Isaac Taylor

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Astronomers saw a black hole wake up after 26 years and do something extremely violent

Such events are very rare, but astronomers managed to record incredible footage of the aftermath this summer.<p>The black hole is part of star system called V404 Cygni. The black hole is about 12 times more massive than the sun and is nearly 46 quadrillion miles away from Earth. Over at least the last …

Black Holes

Snoop Dogg launches cannabis brand, Leafs by Snoop

Rapper and self-dubbed ‘master of marijuana’ rolls out brand of cannabis products, available in Colorado<p>First came Beats by Dre, and now there’s another rapper-endorsed product headed to the consumer market: Snoop Dogg’s cannabis brand, Leafs By Snoop. The Colorado-based company stocks a range of …

Cannabis

Let a grandmaster of memory teach you something you will never forget

Teachers and students can benefit from knowing the techniques of memory champions. It just takes imagination…<p>If you wanted to pinpoint the most absurdly geeky event in the world calendar, it would be difficult to beat the binary numbers challenge at the World Memory Championships. In it, a bevy of …

The Brain

Police raid $2 million cannabis factory powered by stolen electricity

The raid was conducted about 4.30pm on Thursday.<p>Police said 653 cannabis plants were found inside the property, with a street value of approximately …

Black holes: We explode six myths to prevent you from getting sucked in - Science News - ABC News

Black holes are the stuff of science and sci-fi and the line between fact and fiction can often be blurred. So, here are some common black hole myths …

You Will Not Regret Watching This 89-Year-Old Make His Stand-Up Comedy Debut

Before you think this is another “adorable old person” video, trust me on this: Our elders make great stand-up comedians. Why? I will tell you, my dear children: Because after spending all these decades on Earth and putting up with the likes of us and the other people who came before us, the …

Seventh-day Adventists put faith over science and reason. I know this first-hand

With Ben Carson’s surge in the Republican race for the White House, the world is suddenly fascinated by Seventh-day Adventists.<p>A small, American-born sect of Christianity that arose in New England in the early 1800s, my former church teaches that the United States will play a key role in the …

Religion

The Earliest and Faintest Galaxies in the Universe

<i>A new research observation by an international team of astrophysicists using the Hubble Space Telescope has led to the discovery of the largest sample of the faintest, smallest, and earliest known galaxies in the Universe.</i><p>Gravitational lensing is an awesome natural phenomena that allows us to study …

Suspicion of terror in Russian jet crash raises questions for Obama

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Indications that ISIS or an affiliated terror group took down a Russian airliner over Egypt don't just raise the possibility of one of the worst terror attacks since September 11, 2001.<p>They also represent a possible turning point in what is now a generational battle against …

Airplanes

She's A Lesbian, He's Gay, And Their 33-Year Marriage Will Change Your Perception Of Love

"Life is nothing if not an interesting adventure."<p>Dennis and Linda Anfuso met in art school, bonded over their interest in "The Wizard of Oz," fell in love and got married. But that's where the traditional narrative ends. Dennis, 60, identifies as gay, and Linda, 59, is an intersex woman who …

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an ‘existential crisis’<p>Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance …

Japan

Mother 'Overjoyed' After Boy Missing for 13 Years Found

The family of a boy who was missing for 13 years before being found safe in Cleveland this week said they are "overjoyed" that the child has been found.<p>Julian Hernandez was 5 years old when he was reported missing by his mother in Alabama in August of 2002. On Monday the Cleveland office of the FBI …

Crime

Thanks for nothing, Buddie: 4 reasons Ohio’s marijuana legalization initiative failed

Signs seemed to point to a positive outcome for Ohio’s pot campaign, so what went wrong?<p>Issue 3, the ResponsibleOhio marijuana legalization initiative, was trounced at the polls Tuesday, losing by a 2-to-1 margin despite polling that showed a competitive race and a multimillion-dollar advertising …

Marijuana Policy Reform: It's Not Just for Liberals

Marijuana law reform has turned into quite a hot issue as of late: four states plus the District of Columbia now allow recreational use, and several more are considering full legalization or decriminalization via legislation or voter initiative.<p>More than half of all states have some form of medical …

DEA chief: medical marijuana is "a joke." Science: no, it's not.

More than 100,000 people have called on President Barack Obama to fire the new Drug Enforcement Administration chief after he called medical marijuana "a joke."<p>When the new DEA chief took office, marijuana policy reformers hoped for someone a bit friendlier to their cause. But Chuck Rosenberg seems …

Californians gained the right to die, but the terminally ill who wanted it have to wait

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — After she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Christy O’Donnell, 47, quickly became the new face of California’s right-to-die movement.<p>She was interviewed by Katie Couric and People magazine. She appeared on CNN and NPR and the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle. And …

Data Protection

These 20 Music Festival Photos Chronicle a Half-Century of Style

From Woodstock to Coachella, they offer a revealing look at the evolution of men's fashion.<p>A common refrain in fashion is that men's style is more evolution than revolution. Lapel widths widen and narrow, trouser hems flare and contract, and pocket squares come and go—but the fundamentals of …

Music Festivals

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis