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New brain scans may reveal why psilocybin is such a potent antidepressant

A new study shows psilocybin facilitates communication among different neural networks in people with depression in a way traditional SSRIs do not.

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Geomagnetic storm watch in effect this Halloween following intense solar flare | Fox News

On Thursday, the sun released a significant solar flare toward Earth, peaking at 11:35 a.m. EDT, scientists say.

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Pentagon’s Report Will Contain More Information on UFOs Than Previously Made Public: Ratcliffe

Ratcliffe said that the U.S. government plans to release a declassified report sharing more information about UFO sightings than has previously been done

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Smell: Sniffing Out This Forgotten Sense

Our sense of smell is closely tied to memory and can also predict how our brain will hold up as we age.

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Dinosaur Asteroid Hit Worst Case Place

We all know the story: 66 million years ago, a giant asteroid crashed into Earth, killing off three-quarters of all species, including most of the dinosaurs. Researchers suspect that the impact caused the extinction by kicking up a cloud of dust and tiny

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Witness The Very Last Scream of Light From a Star Devoured by a Black Hole

From the heart of a galaxy 215 million light-years away, a brilliant flash of light flared into the void of space - the last scream of light from a dying star as it veered too close and was pulled apart by a supermassive black hole.

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Bacteria could have traveled from Mars to Earth, changing what we know about how life formed, study says | Fox News

A newly published study notes that a type of bacteria was able to survive in space outside the International Space Station, opening up the possibility that life could have traveled from Mars.

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Medical Examiner: George Floyd May Have Had a ‘Fatal Level’ of Fentanyl When He Died

The medical examiner's office in Hennepin County, Minnesota, said George Floyd may have had a "fatal level" of ...

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There could be more than 30 alien civilizations in the Milky Way, shocking study says | Fox News

A new study from researchers at the U.K.'s University of Nottingham suggests there are 36 planets in the Milky Way galaxy, a calculation the experts have dubbed "the Astrobiological Copernican Limit." 

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54 Scientists Lose Jobs Amid NIH Probe Into Foreign Ties

An ongoing inquiry by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) into grantees’ failures to disclose foreign ties has ...

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Another fast radio burst in deep space that repeats has been found and scientists are stunned | Fox News

After finding the first-known repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs) in February, researchers have discovered another repeating FRB in deep space that has them baffled.

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Steroids could do more harm than good in treating coronavirus -- ScienceDaily

Steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus, experts have advised. A commentary article published in The Lancet concludes that, based on evidence from previous outbreaks of similar types of infection such as SARS, steroids

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H. salminicola: Scientists discover first animal that doesn't breathe

H. salminicola, a common salmon parasite, is the first animal found in the wild to not have mitochondrial DNA, which is required for respiration.

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US saw drop in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2019, report says | Fox News

Despite media reports predicting the contrary, U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell 2.9 percent last year, according to a report published Tuesday. 

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Venice canals nearly dry, months after historic floods | Fox News

Just weeks after Venice, Italy was mostly underwater after suffering some of its worst floods in more than 50 years, its famous canals have now dried up, leaving them unnavigable thanks to low tide.

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Scientists debunk 5 common meat-eating myths | Inverse

Like much in science, the truth about meat is nuanced. One group of scientists says that reducing red and processed meat is a top priority for your health and the planet's. Another says these foods pose no problems for health. A nutritionist clears up som

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Dying coral reefs could be saved by playing sounds of healthy coral reefs from speakers | Fox News

Scientists have looked at various methods to save endangered coral reefs for years, looking at everything from growing them in labs to making them pollution resistant. A new study suggests that sounds from healthy reefs could also play a role in saving th

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Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

A handful of recent studies indicate the important things which parents should focus on.

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Mail-In DNA Tests: Genetics, Security, and More

If you’re thinking about using an at-home DNA test kit, here are a few things to think about before mailing it in.

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Cannibal smiling salamander that eats its siblings arms could hold the answer to limb regeneration  | Daily Mail Online

In the countryside near Mexico City, a rare breed of salamander has captured the attention of biologists who think the creature may help them understand limb regeneration.

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What Can Cause a False Positive Drug Test

Getting ready to take a drug test for a job or for other reasons? Watch out for these common things that could lead to a false positive result.

