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Will Smoking Pot Get Rid Of Your Intestinal Worms?

It might be helping some hunter-gatherers in Africa<p>The 400 members of the Aka tribe, indigenous to the Congo River basin in Africa, are some of the last remaining hunter-gatherers in the world. Collectively, they’re also pretty into smoking marijuana, which might help them keep their bodies rid of …

Mixing Booze and Pot Greatly Increases the Amount of THC in Your Blood

Although marijuana and alcohol are frequently used together, there has been little research into how the two substances react. A new study reported …

Cannabis

This inflatable plane could explore the clouds of Venus

Northrop Grumman has a new idea for exploring Venus. Announced earlier this month, the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverability Platform (or VAMP) would let NASA skim Venus' upper atmosphere with an inflatable aircraft, deployed from space.<p>Since the craft is self-inflated, it would be light enough to stay …

Astronomy

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Supreme Court Delivers for Pregnant Workers

Pregnant women won a somewhat surprising victory at the U.S. Supreme Court today. The court’s four liberals got help from Chief Justice John Roberts, …

Autonomous Materials Will Let Future Robots Change Color And Shift Shape

Some of the applications sound like pure science fiction<p>New robots could take on exciting new forms and applications, with each component of the machine able to react and act on its own, according to a review published today in <i>Science</i>.<p>The materials making up a robot are themselves are becoming more …

Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband

What if you could take your temperature without a thermometer?<p>Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a wearable device that can continuously monitor a patient's temperature – and sound an alarm when a fever develops to alert a nurse or caretaker. Wireless and imperceptibly thin, the …

FDA says genetically modified, bruise-resistant apples and potatoes are safe to eat

The produce is not yet available in stores<p>The FDA said this week that new varieties of genetically modified fruits and vegetables are safe for consumption, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. The safety review covered six varieties of potatoes engineered by J. R. Simplot Company and two varieties of apples …

Agriculture

Does dark matter cause mass extinctions?

As we journey around the galaxy, our solar system might regularly interact with dark matter, which might dislodge Oort cloud comets and boost heat in …

Man with bionic eye sees his wife for first time in a decade

A blind patient in Minnesota has been given an implant which has allowed to him to see his wife for the first time in ten years<p>A blind man from Minnesota has been able to see his wife for the first time in a decade thanks to a device his doctor has described as a "bionic eye."<p>Allen Zderad, 68, …

Ambulance drone can help heart attack victims in under 2 minutes

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Momont, drones for good<p>Drones get a bad rap from the FAA but there’s growing evidence that more unmanned aircraft …

Buffalo Dogs Battling the Blizzard

On Wednesday you saw the videos, now check out some photos of Buffalo dogs handling the massive amount of snow!<p>Most are happy to just stay cozy …

Senate Fails To Curtail NSA Monitoring Of Citizens

Intelligence agency can keep collecting bulk phone data about Americans, for now.<p>The National Security Agency still has the authority to collect wide-ranging metadata about your phone calls—at least for now. A controversial bill aimed at reforming the intelligence agency failed to pass the U.S. …