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Marijuana Tax Millions? Hallucinations Up In Smoke, Yet Feds Propose 50% Federal Tax Too

Excited Coloradans thought legalizing marijuana would mean huge tax revenues. They were hardly alone. Nationwide, with medical marijuana, and especially with recreational, the drum beat has been about money, jobs, real estate upticks, and spillover effects into many fields. The loudest cries of all …

Scientists Prove That Pop Music Is Literally Ruining Our Brains

Research proves what our parents have been saying all along: Modern pop music really is worse than older generations of pop music. Not only that, it …

Ukraine president calls snap elections

Petro Poroshenko calls early elections as United States warns of a "significant escalation" in conflict between Russia and Ukraine ahead of key meeting Tuesday<p>The United States has accused Russia of provoking a “significant escalation” in the Ukraine crisis on the eve of peace talks over the civil …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

Fool Proof Tips to Secure & Store your Images using Lightroom with Peter Krogh

While organizing and backing up your images might not be the highest on your to-do list, it should definitely be high priority for working …

How to Effectively Combine Aperture and Shutter Speed

It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone reading this has not only heard of the famed exposure triangle, but has also dedicated a decent amount …

European Probe Prepping for Daring Dive into Venus' Atmosphere (Video)

A European spacecraft will plunge into Venus' thick atmosphere next month in a bold maneuver that may bring its lengthy and productive mission to a …

Astronomy

15 Ways to Find More Time to Think

Everyone could use more "white space" during the day. Here's how to find it.<p>One of the smartest entrepreneurs I know, a man who is generally positive and upbeat, was complaining.<p>He had just offered one of his senior people a substantial promotion--and raise--but it would mean the employee would …

Hero Talent Build Video Guides - Heroes of the Storm Wiki Guide - IGN

Depending on the talents you take for each Hero, there are many ways to play as each character in Heroes of the Storm. In this series, pro-gamer Greg …

The Week In Numbers: How To Seal A Gunshot Wound, Sochi's Snow Strategy, And More

<b>15 seconds</b>: the time it takes this simple new invention to seal a gunshot wound with tiny sponges<p><b>$15,000</b>: the price of the first consumer ATV with airless tires, which never go flat<p><b>9 hours</b>: the battery life of the Skully P-1, the first motorcycle helmet with a digital head-up display and 180-degree …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and in hibernation for the last three, the time for action has come at last.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe aims for a …

Do You See What I See? Kids' Visual Memory Works In Mysterious Ways

When kids look around, how much are they taking in about the objects that surround them? Scientists have recently devised new ways to peer inside little kid brains and figure out how their visual working memory works. They found that although young kids use the same parts of the brain to record …

University of Iowa

Day[9] Daily #668 - Winning without Attacking - Modern Mech TvZ :: Day[9]TV

Description<p>I am a jerk. Today, we're going to examine a style of mech that was showcased in the Proleague - you literally never attack and keep …

Mary Sibande – poking at power relations in post-apartheid South Africa

The work of South African artist Mary Sibande tells the tale of her alter-ego Sophie, a domestic worker who finds refuge in dreams where she emancipates herself from the ghoulish realism of an ordinary existence, cleaning other people's homes.<p>Exploring the construction of identity within …

Missing N.Y. Man Found In D.C., Thanks To AP Photograph

A photograph published Sunday by <i>USA Today</i> along with a story about the frigid weather sweeping across much of the nation led to the discovery of a man from western New York state who had been missing since New Year's Day.<p>Nicholas Simmons, 20, of Greece, N.Y., hadn't been seen by his family since he …

Image Quality ~ A back to basics guide – Part 2 of 2

<b>Read part 1 of this 2 part feature article here.</b><p><b>Intro:</b> As stated in the first part, Im in no way a self proclaimed expert in these matters and I do …

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Naked new year in Japan, 1946 - a picture from the past

Horace Bristol/Getty Images<p>Young Japanese men, clad only in loincloths, dive into the crowd to search for two camphor-scented batons that have been thrown to them in utter darkness in the belief that by retrieving them, they will be granted good luck in the year ahead. The annual festival at the …

Why Robots Are Better Than Humans At Testing Human User Experiences

Device-testing robots type, draw and play games on the gadgets they’re testing.<p>Who would you want to test your touchscreen device? Maybe an older adult, to ensure it’s intuitive even to someone who isn’t a digital native? Maybe a kid, who’s got high expectations for modern tech? Well, Intel doesn’t …

FDA

Number one Clash of Clans player used the game to combat loneliness

George Yao, the 25-year-old who dominated Supercell's mobile strategy title <i>Clash of Clans</i> for a half a year, took up the title as a way to feel less isolated after a cross-country move for a change of pace, according to a profile of Yao by The New York Times.<p>Yao — who went by Jorge Yao in <i>Clash of</i> …

Shaking the 8-Ball: Apollo 8's Alternative Mission Profiles

<i>Want to (sort of) relive Apollo 8? In honour of the 45th anniversary of this awesome flight, I’ll be live tweeting major mission events, complete with relevant images and video clips, starting with crew ingress at 4:58 am EST on December 21! Follow me, @astVintageSpace, for a</i> …

Kanye West Stepped in It Again…This Time with Arsenio Hall

The vast majority of Kanye West coverage has gotten inane, but after Ye made some comments about Arsenio Hall, Arsenio decided to respond, OG …

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module the Magic Alt Key

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module - using the Alt (Option) key to get valuable feedback to help you process your images in Lightroom.

Forget the Asian Carp. Here’s a New Great Lakes Invasive Species to Worry About

Conservationists and wildlife officials have been policing the porous border between the Mississippi watershed and the Great Lakes for years. Their …

Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

Tutorials

The Nutritional Facts of a Successful Photography Business

As a certified personal trainer and nutritionist for many years, I spent a lot of time teaching the importance of reading the Nutritional Facts on …

Small Business

How Instagram Brought Me Business After Only One Week Using It

For the past 2 years I refused to join Instagram. I just didn't think it was for me, I didn't believe I need it for my business and I just didn't …

Social Media

Call of Duty: Ghosts review: for the dead

Ghosts never goes beyond the barest requirements for a sequel<p><i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> is the best evidence in years of a franchise going through the motions.<p>The long-running joke about Call of Duty — generally espoused by non-fans — goes like this: Each year's installment of Call of Duty is only …

Trippy Video: A Train Ride Recorded With A Handheld 3-D Scanner

Probably one of the top five weirdest things you will associate with public transportation.<p>Artist Chris Coleman rides the Denver Light Rail, and one day, started to record the train and its stations with a handheld 3-D scanner and laptop. (Sure. Why not. Probably a long ride.) He then digitally …

Weird

Chimps are making monkeys out of us

Tetsuro Matsuzawa begins his working day, conventionally enough, in front of a computer. He taps in a few commands, takes a seat and waits. Within minutes, the calm of his basement laboratory is pierced by the sound of excitable primates.<p>On cue, two chimpanzees appear through an opening in the …