Jacinthe Lafrance

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Huge asteroid set to fly past Earth – get that telescope ready

The closest pass to Earth by a large asteroid until 2027 is due to happen on Monday, according to Nasa, which said the half-kilometre wide object posed no danger to the planet.<p>The asteroid, which is called 2004 BL86, will pass within 745,000 miles of Earth – around three times the distance to the …

Pediatrician Group Recommends Decriminalizing Marijuana For Youngsters

Severe legal punishment does more harm than good, the group finds<p>Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics is publishing a report on recreational marijuana use among kids under the age of 18. Like a good pediatrician, the report summarizes the latest research to answer kids' and parents' most …

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Jennifer Lawrence Jokes About The Hunger Games and Wishing She Had A Xanax During Speech at Producers Guild Awards

The actress does not like giving speeches—that doesn’t mean she’s not great at them.<p><b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> had one job at last night’s Producers Guild Award. She had to present Lionsgate CEO <b>Jon Feltheimer</b> with the illustrious Milestone Award.<p>The only problem is that Lawrence really doesn’t like giving …

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

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