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This woman teaches you how to legally grow weed in your home - Vox

"Are you ready?" asks Natalie Carver as we round her beat-up hatchback onto a tree-lined street in Washington, DC.<p>It’s a quaint part of town, sprinkled with generously proportioned estates. From high boughs, above manicured lawns, warblers and sparrows emit throaty chirps.<p>We park in front of a …

Elon Musk Just Made These 5 Bold Claims About the Future

If Elon Musk’s vision of the future proves to be correct, we’ll zipping around in driverless cars by 2018 and colonizing Mars not long …

LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

NASA: Earth's poles are tipping thanks to climate change

The north pole is on the run. Although it can drift as much as 10 meters across a century, sometimes returning to near its origin, it has recently …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 10 – The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

An intoxicating renewal of evolutionary theory that coined the idea of the meme and paved the way for Professor Dawkins’s later, more polemical works<p>What is man, and what are we for? Remarkably, it was not until Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> in 1859 that anyone, in our history, …

Biology

4. Phantom Words

Listen to the audio above. It doesn't matter whether it is through headphones or speakers, so long as they are in stereo. Oh, and you need to have an …

Drones

How Are We to Eat? Philosophers at Table

Photo: Art Institute Chicago<p>Almost everybody is familiar with the phrase: "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are", which the French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin famously included in his <i>Physiology of Taste</i>. The idea, later expressed by the German thinker Ludwig Feuerbach …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a British 13-year-old?

Take the maths quiz that 200,000 British teenagers took earlier this month<p>Hello guzzlers,<p>Earlier this month more than 200,000 British students aged 13 to 16 sat the 2016 UK Intermediate Mathematical Challenge.<p>(That’s years 9, 10 and 11 in England and the equivalent years in Scotland and Northern …

Luminoodle – The Flexible Waterproof USB LED Strip

Another incredible product from Power Practical, Luminoodle, the flexible waterproof USB LED strip, provides you with light everywhere you go. Made …

Crowd Funding

How To Turn Your Favorite Veggies Into Gnocchi

Yum.<p>Italian gnocchi are one of the greatest pleasures in life. Bite-sized, cloud-like dumplings, typically made from potato, they basically taste like an edible hug.<p>While potato is the most common base to make gnocchi, it's not the only ingredient that can be used. Butternut squash, sweet potato, …

Humans Watch More Porn Than You Can Even Imagine

More than that.<p>To truly step back and realize that you're just a tiny pebble on an infinitely large shore, that life is far more vast and complex than any of us mortals can possibly comprehend, one must simply behold the number of hours of porn humans viewed this year: <b>4,392,486,580</b>. Narrowing down …

Unique

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Physics