April 2016

MDMA Could Become Legal Medication

Chemical composition of MDMA

MDMA, or 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, which is the main ingredient in ecstasy, could potentially have medicinal uses. A network of researchers is currently conducting a range of clinical trials that could result in the drug being distributed by pharmacies as early as 2021.

Because it is currently most ingested as a party drug that is typically purchased on the street, it is often cut with dangerous chemicals. However, when ingested under medical supervision, the drug's effects have the potential to be extremely therapeutic. 

Australian Postal Service Tests Drone Delivery

Drone in flight

Drone delivery has been discussed by major companies like Amazon and Google, but postal engineers in Australia are testing out drone delivery service to more efficiently deliver packages to customers in rural areas whose mailboxes are far away from their houses. This would eliminate the need for these people to travel far distances to obtain their packages.