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Colorado airport installs 'amnesty' boxes for pot users

Pot-smoking travelers at one Colorado airport who need to ditch their stash before boarding can deposit their marijuana in an "amnesty box."<p>The boxes began cropping up at Colorado Springs Airport on Wednesday to give passengers unaware it is illegal to carry pot on a plane the opportunity to dump …

The Road to Marijuana Legalization Runs Through Cities, Not States

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Residents of Portland, Maine, will vote next month on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana …

Watch The World's Nerdiest Rendition Of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

This is what happens when you mix string theory and arena rock.<p>If the world of physics doesn't work out for Tim Blais, there's always show biz. The McGill University grad student is a master at reworking iconic pop songs into heavy duty scientific ballads. His latest YouTube video stuffs a great …

Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit

Despite recent deaths, fans tell Abby Haglage the trip is way too fun to give up.<p>The first time Adam tried Molly, he was 19. He loved it.<p>“I was …

Tools To Hack Android Phones Are Getting Easier To Use

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that’s on 80% of the world’s smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. The …

How to Pick a Lock

Whether you’re a suave spy or simply a guy who keeps forgetting his keys, lock picking is a handy skill to have. With some practice, you can become …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

What Are Some Good Tactics To Use To Lower The Price Of A Car While Negotiating With A Car Sales Person?

<i>Answer by Jason Lancaster, President of Spork Marketing,</i><p>My short list of negotiating tactics:<p><b>1. Don’t negotiate.</b> Tell the salesperson and sales manager that you’ll sign the paperwork the minute they hit your target figure. Politely decline any counter-offers, give them your phone number, and leave. …

Local News Broadcast Airs Truly Unfortunate Report On Asiana Crash

No comment.<p>KTVU News read these names live on television today stating that the National Transportation Safety Board had confirmed that these were the pilots' of Asiana 214.<p>Friday afternoon, Tom Raponi, KTVU/KICU Vice President & General Manager, issued this statement apologizing for the broadcast …

When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As One

We open our hymnals to Hymn 379, and we begin to sing. "God is Love, let heav'n adore him / God is Love, let earth rejoice ..."<p>Lifting voices together in praise can be a transcendent experience, unifying a congregation in a way that is somehow both fervent and soothing. But is there actually a …

IGN Presents the History of Final Fantasy

We take a look back at 26 years of crystals, chocobos, and guys named Cid.<p>Final Fantasy is the longest swan song of all time. It was never meant to …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

Artificial pancreas tells your tablet when you need insulin

As recently as the 1950s, one in three people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes died within 25 years of diagnosis. People in the '50s had to monitor their glucose levels via urine testing and inject themselves with animal-derived insulin.<p>How far we've come. Today, researchers are working to develop an …

Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

Final Fantasy XV -- E3 2013 Announcement Trailer

Microsoft's Xbox One misadventure: is there a reverse gear?

Goodwill is a strange and unpredictable phenomenon. With Xbox 360, Microsoft managed to ride out serious technical issues (the infamous "red ring of …