2 New Studies Prove Magic Mushrooms Can Help Cancer Patients

Scientists have already proven that a ‘trip’ which comes from the active compounds in magic mushrooms, namely psilocybin, are responsible for creating a hyper-connected brain, but two recent clinical trials have also provided some good news for cancer patients.

It turns out a little psychedelic mushroom high can greatly decrease anxiety and depression in those facing this life-threatening disease.

 

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Scientists Say New Genetically Modified Wheat Silences DNA Sequences in the Human Body

By: Natasha Longo, Wake Up World, Guest Contributor

Australian researchers have revealed serious issues over a new kind of genetically engineered wheat that could induce major health threats for people that consume it.

University of Canterbury Professor Jack Heinemann announced the outcomes of his genetic study into the wheat, a kind engineered by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), at a conference last month.

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Use It Or Lose It: The Search For Enlightenment In Dark Data

Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland

Big data is big news these days. But most organisations just end up hoarding vast reams of data, leaving them with a massive repository of unstructured – or “dark” – data that is of little use to anyone.  Given the potential benefits of big data, it’s crucial that we find better ways to gather, store and analyse data in order to make the most of it.

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Forensic Evidence Largely Not Supported By Sound Science – Now What?

Jessica Gabel Cino, Georgia State University

Forensic science has become a mainstay of many a TV drama, and it’s just as important in real-life criminal trials. Drawing on biology, chemistry, genetics, medicine and psychology, forensic evidence helps answer questions in the legal system. Often, forensics provides the “smoking gun” that links a perpetrator to the crime and ultimately puts the bad guy in jail.

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Steve Jobs Interview Makes A Solid Point About Marketing Technology

In this old Steve Jobs interview below, the Apple Founder discusses why product people should get promoted over sales & marketing people.  Although he has passed away, his technology and vision for the future still continues running through the veins of Apple today.  It's interesting to see this vision of our future reaching its limits already with marketing companies struggling to sell technology and hardware based on speed and power alone.

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Why You Should Dispense With Antibacterial Soaps

Sarah Ades, Pennsylvania State University and Kenneth Keiler, Pennsylvania State University

An FDA ruling on Sept. 2 bans the use of triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other antiseptics from household soaps because they have not been shown to be safe or even have any benefit.

About 40 percent of soaps use at least one of these chemicals, and the chemicals are also found in toothpaste, baby pacifiers, laundry detergents and clothing. It is in some lip glosses, deodorants and pet shampoos.

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