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Blockchain technology could be even more disruptive than Amazon was 2 decades ago

I feel blessed because travel allows me to meet and speak at length with some truly fascinating and successful people, from CEOs of firms both large and small, to deal lawyers, to audit partners.<p>Hearing varying opinions on global issues and politics has helped expand the scope and depth of my …

Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function

Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.<p>We've already heard how medical marijuana can help people with everything from PTSD to creativity. Now there's even more evidence from Harvard-Tuft researchers in study indicating that cannabis helps our cognitive performance, i.e. the way we acquire …

The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life

In her new book, <i>Venomous</i>, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.<p>A large dose from the dreaded Australian box jelly, a.k.a. <i>Chironex fleckeri</i>, can …

Zoology

Robots, VR and the future of male masturbators

In my time as a human with a penis, I've penetrated more inanimate objects than I care to admit.<p><b>NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.</b><p>There were pillows, mattresses, bottles, a couple of cuts of raw meat and even a vacuum. Yes, sometime not …

Report: Saudis vow to sell US assets if Congress decides gov was involved in 9/11

Saudi Arabia has reportedly told the Obama administration and congressional leaders that it will sell billions of dollars in U.S. financial assets if Congress passes a bill to make the Saudi government legally responsible for any role in the 9/11 attacks.<p>The administration has tried to stop …

Russia denies wrongdoing after jet barrel-rolls over U.S. aircraft

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane was barrel-rolled by a Russian jet over the Baltic Sea during a routine flight in international airspace, U.S. European Command said Saturday, but Russia disputed that account.<p>The incident Thursday occurred when a Russian jet "performed …

Military

4 Ways Sleeping Naked Makes You Healthier and Wealthier

What if I told you in just 10 seconds a day, you can sleep better, make more money, reduce stress, and lose weight? Sleeping naked can do all these things and more. All you have to do is take off your clothes. While there are countless strategies floating around out there to help you improve in …

U.S. F-15s deployed to Iceland

<b>(CNN) —</b> Demonstrating its commitment to a "free" and "secure" Europe, the United States deployed 12 F-15C Eagles and approximately 350 airmen to Iceland and the Netherlands on Friday, the Air Force announced.<p>U.S. aircraft units from the 131st Fighter Squadron at Barnes Air National Guard Base in …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards General Hossein Hamedani killed in Syria

General Hossein Hamedani was killed on Thursday night while advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State<p>An Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) general has been killed near Aleppo while advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) …

Operation Gibraltar: The Pakistani troops who infiltrated Kashmir to start a rebellion

<b>In August 1965, what looked like an indigenous uprising spread like a jungle fire across the part of Kashmir under Indian control. A month later, India invaded Pakistan in what Pakistanis call an "unprovoked" move. Since the war ended in stalemate, Pakistan holds a victory pageant each year on 6</b> …

Death of Druze leader reported in Syria blast

A car bomb blast has killed a Druze leader among others and injured dozens more in southwestern Syria, according to a monitoring group.<p>Friday's explosion on the outskirts of Suweida killed Sheikh Wahid al-Balous, who opposed both the Syrian government and armed groups fighting against it, the …

El Chapo 'could be in Costa Rica'

Rumours about fugitive drug lord's whereabouts fueled by photograph apparently posted online by his son<p>Costa Rican authorities are investigating whether Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, the world's most wanted drug lord, may have surfaced in their country.<p>A photograph posted on a social media …

White supremacist defends killings, says Jews must be stopped | Reuters

OLATHE, Kan. (Reuters) - A white supremacist charged with killing three people outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year asked a jury on Friday to find him not guilty because he was acting on the belief that Jews have too much power and must be stopped.<p>Frazier Glenn Cross Jr, also known as …

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Says Nuclear Might Sealed Deal With South

POCHEON, South Korea — Nuclear weapons secured the deal with South Korea and ended a dangerous military standoff, according to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>Putting his own spin on the accord reached Monday after marathon all-night talks, the pact "was by no means something achieved on the …

St. Paul's Rape Trial: Jurors Resume Deliberations in Trial of Owen Labrie

Jurors returned to court Friday to resume deliberations in a rape trial pitting the credibility of a former student of an elite New Hampshire prep school against his accuser.<p>In closing arguments Thursday, prosecutors asked the jury of three women and nine men to review the evidence and center their …

Islamic State confirmed to have used mustard gas against Kurds in Syria

American analysts confirm that Islamic State used chemical weapons on a Kurdish militia<p>The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) used mustard agent in its fight against a Kurdish militia in Syria, testing has confirmed.<p>Unnamed US government officials involved in investigating alleged chemical …