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Should The Rich Be Able To Buy Places On Clinical Trials?

“But you have missed the bigger idea!” exclaimed Peter Lanciano, grabbing the pepper grinder and banging it on the table. “The problem isn’t how to get my drug into Mr Pepperpot. The problem is how to protect me from being sued if Mr Pepperpot dies.”


Hilariously Absurd Carl Sagan Video Proves That LSD Is Starstuff Too

I don’t what is this re-edit of the Mars episode of the original Cosmos. I don’t know who made it. And I don’t care. I just want more of it and I know that Dr Sagan would have approved.


Could A Simple Pill Make You Mentally Stronger?

Camp Mackall, North Carolina, is home to the US Army’s ‘survival school’. Here, soldiers take part in survival, evasion, resistance and escape (SERE) training. This is among the toughest of all US military training programmes.


Short Film: The Tale Of A 13-Year-Old Drug Mule Across The Deadly Desert

Video: This is the story of Manny, a 13-year-old boy from Tijuana who has to pay the bills for his family. Weak, poor, desperate, Manny is ripe prey for the merciless Mexican drug lords who sent him into the Arizona desert as a mule. But things are not what they seem. The reality is even worse than that.


Heroin, Guns, Stolen Credit Cards: Meet Evolution, The New Silk Road

There’s been a power vacuum in the online drug trade since black market Silk Road got busted. It won’t last. The internet abhors a vacuum just as much as nature. The proof is Evolution, a smarter, more morally bankrupt version of the Silk Road that’s on the rise.


Future Painkillers Might Be Made From Yeast, Not Poppies

Ever since humans first noticed the mind-altering effects of poppies, we’ve planted vast fields of the flowers to make drugs that range from the legal (morphine) to the illegal (heroin). Our strongest legitimate painkillers still originate in these large, unwieldy, and pesky-to-regulate poppy fields. But what if we could just brew vats of morphine-making yeast?


Drone Crashes While Smuggling Weed Into US Prison

These days, there’s no need to stuff drugs up your butt to get them into a prison — you can just drop them in from your trusty drone. Unless you crash it, that is.


The Tiniest Propeller Ever Can Sneak Between Cells

Researchers want to use microscopic nanobots for drug delivery and other tasks inside the human body, but there are still places the micro machines can’t get. Now, scientists have made the smallest bot yet, a magnet-guided corkscrew so tiny, it can sneak through the pores in human connective tissue.


Are Smart Drugs Really That Smart?

Are we asking the right questions about smart drugs? Marek Kohn looks at what they can do for us — and what they can’t.


Paracetamol Might Affect Pain Receptors The Same Way Marijuana Does

Video: Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) is one of the most popular pain relievers in the world, but no one seems to know why it actually works. There are some theories though; some researchers say Acetaminophen affects some pain receptors the same way marijuana does.


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