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Psychedelics linked to decreased likelihood of criminal behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Classic psychedelics such as psilocybin (often called magic mushrooms), LSD and mescaline (found in peyote) are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior, according to new research from investigators at... 3 hours
Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms
NEWS MEDICAL A Northwestern University research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient "pain" receptor in simple animals. The findings could lead to new strategies for analgesic... 4 hours
Schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication system, researchers say
SCIENCE DAILY Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system.... 5 hours
A new target for marijuana
SCIENCE DAILY Cellular-level changes to a part of the brain's reward system induced by chronic exposure to the psychoactive component of marijuana may contribute to the drug's pleasurable and potentially addictive qualities, suggests a study in young mice. 11 hours
Study shows how water could have flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars
SCIENCE DAILY Research by planetary scientists finds that periodic melting of ice sheets on a cold early Mars would have created enough water to... 11 hours
54-Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Hatchling Reveals Ancient Sun Protection
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of paleontologists from the United States, Sweden, and Japan has retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins... 12 hours
Study reshapes understanding of climate change's impact on early societies
SCIENCE DAILY A new study linking paleoclimatology -- the reconstruction of past global climates -- with historical analysis shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy,... 12 hours
Humans Migrated Out of Africa to Escape Drying Climate, New Study Says
SCI-NEWS.COM Ancient humans left Africa to escape a drying climate, about 60,000 years ago — a finding that contradicts previous suggestions that humens were able... 13 hours
Study shows how water could have flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars
PHYS.ORG For scientists trying to understand what ancient Mars might have been like, the red planet sends some mixed signals. Water-carved valleys and... 13 hours
Volcanic Eruptions May Have Doomed an Ancient Egyptian Dynasty
LIVE SCIENCE Thousands of years ago, fallout from volcanic activity may have sounded a death knell for an Egyptian dynasty. 14 hours
Volcanoes may have triggered riots in ancient Egypt
Science Magazine Eruptions reduced annual Nile floods, causing catastrophic crop failures and social upheaval 14 hours
Study reshapes understanding of climate change's impact on early societies
PHYS.ORG A new study linking paleoclimatology—the reconstruction of past global climates—with historical analysis by researchers at Yale and other institutions shows a link between environmental stress and its impact... 15 hours
Discovery of new water droplet behavior could create more energy-efficient spray drying of products
PHYS.ORG Even in ancient Greece, philosopher Aristotle tried to sum up all the ways that water can behave. Now, about 2,400... 15 hours
On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs
NEWS MEDICAL Every other month, Tanya Nelson travels 32 miles from the heart of Appalachia's coal country for an appointment... 16 hours
Zinc-binding plays key role in sensing and regulation of brain’s pH levels
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers in Oslo, Norway, have discovered that Zinc-binding plays an important role in the sensing and regulation of pH in the human brain. The... 16 hours
400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia
LIVE SCIENCE The sprawling stone structures date back thousands of years and drape across old lava fields. 18 hours
Ancient Sea Creature Looked Like a Wine Glass, Died Alone
LIVE SCIENCE Resembling a dainty tulip bloom or an elegant white-wine glass, the 500-million-year-old bottom-feeder looked uniquely ready for a romantic evening of sucking up microplankton along the seafloor. 18 hours
Magic mushrooms chemical Psilocybin for treatment of hard-to treat depression
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from UK has found efficacy of psilocybin – a chemical found in “magic mushrooms”, in severe depression. The study involved 19 patients with severe depression.... 1 day
So Much Drama! Roman Amphitheater Found Under Western Wall Tunnels
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Roman amphitheater — one that hasn't seen the light of day in 1,700 years — beneath Jerusalem's Western Wall Tunnels. But subtle clues... 1 day
Your Hair Color and Sleep Habits May Come from Neanderthals
LIVE SCIENCE Neanderthal DNA could influence your skin tone, hair color, sleep patterns, mood and even smoking behavior, a new study finds. 1 day
Study identifies new biomarker for depression in diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic has identified a biomarker for depression in diabetes. Findings of epidemiological studies have shown an overall 2-fold increased prevalence of depression... 2 days
Childhood poverty, poor support may drive up pregnant woman's biological age
SCIENCE DAILY Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising... 2 days
Israeli Archaeologists Unearth Astonishing Collection of Ancient Seals
SCI-NEWS.COM Archaeologists digging in the City of David, the Old City of Jerusalem, have found dozens of ancient clay seals, also... 2 days
Medical News Today: What is psychomotor agitation?
