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Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy

This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially sent some in the industry into a tailspin, just days after California's $7 billion recreational weed market opened for business.<p>But for long-term pot …

This Is How Long You'd Survive On Every Planet in the Solar System

For all its issues and faults, Earth is still a beautiful place. Think about it: the colorful sunsets, the warm ocean breeze, dogs, Doritos, the fact …

Astronomy

France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …

Agriculture

History of the Louvre in 60 Seconds

Since it opened to the public amidst the turmoil of the French Revolution on August 10, 1793, the Louvre has become the most visited museum in the …

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Origami-inspired bulletproof shield can stop a .44 Magnum

The ancient art of origami has been inspiring engineers and designers for decades. The principles behind this Japanese folding technique have been …

Engineering

How to Make PVC Look Like Wood

Jason Poplinski's method is inexpensive and effective<p>If you're building a set, an installation or props, it might be helpful to have a ready source …

New bridge over LA River opens today with protected bike lane

Connecting Cypress Park to Elysian Valley<p>A new bridge connecting Cypress Park to Elysian Valley over the Los Angeles River opens today with a protected lane for pedestrians and cyclists.<p>Called the Riverside Drive Bridge, it stretches for 1,200 feet, from Riverside Drive to Figueroa. On the Cypress …

Los Angeles

Harold Rosen, creator of satellite that helped reshape life in Southern California, dies at 90

At a moment in the Cold War when it seemed the Soviet Union was eclipsing America in space, a young engineer at Hughes Aircraft was hatching an audacious plan to permanently surpass the communists.<p>What Harold Rosen imagined by the late 1950s was a lightweight satellite that could transmit telephone …

Southern California

An Insider’s Guide to the 100 Hidden Gems of L.A.

<b>Level three: Advanced</b><p>You are Magellan. You are Jacques Cousteau. You are the entire crew of the starship enterprise blended into a single being. You …

McDonald's

A Drive-Thru Art Show Appears on Billboards in LA

Arts organization The Billboard Creative has teamed up with over 40 artists, including Paul McCarthy and Alex Prager, to make art history through advertising.<p>Los Angeles commuters are getting an on-the-house arts education for the month of December. The Billboard Creative (TBC) filled the city's …

Ziya Imren Architects Releases Plans to Integrate Nature and Urbanity in Turkey

Ziya Imren Architects has released its plans for <i>Re-Naturing the Kizilirmak in Turkey</i>, a new eight-kilometer-long urban design project around the …

The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist

<b>EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 12: Staff at The Queen?s Gallery at the Palace of Holyrood view The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew by Caravaggio on November 12, 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland.The painting is one of two lost works which were discovered in the Queens collection, it hangs along</b> …

Caravaggio

Why is an indoor ski slope being built in the French Alps? | Adventure Sports Network

Tignes in the French Alps is one of the most dependable ski resorts in the world, home to France’s longest ski season at nine months, according to …

MVVA-designed Dallas Trinity River Park to become America's largest urban nature park

<i></i>The Trinity River Park, which will be 10 times the size of Central Park in New York, will be made up of 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest, …

Facebook Acquires Face-Tracking Startup To Overthrow Snapchat

Facebook bought facial recognition technology provider FacioMetrics on Wednesday to beef up its video and photo capabilities, according to …