The Weird Science Issue
Humanity’s Beta Versions
People view evolution as linear incremental improvements. But the truth is much messier. For example, 2 million years ago there were multiple species of Homo existing in the same region of Africa. It was one giant Homo party, if you will.
The Cat Offers Itself
While William S. Burroughs is increasingly regarded as one of the most important writers of the 20th century, but his artistic genius is often overshadowed by tales of his outlaw lifestyle. Of all the wild stories in Burroughs’s life, the best (and...
Futurism isn’t what it used to be. In late-1950s and early-60s U. S. of A., the sensibility was entirely optimistic. The reasonable adults who had infested city-adjacent farmland, creating car-contingent lifestyle paradigms, wondered when they’d be...
Pages from the Lab Notebook of Alexander Shulgin
Presented here is an assortment of unpublished pages ranging from Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin’s first psychedelic synthesis to his later investigations of MDMA derivatives and γ-ray-emitting radiopsychedelics.
I met with Professor Malcolm Dando from the University of Bradford, a biologist turned international security guru, to discuss how the chemicals sloshing around in your brain can be manipulated by law enforcement agencies for diabolical ends.