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This Drug Smuggler and 'Hippie Mafia' Leader Is an OG in the Weed Legalization Movement

In the 1960s, Richard Stratton distributed thousands of pounds of weed and worked for <i>High Times</i>. His memoir, <i>Smuggler's Blues</i>, tells his story of straddling the criminal and literary worlds.<p>As marijuana goes mainstream, so do the stories about the legends of pot's cultural history. …

Cannabis

Latest Reuters Data Shows Hillary Losing to Trump, but Bernie Wins

As the presidential candidate field narrows, the number of polling participants marking <i>undecided</i> or <i>not sure</i> drops dramatically in election polls. …

This Week in Republican Political Lies

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas — last seen threatening the president of the United States with armed revolt — has turned his attention back to suppressing the vote in his home state.<p>On Monday, the governor took exception to comments President Obama made last week during an interview at the SXSW …

Share this: LSD for breakfast may kick Facebook addiction

<b>Trends</b>Viral<p>Inspired by the growing movement of <i>“microdosing”</i> on LSD in the morning, which Rolling Stone described as a <i>“hot new business tool”</i> …

Ban on sexy music video raises gay rights campaign profile in Kenya

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya’s first gay music video - swiftly banned by the country’s film board - shows a well-toned young man, naked apart from his underpants, leaning over his tattooed male lover in bed.<p>A gay man is silhoutted on a gay rainbow flag during a demonstration for gay …

Why Some People Thought the World Might End on March 10, 1982

On March 10, 1982, a certain facet of people were bracing for a series of global disasters—earthquakes, tidal waves, and violent storms—that they …

HUFFPOLLSTER: The 2016 Candidates Might Be The Least Popular Ever

<i>Opinions of the 2016 candidates are among the lowest ever for presidential contenders. Donald Trump’s harsh rhetoric is dividing the Republican Party, but still bringing him votes. And polls are probably not systematically biased against Bernie Sanders. This is HuffPollster for Friday, March 11,</i> …

Elections

Matrix Filmmaker Lilly Wachowski Comes Out as Transgender Woman

Lilly Wachowski, one-half of the sibling filmmaker duo best known for their <i>Matrix</i> trilogy, has come out as a transgender woman in an essay published …

Ray Tomlinson, father of email, dead at 74

The man who invented email and rescued the @ symbol from accounting obscurity has died at the age of 74.<p>Ray Tomlinson, inventor of the contemporary email system, has died of an apparent heart attack at the age 74. His passing was confirmed by Mike Doble, director of corporate PR at Tomlinson's …

Artist Takes 20 Different Drugs And Creates 20 Illustrations To Show Drug Effects

Graphic designer Brian Pollett, aka Pixel-Pusha, pusha-ed himself to the limit by doing a new drug every day for twenty days and making art. The San …

Digital Art
LGBTQ

Yanis Varoufakis: Bernie Sanders’ backers aren’t voting for socialism

The last socialist to freak out the establishment with a radical plan, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, said Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is earning votes for his common sense, not his political theory, in a recent Quora post:<p>Last year, the Greeks elected …

Middle-class

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

LIGO

Why Is Marijuana Banned? The Real Reasons Are Worse Than You Think

<i>By Johann Hari</i><p>Across the world, more and more people are asking: Why is marijuana banned? Why are people still sent to prison for using or selling it?<p>Most of us assume it's because someone, somewhere sat down with the scientific evidence, and figured out that cannabis is more harmful than other …

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

5 takeaways from the Democratic town hall

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton says she's a "proven fighter." Bernie Sanders says that while experience is important, "it is not the only thing" that Democratic voters should weigh. And Martin O'Malley took off his jacket.<p>Clinton, Sanders and O'Malley made their closing arguments to Iowa …

Government

Russia’s Gays Go Back in the Closet

Even in Putin’s favorite resort, which used to be a safe haven for homosexuals, the most famous gay bar is shutting down.<p>SOCHI, Russia — Most Russian …

LGBTQ

Free tuition to Harvard? Sounds great. Here’s the problem

A group of five men — including lawyer and consumer advocate Ralph Nader — running to be part of one of Harvard’s governing bodies has proposed …

Physicists Must Accept That Some Things Are Unknowable

One of the ultimate questions about our Universe is the question of where all of this came from. When we discovered that the grand spirals in the sky were actually galaxies not so different from our Milky Way all unto themselves, it paved the way for us to truly — for the first time — understand …

Astrophysics

Move Over, Graphene: Borophene Could Be the Strongest Material Ever

Graphene is the best-known two-dimensional material, with its atom-thick layers proving plenty of fascinating material properties. But now a team of …

Net Neutrality

Ancient DNA sheds light on how language, cultures evolved in Bronze Age Europe

It's tricky studying the history of a time when no one wrote things down. Archaeology pieces together how people lived in the past by studying artifacts they left behind; linguistics by analyzing newer languages to reconstruct the old.<p>This week, another branch of science -- genetics -- gave the …

Anthropology

Inside the Plot to Get Every American High on Acid

The riveting new documentary The Sunshine Makers chronicles two hippies’ quest to bring LSD to every person in America in order to change the …

Grateful Dead

Maxwell's equations: 150 years of light

A century and a half ago, James Clerk Maxwell submitted a long paper to the Royal Society containing his famous equations. Inspired by Michael Faraday’s experiments and insights, the equations unified electricity, magnetism and optics. Their far-reaching consequences for our civilisation, and our …

Physics

Tesla's Inventions: Fact or Fiction? - OpenMind

Nikola Tesla is now an icon of popular culture, a symbol of the brilliant and eccentric scientist, the inventor ahead of his time and misunderstood. …

Silicon Valley workers are using 'microdoses' of LSD to boost their creativity

Recently, he has discovered a new way to enhance his productivity and creativity, and it's not Five Hour Energy or meditation.<p>Ken is one of a growing number of professionals who enjoy taking "microdoses" of psychedelics - in his free time and, occasionally, at the office.<p>"I had an epic time," he …

Silicon Valley

Gay Drama Teacher Claps Back at Homophobic Mom Who Pulled Kid From Class

I found [the text] hurtful; however, life is too short to worry about what other people think.<p><i>Metro UK</i> reports on one youth drama teacher's excellent response to a mother who pulled her daughter out of one of his productions because he's gay. Yes, it is 2015 and yes, this really happened.<p>While …

Homophobia

My Transgender Life: Downloading a Friend

Before I came to terms and self-acceptance with my truth, I spent over forty years working as a design engineer and engineering manager. I used to think as each Friday rolled around, and usually by noontime, most people would start to relax and unwind and get ready for the weekend. I quickly …

Physicists Send Particles Of Light Into The Past, Proving Time Travel Is Possible?

I'm in!<p>Scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have used single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles …

The Sickening Use of Young People as Confidential Informants in the Drug War

Supporters of the drug war often claim that we need to wage this unwinnable war to "protect" young people. 60 Minutes ran an explosive piece last night showing one of the many ways that the war on drugs actually endangers young people: the sickening use of young students as confidential …