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Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

DIY Off the Grid: Open Building Institute to Change Face of Home Construction & Home Ownership

Dr. Marcin Jakubowski is a TED Fellow and an inspirational speaker, and what he is currently doing is nothing less than stunning in terms of teaching …

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

Chopped mirepoix from above.<p>No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since …

Extreme Sports

How to use screen sharing in Messages for Mac

There are many times when family or friends need help with their Macs, or they aren’t sure how to do something. Trying to walk them through it blind is challenging at best. Luckily, a little-known feature in Messages exists that allows me to share my screen instantly with another Mac user or …

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

‘I just thought he was going to…slash me up’: Machete attack at Middle Eastern restaurant in Ohio

Two ornaments adorn the entrance of Nazareth Restaurant and Deli in Columbus, Ohio. One, as local station WBNS-10TV described, is a small Israeli flag.<p>The other is an Arabic greeting commonly used to convey welcome: “Ahlan wa Shalan.”<p>For the last two decades, Nazareth has served its patrons all …

Crime

An unspoken option if climate talks fail: Geoengineering

PARIS (AP) — It's the option climate negotiators here are loath to talk about.<p>What if they fail to curb global warming and the environment gets so …

Can the Chinese Government Get Its People to Like G.M.O.s?

In China, which has one-fifth of the world’s population but just seven per cent of the world’s arable land, food security is a national obsession. Pesticides and enhanced fertilizers no longer improve crop yields as markedly as they once did, and staple crops, such as rice, may not grow as reliably …

Momentum Continues to Build for Historic Federal Medical Marijuana Bill

It's been five months since the historic medical marijuana bill -- the CARERS Act -- was introduced in the Senate, and as Congress enjoys its summer recess, it's a good time to reflect on where the bill is positioned as we head into the second part of the year.<p>The legislation was introduced in …

Voters to decide whether Ohio will become first Midwest state to legalize pot

Ohio will vote on a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in November, state officials announced Wednesday.<p>If the measure passes, Ohio would become the fifth state and the first in the Midwest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, in addition to the District of Columbia.<p>A …

Cannabis

Brazil presents another hurdle in Monsanto's bid for Syngenta | Reuters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Seed giant Monsanto Co.’s unwanted takeover bid with Switzerland’s Syngenta AG would face strong resistance in Brazil should it go forward, farmers and lawyers said, a hurdle that could delay or force major concessions to the $45 billion deal.<p>A woman runs past Swiss …

Pacific trading partners stuck on medical monopoly periods | Reuters

LAHAINA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Pacific trading partners are deadlocked over intellectual property protections, including monopoly periods for next-generation drugs, Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Wednesday.<p>Amari said he saw no sign of the United States backing down on a demand to …

Food Safety Fears Spell Opportunity For Retailers From Walmart To Kroger

Take note, retailers: The potentially harmful ingredients lurking in food and personal care products are putting a bad taste in the mouths of consumers.<p>A recent survey from retail consulting firm Daymon Worldwide found that 40% of consumers have lost their appetite for many of the foods they eat …

US marijuana legalisation has not led to rise in use by adolescents, study finds

Legalising the medical use of cannabis has not led to a surge in the numbers of adolescents using it in the USA, according to new research that surprised its authors and will encourage those hoping for relaxation of the law elsewhere.<p>Since 1996, 23 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) have …

Cannabis

Mighty Farming Microbes: Companies Harness Bacteria To Give Crops A Boost

What if farmers, instead of picking up some agricultural chemicals at their local dealer, picked up a load of agricultural microbes instead?<p>It's something to contemplate, because some big names in the pesticide business — like Bayer and Monsanto — are putting money behind attempts to turn soil …

TTIP talks: Food fights block EU–US trade deal

<b>Food safety is a major stumbling block in EU-US talks aimed at creating the world's biggest free trade zone.</b><p>The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would dwarf previous free trade deals. The European Commission estimates that by 2027 it could boost the size of the EU economy by …

Why It Might Actually Pay To Be an Organic Farmer

Growing organic food can be significantly more profitable than traditional farming, netting organic farmers 22% to 35% more than their conventional …

Tip of the Day: How to Use Private Tabs in Safari

Apple knows you may have good reason not to want your iPhone or iPad to track what you're doing when you're browsing the web in Safari, and for some time iOS has had Private Browsing Mode, in which no record is kept of which websites you've visited, your search history, or your AutoFill …

How to share your iPhone photos with AirDrop

Quite possibly the best iOS feature you're not using, AirDrop makes in-person photo-sharing a snap.<p>You know the drill: everyone gathers around for photos, and then everyone <i>in</i> the photos says, "Hey, can you send me those?"<p>Now comes the hassle of sending a bunch of text messages and/or emails -- …

Apps

Chipotle's flashy ban on GMOs is totally backfiring

The move, which was initially praised, is being called "bad science" and "opportunistic."<p>Some are even pointing out that Chipotle sells soda with corn syrup from genetically modified corn.<p>Chipotle's GMO ban abuses the public's scientifically unfounded fear to sell burritos, according to a recent …

White House spokesman on Texas governor's military drills: 'I have no idea what he's thinking'

"I have no idea what he's thinking," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a news conference. The eight-week training known as "Jade Helm 15" is a multi-state exercise with members of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.<p>"The thing that I can say without having a lot of detailed knowledge …

Geoengineering could prevent climate effects caused by giant volcanic eruptions

The perpetual winters that follow giant volcanic eruptions could be avoided by shooting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, according to new scientific research.<p>Deliberately interfering with the climate on a planetary scale, known as geoengineering, has until now been focused on counteracting …

Ban on GMO plants advances at L.A. City Hall

Citing environmental and health concerns, a panel of Los Angeles lawmakers Monday advanced a citywide ban on growing genetically modified crops.<p>With limited argicultural land in the city, the ban would be "largely symbolic," said Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, who co-authored the proposal.But it would …

The real dangers of GMOs Dow Chemical doesn’t want you to know about

Data show insecticides can cause significant harm to children. Dow Chemical is trying to convince the EPA otherwise<p>The bodies and minds of children living on the Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i are being threatened by exposure to chlorpyrifos, a synthetic insecticide that is heavily sprayed on fields …

Researchers Detail How Climate Change Will Alter Our Lives

A United Nations panel has released a report from scientists who are getting a much better understanding of the effects of climate change.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>And I'm David Greene. Today we are going to have a clearer …

‘Mystery’ aircraft reportedly spotted flying over Texas raises speculation

It's difficult to determine, but a group of aviation enthusiasts say they caught a glimpse of a mystery aircraft earlier this month flying slowly across the Amarillo, Texas sky.<p>"We looked southwest and there they were," Steve Douglass, a journalist and member of the group, told FoxNews.com. "We …

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