Phase 3 MDMA trial finds huge potential for treating severe PTSD

Phase 3 MDMA trial finds huge potential for treating severe PTSD

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has announced the results of a Phase 3 trial involving MDMA-assisted therapy for people suffering from chronic and severe PTSD. The results were 'highly statistically significant,' according to MAPS, which reports that 67-percent of the participants who underwent three of these MDMA-assisted therapy sessions saw enough improvement that they no longer met the requirements for a PTSD diagnosis.

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Smithsonian shows off its new life-size Star Wars X-Wing movie prop

Smithsonian shows off its new life-size Star Wars X-Wing movie prop

The Smithsonian Institution is now home to a life-size X-Wing aircraft prop from one of the Star Wars movies. Though you can't yet see it in person -- it won't be unveiled until next year -- the museum has shared an image of the massive prop, which has a wingspan of 37-feet. The X-Wing was acquired from LucasFilm division Industrial Light & Magic.

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Tourists can now get COVID-19 vaccine at Dracula’s castle in Romania

Tourists can now get COVID-19 vaccine at Dracula’s castle in Romania

If you're traveling through Romania and you haven't yet been vaccinated, you now have the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine and a fun story to go along with it. Officials in Romania have turned the popular tourist attraction into a vaccination site, offering visitors the opportunity to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for free during their trip.

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Xbox Series X Console Purchase Pilot lets real people buy hardware

Xbox Series X Console Purchase Pilot lets real people buy hardware

If you're looking for an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, you're not alone. The next-generation console series shortage is one of a wide variety of results of the COVID-19 pandemic and supply issues worldwide. Once supply was short, scalpers came to take advantage of the situation by buying up the Xbox Series X and S that were sold in the first few waves this year. Now, Microsoft is taking action with a "Console Purchase Pilot."

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US Customs asks travelers to stop putting cow dung in baggage

US Customs asks travelers to stop putting cow dung in baggage

The US Customs and Border Protection agency made a surprising announcement on Monday, stating that its agents have found cow dung packaged in luggage -- and, it warns, you should stop doing this because of the health risk it presents. The cow dung may have been transported under the mistaken belief that it offers protection against COVID-19.

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Sennheiser IE 900 high-performance wired earbuds are made for audiophiles

Sennheiser IE 900 high-performance wired earbuds are made for audiophiles

Sennheiser is back with a new pair of wired earbuds designed for audiophiles seeking high-quality audio in a portable form factor. The newly unveiled Sennheiser IE 900 in-ear headphones sport the maker's X3R transducer with a triple-chamber absorber system and housings milled from an aluminum block. The design, Sennheiser says, makes 'even the subtlest nuances of sound audible.'

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SteelSeries Rival 5 budget gaming mouse packs custom keys and RGB

SteelSeries Rival 5 budget gaming mouse packs custom keys and RGB

SteelSeries has added a new gaming mouse to its line-up, and while you might normally expect that to come with a hefty price tag, the Rival 5 bucks that trend. Promising a more ergonomic design for comfier extended play, plus nine buttons - including quick action keys - the Rival 5 is half the price or less of rival gaming mice.

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Overwatch 2 PvP fans have a huge treat coming next week

Overwatch 2 PvP fans have a huge treat coming next week

It's been a little while since we last heard from Overwatch 2, but that's all changing soon. Today, Overwatch 2's new director Aaron Keller delivered his first Developer Update on Overwatch - a series that former Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan started in the early days of the original game - to tell us when our next look at Overwatch 2 will be coming around the bend. As it turns out, we don't have to wait very long.

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Wemo Stage Scene Controller Review: Apple HomeKit remote needs refinement

Wemo Stage Scene Controller Review: Apple HomeKit remote needs refinement

Sometimes, only a button will do. The smart home and the rise of connected devices like lamps, speakers, locks, and more have brought complex automations within reach of a mainstream audience, but sometimes you don't want to have to pull up an app - or talk to a smart speaker - just to switch on the lights. For those in the Apple HomeKit ecosystem, then, the Wemo Stage Scene Controller remote could be the answer.

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White House taps Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccine appointments

White House taps Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccine appointments

The White House announced a new initiative aimed at getting more people in the US vaccinated. Under this new effort, the Biden administration has teamed with Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccination appointments. The initiative is part of a wider round of new measures intended to get 70-percent of US adults vaccinated with at least one shot by July 4.

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iPhone 13 leaks: Pick your color

iPhone 13 leaks: Pick your color

Today we're looking at the near-future color possibilities with the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, and iPhone 13 Pro. Colors are expected to expand beyond what's offered with the iPhone 12 family, adding orange, yellow, and pink to the mix. Can you imagine a pink iPhone that's not just the sort called Rose Gold?

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The James Webb Space Telescope bloomed one last time on Earth

The James Webb Space Telescope bloomed one last time on Earth

Like a huge, technological flower, the James Webb Space Telescope has fully opened its vast mirror for the final time while still Earthbound, with the hexagonal array of precisely configured reflectors blooming for one last test before the instrument's launch later in 2021. Set to supplant Hubble as NASA, the ESA, and the CSA's preeminent eye-in-the-sky, Webb is intended to give scientists an unprecedented infrared view of the universe.

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