Melissa Bee

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Baffling Viral Video Shows Ants Carrying Flowers to a Dead Bee

What weird 'ritual' is this?<p>It looks like something out of a sad fairy tale. Tiny ants are pulling over petals, making a pile, and on top rests a …

A Heart Disease-Causing Parasite Is Starting to Infiltrate America

Doctors are being warned to stay vigilant for symptoms.<p>A parasitic disease commonly transmitted in the feces of a bloodsucking insect in South …

A 1912 Newspaper Article About Coal Has a Prescient Climate Change Warning

Two billion tons of coal was burning back then and it only would go up.<p>A post that reached the top of Reddit on Thursday today offers a glimpse of …

How Living In Mexico Increased The Quality Of Our Lives

When my wife and I decided to try living in Mexico for a while, we didn’t really know what to expect.<p>With only very, very rudimentary Spanish, the totality of our experience in Mexico consisted of a visit to the border area 50 miles from San Diego for a few days; a week in Cabo San Lucas on …

Open-Mindedness

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

These Are Some of the Prettiest American Towns to Retire in

Are you dreaming of retiring to a quaint town on a lake or beach? Maybe a historic, walkable college town or a charming village nestled in the …

Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible ‘Hothouse Earth’ State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.<p>This summer people have been suffering and dying because of heat waves and wildfires in many parts of the world. The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, and 2018 is likely to follow suit. What we do in the next 10-20 years will determine whether our …

New Numbers Reveal the Marijuana Industry Boom Has Only Just Begun

Sales of both recreational and medical marijuana already reach far into the billions with vast new markets set to open soon.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The marijuana industry has continued its explosive growth in 2018, and a new report has quantified just how …

Why I'm not rushing to pay off my $100,000 mortgage

• <b>Certain people prefer to invest surplus money, rather than use it to pay off a mortgage.</b>• <b><br>In the event of 'known unknowns,' the money earned through investments can be used to make mortgage payments and offer financial support.</b>• <b><br>Determine how important becoming a home-owner is to you, and distribute</b> …

S&P 500

Psychedelic drugs appear to fundamentally reorganize the brain — and they're starting to turn into approved treatments

• <b>There has been a recent resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs' potential to address conditions like anxiety and depression.</b>• <b><br>That research seems to be leading to the development of new and novel prescription drugs.</b>• <b><br>Illicit drugs like mushrooms, ecstasy, and ketamine are inspiring a range of</b> …

Psychedelic Drugs

Revolutionary new blood test can instantly identify chronic pain

A world-first blood test that can objectively identify chronic pain has been developed by a team of Australian researchers. The test can reportedly …

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

8 Reasons To Hold Cash

Over the last several weeks, I have been addressing the potential for a reflexive rally from market support. I laid out three possible paths for the …

7 American Cities and States That Will Actually Pay You to Move There

Real talk, you average American, this might be the year you make a big move. For one, your commute is too long, and you’re fresh out of …

Goat gives birth to a geep after mating with a sheep

An extremely rare set of healthy twin geep – sheep/goat hybrids – are proving more than a handful for their shocked owner.<p>Angela Bermingham, from …

How Much You Need to Make to Afford a Home in Each State

Millennials are increasingly opting to pay rent over mortgages as housing prices creep up across the country. But the American dream of owning a home …

North Atlantic

Why does cancer arise? Landmark study provides unique insight

A massive research effort that started more than a decade ago has completed a comprehensive PanCancer Atlas that, for the first time, offers …

Leaked EPA email tells staff to play up climate denial, ignore actual data

It's no secret that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt disagrees with the overwhelming evidence tying human emissions …

I Used CBD Oil For 3 Weeks, and It Made Me Rethink How I Use Cannabis

Since college, I've been using cannabis to manage anxiety, stress, depressive symptoms, appetite issues, and debilitating menstrual cramps. In recent years, I've leaned heavily on the plant to help me deal with PTSD symptoms as well.<p>Smoking weed helps me fall asleep at night and affords me fewer …

CBD

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’

LONDON — What will our future look like — not in a century but in a mere two decades?<p>Terrifying, if you’re to believe Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian and author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” a pair of audacious books that offer a sweeping history of humankind and a forecast of what lies …

Artificial Intelligence

Teacher pay is falling. Their health insurance costs are rising.

The West Virginia teacher strike highlighted a nationwide problem.<p>After we published our database showing the falling or stagnant pay of teachers, we received hundreds of responses from teachers who detailed their experiences. And one common topic that emerged was an underreported factor in the …

Health Care

The last time Earth was this hot hippos lived in Britain (that's 130,000 years ago)

Emma Stone, <i>University of Bristol</i> and Alex Farnsworth, <i>University of Bristol</i><p>It’s official: 2015 was the warmest year on record. But those global …

The person who's best at lying to you is you

In 2008, the psychiatrist Stephen Greenspan published <i>The Annals of Gullibility,</i> a summary of his decades of research into how to avoid being gullible. Two days later, he discovered his financial advisor Bernie Madoff was a fraud, who had caused Greenspan to lose a third of his retirement …

Stephen Hawking's warnings: What he predicted for the future

<b>Stephen Hawking's fame was founded on the research he did on general relativity and black holes. But he often stepped outside his own field of research, using his recognition to highlight what he saw as the great challenges and existential threats for humanity in coming decades. His pronouncements</b> …

This Is How American Democracy Could End

We asked a leading political scientist about his terrifying new book.<p>If you are worried about the world becoming less and less stable with each passing month, about democracies around the world coming under assault from strongmen and would-be strongmen, about society succumbing to its worst …

Want to bond with your pet? Try 'dog-speak'

Adopting a baby-like tone when talking to a dog can help owners bond with their pets, scientists have found.<p>Most owners can be found changing their voice when talking to their pets, often mirroring the same exaggerated high-pitched sounds that parents use with their children.<p>Now scientists at the …

What happens to your body when you stop having sex

While many of us probably couldn’t imagine a life without sex, every now and then it’s natural to experience a “dry spell.”<p>So what effect does …

Menstruation

The Teacher Who Taught His Students to Challenge the NRA on the Day They Lost 17 of Their Own

Just before Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Emma González launched into her now-iconic 11-minute gun control speech, she warned the crowd …

32 Home Upgrades That Are a Huge Waste of Money

Home upgrades come in different shapes and sizes. Converting an extra bedroom into a home office may be just as satisfying as installing motion …