Scientists Find a Marijuana-Blocking Compound Made by Your Brain

Marijuana may make you feel nice, but according to new research, your brain may not want to go along for the ride: turns out, when your brain senses THC, it produces a hormone that counteracts the drug's effect. Buzzkill. » 1/04/14 8:00pm 1/04/14 8:00pm

The Forest Service Spent $100,000 on Drones It Can't Even Use

Everyone knows by now that Americans aren't thrilled about the use of domestic drones. So if you're a government agency and decide to invest many thousands of taxpayer dollars on surveillance drones, it'd be good if you checked to see if you can actually fly them first. » 12/06/13 1:40pm 12/06/13 1:40pm

Scientists Found a Compound That Keeps Marijuana From Getting You High

Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the dopamine-boosting compound in marijuana that, technically speaking, "induces euphoria" — science jargon for "gets you high." It also happens to work on the brain region involved in psychological addiction. Now, a team of researchers has identified a substance that blocks THC's dopamine… » 10/15/13 12:57am 10/15/13 12:57am

This Guy Tried to Float Across the Border On 50 Pounds of Marijuana

The United States Border Patrol busted a would-be Mexican smuggler attempting to float across the border on a 50-pound marijuana raft. In fact, he made it across the border, but didn't get to land. The AP reports that he was a mere 600 yards from shore before getting busted. Where there's a weed, there's a way. » 9/27/13 10:40am 9/27/13 10:40am

Why Smoking a Bowl Makes You Tired and Lazy

Even as the body of evidence of cannabis' potential as a potent medical precursor grows (especially with the development of CBD-rich strains), smoking it is not without long-term side effects. And we're not just talking about munchie-induced weight gain, either. A number of recently published studies suggest habitually … » 8/13/13 4:20pm 8/13/13 4:20pm

Why You Can't Get Stoned from Smoking Hemp

It's an honest mistake, thinking that marijuana and industrial hemp are one and the same. And in some ways they are: both are species of the genus cannabis, they both have the iconic five-fingered pot leafs, and both are widely sought after the world over. But aside from their outward appearance, they two have very… » 6/25/13 4:20pm 6/25/13 4:20pm

The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: Zebra Escape Drills

Don't let their gentle demeanor and calming stripes fool you. Zebras are unstoppable killing machines. They'll bathe in the blood of your children just as soon as look at you. That's why keepers at Tokyo's Tama Zoo aren't taking any chances and are prepping for the day these murderous equines overcome their paddock… » 2/02/13 12:00am 2/02/13 12:00am

The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: Cattle Call

Livestock and art auctions share little in common beyond a name. While even the most ferocious bidding war at Christie's or Sotheby's will remain stately and reserved, cattle auctions devolve into frantic, rapid-fire calls the moment the steer enter their pen. But as Werner Herzog once quipped, these steer sellers… » 2/01/13 12:00am 2/01/13 12:00am