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The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Pedagogy

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Color-changing helmets could warn you about head injuries

Head injuries can be particularly sinister -- unless it's obvious that you took a bad blow, you might not get the help you need in time to mitigate the damage. University of Pennsylvania scientists may have an easy way to raise the red flag when you're hurt, however. They've crafted a polymer that …

University of Pennsylvania

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

Vietnam War

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

Last month, authorities in Dallas noticed an uptick in violence that threatened to spoil the city's decade-long drop in crime.<p>Police Chief David Brown, an architect of the historic decline, responded by redeploying more officers into high-crime areas, noting that there was still plenty of time to …

Justice

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Biker Gangs Involved In Waco Gunfight Issue Orders To Shoot And Kill Cops, Authorities Say

Police in Texas are on alert after two biker gangs involved in a deadly shootout in Waco over the weekend allegedly issued orders to shoot and kill uniformed law enforcement officers.<p>State and federal authorities distributed memos to local police warning that the Cossacks and Bandidos motorcycle …

25 Star Wars Prequels Characters Who Got Their Due Outside the Movies

From Aayla to Zam.<p>May the Fourth may have come and gone, but May 19, 2015 marks another momentous day in Star Wars history: the 10th anniversary of …

ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS forces pushed east Monday from their fresh victory in Ramadi as the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines meant to stop the terror group's advance.<p>Iraqi and U.S. officials promised eventual defeat for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the loss of the …

Islam

Lawmakers praise risky US raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf

Washington lawmakers from both parties on Sunday praised the U.S. raid that killed Abu Sayyaf, a key Islamic State leader in charge of the group’s oil and gas operations in eastern Syria.<p>“It’s good news,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Obviously, any time you can degrade or …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Everybody Grew Up: Star Wars Actors, Then Versus Now

This is a video showing the actors of the Star Wars original trilogy then versus now. SURPRISE: Everybody got older. Except C-3PO and R2-D2, they …

More than 180 sculptors worked for over a year to create 11 scenes, including making a 220kg Jabba the Hutt and spending 1,000 hours on Chewbacca<p>Recreating the exact facial features of public figures of the day can be a task fraught with problems for the waxwork artists of Madame Tussauds. In a new …

Madame Tussauds

Who might lead ISIS if al-Baghdadi dies?

<i>Watch "Blindsided: How ISIS shook the world," a GPS special airing Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> For weeks, reports have been circulating that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was seriously injured in an airstrike back in March.<p>On Wednesday, …

Watch what happens when Star Trek and Star Wars collide

The Carbonite Maneuver is a 90-second trailer that jams eternal adversaries <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Star Trek</i> together to make something both brilliant and blasphemous. The fictional crossover — named by combining <i>Star Trek</i> episode "The Corbomite Maneuver" and the stuff Han Solo gets encased in — imagines that …

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

George Lucas' new Star Wars trilogy was about teens, but Lucasfilm said nope

George Lucas wanted the third Star Wars trilogy to star teenagers, but those in charge after he sold his empire to Disney and relinquished creative control — including his hand-picked successor — rejected Lucas' plans.<p>According to the cover story in this month's issue of Vanity Fair (which is not …

The Star Wars Sequel Lucas Didn't Get to Make

According to a new Vanity Fair article, the director envisioned an Episode VII driven by teenage characters. But J.J. Abrams had different ideas.<p>George Lucas is not involved with the creation of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. When interviewed by Stephen Colbert about the forthcoming sequel, the …

Star Wars

Texas shooting: Outgunned traffic officer stopped 2 attackers

<b>(CNN) —</b> It wasn't a fair fight.<p>On one side, you had two men in body armor, toting assault rifles and showing every willingness to open fire now and count their victims later. On the other, you had a security officer -- a traffic officer by day -- with a pistol.<p>Somehow, the officer won.<p>Authorities …

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Government

Microsoft bought 'Minecraft' because it's perfect for HoloLens

Microsoft surprised many when it announced it had acquired Mojang, maker of the hit game <i>Minecraft</i> for $2.5 billion. What could a company specializing in operating systems, business software and consoles do with an already popular sandbox game primarily enjoyed by children? The game's creator, …

Augmented Reality

Smart Watch! You are toooo Smart......

I seriously see that happening to some body...<p>Apr 22, 2015<p>Something similar happened already.<p>Apr 22, 2015<p>She like, "I done messed up."<p>Apr 22, …

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

The Five Most Important Takeaways from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

Another Star Wars Celebration is in the books. While attendees deal with the inevitable post-con depression and binge-watch <i>Star Wars</i> movies, <i>The Clone</i> …

Man who claims to own 50% of Facebook can't revive lawsuit

Paul Ceglia, a fugitive who claims he owns 50% of Facebook, cannot appeal a court ruling against him.<p>A federal appeals court called the 41-year old Ceglia's attempt to revive his years-old case against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook (FB) "meritless."<p>The bizarre Ceglia-Facebook legal saga began in …