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Obama approval hits 60% as end of term approaches

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama will leave office Friday with his highest approval rating since 2009, his presidency largely viewed as a success, and a majority saying they will miss him when he is gone.<p>A new CNN/ORC poll finds Obama's approval rating stands at 60%, his best mark since …

The White House

19 Incredible Photos Proving Antarctica Is Unlike Anywhere Else on Earth

Based in Toronto, but nearly always on the road, Dave Merron is a photographer who spends the bulk of his time in the earth's polar region (the …

President Obama's farewell speech has many – including himself – in tears

It is rare for Obama to cry publicly, but he was not alone as he paid tribute to his wife, daughters and vice-president<p>Rain is not forecast in Chicago until tomorrow, but the tears were pouring down from the first family, the crowd and many across the country during Barack Obama’s emotional final …

Barack Obama

There is More Than Just Asteroids Threatening Life from Space

Nothing is a given. Evolution could have had an entirely different outcome. However, since it turned out the way it did, maybe we have to analyze …

Hubble Space Telescope Photographs IC 3583 — A Distant Type II Irregular Galaxy

Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Virgo, lies an irregular galaxy named IC 3583. On Friday, NASA and …

3 States That May Legalize Medical Marijuana Next (1 Is a Big Surprise)

Image source: Getty Images.<p>This could very well go down as the best year for the marijuana industry on record. It's tough to top 1996, the first year medical marijuana was approved in a state (California), or 2012, when Colorado and Washington simultaneously became the first states to legalize the …

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How Stoners Are Getting High (Tech)

Michael Bourque was 45 years old the first time he smoked weed. A natural doctor recommended he look for some cannabis on Craigslist to help deal with anxiety, and he ended up finding a ZZ Top-looking dude in the Boston area who gave him a baggie of bud and rolled him a joint. He puffed on the j …

Boxing

Ghostbusters' female leads spirited out of merchandise tie-ins

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are getting their own Mattel figurines, but do not appear in packaging of other Ghostbusters toys<p>Everyone knows the Ghostbusters ain’t afraid of no ghosts. But it appears marketing executives might be more than a little nervous about …

Film Industry

‘Batman V Superman’ Reportedly Has Warner Bros. Scrambling To Make Changes To Their DC Comics Films

The response to <i>Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> was mixed at best. Some were perfectly content with how the film turned out, but others were clearly upset with how it handled their favorite DC Comics characters. Even worse, the film underperformed compared to the other superhero films this year — …

Climate change doubters really aren’t going to like this study

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Researchers have designed an inventive test suggesting that the arguments commonly used by climate change contrarians don’t add up, not only according to climate scientists (we know what they think already) but also in the view of unbiased experts from other fields.<p>The …

Climate Change

Google I/O 2016 Could Bring Android VR And An Amazon Echo Competitor

Here's what to expect from the show<p>Google's annual developer conference I/O (short for "input/output" in computer science lingo) is set to take place this year in Palo Alto, California from <b>Wednesday, May 18, through Friday, May 20</b>. And with the arrival of the conference comes the possibility of new …

A psychology professor explains why self-esteem is failing us

To Kristin Neff, a psychology professor at the University of Texas, that's not surprising. Though self-esteem continues to reverberate as a pop-psych cure-all, the quest for inflated egos, in her view, is misguided and largely pointless.<p>There's nothing wrong with being confident, to answer Demi …

Psychology

The Marvel Movies You Need to Watch Before Captain America: Civil War—And the Ones You Don't

The reviews are in, and critics are calling <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> Marvel’s best film yet. Sounds like a movie you want to check out—but what if …

Marvel Universe

How to Become Superhumanly Productive

We recently had the chance to sit down for an interview with Demir Gjokaj, the head coach and co-founder of Lifehack Bootcamp. For any of you out there who don't know, Demir is someone who has operated at the highest levels of Wall Street, government, and technology.<p>But like many of us, he crashed. …

