Casey Sheldon

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Today's Pothead Is Yesterday's Cigarette Fiend

In his 1997 book <i>The Selfish Brain,</i> Robert DuPont, the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, describes marijuana's impact on its …

Meet The Couple That Was Dumped Into A Garbage Truck And Nearly Crushed To Death

A couple sleeping off a night’s partying inside a Florida trash dumpster was emptied into a garbage truck whose driver told a police operator that, …

Daily pot use not associated with brain shrinkage: Colorado study | Reuters

(Reuters) - Daily marijuana use is not associated with brain shrinkage when using a like-for-like method to control for the effects of alcohol consumption on those who both drink and toke up, a new study from Colorado has found.<p>The study, led by neuroscientists at the University of Colorado at …

Anti-vaccine claim rooted in bad science, confusion

With a measles outbreak sprouting in 14 states, and Georgia reporting its first case in almost three years, vaccine opponents are reviving claims …

Neuromyths and the disconnect between science and the public

"Taste the darkness, D'Amour, it's been waiting for you. " Lord of Illusions,1995 Clive Barker

Make a Raspberry Pi Model B+ Case from a Manila Folder

Raspberry Pi cases are a dime a dozen, but we all know making your own is usually the best way to go. The recently released Model B+ changes the form …

Nerdist Book Club: THE SILMARILLION, Part 8

Dear Romeo and Juliet: You don’t have anything on Beren and Lúthien. J.R.R. Tolkien wins this round, Shakespeare! We’ve encountered stories of love …

The Loneliness Of The Female Coder

A study published in the May issue of the <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> may help. It seems to suggest that women don’t take as much …

Tropes vs. Women in Video Games explores women as sexual playthings, violence victims

Tropes vs. Women in Video Games has returned with a new entry in the video series, dubbed "Women as Background Decoration: Part 2," that further explores how non-playable women are used in games.<p>Part 2 carries a content warning for graphic violence against women. It features games such as <i>Assassin's</i> …

Demon's Souls - the best and most understated NPCs in gaming

OK, so perhaps not the best, but I'm replaying Demon's Souls and I'm just staggered by how awesome the NPCs are. Despite (or perhaps because of) the …

Steam now lets you install multiple games at once. Just use Shift+click to select multiple games, ri

Steam now lets you install multiple games at once. Just use Shift+click to select multiple games, right-click, and choose Install. Read more at PC …

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'Doctor Who' is now darker, stranger and more honest

<i>Warning: This post contains spoilers for the first episode of the eighth season of</i> Doctor Who.<p>"I’m not on the phone. I’m right here."<p>The Doctor is more or less a god in the world of Doctor Who. He can go wherever he wants, whenever he wants and he carries a magic wand that can control everything …

Why Being Idle Can Lead to Better Thinking

Studies show that people would rather do something—anything—than be alone with their thoughts. The idea that doing something trumps doing nothing is …

Calibre 2.0 Adds an Editor, Book Comparison, and More

Windows/Mac/Linux: Calibre, one of the best free ebook managers out there (and a great tool for removing DRM), released a big update this week. …