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Psychedelic drugs and the law: What’s next?
The push to legalize magic mushrooms, MDMA, LSD, and other hallucinogens is likely to heighten tensions between state and federal law.
Trapped in routine? Here’s how to “dishabituate” and rediscover joy
Neuroscientist Tali Sharot shares two ways to “dishabituate” yourself from your routine: take a break or make a change.
Vesuvius Challenge: Can AI decipher these mysterious ancient scrolls?
Solitude, without loneliness, can have mental health benefits
The centipede’s dilemma: Why overthinking is killing productivity
“The twin boom”: why twinning is on the rise
An enormous study links intelligence and personality in surprising ways
An ancient technique can improve your attention span
Life’s stages are changing – we need new terms and new ideas to describe them
What lies beneath our irrational decisions
Almost everyone fears death — but not in the same ways
The mathematically correct way to tie your shoes