MNT Psychomotor agitation can cause a person to make movements without meaning to. It is a symptom of several conditions, including bipolar disorder. 2 days
Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall
PHYS.ORG Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and... 2 days
Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of Asia
PHYS.ORG The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity... 2 days
Researchers turn a critical eye on safety, anxiety, and how they're shaping society
PHYS.ORG Jean and John Comaroff, professors in the Departments of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, divide their teaching and research... 2 days
How to Combat Racial Bias: Start in Childhood
LIVE SCIENCE Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases. 3 days
The Story Behind That 2,000-Year-Old Thracian Chariot You Saw on Reddit
LIVE SCIENCE A photo of an ancient Thracian chariot alongside the bones of horses and a dog quickly rose to the top of Reddit. But what's so exciting... 4 days
Harvey Weinstein's Retreat: Does He Really Have an Addiction?
LIVE SCIENCE Harvey Weinstein is reportedly in rehab for sex addiction, a diagnosis that doesn't formally exist and is a matter of great controversy in psychology and psychiatry. 4 days
First atomic structure from cryo-EM facility
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have outlined a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. 5 days
3-D atomic structure of TRPML1 ion channel published
PHYS.ORG UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. The work marks the... 5 days
Usutu virus is back: Not only in blackbirds but also in humans
SCIENCE DAILY Usutu virus, a flavivirus of African origin, was first detected in Austria in 2001, when it caused a severe bird die-off, mainly of blackbirds.... 5 days
Psychology holds key to getting people out before disaster strikes
PHYS.ORG Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense. Recent hurricanes, floods, bushfires and earthquakes have highlighted the significant potential for mass trauma. Yet we know relatively little about... 5 days
WATCH: Beyond the scale: What to eat to lower your risk for 3 health issues
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton and nutritionist Maya Feller discuss some foods you should add to every meal to reduce... 5 days
DNA Study Finds No Evidence that Ancient Easter Islanders Intermixed with South Americans
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study of ancient DNA appears to rule out... 5 days
New insights from OCO-2
PHYS.ORG High-resolution satellite data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 are revealing the subtle ways that carbon links everything on Earth - the ocean, land, atmosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and human activities. Scientists using the first 2 1/2 years of OCO-2 data have... 5 days
Did Easter Islanders Have Early Contact with South Americans?
LIVE SCIENCE A new study of human bones found no trace of Native American DNA on the island. Debate over pre-European cultural mash-ups continues. 5 days
Chile penguins win battle in war against mine
PHYS.ORG They may be less than a meter tall but they have conquered a Goliath: Chile's vulnerable Humboldt penguins have thwarted—for now at least—a billion dollar mining project in one of the country's... 5 days
NAU establishes new research center to address health disparities across Southwest
NEWS MEDICAL A region of vast expanses and unparalleled natural beauty, the southwestern United States is a land of harsh socioeconomic realities for many, especially for underserved Native... 5 days
In a first for wearable optics, researchers develop stretchy fiber to capture body motion
SCIENCE DAILY New research offers the first demonstration of optical fibers sturdy enough to sense a wide range of human motion. 5 days
Mystery surrounding ancient Easter Island people deepens
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island's hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived... 5 days
New gene variants reveal the evolution of human skin color
Science Magazine Some of the mutations responsible for lighter skin in Europeans turn out to have an ancient African origin 5 days
Study Identifies New Gene Variation Associated with Increased Risk of Nicotine Addiction
SCI-NEWS.COM Europeans and European/African Americans with a variant of the DNA Methyltransferase 3 Beta (DNMT3B) gene have an increased risk of developing nicotine dependence, smoking... 5 days
Was this ancient person from China the offspring of modern humans and Neandertals?
Science Magazine Study sheds light on the origins of “Tianyuan Man” 6 days
Newfoundland populated multiple times by distinct groups, DNA evidence shows
PHYS.ORG Indigenous people have been on the far northeastern edge of Canada for most of the last 10,000 years, moving in shortly after the ice retreated from the Last... 6 days
Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteries
PHYS.ORG Easter Island is a place of mystery that has captured the public imagination. Famous for ancient carved statues and a location so remote it boggles the mind, the island presents a captivating... 6 days
Cell contacts in embryonic development determine cellular fate
PHYS.ORG The average human has about 37.2 trillion cells. But cells are differentiated for thousands of different functions. How does a cell 'know' which function to fulfill? In a paper published today in... 6 days
Psychologists give new insight into the nature of psychosis
SCIENCE DAILY Psychologists challenged common wisdom about the nature of mental illness. 6 days
Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What's the connection?
SCIENCE DAILY Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor's degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods. 6 days
What NASA's simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian law
PHYS.ORG Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their "journey to Mars" involved being... 6 days
WATCH: Beyond the scale: How to beat bloating
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton and nutritionist Maya Feller discuss how to reduce bloating and what it means for your health when you feel bloated. 6 days
Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore
PHYS.ORG Paleontologists working in Tanzania have identified a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. The study is published today, National Fossil Day, in the journal PLOS ONE and funded... 6 days
New research reveals negative consequences of coffee cultivation in Uganda
NEWS MEDICAL New research led by Kelly Austin, associate professor of sociology at Lehigh, explores unequal exchange in the coffee industry. She cites a range of negative consequences that coffee... 6 days
Traumatic events take toll on the heart
SCIENCE DAILY Today it seems about everything has been shown to lead to heart disease. Of course smoking is bad for you, as is high blood pressure. There's even mounting evidence that psychosocial factors can cause... 6 days
[Research Articles] An analysis of IL-36 signature genes and individuals with IL1RL2 knockout mutations validates IL-36 as a psoriasis therapeutic target
Science Magazine Interleukin (IL)–36α, IL-36β, and IL-36 are... 6 days
Women seen as younger when eyes, lips and eyebrows stand out
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers in France and America find that aspects of facial contrast, a measure of how much facial features stand out in the face, decrease with age... 6 days
Brain chemical abnormalities in earliest stage of psychosis identified
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis reports elevations in the brain chemicals glutamate and glycine. 6 days
Expert report provides new insight into nature of mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL A week after the government announced its review of mental health legislation, an expert report published by the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology on Friday 13... 6 days
Scientists describe 'enigmatic' species that lived in Utah some 500 million years ago
PHYS.ORG To the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock—as if a child had scratched a picture of a... 7 days
Combining technology and ancient tracking to save the cheetah
PHYS.ORG A life scientist from the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society is investigating whether technology can be combined with the ancient tracking skills of Namibian hunter-gatherers to help save... 7 days
Study finds brain chemical elevations in young people experiencing first episode of psychosis
NEWS MEDICAL A new study of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis reports elevations in the brain chemicals glutamate and glycine. Published... 7 days
Large ancient flightless birds from Australia, Europe and North America found to be related
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Flinders University, Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra and the South Australian... 7 days
Cradle for Life? Ancient Mars Likely Had Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
SPACE.COM Ancient Mars may have harbored deep-sea hydrothermal vents, the same type of environment where many scientists think life on Earth got its start, a recent study suggests. 7 days
New study demonstrates how traumatic experiences can affect vascular health
NEWS MEDICAL Today it seems about everything has been shown to lead to heart disease. Of course smoking is bad for you, as is high blood pressure. There's even mounting... 7 days
