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The Molecule of More: Dopamine with Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD, and Michael E. Long (SOP76)

Kaitlin Luna: Welcome to Speaking of Psychology, a biweekly podcast from the American Psychological Association. I’m your host, Kaitlin Luna. The topic for this episode is dopamine. It’s known as the chemical of love, sex, creativity and addiction. Dopamine always wants more. It pushes us to achieve greatness but can also lead to our downfall. […]

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Why I changed my mind about medicinal cannabis | Hugh Hempel | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Peter van de Ven What goes through your mind when I tell you that my 11-year-old twins are using marijuana? Do you think to yourselves, “Oh my god, the drug problem in the U.S. is worse than I thought”? How is it possible that 11-year-olds get access to pot? Maybe some […]

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Toxic Air Might be Mutating Human DNA + 4 Other Horror Climate Stories

Welcome to Extinction Update an environmental alarm clock today we bring you five stories of human stupidity fucking up planet Earth like did you know there’s a wall of shit covered wet wipes blocking the London Thames? Or that MDMA is killing trees? Or that human DNA could be changing due to air pollution? Our […]

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The Gangs That Inherited Pablo Escobar’s Drug Empire: Cooking with Cocaine

We were being driven through the streets of Medellin known as the world’s cocaine capital our escorts were members of a powerful drug gang Getting access to one of the most feared criminal organizations in the world Meant that we had to give up our phones and agree to be blindfolded We were completely at […]

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Epigenetics – our bodies’ way to change the destiny written in our DNA | Moshe Szyf | TEDxBratislava

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Ellen Maloney So, it all came to life in a dark bar in Madrid, and as I was stepping into the bar, I encountered my colleague from McGill, Michael Meaney. And we’re drinking a few beers, and like scientists do, he told me about his work. He told me that he […]

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