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Magic mushroom’s positive effects lasting over a year, say researchers

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine claim to have determined the proper dose levels needed to create positive changes in attitudes, mood, life satisfaction, and behavior that persist for more than a year with the psychoactive substance in so-called “magic mushrooms.” The findings are the latest in…

IRS looks to destroy the entire medical marijuana industry, Calif. seller warns

Tax lawsuit could force reclassification of cannabis to Schedule III The founder of one marijuana dispensary in California is taking action to prevent the IRS from destroying the entire medical marijuana industry. Lynette Shaw, the owner and founder of Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana (MAMM) in Fairfax, California, was stunned…

Cocaine is found at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

A packet of white powder that was found at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where the space shuttle launches, has tested positive for cocaine, according to NASA’s Inspector General’s office. The packet contained “4.2 grams of a white powdery substance” and was “found in a NASA facility at KSC on March…

DEA to legalize marijuana only for ‘Big Pharma,’ NORML claims

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposal to reclassify the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana as a Schedule III substance would allow pharmaceutical companies to market the drug while still penalizing common recreational use, according to marijuana law reform advocates. The main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is currently a…

Smoking causes gene damage in minutes

WASHINGTON DC, United States—Those first few puffs on a cigarette can within minutes cause genetic damage linked to cancer, US scientists said in a study released Saturday. In fact, researchers said the “effect is so fast that it’s equivalent to injecting the substance directly into the bloodstream,” in findings described…

Novel material brings ‘invisibility cloak’ closer to reality

PARIS — Physicists in Scotland said on Thursday they had devised a flexible material that manipulates light, marking a small step towards “invisibility” clothing beloved of science fiction writers and Harry Potter. The work is in the domain of metamaterials, or compounds with a surface that interacts with light thanks…

Colin Powell decries ‘nonsense’ attacks on Obama

Colin Powell says Republicans should challenge Obama on policy and substance, not ‘nonsense’ Retired Gen. Colin Powell, a moderate Republican who endorsed Barack Obama in 2008, says the president’s critics should be going after him on policy, not “nonsense.” “Fringe” elements on the right are taking a low road when…

Marine biologist claims US Coast Guard involved in Corexit spraying

A marine biologist working with a group of environmentalists to save sea turtles claims the U.S. Coast Guard is involved in spraying a toxic chemical dispersant over the Gulf of Mexico; and he says it has already traveled inland. “Do I think there’s dispersants coming in and mixing with our…

BP ignores government order to stop using toxic oil dispersant in Gulf

Professor says chemicals ‘worse than oil’; Corexit substance also known as ‘deodorized kerosene’, poses risk to man and animal alike After initially approving a chemical oil dispersant called Corexit, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency retracted it’s allowance and ordered British Petroleum to stop dumping the mysterious chemical substance by Sunday.…

NASA searches staff after cocaine found in space shuttle hangar

Some 200 NASA employees were tested for cocaine Wednesday after the agency found traces of the substance in a hangar where maintenance work is being carried out on the space shuttle Discovery, according to news reports out of Florida. According to News Channel 13 in Orlando, a NASA employee found…

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