From Humble Chemist to Father of the Psychedelic Trip

The call came from the Nobel Prize committee for Dr. Albert Hofmann. It was the mid-1960s, and the Swiss chemist was under consideration for an unusual compound he’d been the first to synthesize. But the mid-’60s were also when full-scale panic over the effects of LSD had taken hold in the wake of Timothy Leary’s […]

From Humble Chemist to Father of the Psychedelic Trip

The call came from the Nobel Prize committee for Dr. Albert Hofmann. It was the mid-1960s, and the Swiss chemist was under consideration for an unusual compound he’d been the first to synthesize. But the mid-’60s were also when full-scale panic over the effects of LSD had taken hold in the wake of Timothy Leary’s […]

A lioness killed the father of their 3 cubs, and zookeepers say they aren’t sure what provoked the attack

Free-Photos/Pixabay A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs, suffocating her mate by inflicting injuries to his neck at the Indianapolis Zoo. Zookeepers had never before noticed any aggression between the two lions, the zoo said in a statement issued on Friday. Staff members at the zoo said they’re “not sure what provoked” […]

HTGAWM Recap: Father Figures

Need to catch up? Read our previous How to Get Away With Murder recap here. There’s a whole slew of How to Get Away With Murder characters who are weighed down with daddy issues. Asher? Yep. Laurel? For sure. Bonnie? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. But on Thursday’s episode of the ABC drama, it was Nate’s […]

There’s new evidence confirming bias of the “father of scientific racism”

Enlarge / The Morton skull collection at the University of Pennsylvania. (credit: Steve Minicola/University of Pennsylvania) Newly discovered handwritten documentation sheds new light on an ongoing scientific controversy regarding a famous collection of nearly 1,000 skulls amassed by a 19th-century Philadelphia physician. Dubbed the “American Golgotha,” the collection is the work of Samuel Morton, who […]

R.I.P. Walter Mischel, father of the infamous Marshmallow Test

Enlarge / Finding a distraction is key for young children trying to resist the marshmallow. (credit: Igniter Media) The psychologist who famously demonstrated the importance of being able to delay gratification to achieving later success in life died on September 12 in New York City. Walter Mischel, emeritus professor of psychology at Columbia University and […]

‘It had been a chaotic morning’: Brett Kavanaugh says he didn’t recognize Parkland shooting victim’s father when he tried to shake his hand

Andrew Harnik/AP Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he would have shaken the hand of Fred Guttenberg, the father of a shooting victim from Parkland, Florida, had he recognized him before he was whisked away by security detail. The moment was captured in a photograph that went viral on social media. Kavanaugh said in a […]

Mollie Tibbetts’ father pleads in op-ed: ‘Do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist’

Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency Mollie Tibbetts’ father wrote in a Des Moines Register op-ed that he wants people to stop using his daughter’s name to push “profoundly racist” views. The revelation that Tibbetts’ suspected murderer was an unauthorized immigrant from Mexico reignited a national debate over immigration — but Rob Tibbetts wrote that he wants […]

Meghan Markle wants to ’stay away’ from ‘embarrassing’ father Thomas Markle, says insider

Meghan Markle is increasingly wanting to “stay away” from Thomas Markle, it has been revealed by a source. The father and daughter pair have not spoken since shortly after Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry, 33, earlier this year on 19 May. Over this period, Thomas has conducted a number of interviews with the world’s media, […]

Texas father stabs toddler to death while screaming ‘Jesus is coming’

Texas police are investigating the motive behind a senseless act of violence in which a screaming man stabbed his 16-month-old toddler to death in public, despite an armed neighbor’s intervention to stop him. The attacker was heard shouting gibberish before charging his kid with a knife in a common area of the Oak Forest Apartments […]