Category: Health / Science

The neuroscience of tripping

In a series of experiments, scientists have gained a glimpse into how the psychedelic compound affects brain activity. The team administered LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) to 20 healthy volunteers in a specialist research centre...

Why do we hiccup?

The longest recorded case of hiccups lasted for 68 years … and was caused by a falling hog. While that level of severity is extremely uncommon, most of us are no stranger to an...

Plant sources of protein

If you’re moving toward a plant-based diet, you may be concerned about getting enough protein. You needn’t worry: Many plant foods are good sources of protein, especially legumes, nuts, seeds, and many grains. The protein...

What are sugar alcohols?

Also called polyols, sugar alcohols are reduced-calorie sweeteners used in many “diet” foods—from candies and jams to baked goods and ice cream—as well as in sugar-free gums, cough drops, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and other products....

Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems

If you’re prone to sudden bursts of anger, it could be your cat’s fault. A new study has found that people with Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) – characterised by explosive bouts of rage –...

What is déjà vu? What is déjà vu?

You might have felt it — the feeling that you’ve experienced something before, but, in reality, the experience is brand new. There are over 40 theories that attempt to explain the phenomenon of déjà...