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Pictures of the Week 1.25.18

Outdoors

Jeff Sessions Strikes a Blow for World Government

Cracking down on states that have legalized marijuana brings the U.S. back into line with international accords it spearheaded.<p>When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Barack Obama-era federal policy that allowed recreational marijuana to take root in Colorado and Washington, he did more …

Can technology replace teachers? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Harpreet Purewal

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Anxiety about losing your job to technology is both a rational and growing fear. Andy Haldane, the chief economist at the Bank of England, recently …

Oxford University

Why even half the middle class is living paycheck to paycheck

It’s an election year so buzzwords like “income inequality,” “the working poor” and “American dream” are ubiquitous. But there’s one thing …

SACRED PLANTS

In the world of plants, some are used for sacred and ceremonial purposes, to explore the spirit world. The use of these plants derives from native …

South America

Has marijuana actually got stronger since the 80s? Here's what the science says

Getty Images<p>Marijuana today really is stronger than it was in the 1970s, according to several recent reports.<p>Estimates on just how much stronger …

11 things I learned the first time I took ayahuasca

In 2015 I isolated myself in a cabin on the shore of River Mayo, in the Peruvian jungle with two other travelers and a shaman for an ayahuasca …

Spirituality

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Cancer

Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

Being poor isn’t just about not having money–it also has damaging physical effects.<p>Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological–and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes …

Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.<p>The company quietly records many of the …

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …