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 Is How Much Pot Is Seized At The U.S.-Mexico Border

The Center for Investigative Reporting is doing a really serious and extensive multi-part series on the drug trade and border patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border. There are budget analyses, infographics and policy reviews. This is legit reporting. But you know what, sometimes you get so wrapped up in your work that you… » 6/23/13 7:14pm 6/23/13 7:14pm

How To Make an Electricity-Free Refrigerator

Conventional refrigeration does an incredible job keeping food fresh. But that technology hasn't helped desert dwellers without steady electricity. A more recent development in refrigeration—the Zeer pot-in-pot refrigerator—only requires water, sand, and a hot, dry climate to preserve produce through evaporative… » 8/27/12 10:00am 8/27/12 10:00am

Killjoy Scientists Have Bred the Fun Out of Medical Marijuana

Weed is a double-edged sword. On one hand, its cannabidiol (CBD) compounds ease the symptoms of many diseases. On the other, its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compounds produces feelings of euphoria and calm. Luckily, the Tikkun Olam company has figured out how to strip those nasty THC side effects while retaining the… » 5/30/12 1:40pm 5/30/12 1:40pm