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      By Hamilton Morris Jun 5, 2014

      Goodbye, Alexander Shulgin

      There is absolutely no question Shulgin was a unique visionary and extraordinary chemist. But it would be a mistake to think that his career was the product of an entirely unique understanding of chemistry—and that was his greatest power.

      By Hamilton Morris Jun 5, 2014
      By Hamilton Morris Apr 1, 2014

      Getting High on HIV Medication

      In 1998, the antiretroviral drug efavirenz was approved for treatment of HIV infection, and patients soon began to report hallucinations. Hamilton Morris travels to South Africa to interview efavirenz abusers and dealers and study how the life-saving medi…

      By Hamilton Morris Apr 1, 2014
      By Hamilton Morris Feb 7, 2014

      Adam Green Plans to Remake 'Aladdin'

      Though Adam Green is best known for his music, he's also a painter, sculptor, poet, and, as of recently, a filmmaker. He's one of those rare visionaries who hemorrhage genius. He is now embarking on a film project titled Adam Green's Aladdin that w…

      By Hamilton Morris Feb 7, 2014
      By Hamilton Morris Jan 10, 2014

      Swazi Gold

      Hamilton Morris travels to Swaziland hoping to chemically analyze the cannabinoids present in some of the local strains. Instead, he finds a country steeped in political corruption and economic turmoil.

      By Hamilton Morris Jan 10, 2014
      By Hamilton Morris Nov 2, 2013

      'Deadly Force' Tonight at Spectacle

      On August 4, 1977 Ronald Burkholder––biochemist, penguin researcher, and laser specialist––was shot six times outside his laboratory by the LAPD. He died immediately after. Tonight I am screening Richard Cohen's documentary Deadly Force, the defini…

      By Hamilton Morris Nov 2, 2013
      By Hamilton Morris Sep 19, 2013

      The Ambien Effect

      Ambien has been prescribed to millions of insomniacs, yet most people are seldom aware it also possesses the ability to normalize functioning in certain types of damaged neurons, a phenomenon called "the Ambien effect." The first awakening occurred in 199…

      By Hamilton Morris Sep 19, 2013
      By Hamilton Morris May 3, 2013

      Tanks for the Memories

      With comedian Joe Rogan as his guide, Hamilton Morris travels across the United States seeking new heights of sensory deprivation. In part one, he investigates what happens to the mind, body, and spirit while inside the tank.

      By Hamilton Morris May 3, 2013
      By Hamilton Morris Sep 22, 2012

      The Novelizer

      Sadly, the market for novelizations has begun to dry up. So I called Alan Dean Foster, author of novelizations for many films like 'Alien' and 'Star Wars,' to find out how the science-fiction fans of tomorrow will satisfy their appetite for transmedia lit…

      By Hamilton Morris Sep 22, 2012
      By Hamilton Morris Sep 20, 2012

      Criminal Chlorination

      There exist gentlemen scientists, who seek to further the field of psychoactive-drug synthesis in the privacy of their own homes. Here I present an interview with a clandestine chemist whose curiosity of forbidden molecules left him locked in a cage.

      By Hamilton Morris Sep 20, 2012
      By Hamilton Morris Sep 7, 2012

      Letter from the Guest Editor

      I looked deep and found things that palpate the tender abdomen of what we call science with a cold, ungloved finger. Inhale the alkyl nitrites of curiosity and penetrate the puckered sphincter of knowledge, scientia!

      By Hamilton Morris Sep 7, 2012