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The only way mankind is going to be able to completely trash the Earth, move onto to terraform Mars, and then destroy that planet is to grow food in space. But like Terra firma, typical grow lights consume too much energy, take up space and generate lots of heat. However, scientists think that targeted LEDs […]

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Adam Lederer was nodding off during a 5:30 AM commute to Brooklyn on Thursday morning when he awoke to a very loud licking noise on the train (he couldn’t recall if it was an A or an E). “I hear audible licking. I open my eyes,” he told ANIMAL. “I can’t believe what I’m seeing.” […]

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Between December and January, five banners demonizing Mayor Bill de Blasio flew through New York City’s skies while cops were turning their backs to him during the Eric Garner protests. On January 16, three days after the fifth and craziest banner flew (“DE BLASIO GET OFF THE POT. RESIGN. WE ❤ NYPD“), ANIMAL decided it […]

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According to common sense and Charas Scientific, a lab that’s certified to test Colorado’s weed for potency and contaminants, new cannabis strains are much stronger than pot in the 1980s, an era when baby boomers bragged about crappy brands like Acapulco Gold. For this latest media cycle, Andy LaFrate, the founder/president of Charas Scientific and […]

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If you don’t already know (or maybe you are already getting booking a flight), a technicality has legalized a lot of drugs in Ireland, but only until 12 AM local time on Thursday, when emergency legislation will take effect. Possession of many drugs is now legal: ecstasy/MDMA/molly, ketamine, crystal meth, all manner of so-called “headshop […]

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The majority of U.S. politicians and officials within the federal government are way behind the times on all weed-related matters. So, it’s not surprising that when Governor Cuomo announced the state’s medicinal pot program, he would totally fuck things by not allowing smoking cannabis. He said it would be hypocritical for New York to advocate […]

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On Friday, millions of Hindus across the world observed Holi, the Indian festival of spring. It’s the sort of party that even the non-religious can appreciate; the focus is on fun, and when done right, people flock to the streets to dump water on each other, throw colorful powder and get high. Holi is one […]

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At the stroke of midnight, something historic happened in the United States: weed became legal in the nation’s capital. The law officially went into effect on February 26th at 12:01AM, however, it’s not binding on federal lands where it’s still illegal, which as DCist notes, “accounts for 22 percent of the District.” During the midterm […]

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According to a new study, the obvious is true even if top government officials don’t want to admit it: weed is nowhere near as dangerous as legal drugs like alcohol and cigarettes. The findings, published in Scientific Reports and reported by the Washington Post, show that pot is “roughly 114 times less deadly than booze.” […]

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A report by a leading cannabis researcher says DNA testing has revealed that we’re all wrong and stupid. What we call sativa is actually indica; what we call indica is actually afghanica; and what we call ruderalis is actually sativa. McPartland’s paper argues that in the 1970s, botanist of psychoactive plants Richard Evans Schultes mistakenly […]

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