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
politics

Ohio Bans Campaign Lies, but the Supreme Court Might Soon Change That

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court weighed arguments against Ohio's law that insist it is an unconstitutional abridgment of free speech.
Thor Benson
4.24.14
Gay Rights

Turkey Is Planning the World's First Openly Gay Prison

The justice minister announced that Turkey has come up with an initiation to “protect convicts” by constructing separate LGBT prisons.
Thor Benson
4.15.14
MARIJUANA

You Can Now Get Your Weed from a Vending Machine

Similar vending machines have existed behind the counter before, but this is the first one that customers can operate on their own.
Thor Benson
4.15.14
russia

The Last Journalists in Russia

We spoke with Dozhd TV’s editor–in-chief, Mikhail Zygar, as the staff fights to keep their station alive in Russia.
Thor Benson
4.12.14
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