Tricking algae's biological clock boosts production of drugs, biofuels

Tricking algae's biological clock to remain in its daytime setting can dramatically boost the amount of valuable compounds that these simple marine plants can produce when they are grown in constant light.

Would We Have Drugged Up Einstein? How Anti-Authoritarianism Is Deemed a Mental Health Problem

In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am ...

Ketamine may cure depression

Johnson & Johnson is apparently on the verge of a major breakthrough in psychiatry, with an unusual twist. It believes it could use ketamine, a popular street drug, to treat depression.

Levitation used to improve drug delivery

Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are levitating individual droplets of different pharmaceuticals, aiming to improve the drug development process.

Atari: Sex, drugs and video games

There are plenty of places in the world that would make for great soap opera material.

Oliver Stone's Savages: Smoke 'em if you've got 'em

Good, bad or indifferent, Oliver Stone certainly can't be ignored. And while that's true, and I also have to say he's hardly ever dull.



Website exposes dumb Facebook updates

A British teenager has launched a new site called We Know What You're Doing, exposing some of the suicidally stupid messages people still persist on posting on Facebook.

3D printer creates drugs to order

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have created a new 3D printing process that they say could lead to 'DIY drugstores' in the home.

Internet addicts more likely to take drugs

Researchers are calling for drugs warnings on gaming sites, following the discovery that 'internet addicts' appear to be more likely to take illegal drugs.

Clever kids more likely to take drugs

Children with high IQs - and especially girls - are more likely to take illegal drugs in their 30s, new research shows.

It's official: Facebook makes you take drugs

Everybody knows that if two things are associated, one must cause the other. Clouds lead to rain, eating dinner makes it get dark outside... oh, hang on.

Google forfeits $500 million for running illegal pharmacy ads

Google's agreed to pay out $500 million to settle claims that it profited from ads for illegal Canadian pharmacies. It's one of the biggest financial forfeiture penalties ever.

Claim: Happiness can discourage teen crime

People have always wondered what society can do to discourage criminal activity. Well, it turns out that all you have to do to fight crime is spread happiness.

Ecstasy could help treat cancer

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a potent form of MDMA (Ecstasy) that could be used to help treat cancer.

Are tanning bed addicts like junkies?

A team of scientists has concluded that individuals who use frequently use tanning beds might be acting on an addictive neurological reward-and-reinforcement trigger.

Oxi addiction a growing problem in South America

Oxi - a relatively new addition to the South American drug scene - is more potent, cheaper and deadlier than crack cocaine.

Internet 'legal highs' contain banned substances

Beware of buying 'legal highs' from the internet - many don't have the claimed ingredients, and some contain controlled subtances, analysis shows.

Researchers find “smart drugs” might not be so smart

Yale researchers have found that for some people, the expensive cancer medications called "smart drugs" might not be so smart after all.

Trained mice used to sniff out drugs smugglers

An Israeli company says its airport security scanners can outperform existing machines - thanks to their population of rodents.

New painkiller offers no side effects or addictive qualities

An astonishing new painkiller has been developed at Stony Brook University. It boasts no side effects or addictive qualities and could be ready for consumption within a year or two.