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Energy East cancelled by TransCanada | Justin Trudeau slammed for "disastrous energy policies"

Huge 'People Over Pipeline' Victory as TransCanada Forced to Kill Energy East

In what environmentalists are calling a major victory for pipeline opponents and the planet, TransCanada announced Thursday that it is abandoning its …

Smoking Versus Edibles

What is the lowest-risk route of cannabis administration? (Please don’t come at me with a vape pen.)<p><b>Asking for a Friend,</b><p><b>I have a friend who smokes weed pretty much daily. In a world of medicinal and decriminalized marijuana, what are the actual costs/benefits of consuming it in different forms</b> …

Cannabis

Trump Keeps Derailing His Own Agenda

Once again, the president’s efforts to talk about infrastructure collapsed under a mess of his own making.<p><i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s</i> …

Affordable Care Act

Inside the anti-antidepressants movement

opinion<p>Whenever I write about mental health medication on the internet, I can guarantee I’ll get at least one comment, message, or email telling me …

GE and Tesla to Outfit 50 Home Depot Stores With Solar Panels

General Electric Co.’s Current unit and Tesla Inc. will install solar systems on 50 Home Depot Inc. stores and sell the power output to the …

Home Depot

This Powerful New Painkiller Could Be The Unexpected Ticket to Replacing Opioids

We desperately need a new drug to treat pain.<p>Researchers have developed a new class of pain relief that acts on an obscure nerve pathway, opening the …

Pain

One of the biggest criticisms against wind and solar energy has been quashed

One of the biggest criticisms of the renewable-energy industry is that it has been propped up by government subsidies. There is no doubt that without government help, it would have been much harder for the nascent technology to mature. But what’s more important is whether there has been a decent …

Renewable Energy

The Dark Minds of the 'Alt-Right'

The startling results of a new study that asked white nationalists what they really believe<p>Some of the protesters who marched through Charlottesville last weekend were described as “alt-right,” a newish term that has been used for everyone from white supremacists to economic populists. But what …

Alt-Right

When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African Ancestry

An analysis of Stormfront forums shows a sometimes sophisticated understanding of the limits of ancestry tests.<p>The white-nationalist forum Stormfront hosts discussions on a wide range of topics, from politics to guns to <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>. And of particular and enduring interest: genetic ancestry …

Molecular Biology

Habitual cannabis use alters brain oxygen

Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active ingredient in cannabis, is linked to changes in how oxygen "travels" through the brain. This may correlate with …

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes slumbering beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

In a discovery that sounds like the premise for an environmental disaster movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, researchers say they've identified 91 …

5 People Are Dead After Undergoing FDA-Approved Obesity Treatment

The procedure places a silicone balloon in the stomach.<p>The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating the sudden deaths of five people who had …

A Closer Look at 'Rogue Planets' Adrift in the Universe

Not all stars are good parents to their budding planets — some get downright nasty and kick their children into interstellar space. We’ve found a …

Universe

Once Thought Impossible, Scientists Create Cold Fires In Space

Surprising results point to the possibility of hyper-clean and efficient combustion engines on Earth.<p>Lighting fires within a contained environment shared with considerable amounts of highly flammable materials that also happens to be traveling 200 miles above Earth may not seem like the wisest …

Chemistry

Physicists Have Found A Particle That's Also Its Own Antiparticle

GIF<p>Back in 1937, an Italian physicist predicted the existence of a single, stable particle that could be both matter and antimatter. Nearly 80 years …

Massive Ancient Mushroom Could Hold the Cure for Many Diseases

The agarikon is one of the largest, oldest-living mushrooms in the world, and at least one scientist believes it holds the key for a cure to …

North America

Earth’s magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime

Imagine the world waking up one morning to discover that all compasses pointed south instead of north.<p>It’s not as bizarre as it sounds. Earth’s …

Living Microalgae Lamp Absorbs CO2 from the Air

French biochemist Pierre Calleja has designed a fascinating eco-friendly lamp that could light up streets and parking garages while cutting CO2 …

CRAZY! MASSIVE OBJECT CAUGHT FEEDING OFF OF THE SUN'S ENERGY!

Why Obama's Regulators Let Wall Street Bankers Off Easy

Remember when the economy collapsed because some people were criminally negligent and nobody went to prison?<p>If there's anything more maddening than the sheer scale of the financial fraud that sent America and the rest the planet spiraling into the economic abyss in 2008, it's the fact that no Wall …

Wall Street

Cry-Baby of the Week

This week: The Texas school that fired a teacher because she's transgender vs. the cop who pulled a gun on some kids making a tree fort.<p><b>Cry-Baby #1: Lumberton Independent School District</b><p><b>The incident:</b> Some parents complained that their children's teacher was transgender.<p><b>The appropriate response:</b> …

Crime

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Science

Rob Ford Crack Video Prompted Flurry Of Calls: Court Documents

TORONTO - Toronto police have identified a one-day flurry of communications about the so-called Rob Ford crack video after news first broke as part …

22 Minutes: Bieber Advice | CBC

Origins of the Armenian Genocide

<i>The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades</i> …

How a human lung is kept alive and breathing for a transplant

Lung in a box. Very cool.<p>To extend the time an organ can last before it’s transplanted into a recipient, engineers have developed the Organ Care System — which is essentially a box pumping blood and oxygen to the lung.<p>What’s especially neat about the OCS is that they can actually be used to improve imperfect donor lungs by flushing it with antibiotics and nutrients. Like refurbishing a lung, sort of. Putting donor lungs through the OCS helps increase and improve the number of potential donor …

Female 'Viagra' pill claims to boost women's sex lives

Dubbed the 'female Viagra', a new herbal pill called Lady Prelox claims to boost women's flagging sex drive but at £37.95 for a pack of 60 little pink tablets, pleasure doesn't come cheap<p>A new pill dubbed ‘the female Viagra’ could boost women’s sex lives, according to scientists.<p>The herbal pill …