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‘Psychedelics renaissance’: new wave of research puts hallucinogenics forward to treat mental health

In what’s been described as a ‘paradigm shifter’ for psychiatry, clinical trials are exploring the therapeutic use for illegal substancesIt was out of desperation that Michael Raymond found himself sitting in a remote retreat in the Peruvian Andes, sipping a cup of bitter tea.Raymond had reached breaking point. His 16-year career as an electrical engineer in high–security situations for the Australian air force had seen him deal with near-death experiences, crashes, casualties and “the aftermath...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Australia news, Mental Health, Raymond, Michael Raymond


Could whistling shed light on the origins of speech?

Whistled languages exist on every inhabited continent – now some scientists think similar dialects could have preceded the spoken wordFor centuries, shepherds from the small village of Aas in the French Pyrenees led their sheep and cattle up to mountain pastures for the summer months. To ease the solitude, they would communicate with each other or with the village below in a whistled form of the local Gascon dialect, transmitting and receiving information accurately over distances of up to 10 ki...
Tags: Science, Biology, France, Animal behaviour, Language, Gascon, Grenoble Alpes University, Julien Meyer


A virtual reality 'empathy machine' to stop domestic abusers from reoffending to begin trials, report says

A stock image shows a man using a virtual reality headset. Getty Images France will trial "empathy machines," which use virtual reality technology, from October, per rfi. 30 male volunteers - all convicted of domestic violence - will take part in the experiment. The experiment is part of an effort to stop domestic abusers from re-offending, rfi reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. France is trialing a virtual reality "empathy machine" as part of an effort to deter men...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, News, France, Trends, Domestic Violence, News UK, Virtual Reality, Domestic Abuse, Recidivism, Experiment, La Voix du Nord, Radio France Internationale, Virtual Reality Headsets, UK Weekend


Amateur divers find an 'incredible' treasure trove of gold coins from the Roman Empire while cleaning up trash on the seabed

Amateur freedivers found a large collection of gold Roman coins off the coast of Spain. The University of Alicante Amateur freedivers in Spain have discovered one of the largest collections of gold Roman coins found in Europe. The collection of 53 coins date back to the 4th and 5th centuries and are nearly perfectly preserved. Researchers suggested the coins could have been hidden from barbarian looters. See more stories on Insider's business page. Freedivers off the coast of Spain hav...
Tags: Europe, Science, Trends, Spain, UK News, The Times, Archeology, Swiss Army, Molina, Mediterranean Sea, Roman Empire, El Pais, University of Alicante, Arcadi, UK Weekend, Alia Shoaib


How standup comedy helped me conquer anxiety, depression – and fear of public speaking

Finding a humorous angle to some of my darkest episodes – and sharing them with strangers – was strangely cathartic“Have you gone mad?” asked one friend. “You’re so brave. I could never do that. Wouldn’t meditation be wiser?” said another. For someone with a long history of depression and anxiety, plus a morbid fear of public speaking, taking up standup comedy might seem like a masochistic decision. Yet to me it makes perfect sense. Excruciating fear of failure is at the heart of most people’s a...
Tags: Psychology, Comedy, Science, Life and style, Society, Depression, Anxiety, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Hertfordshire


Donald Trump said that he did 'pretty much the opposite' of what Dr. Fauci advised during the COVID-19 pandemic

Former president Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci, in April 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump said he did "the opposite" of Dr. Anthony Fauci's advice during the pandemic. Trump said he decided against firing Fauci because he would have "taken heat" for it. Trump and Fauci have often criticized each other for their differing approaches to the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former president Donald Trump said he did "pretty much t...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Trends, UK News, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Tony, Centers for Disease Control, Fauci, David Brody, Pandemic, COVID-19, White House Coronavirus Task Force Trump


The world's biggest carbon-removal plant just opened. In a year, it'll negate just 3 seconds' worth of global emissions.

