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Morning Coffee Guy 2 Size RightDid you know that in the 1950s and 60s the CIA used prostitutes to test out the possible mind control effects of LSD on the general populace. Operation Midnight Climax has all the details. (via Metafilter.)

While we’re on the subject of psychotropic drugs: check out these sweet domes!

The future gets more like Blade Runner every day; Project Nomad bridges the gap between robotics and nature. Meanwhile New Scientist wonders what we’ll think of emotional robots.

Furthermore, invisibility cloaks may be the key to earthquake safety. Obviously.

Following the price of oil over the last 25 years. (via Gerrycanavan.)


Dan Weiss is a professional bookseller, amateur dilettante. He writes and plays in the band The Yellow Dress. He firmly believes that everything is going to be okay. More from this author →