Kari Bjaastad-Cook

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Walgreens Broaches Possible Health Benefits Of Medical Marijuana

National brands haven't taken a stance on weed yet, but they've been forced to acknowledge it.<p>Walgreens wants to talk about marijuana.<p>In what appears to be an unprecedented move for a company its size, Walgreens published a discussion of the possible health benefits of medical marijuana on its …

Cannabis

Scientists accidentally work out how they could make phone batteries last forever

<b>In the world of glorious accidents this could well prove to be the greatest,</b><p>Scientists who were messing around with a gel have accidentally worked …

Verizon CEO Fires Back After Sanders Sides With Strikers

The Democratic presidential contenders have been siding with Verizon Communication’s striking workers this week and now Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam is …

Obama resolves to defeat Islamic State, urges Americans to reject fear

President Obama on Sunday urged Americans not to "succumb to fear" or accept the threat of terrorism as a "new normal," vowing as the United States intensifies its military campaign that defeating the Islamic State was "not only a realistic goal, we're going to get it done."<p>In a news conference …

France

The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics

Do substances like LSD and psilocybin have a place in a dharma practice?<p>The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day.<p>But perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise, given that they share a common aim: …

Psychedelia

'Living fossil' or no, this strange, rare fish has a lung

Here's a breathtaking finding: Scientists say they've discovered an ancient vestigial lung in the coelacanth, a lobe-finned fish that's related to the ancient swimmer that went on to evolve into all tetrapods, humans included.<p>The find, described in the journal Nature Communications, helps to fill …

Everyone is thinking about the Apple Watch wrong

When the Apple Watch was announced last September, I liked the look of what Apple had done but didn’t pay it much attention. It was just another smart watch.<p>Over the past year, I didn’t even touch one in the real world until about a month ago and figured it wouldn’t last long on my wrist. I like my …

Smartwatches

New Species On Human Family Tree Discovered In Ancient Mass Grave

Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record<p>In September of 2013, two cave explorers, on a routine exploration in South Africa happened upon a collection of fossils that would soon question our current understanding of humans’ ancestral history. While probing a …

Humanity

Homo naledi: new species of ancient human discovered, claim scientists

Bones found in South African cave are <i>Homo naledi</i>, a new species of ancient human relative, say researchers, but some experts are sceptical of find<p>A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human …

Evolution