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Uproar after research claims red meat poses no health risk | Food | The Guardian

One expert says findings by international experts represent ‘egregious abuse of evidence’

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How Microbiomes Could Save the Planet

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, the earth’s rivers and water sources suffering from chronic levels of pollution, and industrialized farming damaging ecosystems crucial to the health of humans and the planet, scientists are searching for innovati

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New Studies Warn of Cataclysmic Solar Superstorms

A powerful disaster-inducing geomagnetic storm is an inevitability in the near future, likely causing blackouts, satellite failures, and more. Unlike other threats to our planet, such as supervolcanoes or asteroids, the time frame for a cataclysmic geomag

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Scientists finding new ways to fight plastic waste | Fox News

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientist Gregg Beckham is an avid scuba diver. So he's seen the problem of plastics in the world's oceans firsthand. 

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Throwing cold water on extreme heat hype

You may have noticed it was hot in July. Did you also notice the radical idea someone proposed for how to deal with heat waves?

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Evidence of 14B year-old 'time machine' star found 35,000 light-years from Earth | Fox News

Astronomers have found evidence of one of the oldest stars in the universe, a star that lived 13.8 billion years ago, nestled inside a star that's nearly as old.

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To Stop Mosquito Bites, Silence Your Skin's Bacteria | Science | Smithsonian

Texas scientists tricked mosquitoes into skipping a blood meal by modifying the way bacteria talk to each other

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Washington cold case solved using DNA and genetic genealogy results in landmark verdict | Fox News

A guilty verdict in a 32-year-old cold case in Washington state is being hailed as the first of its kind in the nation.

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Earthquake 'holy grail' unlocked by scientists to predict strikes - Daily Star

A NEW way of measuring earthquakes may unlock the “holy grail” of where and when they will strike.

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It could take 118 years for female computer scientists to match publishing rates of male colleagues | Science | AAAS

Studies examine the slow change in the ratio of female to male authors

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Detecting middle ear fluid using smartphones | Science Translational Medicine

Ear infections are typically diagnosed using specialized equipment to assess eardrum mobility: The presence of fluid in the middle ear, indicative of likely ear infection, limits eardrum mobility. Chan et al . developed a smartphone system to detect middl

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When you die ‘you know you’re dead because your brain keeps working’, scientist claims | Fox News

We know we are dead when we die because our brains keep working to make us aware of what's happening around us, haunting new research suggests.

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Ancient ‘Snowball Earth’ thawed out in a flash | Science | AAAS

Rocks in China point to a geologically fast melting event 635 million years ago

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Fossils may capture the day the dinosaurs died. Here's what you should know.

Reports about a stunning site in North Dakota are making waves among paleontologists, who are eager to see more.

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These pictures of seed bank samples turn biology into art

In her project Archiving Eden, photographer Dornith Doherty explores the beauty and necessity of the world's botanical stockpiles.

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Key Greenland glacier growing again after shrinking for years, NASA study shows

A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds.

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Controversial study finds that brain differences between the sexes begin in the womb  | Daily Mail Online

Professor Moriah Thomason, from New York University Langone, said one of the main differences was in connectivity across distant areas of the brain.

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Touch Quiz: Are You in Touch With This Sense?

Do you have a good grasp of your sense of touch? Find out by taking WebMD's quiz.

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Scientists have built world's first 'time machine' in experiment which defies the laws of physics

Lead researcher Dr Gordey Lesovik said by putting scattered electrons back into their original shape they had effectively created a state which went against the 'direction of time'

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Quiz: Brain Myths and Facts

The mind is an amazing thing. It contains billions of nerve cells that connect it to the rest of the body. Learn how much you know about this amazing organ.

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Einstein 'puzzle' solved as missing page emerges in new trove

An Albert Einstein "puzzle" has been solved thanks to a missing manuscript page emerging in a trove of his writings newly acquired by Jerusalem's Hebrew University, officials announced Wednesday. The handwritten page, part of an appendix to a 19

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Media Hysteria: Climate Change 'Heat Records' Are a Huge Data Manipulation

'Many of these fear mongers also say we should stop burning fossil fuels that are causing this mayhem.'

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Consumer Reports Finds Cold Weather Cuts Tesla Battery Life Almost in Half | Breitbart

A new study by Consumer Reports reveals that the driving range of electric vehicles including Teslas can be cut in half during winter months in cold climates.

