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From San Diego, California. "Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshiped and fondled like a priceless diamond." -Hunter S. Thompson

Study: Scientists Test MDMA For Psychotherapy In California

Study: Scientists Test MDMA For Psychotherapy In California. / Shutterstock

A team of psychotherapists at a Marin County clinic now have permission to start using ecstasy in therapy trials. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Anselmo psychiatrist and MDMA psychotherapy advocate Dr. Philip Wolfson is recruiting 18 people for ...

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About 4.2 Billion People Worldwide Still Have No Internet Access

Mobile broadband is seen as the savior, but barriers such as a lack of network coverage and content in local languages have to be overcome. / Flickr

About 4.2 Billion People Worldwide Still Have No Internet Access. The number of people using the Internet is growing at a steady rate, but 4.2 billion out of 7.4 billion will still be offline by the end of 2015. Overall, ...

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Titan Krios Microscope Could Heal Infectious Diseases

Underground Microscope Could Lead to Curing Infectious Diseases. /Imgur

Researchers from University of Virginia are using an underground microscope to make discoveries about many different strains of bacteria. The Titan Krios microscope is buried below the Fontaine Research Park, under tons of concrete, to keep it completely stable. There are only ...

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Madagascar’s Panther Chameleons Are Actually 11 Different Species

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Researchers have discovered 11 new chameleon species in Madagascar, casually hiding in plain sight. What makes these lizards special is that their camouflage was so effective that biologists thought initially they were dealing with only one species – the panther ...

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Man Diagnosed With Lassa Fever Dies In U.S. After Liberia Trip

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Highly magnified cells depict the Lassa virus, which causes severe disease that sometimes leads to death.

A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said. The man recently returned from Liberia, ...

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Cancer Tumors Destroyed By Berry Found In Queensland Rainforest

Berries on the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the Atherton Tablelands in tropical north Queensland. Photograph: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Drug derived from the fruit of the blushwood tree kills cancerous tumors long-term in animals in 70% of cases. Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumors by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests. ...

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Ireland Became First Nation To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Ireland became the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory Saturday for the gay rights movement and placing the country at the vanguard of social change.

Ireland became the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory Saturday for the gay rights movement and placing the country at the vanguard of social ...

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Why 3 Astronauts Are Stuck In Space For Another Month

Progress Spacecraft Spins Out of Control in Space Drama

A failed Russian cargo mission to space was the result of a leak in the Soyuz rocket, officials said today. The discovery has prompted officials to ask three astronauts on board the International Space Station who were set to return ...

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1953 Harry Truman Completely Renovated The White House

Renovation work on the White House in the early 1950s. The current executive mansion is mostly an imitation of the original 18th-century building. Credit Abbie Rowe/National Park Service, via Harry S. Truman Library

If you walked into The White House today, you might think you were entering the mansion whose construction began in the 1790’s under the supervision of President George Washington. But in fact, except for the four exterior walls, today’s presidential ...

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