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Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals the biggest threat to mankind

The human race could someday be wiped from the face of our planet — but it's not killer robots or giant asteroids that scare Neil deGrasse Tyson.<p><i>Produced by Darren Weaver and Kamelia Angelova. Additional production by Kevin Reilly.</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program</i> …

The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis

Let us take you through the rainbow of cannabis colors.<p>Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color. In fact, a whopping 93 percent of buyers make a purchasing choice contingent on the color and …

This Tiny Camera Takes Pictures Of Space That Would Make NASA Blush

The Tiny1 is a point-and-shoot designed for astrophotography.<p>Ever been out under a beautiful night sky, and tried to take a picture of it with your smartphone or a handheld camera? If so, you know how bad the results usually are: the sky-filling moon in a sea of bright stars reduced to a smudge of …

All the Terrible Things Rich People Do on Vacation

Unwinding from the stress that comes with having sold your soul to the devil is hard, you know.<p>Generally speaking, rich people can be terrible. It's hard to like someone who rakes in obscene bonuses for dismantling institutions like the NHS, replacing orphanages with skyscrapers, or selling weapons …

Buenos Aires

LSD Makes Your Brain More ‘Flexible,’ Less Anxious

Breakthrough research shows how psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin expand the brain.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms seem to …

Neuroimaging Reveals How LSD Affects the Brain

Since its invention some 80 years ago, LSD has been considered one of the most powerful psychedelic drugs, with a mysteriously high ability to expand …

Consciousness

Weed Doesn't Affect Your IQ, but Tobacco Might: Study

A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology finds no link between cumulative cannabis use and IQ levels in teenagers.

Tobacco

Texas teen’s arrest for bringing homemade clock to school sparks outrage

A precocious Grade 9 student who built a clock and took it to his Texas school to show his teachers and classmates learned the hard way that others might see his handiwork quite differently – as a possible explosive device.<p>The misunderstanding resulted in Ahmed Mohamed, 14, becoming the focus of a …