David Wilder

Swarms of Bugs Infest Burning Man Festival

An outbreak of insects at the Nevada desert festival site was confirmed by the organizers of Burning Man on Tuesday. Reports of the bugs first started surfacing on Twitter, with photos of swarms of bugs covering tires and carpets in Black Rock City.

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Early Freedom for Dubai Drug War Prisoner

“On January 13, Future’s affable DJ Esco (real name: William Moore) returned to his mother’s home cooking after an unexpectedly long stay in the United Arab Emirates. He’d traveled there to perform with Future at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a swanky weekend also attended by Kim Kardashian, Prince Harry, and the Spice Girls.”

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“Iced Flowers” Art Exhibit

This exhibition presents “ICED FLOWERS”, a work to observe the changing life of flowers that are locked in ice. Flowers will show unique expressions that they do not display in everyday life, by placed under such a different environment.

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Why animals eat psychoactive plants

The act of seeking out different types of intoxication is not only widespread in humans; animals also naturally imbibe various psychoactive plants. That begs the question – why do living species attempt to alter their consciousness?

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Re-Engineering a New and Improved Veggie Burger

“More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.”

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Chefs Experimenting with Cannabis Cuisine in Colorado

“Recreational marijuana is both illegal and controversial in most of the country, and its relationship to food does not rise much above a joke about brownies or a stoner chef’s late-night pork belly poutine. But cooking with cannabis is emerging as a legitimate and very lucrative culinary pursuit.”

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How playing an instrument benefits your brain

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

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