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New York's Pot Study: Legal Pot Is Good, Actually

The state health department will recommend that marijuana be legalized for recreational use.<p>For a long time New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been passionately anti-pot, even calling marijuana a "gateway drug" last year. But a study he commissioned in January has reached another conclusion and …

Cannabis

"Marijuana Kills People," Says the Stupid, Lying Head of the DEA

by Josh JardineThis will surprise absolutely no one, but I don't have great deal of love or respect for the Drug Enforcement Agency. Never have, and …

4 Ways Using Even Legal Marijuana Makes You a Second-Class Citizen

Click here for reuse options! Legalizing weed is only half the battle.Marijuana is now legal in nine states constituting about one-fifth of the U.S. …

7 Scientific Reasons That Point Out Why Weed Might Be Healthier & Heartier Than Cigarettes

<b>Disclaimer: Smoking is injurious to health</b>There's an honestly bizarre amount of people touting the magical qualities of cannabis. Their claims make …

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.<p>Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.<p>Time is important, too — while some effects are …

Astronomers capture gravitational landmine in neutron star collision

For the first time ever, humans have observed light and gravitational waves from the same event, a neutron star collision 130 million light years away. Thanks to advance warning from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), roughly 70 observatories from every continent on …

Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

"The sun is a giant fusion reactor in the sky."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — told …

Want to 3D print your own marijuana edibles? Check out Potent Rope

Like 3D printing? Have an appetite? Enjoy smoking the occasional doobie? Then you’re the perfect target audience for Potent Rope: a new edible …

Cannabis

Alcohol does not alter personality, say scientists as they debunk myth of 'happy drunk'

There is no such thing a ‘happy drunk’ scientists have concluded after finding that alcohol does not radically change personality.<p>Although many people blame drinking for alterations in their usual behaviour, new research shows that there is little shift in character between sober and squiffy.<p>In …

Psychology

No Lie: Intelligent People Are Less Likely to Keep Their Clothes on at Home

Do you have a tendency to strip down the moment you walk through your front door? Is your preferred state of relaxation lounging sans clothing in the …

Psychology

Is Time Travel Possible, According To Science?

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through time? Not at the standard, “boring” rate that we normally do — at one second per second — but either:<p>faster, so that you wound up far into the future while remaining the same age,<br>• slower, so that you could accomplish much more than anyone else over the same …

Physics

The Trump crackdown on legal marijuana probably isn't coming

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he doesn't think the Trump administration will crack down on states that have legalized marijuana, following an hour-long conversation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday.<p>Sessions "didn't give me any reason to think that he's going to come down and …

Hot peppers and weed work on the gut to tamp down inflammation

Scientists believe that our gastrointestinal tract is essentially a second brain. It's deeply linked to the brain in your head by a large network of …

First Evidence That Psychedelics Cause a 'Higher' State of Consciousness Found by Scientists

Open your mind.<p>Can we really elevate our brains to some kind of higher state of consciousness? New research suggests it might be possible - …

Consciousness

19 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

But, through research and experimentation, they've come up with many ideas about what draws one person to another.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most compelling scientific insights about the traits and behaviors that make men more appealing to women.<p>The best part? None of the …

Scientists Discover New Use For Sperm

It's pretty surprising.<p>Scientists have discovered that sperm might actually be able to play a role in fighting cancer.<p>According to <i>Indy 100</i>, a group of German scientists theorized that sperm might be able to carry medications to the female reproductive organs, thereby helping to fight certain types …

Cancer

Accounts of girl raised by monkeys in India questioned

<i>Editor’s note: New information has been reported since publication of this story that raise significant doubts about the veracity of the initial accounts on which it was based. The story relied on reports by the Associated Press and the New Indian Express quoting local officials who came upon her,</i> …

Freaky Experiment Allows Tadpoles to See Out of Eyes Implanted on Their Tails

By leveraging the regenerative powers of migraine medication, researchers at Tufts University have restored the vision of blind tadpoles after …

A pharma company that spent $500,000 trying to keep pot illegal just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana

Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug.<p>Insys gave $500,000 …

Cannabis

Liquid battery could last for over 10 years

Modern batteries aren't hampered so much by their capacity as their long-term lifespan -- a lithium-ion pack can easily become useless after a few years of heavy use. That's bad enough for your phone, but it's worse for energy storage systems that may have to stick around for the long haul. If …

Clean Energy

10 New Rules For Brainstorming Without Alienating Introverts

Try this revolving-door policy for your next brainstorm, by letting introverts come and go when they please.<p>The brainstorm is beloved by some and dreaded by many. We live in a world that offers choice for everything from styles of coffee to TV shows to TVs themselves. But when it comes to …

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …

Barclays Ready to Dump Up to 7,000 Low-Return Clients

Barclays Plc is looking to eliminate up to 7,000 customers with a new computer system called "Flight Deck" that identifies low-return clients. …

Einstein Might Be Completely Wrong About the Speed of Light

The consequences would be far more earth-shattering than we could possibly predict.<p>Every high school physics student can ramble this off by memory: …

Physics

Diamonds convert nuclear waste into clean batteries

Nuclear waste is normally a major environmental headache, but it could soon be a source of clean energy. Scientists have developed a method of turning that waste into batteries using diamond. If you encapsulate short-range radioactive material in a human-made diamond, you can generate a small …

Clean Energy

Six unexpected sources of renewable energy

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to discussions about renewable energy, solar and wind power often take center stage. To a lesser degree, other forms like geothermal energy and hydropower also get some attention. But many people may not be aware that there are many other sources of renewable energy …

Clean Energy

VLC media player now supports 360-degree videos

VLC, the app that lets you play basically any video format on practically any platform, is about to add support for a whole new medium. The company just unveiled a technical preview that enables its desktop app to play 360-degree videos, so folks can watch their dizzying footage on their computers. …

Apps

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Inside Sansar, the VR successor to Second Life

The door is bright red, perched at the top of a mossy stone staircase in the middle of a floating island. When I approach, a mysterious tune begins emanating from it, as if playing from the other side. Right now, it’s just a simple prop, and there <i>is</i> no other side. But when I ask Linden Lab’s Bjorn …

Hot lightbulb hitting cardboard sparks massive New York fire

More than 100 firefighters struggled to contain a massive blaze at a former Bethlehem Steel site that broke out early Wednesday when a hot light bulb fell onto cardboard inside a business, authorities said.<p>Local media outlets reported that Fred Heinle, the director of development for the city of …