GROUNDING: MASTER WAS MULTI-TASKING

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has released its report into the October 2016 grounding and abandonment of the passenger vessel Stellar Sea in Warn Bay, British Columbia, stating that insufficient passage planning and inadequate lookout for hazards contributed to the incident. On a cloudy afternoon of October 1, 2016, the Stellar Sea, …

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CHINA PLANS NEW NAVAL BASE IN PAKISTAN

On Friday, a Chinese defense analyst and a source close to the People’s Liberation Army confirmed that China’s navy plans to set up a base near the Chinese-built port of Gwadar, Pakistan. It would be China’s second overseas base after a recently-built facility in Djibouti.  “China needs to set up another base …

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MAGIC MUSHROOMS DO THE OPPOSITE OF ANTI-DEPRESSANTS, BUT THAT MAY BE WHY THEY WORK

8 JAN 2018 Psychedelic therapy is going through something of a revival right now, and we may now know how one such hallucinogenic drug is seemingly able to alleviate symptoms of depression. Psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, has long been known to deliver therapeutic effects to people with depression, and researchers think this is …

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