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Psychoactive Vaults

Psychoactive Vaults

Essential First Aid Item: Activated Carbon Activated carbon, in powdered form, should be in every medicine cabinet and first aid kit. It is also known as activated charcoal. It is used around the world as a universal antidote for hundreds of poisons, including arsenic, mercury, pesticides, strychnine, warfarin, hemlock, E. Coli endotoxin, and gasoline. Over 4,000 chemicals, drugs, plant and microbial toxins, allergens, venoms, and wastes are effectively neutralized by activated charcoal, when it is given in sufficient quantities. Activated charcoal is also an effective detox for practically any drug overdose if administered in time. In 1813, French chemist Michel Bertrand swallowed five grams of arsenic trioxide: 150 times the lethal dose. In 1831, in front of his distinguished colleagues at the French Academy of Medicine, Professor Touery drank a deadly cocktail of strychnine and lived to tell the tale. Manufacture and Storage Risks: Charcoal significantly decreases a body's absorption of all nutrients and medications.

What would happen if I drilled a tunnel through the center of th& Want to really get away from it all? The farthest you can travel from home (and still remain on Earth) is about 7,900 miles (12,700 kilometers) straight down, but you'll have to journey the long way round to get there: 12,450 miles (20,036 kilometers) over land and sea. Why not take a shortcut, straight down? You can get there in about 42 minutes -- that's short enough for a long lunch, assuming you can avoid Mole Men, prehistoric reptiles and underworld denizens en route. Granted, most Americans would end up in the Indian Ocean, but Chileans could dine out on authentic Chinese, and Kiwis could tuck into Spanish tapas for tea [sources: NOVA; Shegelski]. Of course, you'd be in for a rough ride. For sake of argument (and survival) let's pretend the Earth is a cold, uniform, inert ball of rock. At the Earth's surface, gravity pulls on us at 32 feet (9.8 meters) per second squared. You're still moving at a heck of a clip, though, so don't expect to stop there.

Mescaline Vault : Peyote FAQ Erowid Note: This FAQ was not authored by Erowid. It may include out-of-date and/or incorrect information. Please check the version date to see when it was most recently revised. It appears on Erowid as part of our historical archives. Peyote has a long history of use as a medicinal and sacramental herb. As in the case of Teonanacatl, the sacred mushrooms of MesoAmerica, the fact that the peyote religion continues to exist despite centuries of persecution is a testament to its importance in the spiritual lives of many. Sacred Cactus Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a small (less than 12 cm in diameter), round cactus with fuzzy tufts instead of spines. Peyote is a native of the Chihuahan Desert, specifically, portions of the Rio Grande Valley in Southern Texas, and south as far as the state of San Luis Potosi in Mexico. Peyote is something of an alkaloid factory, producing upwards of 50 chemically related compounds. The Peyote Religion The religious use peyote is very ancient. Also;

Human Evolution & Archaeology Drugs-forum Drug profiles Drug profiles scientifically sound descriptions of drugs in the form of ‘drug profiles’. Presented in a standardised way, each profile briefly gives the chemistry, pharmacology, synthesis and precursors of each substance, as well as analysis, physical form (e.g. powder, tablet) and mode of use (e.g. ingested, snorted, injected). Most of the substances covered are controlled internationally by United Nations conventions. The profiles are available in German, English and French. Presented in a standardised way, each profile briefly gives the chemistry, pharmacology, synthesis and precursors of each substance, as well as analysis, physical form (e.g. powder, tablet) and mode of use (e.g. ingested, snorted, injected). Where appropriate, the profiles also contain sections on prevalence, street price and typical levels of purity, which will be updated annually on the basis of information provided by the Reitox network. The EMCDDA would like to thank: Dr Leslie A.

Does the Color Pink Exist? Scientists Arent Sure In a blog post, Robert Krulwich of the public radio show Radiolab noted that there is no pink in the colors of the rainbow. Pink is actually a combination of red and violet, two colors, which, if you look at a rainbow, are on the opposite sides of the arc. Remember the old colors of the rainbow mnemonic ROYGBIV? The R (red) is as far as it can get from V (violet). That’s where the trouble lies. Pink can’t exist in nature without a little rainbow-bending help, which would allow the shades of red and violet to commingle. I know, of course, that all colors are just waves of light, so every color we “see,” we see with our brains. (MORE: Hues You Can Use) So there you have it. We will leave the debate over the color pink to the experts, because we know one Pink who definitely still exists. PHOTOS: Color My Dog! PHOTOS: Color in the Midst of Protest

Ketamine Vault : FAQ This is not the most recent version of this FAQ. This version includes out-of-date and incorrect information. It appears on Erowid as part of our historical archives. The following is an early draft of a FAQ concerning recreational use of Ketamine Hydrochloride. *****WARNING: In the rave and club scene these days, especially in Europe, various substances are sold under the street names of Special K or Ketamine. DRUG : Ketamine Hydrochloride STREET NAMES : K, Ket, Ketamine, Special K, Vitamin K BRIEF : Ketamine is an anaesthetic used primarily for veterinary purposes. CHEMISTRY : 2-(2-Chlorophenyl1)-(methylamino)-cyclohexanone hydrochloride M.W. - 274.2 C13H16CINO-HCL LD50 (IPR-MUS): 400 mg/kg, LD50 (IVN-MUS): 77 mg/kg. white solid - melting point 266*C - non-flammable. REFERENCES : Merck Index, 11th Ed., No. 5174 Anis, N.A., Berry, S.C., Burton, N.R., Lodge, D. PSYCHEDELIC INDICATIONS : Ketamine does not treat music so well. ORAL DOSE : A Line Dose is about 1.0 mg/lb. body mass.

Scientist creates lifelike cells out of metal | MNN - Mother Nature Network - StumbleUpon Scientists trying to create artificial life generally work under the assumption that life must be carbon-based, but what if a living thing could be made from another element? One British researcher may have proven that theory, potentially rewriting the book of life. Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow has created lifelike cells from metal — a feat few believed feasible. The discovery opens the door to the possibility that there may be life forms in the universe not based on carbon, reports New Scientist. Even more remarkable, Cronin has hinted that the metal-based cells may be replicating themselves and evolving. "I am 100 percent positive that we can get evolution to work outside organic biology," he said. The high-functioning "cells" that Cronin has built are constructed from large polyoxometalates derived from a range of metal atoms, like tungsten. The metallic bubbles are certainly cell-like, but are they actually alive? The early results have been encouraging.