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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…


'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. 


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.


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.


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…


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.


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.


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?


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


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.


20 amazing women in science and math

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


What Is Mental Health?

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


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