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American Pot: 5 Best Strains of 2017

GSC a.k.a. Platinum Cookies f.k.a. Girl Scout Cookies<p>Dark, mossy-colored buds accentuated by pops of deep purple and glazed with tiny dank crystals, …

Cannabis

ScienceAlert Deal: 10 Unique Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

Levitating moon light anyone?<p>Anyone can appreciate a gadget that can make everyday life a bit easier or more fun. However, there's plenty of products …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Make Your Own Space Buckets

The latest cultivation trend: growing lush pot plants in tiny grow chambers that anyone can build. Here’s how to make your own space …

This Extremely Common Drug Given to Alcoholics Also Kills Cancer Cells, and We Finally Know Why

Disulfiram (Antabuse) is a drug given to alcoholics to prevent them from drinking, but for decades doctors have noticed the medication appears to …

ScienceAlert Deal: 8 Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With Raspberry Pi

Mine for Bitcoins.<p>If you've been living under a rock these last few years, you might have missed the huge interest in the tiny computers called …

Super-Powered Telescope Will Let You Stargaze Like Never Before

Unistellar<p>Unistellar<p>In a world overrun by light pollution, being a backyard stargazer is no easy thing. According to one astronomer who spoke to …

The long-term health benefits of running a marathon — and how it could actually be good for your knees

Running a marathon is no easy task, but is it really as hard on your body as many people think? We spoke with Dr. Reed Ferber, director of the Running Injury Clinic, to find out if all of that hard work is healthy and what the health implications are of running 26 miles. Following is a transcript …

3D gel stacks can grow enough stem cells to treat brain disease

Programmed stem cells promise to tackle all kinds of illnesses, but there's one catch: making them. It's hard to cultivate large numbers of them, and the need to grow them on 2D surfaces isn't very practical. That's where researchers might come to the rescue: they've developed a method of growing …

How This Startup Plans to Use Blockchain to Revolutionize the Coffee Supply Chain

Coffee, a beloved beverage tracing its origin back hundreds of years, is being reimagined for the 21st century. San Francisco–based Cafe X built a …

Blockchain

New study suggests e-cigarettes could be damaging lungs in a unique way

E-cigarette use around the world is booming, especially amongst young people. In 2016 the US Surgeon General identified a 900 percent increase in …

North American first: Researchers publish scientific study on cannabis production

University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis …

Cannabis

Sleep deprivation can rapidly reduce the symptoms of depression

It may sound counter-intuitive, but for decades it has been known that sleep deprivation can rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression. A new …

Sleep

Loftium will help you buy a house if you agree to Airbnb a bedroom and split the profits

Laura Coe never expected to buy a house before she was 30. The 29-year-old Microsoft finance manager has been renting in Seattle since she moved here …

Real Estate

Legal weed is getting cheaper, fast

As states legalize marijuana across the country for medical and recreational use, prices are dropping faster than growers and sellers would like them …

Ethanol cancer treatment could eliminate tumors for just a few dollars

Ethanol-Based Cancer Treatments<p>Researchers from Duke University have achieved a 100 percent cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma in a hamster model …

The U.S. FDA Just Approved a Treatment That Reprograms Cells to Fight Cancer

A Historic Action<p>In a decision that will forever change cancer research and treatment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a …

A heartbeat-like vibration can reduce the anxiety associated with public speaking

A device that delivers a heartbeat-like vibration to the inside of the wrist can make the wearer feel less stressed, according to research published …

Public Speaking

Noninvasive Cancer Blood Test Could Detect Disease at Earliest Stages

Researchers are getting closer to developing a blood test to detect cancer. But doctors say there’s a long way to go.<p>Every year, more than half a …

App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes

Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start to show symptoms, the disease is usually already quite advanced. But researchers at the University …

Anti-cancer breakthrough CICD can eradicate tumours, researchers say

Scientists say the newly discovered method of killing cancer cells may yield a much more effective treatment for the disease.<p>A newly discovered …

Cancer

Fatigue and Training Gaps Spell Disaster at Sea, Sailors Warn

WASHINGTON — Two deadly collisions between high-tech destroyers and easy-to-spot, slow-moving cargo ships in a little over two months have stunned many in the Navy and sent top leaders scrambling for answers.<p>But shipboard veterans had long seen signs of trouble. Factor in a shrinking Navy …

Military

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Online Education

Scientists Have Reversed Brain Damage in a 2-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in a Swimming Pool

She was in the water for 15 minutes.<p>Researchers in the US have reported what they believe is a first-of-its-kind reversal of brain damage, after …

Want to Invest in Crypto? Here's A Crash Course.

by Kristin Houser July 18, 2017 Future Society 51172<p>A Major Return on Investment<p>When the first cryptocurrency was developed in 2009, it could be had …

Cryptocurrency

Astronaut Bio: Linda M. Godwin (08/2010)

<b>PERSONAL DATA:</b> Born July 2, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Her hometown is Jackson, Missouri. Married to Steven R. Nagel of Houston, Texas. Two …

Harvard Study Shows Smoking Marijuana Improves Cognitive Function

Scientific findings indicate that pot use improves cognitive performance.<p><i>Editor's note: This column has been updated to provide attribution to original sources.</i><p>Preliminary evidence from a new study led by Harvard Medical School Affiliate McLean Hospital's Staci Gruber, PhD, suggests that medical …

The Brain

Don't Beat Yourself Up: Science Says Do These 3 Things Instead

Sometimes you just need to let it go. Science says this is how.<p>Ruminating.<p>It's a fancy word that means pondering past experiences -- often, our mistakes -- over and over. It could be something you said. Something you did. Something you didn't do.<p>Whatever the reason, we as human beings spend a lot …

University of California

Study The Ultimate Scientific Essentials Course Online Now

A crash course in science.<p>As the holidays approach, we're all feeling a bit burnt out and defeated by the mess that was 2016.<p>But the good news is …

Geek

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …