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Here’s How Weed Affects Your Body

A synopsis of science's pot-related findings, in honor of today's holiday<p>Our obsession with marijuana’s mystifying powers goes back a long time; though its first documented use was in 2727 BC, there’s some indication that our ancestors cultivated cannabis plants in the earliest days of agriculture. …

Cannabis

Does this jawbone rewrite the history of evolution? - CNN Video

Researchers have found a 2.8-million-year-old jawbone which could rewrite the history of human evolution. CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports.

Evolution

This Incredible Photo Of A Baby Weasel Riding A Woodpecker Is Straight Out Of A Children's Fantasy Book

Unfortunately, the weasel was attacking the bird. Fortunately, the bird escaped.<p>It's a photo of a weasel trying to kill a woodpecker.<p>Le-May, a hobby photographer, was taking a walk with his wife through the Hornchurch Country Park in East London in the hopes of her seeing a green woodpecker for the …

Birds

The States Where People Are Feeling The Best And The Worst

Alaska, Wyoming, and New Mexico are seeing the largest gains in well-being. And we’re sorry for you if you live in West Virginia or Kentucky.<p>Alaskans have the highest sense of purpose. South Dakotans feel the greatest social and community well-being. Residents of West Virginia and Kentucky continue …

New Mexico

22 American Foods You've Never Had

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>Hopefully we're all familiar, by now, with Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. It's supposedly a regional food, but that's a difficult designation to stand by when there's a Pizzeria Uno franchise in about half of the states in the country (and three in Puerto Rico!). It's become an</i> …

Vermont lawmaker moves to legalize marijuana

A state senator in Vermont on Tuesday introduced legislation to make recreational marijuana legal in Vermont that, if passed, would make the Green Mountain State the first in the U.S. to legalize through the state legislature.<p>Vermont state Sen. David Zuckerman’s bill, S. 95, would allow adults 21 …

Cannabis

I Totally Want This Camera Bag That Looks Like a Normal Bag

Camera bags are not only almost always ugly, but they also shout to the world that you are carrying expensive objects around. The Brevitē is a …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

Intruder stabs student in NY synagogue, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> It should have been a peaceful, contemplative night for Levi Rosenblat, studying the Torah inside a Brooklyn synagogue.<p>But that peace was shattered when an intruder came into the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters, stabbing Rosenblat on the left side of his head.<p>There would be no other …

'Fish drone' shows what it's like for salmon swimming through dams

Think about what it must be like to be a salmon.<p>You can complain about your commute to work, littered with potholes, missed public transportation and …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

20 Cool Photos for Sale - Photographs courtesy Paris Photo | LensCulture

Paris Photo is perhaps the largest and most significant art fair for collectors of photography. As always, the experience is exhilarating, inspiring — and ultimately visually overwhelming. There's just too much to see!<p>With hundreds of the world's most successful photo and art galleries presenting …

Photography

This Is The Hardest Riddle On The Internet

It's called Notpron, and since the website's launch in 2004, over 16 million people have tried to solve it and only 31 have managed to.<p>That's a success rate of about 0.0003%.<p>With 140 levels, Notpron starts out relatively simple but quickly gets tougher.<p>Notpron can be played online in your web …

Daniele Watts was out of line (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Mark O'Mara is a CNN legal analyst and a criminal defense attorney. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- I'm frustrated by the story of "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts' claim of racism after being detained by a police officer.<p>I …

A brief history of Samsung mocking Apple announcements

Getting a new phone is usually a pretty exciting moment, but Samsung doesn't let Apple's customers take much time to enjoy it. For years now, it's almost instantly swooped in with mocking ads that criticize Apple's latest announcements for being behind the curve. They've been effective to various …

Barack Obama's TV address on Isis: full text

Full text of Barack Obama’s televised remarks on an expanded campaign against Isis militants in Iraq and Syria<p>Obama’s legal rationale for Isis strikes: shoot first ask Congress later Obama authorises air strikes against Isis in Syria<p>My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what …

Apple Pay was this week's most revolutionary product

If you’ve paid any attention at all to the mobile payments space, you’ll know that one of the most notable pieces of news recently is that the consortium of carrier oligarchs trying to create a payment system rebranded from ISIS to Softcard so that it wouldn’t be associated with the militant group. …

Neil Young Shares Environmental Activism Anthem "Who's Gonna Stand Up"

Sometimes, Neil Young takes a political stand in his music. He wanted to impeach Bush. He made a whole album about his electric car. Over on his website, he shared a live version of a new track called "Who's Gonna Stand Up". In the song, he wonders who will advocate for the planet's natural …

Who is putting up 'interceptor' cell towers? The mystery deepens

Mysterious “interceptor” cell towers in the USA are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts told VentureBeat today, the towers don’t appear to be projects of the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>The towers were revealed by Les Goldsmith to Popular Science …

Dad mows down video games and we can’t stop watching

We’ve all heard it: “Turn that TV off or I’m gonna take it and toss it out the g*dd*mn window.” Chances are, if you’re a parent, you’ve even said such a thing (I know I have).<p>That’s why after repeated watchings we just had to share this viral video from YouTuber McJuggerNuggets about a crazy family …

Breathtaking Photos of an Abandoned Mall in Bangkok Overrun by Koi Fish

The days of strolling the outdoor city streets, window shopping as you walk past store fronts is becoming such a rare experience. Attribute this fact …

NFL Players Are Not Exactly Thrilled About Returning To Dorm Life

Before the NFL returns, many players are heading back to school.<p>With teams opening up training camps across the country, many players have been moving into the dormitories they'll be staying in for a few weeks. Nine out of the 32 teams will be staying at college campuses and not all of them seem to …

Watch Dogs’ scary app puts the power of the NSA in your browser

If you think that the conceit behind Ubisoft’s hacker-themed video game <i>Watch Dogs</i> isn’t real enough, be sure to take a look at this website.<p>Watch_Dogs We Are Data takes real world, publicly-accessible location-based data and parses it into a display ripped directly from the video game of the same …

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The Year The Army Stopped Niagara Falls

In 1969, the Army Corps of Engineers accomplished an awesome feat: They turned off Niagara Falls. They did it to clean up the area, and check for …

100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

From the Beatles to Nas and beyond<p>Factory, 1979<p>This breathtaking 1979 set was to punk what <i>The Velvet Underground & Nico</i> was to psychedelia – a reveal …

Bands

Lana Del Rey: 'I Wish I Was Dead Already'

Singer reveals dark thoughts in recent interview<p>Lana Del Rey wants to die so badly, she wishes she was already dead, or so she told British newspaper</i> …

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

Cooking