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Bitcoin Storms Wall Street

Bitcoin traders have no time to pop the champagne anymore.<p>The crypto-rocket shot past $11,000 last week just hours after eclipsing $10,000, which …

California's marijuana industry may be in deep trouble

<b>Among states that have legalized recreational marijuana, none is more vital to the success of the pro-legalization movement, or to the industry, than California.</b><p>From growers to investors, the marijuana industry has most everyone seeing green.<p>According to cannabis research firm ArcView, legal weed …

Cannabis

Bill Gates firm buys Arizona land for $80 million to create 'smart city'

A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought a giant plot of land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.”<p>Arizona-based Belmont Partners, one of Gates’ investment firms, purchased close to 25,000 acres of land in Tonopah, around 50 miles west of Phoenix, …

According To Historical Research, Jesus Used Medical Marijuana To Perform “Healing Miracles”

According to evidence found in Ancient Mesopotamian documents, Assyrian Medical Tablets, and in the Bible itself, Jesus used cannabis-infused …

A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete

What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?<p>It was late summer, and the gray towers of the Salk Institute, in San Diego, shaded seamlessly into ocean fog. The austere, marble-paved central courtyard was silent and deserted. The south lawn, a peaceful retreat often used for Tai Chi …

The definitive Trump-Russia timeline of events

Follow our timeline of events on the Trump administration's ties to Russia.<p>Four Trump campaign officials have now been charged or entered guilty pleas as a result of the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>Moscow, at the behest of Russian President Vladimir …

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The beer giant behind Corona paid $191 million for a stake in the world's largest legal marijuana producer

A beer industry giant is betting big on legalized weed.<p>On Monday, Constellation Brands — which sells Corona and Modelo and is the third-largest beer company in the US — announced it had acquired a 9.9% stake in the Canadian cannabis holding company Canopy Growth. The beer giant paid $191 million …

Cannabis

Dark truth behind UK cannabis cultivation revealed as short film exposes exploitation of Vietnamese minors

The reality of how cannabis is grown in the UK has been revealed in a short film exposing how Vietnamese children are transported across the world …

The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA

By Scott Higham<p>, Reporter<p>Lenny Bernstein<p>, Health reporter<p>In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics …

Corruption

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

A former manager at Target became a millionaire using one of Wall Street's favorite trades

Just ask Seth M. Golden, who previously worked as a logistics manager at a Target store.<p>The 40-year-old, who lives in a suburb of Ocala, Florida, says he's grown his net worth from $500,000 to $12 million in five years by shorting the CBOE Volatility Index— or VIX — according to a report from …

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With These 4 Words, the DEA Head Shut Down Any Hope of Legalizing Marijuana Anytime Soon

Marijuana stock investors probably won't like what acting DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg just said about cannabis.<p>In recent years, growth in the marijuana …

Cannabis

Weed 101: Colorado agriculture agency shares pot know-how

DENVER (AP) — North Carolina wants to know if marijuana could one day replace tobacco as a cash crop. Louisiana is wondering how pot holds up in high …

Cannabis

Christian values are driving Republican legislators to move fast on marijuana legalization

More than half of US states—28—have legalized medical marijuana. Sixty percent of Americans support legalization, according to an October 2016 Gallup poll—including 42% of Republicans. Some of these cannabis supporters live in conservative states, and some are even in their state’s legislature, …

Cannabis

‘He Has This Deep Fear That He Is Not a Legitimate President’

On the eve of the inauguration, Trump’s biographers ponder his refusal to bend his ego to his new office.<p>In the days immediately after the election that shocked the world, POLITICO Magazine convened the group of people who know Donald J. Trump better than anyone outside his family. We asked his …

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Tardigrades can live 30 years in a freezer and survive in space, and now we know why

Scientists discover adaptations to life in extreme environments in the tardigrade genome<p>Tardigrades — also known as "water bears" — are microscopic animals that can live through almost anything: 30 years in a freezer, rapid dehydration, boiling and freezing temperatures, massive doses of radiation, …

The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

When a year comes to a close, it’s almost inevitably accompanied by reflection: what you did, where you went, and which adventures you checked off …

The Democrat Party Is Officially Endorsing a Pathway to Marijuana Legalization

The Democratic Party officially cast its vote for a "reasoned pathway" for future marijuana legalization yesterday afternoon in their platform committee meeting, when an 81-80 vote added to the party's platform an amendment to the Controlled Substances Act that would downgrade marijuana from being …

Cannabis

Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable

By Matt McFarland<p>How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to recognize memorable photographs …

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1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Sleek and Cozy Home for Two

Architect Christoph Kaiser has repurposed a 1950s-era grain silo, transforming it into a cozy home he shares with his wife. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the dwelling is a stunning example of what's possible with an unconventional–and previously uninhabitable–structure. The corrugated-steel silo is …

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

Genetics

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best images from around the world this weekend

THE SHOT: A Personal Journey Into the World of Yoga

It has taken yoga several thousand years to make the journey from a handful of monasteries dotting the Himalayas to the yoga studios popping up everywhere. This week Taschen is releasing an epic photo book on Michael O’Neill’s personal journey into the spiritual world of yoga. Whether bathing with …

Mexico supreme court rules ban on marijuana use unconstitutional

Growing, possession, and smoking the drug deemed acceptable in decision that applies only to plaintiffs and does not approve sale of the substance<p>Mexico’s supreme court has ruled that sections of the country’s health law are invalid, legalizing the growing, possession and use of marijuana for …

The biggest myths about marijuana—debunked by an addiction expert

The march of marijuana legalization continues, and so do the questions about its effect on the health of smokers. Kevin Hill, an addiction psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Harvard Medical School and author of <i>Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth about the World’s Most Popular Weed</i>, recently took to …

Bundle of marijuana worth $10,000 falls from the sky and crushes doghouse

• Police: 26lb package likely dropped from smuggler’s aircraft or drone<br>• Arizona couple who handed drugs in must rehouse German Shepherd, Hulk<p>Maya Donnelly awoke to what sounded like thunder in the early morning hours, but dismissed it as a typical monsoon storm and went back to sleep. Later that …

The Sophisticated Shift in Cannabis Culture: Exploring the World of the Conscious Consumer & Highbrow Products

America’s legal marijuana industry is one that’s driven by its recreational and medical benefits.<p>America’s legal marijuana industry is one that’s …

'Invisibility cloak' could turn beer bellies into six-packs

Ultra-thin skin created by US scientists can be laid over 3D shapes to make them look flat using thousands of nanoscale dots to reflect light<p>Harry Potter donned his to explore Hogwarts undetected, but an invisibility cloak made by US scientists could find a far more pressing use: making beer …

California lawmakers create medical marijuana 'bureau' to regulate industry

Midnight vote approves agency to provide ‘seed to sale’ management over all aspects of growing, distribution and sale<p>Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to legalize the medical use of marijuana, legislators have a plan to impose order on the erratic patchwork of inconsistent …

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8 things Apple didn't tell you about the iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is gargantuan. Its 12.9-inch Retina HD display dwarfs the iPad Air 2. Its Hulk-powerful, but still thin and light. It's basically …