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Berlin’s digital exiles: where tech activists go to escape the NSA

It’s the not knowing that’s the hardest thing, Laura Poitras tells me. “Not knowing whether I’m in a private place or not.” Not knowing if someone’s watching or not. Though she’s under surveillance, she knows that. It makes working as a journalist “hard but not impossible”. It’s on a personal level …

An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World's First Digital Weapon

In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency visiting the Natanz uranium enrichment plant in Iran noticed that centrifuges …

Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain

A new way of looking at brain activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.<p>In recent years, a …

Waarom vuilnismannen meer verdienen dan bankiers

Het is de vroege ochtend van 2 februari 1968. Een dikke mist hangt over het City Hall Park, waar de zevenduizend vuilnismannen van New York zich …

'Turtelboom verzwijgt dat de subsidies voor fossiele energie dubbel zo hoog zijn als die voor hernieuwbare energie'

Vanochtend verslikte ik me in Straatsburg in mijn thee bij het lezen van de kranten. Niet omwille van de onheilstijding dat de investeringen in …

This Is Not A Media Blackout!

Published September 9, 2014<p>You wouldn’t call it a media blackout, I guess. Because that would be hard to prove, and if you can’t prove it, someone …

Strange Trip: Artist takes LSD in 1955, while doctor interviews him on film

The study of the psychological effects of LSD was fairly widespread in the United States and the UK during the 50’s and 60’s producing thousands of …

Rachid Benzine: Vijf misvattingen over de Koran ontkracht

Sinds de islam zowel op het internationale speelveld als in de lokale publieke opinie een dominante plaats inneemt, is het aantal zogenaamde …

Links Between 'Poltergeist' Cases

<p>There are detailed case study books about some famous so-called 'talking poltergeist' cases: the 'Bell Witch' case, the Mary Jobson case, the Isle …

Obscure psychedelic substance called ibogaine can help defeat drug addiction, study suggests

Could a mysterious hallucinogen used by shamans during healing ceremonies deep in the forests of Gabon be the key to defeating addiction? Though it …

The NSA and Me

The tone of the answering machine message was routine, like a reminder for a dental appointment. But there was also an undercurrent of urgency. …

Death, drones and driverless cars: how Google wants to control our lives

If you want to understand the future of humanity – where we’re headed, who’ll be in charge, and exactly how worried you should be about that – you could do worse than begin with two unremarkable buildings, on opposite coasts of the US. The more famous one, half a mile from Google’s main campus in …

The curious case of the Silk Road takedown

Following the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the 29-year-old suspected of being the head of Silk Road, on October 2, 2013, countless questions have …

Silk Road

The Fight of Their Lives

The White House wants the Kurds to help save Iraq from ISIS. The Kurds may be more interested in breaking away.<p>On the evening of August 8th, Najat Ali Saleh, a former commander of the Kurdish army, was summoned to a meeting with Masoud Barzani, the President of the semiautonomous Kurdish region …

De ingeloste beloften na 16 jaar Google: nul resultaten

Het begon met een wetenschappelijk artikel.<p>In de lente van 1998, op de <i>Seventh International World-Wide Web Conference in Brisbane</i>, Australië, …

Seks, geld en ontwikkeling in Pinksterkerken

do 25/09<p>Ongetwijfeld heb je alle artikels uit het dossier ‘Seks, geld en ontwikkeling in Pinksterkerken’ ondertussen met veel plezier verslonden. …

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What Coke Contains

The Vons grocery store two miles from my home in Los Angeles, California sells 12 cans of Coca-Cola for $6.59 — 54 cents each. The tool chain that …

In dit dorpje proberen dappere hackers het internet te redden

Heel het internet is kapot. Heel het internet? Nee, een kleine groep hackers blijft moedig weerstand bieden tegen de overweldigers van het …

Neuroscientists Find God In Magic Mushrooms

<b>By Jeremy Laurance<br>Source:</b> <b>New Zealand Herald</b><p>A universal mystical experience with life-changing effects can be produced by the hallucinogen contained …

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How Instagram’s drug deals go undetected

It’s no secret: Instagram has a drug problem.<p>Through my own reporting and that of others, it has become clear that a large and active drug trade has emerged on Instagram, the service Facebook paid a billion dollars for two years ago. With a quick hashtag search you can find anything you want, be it …

Acid Test: The Long, Strange Trip of Psychedelic Therapy

When Tom Shroder was a college journalist in 1975, he interviewed a young hippie named Rick Doblin, a dropout building himself a house in the woods. …

Psychedelia

European women in the caliphate

<i>“Dear daughter, where are you? My heart is aching because I don’t know where you are. Please, if you read this, let me know if you are OK. I love</i> …

Islam

A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry

On 5th May, 1953, the novelist Aldous Huxley dissolved four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in a glass of water, drank it, then sat back and waited for the drug to take effect. Huxley took the drug in his California home under the direct supervision of psychiatrist Humphry Osmond, to whom Huxley had …

The Masked Avengers

How Anonymous incited online vigilantism from Tunisia to Ferguson.<p>In the mid-nineteen-seventies, when Christopher Doyon was a child in rural Maine, he spent hours chatting with strangers on CB radio. His handle was Big Red, for his hair. Transmitters lined the walls of his bedroom, and he persuaded …

Why We Should Encrypt Everyone's Email

Ladar Levison is the owner of the encrypted email startup Lavabit. After Edward Snowden's NSA document leaks last summer, Levison rebuffed government demands to hand over the email service's private encryption keys—opting to shut it down instead. He spoke with Popular Mechanics about his new …