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Some ‘Battlefield 1’ Players Are So Good, The Game Thinks They’re Cheating

<i>Battlefield 1</i> is a thrilling, but extremely tough, game. That’s by design. World War I was a collision between Old World sensibilities about the “nobility” of war, and the brutal, decidedly ignoble ability of new technologies to kill hundreds or even thousands in ways unimagined by all but …

Snooper's charter dealt blow after EU's highest court rules 'indiscriminate' government retention of emails is illegal

The so-called snooper’s charter is set to face a series of new legal challenges after the EU’s highest court ruled government’s “general and …

Report: Nintendo Switch runs 40 percent slower undocked

Sources suggest you may want to keep the handheld plugged in<p>The Nintendo Switch may allow players to both take it on the go and hook it up to the TV, but Digital Foundry reports that those looking to get the most out of the upcoming console should consider leaving it in its dock.<p>Citing several …

Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat source

Thermoelectric generators convert heat or cold to electricity (and vice-versa). Normally solid-state devices, they can be used in such things as …

Nintendo is ruining Super Mario Run with its online requirement

Nintendo. No. Stop.<p>The best aspect of smartphone gaming is that you don’t have to think about it. You’re playing games on a device that you already have with you; if you’re stuck out in the real world and you get bored, you can take your device out and play a quick game of ... whatever.<p>This has …

Obama Says Weed Should Be Treated Like Alcohol and Cigarettes

Obama, the Cool Dad president.<p>President Barack Obama's on the last leg of his eight-year presidential term, and he's making it more clear by the day that he's just gonna say what's on his mind and channel his inner Cool Dad. His exit interview with <i>The Rolling Stone</i> is no exception.<p>In the interview …

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Cannabis may enhance night vision

New research shows that the drug makes cells in the retina more sensitive to light<p>25 years ago, pharmacologist M. E. West of the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, noted that local fisherman who smoke cannabis or drink rum made with the leaves and stems of the plant had “an uncanny …

Cannabis

'The Walking Dead' returns to its comic book origins to become an 8-bit game

Not that there aren't successful <i>Walking Dead</i> video games already, but what about an old, NES-style shoot-em-up?<p><i>CineFix</i> presents the first two seasons …

Sicko Confesses to Raping 12yo Girl Gets No Jail, as a Minister Who Helped People With Pot Gets 4 Years

There’s probably nothing that infuriates rape survivors and their families more than hearing about a rapist who got off scot-free but that’s exactly …

Judiciary

Why Donald Trump Might Legalize Weed

Where there's marijuana, there's profit. Donald Trump can't be far behind.<p>Between all the talk of locker rooms, sex tapes, and the Devil, the second …

Archaeologists Discover Skeleton of Ancient Stoner Wrapped in Weed

Some people choose to be buried with objects that are emblematic of what they cared for in life. In the case of a 2,400-year-old skeleton recently …

New Material Could Make Faster Computers That Use 100 Times Less Energy

AN ATOMIC SANDWICH<p>Experts may have just found a way to create a material that allows for greater computing power with less energy input. In a paper …

FACT CHECK: Did JFK Use Marijuana as President?

CLAIM<p>JFK smoked cannabis in the White House during his presidency to treat various medical ailments. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via e-mail, …

Marijuana stocks undergo buying spree as investors pin hopes on legalization

Publicly traded pot stocks have soared to record highs in recent months as the Liberal government moves ahead with its promise to legalize marijuana for recreational use, leaving investors wondering if all of the gains are already baked in.<p>The legislation isn't expected until the spring of 2017, …

Watch Wiz Khalifa and Conan O’Brien Smoke Weed and Play “Gears of War 4”

Microsoft Studios and the Coalition will release their new game “Gears of War 4” on October 11. In a special “Conan” segment called Clueless Gamer, Conan O’Brien wanted to try out the game before its release, but feared it may be a little violent for his liking. To keep things chill, he brought on …

Wiz Khalifa

The Government Is In A Tangle Over Selling Cannabis As A Medicine

The medicines regulator is telling sellers of a cannabis-based product that it has to be sold as a medicine, but the Home Office says cannabis "has no medicinal value".<p>Two government departments seem to disagree about whether cannabis products have a medicinal value.<p>Vendors of a product called …

The DEA spent $73,000 to eradicate marijuana plants in Utah. It didn’t find any.

In 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration gave $20,000 to the state of New Hampshire to eradicate marijuana plants, according to federal documents. But the Granite State's law enforcement agencies didn't have much luck finding any weed to pull that year — their efforts uncovered a single outdoor …

Cannabis

Marijuana legalization will win big on Election Day: Here’s why

Voters in five states – Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada – will decide this November on ballot initiatives seeking to legalize …

It's becoming harder than ever to vote in 14 critical states

States are implementing new rules, such as forcing voters to show ID at the polls or restricting early voting, for the first time since 2013, when the Supreme Court gutted Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which was meant to ensure all voters have the same voting rights, especially voters in …

Bible on a beer mat: German Protestants hope to increase church talk down at the pub

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) has launched a quintessentially German …

Income Tax

Legal Painkillers Are The Real Gateway Drugs, Not Marijuana

For the past 80 years we have been taught that the biggest reason cannabis stays illegal, is that it is a "gateway drug", that leads to harder drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, etc.<p>Last Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to Kentucky high school students about heroin abuse as a part of …

Painkillers

Marijuana legalization is leading in every state where it’s on the ballot this November

Marijuana advocates are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 campaign with the wind at their backs as the latest polling shows legalization measures currently favored by voters in all five states where they're on the ballot.<p>This is something of a reversal from just a month ago, when the most …

Cannabis

Build a gaming PC in 2017

<b>Building a gaming PC</b> has several benefits over purchasing one from a gaming PC shop. Many people think that it’s a complicated process, but even if …

Computer Hardware

Donald Trump Jr’s cruel comparison of refugees to Skittles shows how useless we are at understanding risk

Donald Trump Junior last week demonstrated that ignorant tweeting can be a hereditary trait. “If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three …

Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans

On September 20, 1950, a US Navy ship just off the coast of San Francisco used a giant hose to spray a cloud of microbes into the air and into the city's famous fog. The military was testing how a biological weapon attack would affect the 800,000 residents of the city.<p>The people of San Francisco …

Neuroscience and psychology have rendered it basically unnecessary to have a soul

Many people today believe they possess a soul. While conceptions of the soul differ, many would describe it as an “invisible force that appears to animate us.”<p>It’s often believed the soul can survive death and is intimately associated with a person’s memories, passions and values. Some argue the …

Consciousness

50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine.</i><p>The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted …

Diabetes