Ecstasy is temporarily legal in Ireland because of a loophole

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A lot of people may be looking up last minute flights to Ireland after a court ruling means the possession of drugs such as ecstasy and ketamine are legal until the loophole is closed.

Politicians will be sitting late into the night in Dublin to pass emergency legislation after the Court of Appeal made a ruling Tuesday morning that makes possession of certain drugs legal. Supply and sale are still illegal

The judgement struck down legislation concerning newer drugs such as ecstasy, benzodiazepines and “new psychoactive substances”. There is no impact on other, older drugs such as cannabis, heroin or cocaine Read more…

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This is ecstasy: Professor can’t contain her emotions at Rosetta landing

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The emotion in this video shows what the successful Rosetta mission means to the world

Professor Monica Grady, from Open University, was overcome by sheer joy as the European Space Agency (ESA) completed one of the biggest space feats in history. The Rosetta spacecraft dropped the Philae lander onto comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and it landed safely at 8:03 a.m. AEDT on Thursday.

At the ESA’s mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, there were ecstatic celebrations as Philae landed on the comet, which was flying between Jupiter and Mars at 64,400 kilometres per hour (40,000 miles per hour). It is the first time humans have landed a robot on a comet. Read more…

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