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‘I felt more joy than I thought possible’

‘I felt more joy than I thought possible’

Science
Science Photo Library"I had the full-blown mystical revelatory experience - the big psychedelic multi-coloured light and sound show." This is how Steve recalls his first dose of a hallucinogenic drug, psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms. His experience was part of a clinical trial that some scientists are calling a major step towards a revolution in the treatment of depression. It is a trial complicated by the fact that the drug it is testing is illegal. Psilocybin is a Schedule 1 controlled substance; its use is very strictly regulated. Part of the definition of a Schedule 1 drug is that it is not used medicinally. But this trial, which scanned of the brains of participants after their treatment with psychedelics, painted an extraordinary physical picture of the ...
‘It was spectacular. We felt safe’: 5,000 attend Barcelona gig after taking rapid COVID tests

‘It was spectacular. We felt safe’: 5,000 attend Barcelona gig after taking rapid COVID tests

Entertainment
Five thousand people attended a rock concert in Barcelona on Saturday after passing a same-day screening test for COVID-19.The music fans piled into the Palau Sant Jordi arena where indie rock band Love of Lesbian were playing after having received the all-clear from a coronavirus antigen test taken earlier in the day. Image: Some 5,000 fans at the show had to wear masks but social distancing was not required in the Palau Sant Jordi arena The show took place with special permission from Spain's health authorities in a pilot to examine whether the rapid testing system could effectively prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.In surreal scenes after a year of social distancing, people danced close to one another, but the sea of faces covered in ma...
Meghan tells Oprah there were ‘concerns’ about Archie’s skin colour and she felt suicidal

Meghan tells Oprah there were ‘concerns’ about Archie’s skin colour and she felt suicidal

Entertainment
The Duchess of Sussex says "concerns" were raised about baby Archie's skin colour before he was born and she had suicidal thoughts during her time in the Royal Family.In a two-hour interview aired in the US - Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A Primetime Special, the couple made a series of bombshell claims - including Harry saying Prince Charles had at one point stopped taking his calls, and alleging he had been "trapped" in the royal system, "like the rest of my family". Live updates after Sussexes' Oprah interview Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Meghan told Oprah ...
Recalled US ambassador felt ‘threatened’ by Trump

Recalled US ambassador felt ‘threatened’ by Trump

World
A recalled US ambassador at the centre of the Trump impeachment inquiry said she felt threatened by a cryptic remark the president made about her on a call.Ex-envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told Congress she was "very concerned" by President Donald Trump's comment in the phone call with Ukraine's leader.Mr Trump told his counterpart: "Well, she's [Ms Yovanovitch] going to go through some things." Democrats have just released the first transcripts from closed-door testimony.The Republican president is accused of trying to pressure Ukraine into investigating unsubstantiated corruption claims against his US political rival, Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter Biden, who worked with a Ukrainian gas company.During the 25 July call with President Volodymyr Zelen...
Migrant mother seen fleeing tear gas with children: 'I felt I was going to die'

Migrant mother seen fleeing tear gas with children: 'I felt I was going to die'

World
The Honduran mother seen in a widely circulated photo wearing a colorful Disney "Frozen" T-shirt while fleeing from tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border with her children told ABC News that she feared for their lives as the canisters of gas fell all around them. Maria Meza, 39, left her hometown of Villanueva to escape the gang violence and lack of employment, she said, describing the situation there as "terrible." The single mother of nine was only earning about 800 Honduran Lempiras -- about $ 33 in U.S. currency -- a week, and one of her older children was recruited by a neighborhood gang, she said. "The salary was not enough to support them," Meza said. "... They told me the U.S. was a country of opportunities where one can work. That's why I came to see if I could support my children...