Scientists Find a Paradoxical Explanation For The Munchies

A study published in this week's issue of Nature sheds new light on why pot makes you really really hungry – even when you should feel full. » 2/20/15 1:50pm 2/20/15 1:50pm

Does Researching Casual Marijuana Use Cause Brain Abnormalities?

Last week, a study was published that claimed to establish a link between casual marijuana use and abnormalities in the brains of recreational users. Intrigued by a claim made by one of the paper's authors in the wave of ensuing press coverage, UC Berkeley computational biologist Lior Pachter decided to take a closer… » 4/22/14 8:20am 4/22/14 8:20am

Darkscorch Canticles Is a Gamer's Musical Fever Dream, With Wizards

What is Darkscorch? Is it an album of 70s metal songs about pagan rites, wizards, and Sauron? A board game about being a band battling for a record deal? Elaborate maps sketched on graph paper in 10th grade study hall? Yes. Darkscorch is all of these things. » 4/04/14 2:40pm 4/04/14 2:40pm

What can we actually learn from the UK's first marijuana 'overdose'?

Gemma Moss recently became the first woman in Britain "ruled to have been poisoned to death by smoking cannabis," her sudden death referred to by tabloids as "the tragic proof that cannabis can kill." But Moss's story, while undeniably sad, has told us next to nothing about the dangers of pot. At the same time, its… » 2/01/14 10:00am 2/01/14 10:00am

You Can Smoke Pot In GTA V, According to Ratings Board

We had a hunch it was going to be possible, and, now, the people who rate video games are letting the cat out of the dimebag. You can smoke pot in GTA V, according to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. That same group has offered a bunch of other mild spoilers for GTA V, if you're interested. » 8/20/13 7:46pm 8/20/13 7:46pm

What are the deadliest drugs in the United States?

Which drugs are actually killing Americans? Popular Science combed through overdose statistics from the CDC and turned the numbers into an infographic. » 4/25/13 12:47pm 4/25/13 12:47pm

Drivers high on weed test their driving skills

Three drivers, plenty of pot, a driving course and a drug recognition expert from the local Sheriff's department. You know where this is going. » 2/18/13 7:40am 2/18/13 7:40am

Bad news, everyone: smoking too much pot as a teen could permanently…

One of the most thorough studies of its kind has concluded that smoking too much reefer as a teenager is linked to significant cognitive decline. More frightening still: the effects could be permanent. Here's everything you need to know about the study's findings. » 8/28/12 8:10am 8/28/12 8:10am

How many joints would you have to smoke to die of a marijuana overdose?

The short answer? An absolutely comical amount, perhaps lit by a jet engine. It would also help if you owned a residence in Toontown or were physically a Tex Avery illustration. In a 1988 DEA brief, Judge Francis Young did the math and broke down just how much sticky-icky it would take to off you entirely: » 3/08/12 7:15am 3/08/12 7:15am

Driving stoned doubles your risk of a serious car crash

Evidence suggests that driving high may be less dangerous than driving drunk, but driving stoned is still driving impaired — and assuming otherwise could get you killed. » 2/10/12 9:20am 2/10/12 9:20am

This is what your brain on drugs really looks like

Scientists this week published a study that reveals what the human brain looks like under the influence of psilocybin, the hallucinogenic chemical found in magic mushrooms. » 1/25/12 9:05am 1/25/12 9:05am

Obesity is less common in pot smokers

Here's a scientific finding you probably never saw coming: two studies that examined over 50,000 people between them have revealed that pot smokers — despite being prone to serious cases of the munchies — actually have a lower risk of obesity than people who pass on the grass. » 9/07/11 11:00am 9/07/11 11:00am

Is this the most insane comic Stan Lee's ever written?

In 1962's Strange Tales #94, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby teamed up to create the short comic "SAVE ME FROM THE WEED!" In this tale, a weed is bombarded with radioactive dust and immediately conspires to take over the world. » 5/08/11 5:15pm 5/08/11 5:15pm

The Most Righteous Science Fiction and Fantasy Bongs

Speculative fiction ignites a spark of the imagination and blazes a trail of exploration throughout the cosmos. So it's only natural for us to pay tribute to the greatest science fiction and fantasy-themed bongs. » 4/20/11 11:21am 4/20/11 11:21am

When You Need To Get Stoned And Watch Scifi - Try These Shows

Yesterday was 4/20, a day for celebrating the miracle of marijuana across the globe. But when you're watching scifi TV, every day is 4/20. We have the ultimate list of stoner-friendly TV. Pack a bowl and tune in! » 4/21/10 5:15pm 4/21/10 5:15pm

Is Science Fiction The Genre Of Weed?

Science fiction may be the most marijuana-friendly genre out there, argues MindFood. When people light up in SF movies and TV, they generally don't get punished. Scientists and leaders smoke out. And many SF films make more sense stoned. [MindFood] » 4/20/10 12:20pm 4/20/10 12:20pm

Cheech & Chong Zapped Into Tron

Cheech & Chong reunite to play out our deepest late-night fantasies: racing your buddy on a lightcycle, while frakked out of your mind. Yep, it's another hilariously weird Tron video. It's becoming a whole genre. » 7/15/09 9:30am 7/15/09 9:30am