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A new report says traces of Monsanto pesticide found in many popular, oat-based breakfast foods

While it’s not printed anywhere on their ingredients list, some of America’s most popular breakfast foods contain pesticides. On Wednesday, the …

Pesticides

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease.<p>Dewayne Johnson's lawsuit was the first of thousands of cases …

San Francisco

Planet now at risk of heading toward 'hothouse Earth' state

Keeping global warming to within 1.5-2 degrees C may be more difficult than previously assessed, according to researchers. An international team of …

Climate Change

73 Years Later, the "A-Bomb" Ginkgo Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima

"There’s a huge paradox at the heart of this ginkgo story."<p>On August 6, 1945, an Allied plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, creating a …

Hiroshima

CRISPR creates new species with single giant chromosome

For at least the last 10 million years every yeast cell of the sort used to make beer or bread has had 16 chromosomes. But now—thanks to CRISPR …

Biology

5 Reasons Israel’s Army Wins Every War It Fights - Warrior Maven

<b>By Kyle Mizokami,</b> <b>The National Interest</b><p>Much like the Israeli Air Force, the Israeli Army came from humble—but more established—beginnings. Israel’s …

Military

This Parasite Drugs Its Hosts With the Psychedelic Chemical in Shrooms

It also makes their butts fall off.<p>Imagine emerging into the sun after 17 long years spent lying underground, only for your butt to fall off.<p>That ignominious fate regularly befalls America’s cicadas. These bugs spend their youth underground, feeding on roots. After 13 or 17 years of this, they …

Microbiology

Man Legally Changes Gender to Female for Cheaper Car Insurance

A Canadian man who claims he identifies as 100% male legally changed the gender on his identification documents to female in order to save over …

Car Insurance

Israel unveils Merkava Mk 4 Barak smart tank

The Israeli Defence Force brings artificial intelligence to armored combat with the latest variant of its main battle tank. The Merkava Mk 4 Barak is …

Artificial Intelligence

'It hits you very quickly': Canada brews first cannabis beer

Scientists in a small Ontario laboratory are testing enzymes and experimenting with fermentation. Their techniques are not new, but their focus is a first. They are developing what is being described as the world’s first beer brewed from cannabis.<p>Most cannabis beers on the market are brewed from …

Cannabis

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

Scientists Just Found a Novel, Cheap Way to Use CRISPR Gene Editing to Fight Cancer

CRISPR is by all accounts a fascinating technology. Its headline feature is that it can literally be used to slice, dice, and otherwise manipulate …

Biochemists discover cause of genome editing failures with hyped CRISPR system

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to describe why CRISPR gene editing sometimes fails to work, and how the process …

Monsanto 'bullied scientists' and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court

Monsanto has long worked to “bully scientists” and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a lawyer argued on Monday in a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation.<p>“Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent …

San Francisco

U.S. reportedly issuing lifetime travel bans for anyone even remotely connected to Canada's legal cannabis industry

Canada's cannabis industry is quickly going corporate, but U.S. border agents are reportedly issuing travel bans to anyone involved, regardless of …

Major study finds 'no evidence' that cannabis relieves chronic pain

A large study stretching over a 4-year period challenges popular beliefs, as it finds "no evidence" that cannabis use improves the symptoms of …

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

DJI's next Mavic drone might have 360-degree obstacle awareness

Now that DJI has made its semi-pro drone technology more accessible through the Mavic Air, what's it going to do for operators who prefer the Mavic Pro line? Check off a few of their bigger wish list items, apparently. <i>DroneDJ</i> has obtained a photo of what looks like a sequel to the Mavic Pro, …

It's Happening: NASA Is Working on Drones That Could Survive Venus' Hellish Atmosphere

Searching for life in the clouds of Venus.<p>In the coming decades, NASA and other space agencies hope to mount some ambitious missions to other planets …

When it comes to spiders in Alberta, you have lots to love and little to fear

For Albertans with a deep fear of spiders, you may be living in the wrong place.<p>There are 580 species of spiders recorded in the province, a number …

The world is running out of sand — there’s even a violent black market for it

Sand seems like an infinite resource — especially when one imagines endless beaches and deserts — but the granular material is one of the …

NASA's chilling 30-year-old warning

We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told the US Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived.<p>The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age …

This virtual reality headset runs at human-eye resolution

It’s virtual reality like you’ve never seen it before: in human-eye resolution. Helsinki-based startup Varjo is building a VR headset that lets the …

Augmented Reality

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Carbon Dioxide

Yes, This Is A Ramjet Powered Artillery Shell And It Could Be A Game Changer

The new round could dramatically extend the range of existing guns and significantly expand the flexibility of even small artillery …

Chilling mountaintop find may confirm dark Greek legend

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity.<p>Excavations this summer on Mount Lykaion, once worshipped as the birthplace of the god Zeus, uncovered the 3,000-year-old skeleton of a …

CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In death, as in life, Anthony Bourdain brought us closer together.<p>On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown," Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers. Through the simple act of sharing meals, he showcased both the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, yet how …

Anthony Bourdain

Synthetic Brain-Destroying Human Prions Created in the Lab for the First Time

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have synthesized an artificial human prion, a scientific first that could eventually lead to …

4 charts showing why putting tariffs on your friends is a bad idea

Europeans, Canadians and Mexicans buy more American goods and services than anyone else in the world. So why would the Trump administration be …