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Ottawa rushing to draft marijuana legalization bill ahead of 4/20: sources

The federal government has been scrambling to draft legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, hoping to have a bill in place ahead of the symbolic date of April 20, sources said.<p>A senior federal official said preparing the legislation has exposed a number of divisions on key issues …

The Afterlife Is So Hot Right Now: Our First Full Look At Netflix’s “The Discovery”

<b>WHAT:</b> The full trailer for Netflix’s <i>The Discovery</i>, out March 31.<p><b>WHO:</b> Charlie McDowell directs Robert Redford, Rooney Mara, and Jason Segal.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> The afterlife is hot right now. <i>The Good Place</i> was one of the breakout hits of the 2016-2017 Fall TV lineup, there’s a <i>Flatliners</i> reboot on the way …

Entertainment

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

Physics

Scientists Find Evidence That Life on Earth Didn't Only Originate From RNA

It's not as simple as it seems.<p>Scientists have just put forward an alternate hypothesis for how life originated on Earth - suggesting that RNA alone …

Why Your Children's Commute Won't Look Anything Like Yours

If you walked down a city street and asked people what made them happy, it would be a safe bet that the word “commute” wouldn’t appear in any of the …

How Genetic Engineering Via CRISPR Will Change Our Lives

If you were told just a couple of decades ago that you would be one day carrying in your pocket a small device more powerful than any computational …

Genetics

A scientist spent 6 months alone in a dark cave to study the effects of extreme isolation

On Valentine's Day in 1972, geologist-turned-researcher Michel Siffre was about to find out.<p>He kissed his wife goodbye and descended a hundred feet to the aptly named Midnight Cave in Texas. He did not emerge for six months.<p>Those months of isolation and sensory deprivation had a profound effect on …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Tesla Model 3 just the ticket to making EVs mainstream

It’s the car thousands of people were waiting for: Tesla‘s new, lower-priced Model 3 sedan.<p>Tesla unveiled the Model 3 on Thursday night at its Los …

Tesla

20 Photos That Prove Dubai is the Most Beautiful City to Admire From Above

Aerial shots of cities are a dime a dozen, but Dubai really is something special to take in from above.<p>There's something about snapping a photo from …

United Arab Emirates

Skeletons from a 10,000-year-old massacre have archaeologists in a fight of their own

'The authors are ignorant'<p>Researchers describe a 10,000-year-old Kenyan massacre that led to the deaths of 12 people in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today. Of the bodies that were recovered, 10 show signs of violent injuries; the other two may have belonged to people who were tied up when they died. …

Meet the Instagram gallery entrepreneurs

Jonny Burt (left) and Joe Kennedy (right.)The Unit London<p>Aged just 23, two recent university graduates, Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt, decided it was time to set up an art gallery. More important than their initial 300- square-foot pop-up space in Chiswick, London next to a butcher's shop, was the …

When Algorithms Give Orders: The Ethics Of Fulfilling Our Desires Vs Saving Us From Ourselves

As the capabilities of artificial intelligence have advanced exponentially over the last several years, a growing chorus of voices has warned of the dangers as AI begins to make more and more decisions on our behalf. Many of the concerns cited, such as intelligent killer robots, are still at least …

Artificial Intelligence

Are you on the autistic spectrum? Take the test

New research based on a simple quiz reveals that men are more likely to be autistic than women. Where do you fall on the spectrum?<p>It has been a long-held belief, but new a new study of more than half a million members of the public has confirmed that men are more likely to be autistic than women.<p>In …

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

Weird

Transhumanists are on a quest to discover eternal life. Is the citizen science they use the future of technology?

Immortality aside, DIY "bio-hacking" could provide solutions to everyday problems, despite the risks involved<p>For the last week I’ve been travelling around California and Nevada on a 40 foot, 1978 bus that’s designed to look like a massive coffin, with the words "Immortality Bus" painted down both …

Singularity

I Heart My City: Heidi’s Myrtle Beach

<b>Heidi Vukov</b> moved from Pennsylvania to <b>Myrtle Beach</b> in 1992 to indulge her love for the ocean. The rest was history for the shore-happy restaurateur, who raised her children in this South Carolina beach town while running local favorite Croissants Bistro & Bakery (check out her cookbook, <i>Bonjour …

Hitler's Abandoned Hospital Is One Of The Scariest Places Ever

The creepiest of dark vibes.<p>It's hard not to wonder what the world might be like today if the Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital, whose ruins still stand in Berlin, were never there to nurse a wounded Hitler back to health.<p>But in 1916, during World War I, it did just that. Not to mention, it also cared …

Flickr

Man Asks Kickstarter for $20,000, Gets Over $9 Million

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

The 11 top-grossing video games of all time

These are the highest-grossing games of all time, using the most recently available data from the Video Game Sales Wiki and Encylopedia Gamia, and adjusted for inflation in 2015.

Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App

Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service development shop, rather than a marketplace where you have to manage the talent you find.<p>Just go to Gigster’s site, instant message with a sales …

Civil rights icon Atticus Finch from 'To Kill A Mockingbird' turns out to be a racist in Harper Lee’s follow-up novel

Lee has stayed away from talking to the media for decades, but the book's publisher, Harper Collins, did release a statement on the matter:<p>Following the success of "To Kill A Mockingbird," the manuscript for "Watchman" was considered lost until Lee's lawyer found it in 2014.<p>The book is reportedly …

Harper Lee

YouTuber PewDiePie Responds To Haters After They Discover He Made $7 Million Last Year

Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie is the king of the YouTubers . He’s a YouTube star with 9 billion views and Expressen, a Swedish newspaper, estimated that he made $7 million last year on advertising, a feat that is no longer an outlier in the burgeoning world of online stardom.<p>In the video Kjellberg …

Families of South Carolina church massacre victims offer forgiveness | News Home | Reuters

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - As the young white man charged with murdering nine people inside an historic black church in South Carolina stood blankly silent during a court hearing on Friday, relatives of slain worshippers addressed him one by one, offering tearful words of grief and …

South Carolina

How to solve the maths GCSE question about Hannah's sweets that went viral

Earlier this week this question was in the Edexcel Maths GCSE paper:<p><i>There are n sweets in a bag. 6 of the sweets are orange. The rest of the sweets are yellow.</i><i>Hannah takes a random sweet from the bag. She eats the sweet.</i><i>Hannah then takes at random another sweet from the bag. She eats the sweet.</i><i>The</i> …

GCSE

Dawn of the cyborgs: how humans will turn themselves into gods

<b>Name:</b> Cyborg.<p><b>Age:</b> Infinite.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Ultra-buff.<p><b>Who is this we’re talking about?</b> It could be anybody, really.<p><b>Me?</b> Yes, as long as you’re extremely rich.<p><b>Ah. Well I haven’t become extremely rich so far.</b> Pity.In that case you’ll miss out on a life of perfect health and theoretically eternal happiness.<p>…

Singularity

One-third of American 8th graders think Canada is a dictatorship, report reveals

The days of politically frustrated Americans declaring "That's it, I'm moving to Canada!" could soon be coming to an end — at least among teenagers …

Great white shark's close encounter with film crew captured on video

Documentary filmmaker Dave Riggs came almost face-to-face with a female great white shark and her 300, give or take, serrated triangular teeth.<p>Riggs …