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Morning Links: LSD for Cancer Patients, the SEC and Porn, News for 34th Street

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Happy Friday!

The Telegraph
gives us a very cool picture of Eyjafjallajokull and the aurora borealis.

In other news,

• NYU is experimenting with hallucinogenic drugs to help cancer patients.

• The SEC was watching Internet porn when they should have been, like, checking up on Goldman Sachs. On government computers, no less!

• Bloomberg wants another pedestrian plaza, between 5th and 6th Avenues on 34th Street. A win for transit advocates (it would be open to buses), a loss for cab drivers. Pedestrians have always hated 34th Street anyway.

Explosions in Bangkok, which killed one person and injured dozens yesterday, have people on high alert. The American Embassy advises to forgo nonessential travel to the area.

• A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Chile, but no damages are reported.

• The Obamas are on their way to Asheville, North Carolina. Barack, we miss you already.

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