UH psychologist explores link between social media and alcohol consumption
NEWS MEDICAL A psychologist at the University of Houston is exploring the ways in which social media influences alcohol consumption among college students. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, a postdoctoral fellow and... 1 week
Researchers find gaps in knowledge about causes of symptoms in dementia patients
NEWS MEDICAL Behavioral and psychological symptoms are difficult for dementia patients and their caregivers, but despite research efforts, there are still gaps in knowledge about what causes or... 1 week
ESA’s Rosetta Team Reconstructs Probe’s Final Image
SCI-NEWS.COM Rosetta’s final image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the probe shortly before its controlled impact into the comet’s surface on September... 1 week
Unexpected regulation of transcription factors critical to development
PHYS.ORG A team of developmental biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Dominique Alfandari, with others at MIT, report in a new paper that they have for the first time described... 1 week
Unexpected regulation of transcription factors critical to development
SCIENCE DAILY Developmental biologists have for the first time described how two transcription factors that are 'absolutely essential for human development' are regulated by a cell surface metalloprotease known as ADAM13. The discovery adds... 1 week
Ancient asteroid impact exposes the moon's interior
SCIENCE DAILY A large basin on the moon has revealed that its interior is made of a different mineral than Earth's interior, contradicting the theory that the interior of the planets look mostly the same. 1 week
Do male fish prefer them big and colourful?
PHYS.ORG Male black-finned goodeid or mexcalpique fish know what they want when they pick a female to mate with; they prefer them big-bellied and as orange as possible. Interestingly, females displaying these traits... 1 week
Researchers discover an evolutionary stepping stone to beet-red beets
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists describe an ancient loosening up of a key biochemical pathway that set the stage for the ancestors of beets to develop their characteristic red pigment. 1 week
Evolutionary stepping stone to beet-red beets discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists describe an ancient loosening up of a key biochemical pathway that set the stage for the ancestors of beets to develop their characteristic red pigment. 1 week
'Destination Moon' Exhibit Marks Return to Houston for Apollo 11 Spacecraft
SPACE.COM The last time that it traveled to Houston, the spacecraft that flew the first humans to walk on the moon was purposely kept away from the... 1 week
Ancient pools near Jerusalem set for renovation
PHYS.ORG Ancient pools that provided water to Jerusalem around the time of Jesus are to be restored under a $750,000 renovation funded by the United States, officials said Tuesday. 1 week
Collectivistic and individualistic societies not absolute
PHYS.ORG How people respond to the same situation can - at least in part - be explained by their cultural background. An often used framework to understand cross-cultural differences in how people feel, think and behave in... 1 week
Northern exposure: fossils of a southern whale found for the first time in the north
PHYS.ORG Ancient fossils of a whale species thought to be found only in southern waters have been discovered at... 1 week
Neil deGrasse Tyson Records StarTalk Radio Live at New York Comic Con
SPACE.COM Neil deGrasse Tyson spent his 59th birthday — and the first day of New York Comic Con 2017 — discussing superhero exoskeletons, climate change,... 1 week
Human minibrains expose psychedelic drug effects, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A Brazilian study has detected variations in signaling pathways that are associated with neurodegeneration, inflammation, and neural plasticity stimulated by a compound from the dimethyltryptamine family known as 5-MeO-DMT. 1 week
Improving synchronization of brain waves enhances learning and self-control
NEWS MEDICAL Robert Reinhart calls the medial frontal cortex the "alarm bell of the brain." "If you make an error, this brain area fires," says Reinhart, an assistant professor of psychological and... 1 week
Human brain recalls visual features in reverse order than it detects them
SCIENCE DAILY New research has contributed to solving a paradox of perception, literally upending models of how the brain constructs interpretations of the outside world. When... 1 week
Mars’ Eridania Basin Once Held Vast Sea
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has identified what appear to be ancient hydrothermal deposits in the Eridania region in the southern highlands... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH Mercury, the innermost planet of our Solar System is a grey, barren world to our human eyes. In stark contrast, this map... 1 week
