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Synthetic CBD could be used to treat antibiotic resistant superbugs

Synthetic CBD could be used to treat antibiotic resistant superbugs

Research has established the antibiotic potential of synthetic CBD, after discovering that some cannabis molecules can effectively destroy previously untreatable bacterial strains. With doctors concerned that antibiotics have become increasingly ineffective since Fleming first purified penicillin in 1928, the recent discovery that some cannabis molecules can effectively destroy previously untreatable...

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The extraordinary medical potential of psychedelic drugs

The extraordinary medical potential of psychedelic drugs

Could psychedelics transform mental health? A growing number of scientists have begun asking whether mind-altering drugs such as DMT, magic mushrooms, and LSD may also have the potential to help treat anxiety, addiction, and depression. In the first study of its kind, UK regulators have given dimethyltriptamine (DMT) the green...

Students to race remote control cars on the moon in 2021

Students to race remote control cars on the moon in 2021

Two teams of high-school students are creating remote control cars to race on the moon. No, this isn’t Mario Kart. In the new year, a few lucky high-school students will get the chance to try their hand at automotive engineering alongside Frank Stephenson, the motor genius behind the design of McLaren’s flagship supercar the M-P1. Get this though, that isn’t even the most exciting part. The competition, devised by SpaceX chief...

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NASA launches new satellite to monitor rising sea levels

NASA launches new satellite to monitor rising sea levels

NASA’s new ocean satellite is set to completely revolutionise the way we collect data on sea levels and the impact of climate change. It sounds crazy to say now, but when NASA first began its research on rising sea levels in the 1990s, scientists were unsure whether or not climate change was even a contributing factor. Thankfully, doubts on that front have been well and truly ousted since then. ‘The question...

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New research finds 24 ‘super-habitable’ alien worlds

New research finds 24 ‘super-habitable’ alien worlds

Rather than searching the night sky for Earth’s literal carbon copy, scientists have found a new criterion for habitability that’s thrown up some astonishing results. ‘A planet is the cradle of mind, but one cannot live in a cradle forever’. Tsiolkovsky’s famous antique quote about curing humanity’s ‘failure to launch’ from its earthly dwelling has been picking up steam in the past few decades, with independent space agencies like...

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