Adderall and Crystal Meth are Virtually the “Same Drug,” Neuroscientist Says

November 3, 2017 at 12:51 am




Adderall and crystal meth are the “same drug,” Columbia University neuroscientist and professor of psychology Carl Hart said in a quickly forgotten MSNBC news interview last year:

“It’s the exact same drug,” he said of Adderall. “The only difference is that methamphetamine has a methyl group attached to it.”

Investigation Reveals Tyson Foods as #1 Culprit in Largest “Dead Zone” on Earth

November 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm




Nearly 9000 square-miles of ocean along the Gulf Coast is uninhabitable by marine life. Loaded with agricultural toxins and devoid of oxygen, it’s the largest “dead zone” in US history, and last summer it got even bigger.

We’ve known the cause of the ecological “dead zone” for decades — fertilizer run-off from Big Agriculture via the Mississippi River — but a new investigative report identifies the number one polluter by name, Tyson Foods.

How the World’s Happiest Country Became the World’s First Carbon-Negative Country

October 31, 2017 at 7:03 pm




Bhutan is not only the world’s first carbon-neutral country, it is also the world’s first carbon-negative country, absorbing three times as much carbon dioxide as it emits

“Off Grid Box” Provides Clean Water and Electricity Anywhere in World

October 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm





The makers of the new “Off Grid Box” say it could be a “game changer” for disaster relief, developing countries and people who live off-grid by choice:

Tesla Begins Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Power Grid with Solar Powerpacks

October 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm




A children’s hospital in Puerto Rico’s capital city is the first to regain power as part of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s plan to get the island back “on the grid” after having it’s energy structure obliterated by Hurricane Maria.

“Me Too” Movement Meaningless Without Talking About Circumcision

October 28, 2017 at 6:23 pm




I’m really glad Alyssa Milano started this #MeToo movement. The endemic sexual harassment of and violence against women in our culture has been minimized and kept under wraps for millennia and needs as much exposure as it can get.

I’m also thrilled to see the campaign is blowing the cover on another deep, dark secret, one that I suspect is at the heart of much of the sexual violence toward women — circumcision.

Medical Error is Now The Third Leading Cause of Death in America

October 25, 2017 at 7:21 pm





Americans are now more likely to die from medical treatment than almost any disease.

More deadly than lung disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, pneumonia and car accidents are the mistakes made by doctors and their staff.

According to Johns Hopkins University researchers “medical error” is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, third only to heart disease and cancer:

Build Your Own “Tom Sawyer” Raft With No Rope

October 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm




Man makes a rope-less raft, inspired by childhood heroes Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Want a fun project to do with the kids? Follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.

Women Who Don’t “Push” During Childbirth are 85 Percent Less Likely to Experience Severe Vaginal Tearing

October 22, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Hospital stops telling women to lie on their backs and “push” during childbirth, reduces instances of severe vaginal tearing from 7% to 1%




Nine in ten women suffer some form of vaginal tearing during childbirth. In severe cases, they are left to suffer from incontinence and lifelong nerve problems.

After a sharp rise in severe perineal tearing in England between 2013 and 2014, the Royal College of Midwives initiated a call to action.

Electric Car Made from “Garbage” Has Longer Driving Range than a Tesla

October 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Man builds electric car out junkyard parts and trashed batteries that can drive longer on a single charge than “the most advanced car in the world” for $13,000, about a tenth of the cost




The CEO of an electronic recycling firm, Eric Lundgren, bought a ’97 BMW from a junkyard, added a bunch of “junk” batteries and an electric motor, and ended up with a car that out-performed what Elon Musk has called “the best car in the world.”