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Pharmaceutical giants are sidestepping US marijuana restrictions to research cannabis-based drugs

Getting marijuana-based drugs approved in America is no easy task.<p>According to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, cannabis has no medical use. Until two years ago, all domestic research on the drug had to rely on rotting samples from a single, well-secured weed facility at the University of …

Cannabis

Mark Zuckerberg’s Apology Tour

Even after Cambridge Analytica, Facebook is still professing neutrality. But, as its C.E.O. readies to testify to Congress, the public isn’t buying it.<p>Last week, on a conference call with reporters, Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, began, uncharacteristically, with an apology. “For the …

Social Media

When is statutory rape not statutory rape? When you put a ring on it.

When we think of child brides, we tend think of third world, or developing nations—we rarely consider the United States as a leader. And yet the …

New Jersey

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Archaeology

Imperfect, organic design is the next step – UX Collective

The current obsession over Pixel Perfect products. And how ‘imperfections’ can make our designs more human.<p>Long ago, there lived a priest who was in …

UI Design

Boys to be allowed to wear skirts at leading boarding school

Boys will be allowed to wear skirts at one of the country’s leading boarding schools.<p>The headteacher ofUppingham School in Rutland, whose alumni include Stephen Fry and celebrity chef Rick Stein, said any boy asking to do so would find a sympathetic ear.<p>Richard Maloney, who joined the Uppingham in …

Gender-Neutral

#MeToo founder calls out Tony Robbins for his tone-deaf comments on the movement

Life coach Tony Robbins dug himself into a hole last month when his comments suggesting that some women use the #MeToo movement to make themselves …

Me Too movement

In a Slack world, Microsoft bets on Teams and Yammer

The growth of Windows has slowed as Microsoft’s mobile platform goals have faded and the PC market matured. As a result, Microsoft has had to seek new revenue outside of its operating system.<p>In 2017, as part of that effort to grow, Microsoft announced a new subscription product called Microsoft …

Microsoft Teams

How to Teach Kids About Their Feelings

Feelings are complicated, especially for a 4-year-old who doesn't understand why you won't let him eat another cookie. And sometimes, it's hard to …

Kids

How Does Solar Power Work, Anyway?

You've seen the panels. And now you know about solar's incredible potential. Which means you probably have some questions. So let's get to it.<p><b>How do</b> …

Solar Power

Olympic diver Robert Páez comes out: ‘life is too beautiful to be hidden in a closet’

Olympic diver Robert Páez has shared an inspiring essay about celebrating “who he really is” and coming out of the closet.<p>The 23-year-old Venezuelan …

LGBTQI

7 realistic use cases for VR we haven’t explored deeply yet

The Ancient Greeks were one of the first peoples to examine the nature of reality. Parmenides, a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, talks about reality as a phenomenon in which change is impossible and existence is timeless, necessary and uniform. Our conception of reality has most definitely come a …

Virtual Reality

How to Use Instagram for Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Have you considered the various ways you can use Instagram in your social media marketing efforts? This infographic provides an overview of your …

Social Media Marketing

Huge Sperm Whale Reduced to Empty Carcass After Ingesting 64 Lbs of Plastic

The ocean's trash problem is getting out of hand.<p>Indigestion can be crippling, leaving one toilet-bound for days. In the ocean, however, it can send …

Sperm Whale

The free and easy way to help kids develop language skills, according to MIT research

By the age of three, wealthy children hear 30 million more words than their poor counterparts, according to a landmark 1995 study (pdf) by researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley. The “30 million word gap” has since become shorthand for the gaping inequalities between high and low-income children. …

University of Pennsylvania

A Healthy Gut Is the Secret to Better Sleep, Clear Skin, and Less Stress

They don’t call it the “second brain” for nothing. The gut microbiome, which consists of no less than 100 trillion bacteria, affects everything from skin health and sex drive to energy levels and hormone balance. How, exactly? The gut has its own nervous system called the enteric nervous system …

Wellness

Video captures moment cheetah climbs into back of safari vehicle with tourists

A group of tourists on safari in Tanzania got more than they bargained for when a cheetah climbed into their vehicle.<p>Remarkable footage shows the big …

Wildlife

189 people are dead and hundreds more are seriously ill in the largest listeria outbreak in history

A food-poisoning outbreak has killed dozens of people, with the death toll expected to increase in the coming days.<p>As of Thursday, 189 people have died in a listeria outbreak stemming from a meat-production plant in Polokwane, South Africa. The country's National Institute for Communicable Diseases …

Environmental Health

New Blogging Trend: Short Form Blogging

Have you noticed longer posts from people you follow on social lately? Instead of taking the time to craft a blog post and then link

Marketing

You Might Be Shocked By What Two Principals Said About My Transgender Daughter

Since my daughter began living as her authentic self as a transgender girl three years ago, two school principals have said shocking things to her. Shocking because their words were more affirming than anything I anticipated or could have imagined.<p>Nicole was assigned male at birth, and that’s whom …

LGBTQI

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on …

Machine Learning

Fossils Reveal an Ancient Climate Catastrophe, And We Need to Pay Attention

Incredible.<p>Scott Wing had spent more than a decade in the badlands of Wyoming's Bighorn Basin, most of it thirsty, sunburned, and down on his hands …

Climate Change

I’m depressed about the vanilla sex I have with my wife

It’s very much all about you and what you’re not getting, says Annalisa Barbieri. But she seems to have the power and it might be that when you’re about to leave that she listens<p><b>My wife and I are both in our early 50s. I love her, find her attractive and like her as a person, but we have a</b> …

Relationships

A Woman Who Went Viral For Being Assaulted During A Protest Is Now Facing Arrest

A young woman was assaulted by police at a protest against sexual harassment. Now those same police are threatening her with arrest — for assaulting them.<p>NEW DELHI — “Tear off her clothes!” the policewoman shouted as several pairs of hands ripped at Sheena Thakur’s blue-and-white cotton shirt. …

Delhi Police

Infographic: 10 ways to immediately enhance your visual design

Content marketing is about creating value for your audience and sharing it in a useful way.<p>Visual content marketing serves the same function—and …

Infographics

The new social networks you should join instead of Facebook, according to a Y Combinator partner

The past two weeks have been rough for Facebook. Some are deleting their accounts in protest of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while others are decrying the death of social media, likening its effect on us to sugar or smoking.<p>But online socializing isn’t inherently bad for us, and just because …

Social Media

What to Teach Kids Instead of 'Stranger Danger'

Once, as a kid, I was at the food court at the mall, and a mime was making balloon animals for all the children. He blew up a tube of latex, twisted …

Domestic Violence

Thread about how much data Facebook and Google have on you will freak you the hell out

Reader beware, this Twitter thread about your Facebook and Google data will give you quite the scare.<p>Dylan Curran, a technical consultant and web …

Social Media

This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—And Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Dark Matter
Climate Change