War Would Be A Lot Less Kill-y If Soldiers Took More LSD

In an experiment in 1964, British soldiers were dosed with LSD to determine the drug's effectiveness. The soldiers' inability to fight leads to the inadvertent conclusion that LSD is safer than war. As far as long term damage to the psyche goes, war is categorically worse, and there haven't been ANY recorded deaths from an LSD overdose. We're not advocating the wholesale use of LSD for soldiers, but I can't help but wonder why one is a felony and the other is the national pastime.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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This article originally appeared on 08.05.21

Six years ago, a high school student named Christopher Justice eloquently explained the multiple problems with flying the Confederate flag. A video clip of Justice's truth bomb has made the viral rounds a few times since then, and here it is once again getting the attention it deserves.

Justice doesn't just explain why the flag is seen as a symbol of racism. He also explains the history of when the flag originated and why flying a Confederate flag makes no sense for people who claim to be loyal Americans.

But that clip, as great as it is, is a small part of the whole story. Knowing how the discussion came about and seeing the full debate in context is even more impressive.

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