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Ecstasy: Could This Club Drug Cure Diseases?

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“OH MY GOD, I’M TRIPPING BALLS! WOOOOO!” That’s what the guy next to me screamed to no one in particular as he was staring at the multicolored strobe lights pulsating from above the DJ booth. It wasn’t the first time I had heard this yelled out loud that day, nor was it the last time…
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Microbes “R” Us

If you’re one of those people heavily invested in humankind being the pinnacle of all creation and how we have been endowed by our creator with free will and our existence has some great overriding purpose, DON’T READ THIS ARTICLE. Seriously. You will get very bummed out. Or at least severely irritated at microbiologists, who,…
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Should You Say You’re From The City If You Live In The Suburbs?

The latest in the cities vs. suburbs debate seems to be that of identification. Is it okay to say you’re from the city when you really live in the suburbs? Or should such behavior be ruthlessly ridiculed until the offender admits where they’re actually from? Laura Bliss and Sam Sturgis over a City Lab say…
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Americans Turning to Business, Not Government, To Tackle Problems

It’s no secret that the American people are fed up with Congress. Incessant partisan squabbling on Capitol Hill has led to several contrived crises that have diminished faith in Uncle Sam to historic lows. As of July 2014, only 15 percent of the U.S. public approved of the job Congress was doing. While the politicians…
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How Medical Premiums Have Curbed Healthcare Enrollment

In July 2011, the Heritage Foundation, a right wing think tank, looked at poverty in the United States and decided it wasn’t all that bad. They reported, “Government surveys show that most of the persons whom the government defines as ‘in poverty’ are not poor in any ordinary sense of the term.” They continue, “The…
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