The latest in science news, from the depths of space to the quantum realm.

Landmark study shows one dose of psilocybin induces new neural connections

July 05, 2021
An extraordinary new study is reporting the first direct demonstration of a psilocybin dose inducing neural plasticity in a mammalian brain. The researchers hypothesize this mechanism playing a role in the drug’s antidepressant qualities.




  • Mars InSight reveals first crust-to-core snapshot of Red Planet

    July 23, 2021
    NASA's InSight has provided … well, insight, into the inner workings of the Red Planet. By monitoring marsquakes over the past two years, the instrument measured the thickness and composition of Mars’ crust, mantle and core, revealing some surprises.
  • “Walking” robotic arm on its way to ISS

    July 22, 2021
    The ISS is about to receive its third robotic arm, which will be capable of "walking" around the Russian segment of the orbital outpost all by itself. It will do so hand-over-hand thanks to the flexibility afforded by its seven motorized joints.
  • Balloon-borne telescope promises Hubble-like images on a budget

    July 22, 2021
    While the Hubble Space Telescope has provided us with a wealth of data, getting it into orbit was quite expensive. The SuperBIT telescope is an intriguing alternative, as it hangs beneath a balloon instead of being launched by a rocket.






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