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When it comes to cannabis, England is a funny place. It’s quite possibly the only location on the planet that has ever reported a death from cannabis poisoning, a statistical impossibility. It’s also responsible for conducting questionable studies on weed, the latest of which (PDF doc) is inviting a lot of attention and scrutiny. “Scientists […]

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If 2014 felt like it was filled with fear, conflicting information, tension, and general nonsense all heading toward some cataclysmic end to civilization, then BBC documentarian Adam Curtis would like to take a crack at explaining why that might be. Curtis is one of the great underrecognized journalists of our time. He makes sprawling documentaries for […]

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Prudish lawmakers in the UK recently banned several sex acts from being portrayed in porn and in response protests flared-up outside Parliament on Friday morning, complete with a mass face-sitting. Among the prohibited porn acts are: strangulation, whipping, face-sitting, female ejaculation, urination and spanking, which are no longer legal to do on film. Lawmakers claim those sex […]

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Quaaludes (methaqualone), the wiggliest sedative-hypnotic staple of ‘70’s discotheques, might be making a retro comeback in Britain. VICE News has obtained statistics of drug seizures by British law enforcement and found an important precursor chemical used to make Quaaludes. Precursors are chemicals needed in the production of another compound. In 2012, British authorities seized a […]

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Minecraft is one of the most popular video games in the world — it’s available on most platforms and Microsoft seems to believe it has enough longevity to be worth $2.5 billion dollars. It’s fair to say that it is quite a bit more popular that stodgy old paintings from the early 20th century, so it […]

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It’s called he Bio-Bus and it’s first test in England of a mass transit solution that runs entirely on sewage and food waste. Tour operator Bath Bus Company is using the Bio-Bus to shuttle passengers between Bristol Airport and Bath City Center. Using Bristol’s sewage treatment works to generate bio-methane gas, the company said that the 40 […]

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According to The Japan News, Yoshitomo Imura, 28, just became the first person in the world to be sentenced to jail for making a 3D-printed gun. In May, Imamura was arrested after videos and blueprints of his 3D-printed firearms were posted online. He received a two-year sentence for the five guns discovered in his home […]

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A new Banksy piece appeared in a small British town, which the artist authenticated via his website. Alas, by that time, the piece had already been buffed off the wall after complaints that it was “racist and offensive,” even though it was obviously a satire, critical of racism and xenophobia. The piece featured a bunch of pigeons holding […]

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Today is a big deal in Scotland as millions of voters cast ballots for a referendum deciding whether their country will be independent from the United Kingdom or not. By most accounts, it’s going to be very close. Someone in Shoreditch, London’s street art mecca, had this to say about the historic vote. (Photos: photographer695) […]

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London-based architect Jason Lamb wanted to know — “with all the downside [sic] of fracking, is there a way that you could implement fracking with long term benefit to the community?” Lamb took the English city of Blackpool — situated above a bed of shale rock, the geological requirement for the environmentally unfriendly practice — […]

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