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Consume responsible amounts of marijuana with a Keurig for weed

Just when you thought you had run out of ways to consume marijuana, in comes something newer and weirder.<p>CannaKorp has unveiled a new vaporizer, the …

BBC journalist reveals his ten hour interrogation ordeal in North Korea

BBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was expelled from North Korea after being interrogated over bizarre allegations that he depicted the country’s people as ugly and sounding like dogs, the journalist has said in his first account of the ordeal on Friday.<p>Mr Wingfield-Hayes was detained and …

Judges weigh arguments over teacher vs. student rights in landmark tenure lawsuit

An overflow crowd at a state appellate courtroom in Los Angeles listened attentively Thursday to the latest round in an ongoing argument about the intersection of students' rights and teachers' rights.<p>"There probably isn't anybody in this room who didn't have a bad teacher sometime," presiding …

Education

Hundreds gather in downtown L.A. to support convicted New York cop Peter Liang

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, carrying signs and chanting in support of a New York City police officer convicted in a deadly shooting.<p>The crowd, which was predominantly Chinese American, was one of many that rallied in cities across the U.S. on Saturday to …

Law Enforcement

After computer hack, L.A. hospital pays $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get back medical records

Not too long ago, putting online the nation’s wild, messy, unreliable system of medical records seemed like a worthy goal.<p>“To improve the quality of our health care while lowering its cost, we will make the immediate investments necessary to ensure that, within five years, all of America’s medical …

Health Care

Troops betrayed as Army dumps hundreds of heroic war dogs

By now, Daniel had been in Afghanistan two months. It was July 2012, his third tour of duty and his first with Oogie, his military working dog. They were leading their platoon on yet another patrol, clearing a no-name village with maybe 15 houses and one mosque, when they began taking fire.<p>“The …

Super Bowl 50: Quarterbacks seek mental strength edge in cutthroat NFL

<b>(CNN) —</b> If there's one thing Cam Newton and Russell Wilson clearly have in common, it's confidence.<p>But if there's another, more subtle, similarity between the back-to-back Super Bowl quarterbacks, it's their exposure to mental strength conditioning -- a process catching on in the hyper-competitive …

NFL

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

The Cop

Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown. Many people question whether justice was done.<p>Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri, has been living for several months on a nondescript …

Justice

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

June 2015

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

The 199 Most Donald Trump Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said

Would you vote for this man?<p>1. “… don’t let the brevity of these passages prevent you from savoring the profundity of the advice you are about to receive.” (<i>How to Get Rich</i>, 2004)<p>2. “I am a really smart guy.” (<i>TIME</i>, April 14, 2011)<p>3. “I’m intelligent. Some people would say I’m very, very, very …

Donald Trump