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‘Magic Mushrooms’ Started Growing In A Man’s Blood After He Injected Them Into His Veins News 

‘Magic Mushrooms’ Started Growing In A Man’s Blood After He Injected Them Into His Veins

As the psychoactive compound in “magic mushrooms,” psilocybin has proven to be an effective treatment for mental health issues like depression. Unfortunately, a 30-year-old bipolar man in Nebraska tried to treat himself by injecting the mushrooms rather than eating them. Within days, he experienced torturous symptoms and organ failure — while the fungi started to grow in his blood. The... Read More
Tesla Autopilot Is Mistaking The Moon For Amber Traffic Lights And Slowing Cars Down News 

Tesla Autopilot Is Mistaking The Moon For Amber Traffic Lights And Slowing Cars Down

Technology such as self-driving cars will always begin with some wild flaws that need to be ironed out, but when the system places passengers’ lives in its new-age hands, you’d hope those flaws aren’t too bad. Unfortunately for Tesla owners, the new self-driving system has come with an aberrant “feature” that is scaring owners – it keeps mistaking full moons... Read More
Why Are So Many Extreme Weather Disasters Happening At Once News 

Why Are So Many Extreme Weather Disasters Happening At Once

The last month has seen lethal, and often unprecedented, extreme weather across the Northern Hemisphere. Climate scientists say human-driven changes to the atmosphere have made events like these more likely, but how much any specific event can be attributed to human activity remains debated. Nevertheless, many regard it as plausible that human activity not only raised the risk of these... Read More
Scientists Find A Better Way To Turn Heat Into Electricity By Reversing A Standard Rule News 

Scientists Find A Better Way To Turn Heat Into Electricity By Reversing A Standard Rule

Engineers usually regard heat as “waste energy” since it is hard to efficiently turn into anything useful. However, a new class of thermoelectric materials could change that after researchers opted to try the exact opposite of the usual approach. A paper in Science Advances explains why, speeding the search for even better versions. As the name suggests, thermoelectric materials turn... Read More
Sydney’s Trash Diving Cockatoos Are Showing Off An Impressive Intelligence News 

Sydney’s Trash Diving Cockatoos Are Showing Off An Impressive Intelligence

“If I had a cracker for every question I received about cockies behaving badly,” wrote ornithologist Richard Major, “you’d be calling me ‘Polly’.” Let us translate for the non-Australians in the audience: sulfur-crested cockatoos, the large parrot species native to Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia, are a pest and a nuisance. They eat crops, keep you up at night with... Read More