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'Largest-ever' new map of universe shows 1.2 million galaxies

A new map reveals our universe is more massive than we realize. Astronomers with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), a Sloan Digital …

Astrophysics

Reefer Madness! Medical Marijuana Is Already Saving $165M Per Year For Medicare

This news will give anti-marijuana crusaders fits.<p>A new study in the journal <i>Health Affairs</i> looked in great detail at prescription drug usage in U.S. states that have legalized medical marijuana. Researchers Ashley Bradford and David Bradford collected Medicare data for the period 2010-2013 to …

Cannabis

From Russia with drugs: The twisted erotic surrealism of Dmitry Vorsin

<i>A creation of artist Dmitry Vorsin.</i> <br>According to Australian art collective beinArt the Surrealist responsible for the provacative Dali-esque …

Art

The Doomed Hitomi Telescope Had a Spectacular View of the Universe As It Died

It viewed a monster tangle of galaxies known as Perseus.<p>The Hitomi X-ray astronomy satellite, which met its untimely end in March, didn't die in vain. It turns out that, in the five weeks or so that it was alive and whole up in space, Hitomi managed to do some pretty amazing science.<p>The view it …

Astrophysics

These Pretty Rare Flowers Are As Rare As Their Beauty

Spring is the season of blossoming, and the world appears not less than any fairyland. Renovation of tree leaves and then the season welcomes new …

Growing Passion Flowers - Quiet Corner

Flowers “Passiflora”, otherwise called passion vines or passion flowers, is a variety comprising of 500 types of flowering plants belonging to the …

Lightning re-sign G Kristers Gudlevskis to one-year contract

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis to a one-year, two-way contract Saturday, the team announced.<p>Kristers …

Steven Stamkos Chooses Loyalty and Winning

In Wednesday’s 23 minutes of NHL madness, major trades nearly buried that Steven Stamkos surprised the hockey world by deciding to return to the …

Report: Steven Stamkos Will Stay With The Lightning

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I Take Photos of Dank Weed for a Living

Marcus Gary "Bubbleman" Richardson makes his living photographing dank nugs and hash. With over 20 years of experience, he makes the average #weedporn photos look like mere shake.<p><i>All photos courtesy of</i> <i>Marcus Gary "Bubbleman" Richardson</i><p>Marcus Gary "Bubbleman" Richardson makes his living …

Cannabis

The Best Things We Saw on the Dance Music Internet Last Week

A new mix from Bambonou, Jamie xx's latest video, and a new Squarepusher project made our list.<p><i>Photo by Katie Laskowska</i><i>.</i><p>1. Resident Pulse Orlando DJs remembered what Pulse meant to the city's LGBT community<p>Before their headlining sets at THUMP's fundraiser to benefit the victims of the Pulse …

Techno

Your Grandma Needs To Be Smoking Pot

It's going to be pretty hard to keep weed illegal when your grandparents are smoking it to prevent Alzheimer's.<p>This week scientists found evidence …

Dementia

Uzumaki (based on Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s work) - Let's get Processing!

DEA Plans To Decide Whether To Reschedule Marijuana By Mid-Year

The agency gave no clue whether it will remove pot from its Schedule 1 category of dangerous drugs.<p>The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to decide whether marijuana should reclassified under federal law in "the first half of 2016," the agency said in a letter to senators.<p>DEA, responding to a …

These lamps let you grow plants anywhere - even in windowless rooms

The Mygdal Plantlamp allows you to grow plants anywhere – no sunlight required. Whether you’re stuck in an office cubicle, basement, or rainy city, …

Plants

This Breathtaking Chart Shows Just How Far Humans Have Ventured into Space

At least, how far our probes have explored.<p>The solar system is big. It may stretch out up to a light year across, depending on the outer boundary of the Oort Cloud. But considering it's barely been 50 years since humanity has launched objects into space, it's amazing where we've been able to …

Astronomy

Jacob Markstrom saves puck barehanded vs. Jets

At the NHL general manager meetings this week, there’s a raging debate about goalie equipment and whether reducing it would increase scoring.<p>So how …

Yahoo Free NHL Live Stream of the Day 2016 schedule

We’re partnering with the National Hockey League (NHL®) to give you access to live, out-of-market NHL games for free on Yahoo Sports four times a …

10 Drugs That Will Run Rampant at Ultra Music Festival this Weekend

So it’s that time of the year again when those hyper-color pink furry boots come out of the closet and you untz-untz-untz til the break of …

NHL Playoff Standings 2016: Predicting Which Teams Will Fall Short of Postseason

There are many tight races in the NHL as the season hits its home stretch, but they have more to do with playoff positioning than figuring out which teams are going to make the playoffs.<p>It's straight forward in the Western Conference, where seven of the eight playoff spots are spoken for at this …

NHL three-point wins and their many complications

Giroux scores in 3rd and SO, Flyers beat Red Wings 2-1<p>There’s a cause and effect for NHL rules changes.<p>The biggest catalyst, and hindrance when it …

Astronomers may have found the fastest spinning object in the universe

If you saw it, you might sniff at something so insignificant, yet it represents the final farewell of chewed up stars as their remains whirl down the throat of an 18 billion solar mass black hole, one of the most massive-known in the universe.<p>Astronomers know the object as OJ 287, a quasar that …

Astrophysics

Around the World in 50 Amazing Gardens

From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.<p>From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.

These Charming Optical Illusions Pop Off the Page | Monday Insta Illustrator

Don't look down.<p>Tricking the eye with illustration isn't difficult—it's a simple matter of looking up the techniques on YouTube. But doing it well, with imagination, charm, and panache, is another matter entirely. See the works of Ramon Bruin for inspiration on nailing the genre. Whether he's …

Modern Art

A 'Great Wall' of galaxies 1 billion light-years wide may be the largest object ever found

As if staring up at the night sky didn't make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the discovery of the BOSS Great Wall, a group of superclusters that span roughly 1 billion light-years across and represents the largest structure ever found in space.<p>The BOSS Great Wall, which …

Universe

Lightning’s Tyler Johnson Takes Puck To Face In Bloody Scene

2,308<p>Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson was forced to leave Sunday’s win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden late in the third period when he …