Ancient whale turns up on wrong side of the world
SCIENCE-NEWS A Southern Hemisphere whale species was briefly a northern resident. 1 week
Singapore's first robot masseuse starts work
PHYS.ORG A robot masseuse has started work in Singapore today. Named Emma, short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, it specialises in back and knee massages as it mimics the human palm and thumb to replicate therapeutic massages... 1 week
Human minibrains reveal effects of psychedelic substance
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified changes in signaling pathways associated with neural plasticity, inflammation and neurodegeneration triggered by a compound from the family of dimethyltryptamine known as 5-MeO-DMT. 1 week
Pioneer of 'nudge' science and explorer of irrational decisions earns economics Nobel
Science Magazine Richard Thaler's psychological approach helped explain irrational economic behavior 1 week
Archaeologist dives to study ancient trade routes in Cyprus
PHYS.ORG Many of us dream of spending the summer on the water, but for University of Toronto archaeologist Carrie Fulton, it's just another day on the job. 1 week
Luwian hieroglyphic inscription explains the end of the Bronze Age
PHYS.ORG An interdisciplinary team of Swiss and Dutch archaeologists today announced the rediscovery of a 29-meter-long Luwian hieroglyphic inscription that describes the events at the end of the Bronze... 1 week
Study unveils neuronal effects of psychedelics using cerebral organoids
NEWS MEDICAL A Brazilian study, published in Scientific Reports on October 09, 2017, has identified changes in signaling pathways associated with neural plasticity, inflammation and neurodegeneration triggered by a compound from the... 1 week
Medical News Today: Our decision to divorce may be genetic
MNT The largest study of its kind to date shows that a decision to get divorced may be influenced more by genetic factors than social and psychological ones. 1 week
Our decision to divorce may be genetic
MNT The largest study of its kind to date shows that a decision to get divorced may be influenced more by genetic factors than social and psychological ones. 1 week
Genetic body/brain connection identified in genomic region linked to autism
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have documented a direct link between deletions in two genes--fam57ba and doc2a--in zebrafish and certain brain and body traits, such as seizures, hyperactivity,... 2 weeks
Two Ancient DNA Studies Provide New Insights into Lives of Neanderthals and Paleolithic Humans
SCI-NEWS.COM Two separate teams of researchers have used advanced... 2 weeks
3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People
LIVE SCIENCE The massive stone inscription is written in an ancient language called Luwian that just a few scholars can read and it describes the rise of a powerful kingdom called Mira. 2 weeks
mars study yields clues to possible cradle of life Mars Study Yields Clues to Possible Cradle of Life
ASTRO WATCH The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that... 2 weeks
Cannabis consumption increases violent behavior in young people in psychiatric care
SCIENCE DAILY A new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times... 2 weeks
Mars study yields clues to possible cradle of life
PHYS.ORG The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. 2 weeks
Mars study yields clues to possible cradle of life
SCIENCE DAILY The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. The research... 2 weeks
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Earth's new traveling buddy is definitely an asteroid, not space junk
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Scientists determine source of world's largest mud eruption
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Student makes design of 'swarm robot' Zebro suitable for serial production
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Plasma optic combines lasers into superbeam
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Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
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NASA sees Hurricane Ophelia lashing Ireland
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Neutron star smash-up seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of universe
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Neutron star collision showers the universe with a wealth of discoveries
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Merging neutron stars generate gravitational waves and a celestial light show
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Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator
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3-D packaging of DNA regulates cell identity
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NASA's GPM finds Ophelia strengthening in Eastern Atlantic
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