Jamal Gaston

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Human beings can't smell themselves, even when they stink — here's why

Have you ever sat next to a person who lost their sense of smell? Or, at least, you assume so as the eye-watering fragrance wafting from them is so overpowering that the nausea it induces makes you appreciate the subtle scent of a dryer sheet… If so, you might wonder, what causes a person to become …

Hubble's most galactically-amazing photo yet

This is roughly how our galaxy, the Milky Way, will look to the first human-spawned artificial intelligence ruminating on its existence in some massive intergalactic traveling spacecraft as it shifts its cameras backward to peer through millions of light years at its former home.<p>That's one of the …

NSA collected Americans' phone records despite law change: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of Americans' phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report issued on Tuesday by the top U.S. intelligence officer.<p>The …

Surveillance

Mastodon Bone Findings Could Upend Our Understanding of Human History

Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was smashed apart by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived for another 100,000 years.<p>How could that have happened?<p>The researchers say they think early humans must have …

Anthropology

Florida wildfires: Rain brings brief relief

<b>(CNN) —</b><p>Scattered showers are giving an assist to firefighters battling wildfires in southwest Florida, but officials caution the threat isn't over.<p>More than 115 wildfires were burning in the state as of Saturday morning, the Florida Forest Service said. Nearly 30,000 acres of the Sunshine State …

Rainfall

Canada Aims to Become the First Developed Country to Legalize Marijuana

The U.S. marijuana industry has seen incredible growth for the past couple of years. Last year alone, residents in four states voted to legalize recreational marijuana, doubling the number of states that allow the sale of adult-use pot, while five new states legalized medical cannabis (two of which …

Cannabis

Earth’s Collision With Another Planet Probably Started Life

Researchers from Rice University say that around 4.4 billion years ago, a Mercury-like planet smashed into Earth, seeding our primordial planet with …