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LSD doc 'The Sunshine Makers' is a merry trip through 1960s counter-culture

As its title suggests, "The Sunshine Makers" is probably the happiest, most carefree drug documentary you're likely to see. The film explores the people behind the most well-known strain of LSD, who produced millions of doses in a single, sleep-deprived month. Their goal wasn't money, but instead …

Santa Monica

29 incredible close-ups of snowflakes shot with a homemade camera rig

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is a master of snowflake photography. After using a homemade rig with inexpensive equipment to take stunning close-ups, Kljatov's snowflake photos went viral in 2013.<p>But he hasn't stopped capturing amazing photos, and now his images are more stunning than ever. …

The most exciting thrillers and horror movies of 2017

Baby Driver<p>Edgar Wright’s latest is a departure in many ways: his first film to shoot in the US, his first non-com – and we don’t see Simon Pegg or Nick Frost listed anywhere in the credits. Instead, AnselElgort plays a near-mute, tinnitus-suffering getaway driver who uses his headphones to drown …

Tom Cruise

FBI backs view that Russia interfered in U.S. election with intent of helping Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — The FBI is supporting the CIA’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the presidential election with the goal of supporting Republican …

Donald Trump

'The Eyes of My Mother' is the year's most gruesome horror movie — and you need to see it

That's the closest approximation to the feeling you get from watching <i>The Eyes of My Mother,</i> Nicolas Pesce's stunning, sick debut that quickly establishes itself as a high point of modern art-horror nightmare fodder. Its set-up could not be more Rural True Crime 101: A child named Francisca (Olivia …

These Time-Lapse Videos From Space Show How Much The World Has Changed In 30 Years

In 1984, the desert in Al Jowf, Saudi Arabia, was empty. Then engineers discovered hidden aquifers–as deep as a kilometer underground–and started turning the sand into tomato and alfalfa farms. A NASA time-lapse video, stitched together from high-res satellite images, shows the …

Time-lapse Photography

The best turntables of 2016

<b>Your guide to the best new budget, mid-range and high-end turntables of the year.</b><p>2016 was dominated by turntables, and by two stories in particular. …

Audiophile

Trump admits dropping Clinton investigation, being environmentalist and selling company in NYT interview

<b>ARTHUR SULZBERGER Jr., publisher of The New York Times</b>: Thank you very much for joining us. And I want to reaffirm this is on the record.<b>DONALD J.</b> …

Donald Trump

Watch This Selective Attention Test

Just watch this video first, then read the words. Seriously. Follow the instructions and count how many times a player wearing white passes the …

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power …

How a Washington-based clinic treats video game addiction | Polygon

"Maybe they were mildly addicted before, but often [as adults] the addiction actually becomes much more severe."<p>"To say I got sucked into it is kind of an understatement, honestly."<p>"I was just going to put a sign on the door that instructed him that I was dead inside my bedroom and he was to call …

The Quantum Eraser

Richard Feynmann noted more than once that complementarity is the central mystery that lies at the heart of quantum theory. Complementarity rules the …

Quantum Physics

This BBC documentary is the spookiest thing you'll see today

Since the 1970s, thousands of people across the globe have reported hearing a strange humming sound incessantly pulsating in their ears – and we’re not talking about tinnitus.<p>In fact, some claim the weird sound has persisted for so long that it has started driving them nuts, disturbing their …

Paranormal

Lines Reveal the Great Compositions in Famous Movies

Want to see the composition concepts used in famous scenes from famous movies? Raymond Thi of Composition Cam has been taking still frames and …

Bands Tell Us About the Worst Places They've Crashed While Touring

Glamorous tales of rotting crack houses and having your head used as a toilet.<p>I've interviewed musicians since I was a teenager, and in that time, I've learned two main lessons. The first lesson is that playing in a band is the greatest job in the world. For months at a time you and your friends …

The weirdest conspiracies about music's biggest stars

When Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane emerged from prison earlier this month looking noticeably slimmer and with what a seemingly different speaking voice, there could be only one possible explanation: he’d had been replaced by a government clone. Fuelled by an interview quote from Breakfast Club host Lil …

9 Places To Visit Before They Disappear Forever

Our planet is filled with jaw-dropping sights and incredible creatures, but human intervention threatens to wipe out some of its most magnificent …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

Hiking

8 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: The Strokes, Whitney, Tegan and Sara, and More

<i>With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes the Strokes, Whitney, Tegan and Sara, Speedy Ortiz, Steve Gunn,</i> …

Why psychedelics could be a new class of antidepressant

Clinical depression causes misery for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Around one in five patients fail to respond to any treatment and even among those who do recover, relapse rates are high and get progressively worse with each successive episode.<p>The most widely used class of …

Consciousness

3tags.org

Solar Power Is Ready to Dominate Energy Thanks to New Tech

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world’s energy production could come from solar.<p>Today, the global oil and natural gas …

Clean Energy

See How Captain America: Civil War Connects to All the Future Marvel Movies

<i>Captain America: Civil War</i> pits Iron Man and Captain America against one another, and each hero reaches deep into their superhero network to recruit …

Everything you see is an illusion, scientist warns – and reality is MUCH weirder

It sounds like something you’d hear at a yoga retreat – or from someone who has fried their brain on LSD.<p>But the reality we all see might actually be …

3tags.org

How LSD Makes Your Brain One With The Universe

Some users of LSD say one of the most profound parts of the experience is a deep oneness with the universe. The hallucinogenic drug might be causing this by blurring boundaries in the brain, too.<p>The sensation that the boundaries between yourself and the world around you are erasing correlates to …

Consciousness

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

Entertainment

How Brainwaves Allow Paralyzed Musicians To Continue Playing

Linda Wertheimer speaks with Eduardo Miranda and Elisa Bergersen about their project that enables paralyzed musicians to perform again through proxies.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>At the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London last year, a quartet of musicians made music again. One was a …

Brainwaves

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

Universal Pictures

This 16-minute sci-fi short is the best movie of the year

After a trailer hit the web with more distinct and honorable praise than is typically found with Sundance sensations, the film became one of the must-see titles of SXSW, and then it arrived online in late March for all to see and believe the hype. Nobody seemed to be disappointed with it, certainly …