Magic Mushroom Compound Might Help Treat Depression

Magic Mushroom Compound Might Help Treat Depression

Researchers from Imperial College London have found evidence that suggests that psilocybin, the psychoactive compound of magic mushrooms, might be useful in treating depression. The study, published in Scientific Reports, focused on 19 patients, all of which experienced treatment-resistant depression. Each patient showed less depressive symptoms at the one week post-treatment mark. While the findings are exciting, this is a very…

Is This Shoe Blue And Grey Or Pink And White?

Is This Shoe Blue And Grey Or Pink And White?

I know, I promised I would never talk about The Dress again. I’m sorry. I lied. Because there’s a new optical illusion in town, and this time it’s a shoe. Yes, The Shoe has been making the rounds on the internet, ever since a person called Nicole Coulthard published it on a Facebook group called…

China's Massive Radio Telescope Has Made Its First Discoveries

China's Massive Radio Telescope Has Made Its First Discoveries

Hey, remember that huge telescope in China, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST)? Well, it was switched on in September 2016, and now some discoveries have been revealed – pulsars! According to China Daily, the telescope has spotted dozens of pulsar candidates, several of which have since been confirmed by the Parkes radio telescope in Australia….

Researchers Set New Record For The Shortest Light Pulse Ever Produced

Researchers Set New Record For The Shortest Light Pulse Ever Produced

Researchers at the University of Central Florida were able to create a 53-attosecond light pulse – the shortest pulse ever produced. Doing so broke the record of 67 attoseconds established by the team in 2012. The achievement, reported in Nature Communications, was possible thanks to the use of an X-ray laser. Attosecond light pulses help researchers study how…

A Pregnant Woman Almost Died After Baby "Kicked" Through Her Uterine Wall

A Pregnant Woman Almost Died After Baby "Kicked" Through Her Uterine Wall

Warning: This article contains graphic imagery A pregnant woman narrowly avoided death last week after her unborn child “kicked” through her uterine wall. Fortunately, the mother and newborn baby both survived this exceptional mishap. The woman, known under the pseudonym Zhang, was in her 35th week of pregnancy. She was sent to Peking University Shenzhen Hospital in China…

It Rains On Titan Way More Than We Thought

It Rains On Titan Way More Than We Thought

If you ever find yourself on Titan, make sure you bring an umbrella. Because scientists have discovered this moon of Saturn has surprisingly intense rainstorms every year, much more frequently than thought. These rainstorms are not like ones on Earth. On Titan, they dump liquid methane onto the surface, at least a foot a day…