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There's Not Much Actual Cocaine in British Cocaine

London is the coke capital of Europe, but the drug is often heavily cut with dangerous substances before it's sold to users.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>London is the cocaine capital of Europe. According to a report from 2014, the city has a higher concentration of coke in its water …

Stanford scientists make leukemia 'grow up' and eat itself

A team at Stanford's School of Medicine has reportedly uncovered a potent new treatment method for combating one of leukemia's most aggressive forms -- and they did it pretty much by accident. While survival rates for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a particularly nasty form of white blood …

The History Of Europe Lies In British People's DNA

Scottish, Cornish, Welsh, Orcadian — Brits hailing from specific regions of the country have telltale genetic signatures, finds a groundbreaking new study. This gush of DNA data offers a time-machine ride through the history of Britain.<p>Legend has it that, in 1588, a Spanish galleon sank off the …

Girl Scout Cookies, or California's Most Notorious Strain of Cannabis

I first heard of Girl Scout Cookies a few years ago, shortly after I got my prescription for cannabis in California. I went into my local dispensary …

Why Your Dreams Are Suddenly So Intense After You Stop Smoking Weed

According to a neurologist and somnologist, weed suppresses REM sleep—but it comes back with a vengeance if you take a pot hiatus.<p><i>This article was originally published by VICE Netherlands.</i><p>Maybe you, like me, decided at some point in your life that you'd had enough of soft drugs for a while. Whether …

Sleep

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

Headphones

This Is What Your Brain Looks Like After You Smoke Weed

We measured the effect that weed has on the brain using a EEG helmet, a joint, and an adulterated cookie.<p><i>This article was originally published by VICE Romania</i><p>Ana Iorga is a Romanian neuromarketing pioneer who specializes in market research that uses EEG sensors, biometric measurements, and …

The Brain

Eerie drone video flies over Auschwitz 70 years later

Between 1940 and January 27, 1945, the German Nazi concentration camp network Auschwitz, in occupied Poland, killed over a million Jewish, Polish, homosexual, Soviet Sinti and Romani people. The most deadly camp of the facility was Auschwitz-Birkenau -- the so-called extermination camp, with …

Auschwitz

This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent sounding gear.<p>When I recently reviewed the new small bookshelf speaker from Dayton Audio, the B452 , I couldn't help but be knocked out by their sound. …

Audiophile

Hocus Focus eliminates desktop clutter on your Mac

For me, having multiple apps and windows open on my Mac's desktop is the norm. While I often shuffle through them with the Command-Tab shortcut, my cluttered desktop can feel a tad overwhelming at times.<p>I may go over an hour before I need to look at a particular window, yet there it is, distracting …

Apps

SanDisk's new USB 3.0 flash drive can connect directly to Android smartphones and tablets

As part of its CES 2015 announcements, SanDisk has revealed its new Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, which can not only connect to Windows and Mac PCs but …

Podolski: Arsene needed a drink

As the man who began the soaking of Arsene Wenger on Saturday, Lukas Podolski has joked that the Arsenal manager needed a drink after seeing his side …