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Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana

Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana

Jan. 13, 2020When we’re stressed or anxious, we tend to turn to things that make us feel better — and for some, that means cannabis. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons for smoking weed or taking CBD, according to a .But despite its popularity as a salve for anxious brains, scientists don’t know how the chemicals in marijuana work to calm anxiety — but the discovery of a molecule that affects an anxiety-producing super-highway in the brain could hold the key. In a published this week in the journal Neuron, scientists describe a powerful molecule called 2-AG, which appears to disrupt...

January 14, 2020
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Lab-Grown Meat: One Startup Has an Idea That Could Dramatically Slash Costs

Lab-Grown Meat: One Startup Has an Idea That Could Dramatically Slash Costs

Aug. 26, 2019Lab-grown meat could offer a more ethical alternative to traditional meats — and now, thanks to one London-based startup, prices could drop to just $15 per burger. is working on reducing the cost of one of the biggest components of lab-based meat. The technology works by encouraging more animal cells to grow in a bioreactor, but the growth formula used to encourage the cells is usually very expensive, and can involve harming animals. The team, made up of students from Imperial College London, believe they may have the means to encourage the same cell growth with a cheaper,...

August 27, 2019
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Napping: 2 huge benefits come out of a midday snooze

Napping: 2 huge benefits come out of a midday snooze

and March 6, 2021Some people swear by an afternoon nap – whether it’s to catch up on lost sleep or to help them feel more alert for the afternoon ahead. Even Boris Johnson supposedly favors a during his workday (though the prime minister’s staffers ). Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, and Leonardo Da Vinci were all .But while many of us may not feel we usually have enough time to squeeze a nap into our day, working from home during the pandemic may now afford us an opportunity to give napping a try:1. Napping is a great way to feel more 2. And some research shows it can benefit our...

March 8, 2021
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Compound found in medicinal fungus can "rapidly" reset the body clock

Compound found in medicinal fungus can "rapidly" reset the body clock

A new rhythm"We want to let people know that drastic and quick changes for our body clock are possible"May 6, 2020In the future, people getting ready for a flight — and fearing impending jet lag — might fit an assortment of additions into their : masks, gloves, and maybe a hailed for delivering animalistic sex drive. That's because a suggests that a synthetic form of , a compound found in a medicinal fungus with a reputation for keeping bedroom doors closed, may help ease the pain of . Cordycepin is the active ingredient in a fungus called C. militaris. This fungus gets its because it's...

May 6, 2020
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Video of flying neon spit shows how speaking could spread coronavirus

Video of flying neon spit shows how speaking could spread coronavirus

April 17, 2020If you need extra convincing to during the novel coronavirus pandemic, some flying, fluorescent-green spit may soon have you googling how to . Scientists know that the can spread through droplets that spew from the nose and mouth after every cough. But there has been controversial back and forth as to whether are also released when we're just talking — let alone yelling. In a video attached to a published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers used fluorescent imaging to track just how far spittle can spray when phrase "stay healthy" is uttered. Below, you can see...

April 17, 2020
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An animal once linked to Covid-19 could be the key to better treatment

An animal once linked to Covid-19 could be the key to better treatment

May 8, 2020A scaly, spikey-tailed, mammal could be an important part of developing for the novel coronavirus that's spurred the ongoing global pandemic. The has a strange immune response to Covid-19 that helps it stay safe from the disease. New research suggests that, at some point, humans hoping to protect themselves from the virus can try to mimic pangolins with medicine. This was published Friday in Frontiers in Immunology.Pangolins have been linked to Covid-19 before. They're a candidate for the species that facilitated the transfer of the virus from an animal — — to humans. Bats, ,...

May 8, 2020
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One type of art can help you see the bigger picture in life – study

One type of art can help you see the bigger picture in life – study

Aug. 3, 2020Staring into the soothing lines of an image that you can't quite describe is one of the joys of looking at abstract . It turns out that it's also one of the style's major benefits. New suggests that abstract art has qualities that can literally change our mindsets, and prompt us to let the minutia of day-to-day life fall away. Over the course of three experiments, scientists at Columbia University found that tends to evocative of “psychological distance.” Psychological distance is a way to represent how far away events or objects are from ourselves. For instance, a picnic...

August 3, 2020
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Lion evolution study reveals a roadmap for big cat repopulation

Lion evolution study reveals a roadmap for big cat repopulation

May 4, 2020The real of Africa may be at the top of the food chain, but their populations are in trouble. Just remain in the wild: Over the last three decades, their numbers have plummeted by 40 percent, a drop propelled by habitat loss, illegal wildlife trade, and human conflict.New research into the genetic links between different lion populations offers some hope for the vulnerable . Researchers report that a new understanding of lion evolution may help scientists one day repopulate the parts of Africa where lion populations are most at risk. ‌Despite how much airtime lions get in our...

May 4, 2020
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PPE poses a major environmental threat. A new study proposes a solution.

PPE poses a major environmental threat. A new study proposes a solution.

Aug. 3, 2020An unfamiliar phrase to many at the beginning of the year, personal protective equipment () — a grouping that includes , face shields, and full-body suits — has become a familiar sight during the Covid-19 pandemic. While this incredibly important equipment back in March and April, single-use PPE is now facing the opposite problem — it is seemingly everywhere, including places where it shouldn't be. Now, it's not unusual to see masks discarded on the side of the road alongside crumpled fast food bags, or littered on the beach. With an approaching tidal wave of waste from this...

August 3, 2020
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Scientists discover brain hack that improves language abilities by 13%

Scientists discover brain hack that improves language abilities by 13%

Aug. 6, 2020We all know that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but what about an old human a new language?Previous suggests that it's much easier for young children to pick up a new language than it may be for their parents or even older siblings. A offers a solution to jump that evolutionary hurdle.Using small, imperceptible brain stimulation through the ear, scientists saw improvements in the abilities of adults to recognize foreign language tones compared to those without stimulation. This memory effect lasted even during trials where the stimulation was paused.This science-fiction...

August 6, 2020
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