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How Using Cannabis Affects Intelligence (M) Marijuana legalization sees temporary rise in traffic fatalities in some US states. Smart drugs / nootropics ? Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School. ‘Krokodil House,’ Photos from an Incredibly Bleak Russian Drug Den. A drug can make sleep optional. Stuff like this is the dry straw of punditry: There’s virtually nothing about Modafinil’s off-label use that doesn’t invite speculation, and no way to disprove that speculation in the short term.

A drug can make sleep optional

Will not having to sleep mean managers will work longer hours? Will lower-level workers? Will marriages crumble after doubling the amount of time you have to stay interesting to your partner? Will the bars ever close? Will our infrastructure be able to generate enough electricity to keep the lights on all night? As it happens, the drug had been around as a narcolepsy treatment since its UK launch in 1998, and has already generated a fair amount of scholarship around those questions. Modafinil - the time-shifting drug. The wonders of pharmacology keep appearing regularly, each new drug seemingly too good to be true.

Modafinil - the time-shifting drug

In recent times there have been several killer apps for the drug industry – chemical substances that replace depression with a happy disposition or bolster a flagging sex drive to royal command performance (with encore) levels. Prozac and Viagra provided benefits so compelling they have entered everyday language and have a global following. Now there’s another “drug-most-likely-to-succeed” – this one enables you to stay awake for 40+ hours with close to full mental capacity with few side effects. Coffee vs. beer: which drink makes you more creative? — What I Learned Today. I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.

Coffee vs. beer: which drink makes you more creative? — What I Learned Today

When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few days in Montreal, no one’s been allowed to drink the water due to a bacteria leakage, which also means, no coffee. So instead, I grabbed the next best thing to help me get going - a beer. This got me wondering about coffee and beer and which one would actually help me be more creative and get work done.

Hopefully, this will help you decide when it’s best to have that triple shot espresso or ice cold brew. What is creativity really? From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. Why 'Breaking Bad' Should Be Set in China. Above: a Thai policeman guards a shipment of meth pills smuggled from China.

Why 'Breaking Bad' Should Be Set in China

Heroin Makes a Comeback, Especially in Small Towns. How easy is it to invent and manufacture a recreational drug that does not break any laws? By Mike Power, The GuardianFriday, November 1, 2013 2:48 EDT The reason so many new drugs are appearing is because we keep banning them.

How easy is it to invent and manufacture a recreational drug that does not break any laws?

It’s time for a change of approach How easy is it to invent and manufacture a recreational drug that does not break any UK drug laws? I just spent the last two months doing exactly that – and the answer might surprise you. Since 2008, the emergence of legal highs has wrong-footed policymakers, parents and police. Most stories about legal and illegal drugs in the mass media are at best hysterical and inaccurate, and at worst simply untrue, so I decided to put this particular claim to the test. The market in legal highs is growing. Epilepsy Drug Allows Adults To Learn Perfect Pitch And New Languages As If They Were Children.

The drug revolution that no one can stop — Matter. MY JOURNEY, FROM MIKE POWER TO JOHN BUCKLEY, from investigative journalist to drug designer, started six weeks earlier.

The drug revolution that no one can stop — Matter

To understand exactly how access to designer drugs has changed—to see exactly how easy it is to commission, purchase and import powerful new compounds that are beyond the reach of the law—I decided to get one made myself. The Light That Burns: Night-Time Illumination and Melatonin Suppression - The Nexian. By Bancopuma on Friday, 14 March 2014, hits: 2670 Darkness is good for us; it is an ally that heals us.

The Light That Burns: Night-Time Illumination and Melatonin Suppression - The Nexian Bitcoin is immortal, so you might as well embrace it.

New technologies almost always follow a predictable pattern. They start off exclusive, expensive and as something that grants power to a privileged few, all while some lucky nerd sits atop an ever-growing pile of money at the top of the pyramid. But eventually, those very same pieces of innovation become cheap, ubiquitous and totally standard until they’re replaced by the next big thing. When It Comes To Pot Vs. Alcohol, The Facts Are Hard To Ignore. Ezra Klein: Here's something most people don't know about marijuana.

When It Comes To Pot Vs. Alcohol, The Facts Are Hard To Ignore

Officially the U.S. government classifies it as a Schedule I drug. That is the strictest classification they have, period, full stop. That means the government thinks marijuana is more dangerous than Schedule II drugs like cocaine or meth. Why we can’t wage war on drugs – Mike Jay. When the US President Richard Nixon announced his ‘war on drugs’ in 1971, there was no need to define the enemy.

Why we can’t wage war on drugs – Mike Jay

10 most awesome drug scenes in movie history. Since movies began, directors have struggled, both politically and artistically, with how to translate the drug experience into a visual medium. What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time? The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory.

Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain. First, the basics: Marijuana contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which acts on the brain's cannabinoid receptors. Alcohol depresses the central nervous system. Trying to compare the two isn't even like comparing apples and oranges, says Gary Wenk, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Ohio State University. "It's apples and vegetables. After individuals drank a large dose of alcohol, the THC levels in their blood plasma nearly doubled. So does combining weed and alcohol just add their respective effects together? Here's What Your Eyes Look Like When You Take Different Drugs. Eyes are the window to your soul, and that doesn't stop being true no matter how many illegal substances you consume on a night out. But can your eyes really tell when you're actually on something?

From pupils the size of a needlepoint to huge black holes with barely visible irises, we snapped our way through Berlin's nightclubs to see if people's eyeballs could tell us the night's story. H The stuff in drugs that makes you relaxed, happy or just really awake not only manipulates the neurotransmitters in your brain, but can also affect physiological processes in your body. The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal. The movement to completely change the way you get high. 'Our purity is above 99%': the Chinese labs churning out legal highs for the west. Home-Brewed Heroin. FDA ticks off first drug to treat radiation sickness after nuclear disasters. A drug long-used to counter the negative effects of chemotherapy has won US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in treating the nasty effects of exposure to radiation following a nuclear disaster. Known commercially as Neupogen, the drug has been shown to work by shielding the body's white blood cells to heighten a patient's chances of survival.

Neupogen, or filgrastim as it is otherwise known, is a synthetic protein that boosts the growth of infection-fighting white blood cells. Where the production of these cells is hampered in cancer patients by chemotherapy and radiation therapy, Neupogen can be used to stimulate the growth, maturation and release of white cells from the bone marrow. The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults - The American Journal of Medicine. Your Brain on Coffee, Wine, and Cannabis. 5 disturbing drugs that you never wanted to know about. 'Smart drug' taken by one in four students really does boost performance. Foodandwine. Newly Risen From Yeast: THC. Photo In August, researchers announced they had genetically engineered yeast to produce the powerful painkiller hydrocodone.

America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker. By Steven Brill. This Simple Graph Shows How Long Different Drugs Remain in Your Blood. Log In. Photo.