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

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

Man on LSD Caught After Stolen Car Chase Said He Thought He Was Playing 'GTA'

An Oregon man allegedly hallucinating on LSD led police on a stolen car chase straight out of GTA.
Samantha Cole
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
Low Altitudes

California Parents Used Drone to Deliver Drugs to Church Parking Lot

You don't often see two mom-and-pop dealers, not a sophisticated crime group, using a small UAV to move product from their backyard.
Caroline Haskins

‘Wormwood’ Is an LSD-Soaked True Crime Masterpiece

Errol Morris dissects MKUltra, the CIA’s mind control experiments—and redefines the true crime genre in the process.
Matthew Gault
drug research

The Psychologist Leading a Psychedelic Research Revolution

James Fadiman is legitimizing research into psychedelic microdosing.
Daniel Oberhaus
Mondo 2000

Mutant Yippies, LSD, and Cyberpunks: The Story of the Space Age Newspaper 'High Frontiers'

We talked to full-time internet weirdo R U Sirius.
Roisin Kiberd
When the Drugs Hit

Stop Policing Psychedelic Science

Researchers make the case for a new, psychedelics-only controlled substance category.
Daniel Oberhaus
When the Drugs Hit

America's Trippiest Chemist: Making Psychedelics 'Was Fun'

For over 40 years, Dave Nichols had government license to make Schedule 1 drugs like LSD and DMT for research.
Daniel Oberhaus
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
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