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‘I Can’t Stop’: Schools Struggle With Vaping Explosion

The student had been caught vaping in school three times before he sat in the vice principal’s office at Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine this winter and shamefacedly admitted what by then was obvious.<p>“I can’t stop,” he told the vice principal, Nate Carpenter.<p>So Mr. Carpenter asked the school …

Public Health

Stormy days ahead for first US porn president

Damage from gender chasm awaits Trump and Republican Party in midterm elections<p>Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 06:00 Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018, …

First Nations demanding a cut of cannabis tax after pot legalization

A leading voice on First Nations finances wants the federal government to surrender taxation powers over cannabis to band councils, arguing …

N.B. announces Belleisle Bay as location for new ferry

The Government of New Brunswick has announced that a new ferry is expected to be in service at the Belleisle Bay crossing by fall 2018. …

Why Is Winter So Warm Now?

In a season traditionally devoted to snow, a rash of unseasonably warm weather means that, right now in the United States, there's hardly any of it.<p>A …

Weather

BioPunk, A Sci-Fi Short Film Set in a Devastated Future Ravaged by Corporate Gene Hacking

DUST presents <i>BioPunk</i>, a thrilling sci-fi short film created by Dresden Pictures. The short, which leaves you wanting for more, follows a group of …

Rosie O’Donnell Calls Donald Trump a ‘Child Rapist’

The years-long feud between President Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell took a dramatic turn Wednesday when the former talk show host accused Trump of …

The Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump to resign

<b>It holds nuclear missile codes, it's in charge of the security of the United States, and its ultimate boss, the US president, is a prolific tweeter. But when it comes to handling its own Twitter account, the Pentagon could do with improving its skills.</b><p>On Thursday the US Department of Defense …

End of a special relationship? China looks at North Korea with frustration and even fear

As recently as a few months ago, when Pyongyang was planning to launch a missile or carry out a nuclear test, it would send an envoy to Beijing or …

North Korea

Charles Darwin Would See Right Through Mike Pence

The vice president dodges the question of whether he believes in evolution but he has his own version of intelligent design as he rides the wave of a …

Road Trip into a VR-Triggered Wasteland in These Vivid Sci-Fi Paintings

Sci-fi painter Simon Stålenhag’s latest series ‘The Electric State’ depicts a post-apocalyptic migration to California.<p>While dystopian sci-fi painter and conceptual artist Simon Stålenhag’s last two series, <i>Tales From The Loop</i> and <i>Things From The Flood</i>, are part of an alternative Sweden populated by …

A woman died from a superbug that outsmarted all 26 US antibiotics

The woman had been traveling and hospitalized in India before returning to Nevada.<p>If you had any doubts about the "nightmare" and "catastrophic threat" of antimicrobial resistance, take a look at this new field report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Nevada public health …

Microbiology

Moon, Venus and Mars after sunset

The dazzling “star” near the waxing moon on January 1, 2 and 3, 2017 is Venus. Mars is also along a line between the sunset location on your horizon …

Rise of the Nazi salute: Why Donald Trump supporters’ hand gestures should worry

<b>(Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)</b><p>The Nazi salute, recently derided, should be taken seriously, and should be worrying<p>Stephanie Schorow<p>December 9, 2016 8:48am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>During a Nov. 22 celebration of Donald Trump’s election …

100 new Pokemon Go monsters could be hatchin' for your catchin'

Pokemon Go addicts may get a chance to catch even more pocket monsters for turning into candy and waging war.<p>Gaming site The Silph Road claims it found evidence of a second generation of Pokemon creatures after crawling through the code of a Pokemon Go file looking for clues.<p>The site found a new …

Pokémon