Smoking Weed Is Really Bad for the Environment (Doing Other Drugs Is…

Marijuana, hue notwithstanding, is not exactly new school green. In fact, it's the worst drug for the environment. Marijuana growers use $5 billion worth of electricity to power lightbulbs, fans, dehumidifiers and whatever else it takes to grow weed. That's 1% of the national electricity consumption. » 9/07/11 1:40pm 9/07/11 1:40pm

New Drug Can Treat Almost Any Viral Infection by Killing the Body's…

A new broad-spectrum treatment for viruses could be as effective as antibiotics fighting bacteria, MIT researchers report. The method uses cells' own defense systems to induce invaded cells to commit suicide, preventing the spread of the virus. In lab tests, the new drug completely cured mice that had been infected… » 8/10/11 2:57pm 8/10/11 2:57pm

Binaural Beats Audio Played Through Noise Canceling Headphones…

The site I-Doser makes the seemingly remarkable claim that playing binaural beats-pulses of two different frequencies that are slightly different into both ears at the same time-can give you a high that's on par with taking drugs. The Jerusalem Post claims that the concept has been around since the 1830s, but has only… » 8/20/08 2:20pm 8/20/08 2:20pm

Medidome Syringe Aims for Veins with Kid-Friendly Design

We've brought you inventions that aim to replace the scary-looking hypodermic syringe before, but this new design reinvents the device in a kid-friendly package. Designed by Christopher Holden, a student at Northumbria University in the UK, MediDome combines drug and needle in a stick-on blister, designed for a single… » 6/02/08 7:59am 6/02/08 7:59am