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Scientists Drug-Test Whole Cities: community urinalysis

From the University of Washington: Researchers have figured out how to give an entire community a drug test using just a teaspoon of wastewater from a city's sewer plant. The test wouldn't be used to finger any single person as a drug user. But it would help federal law enforcement and other agencies track the(…)

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9 Spanish anti-drug ads

9 Spanish anti-drug ads

9 ads from Ramón Rubial – Fundación Españoles en el Mundo, the Foundation for Spanish people all over the world. The campaign warns Spanish tourists about the dangers of doing (and getting busted for) drugs abroad. Beautiful work. Links to higher rez versions can be found here.   Cuba  Denmark  El Salvador  Greece  Liberia  Thailand (…)

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Texas cops mistake actual weed for marijuana, spend hours doing yard work

From The Raw Story: Like the old song goes, one of these things is not like the other… However, remind a police officer in Corpus Christi, Texas of those famed Cookie Monster lyrics and they’re likely to give you an annoyed look.That’s because a recently discovered cache of plants, initially pegged by officials speaking to(…)

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More good news about mushrooms…

More good news about mushrooms…

A Swiss researcher said Thursday he had hit on an unlikely way of recreating the unique sound of a Stradivarius violin — by treating the wood of a replica instrument with mushrooms.  Francis Schwarze of the Zurich-based Federal Materials, Science and Technology Institute (EMPA), made a replica of a violin by the Italian master Antonio(…)

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Cleveland Police say truck full of cookies also contained $1,000,000 in Mexican pot.

Cleveland Police say truck full of cookies also contained $1,000,000 in Mexican pot.

One stop shopping: Another big cache of drugs off the streets…this time in a legitimate shipment of Chips Ahoy cookies! 634 pounds of marijuana were seized early Friday morning on Cleveland’s west-side. It represents the second $1,000,000 seizure of marijuana in as many weeks. This latest bust resulted from a three-month joint Cleveland Division of(…)

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China’s Burning Man : Midi Music Festival 2007

China’s Burning Man : Midi Music Festival 2007

From Ich Bin Ein Beijinger's blog The Midi Music Festival has become a real cultural phenomenon, drawing young people from all over the country and giving me increasing hope that the still-marginal rock culture has reached critical mass and momentum. This year, I hear there were 80,000 people on the first day, and the line(…)

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