Jacob Walker Jeffery

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Archaeological study explores drug-taking and altered states in prehistory

Neanderthals on speed 60,000 years ago; Paleolithic art inspired by psilocybin or <i>Amanita muscaria</i> mushroom trips; and alcohol-fueled religious …

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

​10 Adult ADHD Symptoms Every Impulsive, Procrastinating Guy Must Know

It's not just a problem for kids​<p>Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders diagnosed in kids. But while it's often considered a children's condition, it can affect adults, too.<p>According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 1 in 10 …

The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower

Adam Tooze's study of the two world wars traces a new history of the 20th century.<p>Very rarely, you read a book that inspires you to see a familiar story in an entirely different way. So it was with Adam Tooze’s astonishing economic history of World War II, <i>The Wages of Destruction</i>. And so it is …

Will Rapid Charging Damage Your iPhone 6 Or 6 Plus?

Based on recent marketing campaigns, if there is one area where new Android phones have iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beat, it’s rapid charging.<p>With the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s “fast charging” technology became “ultra fast charging.” Motorola’s Droid Turbo promises an 8 hour charge in just 15 minutes. …

How Long Can the U.S. Oil Boom Last?

The long-term problem for oil frackers isn't just low prices. It's low reserves.<p>Now that oil prices have dropped to levels not seen since 2009, helped by a flood of oil flowing from hydraulic fracturing or fracking wells in North Dakota and Texas, it's time to ask the question: How long can the …

A Plant-Covered, Car-Free Design For The Megacity Of The Future

In the concept, which was one of the entries in the Shenzhen Bay “Super City” Competition, the architects included massive, interconnected …

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