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Books

Book Review: “A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola” written/illustrated by Ricardo Cortés

In light of the recent marijuana legalization passed in Colorado and Washington, one can find many parallels to the legislation covered in A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola by Ricardo Cortés. While I write this, I am drinking my third cup of coffee, and were this 16th century Turkey, just owning the beans […]

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Science

The How and Who Behind Cocaine Use

Coca-Cola, Sigmund Freud, Scarface ““ cocaine has made its mark on American culture, but knowledge of the mechanisms of and risks associated with this popular recreational drug remains elusive. Last week, we talked about heroin, and today, we’ll do the same to cocaine.