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Scientists Find Evidence That Sheep Can Cause Mad Cow Disease

Scientists Find Evidence That Sheep Can Cause Mad Cow Disease

Researchers think they’ve solved one of the most enduring mysteries of a strange, always-fatal disease that turns both people and cows mad. In experiments with genetically manipulated mice, they found direct evidence that mad cow disease—a condition caused by a zombie-like, brain-destroying protein called a prion—can be caused by contact…

What Causes Foggy Brain?

What Causes Foggy Brain?

If you’re like me, you can barely read this paragraph right now. I’m amazed I’m even capable of writing it. Most of us suffering from brain fog can recall a time, perhaps illusory, when setting and achieving goals was simple, more or less—when the main impediments to accomplishment, or simply…

Can You Give Yourself A Panic Attack?

Can You Give Yourself A Panic Attack?

Aids to relaxation are ubiquitous, abundant: breathing techniques, benzodiazepines, ASMR, mood music, herbals teas, exercise, heavy drinking. Their opposite — aids to anxiety and panic — are everywhere, too, though typically experienced in- or quasi-voluntarily: personal catastrophe, climate change, world news. Might there be some power in appropriating this process…