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Israel, U.S. criticized for Palestinian deaths in Gaza clashes as death toll rises

Israel and the United States came under harsh, global criticism Tuesday as both countries defended Israel’s use of live ammunition against Palestinians protesting at the Gaza border. The Palestinian death toll from the Monday shootings rose to at least 60, while the United Nations put the overall …

Israel

Low dopamine may indicate early Alzheimer's

A new study reports a newly discovered link between the loss of dopamine-firing cells in the brain and the brain's ability to form new memories. It …

The next big thing in marijuana won't get you high

Recently, at the end of a surf trip with several friends, my pal Tim passed me a pipe packed with sticky green buds. I’m not much of a social smoker (more of a one-hitter-before-chores type) so politely declined.<p>Then, he made an odd promise, for a guy brandishing a glass pipe and a lighter: “It …

Cannabis

The 3 Most Exciting Sex Positions For You, Based Off Your Zodiac Sign

If you've experimented with different sex positions, you can probably list your favorites very easily. So easily, in fact, that you don't even have …

‘I went on a walk and returned to find my husband dead’

After her husband’s suicide, Kate Harding was overwhelmed by guilt and shame<p>I have been a widow for 11 weeks. It seems surreal to be writing that sentence and yet it is true. I was there; I know. Richard killed himself at home while I was walking the dog with my daughter, while my son was lying …

Mental Health

The Best Sex Positions For When You Don't Want To Take Your Clothes Off

When we think about sex, we typically think of getting naked AF, rolling around, maybe introducing some toys to the equation, and, ideally, some …

Man who 'vapes' cannabis says his brain tumour has 'almost completely disappeared' thanks to the drug

A man diagnosed with a brain tumour and given just two years to live says his brain tumour has almost completely disappeared after 'vaping …

These Tools Upend Our View of Stone-Age Humans in Asia

The discovery in India supports the idea that multiple waves of ancient humans left Africa well before 60,000 years ago.<p><i>Learn how your family history is connected to the human journey with National Geographic’s</i> <i>Geno DNA ancestry kit.</i><p>Long ago in what’s now southern India, early humans showed a knack …

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Self-help

A new Korean war would kill more U.S. military personnel than you might think

Is the United States on the brink of war with North Korea? Many observers are worried that the answer is yes — but for a conventional war rather than a nuclear war. And that would put the tens of thousands of U.S. military personnel stationed in South Korea in harm’s way, with much higher human …

North Korea

Chemotherapy Causes Inflammation And Cancer To Spread, Claims A New Research Study

Chemotherapy is toxic and could be doing more harm than good.<p>Another research study has published a link between chemotherapy and aggressive cancer …

Cancer

Magic Mushrooms Do The Opposite of Anti-Depressants, But That May Be Why They Work

"I felt so much lighter, like something had been released."<p>Psychedelic therapy is going through something of a revival right now, and we may now know …

EDITORIAL: Let state 'laboratories' work out the rules for recreational pot

At least six states have legalized recreational marijuana, often in different ways, essentially making them laboratories of what works and what …

How to Make an Herbal Tincture - Chowhound

The word tincture has been used since at least the 15th century as a Middle English term derived from the Latin word <i>tinctura</i>, which means the act of …

Extracted

10+ Facts Scientists Have Learned About The Health Effects of Marijuana

Happy 4/20.<p>In 2017, some Americans could buy legal marijuana almost as easily as they could order a pizza.<p>Pot shops outnumber Starbucks stores in …

Cannabis

Elderly Couple Stopped In Nebraska With 60 Pounds Of Weed 'For Christmas Presents'

Sheriff's deputies in York County, Neb., stopped a pickup truck on Tuesday when they noticed it driving over the center line and the driver failing to signal.<p>During the traffic stop, deputies noticed a strong smell of raw marijuana, the sheriff's department says.<p>Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara …

Cannabis

10 handy things you probably don't know Netflix can do

The end of the year is when we count our blessings: family, friends... and nearly unlimited movies and television for $10.99 a month.<p>Netflix is a powerful tool for surviving the chaos of December. You can watch movies while traveling. You can set up Christmas specials for the kiddies. You can tame …

Weed for the Holidays: Pot Gift Guide 2017

From bath bombs to dugouts to vapes, our favorite products and accessories to ensure the stoner in your life has a great holiday season<p>18<p>By ,<p>This …

Cannabis

Indica vs. Sativa: Know Which Cannabis Is the Right 1 For You

If you're not familiar with the different types of cannabis, we are here to explain not only the different types but the results you'll get from each.<p>"Sativa and indica are different <i>subspecies</i> of the same plant, cannabis sativa," said Eli Scislowicz, general manager of NuLeaf Dispensary.<p>Years of …

Cannabis

Marijuana Prices Are Plunging in Colorado, and That Could Be Bad News

Falling prices are usually good for consumers, but the possible reason behind this drop in pot prices is a double-edged sword for investors and …

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.<p>It's a step toward designer drug development.<p>One of …

Protein

Opioid commission's anti-marijuana argument stirs anger

<b>(CNN) —</b> New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, head of the presidential commission on opioids, warned of the dangers of marijuana in a letter to President Donald Trump earlier this month about the panel's findings, saying the current push for marijuana legalization could further fuel the opioid …

Cannabis

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

What You Need to Know About Visiting Denver's Dispensaries

A guide to pot tourism in Denver.<p>As one of the states pioneering the recreational cannabis movement, there is now one more reason (including the …

Humans didn’t outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them.

By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of <i>Homo neanderthalensis</i> were the height of sophistication. These ancient hominins ranged across Europe and parts of Asia for more than 300,000 years, producing tools, jewelry and impressive cave creations. They cared for their sick and elderly. They …

Anthropology

Trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency; critics say plan falls short

President Trump on Thursday called the nation's opioid epidemic the "worst drug crisis in American history," saying his administration is declaring it a public health emergency and putting its full resolve into overcoming the widespread scourge.<p>The announcement, however, fell well short of what …

FDA

Turmeric May Not Be a Miracle Spice After All

New research casts doubt on the golden herb.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Turmeric, the bright yellow spice often used in curries, …

Cutthroat professionals have a new trick up their sleeves: Getting stoned

With New York’s decriminalization of marijuana and the rise of near-odorless vaping — according to the Blinc Group, a cannabis industry advocate, …

Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

Scientists have found a way to make cancer cells kill themselves in multiple ways, simultaneously.<p>“It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, …

Will 2018 be the year marijuana takes over?

So far, all the states that have legalized marijuana have done so through grassroots petitions and ballot initiatives meant to bypass risk-averse …