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John Perry Barlow, EFF Cofounder and Author of 1996 Cyberspace Manifesto, Dies at 70

John Perry Barlow, cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and author of the 1996 manifesto, A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, has died. He was 70 years old. Read More >>

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Why Acid Trips Last So Very, Very Long

People who have “experimented” with LSD know that its mind-altering effects can last upwards of 18 to 24 hours, which is unusual for a hallucinogenic drug. After nearly 30 years of research, scientists have finally mapped the physical structure of this fascinating molecule, revealing why it tends to linger in the brain. Read More >>

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LSD Can Mess With the Language Centers 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. Read More >>

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This is What Really Happens to Your Brain When You’re Tripping on LSD

For the first time ever, researchers have peered into the brains of people tripping out on LSD. The groundbreaking scans reveal the dramatic extent to which the psychedelic drug affects normal brain function, while pointing towards therapies for similar psychological disorders. Read More >>

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Steak Laced With LSD Hospitalises Family

A family of four had to be taken to hospital after eating some steak bought from a US supermarket chain. It soon emerged that the meat had been laced with LSD by someone somewhere in the supply chain. For a laugh. Read More >>

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Drugs Are Funny (When it Happens to Someone Else, Like Ben Fogle)

Clean-living outdoor adventurer hunk Ben Fogle claims he was the victim of a drink-spiking attack, with something akin to an unscheduled LSD trip triggering a psychotic fit and making him try to jump out of his home's windows. Read More >>

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Watch Britain Test LSD On Soldiers Way Back In 1963

It seems 1960s Britain was very different from today. For some strange reason, the British Army thought it'd be a great idea to see what LSD did to its troops, and filmed the whole thing for you to laugh at 49 years' later. Read More >>

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Steve Jobs’s Pentagon File: Blackmail Fears, Youthful Arrest and LSD Cubes

Steve Jobs thought someone might kidnap his daughter in order to blackmail him, according to a newly released Department of Defense document that was filled out in the 1980s when Jobs underwent a background check for a Top Secret security clearance. Read More >>

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Can LSD Cure Your Addictions?

You might not expect one of the most potent hallucinogens of all time to be useful in the treatment of addiction. But weirdly that's exactly what a new study shows. Read More >>