"Orca," Climeworks' new facility in Iceland, can capture 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year. Business Wire via AP The world's biggest carbon-capture plant - which sucks carbon dioxide out of the air - just opened. A UN report says carbon capture technology is necessary if the world wants to be carbon neutral by 2050. But many experts think the tech is too expensive and not scalable in the next few decades. See more stories on Insider's business page. Framed by a backdrop of ...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Climate Change, Washington Post, Scotland, Senate, Environment, US, Trends, Global Warming, Ipcc, Ap, Fossil Fuels, House, Bill Gates


J&J recipients are feeling neglected as booster campaigns begin, but second shots are likely coming soon

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during a Senate committee hearing on COVID-19, September 23, 2020. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Two shots of the J&J vaccine offer 94% protection from COVID-19, the company announced this week. As many Pfizer recipients start getting boosters, J&J recipients have been left wondering what's next for them. Here's what health officials have said so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. The 14.9 million Americans who received th...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, San Francisco, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Abc News, Anthony Fauci


A prominent anti-vax doctor, who falsely claimed the COVID-19 vaccine could make people magnetic, had her medical license renewed, report says

Dr Sherri Tenpenny. The Ohio Channel A prominent anti-vax doctor had her medical license renewed this month, the Ohio Capital reported. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny told Ohio lawmakers in June that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic. Tenpenny was recently named one of the 12 most prolific sources of anti-vax misinformation See more stories on Insider's business page. A prominent anti-vax doctor from Ohio, who pushed the false claim that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic, h...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Ohio, Vaccine, Board, Stewart, Ohio Channel, Tenpenny, Sherri Tenpenny, State Medical Board of Ohio, Coronavirus, Ohio Capital Journal, CCDH


The US could see a brighter fall and winter as COVID-19 cases and deaths decline, a new model shows

Customers toast on the Eataly Flatiron Rooftop in New York City on April 15, 2021. Taylor Hill/Getty Images A new model suggests the US's COVID-19 cases and deaths aren't likely to climb higher between now and March. That means the US could expect a much rosier national picture this fall and winter. But hospitals might still be strained in states with cold climates or low vaccination rates. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic has thrown its share of curveb...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, US, West Virginia, Trends, Wyoming, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Deaths, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Salt Lake City, States, Birmingham


Victoria has record number of cases and police swarm St Kilda protesters – as it happened

Western Australia upgrades travel ban against Victoria to ‘extreme risk’, the same category as NSW. This blog is now closedVictorian cases surge to record as NSW warns of undiagnosed deathsQueensland child tests positive as minister rejects border reopeningNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 8.50am BST This is where we’ll leave o...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, AFL, NRL, St Kilda, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs, NSW, Vic, AAP, Coronavirus, Luna Park Continue


Australia Covid news live update: Victoria cases highest since pandemic began; police swarm St Kilda protesters; NSW records 1,007 infections

Victoria has reported 847 new coronavirus cases, the ACT 32 and Queensland one. Follow liveQueensland update: child tests positive as minister rejects border reopeningNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 6.01am BST AAP reports:The Apple Isle appears to have avoided a Covid-19 outbreak after a Melbourne-based contractor working on ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, St Kilda, Vic, Devonport, Calla Wahlquist, Coronavirus


The great sperm heist: ‘They were playing with people’s lives’

Paul was in his 80s when someone called to say she was his daughter, conceived in a fertility clinic with his sperm. The only problem? He’d never donated anyFor 40 years, Catherine Simpson thought she knew who she was: a nurse, a mother of three, a daughter and a sister. She looked like her mother, Sarah, but had the same temperament as her father, George: calm, unflustered, kind.Then her father died. There was a dispute over his will, and that led her mother to call and tell her something that ...
Tags: Health, Family, Science, Life and style, Society, UK News, Harley Street, Doctors, Reproduction, Parents and parenting, Private healthcare, Catherine, Sarah, Sperm Donation, George, PAUL


Australia Covid news live update: NSW records 1,007 new cases as Victoria infections worst since pandemic began; police arrest protesters at St Kilda beach

Victoria has reported 847 new coronavirus cases, the ACT 32 and Queensland one. Follow liveQueensland update: child tests positive as minister rejects border reopeningNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 5.03am BST The ABC says there were about 50 protesters at St Kilda beach today, and several hundred police. Police arrested a nu...
Tags: Science, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Victoria, Melbourne, St Kilda, Vic, BST Police, Coronavirus, Teegan Dolling a Channel Seven



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