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Hallucinogen in 'magic mushrooms' relieves depression in largest clinical trial to date

Psilocybin, the hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms," helped to relieve symptoms in people with hard-to-treat depression in the largest clinical trial of its kind to date, the trial's organizers announced Tuesday (Nov. 9). Earlier this year, a…

11/11/2021

'Female' warrior buried in medieval grave may be non-binary

A medieval grave in Finland that was thought to hold the body of a female warrior or ruler has revealed a surprise — the person buried there may be non-binary. 

06/08/2021

Project to map entire ocean floor by 2030 passes 20% mark

About 70% of Earth's surface is covered in water, and researchers are trying to map every last inch of it.

23/06/2021

New discovery could help take down drug-resistant bacteria

Scientists have found a new way to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The new approach disarms their natural defense mechanism, making existing antibiotics more lethal.

10/06/2021

MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD one step closer to FDA approval

The psychedelic drug MDMA, also called ecstasy or Molly, showed promise in a late-stage clinical trial for people with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), inching the drug closer to medical approval for the condition, The New York Times…

05/05/2021

Ultrasound treatment 'jump-started' the brains of 2 people in coma-like state

The two patients who received the treatment showed significant progress over just days.

28/01/2021

Facts don't convince people in political arguments. Here's what does.

Though people believe they respect a logical, fact-based opponent, they actually have greater esteem for arguments based on experience.

25/01/2021

Could we ever pull enough carbon out of the atmosphere to stop climate change?

Can we harness natural and human-made carbon traps to help us slow climate change?

22/11/2020

Scientists find 'secret molecule' that allows soil microbes to exhale electricity

Scientists found the 'secret molecule' that allows Geobacter microbes to exhale electrons over vast distances underground

18/09/2020

An inmate's love of mathematics leads to discovery in number theory

Christopher Havens came upon his love of math while in solitary confinement. A decade later, he published a paper on number theory in a top mathematics journal.

30/05/2020

20 amazing women in science and math

Some were hailed in their lifetime, others died unrecognized, but all were amazing.

08/03/2020

What Is Mental Health?

It's more than a buzzword — mental health impacts every aspect of our lives.

10/10/2019

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