5 hours ago

Mind and Body

For cancer patients, one popular drug takes away the fear of death

For cancer patients who also have anxiety and depression, psilocybin could offer some solace.

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A cancer diagnosis can be a terrifying thing. Medical bills, loss of loved ones, and the fear of death can overwhelm people with cancer, and may even diminish their chances of survival. But a new therapy tested in people with life-threatening cancer offers potential relief for these crippling anxieties.

The therapy rests on psilocybin — a compound found in psychedelic or "magic" mushrooms — which is taken alongside a course of traditional psychotherapy. The study, which followed people diagnosed with cancer for four and half years, offers compelling evidence that a single dose of psilocybin improves anxiety, depression, and existential dread years after the drug leaves their systems.

11 hours ago

Entertainment

'The Gentlemen 2'? Why a sequel may (or may not) happen

And when Guy Ritchie could do it.

Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen is bound for cult status. But does that mean a sequel is on the way? And if so, what could that movie look like? There are some avenues a sequel could take continue the saga of Mickey Pearson -- though the story might also be a one-movie affair.

Spoilers ahead!

13 hours ago

Final destination

Here's exactly when you can start playing as Byleth in 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'

Along with everything else to know about the version 7.0 patch.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s seventh major update will roll out January 28 and include Nintendo’s newest DLC fighter, Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, along a treasure trove of additional content. When exactly will players be able to step onto the battlefield as the latest of many anime sword boys? And what else will the update entail? Here's what you need to know.

14 hours ago

Vision of the future

Fans will see a "bonkers" teaser for 'WandaVision' very soon

'WandaVision' co-star Paul Bettany says fans won't wait long to preview the craziest Marvel series yet.

For a massive franchise like Marvel, it's a hard thing to believe it when actors swears that the new thing they're doing is actually, truly new. Even breakout movies like Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok still felt like, well, Marvel movies. But Paul Bettany (Vision) is out here talking up the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision as "fucking bonkers," and, well, color us intrigued. Do tell more, Paul.

14 hours ago

Quad fight!

Tesla Cyberquad: '8-bit' design and limited uses make competitors confident

Elon Musk's surprise ATV companion for the Cybertruck remains a mystery. The competition is unfazed.

Tesla Cyberquad? If it's the future of ATVs, its competitors have yet to feel the heat.

The company's upcoming quad bike was unveiled alongside the Cybertruck in November 2019. Later details revealed the vehicle would be all-electric, hold two people, and at least initially be sold as an add-on for the truck. The on-stage demonstration showed the driver charging the ATV from the truck bed's rear sockets.

It could be the spark to ignite a new industry-wide shift. Tesla has helped popularize the electric car and spark a mass market shift. By the end of 2016 the company had only sold 200,000 cars in its lifetime, but at the time of writing, spurred by the entry-level Model 3 that launched in July 2017, the company is edging toward breaking the one million mark. Tesla is now the second most valuable automaker in the world.

If the electric ATV sector is worried about this coming competition, it's doing a good job of hiding it.

"The plastic and body of the Cybertruck and Cyberquad are very…8-bit?" Kelly Green, marketing manager for DRR, tells Inverse. The Ohio-based firm has been making performance ATVs for almost 20 years, and joined the electric ATV space in 2018.

14 hours ago

Doctor Who Season 12's latest episode, “Fugitive of the Judoon,” dropped two pretty massive bombshells on Sunday night, introducing Jo Martin as the first Black Doctor, along with the unexpected return an all-time favorite companion. Whovians the world over have been freaking out with glee ever since, but does it mean this character is back for good? What does it tell us about the events ahead in Season 12?

Spoilers ahead for “Fugitive of the Judoon.”

14 hours ago

Gaming

'GTA 6' job listing may confirm an unprecedented plot twist for the franchise

Rockstar's next-gen adventure is coming into focus.

For months, Rockstar Games has been growing its development team and showing signs that work on Grand Theft Auto 6 may have already begun. Now, one new job listing could be a sign that the sequel will involve a plot structure that's unlike anything the franchise has done in the past. The company posted a number of job listings for programmers, engineers, and artists to work on unnamed “next-generation games," but a new posting for a position at Rockstar’s main office in Scotland has seemingly confirmed a long-standing GTA 6 rumor.

15 hours ago

Mind and Body

Is it safe to drive on CBD? Scientists are worried about 1 side effect

The FDA cautions weary travelers about driving on CBD.

The world of CBD is expanding. Now that it comes in special edition Carls Jr. Burgers, gummies, seltzers, and sports products, evangelists behind the now-famous cannabinoid are finding uses for it in almost any situation: from post-workout relaxation to a mid-afternoon productivity jolt. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has hinted that there are some places that CBD's effects may not translate well — starting with behind the wheel of your car, even if it can't even get you high.