A blizzard in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 2005.
Governments and private companies have been seeding clouds to create snow for decades, without proof that it actually works. A recent study peered into clouds in search of answers.
National Police Air Service
No matter how cold it is, you’re lucky you don’t live on Venus.
It doesn’t matter if you’re male, female, young or old, the major risk factor for ice induced psychosis is how much you use it and how addicted you are.
A new study has looked at why some ice users suffer psychosis and others don’t.
Under the right circumstances, cats’ bodies can behave like liquids.
Ig Nobels reward research that first makes you laugh and then makes you think. Investigating the internet meme of fluid felines fits the bill – and adds to the physics field of rheology.
Most people are unaware of the severe impact ice has on the heart.
When we think of methamphetamine-related death we tend to focus on overdose. The extent of the problem, however, extends far beyond drug toxicity.
Warning: may contain faecal bacteria.
Nobody wants faecal bacteria in their iced latte. But if you have an iced drink from a high street coffee chain, that’s what you might get.
Illicit drugs are priced differently depending upon which stage of the supply chain they are located.
Let’s take claims about the value of drug seizures with a grain of salt.
Police seized 200kg of methamphetamine during a drug bust in Perth, Western Australia, in May 2016.
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West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said his state has the “worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country”. We asked the experts to check the evidence.
Ice Wars invokes fear and stigma - both of which are very unhelpful in battling drug dependence.
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Without doubt, crystal methamphetamine, like many drugs (including alcohol) is capable of causing immense harm. But when facts are distorted to create fear and stigma it helps no one.
Sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean during the winter peak in February 2015.
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
There is no doubt that 2016 has been a record-breaking year for the Earth’s climate.
An icebreaker makes its way through Antarctica’s sea ice.
After record-breaking amounts of sea ice in Antartica, this year we’re seeing record lows.
US TV-style ‘interventions’ aren’t the answer.
Ice increases the risks of psychosis, violence and impulsivity, and decreases emotional control. So what can families really do?
Programs like the Meth Project are unlikely to have any significant impact on drug use.
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Australia is following the lead of the United States and sending ex-ice users into schools in the hope they can impact kids’ attitudes towards drug use and prevent use.
Ceres’ Haulani Crater shows evidence of landslides from its crater rim.
The latest data from the Dawn space probe points to underground ice flows and a water vapour atmosphere.
There has been particular concern about methamphetamine use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Around 2.3% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 15 years and over report using speed or amphetamine in the past year. This is similar to the general population.
Ice is more readily smoked than other methamphetamines, but can also be injected.
Ice is a slang name for crystal methamphetamine – a stimulant drug that is swallowed, smoked or injected. It works by activating the reward pathways in the brain, producing feelings of alertness.
Where the ice meets the sea: Antarctica’s ice shelves play a key role in how fast ice sheets melt.
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As the world warms, Antarctica’s melting ice will likely reach the point of no return.
Million-year-old ice likely lies more than 3km below Antarctica’s surface.
Tas van Ommen
Ice cores tell us vital information about how the world’s climate has changed - and how it will change in the future.
There’s no “ice epidemic” but there is a sharp increase in use among drug users.
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Use of methamphetamines has increased significantly in young people already at risk of other drug and alcohol related dependence and harm.
While Sydney’s medically supervised injecting centre has had positive results, we need drug consumption rooms all over the country.
With use of drugs such as ice on the rise, drug consumption rooms are now being set up in Europe to provide supervised inhalation.