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Sasha Shulgin, Known as ‘Godfather Of Ecstasy,’ Dead At 88

Sasha Shulgin, Known as ‘Godfather Of Ecstasy,’ Dead At 88

By Zach Walton June 3, 2014

Sasha Shulgin is known by many as the “Godfather of Ecstasy” due to his role in inventing the popular party drug. It wasn’t the only chemist’s only achievement, however, and it’s proper to remember a brilliant scientist upon his death. …

Vitamin D Supplements: Proven Useless? Vitamin D Supplements: Proven Useless?

Vitamin D Supplements have been found practically useless in a new study out of New Zealand which flies in the face of everything that we have been told. Vitamin D has been thought helpful in the prevention of many diseases …

Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News
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What’s ashen, dark, and dead all over? Earth, potentially – if a supervolcano ever explodes! The truth is, if a supervolcano were to actually erupt, it could indeed be an extended winter for us – a volcanic winter, that is. …

Scientists Use Vodka to Send a Text Message Scientists Use Vodka to Send a Text Message
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Researchers at York University in Toronto have finally found a good use for vodka. Using a simple setup with a spritzer and a receiver, placed apart from one another on a table, they were able to send the world’s first …

Archiving Every Word Mark Zuckerberg Has Ever Said Archiving Every Word Mark Zuckerberg Has Ever Said

Mark Zuckerberg has made a lot of money convincing people that they should contribute to a public, permanent record of everything they’ve ever said or done. Now, in a project that can only be described as the most poetic of …

More Than One Third of Americans Own a Tablet More Than One Third of Americans Own a Tablet

The number of Americans who own tablets is rising – fast. According to a new report from Pew, 35% of Americans aged 16 and older own a tablet, up from 25% last year. Five years ago, only 5% of adults …

3D Printer Industry To See Massive Growth 3D Printer Industry To See Massive Growth

There’s no denying the cool factor that 3D printers have gained over the last few years. This has led to an increase in purchases from hobbyists and other non-industry consumers. That increase is now leading to explosive growth in the …

15% of Americans Don’t Use the Internet 15% of Americans Don’t Use the Internet
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You’re reading this article. You probably checked your email at some point this morning. You also posted a Facebook update, checked your Twitter feed, or scrolled over reddit too. I know you did – I won’t tell your boss. To …

Insulin Treatments for Diabetes May Become Obsolete Insulin Treatments for Diabetes May Become Obsolete

Type-1 diabetes is a medical condition in which patients suffer from a deficiency of insulin, produced in the islets of Langerhans region of the pancreas. Insulin is responsible for regulating the metabolism of energy in the body, primarily in the …

Big Data Spending to Surge This Year Big Data Spending to Surge This Year

As technology manufacturers deal with falling PC sales, many companies are turning to their enterprise solutions and services businesses to shore up revenues. One of the solutions that shows the most promise is the burgeoning big data industry. As the …

Autism Project in GA is Working for Early Diagnosis Autism Project in GA is Working for Early Diagnosis

Hearing that your child has a disorder is nothing any parent wants to hear, but often many developmental disorders are discovered when the child is fairly young. This isn’t always the case with autism, though, as the median age children …

Chronic Pain, Is It All In The Brain? Chronic Pain, Is It All In The Brain?
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“Mind over matter” is advice that seems to come up again and again these days. Can this advice be helpful even with something as brutally overwhelming as chronic pain? Well, according to new research much of the pain is wired …

USA! USA! We're Number One...in Porn! USA! USA! We're Number One...in Porn!
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Hello fellow Americans. Recently losing our obesity crown to Mexico has probably got you feeling a bit down, and I understand that. Chanting “We’re Number two, we’re number two” doesn’t really have the same ring to it. We’re still number …

Online, People Are Made Nicer by Other Niceness Online, People Are Made Nicer by Other Niceness
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If a book, TV show, movie, restaurant, etc. is incredibly popular (I mean, everyone is raving about it), there’s a chance that you might assign it a positive rating too – even if you weren’t that impressed. Call it peer …

This Mosquito Video Will Make You Feel Icky This Mosquito Video Will Make You Feel Icky

Mosquitoes are the worst insect to ever grace this planet. They take a person’s blood without asking, and only leave behind West Nile and Malaria in its place. I thought a video showing how a Mosquito bites an animal would …

Google Glass May Just Help The Blind 'See' Google Glass May Just Help The Blind 'See'

What do you think of when you hear about Google Glass? Is it Google being stingy about porn and facial recognition, or is it about the potential for crazy augmented reality video games? There’s even more that Google Glass can …

Study: Google Not Satisfying Like It Used To Study: Google Not Satisfying Like It Used To
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Research out this week from Foresee finds that customer satisfaction with Google (and other search engines and social networks) is down significantly. The firm suggests that the proliferation of advertising (especially in search engines) is “diminishing the customer experience.” Do …