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The Genes for Pot Addiction Have Been Identified

For what may be the first time, specific genes associated with marijuana addiction have been identified— and some of them are also linked to …

Neuroscience

Will the singularity mean the death of religion? - The Kernel

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

Singularity

The FBI has a new plan to spy on high school kids across the country

New surveillance program urges teachers to report students critical of government policies and “Western corruption”<p>Sarah Lazare<p>March 6, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western …

High School

UK Company Is Growing Furniture by Molding Trees into Chairs, Tables or Lamps

Money might not grow on trees, but it seems that furniture does! Gavin Munro, a UK-based designer, has come up with a brilliant alternative to …

Artist Shows How It Feels To Live With Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety is not a joke. But what if a light-hearted laugh could make things a little bit brighter? British illustrator Gemma Correll draws comics …

This Week’s Night Sky: New Year’s Comet and a Meteor Shower

Try out a new telescope or binoculars with these celestial sights.<p><b>Lion’s Heart and Luna.</b> In the morning twilight of Tuesday, December 29, look toward the western sky for the bright waning gibbous moon hanging below the constellation Leo, the celestial lion.<p>To the upper left of the moon is Leo’s …

Bernie Sanders just gave the most powerful speech of his campaign: Why his socialism address was a defining moment

<b>Bernie Sanders (AP/Michael Dwyer)</b><p>Situating socialism within the larger American experience, Sanders forcefully challenged free market dogma<p>Sean Illing<p>November 20, 2015 9:48pm (UTC)<p>Bernie Sanders gave a remarkable speech yesterday at Georgetown University. It won’t receive the coverage it deserves, …

Middle-class

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Here's Samsung's latest plan to lure people away from the iPhone

The company just announced that it will pay the monthly installment bill for your new phone until 2016.<p>The discount applies if you buy a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, or Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on an installment plan from T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, or US Cellular. You won't be eligible for …

The safe, user-friendly way to be a little drug lord: economic secrets of the dark web

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>We had met at a bar. I told him I was an economist. He told me he was a pot dealer. You might think we wouldn’t have had much to talk about. But the most exciting story in economics is one where an innovation disrupts a market and creates new ones. So once he said …

Macy's

Born to be lazy? How to change your walk to burn calories faster - TODAY.com

Feeling a bit intimidated by people boasting about their impressive step counts on Facebook or in real life? Well, don't get too discouraged by your 5,000 daily steps — a new study led by the American Cancer Society found that even short walks may help you live longer.<p>The American Heart Association …

Fitness

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Space Science

Woman tricked friend into having sex by pretending to be a man, court hears

A woman has appeared in court accused of tricking another woman into having sex with her by bandaging her body and using a prosthetic penis to pretend she was a man, a court has heard.<p>The complainant says she thought she was with a man she had befriended on the internet called Kye Fortune, who had …

Crime

Photographs of the Underwater Telecommunication Cables Tapped by the NSA

Trevor Paglen took a literal deep dive into government surveillance for his latest project.<p><i>This article appears in the September Issue of VICE</i><p>When I met the artist Trevor Paglen to talk about the surveillance state, I found him crouched in the back of a metal bar called Rasputin. He was in Istanbul …

Surveillance

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – and it did not shift for the best part of three years.<p>“It was a feeling of being fundamentally wrong in your own body,” Charlton says, attempting to describe what has …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

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 …

June 2015

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

blackholes

Pushing the limits on the fringe

Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee are launching, with no holds barred.<p>Carly Fiorina says environmentalists created California’s drought. Mike Huckabee’s urging would-be recruits to boycott the military until President Barack Obama leaves office. Ben Carson compared gay marriage to …

eBook Deals: Pick Up Any of These 213 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror eBooks For Less Than $4

Here’s a new roundup of eBook Deals to satisfy hungry readers and lonely eBook reading devices.<p><b>NOTE</b>: These science fiction, fantasy and horror eBook …