Author: Tarn Rodgers Johns
Tarn is a freelance journalist from London writing about psychedelic therapy, travel, feminism and social issues (preferably all at the same time). Tweet her @TarnRJ.

Campaign launched against ‘anti-science laws’ on magic mushrooms

A psychedelic advocacy group are calling on the Government to change the regulations on psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) so that it can be made available to millions of people suffering from mental health problems.
 
Psilocybin is a non-addictive, non-toxic and naturally-occurring compound found in hundreds of species of mushrooms across the world. Read more...

Ayahuasca may have the potential to treat anorexia

A study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs has found that ayahuasca might have the potential to help people recover from eating disorders.
 
Dr. Adele Lafrance, a professor at Laurentian University in Ontario, and her colleagues used 16 participants from North America who had suffered from either bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa and studied their reactions to the psychoactive tea. Read more...

Students at top universities boycotting satisfaction surveys as protest

Students at some of the UK’s top universities have snubbed the 2017 National Student Survey to try and prevent the government from using the results to justify rising tuition fees.
 
Data from Oxford, Cambridge, Sheffield, Manchester, Bristol, Liverpool, University College London and King’s College London will all be missing from this year’s results, as less than half of the students eligible to vote responded. Read more...

Game of Thrones scripts leaked by hackers demanding ransom

US television network HBO have been targeted by hackers who have released 3.4GB of files, including the phone numbers and emails of Game of Thrones actors.
 
In a video letter to HBO CEO Richard Plepler, the hackers demand a ransom of several million dollars in bitcoin, saying that if the network does not pay within three days they will release a further 1.5 terabytes of confidential corporate data. Read more...