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This World Map Shows Every Device Connected To The Internet

A striking map created by John Matherly at search engine Shodan shows significant disparities in internet access across the world.<p>The graphic maps every device that's directly connected to the internet. We first noticed it when geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer tweeted it.<p>Some of the dark spots on …

DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events<p>Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered.<p>Previously large …

There's More Heroin-Producing Poppy In Afghanistan Than Ever

This despite the U.S. spending more than $7.6 billion trying to eradicate poppy cultivation, according to a new report.<p>Special Inspector John Sopko was blunt about the trend in a letter he sent with the report to Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Attorney-General Eric …

Plant That Gets You High and Reduces Opiate Addiction Is Taking Off in the US—And It's Legal

Why are people across the U.S. chewing on the small, glossy leaves of the Southeast Asian kratom tree? An ancient plant medicine related to coffee, …

Medicine

The New Heroin Epidemic

Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.<p>In a beige conference room in …

Senate Bill Would Ease Federal Prohibition Of Medical Marijuana

Bipartisan Senate legislation to be announced Tuesday would shield medical marijuana patients, doctors and businesses from federal prosecution in states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, and would remove marijuana from the category of most-dangerous drugs, The Huffington Post has …

Soccer Mom’s Secret Heroin Addiction

After Candace broke her neck in a car accident, doctors prescribed OxyContin. When her insurance fell through, the single mother of two found …

Watch ‘The Economist’ Explain The Brilliant Things That Happened When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs

In 2000 Portugal activated its drug decriminalization policy, and in July 2001 it became legally effective. Now, fifteen years later, drug abuse is …

Raid of the decade underway in America’s pot-growing epicenter

An estimated 100,000 marijuana plants are expected to be eradicated this week at an enormous, multi-farm bust in remote Northern California — the heart of the famed Emerald Triangle.<p>Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino County Sheriff’s deputies — with no federal involvement — began serving search …

Cannabis

They Became Billionaires By America's Addiction to Oxycontin - The Ring of Fire Network

The Sacklers have been added to the <i>Forbes</i> list of America’s wealthiest families. The family owns Purdue Pharma, makers of the highly-addictive …

It’s A Disease: 7 Things To Know About Drug And Alcohol Addiction

No matter which source you look at, the numbers are staggering.<p>The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence says 2.5 million people die …

Mental Health

Researchers investigating possible treatment for ice addiction

N-acetylcysteine was already used as a cough syrup in Europe and to treat people who overdosed on paracetamol in Australia, Professor Michael Berk, a …

Mental Health

Drug abuse and addiction are medical problems, not criminal ones

I live in New York City and the latest scourge that we’ve been introduced to through incessant media blasts is K2 or Spice. What’s that, you ask? The …

Video Of The Day: Everything We Think We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

If you use heroin or cocaine for 21 days, your body will become physically addicted to the substances due to chemical hooks found in them, experts …

The Ashley Madison hackers claim to have thousands of nude pics, but won't release them

"Avid Life Media is like a drug dealer abusing addicts," says Impact Team.<p>So far, this week has seen Impact Team release three major data dumps of Ashley Madison data, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. In the interview, Impact Team says that it started collecting the data "a long time ago," and …

Majority Of Americans Take Prescription Drugs

Many of the medicines are for obesity-related illnesses, a new study finds.<p>If you pop a pill every morning for high blood pressure or inject insulin to treat diabetes, you are very much not alone.<p>A new study finds that more Americans than ever -- nearly 60 percent -- have taken a prescription drug …

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and Heroin

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and HeroinGetty Images/Universal Images GroupAs part of a self-described “radical cultural shift,” Ireland …

Ireland Has a Plan to Deal with Heroin While the U.S. Can't Even Figure Out Weed

A new plan for decriminalization and safe injection rooms in hospitals would drive people absolutely mad if it was proposed here.<p>Over in the Motherland, they are about to get very serious about treating drug addiction, and not by enlisting more deeply into the War On Drugs that seems to paralyze …

Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

He says addiction is "not a disease" -- and recognizing that may be the first step to better treating it.<p>The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The</i> …

10 Nifty Tips For Becoming a Successful Criminal, According to Harry Houdini

In 1906, world-famous magician Harry Houdini published a guide to crime and its prevention called <i>The Right Way to Do Wrong</i>. It began, “There is an …

Crime

Former FBI Agent Matthew Lowry Details Path to Addiction and Arrest

Matthew Lowry always wanted to be in law enforcement. As a boy he dressed in a police uniform and was delighted when his father, a police officer, ran the lights of his police car outside their home in rural Prince George’s County in Maryland.<p>Lowry eventually became an FBI agent and began working …

Sonja Farak, Ex-Mass. Lab Chemist May Have Tainted Thousands Of Cases

BOSTON (AP) — Newly released court documents indicate that a former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought.<p>The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1UgwKkB) reports …

New CDC Report Shows Large Spikes In Heroin Abuse And Deaths

Heroin abuse and deaths linked to heroin have surged over the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..<p>Between 2002 and 2013, heroin abuse or dependence in the U.S. increased by 90 percent, the report found. During that time period, …

Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Escapes Prison for Second Time

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman — one of the world's most notorious crime figures — escaped a maximum-security prison Saturday via a 1,600-yard tunnel dug under his shower cell, Mexico's top security official said.<p>The brazen jailbreak is the second time Guzman, the powerful head of …

Everything We Know About the Mexican Drug Lord Who Escaped from Prison This Weekend

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as "El Chapo," surpassed Pablo Escobar as the most successful drug kingpin of all time years ago. This weekend, he pulled off his second elaborate escape from prison.<p>The tunnel would have been a tight squeeze for most men, but it was just the right size for the …

El Chapo's escape 'cost $50 million'

The drug lord is believed to have paid out tens of millions in bribes before fleeing prison<p>The elaborate prison escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman may have cost $50 million including huge bribes to prison officials.<p>An estimate of the cost of the break out was given by Jhon Jairo Velasquez …

A Day In The Life Of A Heroin-Addicted Couple

"Without a doubt, I am absolutely a heroin addict," says Paige, who says she shoots up up to six times daily while living in a motel room with her boyfriend Brandon. Watch as they allow Dr. Phil's cameras to follow them as they shoot up, and then attempt to score more black tar heroin to get them …