Science & Technology

Psychedelic healing: could magic mushrooms help reboot the brain?

At any given moment, more than 3 per cent of the UK population are thought to be suffering from depression. For some people, like Kirk Rutter, symptoms persist despite treatment. Could psilocybin – the psychedelic drug found in magic mushrooms – help to put an end to depression by ‘rebooting’ the brain?

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The Immortalists - can science defeat death?

In his new book Heavens on Earth, founding editor of Skeptic magazine Michael Shermer explores humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and the quest for immortality – find out about the extraordinary people he met trying to cheat death.

21 incredible cloud nebula pictures

If we look a little further than our own atmosphere, deep into the furthest reaches of outer space, the clouds we can see are truly out-of-this-world - here are some of our favourite cloud nebula pictures.