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Newswise: Fast-Acting Psychedelic Can Improve Depression, Anxiety

Article ID: 708911

Fast-Acting Psychedelic Can Improve Depression, Anxiety

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that use of the synthetic psychedelic 5-methocy-N,-N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) appears to be associated with unintended improvements in self-reported depression and anxiety when given in a ceremonial group setting. 5-MeO-DMT is a psychedelic that is found in the venom of Bufo Alvarius toads, in a variety of plants species, and can be produced synthetically.

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18-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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    25-Jan-2019 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706913

Neanderthal Hunting Spears Could Kill at a Distance

University College London

Neanderthals have been imagined as the inferior cousins of modern humans, but a new study by archaeologists at UCL reveals for the first time that they produced weaponry advanced enough to kill at a distance.

Released:
23-Jan-2019 9:30 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Local Newspaper Closures Polarize Voters, Choke Political Progress

Article ID: 706918

Local Newspaper Closures Polarize Voters, Choke Political Progress

Texas A&M University

As local newspapers shutter across the country, the residents residing in those counties without sources of local news are forced to rely more heavily on national media outlets that report political news primarily through the lens of the perennial two-party political conflict.

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23-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    10-Jan-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706115

Solving the Ancient Mysteries of Easter Island

Binghamton University, State University of New York

The ancient people of Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) built their famous ahu monuments near coastal freshwater sources, according to a team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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8-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
Newswise: Newly Discovered Wasp Turns Social Spiders Into Zombies

Article ID: 704484

Newly Discovered Wasp Turns Social Spiders Into Zombies

University of British Columbia

It sounds like the plot of the world's tiniest horror movie: deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon, a newly discovered species of wasp transforms a "social" spider into a zombie-like drone that abandons its colony to do the wasp's bidding.

Released:
27-Nov-2018 12:50 PM EST
Newswise: When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball
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    19-Nov-2018 6:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703912

When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball

Stony Brook University

A new study to be published online in the journal Sleep Health reveals that late-night social media use by NBA players is linked to poorer next-day performance on the court. The study examines more than 37,000 tweets and builds on preliminary research from 2017 about late-night tweets.

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13-Nov-2018 1:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Study Suggests Buried Internet Infrastructure at Risk as Sea Levels Rise
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    16-Jul-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697353

Study Suggests Buried Internet Infrastructure at Risk as Sea Levels Rise

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon.

Released:
12-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 697097

Scientists Capture Breaking of Glacier in Greenland

New York University

A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise.

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9-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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