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Peach-scented records, LSD for anxiety, windowless planes, gems falling from the sky and more

1. Psychedelics Could Repair Brain Cells “Shriveled” by Depression University of California researchers have observed that psychedelics like LSD and MDMA can rewire the brain—and trigger the growth of new branches between cells—long after the drugs’ other effects have worn off. Dr David Olson, one of the study’s authors and lead researcher, notes that during cases of depression (as well as anxiety, PTSD and more) …

Magic Mushrooms are the Safest Recreational Drug

According to this year’s Global Drug Survey, magic mushrooms are the safest recreational drug. Of the 12,000 surveyed people who took mushrooms, just a minuscule 0.2% of them sought medical aid. More dangerous, drugs like LSD, cocaine and MDMA had a rate five times higher. Founder and consultant addiction psychiatrist of the Global Drug Survey, Adam Winstock says that the most dangerous thing about mushrooms …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Medical marijuana for pets, designing utopia, using VR to solve crime and more in this week's look at the web

1. The Origins of Monopoly’s Iconic Playing Pieces Ever wonder how such random items as a shoe, thimble, wheelbarrow and battleship became the playing pieces of possibly the most iconic board game in history? According to Cool Material, their origins date back to the 1930s, when Monopoly inventor (and probable idea thief) Charles Darrow developed the idea to use small items from around the house …