X
March 8, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Science is now telling us that bees will repeatedly go back to a plant to collect nectar, if the nectar is laced with caffeine. So bees are kind of like us! Are there some bees that are not morning bees and tell people not to talk to them until they’ve had their morning nectar? And do […]

Read More…

March 1, 2013 Marina Galperina

In preparation for his solo show in Los Angeles, artist Jonathan Paul/Desire Obtain Cherish created a series of giant sculptures. Designer luxury drugs. Get it? Get it? It’s like Tom Sachs and Damien Hirst had a baby. In a Duke’s sorority house bathroom.   […]

Read More…

February 20, 2013 Andy Cush

Just one day after announcing at his final State of the City address that he’d reduce the penalty for the possession of small amounts of weed, Mayor Bloomberg took to his radio show to explain why he doesn’t support full-on legalization like what’s currently happening in Colorado and Washington. Never mind the fact that small […]

Read More…

February 18, 2013 Andy Cush

Researchers at UCLA have developed a way to reduce blood alcohol levels in drunk mice, in a study that could forebear a pill that would help you quickly sober up after a night of boozing. Scientists gave the rodents a nanocapsule filled with an enzyme that naturally metabolizes alcohol, and those animals dosed with the […]

Read More…

January 28, 2013 Andy Cush

The police department of Wichita, Kansas is still searching for a culprit in a case of missing weed from their evidence department. They have no specific suspects yet, but they’ve at least been able to narrow things down to a particular species: peromyscus maniculatus, the common mouse. That search produced the above image, perhaps the most […]

Read More…

January 23, 2013 Eugene Reznik

Hawaii joins four other states this week in a bid to legalize, tax and regulate the sale of cannabis. State Speaker of the House Joseph Souki introduced House Bill 150 which would make possession of up to an ounce of weed fair game for adults over 21 and regulate cultivation and distribution through retail stores […]

Read More…

January 22, 2013 Andy Cush

In what must be the most frightening news of the day, 57-year-old Long Island dentist Robert Garelick was arrested for reckless endangerment yesterday after conducting a procedure while drunk. Information about the case beyond that is relatively scant, and there are some burning questions I’d like answered. How drunk was he–are we talking two-beer lunch […]

Read More…

January 15, 2013 Andy Cush

In an effort to curb New York’s out-of-control prescription drug market, Ray Kelly and the NYPD are considering a radical new plan: embedding “bait bottles” with GPS tracking devices, then hiding them among regular stock at pharmacies. If a pill thief lifts the bait bottle, the thinking goes, cops will be able to track it […]

Read More…

January 11, 2013 Andy Cush

Cops raided Assif Mayar’s Castro Valley, California home Tuesday, finding 34 pounds of weed and a five-foot guard caiman named “Mr. Teeth.” “We get guard dogs all the time when we search for grow houses and people stashing away all types of dope,” said Sergeant J.D. Nelson. “But alligators? You just don’t see that every day.” […]

Read More…

January 9, 2013 Joseph Schulhoff

Sign of the Times is a recurring segment in which we head to Times Square and ask the people there what they think about current events. Since Colorado and Washington passed pro-pot laws in November, the issue of weed legalization in the US has sparked up yet again. On one side we have countries in […]

Read More…