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Canada just became the second nation to legalize marijuana. Here are all the top countries for progressive drug policy reform

Canada recently became the second country — and the first Group of Seven country — to legalize marijuana for adults.<p>As cultural attitudes change, governments around the world are looking to update their policies on drugs more generally.<p>Uruguay, a small nation of around 3 million people in South …

Cannabis

As food-poisoning outbreaks sweep America, here's what an expert says pregnant women should refuse to eat

Food-poisoning outbreaks seem to be sweeping the United States this year. And, with news of outbreaks on the rise, expectant mothers need to be especially careful.<p>While foodborne illnesses are rarely pleasant, certain types can hit pregnant people and newborns especially hard. According to …

Listeria

Mylan quietly made an acquisition for almost half a billion dollars in July that it didn't tell investors about right away

It's not every day that a half-a-billion-dollar deal flies under the radar.<p>EpiPen-maker Mylan on July 30 struck a $463 million deal for the worldwide rights to a commercial product, but didn't announce the deal to its investors via a press release — as is typically done with sizable …

Investing

The 25 highest-paying jobs in the US, ranked

High paying jobs are out there — you've just got to know where to look.<p>Fortunately, Glassdoor has compiled a list of the most lucrative occupations in the US. All of the jobs on the list had to have at least 100 salary reports between July 2018 and July 2018 on the job site. C-suite roles were cut …

Employment

11 signs your boss may be a narcissist, including lots of swearing and a love of being in control

Research suggests that you're more likely to find a narcissist in the corner office than just about anywhere else.<p>As psychoanalyst leadership expert Michael Maccoby has argued, that's because narcissists often thrive in leadership roles, since so-called "productive narcissists" are super …

Narcissism

The FDA just approved a generic EpiPen, and analysts think it has the potential to upend Mylan's hold on the market

The EpiPen market is in for a major shakeup.<p>On Thursday, the FDA approved Teva Pharmaceuticals' generic version of the drug, dealing a blow to branded EpiPen-maker Mylan.<p>Depending on when Teva launches its generic alternative to the lifesaving allergy injection and what price it comes in at, it has …

Wells Fargo

A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble's is now officially under construction

In astronomy, cutting-edge technology often begins with a bunch of bulldozers, busted rocks, and dump trucks.<p>So it goes with the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), which will the world's largest and most powerful when it sees "first light" in 2024. Astronomers hope to use the huge observatory to study …

Telescopes

The 21 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

These films and series showcase the beauty of the planet, delve into the details of how food arrives on your plate, and explore the mysterious and alien underwater world in oceans around the globe.<p>The downside to having all of those options is that there's a lot to choose from. To make it easier, …

Entertainment

Should you actually drink your own pee in a survival situation?

You might think that drinking your own urine in a survival situation will keep you hydrated. However it turns out, you are better off avoiding any urine intake to increase your chances of survival. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Hopefully, this never happens to you, but let's say you've …

Seawater

Elon Musk says he's so exhausted that friends are 'really concerned' — here's how much sleep you really need to stay healthy

In theory, sleep should take up about eight out of every 24 hours, a third of our lives.<p>But many of us don't actually sleep that much and are tired all the time. More than one third of Americans don't get the seven to nine hours of sleep per night that the CDC recommends, and according to research …

High Blood Pressure

Tesla board members are reportedly worried about Elon Musk's Ambien use — here's what the drug does to your brain and body

Elon Musk has had a rough year. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has often taken to Twitter — sometimes late at night — to air grievances, make puzzling statements like suggesting Tesla will sell "thigh high socks with pockets for lipliner & cards," and even to make unexpected company announcements (like …

Zolpidem

Elon Musk says grueling 120-hour work weeks are taking a toll on his health. Here's what sleeping less than 7 hours a night can do to you.

Elon Musk seems exhausted.<p>The Tesla CEO told the New York Times that he's been logging 120-hour work weeks lately, and it's taking a toll on his well-being.<p>"It's not been great, actually," Musk told the Times. "I've had friends come by who are really concerned."<p>He even missed out on his own …

Tesla

The strange history of the EpiPen, the device developed by the military that turned into a billion-dollar business and now faces generic competition between Mylan and Teva

Over a decade, the price for a two-pack has gone up from $93.88 to $608.61, an increase of more than 500%. On Thursday, the FDA approved Teva's generic version of the drug, dealing a blow to branded EpiPen-maker Mylan.<p>The injectable device delivers a dose of epinephrine, otherwise known as …

EpiPen

There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of — here are the latest products it's turning up in

A small but blossoming corner of the marijuana industry is set for a boom.<p>The compound in marijuana that's been linked to a range of potential health benefits — but doesn't cause a high — is increasingly popping up in everything from beverages to salves, oils, balms, and even dog treats. It's …

Cannabis

The 39 best ways to burn the most calories in an hour

There are a lot of great reasons to exercise— it's the closest thing we have to a miracle drug. Depending on what you want to get out of it, you can see some results quickly, though others may take months.<p>But one of the most basic goals for a workout is to burn calories.<p>So what's the best way to do …

