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Donald Trump's pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio is an impeachable offence, say law professors

Donald Trump’s decision to pardon Joe Arpaio is an impeachable offence because it is a “direct attack” on the judiciary and “threatens the rule of …

Why pain is so hard to measure – and treat

It is surprisingly difficult to explain what we feel when we are hurt, so doctors are developing new ways of assessing and treating agony.<p>One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It feels like something’s …

Why the Codependency Myth of Drug Addiction Needs to Die

The dubious idea that we might "enable" our partners or loved ones suffering from addiction lingers—despite being unscientific and straight-up harmful.<p>Chances are, if you have been affected by drug addiction or just watched enough realityTV, you've heard something about the concept of …

Drug Addiction

1940: the year Mexico legalised drugs

On 5 January 1940, Mexico’s left-wing president, Lázaro Cárdenas, signed the new Federal Regulation of Drug Addiction into law. The new legislation …

'This Is Your Brain on Drugs' Guy Endorses Recreational Marijuana

Almost 30 years ago, actor John Roselius filmed the now-iconic “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” PSA for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Today, …

Cannabis

Inside big pharma's fight to block recreational marijuana

Pharma and alcohol companies have been quietly bankrolling the opposition to legal marijuana, raising questions about threats to market share<p>Marijuana legalization will unleash misery on Arizona, according to a wave of television ads that started rolling out across the state last month. Replete …

Cannabis

Damian Marley Told Us About the Massive Weed Operation He’s Starting in a Former Prison

Damian Marley, reggae icon and the youngest son of the world's most famous smoker, is partnering with a cannabis company to turn a 77,000-square-foot former prison into a legal grow op. "The statement speaks for itself," he told us.<p>When asked about the significance of converting a prison that once …

Cannabis

One of the most controversial ideas in psychology just got a boost

Priming studies have suggested that hearing about old people makes you walk more slowly, and that holding a cup of hot coffee makes you feel "warmer" toward other people. Another: Describing a typical professor makes you perform better on knowledge tasks.<p>Most of these studies have failed …

Deadly cat poop causes rift among animal defenders in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Two wildlife issues have collided in Hawaii, pitting one group of animal defenders against another in an impassioned debate. The …

“I see my own kids four days a month, and I have no idea who they are anymore.”

<i>This entry is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for nearly two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

Parenting

​Innovation is the budding theme at marijuana summit

The New West Summit at the Hyatt hotel in downtown San Francisco looked similar to other business conferences held there throughout the year. Men and women in business suits hurried around, people huddled in corners talking shop, and unembellished booths showed off varied graphs and charts.<p>But …

Cannabis

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. …

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Rare double burials discovered at one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe.<p>Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, …

Secret History

Secret History<p>Jeremy Carl<br>National Review<br>Sun, 13 May 2018 16:36 UTC<p><i>The 20th-century writer's life and work is a perfect reminder this Mother's Day of</i> …

Will Tiger Woods miss any majors?

Tiger Woods announced Wednesday he needed to step away from the public eye to work on his game.<p>So how much time will the former world No. 1 need to …

Golf

Magic: Jim Buss needs to ask for help

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson said he has serious questions about whether Jim Buss can turn around the team, which is mired in the …