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Study: CBD From Marijuana May 'Reset' The Brain To Counteract Symptoms Of Psychosis

Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-intoxicating compound in marijuana, continues drawing attention as a potential treatment for disorders and illnesses ranging from epilepsy to cancer. Now a new brain imaging study suggests that a single dose of CBD can reduce symptoms of psychosis by “resetting” activity …

Psychosis

International Space Station astronauts plug leak with finger and tape after being hit with debris

The International Space Station (ISS) has sprung a leak after being hit by space junk or a micrometeorite.<p>Mission flight controllers in Houston and Moscow noticed a drop in pressure on Wednesday night and, after a search on Thursday, astronauts discovered a 2mm hole in the Russian section of the …

Space Exploration

Trump has a deal with Mexico on NAFTA; Canada talks falter amid Trump tweets

The Trump administration told Congress on Friday that it will sign a new free-trade agreement with Mexico in late November, adding that Canada would be part of the deal if some tough issues can be resolved. However, President Donald Trump on Saturday made his feelings clear on the matter, attacking …

Trump Administration

China foresees new Cold War with U.S.

A senior official from the State Council's Development Research Center is arguing that President Trump's trade war is part of a broader plan to …

China

Why “Focus on the Bright Side” Isn’t Helpful Advice

There are so many memes and quotes out there that say, “Be positive, not negative. Focus on the bright side.” I’ve never been very good at ignoring …

Self-help

Lobbyist pleads guilty, says he helped steer foreign money to Trump inaugural and lied to Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Washington lobbyist W. Samuel Patten pleaded guilty Friday to acting as an unregistered foreign lobbyist, and admitted to lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee and funneling a Ukrainian oligarch's money to Donald Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee.<p>Patten's plea and …

Corruption

“Fake milk”: why the dairy industry is boiling over plant-based milks

Dairy milk producers want the FDA to stop soy, almond, and oat beverages from using the term “milk.”<p>“An almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess,” declared Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb last month at a Politico summit.<p>This droll observation was music to the ears of the …

Forestry

Sweet-and-Salty Salmon Rub

Recipe Name<p>Sweet-and-Salty Salmon Rub<p>Deck<p>Keep this sweet and spicy spice blend on-hand and we bet you'll never run out of new and inventive ways to …

Seafood

Rare White Fawn Born in New York City

AnimalsVideo<p>The birth of a rare white deer on Staten Island—on land meant to be a Native American memorial—is a source of inspiration for the community.<p>AnimalsVideo<p>A mostly white fawn weaves in and out of the trees, her pearly fleece shimmering, ghostlike. Petite and elegant, she inhabits the …

Staten Island

Lockheed Pitching U.S. Air Force On F-22-F-35 Hybrid Fighter Intended For Japan

There is an increasing possibility that the United States and Japan may join forces on the project, which could offer big benefits to both …

Aviation

Make One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta with Just Six Ingredients — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

A Simple Reason So Many Older Americans Are Overdosing on Opioids

A recent poll suggests many doctors aren’t warning elderly patients of the risks when prescribing painkillers.<p>As the body ages, it often aches. In the United States, 81 percent of adults over 65 endure multiple chronic conditions such as arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. There …

University of Michigan

‘Dr. Keeling’s Curve’ with M*A*S*H actor Mike Farrell is literally the Sierra Club’s play to spread climate change message

It’s not unusual for an audience to listen to a scientific presentation on climate change that outlines such effects as scorching temperatures, …

Climate Change

France becomes first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides killing bees

France will take a radical step towards protecting its dwindling bee population on Saturday by becoming the first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides researchers believe are killing off the insects.<p>The move to ban the five so-called neonicotinoids has been hailed by beekeepers and …

Pesticides

The 1 secret to making a perfect baked potato every time

Food<p>This cheap comfort food is as delicious as it is versatile.<p>"Nothing beats a basic baked potato."<p>That's according to TODAY's very own Al Roker. "It's the perfect side dish that can be dressed up or down. It tastes just as great with only a bit of butter as it does fully loaded with all the …

Cooking

Double-layer solar cell sets power generation efficiency record

<b>Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a double-layer solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight</b> …

Clean Energy

Step aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery with Google's 8K virtual tour

Now's your chance to (virtually) step inside the Space Shuttle Discovery.<p>To commemorate the 34th anniversary of the shuttle's first launch on Thursday, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and Google Arts & Culture released a 360-degree video that lets viewers peer inside Discovery, …

Space Exploration

New stunning infrared maps see through Titan’s haze

Planetary scientists will be reaping the benefits of the Saturn Cassini mission for many decades to come. It orbited the ringed jewel of the solar …

Astronomy

Population Control Is the Climate Change Fix Nobody Wants to Talk About

But scientists insist it's not as bad as it sounds.<p>Think of the words “population control” and disturbing events in human history come to mind. Given …

Family Planning

The One Anti-Inflammatory Vitamin That Gets Rid Of Back And Stomach Fat, According To Nutritionists

Losing weight is no easy feat, especially when you don’t know what you’re doing wrong. Most people expect the pounds to melt off after dieting and …

Nutrition

Spending Money on Experiences Makes You a Better Person

Originally published by Real Simple<p>You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of practicing gratitude—how it can boost your mood, help you treat …

Happiness

I'm Obsessed With This Raspberry-Ricotta Cake (And So Is Every Other BA Reader, Apparently)

By Rachel Karten<p>Before Alison Roman made The Cookies, she made The Cake.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>The comments section attached to anything on the Internet is a notoriously Bad Place. But there’s one comment section …

Dessert

New non-addictive compound could treat pain and opioid abuse

With addiction to prescription painkillers a major part of the current opioid crisis in the US, the search for an effective but non-addictive pain …

Wake Forest University

FDA warns of serious genital infection linked to certain diabetes drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday a serious genital infection has been reported in patients taking a certain class of diabetes …

Diabetes

6 Science-Backed Ways To Use Writing As Therapy

You probably know at least one person who keeps a diary, gratitude journal, or bullet journal. But can writing be a legitimate therapy to improve our …

Depression

10 Unexpected Side Effects of Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes complications can be severe—but with proper treatment, you can avoid them.<p>High blood pressure and cholesterol<p>When you have type 2 diabetes, your body can't properly use insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. In turn, your HDL (or "good") cholesterol lowers, and your levels …

Diabetes

Why Some Meth and DMT Users Are Using Vapes

There’s little research on the safety of vaping drugs beyond nicotine and cannabis, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Canada</i>.<p>“I was flying through a space tunnel while I saw an RPM gauge—like those on your car—that measured my brain activity. It got …

Drug Addiction

Experts in Mexico confirm nearly 1,000-year-old Mayan text is real

Latino<p>MEXICO CITY — Fifty-four years after it was sold by looters, an ancient Maya pictographic text was judged authentic by scholars Thursday.<p>Mexico’s National Institute of History and Anthropology said the calendar-style text was made between 1021 and 1154 A.D. and is the oldest known …

Mayan Civilization

China Declared Islam a Contagious Disease — and Quarantined 1 Million Muslims

China is among the most ethnically homogeneous large countries in the world, with Han Chinese accounting for 91 percent of its population. The ruling …

Communist Party

The point of no return for our planet is only 17 years away

If we don’t take drastic and immediate action, food shortages, plant and animal extinction, and inhospitable environments for humans will become …

Oxford University