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The Strange Connection Between Smoking Weed and Alzheimer's

It's definitely not what you'd think.<p>On Friday, Snoop Dogg lost a round of <i>Family Feud</i> on a marijuana-related question. The internet was shocked. The question was: "Name something Grandma might do if she caught Grandpa smoking marijuana." The answers were all awful. But with the new research flowing …

David Gilmour review – Pompeii rocks again

Pompeii, Italy Forty-five years on from Pink Floyd’s famous gig there, David Gilmour returns to the ancient amphitheatre<p>It has been some while since the amphitheatre at Pompeii hosted any kind of audience – AD79, in fact, when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the ancient city five metres deep in …

Guitar
Climate Change

8 Exercises All Men Must Do for Incredible Sex

A man's sex life is an extremely important component of relieving stress, lowering blood pressure and enhancing his immune system. To keep activities in the bedroom bustling, a man needs to give his sex life an extra boost by remaining fit and that means to exercise.<p>Exercise increases energy, …

Immune System

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

Haruki Murakami

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

Universe

4 Reasons My Six-Figure Job Led to an Unhappy Life

Although a six figure salary doesn't carry the same cachet as it once did, it's still a sign of status and success. During my corporate career and now in my work as a coach, I've observed so many who have worked their butts off trying to achieve a six-figure income. In the process, many of these …

Happiness

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

The White House just released a video teasing its upcoming clean energy plan

Representatives of the Nuclear Energy Institute met on July 21 with White House officials who are currently reviewing the final version of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.<p>The industry contends the original version of the plan, released in mid-2014, fails to encourage states …

Clean Power Plan

Here's What The Future Of Energy Might Look Like. And It's Pretty Amazing (VIDEO)

You're already familiar with solar power, wind power, and even water power. But when it comes to the future of energy, those renewable power sources soon could be old news. Scientists and engineers are now building mashup versions of the renewable sources we're using today with the goal of …

Renewable Energy

Bernie Sanders out-greens Hillary Clinton: Will she be able to hold her own in a climate hawk runoff?

How much greener than Clinton is Sanders? And does it matter?<p>Now that President Obama has established that the executive branch can and should take a strong stance on climate change, it's safe to say emissions reductions and the like are key issues for the Democratic candidates vying to be his …

Clean Technology

Should You Put Solar Panels On Your House?

<b>Correction appended Monday, June 30.</b><p>This past winter was one of the worst on record for the northeast, but the snow didn’t stop U.S. homeowners from …

Solar Power

The Top Foods People Who've Lost More Than 10 Pounds Eat for Breakfast

<b>2. Bananas</b><br>Try them in one of these yummy banana smoothies.<p><b>3. Eggs</b> <br>Research shows that loading up your breakfast with protein can help curb hunger later in the day—and may mean you eat fewer calories at lunch. So whether you prefer this protein-rich ingredient scrambled, fried, or poached, it's a …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

28 Underrated Musical Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Add these talented guys and gals to your playlists ASAP.

RISK: Climate change set to take major toll on economy and children's health, experts warn

Ragweed, a plant that can trigger allergy-related asthma, will have longer and more productive pollen seasons and could lead to a greater number of …

Public Health

Climate Science Deniers Unable To Comprehend Scientific Study

A new study by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography finds that the Arctic sea may go ice free in the summer faster than previous models …

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

This is the year renewable energy got interesting.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

See-Through Solar Is Tomorrow’s Threat to Oil

Solar energy is the future. The problem is, it’s been the future for a long time. And while progress has been made, using the sun as a primary source …

Clean Energy

Make Your Own DIY Solar Charger

Keep your gadgets powered even when you’re off the grid.<p><b>MATERIALS</b><br>Plywood<br>Jigsaw<br>Drill<br>Nails<br>Hammer<br>Two 1-inch (2.5 cm) wood slats<br>5-watt, 12-volt solar panel<br>Hinge<br>Soldering iron and solder ¼-inch (6.35-mm) plastic mono plug<br>Cigarette-lighter Y adapter<br>12-volt 12AH rechargeable battery<br>Solar DC charger …

The perovskite lightbulb moment for solar power

Cheap, abundant solar power from Britain's grey skies? Don't mock, this is one dream that could soon be a reality<p>The worst part of my job as a materials scientist is going to conferences. They are often turgid affairs conducted in the ballrooms of hotels so identical to one another that you can't …

Obama keeps the lights on bulb bright idea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama hosted 200 mayors at the White House Friday during the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter meeting, and called on local leaders to upgrade 1.5 million street lights to high efficiency LEDs.<p>The announcement is a continuation of the administration's effort to …

The White House

We’re Kidding Ourselves on 2-Degree Global Warming Limit: Experts

A temperature rise that could cause irreversible and potentially catastrophic damage to human civilization is practically inevitable, according to rising chatter among experts in the lead up to a year of key negotiations on a new climate change global accord.<p>World leaders have voluntarily committed …

Climate Change

Global Warming Already Locked In, World Bank Says

The world is locked into 1.5°C global warming, posing severe risks to lives and livelihoods around the world, according to a new climate report commissioned by the World Bank. The report, which called on a large body of scientific evidence, found that global warming of close to 1.5°C above …

Climate Change

An Introvert's Open Letter to Extroverts: 5 Things You Should Know About Me

Photo Credit: silvia sani via Compfight cc<p>Dear Extrovert,<p>First, let me start by thanking you for being in my life. You are the yang to my yin. You get me out more, meeting new people, having new experiences and stretching my comfort zone. You help color my external world with a vast richness that I …

Mount Everest

Are We Doomed To Arctic Winters In America?

Scientists Square Off On The Coming Freeze<p>There's an unwelcome guest on your doorstep, America.<p>It comes from the north, dragging frigid air and awful commutes like a terrible shroud over the continental United States, from the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Atlantic. While the East Coast saw …

Global Warming

New Nanomaterial Could be a Major Breakthrough for Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated solar power (CSP) is set to become much more efficient – a team of researchers at UC San Diego just developed a new nanomaterial that …

Clean Energy

New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.<p>The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological …

The Front Line Of Climate Change Is Here And Now

By Kaio Tiira Taulu, www.ipsnews.net<p>| Resist!<p>Above: Pacific Climate Warriors organised a canoe flotilla in Australia on Oct. 17 to protest against …

Climate