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Ancient mucus trail led to oldest evidence of mobility on Earth - CNN

A fossilized mucus trail led to the discovery of the oldest evidence for mobility on Earth, dating to 2.1 billion years ago, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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What Really Happens When Earth’s Magnetic Field Flips?

A geomagnetic apocalypse may not be on the horizon, but there is some fascinating science behind the doomsday hype.

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Deep freeze thaws out as weekend warmth settles in: The latest forecast - ABC News

Temperatures will feel 50 to 100 degrees warmer this weekend.

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Rain spotted on Saturn's moon Titan, which may be home to alien life | Fox News

Saturn's moon Titan, which some scientists have theorized could be the home to extraterrestrial life due to the presence of surface liquid, is providing another surprise to researchers — the sight of fresh rainfall.

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Scientists Reveal Vast World of Creatures Living 3.5 Miles Underground

A vast underground ecosystem has been revealed by scientists, 3.5 miles deep, weighing hundreds of times more than the total biomass of humankind.

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NBC's Katy Tur, France's Riots And Climate Change Panic Mode -- Mona CharenMona Charen: NBC's Katy Tur, France's Riots A

Both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association have reported an increase in climate change anxiety.

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Global Warming: Media Ignore Sharp Drop In Global Temperatures Over Past Two Years

NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years, which would seem contrary to global warming predictions. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't deemed news.

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DNA recovered from snow helps scientists track elusive wildlife

Researchers are using environmental DNA to help monitor and measure populations of rare snow-dwelling species like Canadian lynx.

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What ancient DNA reveals about the first humans in the Americas

Newly sequenced Native genomes showcase a wealth of surprises, from previously unknown populations to unique high-altitude adaptations.

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Do Proteins Hold the Key to the Past?  | The New Yorker

Sam Knight on the new methods that are allowing a group of scientists to reëxamine the world’s libraries and archives, in search of the hidden lives of authors.

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Oumuamua: Why humans should be open minded about life in outer space

Scientists in Hawaii have detected the first object to enter our solar system from the outside. Although they were unable to get a clear look at it before it left, experts say its more likely to be a natural object we're never encountered rather than some

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Trump Is Right About Poor California Forest Management

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

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Lack of sunspots to bring record cold, warns NASA scientist - Ice Age Now

“It could happen in a matter of months,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. ________________ “The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age,” wrote Dr Tony Phillips just six weeks ago, on 27 Sep 2018.

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Ozone layer hole will 'totally heal within 50 years' - CNN

The hole in the Earth's ozone layer is expected to fully heal by sometime in the 2060s, climate change experts predict in a new UN report.

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Alum (aluminum sulfate) turns polluted lakes from green to clear. Is it safe?

Aluminum sulfate, or alum, is increasingly being used to fight algae blooms spurred by an over abundance of phosphorus from human activity.

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‘Revolution based on evolution’ honored with chemistry Nobel | Science | AAAS

Frances Arnold, George Smith, and Gregory Winter used Darwin’s principles to create useful molecules

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Photographing Indigenous Communities Under Threat in the Amazon

With the threat of displacement looming, photographer Charlie Hamilton James set out to showcase daily life with these vulnerable groups.

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Harvest Moon, Hurricane, and More of September's Best Space Pictures

Also see a rare weather event swirl in the clouds of Jupiter, and get a glimpse at an iconic rocket's final launch.

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Trump administration to review human fetal tissue research | Science | AAAS

Food and Drug Administration contract canceled after pressure from antiabortion groups and lawmakers

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Neanderthals used their hands like tailors and painters | Science | AAAS

Our closest cousins used a precise grip more often than some of our direct ancestors

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The Full Moon Has a Denser Electrified Atmosphere

New measurements show what happens to the moon’s thin exosphere when the lunar orb slips into Earth’s protective magnetic bubble.

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See the Power of Storms Across the Solar System

While the tempests of Earth are not to be underestimated, our planetary neighbors can whip up whirlwinds of cosmic proportions.

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Volcano lights up snowy sky in stunning photo | Fox News

An incredible photo shows the Villarrica volcano in Chile lighting up a snowy sky.

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Spurred by opioid epidemic, new pain drugs may lower the risk of overdose and addiction | Science | AAAS

By slowing action or targeting different receptors, altered opioids or alternatives aim to sidestep abuse