Grace MacDonald

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Cocaine Makes Your Brain Eat Itself, Says Science

A new study in the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" finds that cocaine causes “autophagy”, in which cells actually digest …

Research

A new hideaway for the Loch Ness monster? Skipper claims to have uncovered deepest crevice yet

Retired fisherman uses sonar equipment to uncover new crevice nine miles east of Inverness, big enough to fit the phantom beast<p>It has evaded capture for years, with dozens of alleged sightings and endless speculation about its whereabouts.<p>But the hunt for the Loch Ness monster has just become even …

Paranormal

Visiting the Factories in China Where Synthetic Marijuana Gets Made

Despite evolving public health regulations, synthetic weed has often been found in corner stores and bodegas around America. But where it originates is a bit murkier.<p>In anticipation of the upcoming fourth season of our HBO show, which will premiere February 5 at 11 PM, we are releasing all of …

A short history of women and drugs on film

Heroin is no stranger to the limelight. From the generation-defining drug-addled cult cinema creations of the 90s, to the 70s ever-escalating heroin scene portrayed in underground documentaries, the film industry’s morbid interest for glamourizing drug addiction is not exactly low-key.<p>That being …

Angelina Jolie

This Short Animation Reveals A Brutal Truth About Life That Everyone Should Watch

Optical illusion 'breaks your brain' so you see black and white as green and red

Forget the 'dress’ illusion, there’s a new trick that can make you see black and white as green and red for up to three and a half months.<p>The …

'Star Wars' animator says 'I took LSD' while working on 'Return of the Jedi'

He started in stop-motion animation with the original 1977 "Star Wars," creating the masks of the Cantina aliens. That started a relationship with George Lucas that then branched out into work in visual effects on "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "RoboCop," and more recently the "Twilight" …

Here's How Getting Stoned Affects Your Body

In an ideal world, with rigorously regulated dispensaries and organic pot at shoppers' disposal, would a healthy person be healthier if she used marijuana?<p>Balancing 24 credits, marching band, sorority council meetings, and a part-time job was taking a toll on Cali G., then a 21-year-old University …

11 Odd Facts About 'Magic' Mushrooms

1 of 13<p>Introduction<p>At first glance, <i>Psilocybe cubensis</i> doesn't look particularly magical. In fact, the scientific name of this little brown-and-white …

Magic Mushrooms

Researcher Claims Small Doses Of LSD Can Alleviate Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression are serious mental health problems, both of which are severely disruptive at the best of times and incredibly dangerous to the …

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

Study suggests high levels of skunk use may affect the brain’s white matter, making communication between the right and left hemispheres less efficient<p>High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of …

Cannabis

4 Timeless Ways to Boost Your Intelligence

Although intelligence means something different to everyone, psychologists and scientists have tried to pin it down to just our IQ, as if a number …

Self-improvement

New startup aims to transfer people's consciousness into artificial bodies so they can live forever

As advancements in technology continue at an ever-increasing pace, will there ever come a day when we’ll be able to use science to cheat death? …

Microdoses of LSD and mushrooms as an alternative to Adderall (or coffee!)

Self-experimenters, inspired by a 2011 presentation by The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide author James Fadiman, are taking tiny "sub-perceptual" doses …

Infographic: How To Attain A Flat Belly

Gaining a flat belly can be a real struggle. Often, the difficulty is because of the belief we put in misconceptions. Here's how to get a flat belly.

Ken Kesey's Eclectic Writing Acid Test

The legendary novelist told his University of Oregon writing students they would publish or perish together–and the novel, "Caverns"is the result<p>On a …

Literature

5 Lies Ruining Your Mental Health

One in five Americans experience a mental health problem in any given year. Yet many people suffer with their symptoms in silence. The stigma that continues to surround mental health problems prevents individuals from getting the help they need.<p>It's a common problem I've seen in my therapy office. …

Cops are freaking out about a new type of marijuana — users say it just gets you really high

Shatter — also known as wax, sap, budder, and a number of other nicknames, depending on the presentation — is a type of cannabis concentrate that resembles honey or taffy. It can be inhaled for a stronger high per hit than marijuana buds, the part of the plant that is commonly smoked.<p>The Illinois …

Author Hunter S. Thompson’s Daily Routine Was So Unbelievably Hardcore

For a man who penned classic drug-addled tales such as The Rum Diary and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, you’d expect his life to be pretty damn rock …

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws and Hells Angels

“I keep my mouth shut now. I’ve turned into a professional coward.”<p><b>Hunter Thompson, our guest, is a new kind of journalist. The journalist who is not</b> …

Hells Angels