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Jury Refuses To Imprison Georgia Man Who Admitted To Illegally Growing Medical Marijuana

A Georgia man recently admitted in court that he grew medical marijuana, which is a bold move in a state known for it's strong anti-cannabis stance. …

Cannabis

MDMA Mimics a Genetic Disorder Called 'Cocktail Party Syndrome'

Williams syndrome is often called the opposite of autism – so researchers believe MDMA could help people on the autism spectrum.<p>For introverts, New Englanders, and other taciturn types, opening up to new people, or even our oldest friends, can be a challenge. But people with a genetic disorder …

Ecstasy (Drug)

New study suggests it’s possible to never die

Side Note<p>Jul—01—2018 04:59PM EST<p>Flip Schulke / National Archives<p>(As long as you live until you’re 105 and have really good luck after that.)<p>Drew …

Don't have enough power outlets? Here's what you can do

There are only two power outlets in my bedroom, and both are hidden behind furniture. That means I rely on power strips to plug in my phone charger, Kindle charger, laptop charger, alarm clock, lamps, TV, sewing machine, Chromecast and the list just keeps going.<p>If, like me, your outlets are at …

Oh, snap: This bra with a waitlist of 1.3 million proves inclusivity is in demand

The endless pursuit of finding a bra you like can make you feel a bit like Goldilocks: You try on seemingly <i>all</i> the options before settling on one …

iPad magician’s tricks freak out monkeys

iPad magician Simon Pierro is used to civilized audiences when he performs mesmerizing tricks on his Apple tablet.<p>But on a recent trip to the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali, the long-tailed crowds that gathered curiously around Pierro’s iPad reacted quite aggressively as he made bananas and …

A New Theory Based On Quantum Entanglement Says Your Mind Exists In Another Dimension

Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers once phrased the question: “how can something immaterial like subjective experience and …

New antibiotic found in tobacco flowers tears into superbugs

The world is in desperate need of new antibiotics, as bacteria continue to evolve and develop resistance to the ones we have. Now, researchers at La …

This Man’s Rare Blood Is Responsible for Saving the Lives of Over 2.4 Million Babies

Known as “The Man with the Golden Arm,” Australia-based James Harrison is responsible for saving the lives of over 2.4 million babies. Thanks to rare antibodies in his blood, decades of regular blood donations to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service have helped create a vaccine called <i>Anti-D</i>. The …

Red Cross

How to record Apple TV on your Mac, wirelessly

Today we’re going to learn how to record a movie that’s playing on your Apple TV direct to your Mac, with no wires required, no weird hacks, and not even any third-party software. The tools are all built into every Mac that ships. To record a movie off the “screen” of your Apple TV, you’re going to …

What Happens When Geneticists Talk Sloppily About Race

The field widely agrees that race is a social construct, but gets into trouble when it ignores semantics.<p>In a recent op-ed in <i>The New York Times</i>, “How Genetics is Changing Our Understanding of Race,” the geneticist David Reich challenged what he called an “orthodoxy” in genetics. Due to concerns of …

Bad Science

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.<p>AUGUSTA, …

Antiinflammatory

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Wi-Fi

An Opioid Crisis Foretold

One of the more distressing truths of America’s opioid epidemic, which now kills tens of thousands of people every year, is that it isn’t the first such crisis. Across the 19th and 20th centuries, the United States, China and other countries saw drug abuse surge as opium and morphine were used …

Photographer Transforms Everyday Subjects Into Fractured Versions of Themselves

The contact sheet has a rich place in the history of photography. Long before the days of digital, the positive print of negatives allowed you to see all of the images on a roll of film as a page of thumbnails. Photographer Thomas Lang reimagines this tradition through his series <i>Gestalts</i>—a German …

Photography

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? | Dylan Curran

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Spying

Interview: How These Beehives Are One of the World’s Most Crowdfunded Products

Since it was first introduced in 2015, Flow Hive has been causing a sensation, both for helping promote beekeeping and as an incredible crowdfunding success story. My Modern Met has been following Australian father-son entrepreneurs Stuart and Cedar Anderson since their invention made a splash by …

Beekeeping

People in Japan Are Polishing Ordinary Aluminum Foil Balls Into Shiny Orbs

A current Japanese trend is polishing tin foil balls into perfection…<p>Aluminum foil is one of those things that rarely gets a second thought. It’s useful for cooking and insulation, but as we’ve seen recently, that’s just a couple of things that you can do with the extremely thin metal sheet. A …

Compress

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

I Now Put Cannabis in My Coffee—Hear Me Out

What does it say about me that at this point, cannabis products tend to land on my desk on a near-daily basis? Quite simply, that I'm an L.A.-based …

Depression, schizophrenia, autism and other psychiatric disorders show common genetic link

A new study of over 700 human brains has shown a genetic "signature" for common psychiatric disorders. <br>Read More

Genetics

The History of the Color Blue: From Ancient Egypt to the Latest Scientific Discoveries

The color blue is associated with two of Earth’s greatest natural features: the sky and the ocean. But that wasn’t always the case. Some scientists believe that the earliest humans were actually colorblind and could only recognize black, white, red, and only later yellow and green. As a result, …

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25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow Are Rules to Live By

The loss of internet pioneer, political activist, Grateful Dead lyricist, and cattle rancher John Perry Barlow at 70 years old is cause for reflection on his achievements. A modern Renaissance man and rebel, Barlow's fight for civil liberties as a founding member of the Electronic Frontier …

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

People Are Snapping Pictures of Unusual Bird Friends Saying “Hello” at Their Windows

Being stuck in an office for 40 hours a week can get monotonous, so when a friend stops by, it can really make a day seem a whole lot brighter. You might think we mean human companions, but we’re talking about friends of the feathered variety. People are snapping photos of birds who ceremoniously …

Birds

Learn about Photoshop blending modes in just 8 minutes

Confused about what all those layer blending modes do in Photoshop? Well, you don’t need to be any more. Jesus Ramirez of the Photoshop Training …

Tutorials

How To Make Your Own Space Buckets

The latest cultivation trend: growing lush pot plants in tiny grow chambers that anyone can build. Here’s how to make your own space …

Wired releases a surveillance self-defense guide

Wired's new Guide to Digital Security is an excellent addition to the genre of simple-to-follow how-tos for reducing the likelihood that you'll be …

Self Defense

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Not long ago, the sharing economy seemed to take over. Privacy was dead, and no one cared. But that was a pre-Snowden era. Now, for some, the need to go truly anonymous …

Privacy