The Acid Test: British researchers have published the results of an extraordinary new study on LSD In the study, researchers at Imperial College London scanned the brains of healthy adult subjects twice: Once after the subjects had taken a placebo, and then again after they’d taken 75mcg of LSD. The researchers found what the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix had basically been singing about since the 60s: LSD connects parts of the mind that are ordinarily segmented. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, indeed. [The Guardian]
Champions Will Rise: Well, quarterfinal champions, anyway. Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are knotted at 2-2 ahead of their second leg match on Tuesday, while powerhouse Real Madrid—who have qualified for the Champions League for 10 consecutive years—must overcome a 0-2 deficit in their second leg against Wolfsburg.
Return to the Scene: Giants defensive standout Jason Pierre-Paul has finally finally explained what happened during the fateful fireworks accident on July 4 that resulted in a catastrophic hand injury. [Sports Illustrated]
The Civil War Begins: Marvel dropped this cool clip from Captain America: Civil War during the MTV Movie Awards. Upside: Captain America (Chris Evans) is still very much a badass. Downside: Still waiting for another glimpse of Spider-Man. Catch the movie when it premieres on May 6.
The Instant Camera, Reinvented: The not-at-all-overambitiously-named “Impossible Project” has unveiled its I-1 instant camera, which utilizes old-school Polaroid 600 film in a thoroughly modern camera housing with modern features like a flash ring, autofocus, and a smartphone app that enables remote control of the camera. Old becomes new again on May 10 for $300. (Sounds like the project needs a new name, though.) [Impossible Project]
Big Day for Big Papi: The Red Sox honored slugger David Ortiz on Opening Day at Fenway Park, trotting out Boston sporting legends (shout out to Bill Russell!) and even inviting Ortiz’s daughter to sing the National Anthem. [Boston Globe]
“Gosh, Why’d They Name It Skull Island?”: Warner Bros. also dropped a behind-the-scenes sneak peak at the upcoming Kong: Skull Island during the MTV Music Awards. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the reboot of Peter Jackson’s 2005 King Kong movie features an absolutely loaded cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jason Mitchell, and Corey Hawkins. Also, a giant gorilla.