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Roger Moore: A Life in Pictures

Nicholas Sand, Chemist Who Sought to Bring LSD to the World, Dies at 75

One day in 1964, Nicholas Sand, a Brooklyn-born son of a spy for the Soviet Union, took his first acid trip. He had been fascinated by psychedelic drugs since reading about them as a student at Brooklyn College and had experimented with mescaline and peyote. Now, at a retreat run by friends in …

Brain activity in people who’ve taken psychedelics like LSD shows what might be 'heightened consciousness'

Is there anything psychedelic drugs can't do? A recent wave of scientific scrutiny has revealed that they can elicit "spiritual" experiences, alleviate end-of-life angst, and perhaps treat depression— and they might achieve at least some of all this by "heightening consciousness", according to a …

Consciousness

Capturing the Incredibly Rare Moonlit Firefall at Yosemite

This is the famous and elusive Horsetail “Firefall” in Yosemite National Park, but unlike every other image you may have seen—taken near sunset …

Russian Outlet Claims NASA Took An Amazing, Totally True Image Of 3 UFOs

Nooooo, says a NASA spokesman.<p>Whenever a story comes out claiming to show real pictures or video of UFOs, hope springs eternal that maybe, just maybe, this might be that elusive smoking-gun evidence of alien technology.<p>Not a day goes by, either, without something in the news questioning the honesty …

These Incredible Glass Bongs Prove Smoking Weed Can Be High Art

We’ve weeded out the craziest bongs for you.<p>Think bongs are just an apparatus for smoking marijuana?<p>They can also be works of art, as a new exhibit in New York demonstrates.<p>It’s called “Outlaw Glass” and runs through May 27 at the ApexArt gallery in lower Manhattan.<p>The point of the exhibition, as …

Billie Lourd Shared A Star Wars Day Tribute In Honor Of Her Mom Carrie Fisher

May 4 is an occasion for celebrating the legacy of <i>Star Wars</i>, and nobody's more aware of that than <i>Scream Queens</i> actress Billie Lourd. Her mom, after …

2017 Kentucky Derby odds, contenders, post draw: Always Dreaming the favorite

Here's how the field for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday looks<p>The Kentucky Derby field is set with the post draw and odds …

New Evidence Suggests Humans Arrived In The Americas Far Earlier Than Thought

Researchers in Southern California say they've uncovered evidence that humans lived there 130,000 years ago.<p>If it's true, it would be the oldest sign of humans in the Americas ever — predating the best evidence up to now by about 115,000 years. And the claim has scientists wondering whether to …

How to buy legal weed in the online era

Medical cannabis is now legal in a majority of US states -- 28 plus DC, to be precise. As the legalization movement continues to gain momentum, buying weed "over the counter" is easier than ever. You no longer have to "know a guy"; you just need to know an app. And we're not talking about scouring …

Indica vs. Sativa: What's the difference, how to identify them and which is better for you

Whether you're talking with a doctor about a medical marijuana recommendation or just stepping into a recreational pot shop for the first time, weed …

Fridge-Sized Device That Grows Pot May Be Greatest Appliance Since The Microwave

Ain't science green, er, grand?<p>A Los Angeles entrepreneur could make a lot of green with his new invention: A refrigerator-sized device that grows pot.<p>Yoni Ofir says his Leaf machine is made for people who have no clue how to cultivate marijuana.<p>“We wanted to create something that could be ‘plug …

This weed company grows pot for your specific moods

Green Crack. Cat Piss. Blueberry Lambsbread. Alaskan Thunder Fuck.<p>Sure, names of cannabis strain can be fun, but they're also ridiculous, confusing, …

Cannabis

'Meatzza' Combines Pizza And Burgers At The Same Time

Are you tired of following the unspoken rules of grubbing? I am.<p>As I'm sure you are, I'm fed up with the imaginary constraints on how we should be …

Los Angeles

Awesome Pictures of Earth by NASA

A selection of NASA pictures taken from the space showing some of the most impressive views of our planet. Images are conceived with a NASA’s Earth …

Space

Finding Apollo

The flag is probably gone. Buzz Aldrin saw it knocked over by the rocket blast as he and Neil Armstrong left the moon 39 summers ago. Lying there in …

Space

Marijuana Edibles - How To Make Chocolate Truffles

You've seen (and maybe even eaten) those delicious weed-infused chocolate treats. But how are they actually made? And how are they so, um, <i>effective?</i> …

LSD Makes It Harder to Recognize Fear in Others

The inability to recognize fear in others while on LSD may help treat depression and anxiety.<p>The last few years has seen a boom in research into the therapeutic effects of various psychedelic substances, which have been found to be effective in treating substance addiction, as well as depression …

Why It Hurts So Much When a Friendship Ends

There are few among us who haven't had to deal with the heartache and anxiety that comes with a platonic breakup.<p>It's expected that a romantic breakup will wreck you emotionally. Breakup albums are abundant to the point of cliché, and there's approximately a billion books and movies on the …

4 Behavioral Interview Questions That Reveal What a Job Candidate Is Really Like

Especially if you ask the right follow-up questions.<p>Conduct enough job interviews and it feels like some of the candidates have tried to "hack" the most common interview questions. Their answers seem a little too polished, a little too rehearsed, and a lot insincere.<p>That's the problem with only …

The 2017 total solar eclipse will be livestreamed from 100,000 feet

If you won't be in the path of the total solar eclipse on August 21, don't worry. NASA, in partnership with the two-year-old online video platform …

The Brain Produces Its Own Version of THC

And it could have an important impact on stress.<p>It's no great secret that many people smoke pot to combat anxiety and stress. Researchers have long examined just how that effect works; weed's components can affect a varied collection of receptors spread throughout the body. Now a new mouse study …

Is the US ready for police drones outfitted with tasers, tear gas, and lethal weapons?

Drone attacks are something Americans hear about from a great distance, as a controversial and deadly tool of US foreign policy. But if a new bill passes, Americans in one state might come a bit closer to understanding what it’s like to have weaponized drones flying overhead.<p>The new bill, designed …

Teargas

Photos: FBI images of 9/11 Pentagon terrorist attack

<i>Correction:</i> <i>An earlier version of this post stated that the photos had not been released before. In fact, the images have been available since September 2011 and were rereleased Friday after it was brought to the agency’s attention that there had been a problem with the link to the images since</i> …

Terrorism

Could the extraordinary compound in cannabis that helps kids with epilepsy make you feel better?

Will Kleidon, a loquacious 27-year-old, and I were sitting in a restaurant called Food Harmonics here on Ojai's main drag the other day, sipping $5 mushroom coffee with shots of CBD elixir.<p>It was delicious, if slightly expensive.<p>If you have been paying attention to what's going on in the cannabis …

Cannabis

Scientists Have Detected an Unexplained Explosion Coming From a Galaxy 10.7 Billion Light-Years Away

1,000 times more energy than every star in the galaxy.<p>Scientists have taken the deepest X-ray image of our Universe to date - and within it, they've …

Black Holes

Lawmakers introduce bills to regulate marijuana on federal level

Bipartisan lawmakers have introduced legislation that would remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances and make the government responsible for regulating the industry.<p>Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Thursday introduced a “Path to Marijuana Reform” to Congress …

Drinking cannabis cocktails will give you the buzz of a lifetime

As someone who enjoys drinking booze almost as much as smoking weed, I'm often forced to prioritize one intoxicant over another. So imagine my …