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Why The Press Was Wrong About Changing Drugs Laws Based On Human Rights

A landmark report by politicians, calling for a more liberal drug regime based on human rights, had one detail that attracted particular …

A Powerful Gamma Wave Set to Hit the Earth in September, find out why that is a good thing.

We have been hearing so much about the bad things that are predicted to happen this September. From government plots, aliens, to an asteroid. But …

Spirituality

'Fake weed' triggers US-wide alarm

Synthetic marijuana is being cited by police and public health officials for a dramatic surge in potentially lethal overdoses and drug-related offenses nationwide.<p>Imported primarily from China, it's an inexpensive chameleon substance, its synthesized chemical ingredients forever being tweaked by …

Cannabis

Ice addiction and HIV: ‘I just felt truly hopeless.’

Alex had been struggling for a long time but being suddenly dismissed from his job as a contract worker was the final straw.<p>“I was so dark and low …

Mental Health

5 Shocking Facts About the Illinois Heroin Epidemic

With the increasing prevalence of the heroin epidemic sweeping the country, taking lives and tearing apart families and communities, Illinois is evidently one of the states where this crisis is hitting hardest.<p>Nationwide, the number of individuals who have reported using heroin in the past year …

Heroin

A handful of dangerous new legal drugs has public health experts worried

Because these drugs are new and have not been rigorously tested, their effects may be erratic and unpredictable.<p>Some forms of these drugs, including flakka, have already been linked with several episodes of violent, dangerous, and even life-threatening behavior.<p>Since these drugs are not monitored, …

Consciousness

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

Milky Way Galaxy

A Turning Point in Humanity Through Heartfulness Meditation

<b>A Turning Point in the History of Humanity through Heartfulness Meditation</b><p>Every once in a while, we humans get epiphanies -- we have had so many different types of epiphanies, through all these years of our lives -- during our sufferings, our joys, our emotions, our own experiences of miracles, …

New Research Explores Why The Universe Is Dying

An international team of astronomers says new data show energy output measured across more than 200,000 galaxies is only about half as strong as it was 2 billion years ago. Scientists point to this latest study as further evidence that the universe is slowly dying.<p>The Galaxy and Mass Assembly …

Astrophysics

Mind control is no longer science fiction

Irish researcher leads team in cutting-edge brain-to-brain communication<p>Mon, Aug 10, 2015, 07:30<p>“It was one of the weirdest sensations I have ever …

The Brain

7 Signs You're Experiencing a Major Spiritual Transformation

Life has thrown suffering your way and propelled you on a truth-seeking path. There's no turning back. If you're anything like me, you've meditated, gone to workshops, read books, listened to the masters. You've healed your past-life traumas and embraced your shadows. You've been feeling …

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

Consciousness

'Shatter' drug discovered in Delta home invasion

The potent drug is widely available at dispensaries across the Lower Mainland<p>A recent police incident in the Lower Mainland revealed a relatively new …

Here's what happened when scientists erased memories of using meth in mice

This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive friends and families, many addicts of psychostimulant drugs —methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA — relapse soon after therapy ends, often because the memory of …

The Brain

How America's Maze of Meth Laws Hurts the Poor and Marginalized

Fourteen states are holding onto an antiquated standard for how much meth residue is harmful and treating places that were merely near meth smoke as if they were full-blown drug labs.<p>Kateri Court is a bright, relatively new five-story apartment building with large, three-panel windows letting in …

Drug Addiction