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Marijuana company buys California town, plans pot paradise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't be surprised if there is a sign one day on a small California town that reads "Welcome to Nipton: A Place to Get Stoned."<p>The entire town of 120 acres was purchased Thursday by American Green Inc., a marijuana focused technology and growing firm based in Arizona. The reported price …

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Elon Musk’s car tunnel gets an elevator next week

He started digging in the SpaceX parking lot.<p>Elon Musk’s plan to dig tunnels under cities for cars to circumvent traffic is coming to fruition — starting in the SpaceX parking lot in Los Angeles.<p>The serial entrepreneur is breaking ground with his new startup The Boring Company, which Musk says …

It is now classified as a group one carcinogen, alongside tobacco and asbestos, yet by a bizarre twist, alcohol is exempt from EU labelling laws<p>Today saw the publication of a new set of lower risk drinking guidelines by all four UK chief medical officers. The most notable difference between these …

Alcohol

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

Costa Rica

23 Rules For Life That Happy People Follow

The author of Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives shares her wit, wisdom and research on how to feel happier, even when we've hit a low patch.<p>1. When things get tough: Treat yourself like a toddler. A cranky toddler. A toddler who shouldn't get too hungry, too cold, too …

Genius System Uses Magnets To Keep Your Clothes Perfectly Folded In Cramped Closets

ThreadStax wants to make the heap of clean clothes on the bottom of your closet floor a thing of the past.<p>We all like the idea of folding clothes. Maybe we even do it, from time to time. But let’s face it: less of us than we want to admit fold clothes properly, and even fewer of us can manage to …

Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud dead

<b>Paris, France (CNN) —</b> The ringleader behind the Paris attacks is dead, killed during a dramatic raid that shook a neighborhood and collapsed an entire floor of an apartment building. But French authorities say their work is far from finished.<p>Six days after a coordinated string of shootings and …

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

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Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Hitchhiking robot that made it across Canada maimed on U.S. road trip

Robots of the world beware: Immigrating to the U.S. is apparently a perilous choice.<p>HitchBot, a talking robot built by Canadian researchers, was found maimed and battered beyond repair over the weekend in Philadelphia. It was trying to hitchhike from Massachusetts to California by relying on the …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

Welcome To The Age Of The Micro-Singularity

You know it when it happens: All of a sudden, everyone on the Internet is talking about the same thing. What does it mean for the future of information?<p>Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and simultaneously began …

What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders

Francois Hollande apparently held secret meetings with Germany's opposition and Nicolas Sarkozy believed he was the one who could lead the push to resolve the financial crisis in 2008, according to WikiLeaks documents<p>Documents published online by WikiLeaks show that the US wiretapped three French …

Surveillance

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

Vietnam War

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Psychology

State Department Offers Rewards for Information on Four ISIS Members

The State Department is offering millions of dollars for information on four ISIS leaders.<p>The department says it will pay a reward of up to $7 million for information on Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, a senior ISIS official who was freed from prison in 2012. He initially joined al Qaeda in Iraq, …

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Jihad Comes to Texas

Just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, two men got out of their vehicle and began firing. They hit …

The Most Dangerous Gym in the World

These lifters have achieved world-class strength lifting in a dirt lot located in an Egyptian slum. What’s your excuse for not getting stronger?<p>Violence occurs often in Al Warden, a run-down industrial neighborhood in Alexandria, Egypt. Men young and old carry matwas, an Egyptian variant of a …

Ramadan

Oculus to launch long-awaited Rift virtual reality headset in 2016

Oculus VR's long road to store shelves is going to be a little longer than some had hoped.<p>The virtual reality company, which Facebook bought for $2 billion last year, announced Wednesday that it plans to launch its headset device in the first quarter of next year.<p>Oculus has high hopes for virtual …

Virtual Reality

The First Battle of the 21st Century

Returning to the site of America’s earliest casualty in Afghanistan<p>MAZAR-I–SHARIF, Afghanistan—A thin, black ribbon of highway known as the Ring Road wound its way out of this bustling city through a patchwork of lush wheat and cotton fields. We turned onto a dirt road where the mud-brick ramparts …

Afghanistan

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …