Michael Cassell

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Defiant woman who 'cured' terminal cancer with cannabis oil says she'll continue to break the law as doctor discusses treatment 'conspiracy theory'

A defiant woman has revealed how she 'cured' her terminal cancer with cannabis oil.<p>Joy Smith was given just six weeks to live but is now in remission …

Shia LaBeouf Is Ready To Talk About It

The actor sets out to save his career—and his soul.<p>Shia LaBeouf is nervous about this story—“I have so much fear about this thing,” he confesses to me when we first meet—and it drives him to do what he’s always done when faced with something he cannot fully control: Prepare. Obsessively. For the …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Greek official: No agreement is possible

It's looking grim so far. A Greek government official reportedly said that no agreement is possible.<p>The country has just about three weeks of cash left. Tax revenues have plunged and the country's bailout officially terminates at the end of February. What's more, the European Central Bank says that …

Europe

LG Watch Urbane -- yes, Urbane -- takes Android Wear upscale

LG wants to hit the luxury market with the literal-sounding LG Watch Urbane .<p>The Korean electronics company hopes that its not-so-subtle reference to suave refinement isn't lost on consumers as it pitches its first all-metal smartwatch, which is powered by Google's Android Wear operating system. It …

Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

Earlier this month the U.S. Navy's research office rented out a conference center in Washington, D.C., to show off some of its hottest new technology.<p>On display was an electromagnetic gun, and drones that could swarm around an enemy ship. But it wasn't all James Bond-style gadgets.<p>In a little side …

Global Warming

Amazon Won't Be Delivering Packages by Drone Anytime Soon

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the country’s Department of Transportation have unveiled proposed rules for drone flights. The plan [PDF] aims to maintain aviation safety standards, but will also make it difficult for companies hoping to use drones as couriers.<p>According to the …

Unmanned Aircraft

Could driverless cars own themselves?

<b>Forget buying an electric-powered Tesla, sharing a Zipcar or hiring an Uber - the most disruptive force in getting from A to B on four wheels could be cars that own themselves.</b><p>Emancipated automobiles sounds like a crazy concept. But the man advocating the idea goes further: he thinks they'll have …

Idealism

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

Nintendo is killing its Club Nintendo loyalty program

Nintendo has announced the worldwide closure of Club Nintendo, its loyalty program in which customers could collect "coins" from software and hardware and exchange them for various goods. Members in the US will be able to earn coins through the end of March, and will have until the end of June to …

Google app can now translate languages instantly

A major update to Google's Translate app for Android and iOS lets it interpret cross-language conversations on the fly and instantly translate …