G. Mack Heywood III

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Better Marijuana Stock: Canopy Growth Corporation vs. Emerald Health Therapeutics

Is bigger necessarily better in a matchup between these two marijuana stocks?<p>Canada stands at the epicenter of the fast-growing global marijuana …

Gun Culture Is My Culture. And I Fear for What It Has Become.

Two weeks before Christmas, I had a 9-millimeter pistol concealed in my waistband and a rifle with two 30-round magazines in the passenger seat beside me. I was driving down from the mountains to meet a fellow I didn’t know at a Cracker Barrel off I-40 in the North Carolina foothills. He was …

Guns

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back<p>For years, the residents of Oxford, Massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. …

Political Science

3 Motorcycle Myths That Won’t Die

I used to write for a Harley-Davidson magazine whose editor secured me the long-term loan of a Heritage Softail from H-D’s press fleet. I rode the …

Second Thoughts on the Second Amendment

At the heart of the gun-control debate is a fundamental tension between republicanism and individualism.<p>Calmly, patiently, with considerable bravery, the instructor at the shooting range shows me how to fire the submachine gun, a MAC-11—the first real gun I have ever held. It jams repeatedly. …

Guns

The Science Of Monogamy

Monogamy is a longstanding social norm around the world, but it wasn't always that way.<p>Around 10,000 years ago, approximately 85 percent of human …

After Cheddar Man: How the mongrel English found their home during the Dark Ages

Two archaeological finds caught my eye recently, for they seemed to shed light on what we often call the “Dark Ages”. This was the period between the …

Archaeology

Midlands mass grave was burial site for Viking 'Great Heathen Army' war dead, new study reveals

The powerful Norse army was sent to invade the four Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that constituted England in 865 AD.<p>In the 70s, a mysterious mass grave …

Today’s Wars Are Based on a Fundamental Misunderstanding of History

Danny SjursenUntil we correct it, we can count on ceaseless, tragic war.The post Today’s Wars Are Based on a Fundamental Misunderstanding of History …

Keys to the backwaters: a coastal Florida road trip

To say that Florida has a mixed reputation is like saying my president occasionally utters unusual sentences. We have packs of tourists wandering the mega-theme parks of greater Orlando like flocks of flightless birds; locust swarms of spring breakers funnelling beers in Panama City before leaving …

Travel

Early or late: One senior says ignore the conventional wisdom of waiting to take Social Security. Take it at 62.

My husband and I are in a great debate about when to start collecting Social Security.<p>I want to delay getting benefits until we are 70. We both reach full retirement age at 67.<p>“Nope,” my husband says. “I’m going to take it early at 62. Why wait all those years when we could use the money to travel …

Retirement

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The All-American Brands Worth Your Money | Valet.

The Home Team<p><i>The All-American Brands<br>Worth Your Money</i><p>The United States has a long storied history when it comes to what we wear. We were the first to …

Men's Fashion

We looked at the new national security adviser’s writings. Turns out he’s the anti-Bannon.

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, is a celebrated warrior — in one famous Gulf War battle, the unit he commanded destroyed 28 Iraqi tanks without suffering a single casualty. He’s also, perhaps surprisingly, a celebrated scholar, too. He received a PhD …

The scientist who discovered one of the universe's most important forms of matter hasn't received the Nobel Prize for a disturbing reason

After a two week hiatus (we had our usual modulo(10) outtakes reel, then a week off for Thanksgiving), Crash Course Astronomy is back on the air!<p>This week, I take a look at dark matter.<p>Well, not a "look" <i>per se</i>, since you can't really see it. But it's there! Here's how we know.<p>Writing this one was …

Science Says This Is What Jesus Really Looked Like

While Western culture is accustomed to depictions of Jesus as a lanky white guy with long, straight, perfectly-conditioned hair, or, much less often, …

Germany just fired up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

The machine is called the Wendelstein 7-X, or W7-X for short. It's a type of nuclear-fusion machine called a stellarator and is the largest, most sophisticated of its kind.<p>Nuclear fusion could prove to be a clean, inexhaustible energy source. But humans are still a ways from successfully building a …

The real reason for the Obamacare repeal

The Senate's passage of repeal carefully laid the groundwork for dismantling the law if Republicans capture the White House in 2017.<p>Republicans on Capitol Hill are sending their long-sought Obamacare repeal on a kamikaze mission to the president’s desk. The GOP has big reasons to move ahead with a …

The Science Behind Popping A Balloon

POP!<p>We've all been there. A balloon pops unexpectedly, and our reaction is to leap out of our skins.<p>But once we all get past our collective fear of loud noises, and the devastation that is a popped balloon, there are actually some interesting scientific questions that need answering.<p>In a new study …

Science

Five new bikes that upend motorcycle performance

Call them motorcycles if you must, but these ultra-performance two-wheelers are nothing less than megacycles.<p>Just as the motoring universe has begun to assimilate the incredible performance of cars such as the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Nissan GT-R Nismo, it now must …

Unseen planets sweep up dust around young star

TUCSON, Ariz. — The layout of the solar system might not be unique. New observations of a young star show similarities to what our solar system might …

Falling oil prices, sanctions push Russia to brink of recession

Russia's status as one of the emerging markets' economic stars is over.<p>Falling prices for oil, the lifeblood of the Russian economy, and economic sanctions have pushed it to the verge of recession and a return to growth is not expected until 2017.<p>Russia's central bank on Monday revealed that its …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

MotoGP Valencia Friday Results 2014 - Motorcycle USA

MotoGP riders took to the track for the final race weekend of 2014 at Valencia and Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez led the way through both sessions. …