The Tree That Fell Up

A tree uprooted and fell over in the Paul Firbas’ backyard when hurricane Sandy blew through. He called in a friend with a chainsaw to dismantle the tree. The friend takes all the branches off, then starts cutting the trunk in lengths from the top of the tree. In this sequence, he hits the sweet spot where the weight at the top of the trunk is suddenly less than the weight of the root ball. It’s all okay now! (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Cannabis Chemistry

In our latest Reactions video, we explain the chemistry behind marijuana's high, and investigate what scientists are doing to ensure that newly-legalized weed won't send users on a bad trip.

From the American Chemical Society

Paul Krassner Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Krassner is an American author, journalist, comedian, and the founder, editor and a frequent contributor to the freethought magazine The Realist, first published in 1958.

American satirist Paul Krassner receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the The 20th Annual PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Awards ceremony.

Oakland, California, December 11, 2010.

Serotonin, Dopamine and your Brain

Drugs, Alcohol, and Mental Disorders alter your brain and emotions in ways we don't completely understand. This week we discuss the effects of some of these substances, and the parts we do know!

From Team TYSK

Lab Grown Vaginas

Four young girls born with underdeveloped reproductive systems were given lab grown vaginas 8 years ago... and they work extremely well. Laci is joined by Ross Everett to discuss how recreating body parts in labs will change everything!

From Discovery News