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Cannabis Is Being Touted as a Promising New Treatment For Crack Addiction

This could save lives.<p>North America is in the midst of a drug overdose disaster. In British Columbia, Canada, where nearly 1,000 people died of …

Legal Marijuana Sales Surpass Viagra, Tequila and Girl Scout Cookies

In fairness, it pairs well with each of the three.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>U.S. consumers will spend somewhere between $5 billion and $6 billion on legal marijuana in 2017, according to a new report released this month. By 2021, that number could reach a …

Marijuana Strain Descriptions Are Bunk, Chemist Says

Don't buy the hype about OG Kush, Sour Diesel, and all the rest.<p>There’s a pot strain for almost everything — if you believe marketers and the …

The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. …

Renewable Energy

New Device Cleans Air, Produces Energy, Runs On Light

Turns out, air pollution is good for something — making energy.<p>Belgian researchers have developed a device that runs on light, cleans the air and …

Here's What Earth Would Look Like If All The Ice Melted

Regardless of your thoughts on climate change, the world’s ice is measurably melting and at a rapid pace. Given recent trends in record warm years, it’s likely that melting will continue at an unprecedented rate for decades to come. Hence, it’s useful to explore extreme scenarios whereby all ice on …

Climate Change

Elon Musk Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Spearheading the sustainable energy movement. Attempting to solve rush hour traffic. Exploring the unknown regions of outer space. Responding to fans (and critics) on social media. To say billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is keeping busy would surely be an understatement.<p>Nevertheless, Musk took …

Careers

The Marijuana Industry Is Getting Supersized

GFarmaLab can produce 8,000 pre-rolled G Stiks a day.[/caption]<p>Retail sales for legal marijuana are growing so big and so fast that the industry has to supersize their operations. Growing and producing marijuana products is now happening on an industrial scale.<p>Retail sales in the U.S. from 20 …

Cannabis

The election of South Korea's Moon Jae-in could mean big changes for the Pacific Rim

Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in won in a landslide in South Korea's elections on Tuesday, which could lead to a shift in the region's dynamics.<p>Moon's victory brings an end to roughly a decade of conservative leadership in South Korea, and could lead to changes in the the country's relationships with …

South Korea

US Officials Are Warning About A Russian Cybersecurity Company's US Government Ties

Kaspersky has denied links to the Russian government, but US officials are raising doubts.<p>WASHINGTON — US intelligence officials are expressing concern over a Russian cybersecurity company’s access to US government systems and pushing the General Services Administration for answers on how long it …

Surveillance

What are we even doing in Afghanistan?

I ask this very important question because President Donald Trump's senior advisers are proposing sending thousands of additional US troops there so they can "start winning" again, according to one official who spoke with The Washington Post.<p>That would be great if the word "winning" could be …

Afghanistan

Anonymous warns world to ‘prepare’ for World War 3

The infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has released a chilling new video — urging people across the globe to “prepare” for World War 3 — as the US …

Why China Won’t ‘Solve’ the North Korea Crisis for America

<i>Harry J. Kazianis (@grecianformula) is director of defense studies at the Center for the National Interest. Kazianis also presently serves as</i> …

In Russia, Leaked Documents Rattle the Kremlin

Leaks of purloined information shape Russian politics even as Kremlin denies interfering in U.S. election<p>MOSCOW—Russian domestic politics are being influenced by hacking tactics similar to ones the Kremlin is accused of using to try to undermine foreign political candidates viewed as unfriendly to …

Russia

Bresha Meadows Will Remain In Custody Before Her Trial

The teen, who is accused of killing her allegedly abusive father, is diagnosed with PTSD, depression and anxiety.<p>A 15-year-old Ohio teen accused of killing her allegedly abusive father will not be released pending trial, a juvenile judge has ruled.<p>Bresha Meadows is charged with aggravated murder in …

Mental Health

Family sues Texas officer, department in 15-year-old's death

DALLAS (AP) — The family of a black 15-year-old shot and killed by a white suburban Dallas police officer has sued the officer and his department, …

Law Enforcement

Banksy claims responsibility for new Brexit mural in England

The mysterious street art master Banksy has stepped forward (in his own shadowy way) as the artist behind the massive European Union flag mural that …

Streetwear

Czech Girl Scout Whose Confrontation With Neo-Nazis Went Viral Now Getting Police Protection

The Czech Interior Ministry says that police are taking steps to ensure the security of a Girl Scout after a photo showing her confronting a neo-Nazi group went viral.<p>The ministry's Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats says the move was prompted by threats against 16-year-old student Lucie …

Rights & Freedoms

Update: Lawmakers in Ten States Have Proposed Legislation Criminalizing Peaceful Protest

Over the weekend, millions of demonstrators took to streets across the country to mobilize against the new president and his agenda, assembling in a …

Higher Rates Of Hate Crimes Are Tied To Income Inequality

In the 10 days after the 2016 election, nearly 900 hate incidents were reported to the Southern Poverty Law Center, averaging out to 90 per day. By …

Residents pick up pieces after tornadoes leave 19 dead

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title when bad weather suddenly began to …

Weather

Protests around world show solidarity with Women's March on Washington

Up to 2m people join international day of action following inauguration of Donald Trump as US president<p>Women’s Marches around the world – live<p>Up to 2 million people have gathered in cities around the world as part of an international day of action in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington …

Donald Trump

President Trump hit immediately with ethics complaint

An ethics watchdog welcomed President Donald Trump to Washington by lodging a formal complaint with the federal government.<p>Trump violated his lease for the Trump International Hotel in D.C. the second he was sworn in, according to the nonpartisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.<p>…

Donald Trump

Huge lines to smoke free weed on Inauguration Day

Things were seriously laid back at one protest in Washington D.C. ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, as throngs of pro-marijuana protesters turned …

Don't like blood? Neither does this potentially life-saving titanium

When a medical implant such as a stent or catheter is rejected by the body, blood platelets adhere to the device, forming a clot that encapsulates …

Medical Research

What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

What are the next states to legalize marijuana? What's ahead for Wisconsin, New York, Texas and more

Which states will legalize or decriminalize marijuana next?<p>The 2016 election was a big win for Big Weed, with California, Massachusetts, Nevada and …

Trump's sexism is trickling down. Let's refuse to accept it

In 1998, philosopher Richard Rorty made a prediction about American politics that turned out to be eerily prescient. He wrote that people tired of “having their manners dictated to them by college graduates” would look for a “strongman to vote for”. He thought progressive gains around race and …

Feminism

The Women's March on Washington has spread to 60 countries around the globe

What started with a grandmotherin Hawaii and her circle of Facebook friends has spread across the globe, reaching as far as Nairobi, Kenya, and Lima, Peru.<p>That would be the Women’s March, conceived, at first, without a plan so much as a rumble of protest over the election of Donald Trump and an …

Indiana bill would allow police to shut down protests 'by any means necessary'

A bill that would require public officials in Indiana to dispatch law enforcement swiftly to remove any protesters blocking traffic by “any means necessary” prompted uproar on Wednesday.<p>Opponents of the bill, introduced by a Republican state senator, rushed to the general assembly in Indianapolis …

Rights & Freedoms