Daily Archives: February 13, 2013

Ayahuasca – An Enlightening World Within

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For centuries, Amazonian shamans have used ayahuasca as a window into the soul. The sacrament, they claim, can cure any illness. The author joins in this ancient ritual and finds the worlds within more terrifying—and enlightening—than ever imagined. I will never forget what it was like. The overwhelming misery. The certainty of never-ending...

Why Aren’t More People Working on an Asteroid Shield?

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Author: Emi Kolawole / Video

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Seriously, why aren’t all of America’s best and brightest working feverishly to keep us from being struck by an asteroid that could wipe a city (or more) from the face of the Earth? A cure for cancer, balancing the nation’s federal budget, and eliminating world hunger would all be rendered...

450 U.K Military Drones Go Missing

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Author: Nick Hopkins

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Almost 450 drones operated by the British military have crashed, broken down or been lost in action during operations in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last five years, figures reveal. The Ministry of Defence has disclosed for the first time the five Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems used in the conflicts and the number that have perished due...

5 Things You Probably Want To Know About That Burger You’re Eating

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It's been hanging out with ammonia. Remember the whole "pink slime" scandal that exploded last April? Well, that slimy texture of ground beef is caused by ammonia hydroxide, a chemical solution used in cleaning products that also happens to be very effective for killing bacteria in fatty beef trimmings that...