When 18th Century Scientists Got Everybody Wasted on Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, hippie crack and whip-its, was around long before Burning Man parties. In fact, it was the subject of a series of mind-blowing experiments by scientists over 200 years ago, who tested the gas on themselves and many delighted volunteers, for "research." » 8/21/14 2:40pm Thursday 2:40pm

How Mushrooms Expand Your Mind and Amplify Your Brain's Dreaming Areas

Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in mushrooms, can alter consciousness profoundly. Robin Carhart-Harris, co-author of a newly published study that examines the effects of psilocybin on brain activity, explains how his team is piecing together the mechanisms that cause its mind-expanding effects. » 7/03/14 2:30pm 7/03/14 2:30pm

Watch Curious Alice, Perhaps the Worst (Best?) Anti-Drug Film Ever Made

Released in 1971 by the National Institute of Mental Health, "Curious Alice" was supposed to educate children on the perils of drug abuse. Instead, through a series of creative missteps, it managed to equate a drug trip with a phantasmagoria of whimsy and discovery, missing its intended mark in truly spectacular… » 4/27/14 3:00pm 4/27/14 3:00pm

Hidden in This Beautiful Jewelry is a Secret Drug-Science Reference

Much as we love the present trend of sticking drug-molecules on everything from coffee mugs to t-shirts, we crave something new. Fortunately, science-themed artist Delftia has a novel take on subtle drug jewelry: pendants that replicate spider webs spun under the influence of psychoactive drugs. » 4/18/14 3:19pm 4/18/14 3:19pm