Alexander Shulgin, chemist and renowned psychonaut who acquainted the world with the drug MDMA - or Ecstasy - died Monday evening at his home in Lafayette, Calif.
Can't believe so-and-so said that in front of everyone? Is it time for a break from members of your own species? The dogs are here to help.
Grover Krantz was onto something when he had his remains donated to science. A professor of anthropology, he didn't see why death should interrupt his life-long teaching.
No. 217 from Brain Salad Surgery, © HR Giger, 1973. Cover for the album by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. The art world has become safer, less dangerous and less disturbing than it ought to be today.
Seventeen years ago, Phil Yam, then news editor (now managing editor, online), was looking for a rent-a-kid to test out the newly opening physics playground at the New York Hall of Science.