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Dinosaurs — and Michael Crichton — roar again in ‘Dragon Teeth’

As if extracted from amber, a new story has been reanimated from the fossilized brain of Michael Crichton. Recently “discovered” in the late author’s archives (Crichton died in 2008), “Dragon Teeth” is a light historical novel that bears all the narrative traits of its techno-thriller ancestor, …

Dinosaurs

Hair-gate: Yankees' follicle fiasco with Clint Frazier latest sign they just don't get it

Along with Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier is one of the key pieces of the Yankees' future. Acquired from the Indians in …

Why Loneliness Affects So Many Young People

You're not supposed to feel lonely while you're young, surrounded by friends and family, but the truth is it's a bigger concern among young people than any other age group.<p><i>Illustration by Glenn August</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>In 2010, the Mental Health Foundation found that …

You Probably Don't Know Enough About Marijuana to Pass This Quiz (or Invest in Pot)

Marijuana legalization has made the marijuana industry incredibly alluring to investors. The marijuana market is expected to surge to $21 billion by 2020, and that's got many people wondering which marijuana stocks could benefit most.<p>While the marijuana market is undeniably growing quickly, and …

Future 'Second Lady'? Meet Anne Holton, wife of Tim Kaine

A Princeton and Harvard Law graduate, former judge, and former state secretary of education, Anne Holton is promoting Clinton's agenda and, …

Harvard Law School

To Be The Very Best: Pokémon Enters Into Augmented Reality

Halfway through your walk to school, a wild Charmander appears. Just a few throws of a Pokéball, and it could be yours. Will you stop to catch it?<p>Nintendo is betting you will. Not just that, they're betting that you've waited most of your life to see a Pokémon in the real world.<p>Pokémon Go <i>—</i> the …

Pokémon

Guy Tweets The Most Bizarre 1 A.M. McDonald's Trip In Existence

We've all been there -- it's past midnight, you can't sleep, and you're starving. What do you do? If you're a true, red-blooded American, you get in …

Obama gave a huge signal that the old War on Drugs is over

By his own admission, he was there to bring the "cameras" and draw attention to a problem he called "a top priority."<p>One would hope Americans' addiction to prescription drugs and heroin would be a priority for the administration.<p>Drug-poisoning deaths outnumbered traffic deaths and reached a new …

Poll: Americans have no idea marijuana is in the same legal category as heroin and LSD

Under federal law, marijuana and heroin are in the same legal regulatory category: Schedule 1. It's a surprising fact — one that's commonly cited by marijuana legalization advocates as a way to show how bizarre US drug policies can appear.<p>But a new poll from Vox and Morning Consult shows that most …

Obama Chides Anti-Refugee Politicians for Being 'Scared of Widows and 3-Year-Old Orphans'

President Barack Obama, speaking in the Philippines on Wednesday, took shots at politicians back home who are trying to close America's borders to refugees.<p>"When candidates say we shouldn't admit three-year-old orphans, that’s political posturing," Obama said at the Asia-Pacific Economic …

Music

I’m always down to see two Irish girls shredding some fiddles (Video)<p>By: Dougy<p>239 Liked! 26 Disliked 0<p>entertainment<p>The best and worst ‘one hit …

Going green with Granny Buds

JACKSON HOLE – "If people are worried about cannabis making you slip or fall over, they shouldn't," laughed Chris Christian, executive director of …

Did Life Begin On Mars?

In 1877, the Italian astronomer Giovani Schiaparelli conducted an exhaustive and detailed observation of the surface of Mars.<p>He described huge streaks across the surface, which he called <i>canali</i> or "channels." In English, the word was incorrectly translated as "canals," and compared to the …

Biology

Why Sanders Won the Debate

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic Presidential debate before the first question was even asked. He won it in the first ten minutes, when the five candidates were each asked to introduce themselves. The other four candidates all considered this an opportunity to talk about themselves. They each …

The Truth About Britain's 'Flesh-Eating' Cocaine

Levamisole, a common cutting agent in cocaine, made the news recently for its apparent skin-destroying properties—but there's a lot more to the substance than that.<p>Corrupted cocaine sold in Britain is making people's skin rot. Or so we were told last week, when a series of reports warned of the …

Willie Nelson Finally Revealed Who In The White House Let Him Smoke Pot On The Roof

Earlier this year, Willie Nelson announced perhaps most no-brainer slam dunk idea of all-time when he decided to partner with a group to start franchising marijuana dispensaries nationwide. Sitting down with <i>GQ</i> to talk about the forthcoming stores, having a smoke off with Snoop Dogg, and a lot of …

Study Finds Drastically Decreased Mortality Rate for Infants that Test Positive for Cannabis

Chart created by Examiner.com.<p>In an eye-opening study which examined 2,964 infants it was found that those with cannabis in their system had a huge …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

personaldevelopment

Before you judge him, here is what I want to tell you about my brother

We've ended up somewhere very different in life and neither of us is wholly responsible for that. <i>Photo: Stocksy</i><p>One day when I was little, I remember …

Freebies

Many Anti-Pot Arguments Are Based On Weak Science, Say Researchers

"False claims like these... ultimately lead to harmful policies."<p>Many of the common claims about marijuana -- that it's a gateway drug, for example, or that legalization of the plant often results in more people using it -- are not strongly supported by science, a group of researchers say in a …

Peaceloving aliens stopped nuclear war on earth, says retired astronaut

Edgar Mitchell was the sixth man to walk on the moon and long claimed to have evidence of extra terrestrial visitors<p>Aliens flew to earth on peace missions to prevent nuclear war between America and the Soviet Union at the start of the Cold War, according to a former Nasa astronaut.<p>Dr Edgar Mitchell …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Which Drugs Are Most Popular at Each Festival? Study Breaks It Down

It's tricky to get stats on how many people do drugs -- it's illegal, after all. Sometimes, people about doing drugs (or just about drugs) though, …

Festivals

The universe is FAKE and we're playthings of advanced civilisation says theory

Is our universe FAKE? Physicists claim we could all be the playthings of an advanced civilisation<p><b>Physicists say there is a possibility that our world</b> …

Iraq is rushing to digitize its national library under the threat of ISIS

This Tuesday, July 28, 2015 photo shows restored books and documents at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq. AP<p>BAGHDAD (AP) — The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; …