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How the ‘Acid King’ Won a Lawsuit Against the US Government

The ruling on behalf of a former LSD giant offers hope for drug war transparency in the Obama era.<p>William Leonard Pickard was sentenced to life without parole in 2003 for manufacturing massive amounts of acid at a decommissioned nuclear missile silo. But last week, Pickard—one of the biggest LSD …

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

Where Did All of the Honey Bees Go?

<i>Why are bee populations declining? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mick Stute, organic beekeeper, on Quora.</b><p>If you are referring to honey bees of European descent, the answer is yes, they …

Throwable ‘seed bombs’ sprout wildflowers that support our dwindling bee population

You’ve probably already heard that the world’s bee population is rapidly disappearing, but did you know that there may be something you can do about …

Gardening

Bill Nye Made a $20,000 Bet to Shut Up Climate Change Deniers

Your move, Twitter eggs.<p>Climate change deniers are frustrating, especially for someone like Bill Nye. It's like he's reasoning with a brick wall. But if the fate of the Earth doesn't raise the stakes high enough, then maybe $20,000 would.<p>It started with a 2010 debate on—where else?—<i>The O'Reilly</i> …

Climate Change

Two gay King penguins are being moved to Hamburg so they can stay together

Two gay King penguins have been moved from Berlin Zoo to Hamburg’s Hagenbeck Zoo so they can be together.<p>Stan and Olli were originally introduced to …

Ireland

An experimental diet mimics a rare genetic mutation that claims to slow down aging and guard against disease

The obese 50-year-old woman stands just 115.6 cm (3'9.5'') tall. Despite being overweight, Mercy shows no sign of developing diabetes and has remarkably low blood pressure at 100/70.<p>"That's why they don't care much about their weight," says her doctor, Jaime Guevara-Aguirre.<p>Mercy, who has a rare …

For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD

The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.<p>Researcher, drug policy reformer, and Countess of Wemyss Amanda Feilding made a promise to Albert Hofmann, the "father of LSD," after meeting him in the 90s: She would carry …

North Korea Pretends To Be Abraham Lincoln In a Letter To Obama

North Korea’s rhetorical attacks on Washington are reliably colorful. The U.S. is an “imperialist” state, and Secretary of State John Kerry is a …

High hopes for tiny house made from hemp

Joking aside, it's important to note that hemp construction isn't new or even unusual outside the US, and makes sense as a sustainable building …