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    Priests and rabbis are getting high on shrooms for science

    Original @ Isegoria Scientists at Johns Hopkins are giving two powerful doses of psilocybin to two dozen religious leaders from a wide range of denominations — Catholic, Orthodox, and Presbyterian priests, a Zen Buddhist, and several rabbis: “It is too early to talk about results, but generally people seem to be getting a deeper appreciation of their own religious […] [...]

    Aalto-1 satellite sends first image

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Launched on the morning of 23 June from India, the Aalto-1 satellite’s first month in space has gone according to plan. [...]

    Storing data in DNA brings nature into the digital universe

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Humanity is producing data at an unimaginable rate, to the point that storage technologies can’t keep up. Every five years, the amount of data we’re producing increases 10-fold, including photos and videos. Not all of it needs to be stored, but manufac… [...]

    Communication patterns in cancer-related Facebook pages

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories New research reveals how health professionals can use Facebook to communicate effectively about prevention, risk factors, and early diagnosis of cancer. [...]

    Does makeup make you feel smarter?

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Does wearing makeup affect academic performance? The new study investigates the “Lipstick Effect” among college students. [...]

    Estrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The female sex hormone estrogen plays an important role in the structural stability of bones. To date, however, it had been unclear exactly which cells were involved in the hormone’s protective function in preventing changes in bone density. Researcher… [...]

    The scientific reason you don’t like LED bulbs—and the simple way to fix them

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories There’s a handy trick for reading station signs that otherwise fly past in a blur as you travel in a high-speed train. Look at one side of the window and then immediately at the other side of the window. When you change your gaze, your eyes will automa… [...]

    On-chip pumps achieve high-speed sorting of large cells

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A research group in Nagoya University developed a high-speed cell sorting method of large cells with high-viability using dual on-chip pumps. [...]

    Inadequate housing plays a large role in unnecessary hospitalizations

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Homelessness and inadequate housing are major causes of unnecessary hospitalizations, according to a study by University of Hawai’i researchers. [...]

    A new insight into Parkinson’s disease protein

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Abnormal clumps of certain proteins in the brain are a prominent feature of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, but the role those same proteins might play in the normal brain has been unknown. [...]