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This 19-Year-Old Alleged ‘Drug Kingpin’ Took The Happiest Mugshot

Like the rest of the world, I’ve probably heard Pharrell’s infectious “Happy” 405,284 times. But I don’t remember the verse about becoming a college-aged alleged drug kingpin who gets caught by the police with cocaine, pot, ecstasy, meth, and LSD. They must edit that part on the radio, because …

Meteor lights up sky, Twitter in Saskatchewan

People in the province are talking about a fireball that streaked across Saskatchewan skies last night.<p>Stuck my head out a little farther and had a …

Social Media

South African scientists piece together 'new dinosaur species'

After 20 years of collecting fossils, team believes sauropod-like specimen, nicknamed Highland Giant, was largest animal to roam Karoo region<p>A dinosaur reconstruction effort that began with half a giant thigh bone discovered in South Africa is puzzling palaeontologists, who think they might have …

Paleontology

Travel industry eyes new frontiers after Sinai crash

Sunseeking travellers are also likely to place particular emphasis on the reputation of particular airports when making plans, although attractive prices are certain to still be a major factor.<p>Some 9.9 million tourists visited Egypt last year -- almost half of them going to Red Sea resorts.<p>But the …

Travel Industry

3 science ideas you’ll be hearing more about in 2016

Who said scientists can’t be world-famous celebrities? On Sunday, nearly $22 million in Breakthrough Prizes were handed out to the world’s top researchers in physics, the life sciences, and mathematics. The $3 million Breakthrough Prizes, at twice the dollar amount of the Nobel Prize, are the …

Genetics

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?<p>My home is in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, roughly equidistant from three of the Northwest's largest active and potentially active volcanoes: Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and the ever-rumbling Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Rainier isn't much further, and …

Geology

The Global Climate Outlook: Bad

Scientists have long said that we must try to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius or less if we want to preserve much of our way of life. …

Oil

Amazon Underground has three times as many Android apps than ever before

Amazon has been playing around with a pretty interesting business model lately, and their use of it involving Android apps has seen a 300% growth since its inception.<p>The idea is simple. Creators should get paid in proportion to the amount of time a consumer engages the creative content. Amazon …

Apps

Marissa Mayer Has Lost the Narrative

On a scale of one to “Are you KIDDING me?!,” how frustrated must Marissa Mayer be feeling today? Hedge fund Starboard Value took a large stake in …

Advertising

Suspected architect of Paris attacks is dead, 2 senior European officials say

PARIS — The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks was killed Wednesday in a massive pre-dawn raid by French police commandos, two senior European officials said, after investigators followed leads that the fugitive Islamic State militant was holed up north of the French capital and could be …

Extremism

Investors should take a deep breath before they try cannabis

<i>Anthony Wile is chief editor of the economic and investment</i> <i>newsletter The Daily Bell and chief investment strategist of High Alert Investment Management. He has made investments in the medical marijuana industry, among others.</i><p>The election of Justin Trudeau's Liberals has had an immediate impact on …

Cannabis

War in Weed Country

Native Americans in California are outlawing marijuana in order to save the environment—and themselves.<p><i>This story appears in the November Issue of VICE.</i><p>If you are looking for pot growers on the remote southern end of the Yurok Reservation in Humboldt County, California, you might start your search …

Cannabis

Bernie Sanders' pro-marijuana stance flabbergasts student

While the majority of eyes were fixed on the GOP debate Wednesday evening, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was fixed on stealing the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly21 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

12 things we know (and don’t know) about Bernie Sanders's marijuana proposal

On Wednesday night, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced a proposal to dramatically shift marijuana policy in the United States.<p>At a campaign stop in Virginia, Sen. Sanders announced he would be proposing new legislation in the coming weeks to remove cannabis from the list of …

Cannabis

Ohio's marijuana vote could make Nick Lachey a weed kingpin. Yes, that Nick Lachey.

Two things you probably haven't been paying a lot of attention to lately:<p>Election Day in Ohio. (It's not 2016 yet.)<p>Former boy-band star and reality TV spouse Nick Lachey. (It's not 2003 anymore.)<p>Well settle in, because you have some catching up to do. On Tuesday, Ohio goes to the polls to decide if …

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

Obama Administration

BLOOD MOON: Extinction event asteroid threat CANNOT be ruled out claims scientist

GETTYBut is an asteroid really coming?<p>In a rare move, the US space agency moved to quell mounting fears after a series of religious leaders in the US …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

Crabs Smoking Cigarettes: An Unfortunate Trend

A crab smoking a cigarette. To you this might sound like a funny intersection of human and crustacean; a comical delight destined for dorm room …

Public Health

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say

Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop.<p>New clinical guidelines from the medical group include a litany of statistics that illustrate our obsession with cancer screening. Among them: About 6 in 10 adults submitted …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

Donald Trump struggles to turn political fling into a durable campaign

Donald Trump was ensconced inside his Manhattan skyscraper early last week, preparing for his first presidential debate. The celebrity billionaire wanted to turn the summer fling that had catapulted him to the front of the Republican pack into a candidacy capable of winning the White House — and …

Donald Trump

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality