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Is marijuana stronger than it used to be? Here's what the science says.

If you've ever smoked up with someone who lived through the 1960s, you may have heard them remark that marijuana is much stronger than it used to …

Biofuels, plastics and drugs: is this the future of our farms?

Climate change and poor returns on wheat and dairy drive rural revolution in ‘future-proof’ agriculture<p>Farmer Rob Pickering last week planted nine hectares of flood-prone land in Lincolnshire with an African plant called miscanthus, or elephant grass. By selling the fast-growing crop as biofuel for …

Great Barrier Reef: the scale of bleaching has the most sober scientists worried

Australia’s world heritage site is the largest living thing on Earth. But warm water driven by El Niño is bleaching the reef, and a recent report calls for it to be listed as in danger<p>I pulled on my mask and dropped off the back of the boat into the warm water above Nursery Bommie, a dive site at …

For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD

The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.<p>Researcher, drug policy reformer, and Countess of Wemyss Amanda Feilding made a promise to Albert Hofmann, the "father of LSD," after meeting him in the 90s: She would carry …

Climate Change May Be Causing Earth's Poles To Shift

Scientists solve mystery of why the planet's axis is tilting eastward.<p>The position of Earth's axis has dramatically shifted, likely because of melting ice sheets (fueled by climate change) and natural changes in water storage on land, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances.<p>Erik …

Earth Science

The better abs workout program

iStock<p>iStock<p><b>Duration</b> 20-30<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>We sit too much—at our desks, in our cars, in front of the TV. And when we train our abs, we …

How Zac Efron got incredibly ripped for the 'Baywatch' movie

The 28-year-old actor has been training for months to prepare for his role in the upcoming "Baywatch" movie — filming now and out summer 2017 — and it's clearly paid off.<p>Efron has been posting photos on his Instagram to show off his progress and share some secrets. He also wrote about his strict …

Film Industry

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

Ready for a different Meghan Trainor? She says she's 'intense' with new album 'Thank You'

Meghan Trainor wants to show she’s more than “All About That Bass.”<p>The body-positive anthem from this Massachusetts native was inescapable when it was released in 2014. Between its breezy catchiness and divisive lyrics -- it’s dismissal of "skinny bitches" yielded endless thinkpieces around the …

TV recap: How ‘The Flash’ coyly unmasks more questions than answers

By David Betancourt<p>David Betancourt<p>Reporter focusing on comic book culture<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen last night’s episode of “The Flash” and don’t want to know the secret identity of Zoom, turn away. Now.</i><p><b>ET TU,</b> Jay Garrick?<p>Perhaps you’re feeling a bit heartbroken since it …

Comic Books

21 Hilarious Dog Pictures Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

Dogs are the happiest animals!

Team Negative One: the Star Wars George Lucas doesn’t want you to see

Defying the wishes of its creator, fans are going to great lengths to recreate the iconic space opera in all its former glory<p>Earlier this year, one of the most ambitious film restoration projects ever attempted was finally unveiled to the public. After acquiring a well-preserved 35mm print of Star …

Gregory the Great: From Faith to Vision, from Belief to Contemplation

<i>I am the good shepherd. I know my own</i> – by which I mean, I love them – <i>and my own know me.</i><p>In plain words: those who love me are willing to follow me, …

The Surprising Secret Ingredient That Makes Chocolate Cakes Irresistible

This oil substitute is your shortcut to one decadent dessert.<p>A Kansas City chef believes he's found the key to what he calls "chocolate nirvana." Hint: It involves a condiment usually reserved for sandwiches.<p>In a recent column for the <i>Kansas City Star</i>, Jasper J. Mirabile, Jr., the second-generation …

Kansas City

This behind-the-scenes 'Justice League' photo teases a lot of superheroes

"Batman v Superman" director Zack Snyder delighted fans Monday night by tweeting a photo with actor Jason Momoa who will star as Aquaman, the ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis in the upcoming "Justice League" movie. The pair were at Warner Bros. studios in Leavesden, a huge UK production …

