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Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>The greenbottle blue tarantula (<i>Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens</i>) is one of seven species of spiders whose venom Australian researchers found has potential painkilling properties. The creature is native to Venezuela and …

Biology

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Brian Williams -- that's the way it wasn't

<b>(CNN) —</b> Walter Cronkite had a golden rule for all wartime reporters: never self-aggrandize. Even though Cronkite had been the first reporter to fly over the beaches at Normandy on June 6, 1944, he minimized the experience.<p>When asked decades later whether he had flown over Utah or Omaha Beach, …

Journalism

The Drone Defender

Meet the lawyer fighting for freer skies, one lawsuit at a time.<p>Twenty-nine floors up, inside a conference room of the New York law office of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Brendan Schulman is hovering a drone in front of my face. It’s a Blade Nano QX—barely 2 inches tall—a four-rotor, …

Drones

Tone of Arc - Retox

Charli XCX - Doing It (Ft. Rita Ora)

Seahawks Win in a Miracle

When Normal Is Deadly: How Boko Haram Made Us Ok With Slaughter

How we live in a world where a terror attack in Paris seems “unthinkable” yet a massacre in Nigeria seems somehow normal.<p>In the first few days after …

Boko Haram

Seattle Seahawks headed to Super Bowl after win over Green Bay Packers

The Seattle Seahawks are returning to the Super Bowl to defend their title after a remarkable 28-22 comeback victory in overtime over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.<p>Seattle looked nothing like the No 1 seed in a dismal first-half display, but down 19-7 deep in the …

NFL

Patriots' LeGarrette Blount runs all over the Colts again

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — LeGarrette Blount struggled to get out of his rain-soaked jersey and shoulder pads, but he slipped instantly into an AFC championship t-shirt. Then he shook his hair to get out the water and donned a championship cap.<p>"It's feels awesome," the 250-pound running back said after he …

NFL

Report says richest 1% will control 50% of wealth by 2016

ZURICH —The world's richest 1% will soon amass wealth that represents more than the entirety of that owned by the rest of the people on our planet, a new report released Monday by the British anti-poverty charity Oxfam claims.<p>The study, published ahead of this week's annual meeting of the World …

World Economic Forum

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

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T-Pain - Buy U A Drink (SMLE Remix)

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

Psychology

“You need to be educated”: The problem with the Republican search for evidence of racism

Sean Hannity and Tavis Smiley debated the presence of racism in Michael Brown and Eric Garner’s deaths<p>On Monday evening, Sean Hannity invited Tavis Smiley on his show to discuss the role of race in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the resulting interview was one of the most …