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Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Who just made the case for drug legalization? Drug-warrior in chief Jeff Sessions, that’s who

<b>Jeff Sessions (Getty/Mark Wilson/AP/Seth Perlman/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Sessions wants to roll back legalization and renew the war on drugs — but he accidentally argued the opposite case<p>Adam Bates<p>April 23, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>For decades, critics of the drug war have argued that drug prohibition …

These Gorgeous Seashell Pipes Will Make You Feel Like a Marijuana Mermaid

If you consider yourself a real life mermaid even though everyone else still believes they are "mythical creatures," then these seashell pipes were made with you in mind. Read on to see 22 gorgeous seashell pipes that will make you want to sit seaside and spark one ASAP.

Do You Zone Out? Procrastinate? Might Be Adult ADHD

Do you pop up from your seat during meetings and finish other people's sentences? And maybe you also procrastinate, or find yourself zoning out in the middle of one-on-one conversations?<p>It's possible you have adult ADHD.<p>Six simple questions can reliably identify adults with …

Autism

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These 5 Crazy Thought Experiments Show How Einstein Formed His Revolutionary Hypotheses

They're not easy.<p>Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing …

Physics

"In the future we will all be homeless" says co-living entrepreneur

Home ownership is set to become a thing of the past, according to the entrepreneur behind London co-living start-up The Collective, because socially …

Startups

'Sheriff of Wall Street' Says 'People Are Right' About System Being Rigged

This election year has exposed widespread voter anger directed at Wall Street, and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara …

New York area car wash workers get more than $91,000 each in unpaid wages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eighteen immigrant car wash employees in New York and New Jersey received more than $91,000 each as part of a federal court settlement for unpaid wages, making it the biggest per-worker recovery in the car wash industry, lawyers said on Tuesday.<p>Attorney Steven Arenson (R) …

'Space tsunami' causes the third Van Allen Belt

Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space dominated by Earth's magnetic field, protects our planet from the harsh battering of the solar wind. Like …

Frequently Asked Questions about Scientific Pantheism

There are several compelling reasons.<p>1. Most traditional religions have elements which are hard to believe or to reconcile with common sense, …

Spirituality

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole Photo

A group of astronomers are meeting this week to plan out an ambitious and unprecedented project — capturing the first-ever image of a black hole.<p>The …

The psychological impact of a person's voice

“In-person meetings are more effective than virtual ones.”<p>That’s the stale, but strongly supported view on virtual interaction, backed by many experts in the field. A study by Oxford Economics a few years back found that every dollar invested in business travel results in $12.50 in revenues and …

LAPD's body cameras roll out Monday, but footage won't be public

Come Monday the Los Angeles Police Department begins its deployment of body cameras for officers. The initial rollout is limited -- only 860 of the proposed 7,000 cameras will hit the streets at first -- and the SWAT team won't get them until sometime after mid-September, according to <i>The Los</i> …

ACLU

Islamic State Plotting ‘Second Blow’ to U.S. Financial System in Bid to ‘Purify the Earth of Corruption’

The Islamic State group revealed over the weekend that at the centerpiece of its goal to bring down America is a concerted effort to weaken the U.S. dollar and replace it with gold currency.<p>A video posted Saturday warned of the “dawning of a new age” in which replacing the dollar with gold would …

Topless in Times Square: The Mayor’s controversial plan to clean up NYC

Travel<p>Here’s how to visit an A-list destination on a budget<p>02:32<p>A look at the remote and beautiful Aleutian Islands<p>02:49<p>Lawson Craddock will likely lose the Tour de France, but it’s about more than the finish line<p>03:22<p>Record number of tourists traveling to Europe — and locals are fed up<p>02:58<p>LA to …

How To Produce A Drug Free Altered State Of Consciousness In 10 Minutes – You’ll Need Another Person

The Hero’s Adventure: What Movies Can Teach Us About Facing Our Shadow<p>Published<p>24 hours ago<p>on<p>September 22, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>The Hero's Journey …

The Teenage Brain: Uniquely powerful and vulnerable enigmas

Dazed and Confused (1993)<p>The classic 1993 movie <i>Dazed and Confused</i> depicts teenage life as, well... dazed and confused. The Texas teens in the story …

China Practices Pacific D-Days With Tanks And Hovercraft

High tech giant hovercraft storm a beach, capping off a giant operation of warships, helicopters, artillery and marine infantry<p>Just as in fields from air defense to anti-submarine warfare, the Chinese Navy has made great gains in the field of amphibious invasion capacity, which it recently …

Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert

Sometimes social, sometimes solitary, ambiverts often make good sales people<p>Emeroy Bernardo enjoys spending time alone, meditating, exercising and working. When he goes out for dinner or drinks with friends, he sometimes quietly observes people’s facial expressions and body language. Often when …

Introverts

What it's like to visit a marijuana dispensary in Colorado

I don't smoke marijuana, but I recently visited Colorado and decided to check out a marijuana dispensary.<p>Colorado's tourism industry has been skyrocketing, and many claim it's due to January 2014's legalization of the possession and sale of cannabis.<p>Whether that's true or not, dispensaries are …

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

A year and a half ago, Dr. David Casarett did not take medical marijuana very seriously. "When I first started this project, I really thought of medical marijuana as a joke," he tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross.<p>But then the palliative care specialist began to look seriously into the issue, and his mind …

Why was Pluto stripped of planet status?

After years of arguments astronmers voted to strip Pluto of its planet status in 2006<p>Astronomers voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet in 2006<p>The International Astronomical Union's (IAU) said that Pluto failed to dominate its orbit around the Sun in the same way as the other …

Large Hadron Collider discovers new particle - the pentaquark

Physicists had theorised the existence of the pentaquark since the 1960s and now it has been discovered by the Large Hadron Collider<p>A new kind of particle, called the pentaquark, was discovered by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider yesterday.<p>Physicists had theorised the existence of the …

The creepiest and most bizarre stories told by people who explored the internet's hidden websites

Someone on Reddit recently asked the simple question "What's your Deep Web story?"<p>In other words, the Reddit user was asking people to share any weird experiences they had encountered while using anonymous web services to access secret websites.<p>Such services, including Tor, have been around for …

Deep Web

Security Exercise on London Streets Prepares for Terror Attack

Terrorism

Paying more workers overtime could rebuild America's middle class

For decades, America’s workers have been putting in more hours for less money, but now the U.S. Department of Labor is taking an important step to …