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Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind."<p>Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America's arsenal. Air Force records obtained by …

Military

New Image of Jupiter Is So Beautiful It's Making Us Angry

Despite our squabbles here on Earth, the universe is full of so much beauty it’s almost stupid. Jupiter is perhaps the most unreasonably beautiful …

Astronomy

The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Biochemistry

Create the Perfect Team: 5 Qualities a Growing Startup's Employees Must Possess

One bad hire can ruin a small team -- but every great hire makes a great team even better. Here's what to look for as your business grows.<p>In the early days of most startups, you are your business. You wear every hat, fill every role... your motto is, "If it is to be, it's up to me."<p>If you want to …

Team Building

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Going off-grid - could you live in a house like this?

<b>An advert on an online message board asks: "Anyone interested in living in an off-grid straw bale house?"</b><p>It adds: "No rent, all I'm asking is taking care of the house, and my two donkeys, two pigs (pets!), five hens, two cats and two dogs."<p>It's not your average property listing, but the owners, by …

How to launch your own beer brand for $5,000

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>You’ve run the numbers for starting a craft brewery—and you’re absolutely shocked at the …

Small Business

Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is renewing debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has seen U.S. imports drop sharply in the past decade.<p>Trump's budget, …

How to make compost: The only video tutorial you'll need

I've always considered myself a better compost-maker than I am a gardener. And from building a compost tumbler to composting indoors, I've posted a …

A Robot Can Print This $32,000 House in as Little as 8 Hours

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and expensive. Numerous homebuilders have chosen to automate part of the construction (i.e., by …

Home Building

The 5 places that stole my heart in 2016

For a lot of people, 2016 was the kind of year that warranted a lot of getting away. So it’s no surprise that for me, a professional jet-setter, most …

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is So Good For You

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even …

Cider

Why Trump Can't Make Coal Great Again

Long-term market forces will keep miners from getting their jobs back. But Trump could slow the decline of coal—and the rise of renewables.<p>This story was updated on March 28, 2017, based on an executive order expected from President Donald Trump aimed at rolling back Obama-era climate policy, …

Flight attendant to black female doctor: ‘We’re looking for actual physicians’

Tamika Cross, a physician, was midway through a flight from Detroit to Minneapolis when a passenger emergency sent her into “doctor mode.”<p>Sometime after takeoff, a man two rows in front of her suddenly became unresponsive, she said, and flight attendants called for help.<p>Cross, an obstetrician and …

Flying

Experts: May be hard convicting Tulsa cop of manslaughter

Prosecutors moved quickly to charge a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a street. Now, they have to prove it.<p>The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office offered just a glimpse of the …

Questions remain as Ohio medical marijuana law takes effect

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has yet to outline how exactly its new medical marijuana law will work even as it takes effect Thursday, leaving a host of …

Climate change is thawing deadly diseases. Maybe now we'll address it? | Mona Sarfaty

An anthrax outbreak in Russia came from a 75-year-old caribou carcass thawing out. It’s a warning sign of worse to come<p>Earlier this month, an outbreak of anthrax in northern Russia caused the death of a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother and put 90 people in the hospital. These deadly spores – …

Global Warming

Bubble-wrap key to creating a sponge that boils water

A team of engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)<br>has created a unique device that uses a bubble-wrap-encased sponge to boil …

Clean Energy

Scientists Just Created 'Neural Dust.' It Could Be the Biggest Breakthrough in Keeping You Healthy

New wireless sensors no bigger than dust could let thousands of people monitor and reclaim their health over time.<p>Wireless technology already lets people enjoy activities like listening to music, but now, scientists have created barely-there wireless sensors applicable to dozens of medical …

Breakthroughs

3 important lessons learned from building an app in 6 months

Building a new product is like flying a plane as it’s being built. Building it when nothing like it exists in the market is like flying blind.<p>Two years ago, LinkedIn noticed salespeople were using LinkedIn to source and connect with prospects and customers. During the early days of social media, …