Finally, science with practical real-world applications! They just haven't figured out what those are just yet. Greg Gage of Backyard Brains explains how his team achieved these results:
During experiments on the axons of the Woods Hole squid (loligo pealei), we tested our cockroach leg stimulus protocol on the squid's chromatophores. The results were both interesting and beautiful. The video is a view through an 8x microscope zoomed in on the dorsal side of the caudal fin of the squid. We used a suction electrode to stimulate the fin nerve.
Cannabis research has been undergoing a rennaissance of sorts over the past decade, with nearly a full third of the 20,000 studies on the plant and its chemicals being produced within the last three years. So why has the White House flat out refused to consider rescheduling Marijuana? High Times' Paul Armentano takes a closer look at the current scientific state of Cannabis. [High Times - Image: The AP]
If you're sober enough to wrap your mind around this, be sure to check out the rest of Feynman's mind-bending explanations in Lectures 2 - 7 at Open Culture
CBD-rich strains are hard to come by namely because this secondary active ingredient in cannabis tends to blunt (no pun intended) the psychoactive effects of THC. That's a shame given that the CBD compound has shown great promise for pain and nausea relief. But thanks to the efforts of such groups as Project CBD, many new CBD-rich strains are coming to market. One such new breed is Sour Tsunami, which boasts up to 11 percent CBD content (compared to the average of .5 percent), but getting here wasn't easy. Read more on the Tsunami's intricate breeding process at High Times. [High Times - Image: The AP]
You'll never guess what inspired Dan Castellaneta to create The Simpson's most memorable catch phrase.[Laughing Squid]