Lisa Englant

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One of the World’s Largest Steam Locomotives Is About to Make a Triumphant Return

Hold onto your engineer caps, railroad history lovers.<p>Seventy years after the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869, the steep Rocky …

Trains

Hunting, Fishing Cause Dramatic Decline in Amazon River Dolphins

By Claire Asher<p>Populations of two species of river dolphin in the Amazon are halving every decade, according to the results of a twenty-two year …

Biodiversity

Orca Whale 'Crewser' Presumed Dead as Population Reaches Its Lowest Point since 1984

Following the suspected death of an orca whale nicknamed Crewser, the population of southern resident orca whales is the lowest it has been in 34 …

Kinder Morgan

I Tried These Sex-Enhancing Weed Chocolates, and WHOA

What do you get when you incorporate the sex-enhancing properties of weed with chocolate? The perfect aphrodisiac. High-end cannabis chocolatier 1906 …

Cannabis

How Mapping Marijuana DNA Could Change the Future of Pot

Scientists are currently in the midst of exploring uncharted territory: The cannabis genome. Unlike with other plants, researchers don't have a long …

Cannabis

Today in History - June 12

On <b>June 12</b>, 1806, John A. Roebling, civil engineer and designer of bridges, was born in Mühlhausen, Prussia. The Brooklyn Bridge, Roebling’s last and …

Engineering

Anthony Bourdain, TV chef and travel host, found dead aged 61

The girlfriend of TV chef Anthony Bourdain has paid tribute to his “brilliant, fearless spirit” as friends and family reacted with shock to his death at the age of 61.<p>CNN, which hosted Bourdain’s globetrotting culinary travel guide Parts Unknown, confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said it was …

Civil Rights

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61

PARIS — American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room in France while working on his CNN series on culinary …

Anthony Bourdain

NYPD -- No Irish Need Apply seems to be the new reality

Are the days of Irish in the NYPD numbered? It is very possible. Recruitment for new police officers especially omits Irish outreach in what seems …

Bill de Blasio

How the Push to Close Rikers Went From No Jails To New Jails

Calls to shut down Rikers started to grow louder in the fall of 2015. City Council member Daniel Dromm began to speak out in favor of closing Rikers, …

Times Square

A Giant Blue Whale Just Turned Up In the Red Sea

A blue whale has turned up in the Red Sea, the long spit of water separating Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea from the Arabian Peninsula.<p>It's the first time …

Red Sea

Criminal prosecution of California cannabis attorney raises concerns

The prosecution of a San Diego attorney is raising major concerns in the legal community about the attorney-client privilege and the possibility that …

Corruption

San Francisco wants safe injection sites. Law enforcement stands in its way.

McLaren is now the executive director of the National Policy Institute, which was founded by white supremacist Richard Spencer.<p>The Southern Poverty …

Rights & Freedoms

Irish Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Abortion

Ireland’s campaign to save the country’s Eighth Amendment, which bans abortion, is conceding it has lost Friday’s referendum by a landslide.<p>The …

Mental Health

New York City's Best-Kept Secrets

Tucked beneath towering skyscrapers, amid the bustle of the world’s busiest streets is a New York City you have never seen before. Join Dylan Thuras, …

New York City

Weed the Homeless Urges Those in Cannabis Industry to Give Back

In between jetsetting abroad and back home, Sponseller now is spearheading the fourth installment of Weed the Homeless this weekend on Skid …

What is Shatter?

<i>A form of cannabis extract, shatter is a hard, translucent concentrate similar in texture and appearance to glass.</i><p>One of the most beautiful and …

Cannabis

The Opioid Crisis in America – And How Cannabis Can Possibly Solve It

With more than 90 Americans dying every day after overdosing on opioids, the United States is faced with one of its most serious public health issues …

Medicine

New Study Reveals Medical Cannabis Reduces Opioid Use in Older Adults

<i>With medical marijuana, older chronic pain patients were able to manage pain while reducing opioid painkiller use.</i><p>Medical marijuana allows older …

Cannabis

Use of Alcohol, Pain Meds, and Sleep Aids Drops Sharply in Legal Marijuana Users, Finds Report

<i>A new research report reveals a significant decrease in the amounts of alcohol, over-the-counter pain medications, and sleep aids consumed in states</i> …

Cannabis

Congress To Vote on Legislation that Would Push Cannabis Research for Veterans

<i>The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted unanimously to advance the bill to the House floor.</i><p>House lawmakers have taken a significant step …

Cannabis

Brexiters' customs model 'could cost £20bn for UK business'

The post-Brexit customs model favoured by Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and Michael Gove could cost business as much as £20bn a year, the head of HMRC has said, a verdict that delivers a huge blow to the Brexiters’ hopes of a complete departure from the customs union. Jon Thompson told the Treasury …

Great Britain

Kindergarten teacher finds bag of crack cocaine in 6-year-old student's mouth

A kindergarten teacher noticed a small plastic bag in one of her student's mouths. The girl was chewing on the bag, thinking the white stuff inside …

23 “Facts” About Animals You Have All Wrong

Spoiler alert: you may never order grilled octopus again.<p>Although it was long believed that our furry companions had limited vision and only saw …

These whales are stressed out. The proof is in their poop.

When a North Atlantic right whale swims into a submerged net or rope, it panics and rolls. This makes everything worse, tangling the fishing gear in the animal’s mouth or tightly wrapping it around the flippers or tail.<p>For a smaller cetacean, this might mean instant death. But for right whales, …

A Single Discarded Fishing Net Can Keep Killing for Centuries

By Jason Bittel<p>Divers off the coast of the Cayman Islands last month came face to face with a ghoulish sight: a gigantic mass of abandoned fishing …

The Man Who Made Violins Out of New York City Buildings

In the 1940s, luthier Samuel Stochek created stunning instruments from the wood of demolished houses.<p>In the 17th and 18th centuries, and even into …

Predator sea otter now more of a hero in California coastal ecosystem

Wildlife experts along the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore an important predator — the southern sea otter — to an undersea world that’s falling apart in their absence.<p>The otters, nearly wiped out by centuries of hunting for their fur pelts, have rebounded from as few as 50 …

Zoology