acid

When the Drugs Hit

Scientists Identify Key Neural Mechanisms Behind an LSD Trip

LSD appears to cause information to disintegrate as it is passed through a neural circuit that determines how we process internal and external stimuli.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.29.19
psychedelics

Scientists Want to Talk to People Who've Had Life Changing Psychedelic Experiences

Johns Hopkins University researchers wants to know if you’ve ever had a life changing experience while tripping balls.
Matthew Gault
6.8.18
good ideas

Someone Recreated HyperCard, Apple's 80s Programming Tool Invented on Acid

ViperCard recreates Apple's classic software, which Bill Atkinson thought up while totally high.
Jordan Pearson
3.27.18
When the Drugs Hit

Taking Acid for the First Time? Read This Vintage Guide

Pro tips from a no-nonsense 1967 manual on what to expect when the stuff kicks in.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.31.17
Reality Doses

When the Drugs Hit

A Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today’s psychedelic renaissance.
Daniel Oberhaus
Brian Anderson
5.31.17
Don't Eat the Brown Acid

The Long, Hard Road to a Science of Bad Drug Trips

If we’re going to use psychedelics for therapy, we’re going to have to figure out the proverbial bad trip.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.31.17
Reality Doses

First-Ever LSD Microdosing Study Will Pit the Human Brain Against AI

“I found that if I was on LSD and my opponent wasn’t, I won more games.”
Daniel Oberhaus
5.9.17
Drugs

How the Brain Processes Language on Acid Is a Trip

A new study found that LSD's activation of semantic pathways has implications for creativity and psychedelic therapy.
Madison Margolin
8.26.16
lit up

A Brief History of Microdosing

Hundreds of people say taking barely perceptible doses of hallucinogens has helped them but there still hasn't been a major scientific trial.
Jason Koebler
11.24.15
Drugs

Why Google's Neural Networks Look Like They're on Acid

Robo-tripping with a neural network.
Sophie Weiner
6.29.15
video

The 'Drug Dare' Challenges People to Upload Videos of Themselves Doing Drugs

Challenge accepted.
Jordan Valinsky
6.4.15
acid

The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct

The greatest extinction event in the history of the planet was driven by oceans acidifying about as fast as they are today.
Brian Merchant
4.9.15
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