Nutrition

Scientists who studied the diets of more than 447,000 people around the world are zeroing in on the ideal dose of carbs for a long life

For years, dieters have had to deal with a lot of conflicting advice on how to eat.<p>First, fat was the bad guy. Then it was considered ideal to avoid sugar and go low-carb.<p>Lately, dieters trying the trendy ketogenic diet have discovered that if they replace carbs with fat, they can trick their …

Holistic Medicine

One of pharma’s top female leaders shares the career advice she wishes she’d gotten when starting out

It's rare to find women in top executive positions within the pharmaceutical industry.<p>Women make up about 21% of the executive positions at Fortune 500 healthcare companies according to Rock Health. At the CEO level, GSK CEO Emma Walmsley made headlines in 2017 for becoming the first female CEO of …

Pharma

The weed-killing chemical at the heart of a Monsanto lawsuit was found in Cheerios. Here's how worried you should be

Last week, a jury in San Francisco ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after years of using Roundup, the company's popular herbicide. On the heels of the trial outcome, The Environmental Working Group published a scary-sounding report that …

Pesticides

Almost 20% of hospitals in the US are in bad shape, according to Morgan Stanley

Nearly 20% of US hospitals are in bad shape, according to a new report on Thursday.<p>The report, which was conducted by Morgan Stanley and analyzed data from over 6,000 hospitals, found that 450 of these facilities were at risk of potential closure and 600 hospitals were considered weak.<p>A range of …

Health Care

Nearly 650 people got sick after eating at Chipotle. Here's what we know about the culprit, and how to avoid it.

The mystery's largely been solved at a Chipotle restaurant in Powell, Ohio.<p>Nearly 650 people got violently ill with severe stomach cramps and diarrhea after eating there, as Business Insider reported earlier.<p>The outbreak started around July 26, and continued for several days, but health officials …

Environmental Health

Workers cleaning out one of New York City’s dirtiest canals have uncovered historic relics covered in toxic gunk

The Gowanus Canal is one of the dirtiest bodies of water in the United States.<p>The canal has become more and more polluted by runoff and dumping over the past few decades. Raw sewage tanks overflow into it, giant clumps of bacteria have been found at the bottom of the canal, and officials have …

New York City

FDA approves Teva's generic EpiPen in blow to Mylan

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's generic version of Mylan NV's EpiPen for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions.<p>"Today's approval of the first generic version of the most-widely prescribed epinephrine auto-injector in the U.S. …

EpiPen

How humans can communicate with aliens

Stephen Wolfram is an expert in computer languages. And he has an interesting theory on how we may discover that what we learn from computer and artificial intelligence, could ultimately help us communicate with intelligent alien life. The following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Stephen Wolfram:</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

This week in 1912, a newspaper printed a spot-on warning about our warming world. We're living in the future it predicted.

During this week 106 years ago, New Zealand was talking about the future of our planet. The predictions weren't uplifting.<p>On August 14, 1912, a newspaper called the Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette printed a prescient paragraph in its "science notes and news" section.<p>The …

Climate Change

The most dangerous bridge in every US state

Trump's plan proposes allocating $200 billion in grants to spur investment from private businesses and local governments, and the Trump administration was expecting those matching efforts to raise the value of the investments to $1.5 trillion.<p>In late May, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders …

Maps

Elon Musk's Boring Company just announced a plan to transport people in Los Angeles to Dodgers Stadium in only four minutes using a tunnel

Elon Musk's Boring Company, founded in late 2016, has only sold merchandise so far. But this week, it announced plans to build a 3-mile tunnel that could transport people in Los Angeles to Dodgers Stadium in just four minutes.<p>The Boring Company says its new tunnel to Dodger Stadium will be the …

Tesla

'The pain takes over and it's torture': Inside the search for new ways to treat pain as America fights against opioid addiction

Debbie Page, 66, has suffered from chronic pain for half of her life after a back injury left her with the inability to stand for more than a few minutes at a time.<p>"After an hour I can't think or see," she said. "The pain takes over and it's torture."<p>Page, a part-time occupational therapist in …

Pain

Researchers just found a WWII shipwreck that was lost for over 75 years off the coast of an Alaskan island

Almost exactly 75 years ago, on August 18, 1943, the USS Abner Read was rocked by a severe explosion.<p>The blast — which most historians say was likely a Japanese landmine — tore the 75-foot stern section of the ship clean off. The stern plummeted to the depths of the ocean, taking the lives of 71 US …

Seafloor

Beer giants like Heineken and Constellation Brands are duking it out in the billion-dollar market for marijuana-infused drinks

Big beer companies want in on the exploding legal-marijuana market.<p>Beer and liquor giants like Molson Coors, Heineken, and Constellation Brands — the company behind Corona — have pursued a flurry of deals to develop marijuana-infused drinks that they hope will give them a slice of the rapidly …

Cannabis