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Are Acid Flashbacks A Myth?

Reports of drug-induced flashbacks have existed since the 1950s. Though the term “flashback” wasn’t used specifically until 1969, as early as 1954 scientists noticed LSD users complaining of a reoccurrence of ...
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How To Stop Hackers

Imagine a world where security guards learn to be robbers first. The guards take a class where they don black masks and smash through a glass case to appropriate jewels, or stick-up a bank and zip away. Once they’ve demon...
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Air Pollution Deaths Around The World [Infographic]

You’ve probably seen those photos of Beijing on a bad pollution day. Such days come and go, but the effects of even small amounts of increased pollution may linger in a population for a long time. Several studies have est...
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Erase Bad Memories In Your Sleep

While the body sleeps, the brain is busy filing away the day’s activities, processing memories so they can be recalled later on. Under the influence of Ambien, sleep has been shown to improve recall of bad memories. But n...
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See Coral Reefs Like Never Before Thanks To Gorgeous New Panoramas

Today the Catlin Seaview Survey—which recently brought us some amazing views of the Galápagos coastline—launches the first-of-its-kind database of our underwater world. Catlin Seaview Survey began with a comprehensive stud...
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Your Autumn Guide To Apples [Infographic]

The Baldwin. The Northern Spy. Apples are almost always named after old, moneyed English people and books they would read. And now that fall is here, it’s basically Downton Abbey. Sean Seidell, an information designer who...
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The Week In Numbers: Sad News For Life On Mars, Earth’s Smallest Car, And More

1.3 parts per billion: the maximum concentration of methane in the Martian atmosphere, according to a new analysis from the rover Curiosity (sadly, this means the red planet is probably not home to living organisms) 260 million...
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Republicans Block Proposal For National Science Laureate, Fearing Science

Earlier this week, House Republicans quietly blocked a proposal that would institute the position of science laureate of the United States. It was expected to sail by–after all, who could possibly have a problem with an h...
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4 New Legless Lizards Discovered In California

You always knew there was something creepy about LAX. Now, a pair of researchers has discovered four new species of legless lizards—technically not snakes—one of which lives underneath the dunes at the end of a runway at Lo...
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