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Researchers offer new details how they found a 300-year-old ship that sank with $17 billion in treasure

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, researchers and governments have searched for a Spanish ship that sank more than 300 years ago, carrying gold and silver worth $17 billion today.<p>Trying to find the San Jose' has often been called the "holy grail of shipwrecks." It was finally discovered off the coast of …

Archaeology

These Stats on Cannabis Sales Will Shock You

New projected numbers put the pot business on par with Netflix and McDonald's.<p>2 min read<p>If you weren't convinced that we are in the early stages of a cannabis boom unlike any other in history, then perhaps these numbers from Chris Walsh, an industry analyst and editorial vice president of …

Cannabis

Robots That Grow Mini-Organs For Humans Could Help Save Precious Lives

These robots can mass-produce a staggering number of organoids at a speed that would have shamed Henry Ford’s car assembly lines.<p>We now have robots …

Stem Cells

How Zero-Waste People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year

Imagine 15 grocery bags filled with plastic trash piled up on every single yard of shoreline in the world. That’s how much land-based plastic trash ended up in the world’s oceans in just one year. The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the …

Sustainability

New Brunswick man who contacted Ohio teen online gets 15-year sentence for child pornography

A 50-year-old New Brunswick man who travelled to Ohio to meet a teenage girl has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for production of child …

Crime

North America’s 'Largest Elevated Go-Kart Track' Looks Like Mario Kart In Real Life, The Best Thing Ever

There’s a giant go-kart track coming within driving range of Detroit next month, meaning my childhood dream of Mario Kart racing in real life might …

Mario Kart

Israeli Scientists Uncover Therapy That Converts Cancer Cells Into Normal Ones

Cancer cells, by definition, are abnormal cells that divide with abandon and have the potential to spread throughout and wreak havoc on your vital …

Cancer

An actress lived for decades in this New York City apartment -- for $28 a month

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> New York City is hugely expensive. But until March of this year, one woman was lucky enough to occupy a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village -- one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods -- for the astonishing rent of $28.43 a month.<p>Yes, twenty-eight dollars. That's not a …

Greenwich Village

Lost Baby Moose Finds Soldier In Forest And Asks Him For Help

"He was quite shy at first, but he finally decided that I seemed to be trustworthy and came very close to me."<p>During military exercises in the …

Cute Animals

New Arduino Engineering Kit Unveiled For Education

Teachers and educators may be interested in a new official Arduino Engineering Kit launched this week and created to enable students and teachers to …

Engineering

Hey Vegans! Include These 10 Superfoods in Your Diet Right Away

Superfoods - that's the buzzword doing the rounds. Isn't it? Right from eating them raw to making exotic smoothies, superfoods are here to stay. …

Nutrition

Broken nanodiamonds create a super-long-lasting, very-low-friction dry lubricant

"Broken nanodiamonds are forever," or so says a team of scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. By combining …

Nanotech

Cops have a secret, unaccountable system for tracking you by your cellphone, and they abuse it like crazy

Securus Technologies markets a product to law enforcement that taps into realtime cell-tower data from mobile carriers to produce fine-grained …

Surveillance

Pipe Wrench Throwing Knife

LinkBladesmith Jake’s Custom Knives takes an old pipe wrench and works his magic, transforming the rusty plumber’s tool into a beautiful and unique …

Knives

New Maps Reveal B.C. Has Enough Geothermal Potential to Power Entire Province

At a time when B.C.’s politicians are considering flooding the Peace Valley for the Site C hydroelectric dam, a new project by the Canadian …

Hydroelectric Power

This Plant Will “Bring” You Money – Have You Heard of It?

Do you love plants? If yes, then please read on. Plants are awesome – they will purify the air in your home, protect you from dust, radiation, …

Plants

This Is Your Brain on Sugar, According to Neuroscience

Insert joke about this video being "sweet."<p>Sugar, in its most basic form, is a natural and simple combination of elements. But when artificially …

Neuroscience

This home-building robot can lay more than 1,000 bricks an hour — and construct a home quicker than a human

A construction crew can build a small home in about four to six weeks. To shave time and labor costs, some homebuilders have chosen to automate part of the process instead.<p>A new robot, developed by Perth-based company Fastbrick Robotics, may be the speediest homebuilding machine yet.<p>Called the …

Construction Industry

Inside the High-Tech Solution for Smelly, Smelly Weed

Cannabis companies have been threatened with lawsuits based on complaints about pot's skunky smell – so one man is coming up with ways to contain …

Cannabis

Life In Prison For Seedlings: Marijuana Lifer Andy Cox Talks About His Sentence

In 2004, an angry neighbour called the National Forest Service about ATV tracks running through their property, and through the Chattahoochee …

Non-violence

Al Gore condemns Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion on Twitter

Former U.S. vice president Al Gore says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is destructive and should be stopped.<p><b>READ MORE: Al Gore praises</b> …

Canada

How to Bring Back Any Device From the Dead

Computer, tablet, or phone not starting, or seemingly frozen in time? Before you take it down to the local repair shop, or send it off to the …

Operating Systems

Inside the Brotherhood of the Ad Blockers

Anyone who works in the $200 billion digital advertising industry should be scared of people like Mark Drobnak, because the ad blocker he uses is way …

Digital Advertising

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

‘I’m grieving for the fact we are losing our home’; seniors handed eviction notices at Penticton mobile home park

Seventy-six-year-old Georgine Melatini’s modest Penticton mobile home is a treasure trove of memories.<p>Pictures of her children, grandchildren and …

Grieving

Border agents can't search your phone without good reason, US court rules

Federal appeals court says there must be some reason to suspect a particular traveler has committed a crime<p>US border authorities cannot search the cellphones of travelers without having some reason to believe a particular traveler has committed a crime, a federal appeals court ruled on …

Electronics

These Shipping Containers Have Farms Inside

Los Angeles startup Local Roots retrofits 40-foot-long shipping containers, turning them into “TerraFarms” that yield as many leafy greens as five …

Aquaponics

Man who attacked his children with hammer has jail term increased

Appeal court rules Owen Scott’s sentence was ‘unduly lenient’ and he should serve 10 more years<p>A man who attacked his four children with a hammer and drove them into a wall at 92mph has had his sentence increased from 14 to 24 years by appeal court judges.<p>Owen Scott, who was in a drug-induced …

Sociology

Illinois Police Threaten To Kill Their Dogs if Marijuana is Legalized

Today, anti-marijuana advocates offer a new, insane reason why we shouldn’t legalize weed. K-9 units are trained to detect a variety of illicit …

Cannabis

A luxury rental car dealer drives guns off the streets by trading rentals for weapons

<b>Miami (CNN) —</b> Sick and tired of senseless violence, one Miami businessman is attempting to rid the streets of guns -- one Rolls-Royce at a time.<p>Rashawn Welch, owner of the luxury rental business 305 Elite, is offering anyone an evening out on the town in one of his high-end automobiles -- and boy …

Guns