Thor Benson

The High Life

What Happens When Blind People Take Psychedelics

Visual stimuli play a critical role in the experience after all.
Thor Benson
4.20.17
Tonic

What Mixing Weed and Alcohol Does to Your Mind

Researchers now understand the science behind the crossfade.
Thor Benson
2.22.17
The High Life

What Mixing Weed and Alcohol Does to Your Mind

Researchers now understand the science behind the crossfade.
Thor Benson
2.22.17
Premieres

Y La Bamba Wants You to Get Free

We caught up with indie folk powerhouse Luz Elena Mendoza to talk the US election, mortality, and her return on new album 'Ojos Del Sol.' Plus, check out the premiere of Y La Bamba's new video "Libre."
Thor Benson
10.3.16
Weed

The Rise of Medical Marijuana for Kids

A growing number of states are allowing cannabis to treat young kids with epilepsy.
Thor Benson
5.12.14
beer

Buying Alcohol with Bitcoin Is Now Illegal in Ohio, For Some Reason

Can a cryptocurrency thrive if you can’t use it to buy booze?
Thor Benson
4.29.14
Motherboard Blog

The Latest Military Suicide Spike Is Hitting Unlikely Places

Reservists and National Guard soldiers are now more likely to kill themselves than their active duty peers.
Thor Benson
4.27.14
Radio

Anonymous' New Walkie Talkies Use Radio Waves to Access the Internet

The goal is to make information free: "Free as in 'free beer' and free as in 'Jeremy Hammond must be freed.'"
Thor Benson
4.24.14
motherboard show

Airpooler Wants to Rideshare the Sky

Catching up with the co-founder of Airpooler, an app that matches pilots with passengers in exchange for flight costs.
Thor Benson
4.8.14
Power

The War on Terror Has Turned Ethiopia Into a Surveillance State

According to a new Human Rights Watch report, the Ethiopian government has learned it can do whatever it wants in surveillance, as guided by American precedent.
Thor Benson
4.4.14
Weed

Just Add Pot: The Hydroponic Farming Company Ready to Grow Weed in 48 Hours

As soon as the next state legalizes the drug, at least.
Thor Benson
4.1.14
News

Crude Journalism

In 2012, an explosion at a Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California, sent 15,000 people to the hospital. This year, the multi-national energy corporation funded the <i>Richmond Standard</i>, an online local newspaper that is decidedly positive...
Thor Benson
3.26.14
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