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Psychonauts explore unknown world of legal highs – with themselves as lab rats

No sooner are they banned than rogue labs tweak formulae to create new drugs, with terrifying results for those trying them out<p>Daniel, until recently, was a researcher, using his bedroom as a laboratory. His apparatus was his own brain. He bought chemical compounds labelled "not for human use" on …

Former UK ambassador to Afghanistan calls for legalisation of drugs

Sir William Patey acknowledges west's failure to eradicate poppy crops in Afghanistan as he calls for state-regulated drug trade<p>The former UK ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir William Patey, has come out in favour of legalising drugs after acknowledging the failure of British-led efforts over the last …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Early Exposure To Bacteria Protects Children From Asthma And Allergies

Babies who are exposed to both bacteria and allergens in the first year of life are less likely to develop asthma and allergies, a study finds.<p>It's the latest wrinkle in the hygiene hypothesis — the notion that exposure to bacteria trains the infant immune system to attack bad bugs and ignore …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Do Animals, Like Humans, Seek Out Drugs and Alcohol?

<b>What's the Latest?</b><p>In South Africa, legend has it that elephants seek out fruit of the marula tree because its intoxicating properties work similarly …

Particle Fever: the film that brings the Higgs boson to life

Particle Fever is a gripping insider account of the world's biggest, most expensive scientific experiment. But it's also a real-life drama about understanding the universe, says director Mark Levinson<p>A new documentary, <i>Particle Fever</i>, achieves the almost impossible: it makes the workings of the …

This 8-Year-Old Girl Playing Guitar Will Blow Your Mind

Meet Li-sa-X, an eight-year-old on a mission to complete shred this cover of Racer X's "Scarcified". I am just sitting here with my mouth on the floor in awe of this tiny genius. I'm ready for her to start her own metal group and then come play my wedding. Li-sa-X, call me! You can play all the …

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system<p>A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable …

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Physicist doubts work like Higgs boson identification achievable now as academics are expected to 'keep churning out papers'<p>Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered …

The Particle at the End of the Universe, by Sean Carroll – review

The difficulty of trying to explain the hunt for the Higgs boson shows that nature will not be so easily defined<p>The Particle at the End of the Universe has won the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books<p>In the early 80s, the US decided to build a massive particle accelerator which was …