Forthcoming Phase II trials with ibogaine aim to find out.
- Pharmacology professor Richard J. Miller is hopeful for the resurgence in clinical studies of psychedelics.
- Ibogaine, used in France for decades, is making a comeback in potentially helping curb addiction and treat pain.
- Psychedelics were deemed illegal for political and not medical reasons, an error we are reinvestigating.
Big Think has just launched its Genius Series of tees, sweatshirts, posters and more! Buy here.
- Big Think has just launched its Genius Series of tees, sweatshirts, posters and more! Buy here.
- In this design, we pay tribute to the ultimate reality check in physics: Schrödinger's cat!
- Erwin Schrödinger was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Other geniuses in this series include Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie and Isaac Newton.
Big Think has launched a line of apparel and goods that celebrate the life and work of four geniuses.
A new method of measuring human exposure to the potentially toxic chemical calls into question regulatory policy.
- Bisphenol A, or BPA, is produced at a massive scale in order to manufacture plastics.
- It's been linked to a wide variety of negative health effects, but regulatory agencies have mainly left the chemical alone due to its usefulness and the low exposure levels found in humans.
- However, a new study found that the method that most researchers have used to measure BPA exposure in humans drastically underestimates the actual exposure.
What happens after a heavy comet meal?
- A comet produces and unexpected explosive ejection of ice, dust, and gas.
- NASA's TESS satellites captures the whole thing by accident.
- The "burp" may have left a crater 65 feet across. That's quite a burp.