Niels Merrild Zachariassen

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The Fast-Food Worker Movement Has Gone Global

In late 2012, a group of New York City fast-food workers walked off the job for a day, not knowing that they were taking the first steps in a …

Protest at McDonald's Headquarters Leads to Dozens of Arrests

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Small fruit and vegetable farms booming in the U.S. thanks to the local food movement

As a teenager, Danelle Myer wanted nothing more than to leave her family’s farm in Iowa and become a big-city advertising executive.<p>Now, the …

Marijuana kills brain cancer, new study confirms

The active molecules in cannabis kill brain cancer — another study has revealed.<p>Scientists using an extract of whole-plant marijuana rich in pot’s main psychoactive ingredient THC as well as cannabidiol (CBD) showed “dramatic reductions in tumor volumes” of a type of brain cancer.<p>“High-grade glioma …

Dr. Carl Hart's TED Talk Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs

Carl Hart, PhD, a neuroscientist and associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University, recently gave a compelling TEDMED Talk …

Ecstasy and tragedy: how to prevent recreational drug deaths – podcast

Four recent deaths have been linked to a batch of ecstasy on the market in Britain, inscribed on both sides with a Superman-style "S", and containing a high level of PMMA instead of MDMA.<p>According to the neuropsychopharmacologist David Nutt, these incidents are a direct consequence of international …

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How LSD Helped Shape California’s Ecstatic Design Legacy

From drugs to the women’s movement, Californian counterculture has generated some of the most vibrant pieces of American graphic design.<p>From Deborah Sussman’s candy-colored “supergraphics” to R. Crumb’s drug-fueled comics and album art, some of the most vibrant pieces of American graphic design …

Curing the fear of death: How “tripping out” could change everything

A chemical called “psilocybin” shows remarkable therapeutic promise. Only problem? It comes from magic mushrooms<p>The second time I ate psychedelic mushrooms I was at a log cabin on a lake in northern Maine, and afterwards I sat in a grove of spruce trees for three and a half hours, saying over and …

Jamaica decriminalises marijuana

Jamaican lawmakers have passed an act to decriminalise small amounts of marijuana and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical cannabis industry on the island.<p>After several hours of debate legislators in the lower house on Tuesday gave final passage to drug law amendments that make …

Cannabis

Why (and How) We Should Legalize Psychedelics

One reason for psychedelics to be legalized is to open the gates of consciousness to wider scientific and general investigation, and to get beyond …

3 Trippy Ideas from a Radical Pioneer of Psychedelic Psychiatry

In 1964, British psychiatrist Humphrey Osmond sat down with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Princeton, New Jersey for a sweeping, …

Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and …

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What Will Happen 5 Days Before The Singularity? "I's" Feature Film Aims To Find Out

Sci-fi films have a long history of speculating what the future might be like, seeking to understand what remnants of humanity will continue on when …

Top 10 Reasons We Should Fear The Singularity

Why do we fear the technological singularity?<p>Well, let me give you what I believe are the top 10 most popular reasons:<p><b>1. Extinction</b><p>Extinction is by …

Singularity

Solar-powered 3-D printer prints glass from sand

Solar Sinter, Siwa, Egypt (credit: Markus Kaiser)<p>Markus Kaiser’s solar sintering project explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy …

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THE MEDIA WORLD 2013

<b>This is just a sneak peek from</b> <b>Klaus’</b> <b>feature in</b> <b>SCENARIO 5:2013</b><b>. If you are not a current subscriber to</b> <b>SCENARIO</b> <b>or a member of</b> <b>The Copenhagen Institute</b> …

23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021

WHILE WE can’t really predict what the future holds, we can look at how far we’ve come with technology in merely the last decade and realize the …

Engineering

Semantic Web

The <b>Semantic Web</b> is an extension of the World Wide Web through standards by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).[1] The standards promote common data …

Predictions made by Ray Kurzweil

American author, inventor and futurist Raymond Kurzweil has become well known for his predictions about artificial intelligence and the human …

Top 10 Famous LSD Users

Sanjay Gupta destroys the DEA's classification of marijuana as a 'dangerous drug'

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Thursday that the federal Drug Enforcement Agency had no reason to treat marijuana the same way it treated PCP and heroin.<p>…

Making Psychedelic Trips Safe — Even at Burning Man

<i>[Editor's Note: This article originally ran in August, 2013. The message remains potent as ever, as pychedelic harm reduction efforts continue and</i> …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, but research suggests that the drug's positive effects go beyond just getting …

The Brain

Sanjay Gupta explains the best way to get the most out of marijuana

Smoking or eating marijuana are not the best ways to get the most out of (especially medical) marijuana, according to Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The …

Podcast 366 – “Terence McKenna’s Suggested Reading List”

<b>Guest speaker:</b> <b>Terence McKenna</b><p><b>PROGRAM NOTES:</b><p><b>[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]</b><p><i>“One of the things that people don’t do enough of when they</i> …