Time Management

Bitcoin's claimed creator will no longer provide proof

This week has been one confusing ride for anyone who hasn’t been keeping up with the is-he, isn’t-he Bitcoin creator saga Craig Wright, and now it just got even stranger.<p>On Monday, Australian computer scientist Wright claimed he created the cryptocurrency, but failed to provide conclusive proof. …

This Man Ran a Huge Cannabis Factory Next to a Police HQ

Mark Graham's cannabis grow operation in North Wales was described as "nothing short of a rolling production line."<p>In 2016, the idea of corporations running large-scale weed-growing operations is a relatively mainstream one. With attitudes relaxing towards cannabis, the plant now being legal in a …

Cannabis

One Minute of Intense Exercise Is Basically All You Need, Says Science

It's not that we don't know we need to work out; it's just that the alternatives (eating, sleeping, bingeing <i>Gilmore Girls</i> episodes from the couch) are so much easier. Between holding down full-time jobs, taking care of kids, doing all of the boring, behind-the-scenes grown-up stuff (we see you, …

RANKED: The best Marvel superhero movies of the past 8 years

In the past eight years, Marvel Studios has put out well over 20 movies that span multiple studios — from Disney to 20th Century Fox.<p>"Deadpool," which came out on February 12, shattered box-office records, and "Captain America: Civil War" looks to do the same in May.<p>In anticipation of the upcoming …

Comics

5 Ways Marijuana Will Change As It Becomes A Mainstream Product

From new packaging to celebrity endorsements, this is how you’ll buy weed once it’s legal everywhere.<p>The mainstreaming of marijuana is well underway. You can see it in the Keurig-type vape pods, the lifestyle brands, and the handbags. You can see it in how people talk about it openly, and how …

What is VR? Answers to common VR headset questions

I had no idea what to expect the first time I strapped the Samsung Gear VR over my head.<p>One minute I was standing beside the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset; when I turned my head to look behind me there were even people in my new virtual world.<p>A moment later, I was swimming with a sea turtle toward a …

Virtual Reality

LSU basketball: Antonio Blakeney to return for sophomore season

<b>BATON ROUGE</b> – LSU guard Antonio Blakeney, a member of the 2016 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team, has announced on Tuesday that he will not …

LSU looks for improved QB play -- and a playoff run

BATON ROUGE, La. -- You don't need a magnifying glass to spot an early trend among the teams that have qualified for the College Football Playoff in …

iSafe Drive Lite (64GB) | DT Shop

Details & Requirements<p>Dimensions: 0.35"H x 1.3"W x 2.6"L<br>• Weight: 0.02 lb<br>• Material: aluminum & ABS plastic<br>• Finish: brushed aluminum<br>• Battery: 180 …

Mobile Technology

'She has a name': Amazon's Alexa is a sleeper hit, with serious superfans

The always-on Amazon Echo is developing a personality among early adopters who say they aren’t worried about privacy, and welcome a listening ear<p>When Steven Arkonovich brought home his Amazon Echo, he knew the little machine’s basic functions: he could ask it to tell him the weather, add something …

Automation

What Les Miles said after LSU's spring game | NOLA.com

LSU coach Les Miles spoke with the media shortly after the Tigers' spring football game Saturday at Tiger Stadium.<p>The following is a transcript …

College Football

Les! Camera! Action! Miles Nabs Role In Upcoming Movie

2016 finally saw Leonardo DiCaprio capture his first Oscar after more than two decades of waiting.If there’s any justice in this world, a certain …

College Football

Trey Quinn, Kevin Spears to Transfer from LSU: Details, Comments and Reaction

New LSU Tigers receivers coach Dameyune Craig will have two fewer weapons to work with in the 2016 season.<p>LSU Football confirmed Tuesday that wide receivers Trey Quinn and Kevin Spears will transfer after being granted their releases.<p>Quinn discussed his decision on Twitter the same day:<p>Jim …

College Football