwigs in a more than 600-year-old South American population were easy to spot. Their artificially elongated, teardrop-shaped heads screamed prestige, a new study finds. During the 300 years before the Incas’ arrival in…

Physicists Create a Topological Superconductor for Quantum Computing

After an intensive period of analyses the research team was able to establish that they had probably succeeded in creating a topological superconductor, exciting new technology for quantum computing. Credit: Johan Bodell/Chalmers With…

This Breathtaking Photo of Earth Really Puts Everything Into Perspective

It’s been a conflicting few months on this blue orb of ours, but nothing puts life into perspective like a photo taken by a probe literally millions of miles from home. OSIRIS-REx, an…

Scientists Think They’ve Finally Discovered The Bones of The Richest Pirate in History

The legend of Black Sam lives on.   PETER DOCKRILL 23 FEB 2018 The world’s richest pirate may have eluded capture in life, but efforts to bring him in are still underway –…

New algorithm can create movies from just a few snippets of text

Screenwriters denied the big budgets and formidable resources of the major film studios may soon have another option, thanks to a new algorithm that can generate a video simply by consuming a (very…