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Behold The Creepiest Neural Network Art Yet

Neural network art is quickly becoming a category in its own right, with programmers building on each other’s work to create more and more fantastical algorithm-generated images. After one researcher successfully created hyperrealistic (and hyper creepy) images of people in a recent project, …

Machine Learning

New Evidence Suggests That Our Solar System Has 10 Planets

Ten Strong<p>The Solar System hasn’t been the same since Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, and all bets have been off since this …

Cannabis users are more successful and satisfied, finds new study

Cannabis consumers are frequently affiliated with lazy, unsuccessful and apathetic labels. But, contrary to the popular stereotype new research …

Cannabis

Is Cannabis The Solution to America's Terrifying Opioid Crisis?

The FDA took an unprecedented step Thursday in an attempt to curb America's opioid abuse crisis, but that doesn't mean medical cannabis will be more …

Cannabis

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.<p>The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might …

Cannabis

Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists said on Tuesday.<p>In a 30-year study that looked at the brains of 550 middle-aged heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers and teetotallers, the …

The Brain

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

Universe

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic 'Bridge' Between Galaxies

Whoa.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that's associated with the vast intergalactic 'bridge' that links our …

Universe

Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, decries 'witch hunt'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, striking a defiant tone on Thursday after days of political tumult, denied asking former FBI Director James Comey to drop a probe into his former national security adviser and decried a "witch hunt" against him.<p>Trump's terse denial followed …

Donald Trump

Medical Weed Is Legal In Hawaii, But There's Nowhere to Buy It

Patients in Hawaii have been able to legally use medical marijuana since 2000, but open a dispensary has been a challenge.<p>When Hawaii decriminalized medical marijuana in 2000, it made history. It was the first state to legalize weed through a state bill, rather than through a ballot measure.<p>At the …

Cannabis

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.<p>“I hope you can …

Donald Trump

Police waste one million hours enforcing weed ban

British police are wasting one million hours every year enforcing the ban on cannabis, according to research by the Liberal Democrats.<p>As <i>the Independent</i> reports, official figures highlighted a total of 87,247 police cases related to marijuana opened in 2015. This costs the taxpayer £2,256 per …

A mysterious explosion in space has astronomers so baffled they think it might be a completely new kind of cataclysmic event

Astronomers just observed an explosion in space that might be caused by a completely new kind of event, never seen before. The Chandra X-ray Space Telescope spotted the event in a galaxy 10.7 billion light years away.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Universe

How Medical Marijuana Could Help End the Opioid Epidemic

A bill in New Mexico could make medical marijuana available for opioid addicts – but with the science still inconclusive, will it become a law?<p>Rio …

Marijuana's Biggest Enemy Is Not Jeff Sessions–It's Big Pharma

A huge drug company is going after legal weed.<p>Like most grassroots movements, cannabis legalization has its own bogeymen–nebulous entities backed by kings and queens of industry who are as feared as they are loathed. Big Tobacco is in there, of course, as are the corrections and law enforcement …

Cannabis

Seattle's Headset Offers Big Data Analytics To The Cannabis Industry - 'Just Like Walmart'

Marijuana sales, illegal in Colorado and Washington State just a few years ago, now total more than $1B per year in each state, translating to hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues. The detailed information behind those numbers is available using seed-to-sale tracking software, but …

Cannabis
Cannabis

Marijuana organizations given green light on political donations

A federal judge ruled Friday that medical marijuana centers and dispensaries in Illinois can contribute to political committees and campaigns.<p>The …

This Cannabis-Infused Pizza Will Satisfy Your Munchies Then Get You High All Over Again

It’s always tough to decide what toppings to get on your pizza: Pepperoni! Mushrooms! Pineapple! Peppers! Anchovies! But what if marijuana was also a …

Cannabis

Why is Colorado risking hundreds of millions to protect its marijuana industry?

A bill is being considered by the state Legislature to allow growers and sellers to reclassify their marijuana in the face of a federal crackdown. …

Cannabis