Magic mushrooms could be a psychiatric wonder drug
December 3, 2016, 11:54 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Cancer patients given psilocybin experienced reduced existential distress, even at the end of life.
World's first polluted river flowed through Jordan 7,000 years ago
December 3, 2016, 9:20 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Neolithic humans may have polluted the river while first learning how to smelt.
World's highest plants discovered 20,000 feet above sea level
December 2, 2016, 6:46 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Vascular plants aren't supposed to be able to grow at such high altitudes.
Our memories as infants might not be lost, new study suggests
December 2, 2016, 12:59 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Memory traces from our earliest years might stay in our brains, waiting to be unlocked.
Matter is spontaneously appearing and then disappearing around this distant star
December 1, 2016, 1:52 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The mystery seems to hint at the existence of 'virtual particles" that represent fluctuations in the quantum field.
Radioactive diamonds are turned into batteries that last for thousands of years
November 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
They might sound a little pricey, but these might be the longest lasting batteries ever created.
Scientists watch as a new species evolves before their eyes
November 29, 2016, 4:10 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The experiment provides observational proof that speciation occurs much as Darwin envisioned.
Was Einstein wrong? His views about the speed of light may soon be challenged
November 28, 2016, 9:27 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
A new theory suggests that the speed of light was not always constant, which could shake up physics as we know it.
Africa's tallest tree discovered towering on continent's highest mountain
November 27, 2016, 3:58 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
A giant has been hiding for decades within a remote Mount Kilimanjaro valley.
Ant colonies discovered farming their own fruit crops
November 21, 2016, 11:16 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The insects may have started farming millions of years before humans developed agriculture.