Keith Jrome Lee

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When dealing with global warming, the size of the risk matters

Shortly after September 11, 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney gave us what has since become known as the One Percent Doctrine: “If there’s a 1% chance …

Cannabis

5 Neuroscience Based Ways to Clear Your Mind

Source: Photo by Christopher Bergland<p>As an ultra-endurance athlete, I’ve competed in the Badwater Ultramarathon a few times. Some call Badwater the …

Mindfulness

Holocaust Remembrance Day: 70 years after World War II, Jew-hatred is back in Europe

Seventy years after the end of World War II, the first and last documents authored and signed by Adolph Hitler continue to impact on events and the hearts and minds of men.<p>At 4 am, on April 29, 1945, the man who had vowed that his Third Reich would last a thousand years signed his final political …

Hyundai uses 11 cars to write a giant message to an astronaut

Making stuff on Earth that can be easily seen from space isn't exactly simple: there's the yellow glow of the world's metropolises at night, but in general, we just look like a blob of green, brown, and blue once you get a few hundred miles into the sky. That's no matter if you've got 11 cars at …

Space

What Americans Think About Climate Change–It’s Complicated

Like most everything else: It ultimately comes down to what state and county you live in.<p>We can say America as a whole believes certain things about climate change, but it’s more accurate to say America believes many things about climate change, and those beliefs depend on where people live. There …

Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid: Find Out Where She Stands on Climate

There's a cliche among those who are discouraged by the political climate that "there's no difference between the candidates." Now that Hillary …

Government

Government Agency Admits Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

Marijuana extracts can kill cancer cells, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. The U.S. federal government research institute …

Cannabis

A Longer Life May Lie in Number of Anti-Inflammatory Genes

Why do some kinds of animals live longer than others? For mammals, part of the answer may lie in the number of anti-inflammatory genes.<p>From mouse to …

UC San Diego

Could the Earth be getting greener? Satellite data say yes.

A study of satellite data has found that terrestrial vegetation has increased lately.<p>Despite decades of deforestation and environmental damage, a …

Climate Change

The Mechanism Of Microbial Memory

Bacteria can learn how to survive in an environment<p>One of the most fascinating traits of biology is the ability to remember. Memory helps us to use language, orient ourselves geographically and perform various tasks. This characteristic is not only limited to humans; animals also have this ability …

Biology
Public Health

Pediatrician Group Recommends Decriminalizing Marijuana For Youngsters

Severe legal punishment does more harm than good, the group finds<p>Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics is publishing a report on recreational marijuana use among kids under the age of 18. Like a good pediatrician, the report summarizes the latest research to answer kids' and parents' most …

Cannabis

ISIS apparently demands release of terrorist to spare Japanese hostage

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> ISIS appears to have beheaded one of its Japanese hostages and is demanding the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan to spare the other.<p>A video file posted online Saturday by a known ISIS supporter shows an image of one hostage, Kenji Goto, holding a photo of what appears to be …

Japan

Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

Frilled sharks are rarely seen denizens of the deep that resemble their dinosaur-era ancestors.<p>With its gaping, tooth-filled mouth and its slender, eel-like body, it’s not hard to see why scientists think the frilled shark may have inspired ancient tales of sea monsters. Looking like something out …