Bad habits can age you by 12 years, study suggests

Bad habits can age you by 12 years, study suggestsFour common bad habits combined — smoking, drinking too much, inactivity and poor diet — can age you by 12 years, sobering new research suggests.
The findings are from a study that tracked nearly 5,000 British adults for 20 years, and they highlight yet another reason to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
The risky behaviors were: smoking tobacco; downing more than three alcoholic drinks per day for men and more than two daily for women; getting less than two hours of physical activity per week; and eating fruits and vegetables fewer than three times daily.>>>

Aboriginal Site Confirmed Near Major Tasmanian Highway

Aboriginal Site Confirmed Near Major Tasmanian HighwayIn a new discovery, archaeologists have affirmed an Aboriginal site in the way of a major Tasmanian highway. They claim that the site has the oldest evidence of human habitation in the southern hemisphere.

It has been reported that nearly, 3 million aboriginal artifacts have been found at the Jordan River levee north of Hobart.>>>

Near Blythe, historian sees solar plants as threat to ancient carvings

Near Blythe, historian sees solar plants as threat to ancient carvingsAfter a rough ride through narrow desert washes, Alfredo Figueroa came to a clearing and ordered the vehicles to halt.
The giants were waiting.
Figueroa strode briskly across the plain.
Before him, clear lines in the stony sand formed a 200-foot-long image of the flute-playing Native American god Kokopelli. Beside him was Cicimitl, an Aztec spirit said to guide souls to the afterlife.
"No one has a clue that this stuff is out here," Figueroa said, picking his way around a massive foot.>>>

An exhibition “Call of the Drums” will open at the National Museum of Tuva

An exhibition “Call of the Drums” will open at the National Museum of TuvaThe remote sound of the shaman’s drum, which carries the agent of the spirits into other worlds, attracts more and more of those who are searching for the mysteries of the universe. Many scholars, scientists, ethnographers, graduate students and schoolchildren come to study shamanism in Tuva as one of the world’s main religions, following the “call of the drums.”
That is exactly the name of a coming exhibition at the National Museum, which will be dedicated to Tuvan shamanism. >>>

Psychedelic trips aid anxiety treatments in study

Psychedelic trips aid anxiety treatments in studyThe big white pill was brought to her in an earthenware chalice. She'd already held hands with her two therapists and expressed her wishes for what it would help her do.

She swallowed it, lay on the couch with her eyes covered, and waited. And then it came.

"The world was made up of jewels and I was in a dome," she recalled. Surrounded by brilliant, kaleidoscopic colors, she saw the dome open up to admit "this most incredible luminescence that made everything even more beautiful.">>>