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LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

In Our Names: The West Has Slaughtered 329 People In The Orient Every Day For The Past 27 Years

As a scientist, it’s Jakob Reimann’s job to calculate things. But learning to calculate the ‘reaction kinetics of enzymatic processes’, while …

Middle East

Noam Chomsky on the Trump presidency

<b>(AP/Hatem Moussa)</b><p>“Trump’s antics ensure that attention is focused on him, and it makes little difference how,” says Chomsky<p>Noam Chomsky • David Barsamain<p>October 7, 2017 9:29pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p><i>[This interview has been excerpted from Global Discontents:</i> …

Noam Chomsky: There is a diversionary process under way, perhaps just a natural result of the propensities of the figure at center stage and those doing the work behind the curtains...

[<b>Note for TomDispatch Readers:</b> <i>It will be no news to</i> TomDispatch <i>readers that Noam Chomsky, soon to turn 89, is one of the wonders of our otherwise</i> …

Political Science

Why some Florida residents couldn't use their solar panels after Hurricane Irma

Millions of Florida residents lost power after Hurricane Irma raged through the state. But some homeowners with solar energy installations couldn’t …

All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that has now spread across the world.<p>The exact cause remains to be determined, but scientists do know that eye color began to change long before recorded …

Suicide is New Zealand’s silent epidemic. The country has the highest youth suicide rates in the developed world and some people want to talk about it<p>It has been just over a year since Georgia MacBeath died, when life support was turned off at the hospital where she was taken.<p>Georgia had been found …

Mental Health

Manafort Notes From Russian Meet Refer to Political Contributions

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort's notes from a controversial Trump Tower meeting with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign included a mention of political contributions near a reference to the Republican National Committee, two sources briefed on the evidence told NBC News.<p>The contents of the …

Donald Trump

American men take advantage of legal loopholes to marry girls as young as 12

More than 200,000 children were married in the US between 2000 and 2015, a report says.<p>Men in the USA are taking advantage of loopholes in state laws …

When I Filmed Sheriff Joe Arpaio, He Was Cooperative and Horrifying

When Marianne Schaefer Trench shot a documentary about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, her crew wanted to quit, and her audience thought they were watching a …

Indian girl kills herself after alleged period shaming by teacher

Police in India are investigating allegations that a 12-year-old killed herself after a teacher humiliated her for a period stain on her uniform.<p>Officials said the girl took her own life near her home in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state on Monday, leaving a note saying her teacher had “tortured” …

Tamil Nadu

Winning and shortlisted images from this year’s competition, from awe-inspiring action shots to charming portraits, featured in a new book celebrating some of the best bird photography of the year

Nature Photography

Fat isn't nearly as bad for you as we thought — and another ingredient is likely worse

Yet more and more research suggests this kind of thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>Instead of finding evidence that low-fat eating plans offer health benefits, dozens of studies have suggested instead that these kinds of diets are unhelpful or potentially harmful. And new research points to another …

'Not all heroes wear capes': Cyclist pulls hilarious prank on Google Street View car

Google Street View can throw up some pretty bizarre images, with the latest unusual sight captured on a quiet road in Australia.<p>A cheeky cyclist has won online praise for pulling out an impromptu dance move behind a Google Maps car in Victoria.<p>The mystery man decided to dab for the cameras down the …

Google Street View

A day in the life of a 9-year-old student in China’s biggest Kung Fu school

An empty parade ground fills the foreground. The camera pans upwards to reveal misty hills and fir trees and a thin black line of people.<p>Suddenly, a shout goes up and the black line rushes forward, revealing its great depth. Thousands of figures are charging now, roaring in cacophonous unison all …

The clitoris collector: South Africa gripped by horror trial involving mutilation, murder and rape

Peter Frederiksen faces 58 charges at Free State High Court in Bloemfontein, South Africa.<p>A gun shop owner used a local anesthetic to numb women's …

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Highlights From Every Round

Conor McGregor is a showman, a tough customer and a brilliant mixed martial artist. On Saturday night in Las Vegas he showed he could box too. But not nearly well enough to beat Floyd Mayweather, one of the all-time greats of the game.<p>Mayweather, out of retirement at age 40, won the fight on a 10th …

AP PHOTOS: Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swamp

TRIPA PEAT SWAMP, Indonesia (AP) — The Tripa peat forest has been called the orangutan capital of the world, but its great apes are under threat by …

There’s No Other Way to Say It: Trump’s Arpaio Pardon Is Fascist

To the cheers of a mob, the president pardoned and praised a man who defied the rule of law in order to target a racial minority.<p>The Trump presidency …

How A Russian Con Artist Is Running A Multibillion-Dollar Scam

One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — The realization that she’d made a catastrophic gamble came in the form of a letter …

As Britain cracks down on weapons, criminals turn to acid attacks

LONDON — Jabed Hussain said he was really lucky. The delivery driver was one of the latest victims in an alarming surge of acid attacks in Britain.<p>He was still trembling when he said, “But they didn’t get my face. They didn’t ruin me.”<p>Attacks by people throwing acid at their victims has tripled in …

Best-Designed Street Murals in the World Photos

Oftentimes, art extends itself past the traditional canvas. We see this in the world's most beautiful public sculptures, or even sandcastles along a beach. Yet, what can be a bigger space to express ones creativity than the sides of buildings? It's with these murals we see in neighborhoods …

Streetwear

Watch the Vice documentary on the Charlottesville white supremacy rally

Hundreds of white supremacists marched with torches in the US city of Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. Vice News, to its immense credit, …

Military leaders speak out against racism, extremism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the four major U.S. military services have spoken out against racism and extremism after last weekend's violence in …

World leaders condemn Trump's remarks on neo-Nazis

World leaders condemned President Donald Trump's latest comments on the racially charged tumult in Virginia, lobbing words like "obnoxious" and "highly dangerous" in salvos that suggest Trump's domestic drama could further undermine his global relationships.<p>European leaders were among the most …

The Latest: Trump disbands business panel as fallout spreads

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT):<p>9 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump has abruptly disbanded two of his White House …

The Chilling Effects of Openly Displayed Firearms

Charlottesville marks a new era of even bolder assertion of the right to threaten violence for political purposes.<p>It could have been so much worse.<p>Like ISIS attackers in Europe, the Charlottesville murderer used a car as his assault weapon. But Charlottesville this past weekend was crammed with …

Guns

President urges officers to kill dozens of drug suspects every day after series of 67 operations in province north of Manila<p>Police in the Philippines have killed 32 people in a series of raids near Manila, in the bloodiest night yet of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.<p>Supt Romeo Caramat …

Asia

Trump Defends Initial Remarks on Charlottesville; Again Blames ‘Both Sides’

WASHINGTON — President Trump reverted Tuesday to blaming both sides for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., and at one point questioned whether the movement to pull down Confederate statues would lead to the desecration of memorials to George Washington.<p>Abandoning his precisely chosen and …