The Heroin Vaccine That Could Save ‘Quadrillions’ On Healthcare Costs

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Kim Janda. Source: Robert Benson

You’d think it would be a big deal if a scientist created a vaccine that could do away with addiction. So what if I told you that we already had one?

Kim Janda has a vaccine for heroin addiction. And for meth. And for cocaine, too. Janda, an American chemist and the Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Chaired Professor at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, gets calls and emails all the time from addicts, and people who know addicts, and who want more information about getting involved with clinical trials.

The problem? There haven’t been any clinical trials. And there won’t be any for the foreseeable future, either.

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Colorful, Mystical And (Sometimes) Fatal: 31 Photos Of The World’s Coolest Mushrooms

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While few of us are actually mycologists–or the super niche-y group of people that study fungi–mushrooms have long captivated the attention of humans, be it through their use in religious ceremonies (some ancient rock art shows what appears to be hallucinogenic mushroom use in the Sahara desert around 9,000 years ago!), childhood books–or just as a catalyst to write some truly bizarre music.

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The Best “Game Of Thrones” Fan Art

The Game of Thrones series is superlative in many ways, from its status as the all-time most pirated TV show to its creator’s uncanny ability to kill off all the characters we hold dear.

We would like to take a moment to add another item to the list of things at which the George R.R. Martin saga excels: inspiring fans to produce some truly stunning–and totally geeky–art.

As we await our latest Thrones fix (and of course, the return of Jon Snow), have a look at the series’ best artistic depictions below:

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Jon Snow, Lyanna Stark, Arya Stark, and Theon Greyjoy by Grimhel. Source: DeviantArt

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Life Inside A Tiny Parisian Apartment

What would you be willing to put up with in order to live in Paris? Maybe several flights of stairs and a living space about the size of a large closet? If that’s the case, then this diminutive domicile is just for you. With an area of only 86 square feet, this is without a doubt one of the tiniest homes in Paris. And yet, it’s entirely functional. Which is to say, its size scarcity won’t lead you to the brink of insanity and then push you over the edge.

Take a tour of the petite abode with Kitoko Studio, the masterminds behind the apartment’s functionality-minded renovation, and see if this sort of lifestyle is for you.

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