Psychedelic Science: Magic Mushrooms and Depression

Magic mushrooms have been used ritually by the native people of Mesoamerica for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In the 1950s, R. Gordon Wasson and his wife traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and participated in a mushroom ritual. That experience…

Is There Other Life in the Universe?

Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? And how did it get started? Scientists are seeking the answers in the cosmos, our solar system and right here on planet Earth. (Source: The Economist)

DARK OCEANS: Surveying Saturn’s Moons

After 11 years orbiting Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has changed our understanding of liquid water in the outer solar system. (Source: The New York Times)

Fashion Billionaire Peter Discusses Stem Cell Research

Interview with women’s fashion mogul Peter Nygard about his research with stem cells. He tells how he’s working with the medical community to develop a virtual fountain of youth, and how he has had the cells injected into his body…

What Is Consciousness?

Understanding what consciousness is, and why and how it evolved, is perhaps the greatest mystery known to science. (Source: The Economist)