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Full Strawberry 'Minimoon' Shines with Saturn Tonight! What to Expect.

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This evening brings us the June full moon. And because strawberries are the first fruit after rhubarb to ripen in late spring and early summer - and the peak season (some might call it the "more natural" season) for picking strawberries is June - the traditional moniker for the June moon is Strawberry Moon.

LSD timeline: A long, strange trip, with Sonoma County origins.

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1938: First synthesized by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann in the Sandoz (now Novartis) laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. Hoffman was trying to come up with a respiratory and circulatory stimulant, but created a hallucinogen. 1947: LSD was introduced as a commercial medication under the trade name Delysid for various psychiatric uses.

Old Nokia phones find new life as sex toys.

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A survey on masturbation finds women have found a smart new use for those old Nokia "dumb" phones.

Why I slept next to my wife's dead body for six nights and why I would recommend it to anyone.

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At 4.40am on Friday April 21, Russell Davison's "absolutely wonderful, truly remarkable, much loved, respected, fearless, brave wife, best friend and soulmate Wendy" passed away from cervical cancer, aged 50, at home, in the arms of her husband and her son Dylan. So far, so bittersweetly normal.

AT&T Launches Fake 5G Network in Desperate Attempt to Seem Innovative.

http://gizmodo.com/at-t-launches-fake-5g-network-in-desperate-attempt-to-s-1794645881
 

Have you heard? AT&T is going to "pave the way for the next generation of faster speeds" with something called 5G Evolution. No, it's not actually a new 5G network, the much hyped successor to 4G that's supposed to change the way we connect to the internet.

Stubborn plastic may have finally met its match: the hungry wax worm.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-worm-eats-plastic-20170424-story.html

Here's a caterpillar that thinks plastic tastes fantastic. Scientists have discovered that the larvae of the wax moth will easily munch through a common plastic known as polyethylene, turning it into back into a useful compound found in all kinds of consumer products.

 

Researchers create red-eyed mutant wasps. Riverside, Ca

Researchers at UC Riverside's Akbari lab have brought a new strain of red-eyed mutant wasps into the world. The wasps were created to prove that CRISPR gene-slicing technology can be used successfully on the tiny parasitic jewel wasps, giving scientists a new way to study some of the wasp's interesting biology, such as how males can convert all their progeny into males by using selfish genetic elements.