Ian Sample

Psychedelic Drugs Induce 'Heightened State of Consciousness,' Brain Scans Show

Brain scans have revealed the first evidence for what appears to be a heightened state of consciousness in people who took psychedelic drugs in the name of science.

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Scientists Struggle to Stay Grounded After Possible Gravitational Wave Signal

Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have been detected by scientists in the US.

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Rising Deaths Among White Middle-Aged Americans Could Exceed AIDS Toll in US

A sharp rise in death rates among white middle-aged Americans has claimed nearly as many lives in the past 15 years as the spread of Aids in the US, researchers have said.

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NASA Has Figured Out How the World Will End -  And It's Totally Terrifying

The destruction of a solar system has been captured for the first time by astronomers who said the violent events provide a grim glimpse of Earth’s ultimate fate.

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How Eating a Rural African Diet Can Prevent a Very Common form of Cancer

Swapping a western diet for traditional African meals may reduce the risk of colon cancer, scientists have found.

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Noise Pollution Is Drowning Out the Sounds of Nature, Says Researcher

The tranquil chorus of the natural world is in danger of being lost to today’s generation as people screen out the noises that surround them, a senior US researcher warns.

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What Was the First Act of Sexual Intercourse In the World Like?

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Study: Infusions of Young Blood May Reverse Effects of Ageing (Yikes!)

Researchers in the US are closing in on a therapy that could reverse harmful ageing processes in the brain, muscles, heart and other organs. Hopes have been raised by three separate reports released by major journals on Sunday that demonstrate in experiments on mice the dramatic rejuvenating effects of chemicals found naturally in young blood.

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Cockroach Species that Can Withstand Winter Cold Shows Up at NYC's 'The High Line' Tourist Hotspot

The High Line, the New York park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of the city's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach never seen before in the US that can withstand the harsh winter cold.

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Scientists Discover DNA Body Clock -- Can It Be Reset?

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.

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