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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

HSBC's Swiss private bank: French prosecutor formally requests trial

France’s financial state prosecutor recommends that Swiss bank be sent to criminal trial over tax allegations<p>The French financial state prosecutor has requested that HSBC’s Swiss private bank be sent to criminal trial over a suspected tax-dodging scheme for wealthy customers.<p>The recommendation …

Corruption

Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio, she painstakingly constructs every last …

Digital Art

Coming soon: Official Bob Marley marijuana

Bob Marley, legendary Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist, will soon be the face of what's being called the "first global brand of marijuana."<p>In an announcement Tuesday on NBC's <i>Today</i>, the Marley family and a Seattle-based private equity firm announced the creation of Marley …

Bob Dylan Wanted to Make an Album With the Beatles and Rolling Stones

"Keith and George thought it was fantastic," writes producer Glyn Johns. "Paul and Mick both said absolutely not."<p>Few figures in rock history have a …

Playful Black Dog Accidentally Figures Out How to Body Slide Down a Frozen Snowy Hill

A very playful black dog named Rafi accidentally figures how to body slide down a frozen snowy hill, discovers he likes it and keeps going back …

Pets

Colorado Congressman Urges Oregon To Follow His State's 'Excellent Example' On Marijuana

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said in an op-ed on Friday that marijuana legalization is "sound policy," and he urged Oregonians to follow in Colorado's footsteps and vote yes on recreational marijuana in next week's election.<p>"Colorado is approaching the first anniversary of legally regulated …

The Other Big Election 2014 Losers: Marijuana Prohibitionists

The fortunes of political parties wax and wane, but the movement to legalize cannabis won key victories Tuesday that portend a generational shift in drug policy.<p>President Obama lost his mandate to govern Tuesday, as his party ceded control of the Senate and additional seats in the House. For …

A Bright Green Spot in a Dark Election: Weed Is More Legal Now

Lessons learned from an odd mid-term vote: "blue" states aren't the only marijuana-friendly ones<p>Democrats got stomped across-the-board last night, …

The Real Election Winner: Weed

If Washington D.C.’s newly legalized ‘grow and give’ pot law works, it could be the turning point for marijuana legislation in the U.S.<p>Four places in …

The Marlboro of marijuana

“FRESH and fruity, right?” says a bright-eyed young man behind the counter, wafting an open jar of something called “AK-47” under Schumpeter’s nose. …

Threat of prison looms for woman who eased chronic pain with marijuana

Seated in a wheelchair and wearing a jail-issue jumpsuit, Amanda Gould felt certain the judge would release her. Her lawyer, her kids and husband …

Crime

Is smoking marijuana dangerous? A review of research over the last 20 years says it is

A newly published paper reminds health professionals, policy makers, and the public, of the potential acute and long-term risks of cannabis use.<p>In …

Where marijuana is legalized, decriminalized or on the November ballot

Marijuana policy is nothing if not complicated.<p>A patchwork of laws governs its use, possession and sale. Federally, it’s illegal. But some states have decriminalized the drug, removing criminal penalties for possession of small amounts. Some have allowed its distribution and sale for medical use. …

How Should Colorado Regulate Edibles?

The state's health commission has recommended removing food laced with marijuana from store shelves.<p>In the months since Colorado began selling marijuana legally, so-called "edibles"—brownies, cookies, and other food products laced with THC—have emerged at the forefront of debates over how best to …

The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020

A report out from Greenwave Advisors, a "comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry," projects that legal cannabis could be an industry with revenues of $35 billion by 2020 if marijuana is legalized at the federal level. They note that this is a …

Marijuana advocates’ secret weapon

Champions of pot legalization are challenging police to “drug duels” to prove weed is less dangerous than booze<p>When Colorado voters in 2012 approved a ballot measure legalizing marijuana, the state did not merely break new ground in the ongoing battle over narcotics policy. It also bolstered an …

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Lennon & McCartney.<p><i>photo by David Bailey</i>