Jonathan Lafo

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Jeremy Lin Has Become Not Only Kobe Bryant's Teammate, but His Pupil

LOS ANGELES — On the one hand, they are two global icons.<p>On the other hand Thursday night at Staples Center, they were just teammates talking on the bench, almost no one noticing them furthering a new relationship that is meaning more and more on a private level to both mentor and student.<p>Kobe …

The Marijuana Legalization Votes That Will Matter in 2014

Election Day this year will be big on pot.<p>The battle over legalizing recreational marijuana in California—the big enchilada that may tilt …

Cannabis

Mastodon Surrounded by Twerking Dancers, So Many Butts in "The Motherload" Video

Mastodon's new video for "The Motherload" rivals nothing less than "Anaconda" in its staggering amount of twerking and close-ups of undulating female butts. Seriously. There is an insane amount of ass in this video.<p>Mastodon hit the road in support of <i>Once More 'Round the Sun</i> in October with Gojira …

Northern Ireland

Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

Convicted high school shooter T.J. Lane back in custody after prison escape

T.J. Lane, a remorseless killer who escaped from an Ohio prison where he was serving three life sentences for a school shooting, has been captured.<p>For six long hours, police scoured neighborhoods on the north end of Lima, Ohio, asking residents to lock their doors and stay inside.<p>They brought in …

Official: Virus may be 'tip of iceberg'

A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond, health officials say.<p>The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported could be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases," said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the …

New Drug Clears Cancer Cells Through Immune System Judo — NOVA Next | PBS

For years, scientists have been probing various immune response proteins in the hopes of finding a new way to target and destroy cancer cells. …

No Surprises? 15 Classic Albums of 15 Years Ago

Given that I have to professionally wrap my head around roughly 1,267 new albums every week – or something like that – in my role as album reviews …

Three Personal Finance Tips From Big Data

There’s a lot of personal finance advice out there for those who want it. Buy fewer lattes, pay less for cable and switch your wireless provider are a few common themes for getting your day to day spending in order, but how valid are these assertions?<p>It turns out that with big data, we can analyze …

Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

A car accident crushed Brandon Coats' upper spine when he was 16, leaving him unable to walk. His muscles still spasm, disrupting sleep and causing pain.<p>"If I'm out in public it's embarrassing," Coats says. "It's always uncomfortable. If I smoke marijuana, it almost completely alleviates it" — …

A Life Of Anxiety Documented

When photographer John William Keedy was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, he says he had a hard time coping. It was difficult to accept. It was difficult to explain to friends and family. He felt utterly alone.<p>"I hate to say it, but I was embarrassed by it," he tells Shots.<p>Years later, …

Apple’s numbers prove again that Silicon Valley is run by white and Asian men

At first glance, Apple has better workplace diversity statistics than many peers. But look at the numbers for technology employees and management—the people who have the most influence and the highest salaries within the companies—and consider the gender gap in each of these groups, and things …

Silicon Valley

Top Mathematics Prize Awarded to a Woman for First Time

A female mathematician has won the most prestigious prize in math for the first time, a hugely symbolic breakthrough for gender equality in one of …

Mathematics

The Adult Film Minute: Porn’s Condom Quarrel Showing No Signs Of Slowing Down

<i>Once per month, Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals will be telling us a little bit about what’s going on in adult entertainment and why it should matter to you.</i><p>Oh, happy August – it’s blazing hot outside, as well as in… Well, at least in Porn Valley it is!<p>First, I know you want to know what’s been happening …

The US says it finally busted the gang behind the most convincing counterfeit dollars in the world

Last week’s indictment of the alleged ringleaders of one of the most successful counterfeiting operations in US history offers a rare window into the US Secret Service’s far-reaching efforts to combat counterfeit currency.<p>The case centers around a counterfeit $100 bill that’s legendary in law …

Corruption

Pro-pot lawyer will defend for free

WILMINGTON, Del. — It's bad enough that someone charged with simple possession of marijuana in Delaware faces more than $1,100 in fines and court costs; the possibility of probation; and the stain of a criminal conviction on their record, attorney Thomas D. Donovan says.<p>They shouldn't have to pay …

Hubble sees 'zombie star' lurking in space: What it is, why it matters

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have spotted a "zombie star" lurking in deep space. What is this astronomical equivalent of the walking dead, and how did it get there?<p>The story involves a rare type of cosmic explosion, detective work and a NASA first.<p>It began 110 million years ago in …

Meet G.R.L.: An Ambitious Girl Group for the 21st Century

G.R.L. started out in 2011 as a relaunch of the Pussycat Dolls, but after three years of personnel changes and guest appearances, has evolved into a …

Jack White

Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

Sometimes the quiet ones surprise us.<p>Take moss — those fuzzy green pads you see on the sides of old trees, or hanging onto rocks. Who notices moss? It's just ... there, doing whatever it does — so slowly, so terribly slowly, that nobody bothers to think about it. Moss creeps up tree bark, sits …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Sense Is a Bedside Gadget for Improving Your Sleep

James Proud, a graduate of the first class of the Thiel Fellowship, has launched his new startup, Hello, on Kickstarter with Sense, a gadget that sits on your nightstand and monitors your sleeping environment.<p>The device includes motion, light, temperature, humidity, noise and air quality sensors in …

The Most Indulgent Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Recipes For National Eat Junk Food Day

There are many ways one could chose to celebrate National Eat Junk Food Day -- a holiday with unknown origins where you're given the excuse to eat all the junk food your glutinous heart desires in one day. You could eat everything off of McDonald's secret menu. You could devour the four new flavors …

The One Thing You Can Do Daily To Tackle Dark Skin Spots

We've heard many explanations (err...excuses) from family and friends who do not wear sunscreen daily. From "I always forget to put it on," to "I hate the way it makes my face look ashy," these reasons do not make up for failing to protect skin against harmful UV rays.<p>And when we saw retail manager …

Dark circles and puffy eyes: What causes them, and what you can do about it

We've all had that <i>oh my god</i> moment: looking in the mirror one morning and seeing dark circles or unsightly puffy eyes. <br>We've all had that <i>oh my god</i> …

Ancient Skull Reveals Human Ancestors Had Odd Neanderthal-Like Inner Ear

The remains of an ancient human in China not thought to be Neanderthal has an inner ear much like that of humans' closest extinct relatives, according to a new study. These new findings could be evidence of interbreeding between Neanderthals and other species of archaic humans in China; however, …

The top 5 things that cause brain hiccups

Why are we capable of complicated thinking one minute, and the next, our minds are thrown for a loop by the simplest of things?<p>Our brains balk at the …

University of Notre Dame

A Simple Eye Test Could Accurately Detect Alzheimer's

Current tests for Alzheimer's include expensive tests using brain PET or MRI imaging. But two studies have shown that a simple eye test can detect …