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Cannabis workers, once facing legal peril, get the California seal of approval

The parking lot of the River City Phoenix medical cannabis dispensary was jammed last Thursday. As a security guard directed traffic, a line of patients stretched out the door of the North Sacramento outlet in a funky industrial neighborhood.<p>Unlike people who show up at cannabis festivals such as …

14 passive income ideas for earning money as you sleep

Passive income is defined by Wikipedia as “income resulting from cash flow received on a regular basis, requiring minimal to no effort by the …

Amazon exec explains how Prime Air delivery drones will work

Amazon vice president Paul Misener doesn't know if the company already has a pricing scheme for its Prime Air service, but he knows everything else there is to know about the delivery drones. He talked about the project at length in an interview with <i>Yahoo Tech</i>, where he explained how it will work …

Drones

Unlicensed Marijuana Stores Grow Like Weeds in LA

<b>LOS ANGELES</b> -- Graffiti-tagged buildings, barricaded doors and iron-barred windows mark nearly every block of Avalon Boulevard as it cuts through the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Wilmington, 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.<p>The streets are lined with small mom-and-pop shops – …

Cannabis

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a …

The lonely energy projects left behind by the clean energy evolution

Ultra low cost solar panels and lithium ion batteries are remaking how homeowners, businesses and utilities use energy. But dramatically cheaper …

Oregon Legalizes Recreational Marijuana! Here's What That Means.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon ended marijuana prohibition at midnight Wednesday, joining Colorado, Washington state, Alaska and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational use of the drug.<p>The new law means Oregon likely will reap benefits that appear to have followed legalization elsewhere: …

America now has a marijuana resort

(NEWSER) – While $420 seems like a more appropriate price, starting at $395 per person per night, marijuana smokers can treat themselves to a cannabis-filled Colorado vacation. Dubbed "CannaCamp," the 170-acre resort in Durango does not hand out pot nor sell it on site but <i>Time</i> reports that its …

June 2015

Diversity

Federal Bill Could End Prohibition Across the United States in 2015

If a state passes a law deeming marijuana a legal substance, the federal government should have no authority over the prosecution of individuals for …

Apple And Google Just Approved The Global Rollout For High There, Tinder For Marijuana Fans

It’s been called “Tinder for marijuana users,” but Todd Mitchem hopes his app will be much more. Now, the founder of what may be the first social network for cannabis fans has passed a critical early hurdle–as Apple’s and Google’s own rules about the industry evolve.<p>When High There launched just …

Apps

Take a look behind the scenes of Project Loon, Google's lofty plan to bring the Internet to everyone

Project Loon is Google's audacious experiment to bring the Internet to the world, ferried on the back of high-altitude balloons. A new video posted to Project Loon's Google+ page gives us a behind-the-scenes look at this radical (and, well, loony) endeavor.<p>Google's Project Loon balloons serve as a …

Telecoms

On-Demand Marijuana Delivery Startup Eaze Raises $10 Million As Investors Grow Less Skittish

A $10 million Series A funding round is a milestone many startups never hit — but for a weed startup, it’s almost unheard of.<p>Eaze is a service that connects medical marijuana patients with dispensaries, and its funding round, announced Tuesday, is one of the biggest raised by a startup in the …

Google's 'balloon-powered internet for all' is almost ready

In case you wanted another behind-the-scenes look at how Google's internet-by-balloon service is doing, now is your chance. The Project Loon team posted a new video showing everything from how it manages its balloon fleet, the balloon creation process, their partnership with local LTE network …

Project Loon

Deaths amid violence as Mexican cartel chief captured

The arrest of a leader of a prominent drugs cartel sparked gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles that left at least three people dead near Mexico's border with the United States, authorities say.<p>The arrested leader was identified as Jose Tiburcio Hernandez Fuentes, who stepped into the Gulf …

Mexico

Never Invest In A Movie, Says Billionaire Director George Lucas

Audiences were privy to a rare treat as comedian Stephen Colbert interviewed Star Wars creator George Lucas onstage at the Tribeca Film Festival Friday afternoon.<p>“How’s it being George Lucas?” Colbert asked.<p>“It’s okay,” the billionaire director replied, deadpan.<p>Lucas, 70, proceeded to regale the …

Weed beer: How to brew pot-infused High-PA, a cannabis beer from Colorado (VIDEO).

In Colorado, known for its 236 breweries and a fast-growing marijuana industry, it was only a matter of time before pot married the state’s signature …

William Shatner apparently thinks a Kickstarter-funded water pipeline will save California

Is William Shatner crazy, or did he just make a bad joke? You might start asking yourself that question after hearing the latest idea from the 84-year-old star: a Kickstarter-funded, $30 billion water pipeline to save California from its devastating drought.<p>In an interview with <i>Yahoo Tech</i>'s David …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

Feds Quietly Admit Pot Helps Cancer Patients

The National Institute on Drug Abuse now says weed ‘might be useful as medicine’—a dramatic shift from its section on the drug’s ‘misperception of …

Marijuana Growers Inspire Lighting Company Innovation

Each time a new state legalizes marijuana, entrepreneurs jump in to fill niches that can play a part in cannabis growth or sales there. With new greenhouses and growing spaces come purchases of new grow-lights, an essential tool for a robust cannabis crop, and start-up lighting companies are …

Cannabis

Human head transplant just two years away, surgeon claims

It's a fascinating concept. You have an otherwise perfectly healthy head on a body that no longer functions. You have, also, an otherwise perfectly healthy donor body. What if you could take the head from its non-functioning body and transplant it onto the healthy body?<p>It seems like the stuff of …

Stem Cells

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

This electronic bike raised $3.2 million on Indiegogo in just 10 days

The bike has raised $3.16 million on Indiegogo since the campaign started on February 1. They blew by their $75,000 goal.<p>There's several reasons why people are going so nuts for this bike. The great design of the bike. The very low cost of the bike. The amazing story of bike's creator. The pledge …

How to Create Impressive Surreal Photos: A Beginner's Guide

Ever wondered how those fun and surreal photos are made? Well, usually the process of making them requires multiple images, some graphic design …