Justice League

An Astronaut Describes What It's Like to Come Back to Earth from Space

You may remember Leland Melvin as the astronaut whose NASA portrait includes his two dogs.<p>Remember this picture?<p>The adorable NASA portrait of astronaut Leland Melvin with his dogs has been passed around the internet a fair bit, and here's your chance to get to know the man behind the picture. In …

Tattoo Artist Covers Bodies with Sacred Geometry and Mythological Animals

Jaya Suartika makes the body a canvas for his fragmented mythologies, animals, and patterns.<p>Jaya Suartika is an Australian tattoo artist who adorns his patrons in geometric patterns, animals, and fragmented mythological images that deftly challenge the assumption that nobody ever uses geometry …

Everything coming and going on Netflix for March 2016

March 18 is a big day for Netflix. Season 2 of "Daredevil" arrives on that day. Season 1 was well received and Marvel fans looking for their next fix after "Jessica Jones" should be pleased. On that same day, the Netflix original movie "Pee-wee's Big Holiday" starts streaming. It's written by Paul …

How to Sleep Your Way to Weight Loss

Catch those z's to lose lbs.<p>It sounds like a bad late-night infomercial: “Wake up with less fat!” But, according to new Harvard research, it might not be that far off.<p>For the study, researchers looked at the sleep habits of 133,353 healthy women. Over the course of 10 years, women who slept well …

Weight Loss

11 Scientific Predictions About The Future That Are Seriously Crazy

Solar System

The 50 Children's Books That Should Be in Every Family Library

The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).<p>The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).

Books

New on Netflix: March 2016

Netflix is delivering the goods in March 2016.<p>Mark your calendars: Season 2 of "Marvel's Daredevil" debuts March 18, as does "House of Cards."<p>And prepare to yell "Khaaaaan!" to your heart's content as "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) is added to Netflix streaming on March 1. Also new to …

"SNL"'s Aidy Bryant Enlists Former Vivian Girls Members for Darby Forever Short Film

Former Vivian Girls Katy Goodman and Ali Koehler are set to appear in <i>Darby Forever</i>, a short film created by and starring "Saturday Night Live" cast member Aidy Bryant. Today, you can watch a trailer featuring both Goodman and Koehler. Check it out below. <b>Update (2:44 p.m.):</b> According to Bryant, the …

15 Times Kelly Kapowski Put the Bae in Bayside on 'Saved by the Bell'

Saved By the Bell" leading lady was cheerleading, starting a girl group, saying nope to dope, or passing up prom because her dad recently lost his job (aww), she was always being the totally rad girl of everyone's dreams. Those shiny voluminous locks, ridiculously high-waisted bikinis, and floral …

Check Out This Surprisingly Powerful Computer That Costs Less Than $10

At just $9, every kid could have one.<p>It’s taken for granted that everyone has a computer. But it’s not true. Computers may be all but essential to …

This amazing sci-fi show reveals the biggest problem everyone ignores about space travel

"Flip right now and burn like hell and I can get us within 50,000 clicks," ship's navigator Ade Nygaard announces in the first episode of SyFy's fascinating space opera "The Expanse." The rest of the freighter Canterbury's crew looks appalled. A working stiff rolls her eyes.<p>"Oh great, then we'll …

Why haven't we found aliens yet? Maybe they're all dead

The number of stars in the universe is uncountable. The number of planets potentially even higher. Earth is just one small, pale blue dot orbiting a very average star. The probability that life is abundant in the universe should be high, yet we have located no undeniable signs of life beyond …

Alan Rickman, Snape in 'Harry Potter' films, dies at 69

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alan Rickman, the British actor with the unforgettable voice who played the brooding Professor Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" films as well as "Die Hard" villain Hans Gruber, died Thursday after a short battle with cancer, according to his representatives at Independent Talent Group.<p>He …

Die Hard

Stew Science: Should You Marinate the Beef First?

You know that crushing feeling you get when you're two seconds away from making beef stew and then realize you forgot to marinate the meat? Yeah, me neither, but open enough cookbooks and you might come to think marinating the beef before stewing is an important step, especially if you want the …