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Dope Science
An Ayahuasca Experience Could Have Brain-Altering Effects
ayahuasca experience
Dope Science
An Ayahuasca Experience Could Have Brain-Altering Effects
Researchers believe just one ayahuasca experience may be enough to have a lasting effect on the brain.
August 11, 2020

Researchers believe just one ayahuasca experience may be enough to have a lasting effect on the brain.

Aerospace
Scientists Find a New Way to Detect Space Junk Orbiting Earth
Space Junk
Aerospace
Scientists Find a New Way to Detect Space Junk Orbiting Earth
A new technique for tracking space junk with lasers works during daylight hours — making previously “invisible” space debris visible.
August 11, 2020

A new technique for tracking space junk with lasers works during daylight hours — making previously “invisible” space debris visible.

Neuroscience
Nerve-Stimulating Earbud Could Accelerate Language Learning
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device
Neuroscience
Nerve-Stimulating Earbud Could Accelerate Language Learning
A non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation device can make language learning easier — and it might help with other types of learning, too.
August 10, 2020

A non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation device can make language learning easier — and it might help with other types of learning, too.

Digital Detectives
An Invite to Hack Voting Machines
voting machines
Digital Detectives
An Invite to Hack Voting Machines
Voting machines may have security vulnerabilities, so the largest supplier is inviting pro hackers to find them.
August 9, 2020

Voting machines may have security vulnerabilities, so the largest supplier is inviting pro hackers to find them.

Medicine
Researchers Create Blueprint for the “Love Hormone” Receptor
love hormone
Medicine
Researchers Create Blueprint for the “Love Hormone” Receptor
The shape of the love hormone receptor is finally revealed in a 3D map created by researchers at the University of Zurich.
August 9, 2020

The shape of the love hormone receptor is finally revealed in a 3D map created by researchers at the University of Zurich.

Accessibility
Blind YouTuber Shows Tech Industry How to Be More Inclusive
assistive technology
Accessibility
Blind YouTuber Shows Tech Industry How to Be More Inclusive
Visually impaired YouTuber Kristy Viers has created a channel where she demonstrates the assistive technology features on her devices.
August 9, 2020

Visually impaired YouTuber Kristy Viers has created a channel where she demonstrates the assistive technology features on her devices.

Oceans
These Ultra-Black Deep-Sea Fish Absorb Over 99% of Light
deep sea fish
Oceans
These Ultra-Black Deep-Sea Fish Absorb Over 99% of Light
Researchers have discovered ultra-black deep-sea fish that can absorb over 99% of light. Their skin may hold secrets to creating new ultra-dark materials.
August 8, 2020

Researchers have discovered ultra-black deep-sea fish that can absorb over 99% of light. Their skin may hold secrets to creating new ultra-dark materials.

The Future Explored
Hack Your Dreams to Improve Your Waking Life
dream hacking
The Future Explored
Hack Your Dreams to Improve Your Waking Life
These scientists want to hack your dreams to improve your creativity and memory.
August 8, 2020

These scientists want to hack your dreams to improve your creativity and memory.

Coronavirus
Designer Antibodies Could Help Treat and Prevent COVID-19
Designer Antibodies
Coronavirus
Designer Antibodies Could Help Treat and Prevent COVID-19
A pair of new trials will test the ability of designer antibodies to not only treat COVID-19, but also potentially prevent coronavirus infections.
August 7, 2020

A pair of new trials will test the ability of designer antibodies to not only treat COVID-19, but also potentially prevent coronavirus infections.

Oceans
Divers Remove Wildlife-Killing “Ghost Nets” From Shipwreck
Ghost Nets
Oceans
Divers Remove Wildlife-Killing “Ghost Nets” From Shipwreck
The Healthy Seas initiative removes wildlife-killing “ghost nets” from the ocean so that they can be recycled into useful Econyl yarn.
August 7, 2020

The Healthy Seas initiative removes wildlife-killing “ghost nets” from the ocean so that they can be recycled into useful Econyl yarn.

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Biohackers
Biohackers
Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery.

Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery.

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Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing.

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Wrong
Wrong
Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds

Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds