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From Here To Eternity 

  William Richards On The Transformative Potential Of Psychedelics Source: From Here To Eternity - The Sun Magazine

The case for reducing extinction risks 

An interesting read. In this new age, what should be our biggest priority as a civilisation? Improving technology? Helping the poor? Changing the political system? Here’s...

Coders of the world, unite: can Silicon Valley workers curb the power of Big...

Big Tech is broken. Suddenly, a wide range of journalists and politicians agree on this. For decades, most of the media and political establishment...

The Noise | By Stephen Curry

"One thing that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, especially today on Veterans Day, is what it means to have a platform." Source: The...

How smartphones hijack our minds 

So you bought that new iPhone. If you’re like the typical owner, you’ll be pulling your phone out and using it some 80 times a...

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs,...

Ketones could supercharge the body in a way unlike any other source of fuel. The San Francisco-based startup HVMN recently launched a drink made...

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 500-Year History.

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Kurt Andersen about the American aptitude for unfounded belief, the religious lunacy...

Teeth of oldest known human ancestor discovered in Dorset

Fossilised teeth belonging to the oldest-known ancestors of humans have been discovered in Dorset. Remains of two rat-like creatures were sifted out of samples...

The Promise of Ecstasy for PTSD

The F.D.A. approval is a beacon of hope for the roughly eight million Americans believed to suffer from PTSD, a group that includes victims...

Smuggled, Beaten and Drugged: The Illicit Global Ape Trade – The New York Times

Disturbing stories often lie behind those pictures. Many chimps have been drugged with muscle relaxers or alcohol to make them easier to handle. Some...

Wim Hof Method: The Iceman on Key to Healthy Life – Rolling Stone

Wim Hof's position on big-big-name celebrities like Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise is that they are going to help take him
and his...

True AI is both logically possible and utterly implausible | Aeon Essays

"Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the...

A decade ago Amsterdam pumped money into tourism to recover from the global financial...

Walking through the crowded streets of her neighbourhood, she points out all the tourist shops that had once catered to locals. “The chemist, the...

Where Do New Ideas Come From? 

Thanks to our appetite for novelty, innovation is requisite. It’s not something that only a few people do. The innovative drive lives in every...

A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete?

The drug works by mimicking the effect of endurance exercise on one particular gene: PPAR-delta. Like all genes, PPAR-delta issues instructions in the form...