This Week in Science
Researchers Found Bacteria in the Human Brain
The brain was thought to be a sterile place. What are they doing there?
People Are Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria at the Beach
This is how scared you should be.
Shrooms Give You the Weirdest Sleep
"I felt as if luminescent creatures from the depths of the ocean were swimming along my eyeballs."
Friends Don't Let Friends Burn Absinthe
Marc Bernhard, a craft absinthe distiller based in Washington, knowns damn well that the green fairy won't make you hallucinate, and he rails against the popular practice in some bars of lighting the sugar cube on fire.
This Fish Makes People Trip Balls
"I saw the angel of death come to take me."
A Few Shroom Trips Could Change Your Political Beliefs
Hallucinations aren't the only way psychedelics change how you see the world.
'Breath Therapy' Gave Me the Best High of My Life
Heavy breathing to a techno beat can be like tripping on hallucinogenic drugs.
Anders Haubart Madsen
I Took Shrooms and Made Up Nonsensical Words
Thinking up nonsense words is a common effect of psychedelics.
See Double with Hallucinatory Female Porrtraits
See if you can crack the “mind puzzle” paintings of Toronto-based artist Alex Garant.
Next Level Absinthe Tripping Has Always Been Psychosomatic
Lofty 19th century Romantics were really into knocking back absinthe because they believed that it allowed them to transcend the mere mortals of this earth. Sadly, absinthe isn't actually hallucinogenic and any tripping was all in their heads.