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Federal "Meth Lab" Was Less Breaking Bad, More Terrible Science Fair Experiment

The news that an explosion at high-tech federal science lab last month might have been caused by meth production quickly precipitated a string of Breaking Bad jokes. But as became clear at a U.S. District Court in Greenbelt on Friday, this particularly meth lab was nowhere near as sophisticated as Walter White’s. It… » 8/22/15 11:00am 8/22/15 11:00am

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

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