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Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

The man with the toughest job in the world | Janine di Giovanni

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative diplomacy failed or is it simply mission impossible?<p>In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish …

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

This Is Your Body on Sleep Deprivation

Missing out on sleep won't just leave you groggy the next day. Over time, sleep deprivation can start to mess with nearly every system in your body, which can put your health and well-being at risk.<p>We're all familiar with the foggy, groggy, irritable feeling that follows a night of poor or …

Sleep

Lance Armstrong Trolls the Tour de France

In a Tour de France already fraught with doom just days after starting—from 20-bike crashes to local cops protesting it as a soapbox for contract …

Cycling

How Your Post-Workout Beer Affects Muscle Growth

Beer lovers, rest easy. Though more research is needed, there is currently no evidence to suggest a post-workout beer or two can cause long-term harm.<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Kamal Patel for Life by DailyBurn</i><p><i>Kamal Patel is the director of Examine.com, and is a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from</i> …

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6 on-the-go fat-burning snacks you'll actually want to eat

Eating small meals throughout the day helps with weight management in a couple different ways. For one thing, eating frequently helps to keep your blood sugar stable, meaning you won’t get so ravenous that you'll overeat.<p>Plus, adding protein to your meals keeps your metabolism up, which, in turn, …

Here's What Texting Really Does to Your Spine

This image will make you sit up straight, immediately!<p>Pop quiz: Are you currently reading this while hunched over your phone? If so, here's a very scary wakeup call: Looking down at your phone can force up to 60 pounds of weight on your spine, according to a new study in the journal <i>Surgical</i> …

Text Messaging

Russia wants to stop your next selfie being your last

From electrocution while trying to get the perfect background, to accidentally shooting oneself while posing with a pistol, Russian selfies seem to be pretty dangerous things — with more than 100 leading to serious injuries in the country in the pas year alone.<p>With that kind of track record, it’s …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

Can We Unlearn Social Biases While We Sleep?

Putting gender and race stereotypes to bed<p>Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Rapper Chinx Fatally Shot in Queens

Queens-born rapper Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, died Sunday from eight or more gunshots fired in close-range while he was sitting in his vehicle …

Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

Do Sunscreens' Tiny Particles Harm Ocean Life in Big Ways?

Residues from consumer products may stop sea life from developing normally.<p>Tiny particles used in sunscreens and other consumer products may harm marine creatures by disabling the defense mechanisms that protect their embryos, according to a new study.<p>Small amounts of microscopic metals in some …

A Self-Balancing, Two-Wheeled Car

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Automotive<p><b>Inventor:</b><p>Daniel Kim<p><b>Company:</b><p>Lit Motors<p><b>Invention:</b><p>C-1<p><b>Development Cost To Date:</b><p>$3.5 million<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>2/5<p>Inside a three-story warehouse in San Francisco, bicycles stand next to Macintosh-topped …

Rory McIlroy Wins 2015 Wells Fargo Championship: Final Score, Reaction

Rory McIlroy showed no signs of fatigue or letdown after his win at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship and a top-10 finish at the Players Championship, backing those results up Sunday with a victory at the Wells Fargo Championship.<p>The PGA Tour on Twitter highlighted the result:<p>McIlroy fired a …

Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities, our landscape, and our food. However, they're also isolated and disparate: it's difficult to sieve …

LG's leather-clad G4 flagship goes on sale this week

LG is super-excited about the leather used in making its G4 (judging by the video below), and hopes you are too as it goes on sale this week. We certainly liked the new flagship, especially the screen, f/1.8 camera and battery life, though we found the style on the non-leather model a bit dull. It …

Golden Axe, Phantasy Star, Jet Set Radio and other Sega classics get gorgeous new prints

Sega is teaming up with art dealer Cook & Becker to provide a series of limited edition prints based on classic games like <i>Golden Axe</i>, <i>Streets of Rage</i>, <i>Phantasy Star</i> and more. Five prints, all featuring new, original artwork based on some of Sega's most beloved games, are available from the printmaker …

Listen to New Theme from Legendary Secret of Mana Composer

Unraveled is a 16-bit role-playing game for PC in the style of Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana that's currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.<p>If you're a fan of Secret of Mana, you might want to check out Unraveled as the team behind it recently announced that Secret of Mana composer, Hiroki …

Follow ChampChong at E3 2015

We here at GameSpot have teamed up with Samsung and Aussie YouTube star ChampChong to bring you the latest and greatest news direct from the E3 floor in Los Angeles!<p>ChampChong will be posting a daily video of what he sees and plays, and who he talks to at the world's biggest gaming event. The …

Silver Mario Amiibo Exclusive to EB in Australia, Gold to Target

Figures will be limited to one per person.<p>Nintendo has announced that the limited edition silver Mario amiibo will be exclusively sold at EB Games, …

Tekken 7 Trailer Brings Back Jack With Pink Mohawk

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer revealing android fighter Jack as the newest member of the character roster.<p>Various iterations of Jack have been playable in Tekken over the years, each sporting a different look. His latest incarnation features a pink mohawk and neon lights in the seams of …

'Divinity: Original Sin' casts its classic RPG spell on consoles

Lots of people thought that <i>Diablo 3</i> wouldn't have been possible on consoles and it proved the best version of the title. Now it's time to see if the same holds true of last year's breakout role-playing game <i>Divinity: Original Sin</i> in the form of an <i>Enhanced</i> <i>Edition</i>. The decidedly old-school RPG's …

IGN UK Podcast #280: Why London is Perfect For Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Clambering all over Big Ben's cog.<p>Hello again friends! Another week, another Assassin's Creed game has been announced. This time, it's set in London, …