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LSD Can Mess With The Language Centres In Your Brain

The stereotype of late 1960s authors and musicians is that certain drugs can help to expand the mind and make the user more creative. As someone who has never taken psychedelics, I can’t know this for sure, but a recent study seems to be the first step in displaying scientific evidence in support of that claim.


How Two Plants Combine To Form The Powerful Drug Ayahuasca 

Ayahuasca has been used in shaman and healing rituals for centuries, specifically in areas near the Amazon river basin, but it’s seeing a surge in popularity among “tourists” that travel to South America to seek its hallucinatory effects.


What Do Performance Enhancing Drugs Actually Do To Your Body?

Athletes get suspended all the time for taking performance enhancing drugs. There’s no doubt that some upcoming Olympic gold medal winners will end up being stripped of their medals because of PEDs. But what do those drugs actually do? How much do they help? Life Noggin takes a look at two popular PEDs — steroids and blood doping — to reveal their effects.


This Machine Hopes To Make Engineering Pharmaceuticals More Portable

If you’re a doctor working in a remote area or on the battlefield, getting access to medications can be tough. That may sound like the start of a commercial, but it’s a sometimes tragic fact. As far as we’ve come in the history of medicine, treatment isn’t as portable as we would like.


Man Learns The Hard Way That Selling Meth On A Dating App Is A Bad Idea 

Here’s a reminder for anyone who was thinking about selling meth on a dating app: Don’t do it!


Krokodil: The Designer Drug That Will Eat Your Flesh

It sounds like a direct-to-Netflix horror movie plot — a cheap, addictive drug available in a foreign land, that turns the user’s skin a scaly green colour. Soon it rots the flesh, causing the user’s skin to emulate that of a crocodile, leaving bone and muscle tissue exposed to the world. But the Russian drug known as krokodil is real.

Warning: Disturbing images of the effects of Krokodil below. This article may be shocking or upsetting for some people. Proceed with caution.


10 Scientific And Tech Visionaries Who Experimented With Drugs

Is intelligence related to an increased likelihood of recreational drug use? It’s an interesting hypothesis, and one that’s been gaining momentum in recent years.


There Really Is An LSD Shortage, And Here's Why

Lysergic acid diethylamide used to be everywhere. LSD played a huge role in shaping pop culture in the 1960s, and in the 1980s everyone lived in fear of LSD-laced temporary tattoos and acid-popping Satanists. But nowadays, you rarely hear about it. What happened?


FDA Approves First Implant To Treat Opioid Addiction

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Probuphine, the first implantable drug for the treatment of opioid dependence. It’s a welcome development at a time when scores of Americans are addicted to painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin.


There's Meth In These Burritos

US border agents near Nogales, AZ were busy this past weekend. In five busts, they confiscated a buffet of hard drugs inbound from Mexico — a haul valued at a combined $US928,000 ($1,292,860). The best part of the whole thing was this pair of meth burritos.


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