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The chemical scientist who reinvented the popular party drug ecstasy has died at the age of 88 from liver cancer.

Alexander Shulgin earned his nickname, the Godfather of ecstasy, after honing a way to make the drug - and testing it out on himself to check it had worked.

A Facebook post by his wife and research partner, Ann, said he died "surrounded by family and caretakers and Buddhist meditation music".

He lived out his final years at his home in Northern California.

...During the swinging '60s, he says he made and tested hundreds of concoctions.

In 1965, he parted company with Dow, but continued his studies and began teaching classes at local universities.

Nearly a decade later, he came across a compound closely related to what we now call ecstasy or MDMA.

MDMA had been previously synthesised and patented in 1912 by the pharmaceutical company Merck, but was never fully explored within humans. [BBC]

RIP Alexander.

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Paradiso Festival drug cocktail called "Molly" made the rounds this weekend in Washington State's Gorge Amphitheatre killing one and sending 100 other concert goers between the ages of 18 and 26 to Quincy Valley Medical Center with drug overdose conditions, according to a June 30 report from KOMO News.com.

Drug overdose victims had been told they were getting Ecstasy, which contains the same synthetic drug MDMA as Molly, but instead Quincy Valley Medical Center's chief nurse, Sarina Fahrner, said what they got was a more potent form of Ecstasy, which contains cocaine, LSD and meth. - [Examiner]

The Paradiso Festival, which happened at The Gorge, WA and was billed as "where digital meets nature," featured such EDM artists as Tiesto, Kaskade, Designer Drugs, Infected Mushroom, and more.

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Madonna has added a Madison Square Garden show to her tour that already included two shows at Yankee Stadium. Tickets for the November 12th show are on pre-sale now (password: Madge). General sale begins 3/30 at 10am.

In related news, Madonna was just down at Ultra Music Festival where she asked a giant crowd how many of them have "seen Molly". She has since denied it was a drug reference, though as Deadmau5 pointed out after hearing it, it obviously was (even if she didn't realize it). Watch in the first minute of the video, below...

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