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What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates

Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug.<p>The first, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, analyzed insurance claims for vehicle collisions filed …

Science: regular consumption of marijuana keeps you thin, fit, and active

<b>(Getty/dolgachov)</b><p>Study confirms that cannabis consumers are more fit, remain more active<p>Al Olson<p>June 26, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.<p>An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Here’s a new health-related adage to consider: Regular consumption of marijuana keeps …

Cannabis

Powerful people act as if they’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, find scientists

Power, people say, can go to your head.<p>We’ve all seen it happen, and it turns out there’s scientific evidence to back the idea up too - the most …

UC Berkeley

That smartphone on your desk is making you dumber

A new study has debunked the old adage "out of sight out of mind," showing that a smartphone can still be a distraction even when switched off and in …

How Not to End Up Hating Your Partner

It is no secret that the evolution of traditional domestic roles has kicked up a lot of dust in relationships. There seems to be a pronounced power …

3 Things You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana, Inc. Stock

Medical Marijuana, Inc. stock's past, present, and potential future.<p>There's probably no marijuana stock with a better name than <b>Medical Marijuana, …

Sexual activeness enhances brain functions in old people, says study

This research revealed that increased sexual activity enhanced most of the brain functions in elderly people.<p>Old people having more sex have better …

6 Science-Backed Cures For Insomnia

We all love getting an uninterrupted good night's sleep to wake up feeling refreshed and invigorated in the morning. However, each night, millions of …

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Watch your raw memories become mind-blowing abstract art

Imagine if you could turn your memories and emotions into compelling, abstract paintings. It's basically every artist's dream.<p>A London-based creative …

Could Legalized Marijuana Be Making Big Pharma Nervous?

A new report says that drugmakers could lose billions of dollars per year if marijuana is legalized throughout the U.S. Should Pfizer, Allergan, and …

Researchers Explore Why Those With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

<i>Summary: A new study sheds light on the neural mechanism behind why some people with autism are unable to make eye contact with others.</i><p>Source: Mass …

Neuroscience

Keep your hands off my daughter’s medical marijuana!

Let’s talk about marijuana. Specifically, about how and why I came to be one of countless parents who have let their chronically ill children try …

9 Women On Why They Switched From Cardio To Weight Training

“People always ask me if I’m a runner and I respond, ‘No I’m a squatter.’”<p>Anna Danes was a lifelong runner, jogger and walker, but after giving birth to her daughter 12 years ago, she got busy and wasn’t able to keep up her regular exercise routine. She quickly noticed changes in her body, …

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.<p>The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might …

The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, …

The Quagmire to End All Quagmires: the Korean War

Limited wars, where there is no clear winner, began in the increasingly and unjustly forgotten conflict in Korea, a ‘war’ that set the template for …

This may be the world's coolest kindergarten

Who knew that the world’s coolest kindergarten is located in Sydney, Australia? Designed by PAL Design, NUBO is a beautiful space strategically …

New Research Shows That Cannabinoids Can Help Treat Leukemia

Working in Tandem<p>There’s a growing literature of research showcasing the supposed health benefits of cannabis, specifically its active chemicals like …

The Art of Cured Cannabis: Can Pot Be Aged Like Wine and Whiskey?

I’m at the cannabis version of a wine tasting, and 30 seconds into the process I’ve committed a faux pas along the lines of spilling a well-aged …

Researchers Cracked Open the Mystery of Memory In Your Brain

Why is it so hard to remember things in some circumstances, and so easy in others?<p>One way to think about consciousness is as a surfer on a moonless, …

The Brain

Our brains tell us to avoid people who are sick, even when they don't show obvious symptoms

People tend to avoid sick people, even if they don't consciously now that they are sick, according to a new study published in PNAS.<p>Snip:<p>In the …

VA chief: Medical marijuana could help vets

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday he's open to expanding the use of medical marijuana to help service members suffering from …

U.S. Leads the World in Cannabis Consumption (and We're Feeling Just Fine) | Inc.com

You may be used to thinking of the United States as a leader in economic might, weaponry, the Internet, and any number of other areas, but we also hold the distinction of being the world's leading consumer of cannabis. That's the finding from the recently released Global Drug Survey 2017 (GDS). …

Cannabis

I'd Never Cheat, but I Love Getting Attention From Other Guys

"What's wrong with me?"<p><b>I've been dating my boyfriend for just a little over two years. I love him so much, and our relationship is good, and so is our sex life. I know I would never cheat on him, but I lust after different men all the time. I've Snapchatted different men selfies and had</b> …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 3 basic traits

Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and author of "Anatomy of Love," put happy couples in long-term relationships into brain scanners. The results gave her an insight into what makes a relationship last.<p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

These Are The Best (And Worst) Places Around The World For Kids To Grow Up

The U.S. doesn’t rank very high–because other countries governments actually invest in keeping their kids healthy and safe.<p>Kids who grow up in particularly impoverished, discriminatory, and conflict-ridden places may die early or see their own chances of success drastically reduced because of …

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

The Brain

‘My déjà vu is so bad I can’t tell what’s real’

When a brain tumour left Pat Long with persistent déjà vu, he began to question the very nature of reality. Here, he tells his story.<p>One drab afternoon a few years ago something very unusual happened to me.<p>I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling …