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Researchers Find Missing Link to Make Computers That Mimic the Brain

The key to a new era of computer.<p>Computer scientists have long tried to figure out just how to make machines mimic the incredible efficiency of the …

Vermont becomes first state to legalize marijuana through legislature

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vermont, the "Green Mountain State," has become the first state to legalize marijuana by passing a law in the legislature rather than by use of a ballot measure.<p>Gov. Phil Scott signed H. 511 into law "with mixed emotions" Monday night, allowing for the possession of recreational …

Cannabis

How chilly water might change emergency medicine forever

Surgeon pioneers procedure that sends body temperature plummeting.<p>For more than 50 years, doctors have sought to exploit the protective effects of cold on the human body, and therapeutic hypothermia to chill a patient's body temperature by a few degrees is now used for conditions ranging from heart …

Medicine

Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take …

Mitch McConnell

Everything you need to know about the federal government shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> Good morning! Your federal government is officially shut down. Wonder how it all affects you? We've got <b>everything you need to know</b> about it in this special Saturday edition of CNN's 5 Things newsletter. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox every …

Health Care

How a 12-Year-Old Girl Could Help End Weed Prohibition in America

A federal lawsuit claims the ban on bringing medical marijuana across state lines violates an epileptic girl's constitutional rights<p>Twelve-year-old …

Want A Long Life With A Healthy Heart? Here's What To Eat (And What Not To)

But knowing the fact that what we eat, drink and take can affect our cardiovascular health and actually knowing accurate information on WHAT to eat, drink and take are very different things—and misconceptions are everywhere for that second one. That led a group of cardiologists and other physicians …

Holistic Medicine

How Taking An Acid Trip Is Answering Big Questions About Brain Function

The psychedelic drug LSD just helped researchers uncover the process the brain uses to attach meaning to experience. That’s another big science win for a drug that’s been clouded in controversy for more than half a century.<p>Psychedelics are proving to be fantastic tools for getting at the deepest, …

Consciousness

Exactly What You Should Eat if You’re Trying to Build Muscle | Women's Health

<b>How to Use Food as Fuel</b><br>Rule number one: Don't skimp on calories. When you strength train, you're burning cals during and after your workout. (Post-sesh, your body is working hard to repair and rebuild the muscle fibers broken down during your lifts, says Cohn.) In order for your body to recover, …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

'Far and away the best': Sanders finally endorses Clinton

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — With hugs and handshakes, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday and emphatically told his …

Middle-class

White House: No DNC speeches for Cabinet secretaries

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House is banning Cabinet secretaries from speaking at this month's Democratic National Convention, pointing to a need to separate politics from members official duties.<p>White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough instructed Cabinet leaders that they would not be speaking at this …

The White House

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

This man may be the closest we have to someone living on Mars

Smithsonian/NASA/Alex Menzies<p>Alex Menzies may be the closest we have to someone living on Mars.<p>He's the software lead for augmented and virtual …

Virtual Reality

The Stock Market Crash Of 2016: Stocks Have Already Crashed In 6 Of The World’s 8 Largest Economies

Over the past 12 months, stock market investors around the planet have lost trillions of dollars. Since this time last June, stocks have crashed in 6 …

Stock Markets

A 23-year-old rapper who refuses to sign a record deal is tearing up the hip-hop world all by himself

Chance the Rapper is the most talented rapper of his generation and a pioneer in the music industry. His latest album, "Coloring Book," released in May, is one of the best-reviewed albums of the year and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 list. It's the first streaming-only album to chart on …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

The NFL is finally listening to medical marijuana researchers

It's the first step, a baby step, in a very long process, but after years of willfully ignoring the drug's potential benefits to players, it's a good sign the league actually has people listening.<p><b>THE NFL IS FINALLY LISTENING TO MARIJUANA RESEARCHERS</b>: Eugene Monroe has been trying to get the NFL to …

NFL

A Protein With Potential to Modify Brain Function and Memory in Mice and Fish

<i>Summary: A newly created protein can modify brain activity and memory in targeted ways without the use of chemicals or drugs, a new study …

Neuroscience

How long should you hold your inhale?

The Why of the High:<p>When I was growing up, holding in a massive hit for 5 seconds was supposed to get you higher: “If you don’t cough, you don’t get …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

This 75-year-old NASA legend has been working in secret for 10 years building a startup that wants to outdo Intel and Google

After leaving NASA, Goldin spent some time bouncing around and studying robotics before accepting a position as the president of Boston University in 2003. He never officially held the position, however, because the school terminated his contract a day before he was slated to start (though he still …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

This California desert town is experiencing a marijuana boom

Carlos Bravo, the owner of a tow company here, was at work late last year when a real estate agent came to him offering half a million dollars for 5 acres of undeveloped, brush-pocked desert — five times what he'd paid for the land six months earlier.<p>"I thought he was joking," Bravo said.<p>The man …

Real Estate

A team of astronomers found 3 Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away

That search took a cool turn this week … literally. A team of astronomers announced they have found not one but <i>three</i> Earth-size planets orbiting a red dwarf, a tiny and cool star just 40 light-years away!<p>This is very interesting for many reasons: This is the lowest mass full-fledged star ever seen …

Pennsylvania takes states allowing medical marijuana to new high

Keystone state is 24th to legalize cannabis use for health reasons ‘What we’re doing today is the healer’ says state Republican senator<p>Pennsylvania on Sunday became the 24th US state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program.<p>The Democratic governor, Tom Wolf, signed the bill into law in …

Cannabis

What will the bank of the future look like?

<i>Taavet Hinrikus is CEO & co-founder of TransferWise, the international money transfer platform. He’ll be speaking at TNW Europe in Amsterdam this May, alongside 130 other top-flight speakers.</i><p>Lionel Barber, the editor of the FT, summed it up at Davos: “Nobody wants to be in banking, everyone wants …

Finally, a pizza box you can use to smoke weed

Since the first time someone discovered the mind-altering effects of weed, our stoner ancestors have developed new and inventive ways to get high.<p>And …

Mashed

Seoul: Senior North Korea military officer defects to South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A colonel from North Korea's military spy agency fled to South Korea last year in an unusual case of a senior-level …

North Korea