Canadian lynched by mob after being accused of killing shaman at ayahuasca retreat, top democrats embrace marijuana reform ahead of midterm elections, LSD provokes synesthetic hallucinations in a congenitally blind man, and more in this week’s update.
The clash between the Cyclops and Odysseus is, in its unique way, the strongest analog to a cave painting that exists in the literature of the West, containing, as it does, a sacred space where indigenous vision is transcribed for future generations.
An analysis of dental plaque recently discovered on the fossilized teeth of Neanderthals reveals that some of our prehistoric ancestors ate a meat-free diet and used natural forms of penicillin and aspirin.
High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history, DEA paid millions to confidential informants who could no longer be trusted, President Obama shortens the sentences of 102 drug offenders, much ado about mushrooms, and more in this week’s update.
Divers return to the ancient shipwreck off the coast of a Greek Island, where the highly sophistical “navigational computer” Antikythera was discovered in 1900, to inspect the ship’s ruins for more astonishing finds.