Finally, popular scientific magazine PULSAR is back with another issue! Our first experience with the project was highly appreciated not only within circles of Ukrainian scholars and academics, but even by the Behance community. We are truly proud to thank everyone, whose faith, interest and and assistance in spreading the good word excelled our progress.

The main topic of this issue revolves around the problem of drug abuse and the prohibition of advanced drug research in Ukraine within the reality of vast abundance of stuff on the streets.

Cover design, branding, layout design & illustration: Kostyuk Andrzej

Сontent: Sophia Nastyshyn

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Human brain is a much more keen chemist than even you, Walter.

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«Load universe into cannon. Aim at brain. Fire.»

                                                 - Alan Watts


Hormones, oh dear hormones. Synthesized and stored outside the body, you could be also illegal. Don’t you know?


Schizophrenia is a physiologically induced bad trip.


Obscene language — common thing for teenagers and patients with Tourette syndrome.

I swear.


Owls are less academically successful. No excuses.


You know, liquor is a physiological body fluid (liquor cerebrospinalis, also known as CSF — cerebrospinal fluid), which keeps our brain fresh. Or depressed.


Autoimmune cellular diseases are like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

The text says: Mimicry is a similarity of features, behavior, scent or resonation of one organism to the more protected or adapted one.


Our body is swarming with germs.


Oral contraceptives — not only to make sure there would be no surprises.


Some kind of chill pill, isn’t it?


«We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls…»

― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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This issue contains 93 pages of popular scientific content, bound by 3 dozens of my illustrations. Special thanks go to Serhii Honcharov, PhD student of Molecular Pathophysiology, who inspired us on cover design.

And, as always, thank you for coming to see :)


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