Street hashish contains ‘dangerous’ amount of faecal matter

Crappy news for hashish smokers.

Researchers are looking into giving AI the power of reading soldiers’ minds — to help them in battle

Cool research, even if its purpose is somewhat troubling.

Why drinking alcohol gives you the munchies

Food and alcohol may share similar circuits in the brain.

Two-thirds of new energy installed in 2019 was renewable

Yay!

Bad diet kills 1 in 5 people worldwide — it’s even worse than smoking

Our lifestyle choices are influencing human mortality more than ever.

Sugar rushes just aren’t a thing, researchers say

Can this bitter myth just go away already?

New molecular technique could reinvent plastic surgery — no cuts, scars or pain

In the future, plastic surgery might become non-invasive if you can believe it.

Drinking a bottle of wine is as bad as smoking 10 cigarettes for women and 5 for men

Is it a good deal?

Scientists identify genes associated with heavy drinking and alcoholism

The findings could lead to better treatments and screening methods for people who carry such risky genes. 

The hippocampus is the curator of our memories, new study suggests

The brain has an auto-complete feature for your memories. The hippocampus handles it.

How to prevent UV radiation exposure and skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer — it’s also easily preventable with proper protection against the sun.

We thought depression arises from just 18 genes — we were wrong, new study finds

“We are not saying that depression is not heritable at all. It is. What we are saying is that depression is influenced by many many variants, and individually each of those has a miniscule effect.”

This viral image is making people realize they have astigmatism

Do you have it?

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine launches website about vaccine facts

“Our work has validated that the science is clear—vaccines are extremely safe,”

Scientists use CRISPR to breed albino anole lizards, finally extending the powerful tool to reptiles

There are over 10,000 reptiles but scientists haven’t been able to use CRISPR on any of them — until now.

Early introduction of peanuts reduces risk of peanut allergy

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies.

Milk sales drop by $1 billion, while plant-based alternatives continue to surge

Is this the post-milk generation?

Researchers identify clump of neurons that block, or allow, frightful memories into our minds

Fear is the mind killer.

Scientists present first computer-generated artificial genome

Synthetic life isn’t a paradox anymore.

New study wants to tackle depression, obesity, chronic pain by blocking a single protein

Sounds a bit too good to be true, I gotta admit!