Thor Benson

Weed

The Rise of Medical Marijuana for Kids

A growing number of states are allowing cannabis to treat young kids with epilepsy.
Thor Benson
5.12.14
beer

Buying Alcohol with Bitcoin Is Now Illegal in Ohio, For Some Reason

Can a cryptocurrency thrive if you can’t use it to buy booze?
Thor Benson
4.29.14
Motherboard Blog

The Latest Military Suicide Spike Is Hitting Unlikely Places

Reservists and National Guard soldiers are now more likely to kill themselves than their active duty peers.
Thor Benson
4.27.14
Radio

Anonymous' New Walkie Talkies Use Radio Waves to Access the Internet

The goal is to make information free: "Free as in 'free beer' and free as in 'Jeremy Hammond must be freed.'"
Thor Benson
4.24.14
motherboard show

Airpooler Wants to Rideshare the Sky

Catching up with the co-founder of Airpooler, an app that matches pilots with passengers in exchange for flight costs.
Thor Benson
4.8.14
Power

The War on Terror Has Turned Ethiopia Into a Surveillance State

According to a new Human Rights Watch report, the Ethiopian government has learned it can do whatever it wants in surveillance, as guided by American precedent.
Thor Benson
4.4.14
Weed

Just Add Pot: The Hydroponic Farming Company Ready to Grow Weed in 48 Hours

As soon as the next state legalizes the drug, at least.
Thor Benson
4.1.14
Internet

‘You Are Not a Product’: Ello Wants to Be the Anti-Facebook Social Network

Ello has a minimalist design and a “fuck the man” mentality, says the founder.
Thor Benson
3.24.14
JUSTICE

Could Mind-Jail and Psychoactive Drugs Fix Overcrowded Prisons?

Redefining cruel and unusual in the age of the mind.
Thor Benson
3.22.14
Weed

How the World's Foremost Psychedelic Researchers Finally Got Some Weed to Study

It only took 22 years. I talked to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies' Rick Doblin about it.
Thor Benson
3.18.14
Motherboard Blog

The Art That Will Let Your DNA Outlive You

The start-up Genetic Ink will create unique pieces of artwork based on your own genetic code.
Thor Benson
3.15.14
Drugs

The 50-Year-Old Agreement Preventing Marijuana From Treating PTSD

When is it easier to get LSD than weed? When you’re a scientist.
Thor Benson
3.14.14
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