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LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

Tim Ferriss

The Note One Starbucks Employee Handed a Deaf Man Will Melt Your Heart

She really went above and beyond the call of duty.<p>Every so often, someone comes along and does something simple that manages to restore everyone's faith in humanity, reminding people of how caring strangers can be. Today, that person is a Starbucks employee in Leesburg, Virginia. A deaf man named …


Oregon Mother Sentenced to Life in Prison for Throwing Six-Year-Old Autistic Son Off Bridge to His Death

A mother who told police that “voices” told her to throw her 6-year-old autistic son off a bridge has been sentenced to life in prison for the …

Combining these 2 theories could give us an actual 'theory of everything’

In the last few decades, researchers have pursued the problem in two separate programs — string theory and loop quantum gravity — that are widely considered incompatible by their practitioners.<p>But now some scientists argue that joining forces is the way forward.<p>Among the attempts to unify quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

What would happen if Earth fell into a black hole

Many of the questions I am asked regard how "true" science fiction concerning black holes might be, and whether worm holes, such as those featured in Stargate, are real or not.<p>Invariably though, the one item that is almost assured to come up are the largely gruesome ways in which black holes might …

Christopher Nolan

We've Detected Gravitational Waves, So What?

We now live in a universe that we know is humming with gravitational waves -- why is that important?

Gravitational Waves

Google's Project SkyBender aims to beam 5G internet from solar-powered drones

Google is working in secret at a spaceport in New Mexico to build and test solar-powered internet drones in a new initiative codenamed Project SkyBender, according to a report from <i>The Guardian</i> today. The company is reportedly renting 15,000 square feet of hangar space from Virgin Galactic — the …


A self-made millionaire says the single most effective way to get rich is a simple decision most people don't make

That decision is to <b>pay yourself first</b>.<p>"What most people do when they earn a dollar is pay everyone else first," Bach explains. "They pay the landlord, the credit card company, the telephone company, the government, and on and on.<p>"The reason they think they need a budget is to help them figure out …

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