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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 …

Gun Control

Ant Fight Creates Liquid With Properties Never Before Seen In Nature

Well, at least (ant) war is good for something.<p>There are not many creatures that can stand up to fire ants, nor their famously painful sting. Besides causing discomfort in mammals like humans (I've been stung, and it doesn't feel great), this venom has potent insect-killing powers, with the ability …

Gulf Coast

Five albums to try this week: Shabazz Palaces, Jenny Lewis and more

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty (Sub Pop)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: For an inventive and generally batshit crazy take on hip-hop, look no further than Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces. They take the rulebook of time signatures, song structure and harmony, and then tear it to</b> …

Schoolgirl 'beheaded classmate because she wanted to dissect someone'

A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police have said, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.<p>The teenager, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murdering her 15-year-old female …

Isis militants blow up Jonah's tomb

Islamic State (Isis) militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah in Mosul, residents of the city said.<p>Residents said on Thursday that the militants first ordered everyone out of the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, or Jonah, then blew …

Isis militants 'seize Iraq monastery and expel monks'

<b>Islamist militants in Iraq are reported to have seized an ancient monastery near Mosul and expelled the monks.</b><p>Local residents said monks at the Mar Behnam monastery were allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing.<p>The monastery, which dates from the 4th Century, is a major Christian landmark …

Religion

Love or lust? The eyes tell all

Where someone’s gaze falls could indicate almost instantly whether attraction is based on feelings of love or of lust.<p>Scientists say if the gaze is …

First babies born from safe new IVF technique

Nine-month-old Owen Harper is one of the first babies to be born through a safer IVF technique developed by Imperial College in London<p>The first babies have been born using a new IVF treatment which could prevent thousands of women suffering life-threatening complications.<p>Currently women undergoing …

DNA mates: how genetic factors may play a subtle part in our friendships

Friends often look alike. The tendency of people to forge friendships with people of a similar appearance has been noted since the time of Plato. But now there is research suggesting that, to a striking degree, we tend to pick friends who are genetically similar to us in ways that go beyond …

Hints To Longevity Found In Blood Of 115-Year-Old Woman

She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died at the age of 115 in 2005, leaving her body to science. Until very close to her death, she remained in relatively good health and cognition, and was for example able to carry on a …

Mutations

The parental nurturing that you receive as a kid shows up in your blood

Children whose parents received 14 hours of training had lower levels of inflammation years later<p>Children who grow up poor and underprivileged experience a variety of health problems at higher rates than the general population. And these health problems persist independently of the economic status …

New drug therapy allows tuberculosis and HIV to be treated simultaneously

Aids 2014 symposium in Melbourne hears drug combination known as PaMZ can treat drug-resistant TB in as little as four months<p>Tuberculosis is the biggest killer of people with Aids each year, causing one in five HIV-related deaths, with therapies for the two conditions unable to be given together …